T&T Bisso Salvages Miss Janice
T&T Bisso has successfully salvaged the 72 ft 1600 hp vessel, Miss Janice, which recently sank in the Port of New Orleans in the Mississippi River. T&T Bisso was contracted by owner’s representatives to immediately respond to stabilize the fuel and lube oil then remove the vessel from the busy ship channel where it sank in 85 ft of high current, zero visibility water. T&T Bisso used its own divers and the Gulf of Mexico based 600t capacity D/B Lili Bisso to lift the 375t vessel.
Eye on the Fleet: Assault Craft Unit
On Dec. 24, in the Persian Gulf, a landing craft air cushion (LCAC) from Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 4 prepares to embark aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Antonio (LPD 17). San Antonio is deployed as part of the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brian Goodwin.
Navy Settles Mid-Frequency Sonar Lawsuit
The Navy and several plaintiffs, including the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), the International Fund for Animal Welfare, the Cetacean Society International…
New Navy Contracts
American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), Houston, Texas, is being awarded a $55,000,000 cost no fee, indefinite delivery, indefinitely quantity contract to provide for…
New Public Port Finance Survey, FY06
The Maritime Administration has released its new Public Port Finance Survey – FY 2006. This report is the only one of its kind in the port industry that covers U.S. and Canadian ports.
Call for Papers: Marine & Offshore Coatings
The Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology (FSCT) is inviting presentation for the International Marine and Offshore Coatings Conference, to be held May 18 to 20, 2009 in Virginia Beach, VA.
This Day in Naval History- Dec. 31
1862 - USS Monitor founders in a storm off Cape Hatteras, NC. 1941 - Admiral Chester W. Nimitz assumes command of U.S. Pacific Fleet. 1948 - Last annual report by…