Wednesday, January 25, 2012 Maritime News

This Day in Naval History - January 25th

Jan 25, 2012

From the Navy News Service: 1922 - Cruiser USS Galveston (CL 19) lands her Marine Corps detachment at Corinto, Nicaragua, to reinforce the Managua legation

New Vice President for AIRTO

Jan 25, 2012

Peter French, Chief Executive of BMT Group, has been appointed by the Board of AIRTO to the role of Vice President, with immediate effect.   Peter has served as BMT’s Chief Executive since 2005,

New MacGregor Orders for CargoTec

Jan 25, 2012

Cargotec secures MacGregor RoRo equipment orders for two Mistral-class ships.   Two new Mistral-class ships will feature navy-standard MacGregor RoRo equipment

Torqeedo Powers Eco-Friendly Water Taxi

Jan 25, 2012

Aquabus, a new water-taxi service in Ottawa, Ontario, promises elegance and silence on an eco-friendly boat.   For a clean, quiet river cruise, Au feel de l'eau

Noboru Ueda's achievements at IACS

Jan 25, 2012

ClassNK Chairman and President, Noboru Ueda, served as Chairman of the Council of the International Association of Classification Societies from July 2010 until June 2011.

Damen Receives Five Pontoon Orders

Jan 25, 2012

In December 2011, Damen Pontoons & Barges signed three contracts for a total of five purpose-built Damen Stan Pontoons (SPo): two Damen Stan Pontoons 6511 for Mammoet Maritime (The Netherlands),

Maritime Industries Academy Foundation Receives Donation

Jan 25, 2012

Glen Paine, President, Maritime Industries Academy Foundation (MIAF) announced that the Steamship Trade Association of  Baltimore Charitable Legacy, Inc. donated $10,

Algoma Selects Wärtsilä for Propulsion Installs

Jan 25, 2012

Algoma Central Corporation has chosen Wärtsilä to supply complete propulsion systems with integrated scrubbers for six Great Lakes vessels. The full propulsion

Frontline Commits 100 Vessels to Inmarsat XpressLink

Jan 25, 2012

Inmarsat, a provider of global mobile satellite communication services, today announced that Frontline, the world leader in the international seaborne transportation of crude oil,

NOAA Satellites Help Rescue 207 in 2011

Jan 25, 2012

In 2011, NOAA satellites were critical in the rescues of 207 people from life-threatening situations throughout the United States and its surrounding waters.   The

Tim Brennan To Leave Heidmar

Jan 25, 2012

2011 A Year of Growth for Pools.     After 19 years with the company, the board of Heidmar has, with regret, accepted the resignation of its CEO, Tim Brennan.

Hull Cleaning Solutions from Subsea

Jan 25, 2012

Subsea Solutions Alliance begins Environmentally Friendly Hull Cleaning.   The global shipping industry remains stuck between international and regional regulatory

Comark Marine Displays Approved for Navy

Jan 25, 2012

Comark Announces MDU42 Large Screen Marine Display Passes Military Testing. Comark Corporation, a leader in the design and manufacture of ruggedized computer

FFT-SolutionTM Used In Oil Spill Cleanup

Jan 25, 2012

FFT-SolutionTM, A new green, toxin free, cost efficient oil dispersant has been used to assist in the oil spill remediation at a mid-Atlantic naval facility. FFT-SolutionTM

Northrop Grumman Earns Suez Canal Contract

Jan 25, 2012

Northrop Grumman to Supply Marine Navigation Equipment for Suez Canal Authority.   Northrop Grumman Corporation's Sperry Marine business unit has won orders to

This Day in Naval History - January 24th

Jan 25, 2012

From the Navy News Service: 1942 - During the World War II Battle of Makassar Strait, U.S. destroyers attack a Japanese convoy in the first naval surface action in the Pacific.

Owner's Cargo Returned After Rolling Off Barge

Jan 25, 2012

Two Heavy Lift Derrick Barges used to raise 485 ton reactor off Cherry Point, WA.   A 485 ton, 140 foot long stainless steel reactor vessel rolled off a barge

Kongsberg Wins Drill Rig Automation Contract

Jan 25, 2012

‘Full Picture’ delivery for two advanced new semi-submersibles.   Kongsberg Maritime has been awarded a significant offshore automation contract with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME).


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