Photo: Cape Brasilia CG Escort
The tanker Cape Brasilia is escorted by a Coast Guard vessel and tug after touching the bottom of the channel in San Pablo Bay, north of the San Francisco Bay. The tanker scraped the bottom of the channel, and immediately moved back into deeper water without incident. The vessel is currently being moved to anchorage nine, where investigators will examine the vessel to ensure there is no structural damage or pollution potential.
Photo: CG Cutter Boutwell Drydock
The Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell is shown in drydock here, Dec. 19, 2008. Boutwell was lifted out of the water to repair and perform maintenance on its rudder assembly in preperation for its upcoming out of hemisphere deployment. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael Anderson)
St. Francisville/New Roads Ferry Repairs
Repair work continues on the M/V St. Francisville’s propeller, the vessel that runs at the St. Francisville/New Roads ferry landing The Louisiana Department of Transportation…
PD Ports Promote Trade Opps in Far East
PD Ports senior representatives, including David Robinson, Chief Executive Officer, have returned to PD Ports’ Teesport operations, following a successful 14-day tour of the Far East.
Radio Holland Testing ASP LRIT for Dutch
Radio Holland Netherlands BV has been appointed by the Dutch Transport and Water Management Inspectorate (Inspectie Verkeer en Waterstaat), as Testing ASP for Dutch…
Environmental/Electric Shipping Study
BMT Defence Services Limited, a subsidiary of BMT Group, is heading a consortium of 30 companies to investigate the commercially effective application of electric…
StatoilHydro - New Exploration Licenses
StatoilHydro was offered interests in seven production licenses on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS) in the Awards of Predefined Areas 2008 (APA 2008). The company will be operator of four of the licenses. “We are pleased with the award, which gives us important new exploration acreage close to the existing infrastructure we are operating on the NCS, ” says Tove Stuhr Sjøblom, senior vice president for explorations on the NCS.
STIDD Systems Power Seat
STIDD Systems Inc., manufacturer of ergonomic marine seating, introduces its Admiral helm seat with fully motorized adjustments: power swivel, power fore/aft and power vertical height adjustment. All adjustments can be made without leaving the seat. Upholstered in supple UltraLeather, Spinneybeck leather, or the client's materials. Available in 12 or 24 volt DC, deluxe polished chrome with stainless hardware, powdercoated in 62 standard or custom colors. (www.stidd.com)
Commissioning of Incomplete Carrier
According to a report from The Virginian Pilot, the George H.W. Bush, the 10th and final aircraft carrier in the Nimitz class, will be pulled by tugboat to its January commissioning.
9 Bidders for SCI’s Super Tanker Contract
According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, six top firms from South Korea, the world’s biggest shipbuilding nation, two from China and one from India are…
NCL Halves Cruise Ship Order
According to a Reuters report, Star Cruises unit Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has cancelled its order for a second F3 cruise ship from shipbuilding group STX Europe…
MARAD, China Ministry of Transport Talks
Maritime Administrator Sean T. Connaughton led the U.S. Delegation in bilateral consultations with a delegation from China’s Ministry of Transport, led by Vice Minister Xu Zuyuan.
Ostermiller President, Nat’l CG Museum
The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education, welfare and morale of all Coast Guard members and their families, and a partner…
Carnival Corp Reports 4Q & Full Year Earnings
Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK) reported net income of $371m, or $0.47 diluted EPS, on revenues of $3.3b for its fourth quarter ended November 30, 2008.
New Navy Contract
Kollmorgen Corp., (d.b.a. Kollmorgen Electro Optical, a Danaher Company), Northampton, Mass. is being awarded a $7,591,258 indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity…
Wesmar’s Nav & Security Sonar Series EV850
Wesmar EV850 Expedition Vessel Navigation and Security Sonar is a hull-mounted searchlight sonar designed for large personal yachts, expedition vessels, and cruise ships.
This Day in Naval History – Dec. 23
1826 - Captain Thomas ap Catesby Jones of USS Peacock and King Kamehameha negotiate first treaty between Hawaii and a foreign power. 1910 - LT Theodore G. Ellyson…