Thursday, December 08, 2011 Maritime News

On This Day in Naval History - December 8th

Dec 08, 2011

From the Navy News Service. 1933 - The Secretary of the Navy establishes the Fleet Marine Force, integrating a ready-to-deploy Marine force with their own aircraft into fleet organization.

Bilge Sentry System Keeps Bilges Dry

Dec 08, 2011

Even the bilges of the most well-made vessels usually collect water or other fluids, resulting in foul odors, accelerated corrosion and an unsightly mess.  The

Hausman Named President, COO of Delta Rigging & Tools

Dec 08, 2011

Delta Rigging & Tools, Inc. (, one of the largest providers of lifting and rigging products and related services in the United States, said

Aker Solutions Maintains Bullish Outlook

Dec 08, 2011

Aker Solutions announced at the company's capital markets day that it is maintaining its ambition of 9-15 percent annual revenue growth for the period 2011-15 due

Wanted: Descendents of the Heroes

Dec 08, 2011

Bollinger will honor the namesakes for the fourteen (14) USCG Fast Response Cutters (FRC) currently under contract, by hosting a fleet dedication in March 2012.

Arctech Helsinki Shipyard Wins Contract

Dec 08, 2011

Arctech Helsinki Shipyard has been awarded a contract to build a multipurpose emergency and rescue vessel for Russian Ministry of Transport. The contract has been

Dresser-Rand to Acquire Synchrony

Dec 08, 2011

Dresser-Rand Group Inc. (NYSE: DRC) signed a definitive agreement to acquire Synchrony, Inc.  The transaction is expected to close in January 2012.  Synchrony is

China Yard Wins Order for 10 + 10 Tankers

Dec 08, 2011

 China Rongsheng Heavy Industries Group Holdings Ltd, the country's largest non-state-owned shipbuilder, reportedly received orders for 10 Suezmax tankers, with an option for another 10,

Iran Tanker Company to Add 21 Tankers

Dec 08, 2011

The managing director of the National Iranian Tanker Company announced that 21 new tankers will be added to the national fleet by the end of 2013, reaching the

Nova Scotia Economic Growth Buoyed by Historic Contract

Dec 08, 2011

Economic growth in Nova Scotia, currently running at 1.6 percent for 2011, looks promising over the next two years, according to the Provincial Monitor report released today by BMO Economics.

Report: IHC Eyes Asia for Acquisitions

Dec 08, 2011

According to a Reuters report, IHC Merwede is hoping to announce the acquisition of several Asian shipyards next quarter as it sticks to an plan to expand internationally

EU Shipbuilding Aid: New Rules Unveiled

Dec 08, 2011

The European Union unveiled new rules for assessing aid to the bloc's shipbuilding sector on Wednesday, hailing the reform as intended to help foster innovation

ClassNK Approves Furuno ECDIS Training

Dec 08, 2011

ClassNK issues type Specific Training Course Approval for ECDIS Certification to FURUNO INS Training Center Denmark.   ClassNK issued Type Specific Training Course

AVEVA and FARO Ink Agreement

Dec 08, 2011

Agreement to provide customers with a complete 3D capture and engineering design solution.   AVEVA, an engineering design and information management solutions for the plant,

Aker Solutions Maintains Growth Ambition

Dec 08, 2011

Aker Solutions will today announce at the company's capital markets day that it is maintaining its ambition of 9-15 percent annual revenue growth for the period

New Horizon Splashes at Trinity Yachts

Dec 08, 2011

Largest American Built Superyacht to Launch in 2011.   Trinity Yachts is pleased to announce that its largest custom superyacht to date—and the largest American built yacht in 2011—the 242’ (73.

Alion Nets $4.6M Navy Contract

Dec 08, 2011

Alion Awarded Navy Contract Valued at $4.6M to Analyze Naval Submarine and Surface Ship Survivability and Underwater Explosions Response. Technology Solutions Firm

IYC Names Yacht Management Director

Dec 08, 2011

Andre Peens, Celebrated Captain, Joins IYC as Director of Yacht Management   International Yacht Collection (IYC) is pleased to announce that, effective immediately,

USMMA Cadets Win Crowley Awards

Dec 08, 2011

Crowley Awards Three United States Merchant Marine Academy Cadets with Scholarships at the Connie Awards Luncheon.     Continuing in its tradition of supporting academic excellence,

Foss Tows Drilling Rig to AK Winter Harbor

Dec 08, 2011

Jackup drilling rig successfully navigated through Cook Inlet.     Foss Maritime Co. tugs Justine Foss and Jeffrey Foss have completed a successful tow of a


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