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…
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…