Heavy Metal Free Antifoulant
Sherwin-Williams Protective and Marine Coatings Division announces new SeaGuard Heavy Metal Free Antifoulant, an environmentally responsible alternative to copper-based hull coatings that prevents the growth of marine organisms on commercial and military ships. The new product received U.S. EPA approval on June 30, 2008. SeaGuard Heavy Metal Free Antifoulant is a solvent-based ablative coating that…
Eco-Friendly Ferry Open House
Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA) announced the arrival of the eco-friendly ferry, Gemini, in San Francisco Bay on November 25. WETA invites the public to an open house aboard the Gemini, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on December 12 at Gate E, San Francisco Ferry Building. • Enhanced safety and security measures include: CCTV, voyage data recorder, added CEDs onboard. Surpasses T-Boat requirements for life saving apparatus.
Economic Sanctions - Iran
The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued a final rule amending the Iranian Transaction Regulations to expand the scope of certain economic sanctions to…
Transpetro Signs Contract for Tankers
According to a report from Business News America, Transpetro, the transport arm of Brazil's federal energy company Petrobras (NYSE: PBR), has signed a contract with…
Hercules Presenting at Energy Conference
Hercules Offshore, Inc. (Nasdaq: HERO) announced today that John T. Rynd, Chief Executive Officer and President, will present at the Capital One Southcoast Energy Conference in New Orleans…
Photo: Aids to Navigation, Delaware River
The crew of the Philadelphia Aids to Navigation Team raises a buoy in the Schuylkill River near Philadelphia Friday, Dec. 5, 2008. The Aids to Navigation Team maintains 44 buoys and 190 fixed aids for the safe passage of mariners in the Delaware River. (U.S. Coast Guard photo/Petty Officer 3rd Class Crystalynn A. Kneen)
UNOSAT 3D Map of Piracy in Gulf of Aden
UNOSAT, the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) Operational Satellite Applications Program, released a 3D map of piracy incidents in the Gulf of Aden for 2008. This 3D perspective map illustrates the relative spatial density of reported pirate incidents in the Gulf of Aden for 2008, current as of 21 November. Incidents that have occurred within 5km of the Maritime Security Patrol Area (MSPA) following implementation on 26 August 2008 are identified.
Somali Pirates Try to Seize Dutch Ship
According to a report from the Associated Press, Somali pirates armed with rocket-propelled grenades and automatic weapons attacked a Dutch-operated container ship…
Eastern Shipbuilding Looking for Workers
According to a Dec. 6 report from the News Herald, Eastern Shipbuilding Group is looking to hire 80 to 100 additional full-time employees, a company official said Wednesday…
New Navy Contract
Raytheon Co., Integrated Defense Systems, Tewksbury , Mass., is being awarded an $8,976,435 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-05-C-5346) for the…
Amphibious Landing Dock Ship Pre-Comm
Dec. 1, 2008, the amphibious landing dock ship pre-commissioning unit Green Bay (LPD 20) is underway from Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding Avondale Operations in New Orleans. The ship is on her maiden voyage en route to Long Beach, Calif., where she will be commissioned in January 2009 and become the second San-Antonio-class ship to be home ported in San Diego. (U.S. Navy photo)
Navy Sub Retiring
Dec. 2008, crew members assigned to the Military Sealift Command rescue and salvage ship USNS Grasp (T-ARS 51) hook a towing line to submarine NR-1 as the boat makes its way along the Thames River in Groton for the final time. The oldest nuclear-powered submarine in the U.S. Navy, NR-1, is being retired after nearly 40 years of service. U.S. Navy photo by John Narewski.
Coast Guard Tests Prototype Buoy
Members from the CGC Aspen bring aboard a new buoy prototype called a Spar buoy that will detect surface vessels in the water on Coast Guard base San Pedro Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2008. (Coast Guard Photo by PA3 Christina L. Bozeman)
This Day in Naval History – Dec. 8
1933 - Secretary of the Navy establishes Fleet Marine Force, integrating a ready-to-deploy Marine force with own aircraft into Fleet organization. 1941 - US declares war on Japan.