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.
Port of Humboldt Bay - Development
The Port of Humboldt Bay (Port) in Eureka, California announced the final draft Business Plan for terminal development of its Redwood Marine Terminal, which is now available for review on the port’s website. The draft report was written for the Port suggesting the best uses for this nearly 40 acres of industrial maritime state lands acquired by the Port through lease termination negotiations with Simpson Timber Company and Louisiana-Pacific in 2006.
Viking Welding - EPA Survey Boat
In October 2008, Viking Welding of Kensington, NH delivered a 26.5 ft trailerable survey boat to the EPA’s Narragansett Laboratory. After performing nearly a year of pre-bid research and specification writing, the EPA ultimately awarded the contract to Viking Welding. The welded aluminum vessel was designed by Bill Lincoln at Response Marine. Lincoln said, “They liked the ride of our boat, but wanted to try to increase the loitering stability while maintaining an 8.5 ft beam.
NSRP Shipbuilding Workshop
The National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) held its second “Shipbuilding Opportunities in Marine Highways” workshop at Advanced Technology Institute on October 21-23, 2008.
Bourbon Speaks to Captive Crew
Tuesday, November 4, 2008, Bourbon received a phone call during which the company was able to speak with the Captain and Chief Mate of the Bourbon Sagitta. The 2…
USS Denver - 40 Years of Service
The crew of USS Denver (LPD 9) celebrated the ship's 40th birthday Oct. 26 during the annual Amphibious Landing Exercise (PHIBLEX) off the coast of the Philippines. The entire crew gathered on the mess decks to celebrate the 40 years since Denver's commissioning as a U.S. Navy warship in 1968. Current USS Denver commanding officer, Capt. Kent D. Whalen offered some historical prospective. "There's…
USS Cape St. George, Benfold, Halsey Return
USS Cape St. George (CG 71), USS Benfold (DDG 65) and USS Halsey (DDG 97) returned to San Diego Nov. 3 following a six-month deployment as part of the Peleliu Expeditionary Strike Group (PELESG). PELESG ships, which deployed from San Diego May 4, conducted maritime security operations (MSO) and theater security cooperation activities in the 5th and 7th Fleet Areas of Operation. Capt. Jon Padfield, commander, Amphibious Squadron 3 (COMPHIBRON 3) and leader of the PELESG, said that Cape St.