Friday, May 03, 2013 Maritime News

Today in U.S. Naval History: May 3

May 03, 2013

Today in Naval History - May 3 1861 - USS Surprise captures Confederate privateer Savannah. 1898 - Marines land at Cavite, Philippines, and raise U.S. flag.

OMEGA Introduces Submersible Pressure Transducers

May 03, 2013

Omega's new products will be featured at the Sensors Expo and Conference, June 5-7 in Rosemont, Ill. Omega introduces its new series of pressure transducers

European Vessels Engage in Operation Against Piracy

May 03, 2013

Since April 2013, the Jeanne d'Arc group, composed of the Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) Tonnerre, the Antisubmarine Frigate (ASF) Georges Leygues, the Light Surveillance Frigate (LSF) Nivôse,

Harvey Gulf Invests $540 Million in LNG Vessels

May 03, 2013

Chief Executive Officer of Harvey Gulf International Marine, Shane Guidry announced the execution of three agreements for vessels totaling $540 million. These purchases

Logistics in Action: Keeping Cargo Moving

May 03, 2013

Although much of the country is welcoming spring and the warm weather that comes with it, many of the Great Lakes waterways are still laden with ice. Coast Guard

Seahorse Armor Gives Insight Into Robotics Designs

May 03, 2013

The tail of a seahorse can be compressed to about half its size before permanent damage occurs, engineers at the University of California have found. The tail’s

SeaRobotics Delivers USV to NATO

May 03, 2013

SeaRobotics Corporation delivered an Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) in their 5.7-m hull series to the NATO's Center for Marine Research and Experimentation (CMRE).

Crowley Closes $1 Billion Newbuild Program with Liberty Christening

May 03, 2013

Eleven years after the launch of its first Articulated Tug-Barge (ATB), Crowley Maritime Corporation christened its 17th ATB, the Liberty/750-3, yesterday at the

InterManager Discussion Reveals Lifeboat Concerns

May 03, 2013

Lifeboat hooks can be lethal, and their design is out of date and unsuitable to meet modern demands, according to serving seafarers whose views have been gathered by InterManager.

Saab Seaeye Opens U.S. Office

May 03, 2013

Saab Seaeye has expanded its international presence by opening an office in Houston, Texas. The company is already the world’s largest manufacturer of electric

Van Heck Launches “Green and Easy Oil Recovery”

May 03, 2013

Van Heck revealed its newest world premiere, a complete pump system that enables the controlled, contained, fast oil recovery after incorrect or off-spec fueling

Massport Launch 2013 Cruise Season

May 03, 2013

With Friday’s Bermuda sailing of the Norwegian Dawn, the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) launches the 2013 cruise season at Cruiseport Boston’s Black Falcon Terminal in South Boston.

U.S. Shipping Corp Debt Refinancing

May 03, 2013

U.S. Shipping Corp said it has successfully completed the refinancing of its existing debt, which had a scheduled maturity of August 2013. The new debt matures in 2018.

Ceona Hires New Executive VP

May 03, 2013

Ceona announced the appointment of Mark Preece who will be joining the executive team as Executive Vice President Commercial and Business Development and will report to Steve Preston, CEO.

DNV Supports Drydock Free Operation of Mobile Offshore Units

May 03, 2013

Moving MOUs to sheltered waters or drydock facilities for surveys is disruptive and expensive. Using the experience gained from several years of dealing with floating

IHC Merwede Launches Subsea 7 Vessel

May 03, 2013

IHC Merwede has successfully launched Subsea 7'ss 550t pipelaying vessel, Seven Waves, at its shipyard in Krimpen aan den IJssel, The Netherlands. The naming ceremony

ISO Endorsement for XPD8’s Quality Systems

May 03, 2013

Aberdeen-based XPD8 Solutions has achieved the internationally recognized ISO 9001 accreditation for quality management.   XPD8, which specializes in the management

SeacorHoldings OrderTwo LPG Carriers

May 03, 2013

Seacor Holdings Inc. (SEACOR) announced  that it has executed an agreement with Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (HHI), through a subsidiary of SEACOR Ocean Transport Inc.

Rickmers-Linie Adds Vessel on Pearl String Service

May 03, 2013

Rickmers-Linie added a 10th vessel on its eastbound Round-the-World Pearl String Service as part of its continuing program of investment in its services. The global breakbulk,

Energy Initiative for Ex-military Personnel

May 03, 2013

An ex-army officer has launched a pioneering northeast initiative aimed at smoothing the path for former military personnel looking to transfer their skills into the energy industry.

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