Wednesday, May 15, 2013 Maritime News

Today in U.S. Naval History: May 15

May 15, 2013

Today in U.S. Naval History - May 15 1800 – Capt. Preble in Essex arrives in Batavia, Java, to escort U.S. merchant ships 1942 - First Naval Air Transport

AdvanFort President Addresses Ransom and Piracy

May 15, 2013

"The revelation this week that the owner of an Algerian cargo ship whose crew was held by Somali pirates paid them $2.6 million in ransom is yet another indication

Illinois River – Temporary Safety Zone

May 15, 2013

The U.S. Coast Guard established a temporary safety zone on the Illinois River from Mile Marker 231.0 to Mile Marker 271.4 due to salvage and recovery operations in the vicinity of the Marseilles Dam.

New Scripps RV Honors Sally Ride

May 15, 2013

U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus said the nation’s newest research vessel will be named R/V Sally Ride, in honor of the former UC San Diego faculty member who

Clinton Debuts New Cable Fault Locator

May 15, 2013

Clinton Instrument Company introduced the new FL8A battery powered cable fault locator. The portable unit is designed to find known faults in umbilical and downhole

MTN and Norwegian Cruise Line Announce Social Media Record

May 15, 2013

MTN and Norwegian Cruise Line (Norwegian) announce that a new record for social media usage at sea was set during Norwegian Breakaway’s New York inaugural events.

AAPA Commends Senate Passage of WRDA Bill

May 15, 2013

The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) lauded Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and David Vitter (R-La.), chairman and ranking member, respectively, of

Ice Slows Resumption of Great Lakes Stone Trade

May 15, 2013

Heavy ice cover on the lakes that stretched well into April slowed resumption of the limestone trade. Shipments totaled only 1.8 million tons, a decrease of 28% compared to a year ago.

Port of Los Angeles Container Volumes Decrease in April

May 15, 2013

The Port of Los Angeles released its April 2013 cargo volumes, showing a 9.45% decrease in overall volumes compared to April 2012. The decrease was due in large

Ambrey Risk Awarded Coast Guard Accreditation

May 15, 2013

Maritime security specialist, Ambrey Risk, based in Hereford U.K., announced that the company has become Maritime Coastguard Agency Accredited, and can now offer STCW95 courses,

Irving Engages Suppliers on AOPS Opportunities

May 15, 2013

More than 530 potential suppliers from across Canada gathered in Halifax, Nova Scotia on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 for Irving Shipbuilding’s AOPS Supplier Development Session.

Megan Bel Joins National Ocean Industries Association Staff

May 15, 2013

Megan Bel joined the staff of the National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) as Senior Director, Government and Political Affairs. She comes to NOIA from the

Petrobas CEO to Deliver Keynote Address at Nor-Shipping 2013

May 15, 2013

Petrobras CEO, Maria das Graças Silva Foster – named one of the world’s 100 most influential people by Time magazine in 2012 – will be a keynote speaker for the

Bureau Veritas Publishes Annual Report and Business Review

May 15, 2013

International classification society Bureau Veritas has issued its annual group global Activity Report and its separate Marine and Offshore Business Review. The

Training Vessel for Royal Navy of Oman Constructed at Damen

May 15, 2013

The Ministry of Defense in Oman has awarded Damen Shipyards Group a contract for the construction of a Sail Training Vessel (STV). The 87-metre square rigged, three-masted

Damen Begins 14 Terminal Tugs for Kuwait Oil Co.

May 15, 2013

The Asymbolickeel-laying ceremony on the April 17, 2013 in Gorinchem, The Netherlands, officially launched the construction phase of 14 Damen ASD Tugs for Kuwait Oil Company (KOC).

Harris Pye Opens New Office in Dubai

May 15, 2013

Harris Pye marked another milestone in their bid for further global expansion last week with the opening of their brand new company in Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Invoicing Error Lays Massive Bill on Shipbroker

May 15, 2013

ITIC revealed how an invoicing error led to a shipbroker being asked to foot the bill for a bunker supply amounting to more than three-quarters of a million dollars.

General Dynamics to Supply Core Mission System for U.S. Combat Ships

May 15, 2013

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems was awarded a contract by Austal USA to be the Platform Systems Engineering Agent (PSEA) of Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) 14 and 16.

Wilson Sons Reports a 170% Profits Increase

May 15, 2013

Wilson Sons Limited announced its results for the First Quarter (1Q13). Highlights The Company’s Net Income reached $19.5 million, primarily due to strong performances in the Towage,


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