EPA: NPDES VGP program
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a notice announcing the Vessel General Permit (VGP) program as part of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination…
Great Lakes Dry Cargo Residue Discharges EIS
The US Coast Guard announced its intent to prepare a new Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) relating to the discharge of dry cargo residue in waters of the Great Lakes.
Tank Level or Pressure Monitoring Devices
The US Coast Guard issued a final rule removing its regulations for tank level or pressure monitoring devices on single-hull tank vessels carrying oil or oil residue as cargo.
CG Monitoring LNG Vessel Repairs
The Coast Guard is monitoring and assisting a Liquefied Natural Gas tanker that temporarily lost propulsion about 45 miles east of Boston today. The 920 ft tanker Suez Matthew…
MARAD, Anti-Piracy Website
The US Maritime Administration (MARAD) issued a compilation of information relating to piracy in waters off the Horn of Africa, including maritime advisories, piracy statistics…
CG GMDSS Task Force Meets
The U.S. Coast Guard's Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) Implementation Task Force will meet Thursday, January 8, 2009 at 9:30 am at RTCM in Arlington, VA.
Evergreen Line Launches Express Service
Evergreen Line has announced the launch of its new combined weekly service with Sea Consortium Pte LTd. on the Arabian Express Service (ASX) that commenced December 27, 2008.
Grimaldi Lines: First Departure from Hamburg
As the first vessel to be used in the new Euro-Aegean service of the Grimaldi Lines shipping company, the RoRo ship Grande Sicilia was dispatched at Hamburg's Unikai Terminal on 27 December 2008. Together with its sister ship the Grande Italia, the Grande Sicilia forms part of a new service offering fortnightly departures from Hamburg in the first instance. The ports of call are Setubal, Valencia, Leghorn…
Myanmar Signs Gas Deal with China
According to a report from the Associated Press, Myanmar's government and four foreign companies have signed an agreement to sell natural gas from offshore fields to neighboring China…
Warnings of Off Spec Fuel Deliveries at Riga
Fuel testing agency Lintec Testing Services has warned that three fuel oil samples taken recently from vessels that have bunkered in Riga, Latvia, have shown the presence of Dicyclopentadiene (DCPD)…
Harley Marine Becomes Corporate Sponsor
Over the past 21 years Harley Marine’s charitable contributions have benefited the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Seattle Children’s Home…
MV Fairlane Completes Heavy Lift Project
In the Exmouth sub-basin, offshore Northwest Australia, Apache Energy ltd. is developing the Van Gogh oilfield on behalf of a joint venture of the same name. As part of the Vincent field, it lies in water depths of 1,115.5 to 1,214 ft. An FPSO will be used for production and storage of the oil. The FPSO will be moored to a disconnectable turret-mooring (DTM) buoy, moored to the seabed with nine anchors.
Cole Hersee Smart Battery Isolator
Cole Hersee Company, a manufacturer of heavy-duty electrical, electronic, and digital products for the vehicle industry, introduces its new Smart Battery Isolator 48525 and 48530. The smart battery isolator prevents loads on the auxiliary battery from draining the starting battery. The smart battery isolator provides a more flexible solution than traditional isolators, as it is not specific to an alternator type.
This Day in Naval History- Dec. 31
1862 - USS Monitor founders in a storm off Cape Hatteras, NC. 1941 - Admiral Chester W. Nimitz assumes command of U.S. Pacific Fleet. 1948 - Last annual report by…
Call for Papers: Marine & Offshore Coatings
The Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology (FSCT) is inviting presentation for the International Marine and Offshore Coatings Conference, to be held May 18 to 20, 2009 in Virginia Beach, VA.
New Public Port Finance Survey, FY06
The Maritime Administration has released its new Public Port Finance Survey – FY 2006. This report is the only one of its kind in the port industry that covers U.S. and Canadian ports.
New Navy Contracts
American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), Houston, Texas, is being awarded a $55,000,000 cost no fee, indefinite delivery, indefinitely quantity contract to provide for…
Navy Settles Mid-Frequency Sonar Lawsuit
The Navy and several plaintiffs, including the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), the International Fund for Animal Welfare, the Cetacean Society International…
Eye on the Fleet: Assault Craft Unit
On Dec. 24, in the Persian Gulf, a landing craft air cushion (LCAC) from Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 4 prepares to embark aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Antonio (LPD 17). San Antonio is deployed as part of the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brian Goodwin.
T&T Bisso Salvages Miss Janice
T&T Bisso has successfully salvaged the 72 ft 1600 hp vessel, Miss Janice, which recently sank in the Port of New Orleans in the Mississippi River. T&T Bisso was contracted by owner’s representatives to immediately respond to stabilize the fuel and lube oil then remove the vessel from the busy ship channel where it sank in 85 ft of high current, zero visibility water. T&T Bisso used its own divers and the Gulf of Mexico based 600t capacity D/B Lili Bisso to lift the 375t vessel.