Lockheed Martin Gets $26m Navy Contract
Lockheed Martin Corporation has been selected by the U.S. Navy for a firm fixed price, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract to provide Consolidated Automated…
Dril-Quip Adopts Stockholder Rights Plan
Dril-Quip, Inc. (NYSE:DRQ), manufacturer of offshore drilling and production equipment, announced that its Board of Directors has adopted a Stockholder Rights Plan…
Solomon 3Q Results
Solomon Technologies, Inc. (OTC:SOLM), a developer and manufacturer of regenerative electric power drive systems and high-voltage direct current power systems, announced…
Deep Down - $11.1m Contract
Deep Down, Inc. announced that it has received an executed $11.1m contract from Delba Drilling International Cooperatie U.A. to supply and install the deepwater…
Teekay Restated 1 & 2Q 2008 Results
Teekay Tankers Ltd. - an interest rate swap agreement under the Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. - two vessels acquired from Teekay Corporation (Teekay)…
TMT Diverting Tankers Due to piracy
According to a Reuters Africa report, Taiwan's TMT, one of Asia's biggest shipping firms, is diverting its large fleet of operated oil tankers via the Cape of Good…
New Navy Contracts
Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems-Marine Systems (NGES-MS), Sunnyvale, Calif., is being awarded a $67,687,769 firm-fixed-price, fixed-price-incentive, cost-plus…
Holland America Debuts Pool Concept
When Holland America Line's ms Statendam, ms Maasdam, ms Ryndam, ms Veendam and ms Rotterdam emerge from nearly month-long dry docks with an additional $200m in investments, one of the highlights will be The Retreat, a new resort-style pool area on the aft of the Lido deck. The main focus of the new pool experience will be a shallow area with forty-four lounge chairs where guests can relax and dip their fingers and toes in the water.
Burger Boat Commences Hull 508
Burger Boat Company of Manitowoc, Wisconsin, has commenced construction of Hull 508, a 140 ft by 29 ft tri-deck motor yacht. Hull 508 is being built using modular construction processes.
This Day in Naval History – Dec. 2
1775 - Congress orders first officers commissions printed. 1908 - Rear Admiral William S. Cowles submits report, prepared by LT George C. Sweet, recommending purchase…
Pirates Fire on Ocean Cruise Vessel
Ocean Cruises Inc. released a statement on an attempted act of piracy against one of its cruise ships. On November 30, 2008, at approximately 0928 local time, 0528 GMT, M/S Nautica was transiting through the Gulf of Aden within the prescribed Maritime Safety Protection Area which is patrolled by international anti-piracy task forces. As the vessel sailed past several groups of non-hostile fishing vessels, two small skiffs were sighted by the Officer on Duty and deemed potentially hostile.
Self-Spotting – Cote Ste Catherine Lock
The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway issued a notice to shipping regarding a self-spotting system that has been installed at the upper and lower end of Cote Ste Catherine lock.
Keller 2009 Person of the Year
Peter I. Keller, President of NYK Line (North America) Inc., has been selected the 2009 Person of the Year by the New York/New Jersey Foreign Freight Forwarders and Brokers Association, Inc.
Newest Z-Tech Tug for Texas Gulf
Tuesday, Nov. 25, Suderman and Young Towing Company (S&Y) announced the addition of the new Z-Tech tug Evelena to its coastal Texas fleet. Along with Thor, launched in 2007. “Because of the deepening and widening of the Houston Ship Channel, much bigger ships now call into the Port of Houston,” said Lamar Doyle, President of S&Y. The Z-Tech design incorporates a standard Azimuth Stern Drive (ASD) and Z-drive configurations.
Green Push from Hybrid Tug
According to a report from Telegraph-Journal, as seaports try to raise their environmental standards, some companies are finding business opportunities. Foss Maritime Co.
Brandsborg - Danfoss-Sea Recovery
Freddy Brandsborg joins Danfoss-Sea Recovery to manage Commercial Marine and Offshore sales in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Brandsborg brings with him almost 30 years of experience in the marine and offshore industry. As a mechanical engineer, and later a sales engineer, he has invested a majority of his career serving as a specialist in hydraulic valve remote control systems for offshore and marine vessels.
Evergreen Line Restructuring Services
Evergreen Line will restructure its services on the U.S., Asia, Indian Sub continent and Europe routes to stabilize the ship schedules to ensure on-time performance…
Dockwise Secures $45m in Contracts
Dockwise Ltd. announced nine near and midterm contracts awarded to its subsidiary, Dockwise Shipping, for the transportation of jack- up and semi submersible drilling rigs…
Delivery of Bourbon Liberty 110
Bourbon took delivery yesterday of the 10th vessel in the Bourbon Liberty series. Bourbon Liberty 110, is a platform supply vessel (PSV) intended for operations in the Gulf of Guinea. At the same time, Bourbon is launching a dedicated website for the Bourbon Liberty series which will be updated as vessels are delivered and become operational: www.bourbon-liberty.com. Bourbon’s decision to invest in a new generation of vessels able to operate in deepwater offshore…
Economic Effects of Pirate Attacks
McQuilling Services, LLC, marine transport advisors, released a message addressing the economic impact of pirate attacks on tankers. “The recent pirate attack on the VLCC Sirius Star – 319…