Cummings Holds Port Hearings in CA
Congressman Elijah E. “The Ports of Los Angeles and together form the largest port complex in the , and they face a difficult challenge of balancing the need to…
Pearl Seas Ship in Outfitting
Pearl Seas Cruises’ first ship, which was launched in March, is in its outfitting stage. “It is progressing with over 150 people working on the ship daily at Irving Shipbuilding in ” said Vice President Tim Beebe. The joiner work and the electrical installation are being completed at this time. The cruise line plans to announce the ship’s name on Thursday August 14th. Pearl Seas Cruises expects the first ship to be delivered in the first quarter of 2009.
LR Acquires Human Engineering
Lloyd’s Register seeks to enhance its human factors technical services business with the acquisition of Human Engineering Limited, a supplier of ergonomics and human…
SAIC Wins Navy Contract
Science Applications International Corp., San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $9,068,457 modification to previously awarded contract (N00178-04-C-2004) to exercise…
Tanker Company Coats with Intersleek 900
A second Aframax tanker belonging to Mumbai-based Mercator Lines, the 105,000 dwt Prem Divya, has been coated with International Paint’s foul release coating, Intersleek 900. The move comes just nine months after sistership Prem Pride had her vertical sides coated with the latest generation patented fluoropolymer at Dubai Drydocks World. This time though, the hull upgrade of the ‘Prem Divya’ involved the entire underwater area of the 1998-built vessel during the tanker’s second special survey.
Veripos Wins Major Offshore Contract
Veripos’ Houston-based Americas Region has been awarded major offshore positioning contracts by , LSP, Tidewater and WesternGeco for vessels operating in Brazilian, Mexican and US waters.
Bluesail Signs MOU with Dubai
Dubai World Security (DWS), the security solutions arm of Dubai World, signed a memorandum of understanding with Bluesail, the Middle East’s leading maritime training company based in…
Wärtsilä-Hyundai JV Wins Big Order
The Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel engine represents a pioneering industry change from traditional steam turbine machinery to a dual-fuel-electric concept with the benefits of much better operating economy and lower exhaust emissions. The engine can run on either natural gas, marine diesel oil (MDO) or on heavy fuel oil (HFO). Furthermore, the engine can smoothly switch between fuels during engine operation and is designed to give the same output regardless of the fuel used.
China & Brazil Sign $1.6B Shipbuilding Pact
Brazilian mining giant Companhia Vale do Rio Doce (Vale) reportedly signed a $1.6 billion agreement with Chinese Rongsheng Shipbuilding and Heavy Industries to build 12 large ore carriers…
Aler Philadelphia Holds Ceremonial Keel Laying
Aker Philadelphia Shipyard held a ceremonial keel laying for the eleventh vessel being built at the yard. The Veteran Class MT-46 product tanker is the seventh in…
Bill Introduced re: TWIC
Senator Coleman (R-MN) introduced the Small Marine Business and Fishing Guide Relief Act of 2008 (S. 3377) to amend title 46, United States Code, to waive the biometric…
New Orleans Spill Response Update
The US Coast Guard issued a Marine Safety Bulletin stating that the safety zone on the Lower Mississippi River has reduced in scope and now extends from mile marker 20 to mile marker 97.
Technical Committee Discusses Flexibility in Ship Design
The new "Technical Committee on Risk Management" of Germanischer Lloyd was established to respond to the growing significance of risk-based approaches for the maritime industry.
DONJON Contracted to Salvage Tugboat Pair
Donjon Marine Co., Inc., a provider of multi-faceted marine services including marine salvage, heavy lift, dredging and related emergency response services, was…
This Day in Naval History - Aug. 06
1862 - CSS Arkansas destroyed by her commanding officer to prevent capture by USS Essex. 1943 - Battle of Vella Gulf begins. U.S. destroyers sink three of four Japanese destroyers.