This Day in Naval History - July 06
1747 - Birth of John Paul Jones at Arbigland, Scotland. 1898 - Armed Auxiliary Dixie captures Spanish Three Bells, Pilgrim and Greeman Castle. 1908 - Cmdr. Robert…
China Shipbuilding Wave Continues to Rise
According to Asia Times, China's shipbuilding industry could be overextended in three years amid a booming global demand for new vessels. China's shipbuilding capacity…
ZF Nanjing Completes Commercial Craft Transmission
On June 5, ZF Nanjing Marine Propulsion announced that it has completed testing of the first production transmission at its new facility in Nanjing, China. This…
Hercules Offshore to Announce 2Q Results
Hercules Offshore, Inc. has scheduled a conference call to discuss its second quarter 2007 financial results on August 3, 2007. The call will take place at 10:00 a.m.
U.S. Fleet Forces Command Selects New Fleet Master Chief
Adm. Gary Roughead, Commander U.S. Fleet Forces Command (USFF), announced the selection of Fleet Master Chief (SS/SW) Rick West June 18 as U.S. Fleet Forces Command Fleet Master Chief (FLTCMC).
ATG Pacific Evaluates Tarawa Sailors During ULTRA-S
After successfully completing over 10 drills during a three-day period, USS Tarawa (LHA1) passed the Unit Level Training Readiness Assessment Sustainment (ULTRA-S) inspection June 28.
BAE Wins Overhaul Contract
BAE Systems won a contract by the U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Fleet Support Command for a 60-day overhaul of the fast combat support ship USNS Arctic (T-AOE 8).
Kelvin Hughes Opens Copenhagen Office
In order to offer a better service to their customers in Scandinavia and the Baltic States, Kelvin Hughes Ltd has opened an office in Copenhagen, Denmark. From this…
Liberty of the Seas Fitted with Sperry IBS
Northrop Grumman Corporation has supplied the navigation and communication systems for Royal Caribbean’s newest passenger cruise ship, Liberty of the Seas, which made its debut in May.
New Barge Pulling System
Thern Inc. announced a new alternative -- The Barge Pulling System – to help position barges more efficiently when loading and unloading, without the use of tug boats.
RINA Provides MARPOL Certification to Italian Navy
The Italian Navy training ship Amerigo Vespucci, which has been designated a UNICEF ‘ambassador’ vessel, has become one of the first MARPOL-compliant naval ships…
BP Takes Delivery of LNG Carrier
BP Shipping took delivery of the British Emerald, the worldâ€™s largest liquefied natural gas carrier (LNGC), the first in a series of dual-fuel diesel-electric gas ships.
L&T to Invest in Shipbuilding Venture
Larson and Turbo (L&T) will invest in a new greenfield shipbuilding venture, reports Business Line. The company is considering sites at the coastline of Tamil Nadu…
Deep Sea Supply Takes Delivery of AHTS
Deep Sea announced that it took delivery of the AHTS-vessel Sea Jaguar from Jaya Shipbuilding and Engineering Pte Ltd in Singapore. Twin screw Khiam Chuang design…
WÃ¤rtsilÃ¤'s Acquisition Railko Completed
WÃ¤rtsilÃ¤ Corporation announced an agreement to acquire the marine business of Railko Ltd. on May 18. The transaction has now been completed. Railko Ltd. is based…
Excel Maritime Enters into Time Charter
Excel Maritime Carriers Ltd has entered into time charter agreements for the M/V Powerful and the M/V Princess I. The M/V Powerful has been chartered for a period…
NTSB Issues Safety Recommendation on Lifesaving Equipment
The National Transportation Safety Board is urging the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) to inspect certain lifesaving equipment that might not operate properly when needed.
Stealthgas Takes Delivery of LPG Carriers
Stealthgas Inc. took delivery of the M/V Sea Bird II on May 18, 2007, the M/V Gas Renovatio on May 29, 2007, the M/V Gas Icon on June 27, 2007, and the M/V Chiltern on June 28…
Dina Supplier Marks 100 for UT755
The delivery of Dina Supplier marks the delivery of vessel number 100 of the UT 755 design from Rolls-Royce. While the initial UT 755 design is more than 10 years old…
WMO Chief to Address IMO Meeting
Michel Jarraud, Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is scheduled to address the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the…