Thursday, May 17, 2012 Maritime News

This Day in Naval History - May 17

May 17, 2012

From the Navy News Service:   1940 - FDR announces plans to recommission 35 more destroyers. 1942 - USS Tautog (SS 199) sinks Japanese sub, I-28;

USS IOWA Coming Home to Los Angeles

May 17, 2012

Harbor Commission Approves Environmental Impact Report, Lease Agreement; Historic Battleship Plans to Open to Public July 7.   The Los Angeles Harbor Commission

A Case for Commercial Nuclear Power Vessels, Post the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster

May 17, 2012

In the eyes of some, the March 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster was the event that would signal the end of nuclear power for electrical power generation

Castrol Offshore Expands in Bangladesh

May 17, 2012

Castrol Offshore has entered the Bangladesh market with Rahimafrooz Distribution Ltd. Castrol Offshore is a specialist arm within the lubricants business of BP Plc.

Shipping's Cash Flow – Staying Above Water

May 17, 2012

Many corporate strategy articles start by reminding readers that “the Chinese character for risk and opportunity are the same.” Unfortunately, capital providers

ELearning: Expanding in the Maritime Industry

May 17, 2012

Like it or not, eLearning is transforming maritime training. People may argue its merits and applications, but there is no arguing that it is here to stay. As eLearning

Iran, Sanctions & You

May 17, 2012

The primary focus of last year’s annual update, which appeared in the April 2011 issue, was U.S. efforts to tighten economic sanctions against Iran.  Over the past year, U.

BCB Marine Unveils Escape Ladder

May 17, 2012

At this year’s Seawork Show in Southampton (22-24 May, 2012) UK Based Marine safety and survival specialists, BCB Marine, will display  at their stand (MS5) an

ABS to Class Ensco Deepwater Drillships

May 17, 2012

Ensco plc has selected ABS as the class society for its advanced-capability, ultra deepwater drillship to be built at the Samsung Heavy Industries, Co. Ltd (SHI) Shipyard in Geoje, South Korea.

Final Details for Upcoming Central GOM O&G Lease Sale

May 17, 2012

New Orleans -- Today the Obama Administration provided final details for the Central Gulf of Mexico lease sale announced by President Obama in January 2012, as

The Seasteading Institute to Host Conference in San Francisco

May 17, 2012

The Seasteading Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works to enable seasteading communities — floating cities in international waters — which will

Reederei Claus-Peter Offen Selects ABS Nautical Systems

May 17, 2012

ABS Nautical Systems today announced that implementation of its NS5 Enterprise software suite has begun on Reederei Claus-Peter Offen’s fleet of container vessels.

UTEC Survey Secures Deals Worth $3 million

May 17, 2012

UTEC Survey has announced deals worth $3 million. UTEC Survey operates from Houston, Aberdeen, Rio de Janeiro, Calgary, Perth, Singapore, St. John’s, Naples

Nupas-Cadmatic Expands in Russia

May 17, 2012

Nupas-Cadmatic has started cooperating with Sea Tech Engineering Company to represent Nupas-Cadmatic in the Povolski FD. Sea Tech is located on the outskirts of Nizhniy Novgorod,

New CFO for GCT Terminals

May 17, 2012

GCT Global Container Terminals Inc. announces new Chief Financial Officer. Michael E. Moore, President and CEO of GCT Global Container Terminals Inc. is pleased

April U.S.-Flag Lakes Float Little Changed from a Year Ago

May 17, 2012

U.S.-flag Great Lakes freighters (“lakers”) carried 8.2 million tons of dry-bulk cargo in April, a virtual repeat of a year ago, and 2.7 percent better than the month’s 5-year average.

Stork Technical Services Wins Safety Award

May 17, 2012

Stork Technical Services won the ‘Associate Member’ prize at this year’s IADC North Sea Chapter (NSC) Annual Safety Awards. The award recognises an Associate

Commonwealth Flagship Bid Debuts with Website Launch

May 17, 2012

A renewed effort to encourage the building of a replacement ‘Royal Yacht’ has been put on the table by yachtsman and retired advertising  entrepreneur Ian Maiden.

Aircraft Carrier on the Move

May 17, 2012

The 6,000 tonne hull section of HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH, known as Lower Block 02, will set off on its four day journey to Rosyth on Monday 21 May.   The forward section

Erma First Receives BWTS Type Approval

May 17, 2012

Erma First announced that its Ballast Water Treatment System (BWTS) manufactured by Erma First ESK Engineering Solutions S.A, has received Type Approval according to IMO resolution MEPC.

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