This Day in Naval History - Feb. 28
1844 - The Peacemaker, an experimental 14-inch gun, explodes aboard USS Princeton. 1893 - USS Indiana (BB 1), the first true battleship in the U.S. Navy, is launched.
Hornbeck Offshore Announces 2004 Results
Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. announced its results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2004. Fourth quarter revenues increased 29.5% to $37.8…
Engine Room Explosion on Tug
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – One man was airlifted this afternoon after an engine room explosion on board a tug. The man was airlifted by a Coast Guard rescue helicopter…
Northrop Grumman Restructures Several Business Areas
Northrop Grumman Corporation has announced several organizational changes and associated executive-level appointments within its Electronic Systems sector. These…
Ship Assessed $565,796 for Coral Damage
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) issued a News Release stating that a ship was assessed a total of $565,796 for coral damage caused by…
Rolls-Royce MT30 Achieves US Navy Milestone
The Rolls-Royce MT30 has achieved a major development milestone -- receiving American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) certification, a US Navy requirement for operation.
Aker Yards to Build Container Vessels for König & Cie
Aker Ostsee in Germany, a part of Aker Yards, has been awarded contracts to build four container vessels of the type Aker CS 2700 for König & Cie. GmbH & Co. KG in Hamburg (Germany).
Conrad Adds to Management Team
Conrad Industries, Inc. the appointment of Terry T. Frickey as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately. Company’s four shipyards. Conrad’s…
ABS to Class ChevronTexaco Truss Spar
ABS will class the ChevronTexaco “Tahiti” truss spar, destined for deepwater Gulf of Mexico. Targeted for 4,200 feet of water, the “Tahiti” unit demonstrates the…
Attorney's Fees Denied
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled that a longshoreman who filed a supplemental claim for compensation under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’…
Masters Must be Prepared to Question Pilots
pilot error has played a contributory role. of an accident. become inevitable. majority play a very positive role in contributing to safe navigation. and pilot of the bulker.
Ruling on Permanently Moored Maming Vessel
In an unpublished decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled that a gaming vessel is tangible personal property for purposes of Mississippi tax law.
A working group of the Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (MERPAC), sponsored by the U.S. Coast Guard, will meet in Washington, DC on March 21 and 22.
U.S. Rep. Taylor: Navy Budget Insufficient
WASHINGTON, DC – After reviewing the President’s defense budget and hearing testimony from the Secretary of the Navy on Thursday, Congressman Gene Taylor (D-MS)…
Coast Guard Crew Recognized for Heroism
Coast Guardsmen from Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., are scheduled to be recognized in a ceremony Feb. 22 at 11 a.m. at the air station. The recognition is for…
Cargo Removal Ops Begin on Sunken Barge
CHICAGO, IL – The process of removing the Clarified Slurry Oil that remains on board the EMC423 barge has commenced today. This operation will be closely monitored…
North Atlantic Right Whale – port access routing study
The U.S. Coast Guard is conducting a port access routing study to analyze potential vessel routing measures and consider adjusting existing vessel routing measures…
Maritime Forces Play Crucial Role in War on Terror
(Pictured: Commander, U.S. Central Command, U.S. Army Gen. John Abizaid, passes through rainbow side boys on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75).
Security Tops Agenda USCG Commandant Visits IMO
IMO Secretary-General Efthimios E. Thomas H. discussions at IMO headquarters in London. and will continue to do in the enhancement of maritime security. the individuals. terrorism.
Nontank Vessel Oil Spill Response Plan Guidance
The U.S. Coast Guard issued a Notice announcing the availability of interim guidelines for the development and review of plans for responding to a discharge, or threat of a discharge…