AMOS Adds Ocean Ship Management
Management, based in . Ship Management office and on board the first vessel, the MCP Athens. be delivered in 2009. Mini Container Pool, or MCP, is a commercial pool of the same-type of feeder vessels…
Austal Submits Final Phase II JHSV
Austal submitted its final Phase II Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV) submission to the US Navy this week following a design and review process. Austal was one of three bidders awarded a Phase I contract in January and it is anticipated that a single Phase II contract will be awarded in late 2008 for the construction of up to ten ships. The Austal JHSV Team’s low risk, technology solution is comprised of Austal , Austal Ships () and General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems (GDAIS).
Star Bulk Carriers Updates Ownership of Insider Holdings
Star Bulk Carriers Corp. announced that F5 Capital, a company affiliated with Mr. Nobu Su, one of the Company's directors, filed a Schedule 13D report with the…
LNG Tankers Bound for Boston
Two ships carrying liquefied natural gas are bound for the LNG terminal in , according Bloomberg News. Suez SA's Suez Matthew is due in and is carrying 126,540 liquefied 4.47m cubic ft.
USNS Pililaau Completes Offload
Military Sealift Command large, medium-speed, roll-on/roll-off ship USNS Pililaau anchored two miles off the coast of , July 22. A platform of floating Navy barges called a roll-on/roll-off discharge facility is attached to the ship's stern ramp and a motorized Navy causeway ferry approaches. During an at-sea offload, military personnel drive wheeled and tracked vehicles from the ship’s cargo hold…
Study: Closure of the St. Lawrence Seaway Not Needed to Fight Invasive Species
Closing the St. Lawrence Seaway to ocean-going vessels is not the answer to ending the further introduction of aquatic invasive species (AIS) into the Great Lakes…
Eleventh Tug Sold By Marcon International This Year
Constellation Maritime of Boston, MA sold the 2250 bhp twin screw tug Scorpius"(ex - Joseph T, Olympic, Georgeann) to Donjon Marine Co., Inc. of New Jersey fors…
Freedom Begins Builder's Trials
The first ship in the Navy's new Littoral Combat Ship class, the future USS Freedom (LCS 1), began Builder's Trials on July 28. LCS is a fast, agile, focused-mission ship designed to defeat asymmetric "anti-access" threats such as mines, quiet diesel submarines and fast surface craft. The 378-foot Freedom is being designed and built by a Lockheed Martin-led industry team. Builder's trials test the vessel's propulsion…
This Day in Naval History - July 30
1918 - Units of First Marine Aviation Force arrive at . 1941 - Japanese aircraft bomb USS Tutuila (PR 4) at ; First Navy ship damaged by Axis during World War II.
Louisiana Touts its Offshore Oil Drilling
— Flying in National Guard Black Hawk helicopters 500 feet above the bayous and marshes along the Mississippi River delta last week, officials tried to show visiting…
GPA Opens European Subsidiary
Guido Perla & Associates, Inc. (GPA), headquartered in , has established a European subsidiary – Guido Perla Europe GmbH (GPE GmbH) – in . GPE GmbH will initially handle the sales, marketing and PR function, as well as existing customer support. ”The strategic decision to further expand GPA into Europe supports our vision of being a truly global player,” said Inga Scholz, General Manager of GPE GmbH.
L-3 Acquires International Electronics
L-3 Communications, announced has acquired the six corporations of G.A. International Electronics Group. G. A. International Electronics is a high seas marine electronics…
Sealink Heads South
Sealink International Bhd, pulling the stock's opening price seven sen below its initial offer price of RM1.25, the Star reported. Sealink's earnings would be sustained…
USCG Signs LOR on Cove Point LNG expansion
The US Coast Guard issued has signed a Letter of Recommendation relating to the planned expansion of the Dominion Cove Point liquefied natural gas (LNG) import facility in .
Fanning Joins Tidewater
Tidewater Inc. announced that Quinn P. Fanning has joined Tidewater as Executive Vice President. Mr. Fanning will report to Chairman, President and CEO Dean Taylor…
Navy Says Smoking is to Blame for Carrier Fire
Smoking appears to be the blame for a fire that caused $70m in damage to the aircraft carrier USS George Washington, Naval officials said . The announcement by the Navy came as Adm. Robert F.
Becker Marine Systems Integrates OpenPortSM
Becker Marine Systems Communication has entered into a global distribution partner agreement with Iridium Satellite to integrate, optimize and distribute Iridium…
USS George Washington Investigation Complete
Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Adm. Robert F. Willard, issued a final endorsement to the investigation of a fire that occurred aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73) on May 22. As directed by Adm. Willard, Commander, Naval Air Forces Pacific, Vice Adm. Thomas J. Kilcline, Jr., relieved the Commanding Officer of USS George Washington (CVN 73), Capt. David C. Dykhoff, today due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command and his failure to meet mission requirements and readiness standards.
This Day in Naval History - July 31
1815 - Commodore Stephen Decatur concludes agreement with Bey of Tunis to compensate for seizure of merchant ships during the War of 1812. 1865 - East India Squadron…
Manitowoc Profit Rises
The company reported second quarter earnings of $133.9m, or $1.01 per share, up from $97.5 million, or 76 cents per share in the year-ago period. Sales were up to $1.3b. Manitowoc Co.