S Korea Court Decision Condemned
InterManager, the international trade association for in‐house and third party ship managers, has condemned the decision by South Korean appeal court judges to jail…
Tanker Delivery - MV Eagle Sapporo
Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (MES) completed and delivered a 110,000 dwt type double hull crude oil tanker, the Eagle Sapporo (MES Hull No. 1696)…
$3.5m for Eco-Friendly Ship Clean-Up
On Dec. 1, U.S. Maritime Administrator Sean T. Connaughton announced a contract with Certified Coatings Company of Concord, Calif., to remove and contain exfoliating…
Second Longliner Installs Wesmar Stabalizers
Woodinville, WA-9 Dec. 2008- Captain Rodney McVicker is the second West Coast longliner to install Wesmar stabilizers - a set of Wesmar 16-foot roll fin stabilizers on his 61-foot F/V Sundancer. McVicker says his Wesmar stabilizers provide more comfort and lessen fatigue for his crew. The three month albacore season, running from end of June to October, requires McVicker and his crew to constantly travel at sea each day.
Garrido Joins Bisso Marine
Bisso Marine announced that Mauricio Garrido joined the company on October 10, 2008 and is actively serving as Vice-President of Salvage and Emergency Response. Mr. Garrido, who is a graduate of SUNY Maritime College with a B.E. Naval Architecture, has 24 years of worldwide salvage experience and abroad professional expertise. Originally responding as a casualty representative for the Scandinavian marine insurance market; Mr.
Eye on the Navy
Dec. 6, 2008, a landing craft air cushion approaches the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18). New Orleans is on a certification exercise as part of the Boxer Expeditionary Strike Group in preparation for an upcoming deployment. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Barker) (Source: Navy News Service)
This Day in Naval History – Dec. 12
1862 - Confederate torpedo (mine) sinks USS Cairo in Yazoo River. 1937 - Japanese aircraft sink USS Panay in Yangtze River near Nanking, China. 1941 - Naval Air Transport Service is established.
New Medical Advisor for Mariners
Global Rescue’s advisory, evacuation and emergency response capabilities now offer mariners the means to get the best medical advice, transport and treatment regardless of location.
New Resonance Alerts From AWT
Applied Weather Technology (AWT), announced that its Route Optimization Service -- used by approximately 1500 ships each day to help identify the safest, most time…
Dometic’s New Line of Workboat AC Units
Dometic today unveiled a new series of marine air conditioning units designed specifically for the requirements of offshore supply vessels and other workboats. The new Dometic DuraSea condensing units are designed for deck or rooftop mounting. The stainless-steel 304 housing and fasteners protect the components from corrosion in the salt-air environment. All exposed components have a protective coating.
ABS Strengthens Materials Capabilities
Responding to the introduction of new materials within the structure and components of offshore units, naval vessels and specialized ships such as ultra large containerships, ABS has strengthened its technical and engineering capabilities in this area with the appointment of a global materials engineering team. The team will also provide in-field support to the society’s surveyors attending the significant growth in the number of equipment suppliers.
Gillen Promoted - VP Engineering
Crowley Maritime Corporation announced that Jim Gillen has been promoted to vice president of engineering for the company's petroleum services, marine services and petroleum distribution groups. Gillen, who remains domiciled in Jacksonville, now reports to both John Douglass, senior vice president and general manager, Atlantic/Gulf services, and Rocky Smith, senior vice president and general manager, Pacific/Alaska services.
Maersk Line Lays up 8 Vessels
Maersk Line announced the lay up of eight 6,500 TEU (twenty- foot equivalent unit) vessels on Dec. The decision follows the recently announced changes in our Asia - Europe…
Mobilarm Launches Crewsafe
Australian marine safety specialist Mobilarm launched Crewsafe, a unique onboard wireless network with Man Overboard functionality at the 2008 International Workboat Show, Dec. 3-5. Mobilarm Crewsafe is a wireless safety network that provides marine employee safety and security through crew location monitoring and by automatically initiating a network-wide alert to all personnel within seconds of an incident occurring.
Ribcraft Expands Production Facility
Ribcraft a builder of professional grade rigid inflatable boats (RIBs), headquartered in Marblehead, Massachusetts, announced that it is expanding their production…
Rowan - Ralls CEO, Lentz COB
Rowan Companies, Inc. (NYSE: RDC) announced that, effective January 1, 2009, its Board of Directors has named W. Matt Ralls as the company's new President, Chief…
Northrop Grumman - Sub Nav Contract
Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has been awarded a delivery order for the fifth year of a five-year contract to provide technical, logistics and material…
Virginia-Class Sub Bound for Pearl Harbor
The commander of Submarine Force, U.S Pacific Fleet (SUBPAC) announced on Dec. 4 that USS Hawaii (SSN 776) will be the first Virginia-class submarine to be homeported at Naval Station Pearl Harbor this summer. "SUBPAC is thrilled to be welcoming the most technologically advanced submarine in the U.S. inventory to our ohana," said Rear Adm. Douglas McAneny, commander, Submarine Force U.S. Commissioned May 5…
DWS - Best of Corpus Christi Award
DWS International, Inc. has been selected for the 2008 Best of Corpus Christi Award in the Geophysical Apparatus category by the U.S. Local Business Association (USLBA).
The CSL Group Installs Veson
Veson Nautical, a US-based developer of software solutions for the commercial maritime community, announced that installation of its IMOS Chartering Module has been…