Ports America Appoints Tilden
Douglas Tilden has been named to the advisory board of Ports America Group. Tilden most recently served as chairman of Ports America Group, the largest stevedoring…
Rowan 3Q Operating Results
For the three months ended September 30, 2008, Rowan Companies, Inc. (NYSE: RDC) generated net income of $114.1m or $1.00 per share, compared to $130.8m or $1.16…
Hatteland Wins USCG Contract
On October 5th, 2008, Hatteland Display received an order for 290 Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) displays for installation on the US Coast Guard buoy tender fleet.
Parker Acquires Aqua Pro
Parker Hannifin Corporation(NYSE: PH), provider of motion and control technology, announced that it has acquired Aqua Pro, Inc. a manufacturer of reverse osmosis("RO") filtration systems for military…
This Day in Naval History – Nov. 5
1775 - Commodore Esek Hopkins appointed to Commander in Chief of the Continental Navy. 1915 - In AB-2 flying boat, LCDR Henry C. Mustin makes first underway catapult launch from a ship…
Integrating European Maritime Surveillance
In a report published Nov. 3, the European Commission takes the first step towards establishing a comprehensive strategy for integrated maritime surveillance for Europe.
Rio Gold - Ilegal Dumping Sentence
United States Attorney Joseph P. Russoniello announced that Casilda Shipping, Ltd., the Maltese company that owned the Rio Gold (a 23,000 ton ocean-going cargo ship registered in Malta)…
Lower Mississippi River – Safety Zone
The US Coast Guard issued a Marine Safety Bulletin stating that a safety zone has been established between MM 96 and MM 100 AHP due to diving and salvage operations…
Kennebec River Waterway Study
The Coast Guard is conducting a waterways analysis review of the Kennebec River in Maine, to determine the effectiveness of aids to navigation in the river. Due…
Detroit River Barge Runs Aground
The U.S. Coast Guard and local salvage companies safely removed a barge that ran aground Sunday, at 6:30 p.m., on the Detroit River. The 115-meter barge, which contains…
Eval of USCG Marine Safety Program
The US Coast Guard issued internal guidance stating that over the next four months an independent evaluation will be conducted of the agency’s Marine Safety and…
USCG – Seafarers Shore Access
The US Coast Guard issued internal guidance directing its Captains of the Port (COTPs) to encourage, support, and facilitate vigorously any accommodations at regulated facilities…
OHSA – Asbestos in Shipyards
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) seeks public comment on its proposal to expand the reporting requirements for shipyards with respect to its asbestos standard.
SpecTec New Yacht Projects
SpecTec has been contracted for the delivery of a comprehensive IDEA management software system to M/Y Slipstream and sister vessel M/Y Cloud Nine. Both vessels are currently under construction at CMN shipyard in Cherbourg, France and are due for delivery in February and June 2009 respectively. SpecTec has been contracted for the delivery of a comprehensive IDEA management and documentation system to the next two vessels of AMELS’ 171 semi-custom mega yacht series.
Wesmar Wins ABS DP1 Approval
Wesmar announced that their Model V2-20NS Vortex dual prop all stainless steel bow thruster has been given ABS approval for dynamic positioning applications (DP1).
Sperry Marine Systems for Megayacht
Northrop Grumman Corporation’s (NYSE: NOC) Sperry Marine business unit is supplying a complete suite of electronic navigation systems for a new megayacht being constructed in Italy.
Undersea Warfare Center - Virtual Presence
The Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division Newport will become the first Department of the Navy command with a virtual world presence when it launches Virtual…
FuelTrax Receives - ABS Approval
Nautical Control Solutions, LP announced that the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has awarded a Type Approval certificate for its FuelTrax Marine Fuel Management system.
Annual Maritime Dinner Dance
On Friday, December 5, 2008, The Chesapeake Chapter of the USMAA-AF will host the dinner and dance, “MARAD – Promoting Our U.S. The Guest of Honor and Featured Speaker will be the Honorable Sean T. Connaughton (KP ’83), Maritime Administrator, Department of Transportation, U.S. Maritime Administration. Connaughton is expected to be nominated to be Commissioner of the Federal Maritime Commission and upon appointment designate Chairman, for the remainder of a five-year term expiring 06/30/12.
Tug & Barge Contracts - Bristol Harbor
Bristol Harbor Group, Inc. (BHGI) was recently awarded two design jobs for two separate repeat clients from Puerto Rico. Harbor Bunkering Corporation has commissioned BHGI to design another double hull oil tank barge. BHGI has designed two barges for the San Juan bunkering business in the past. In 2004, BHGI designed the 30,000 BBLS double hull oil barge Enterprise for Harbor Bunkering Corporation, and in 2005 they designed a 60,000 BBLS barge that is still to be built.