Seabourn - Newest Ultra Luxury Yacht
The Yachts of Seabourn has announced its next ultra-luxury yacht, to be named Seabourn Sojourn in a ceremony in London in June 2010, before sailing on its 14 day Maiden Voyage.
Towing Drill – Station Barnegat Light
Seaman Michael D. Hilbert tosses a heaving line to Petty Officer 3rd Class David W. Feather and Petty Officer 2nd Class Kristopher G. Mosgrober during a towing drill conducted by crewmembers of Coast Guard Station Barnegat Light, N.J., Friday, Nov. 21, 2008. Members of Station Barnegat Light conduct drills with a standardization team every two years to assess their readiness to respond to mariners in need of assistance. (U.S. 16. On Nov.
USS Greeneville Undocks
Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, Maine, successfully undocked USS Greeneville (SSN 772) one week early on Nov. 14 by returning to "back-to-basics" work practices. "Back to basics", one of the key focus areas of Naval Sea Systems Commander, Vice Adm. Kevin McCoy, is about eliminating bottlenecks and optimizing the workday to improve shipyard processes with the goal of completing quality availabilities on time and on cost. "It is absolutely critical that we meet this commitment," McCoy stated.
Marad - Maritime High School Curriculum
Maritime Administrator Sean T. Connaughton announced a new maritime high school curriculum that will help prepare the next generation of high school graduates for…
Statoil - Frame Agreements for Pipe
StatoilHydro has entered into frame agreements for pipe and pipe fittings with four suppliers, to take effect from 1 January. The four group-wide agreements will run from 2009 to 2011…
Cnooc - $29b S China Sea Exploration
According to a Nov. 24 Bloomberg report, Cnooc Ltd. and its partners may spend about $29b to develop fuel deposits in the South China Sea in the nation's biggest push to tap reserves off the coast.
Globe Wireless Releases Rydex V8
Globe Wireless announced the availability of a new version of the Rydex software. Now branded GlobeRydex, the software is a ship/shore satellite communications solution for the maritime industry.
UN Security Council Resolution - Somalia
The United Nations Security Council adopted another resolution expressing grave concern regarding the situation in Somalia and “over the recent increase in acts…
IMO Appeal to UN Security Council
IMO Secretary-General Efthimios E. Mitropoulos has issued a call at the highest level for a coordinated and cohesive response, both internationally and nationally…
MI Ballast Water Statute Upheld
The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has upheld the permit requirement of the Michigan Ballast Water Statute as a valid exercise of state authority. Plaintiff ship owners…
Eye on the Navy
Nov. 19, 2008, sailors from the visit, board, search, and seizure team assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) conduct compliant boarding training aboard the Military Sealift Command fleet ocean tug USNS Catawba (T-ATF 168). Vella Gulf 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 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky)
Operation Big Tow – Great Lakes
The Ninth Coast Guard District will commence Operation Big Tow within the Great Lakes area of responsibility to ensure commercial tugs are compliant with rules, regulations and licensing procedures.
DHS Report - Secure Transport Systems
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) issued the report of its examination of the DHS Plan for Implementing Secure Systems of Transportation.
Bunker Convention Advisement
The US Coast Guard published an informal notice advising owners and operators of US-flag vessels that trade internationally of means for compliance with the International…
CSU-Long Beach, SpecTec Exchange Students
Long Beach SpecTec CEO and CFO have been hosted by California State University Long Beach (CSULB), to discuss a cooperation agreement with the University. The meeting was arranged by Daniela Rapattoni, of the New Center for Cultural Research and Universities Studies in Italy, an organization sponsored by the Bank of La Spezia. Together with Giampiero Soncini, SpecTec CEO, and Stefano Foti, SpecTec CFO…
This Day in Naval History – Nov. 25
1775 - Continental Congress authorizes privateering. 1943 - In Battle of Cape St. George, 5 destroyers of Destroyer Squadron 23 (Captain Arleigh Burke) intercept…