Thursday, May 23, 2013 Maritime News

SOR Founder Roy R. Dunlap Passed Away Aged 90

May 23, 2013

Roy Dunlap invented a mechanical  pressure switch that prevented oil tanks from overflowing and founded SOR Inc. SOR® founder Roy Dunlap leveraged the static-o-ring

MEPC Propose Delay 2016 Tier lll ECA Engine Standard

May 23, 2013

IMO's Marine Environment Protection Committee's recent (MEPC), 65th session, agreed a draft amendment on implementation date for Tier III engines.  MEPC considered

China's Jinhai Heavy Gets Big Containership Orders

May 23, 2013

Norway's SinOceanic Shipping ASA facilitates newbuilding orders for 10 x 8,800 TEU containerships at Jinhai Heavy Industries. On behalf of foreign interests, 

FMC Gets Shell Ultra-deep Subsea Equipment Order

May 23, 2013

FMC Technologies, Inc. to support Shell's ultra-deepwater project in the Walker Ridge area of the Gulf of Mexico. Stones is located approximately 200 miles (322

China Shipyard Delivers Handymax & Capesize Bulk Carrier

May 23, 2013

COSCO Corporation (Singapore) subsidiariary shipbuilder in China has delivered two bulk carriers. COSCO (Zhoushan) Shipyard has delivered the 189.99 meters LOA and 32.

Second Zumwalt-class Destroyer Keel Laid

May 23, 2013

Future 'USS Michael Monsoor' (DDG 1001) keel authenticated at the General Dynamics-Bath Iron Works shipyard. The keel authenticators were George and Sally Monsoor,

Duma Looks Deep Down for Energy

May 23, 2013

US's Duma Energy Corp. says it has received new 3D seismic data in its search for deeper oil reserves in its Galveston Bay producing fields. This new data, which

Bulk Cargo Loading Instant Prompt Published

May 23, 2013

UK P&I Club, Lloyd's Register and Intercargo have produced a pocket guide & checklist for ship's officer and agents who arrange cargoes for loading. The P&I Club

POLB Chief to Leave for Oakland

May 23, 2013

Christopher Lytle, Port of Long Beach Executive Director since November 2011, will resign to take the top post at the Port of Oakland. Lytle will remain at Long Beach until mid-July,

Maersk Floats First Tripple-E

May 23, 2013

A milestone was reached with the semi-launch of the first Triple-E at the shipyard in Okpo, Korea. To make room for completing the next ships, the drydock was

Spying Oil Spills from Space

May 23, 2013

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) is trialing the use of satellites to detect oil spills in Australian waters. Satellite-based Synthetic Aperture

U.S. Steel Imports Up from March, Down for 2013

May 23, 2013

The U.S. Census Bureau announced that preliminary April steel imports were $2.5 billion (2.4 million metric tons) compared to the preliminary March totals of $2.

Today in U.S. Naval History: May 23

May 23, 2013

Today in U.S. Naval History - May 23 1850 - Navy sends USS Advance and USS Rescue to attempt rescue of Sir John Franklin's expedition, lost in Arctic. 1939

Gulfstream Services Names Broussard Manager

May 23, 2013

Gulfstream Services, Inc. (GSI), an oilfield rental company providing high pressure equipment for the international oil and gas industry, has named Dale Broussard

DHS Unveils Official Portrait of Former Secretary Tom Ridge

May 23, 2013

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano hosted the first U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Portrait Unveiling Ceremony in honor of Governor Tom

Budget Battles Bumping Backlogs?

May 23, 2013

Patrol And Combat Builders Fret About Budget Cuts But See Bright Spots. So far; so good. U.S. companies building patrol and combat craft aren’t happy about federal,

Overboard Sailor Rescued off French Coast

May 23, 2013

A British man has been rescued after falling overboard from a yacht off the coast of Ushant in France. Brixham Coastguard received a 999 call just after 3 p.

Vice President Biden Addresses USCG Class of 2013

May 23, 2013

Vice President Joe Biden welcomed the U.S. Coast Guard Academy’s Class of 2013 as the Coast Guard’s newest officers, saluting their service and emphasizing the

Baker, Lyman Hires Senior Consultant for TSMS

May 23, 2013

Baker, Lyman and Co., Inc. hired John Scarborough as senior consultant. He is an authorized agent for Germanischer Lloyd on the Corsair Towing Safety Management

Second Hybrid Ferry Launched on the Clyde

May 23, 2013

A cutting edge ferry, which is the second of two hybrid vessels, was launched on the Clyde today at Ferguson's shipyard in Port Glasgow. The ferries are being built

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