NTSB Says 2006 Fire Caused by Fuel Contact with Hot Engine Surface
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said that the probable cause of a fire on board a small passenger vessel in Massachusetts on June 12, 2006 was the…
New Orleans – Ferry Allides with Dock
The U.S. Coast Guard said that it is investigating the allision of the Canal Street ferry in New Orleans with a dock. Three people were treated for minor injuries.
Coast Guard Commemorates Women’s History Month
Members of the original Coast Guard Women's Reserve are scheduled to make a presentation Wednesday morning during a Women's History Month celebration at the Coast…
Höegh Autoliners names Perduto as VP
Höegh Autoliners Inc. has announced the appointment of James A. Perduto as Vice President, Marketing. Perduto joins Höegh Autoliners from the United States Mission…
Mitsubishi Makes Smith Maritime Tug Move
For over 20 years, the Elsbeth II, a 110-ft. Smith Maritime tugboat, has done extensive deep sea towing and delivered military vessels around the world. When it…
Former Chairman of Todd Shipyard Dies
John T. Gilbride, a former chairman and chief executive of the Todd Shipyards Corporation, once the largest independent shipbuilding company in the country, died on March 17 at his home in Stamford…
Kerry Pressures Coast Guard to Bid New Deepwater Contract
Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.) introduced legislation that will prevent the Coast Guard from re-signing the current Deepwater program contract with Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman.
Tugs Pull Boat from Sandbar
A 62-ft. commercial fishing boat that had run aground was dislodged early Saturday, Harbor Patrol officials said. Two tugboats pulled the Emerald Sea to Newport Harbor just after midnight…
Hempel Records Strong Year
Hempel in 2006 was able to take advantage of its leading market segment positions, continuing sustained growth to deliver a 19 percent increase in revenue versus 2005.
Vinashin, Czech Firm Ink Deal
The Shinec Shipbuilding Joint Stock Co, a subsidiary of Vinashin, signed an agreement to establish a joint venture with the Czech Republic’s Viking Cordage Co, VNS reported.
Navy Names New Destroyer USS Jason Dunham
Image submitted on occasion of the Department of Navy announcement that the Navy's newest Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer will be named USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109), honoring the late Cpl.
Demand to Double Omega Fleet
Oil product tanker company Omega Navigation Enterprises Inc. aims to double its fleet within three years on rising demand for refined product shipments, the company said.
Orders for up to 149 FPS’ Forecast Over Five Years
Floating production continues to grow at a dynamic pace. There are now 197 floating production systems in operation worldwide. Another 62 systems are on order. Most important…
Diana Shipping Puts Vessel on Charter
Diana Shipping Inc., which owns and operates a fleet of dry bulk vessels, has signed the Panamax carrier Danae to a time charter contract with Hanjin Shipping Co. of Seoul, according to the AP.
Voyager Co-Founder Receives Award From Naval Academy Alumni Association
Voyager Expanded Learning co-founder Admiral Thomas B. Hayward and three other Naval Academy graduates will be honored with the United States Naval Academy Alumni…
"Big John" Decommissioned After 38 Years of Service
By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Bill Larned, USS John F. Distinguished visitors and guests attend the historical decommissioning ceremony of the aircraft carrier USS John F.
This Day in Naval History - March 24
1783 - At the conclusion of the American Revolution, Congress orders all Continental naval vessels and privateers home. 1903 - George Dewey is commissioned Admiral of the Navy with the date of rank…