Wärtsilä Receives Order for FSV Design
Wärtsilä, ship power system integrator for the marine industry, has received a ship design order from the Norwegian shipping company Sartor Shipping AS. The order is for two Vik-Sandvik 465 FSV design vessels that will be built at the Wison Heavy Industry shipyard in China. Wärtsilä scope of supply also includes two main engines, gear boxes and propellers. Sartor Shipping has options for further newbuildings at the yard. The vessels are due for delivery in 2010 and 2011.
Putin Pledges Support for Shipbuilders
According to a March 10 report from The Moscow Times, Russia plans to triple orders of state ships in the next six years to $19b and build a new shipyard near the Baltic Sea port of Primorsk…
South Korea New Builds May be Canceled
According to a March 10 report from Reuters, South Korea's shipbuilders are showing signs that they will delay or cancel orders. For years, shipbuilders have been…
Northrop Creates Jobs in Newport News
According to a March 10 report from the Daily Press, among other new business investments in the city of Newport News, VA, Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding is involved in a collaboration to invest $363m…
Williams-Mystic Crowley Memorial Scholarship
Crowley continues to foster education in maritime studies through its recent scholarship grant to a deserving student at the Maritime Studies Program of Williams College and Mystic Seaport. Laura Boyle was selected as the spring 2009 Thomas Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarship recipient at Williams-Mystic. She received a $5,000 scholarship to attend the 17-week maritime studies program in Mystic, Conn.
Raytheon, Defense Technology Work Group
On March 5th the working group for “Defense Technology” held its sixtieth conference at the premises of Raytheon Anschütz. The working group is an organization of companies from German federal state Schleswig-Holstein, who are engaged in the defense business. The stated aim of the working group is to point out on the technological, economical and security-political relevance of defense technology. In order to share information, the working group gets together regularly.
Lloyd’s Center of Excellence, North America
Lloyd’s Register North America, Inc. held an open house for its newly expanded offices in Fort Lauderdale on February 25, unveiling a modern training facility that…
WR Systems Achieves ISO Certification
Norfolk Mayor Paul D. Fraim will recognize WR Systems, Ltd. for Outstanding Achievement on Wednesday, March 4, following the company’s certification from the International…
Maersk Line, Fundraiser for USS
In an effort help generate support for the United Seamen’s Service (USS), Maersk Line, Limited (MLL) has established a company-wide fundraising drive in which the…
New Navy Contract
LPI Technical Services, Chesapeake, Va., is being awarded a $7.3m cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the alteration installation team support.
One Million Workers Enrolled in TWIC
One million port and longshore workers, truckers and others at ports across the nation have enrolled in the Department of Homeland Security's Transportation Worker…
GX Technology Agreement With Polarcus
ION Geophysical Corporation (NYSE:IO) announced that its seismic imaging subsidiary, GX Technology (GXT), has signed an agreement with The Polarcus Group of Companies…
Smit Internationale NV Exceeds Record
• Operating result for Harbour Towage increases, partly because of the extended interest in URS. • Commencement of new contracts leads to growth Terminals.
This Day in Naval History – March 10
1945 - Navy and civilian nurses interned at Los Banos, Philippines flown back to U.S. Navy nurses awarded Bronze Star.
U.S. Claims Chinese Harass Oceanographic Ship
Five Chinese vessels shadowed and maneuvered close to the USNS Impeccable in the March 8, a senior Pentagon official said March 9. The oceanographic ship was 70 miles south of conducting routine operations in international waters when the ships approached, Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman said. "We view these as unprofessional maneuvers by the Chinese vessels and violations under international law to operate with due regard for the rights and safety of other lawful users of the ocean…