January, 2014 Maritime News

PVA Elects President, Officers and Board Members

Jan 31, 2014

During the PVA Annual Convention at MariTrends 2014, held January 18-21 in Houston, members of the Passenger Vessel Association (PVA) elected Terri Bernstein, BB Riverboats Newport, Ky.

Hunt to Build its Biggest Yacht to Date

Jan 31, 2014

Hunt Yachts LLC announced plans to build its largest model yet: the Hunt 80' Sport Motoryacht. According to the Rhode-Island based designer and builder, an

Abrupt Change of Command at Port of Houston

Jan 31, 2014

Colonel Leonard Waterworth, Executive Director of the Port of Houston Authority announced today that he is stepping down as its Executive Director, effective January 31, 2014.

CJR Propulsion Acquires Oval Stainless

Jan 31, 2014

CJR Propulsion announced the completion of an agreement to purchase all commercial assets and intellectual property from leading stainless steel fabricator, Oval Stainless.

New Research Will Aid Naval Planners

Jan 31, 2014

The Office of Naval Research Global (ONR Global) announced Jan. 30 a grant to the University of Melbourne that will provide new insights into ocean conditions-crucial

New Zealand Maritime Certification Overhaul

Jan 31, 2014

New Zealand Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee has signed into law the Maritime Rules giving effect to SeaCert – a major overhaul of the certification process for New Zealand seafarers.

Boaters Enlisted to Help Track Whales

Jan 31, 2014

Yachters and sailors are invited to help scientists track the movements of endangered humpback whales between NOAA’s Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary and

Coast Guard Examining Pollution Risk after Truck Falls through the Ice

Jan 31, 2014

The U.S. Coast Guard and representatives from local emergency response agencies responded to the scene of a truck that fell through the ice, Friday morning, near Catawba Island in western Lake Erie.

New York Man's Transatlantic Rowboat Enters the Water

Jan 31, 2014

Maspalomas, Gran Canaria - Victor Mooney of Queens, New York watched the Spirit of Malabo, a 24' ocean rowboat, enter the water for the first time since it left Brooklyn, New York in December.

MacGregor Expands Vessel's Lift Capability

Jan 31, 2014

MacGregor has won a contract to deliver a 250-metric-ton SWL active heave-compensated (AHC) subsea crane for the 120m construction vessel, Island Intervention.

HamiltonJet HT900s on High Speed Crewboat

Jan 31, 2014

HamiltonJet announced that four of its HT900 waterjets selected for Incat Crowther’s first-of-type 70m Catamaran Crewboat. HamiltonJet waterjets work particularly well in DP capable vessels.

New Marine Fuels Site Launched

Jan 31, 2014

Power Service Products has launched a website for boat owners at home or at sea. MarineDieselAdditives.com enables owners to combat issues with marine-specific fuel additives that clean fuel tanks,

New DUALOBE Connectors from TE

Jan 31, 2014

TE Connectivity said its DUALOBE connectors are designed to help withstand extreme temperatures in harsh environments within the petroleum exploration industry

Talks Continue on Panama Canal Locks Project

Jan 31, 2014

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) said talks will continue with Zurich American and Grupo Unidos por el Canal, S.A. (GUPC) (formed by the companies Sacyr Vallehermoso, S.

Osiris Secures Long Term Charter of MV Neptune

Jan 31, 2014

Specialist seabed mapping company Osiris Projects has this week secured the long term charter of MV Neptune from Neptune EHF. The vessel is a permanently mobilized,

Washington Ferries Renamed After the Seahawks

Jan 31, 2014

Passengers traveling on the Washington State Ferries Sunday, Feb. 2, will be boarding the “M/V Russell Wilson” or crossing Puget Sound on the “M/V Richard Sherman” as Gov.

Will an Unsteady Ship Affect Superbowl XLVIII?

Jan 31, 2014

With the Superbowl around the corner, unusual maritime ties may play a role in the big game between the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks. As part of the press

Halyard Extends Noise Insulation Range

Jan 31, 2014

Halyard extended its range of noise insulation products with the introduction of Rockwool Marine Firebatt 2000. Aimed at the commercial marine sector, the multipurpose

Tanker Gets Kappel Propeller Retrofit

Jan 31, 2014

MAN Diesel & Turbo’s PrimeServ retrofit team signed an agreement with Great Eastern Shipping Company (GESCO) of Mumbai, India regarding a propeller retrofit upgrade

Dyena Acceleration Recorders

Jan 31, 2014

Scorpion Ribs is a boat maker, and its Scorpion Sting can also provide proof of the ride quality and performance courtesy of data obtained using the Dyena Acceleration Recorder.

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