Ship Honors Victims and Heroes of 9/11
In a traditional U.S. Navy ceremony on Dec. 18, the keel of the U.S. Navy's eighth amphibious transport dock ship, Arlington (LPD 24), built by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC), was authenticated as more than 100 guests looked on. Named for the county in which the Pentagon is located, Arlington (LPD 24) is one of three ships NGSB-Gulf Coast is building to honor the heroes and victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. On that day, 184 people were killed in the Pentagon.
Eye on the Navy - Holiday Lights
The guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) displays a spectacle of holiday lights during the 2008 Afloat Holiday Lighting Contest on board Naval Station Pearl Harbor Dec. 18, 2008. Hawaii area commanders toured the harbor and judged ships based on best lighting scheme, most creative display and energy conservation. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Michael Hight.
CMC Joins Legal Action, NY Ballast Regs
The Chamber of Marine Commerce, along with a number of other industry stakeholders, are joining forces to take legal action against the state of New York's proposed new ballast water regulations.
USS Tucson Returns to Pearl Harbor
USS Tucson (SSN 770) returned to Naval Station Pearl Harbor Monday, Dec. 15, following a 23-month absence that included a modernization period in Norfolk, numerous sea trials and a port visit in San Diego. "Everybody is happy to be back in Pearl Harbor," said Cmdr. Paul Spear, USS Tucson commanding officer. The submarine just completed a major overhaul in Norfolk. "Tucson has a new fire control system and a totally refurbished engine room as well as a lot of new gear on board…
Rough Seas Ahead for Shipyards
According to a report from China Daily, Chinese shipbuilders have taken a bigger hit than their foreign competitors from the global economic downturn, and the outlook…
Hyundai Heavy, Daewoo Miss Order Targets
According to AsiaPulse, South Korea's Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co.,the world's No. 1 and No. 3 shipbuilder, missed…
No Deal Feared on Daewoo Shipbuilding
According to a report from The Korea Times, Hanwha Group and the Korea Development Bank (KDB) are locked in a game of chicken over Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME).
SCI Welcomes Upgrades and COE Designation
Some important announcements were made during the 9th Annual River Bell Awards Luncheon at the Seamen’s Church Institute (SCI) Center in Paducah, KY. Leaders from Ingram Barge Company and AEP River Operations revealed that their companies would lead the effort to fund important upgrades to the simulators in Paducah. Upgrades to the Center’s simulation Center come on the heels of significant funding from West Kentucky Workforce Investment Board in August of this year.
GL Releases Guide for Ship Lay-Ups
Germanischer Lloyd (GL) has developed a guide outlining major methods and procedures involved in ship lay-ups. The guide gives technical assistance to shipowners focusing on the maintenance of class…
Essenhigh, Northrop Non-Exec Chairman, UK
Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) is to appoint Sir Nigel Essenhigh as non-executive chairman for Northrop Grumman in the UK. Essenhigh will join the board of the company's UK holding company NGC UK Ltd as a director early in 2009. In this new position, Essenhigh will provide strategic guidance to help support the company's current programs, encourage growth and assist with the strategy to develop new business opportunities for Northrop Grumman in the UK.
World FLNG Market Report 2009-2015
The Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) business is now rapidly developing into a sector of major significance and will be worth $8.5b by 2015, according to a…
Black, Navionics Sen.VP of Sales & Marketing
Navionics, provider of electronic charting and digital navigation data, named Mr. Don Black as Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing. Mr. Black will head the Navionics Teams for Sales…
51/60DF Engines Pass FATs
MAN Diesel’s type 51/60DF four-stroke, medium speed dual-fuel gas engine has passed the final landmark on its way to its first commercial applications in the marine sector. Having gained type approval in autumn 2007 on the seven cylinder prototype engine in the presence of eight major classification societies, the first production versions of the 51/60DF recently completed their factory acceptance tests (FAT) at MAN Diesel’s Augsburg works.
3rd Panama Canal Excavation Contract
The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) awarded Constructora MECO, S.A. the third of four dry excavation contracts on Dec. 16 to help create an access channel linking the…
Hornblower Contract for Trinidad Ferry Fleet
Hornblower Marine Services (HMS) announced that the National Infrastructure Development Company Limited (NIDCO), a Trinidad and Tobago state owned enterprise, has…
G.A.P Adventures Signs SpecTec Contract
The M/S Expedition was purchased in June 2008 by G.A.P Adventures to be re-launched with a polar expedition program. The vessel was built in Denmark in 1972, and…
This Day in Naval History – Dec. 22
1775 - Congress commissions first naval officers: Esek Hopkins, Commander in Chief of the Fleet, Captains Dudley Saltonstall, Abraham Whipple, Nicolas Biddle, and John Hopkins.