USS Freedom In Milwaukee
Nov. 4, 2008, The USS Freedom (LCS 1) berths in Milwaukee harbor preparing for her commissioning on Nov. 8. The USS Freedom (LCS 1) is the first of two littoral combat ships being produced for the Navy. Freedom is an innovative combatant designed to operate quickly in shallow water environments to counter challenging threats in coastal regions, specifically mines, submarines and fast surface craft. U.S. Navy photo by John Sheppard.
New Navy Contracts
Hawaiian Dredging Construction Co., Inc., Honolulu, Hawaii, is being awarded $7,385,000 for firm-fixed-price task order #0009 under a previously awarded multiple…
Wesmar - Pacific Marine Expo
Wesmar will reveal their line of sonar and mechanical products at the Pacific Marine Expo in Seattle, November 20-22. This year in booth #935, Wesmar will be introducing the new HD850 Fishing Sonar.
Drilling Company Selects AMOS
Vantage Drilling, a company organized under the laws of the Cayman Islands, has chosen both the AMOS Business Suite for Maintenance and Purchasing and the AMOS2…
Mariners Receive Navy League Awards
Two Military Sealift Command civil service mariners - Boatswain Khalid Muhammad and 1st Assistant Engineer Theodore "Scotty" Robinson - were among 18 military and civilian members of the U.S.
TOC Americas 2008 Adds Speakers
TOC Events Worldwide announced the addition of more industry executives as speakers at the upcoming 8th TOC Americas Conference and Exhibition, taking place November…
Sullivan Named VP-Ops, N&MSD, NOC
Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has named Paul F. Sullivan vice president of operations for its Naval and Marine Systems Division (N&MSD) at the company's Electronic Systems sector, effective immediately. In his new position, Sullivan will have executive responsibility for all phases of the division's Department of Defense and Homeland Security programs, along with division responsibility for strategy development, customer engagement, and Navy-related program execution.
Danaos Adds 4,253 TEU Containership
Danaos Corporation (NYSE: DAC) announced that on November 3, 2008, it took delivery of one more containership, the Zim Kingston. The vessel has a carrying capacity of 4…
Chesapeake Shipbuilding Delivers Car Ferry
Chesapeake Shipbuilding Corp in Salisbury, Maryland has delivered the “Woodside” Car Ferry to the State of Delaware. It is the third ferry that Chesapeake Shipbuilding…
New Navy Contracts
L3 Communications Titan Corp., San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $5,617,177 modification on a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-07-C-0071)…
New Touch Panels for Simulator Training
Kongsberg Maritime has developed the Multiflex Panel, a flexible touch-screen panel for its Polaris simulation systems that can be configured with different panel functions. This enables training institutes to offer a wider range of training on their Kongsberg Maritime Polaris full mission simulators. Over 70 different panel functions are available. The system has been designed as a replacement for hardware panels by replicating the same panels in a touch sensitive graphical format.
This Day in Naval History – Nov. 6
1851 - U.S. Navy expedition under command of LT William Lewis Herndon, on a mission to explore the valley of the Amazon and its tributaries, reaches Iquitos in the…
Cargo Crewmember Medevaced
At quarter past seven on the evening of Nov. 3, Falmouth Coastguard received an Inmarsat Standard C Distress alert from a Ukrainan registered cargo vessel called the Katya Zelenko.
NOAA – WhalesSouth Ship Reporting
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) issued its WhalesSouth placard reminding owners, operators, and masters that the mandatory ship reporting…
The Hydrographic Services Review Panel (HSRP) will be meeting November 19-20. The NOAA Hydrographic Services Review Panel (HSRP) is a Federal Advisory Committee…
FMC Files Against Ports of LA/LB
The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) issued a notice stating that it filed in federal court a complaint against the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach alleging violation of the Shipping Act of 1984.