Suspected Pirates Apprehended
The guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64) apprehended six suspected pirates in the Gulf of Aden on March 20 after responding to a distress call from two nearby merchant vessels. At approximately 4:30 a.m., the Philippines-flagged Motor Vessel Bison Express sent a distress call to all ships in the area reporting they were being pursued by a small skiff containing six heavily-armed suspected pirates.
New Navy Contract
Lockheed Martin Corp., – Maritime Systems & Sensors, Baltimore, Md., is being awarded a contract for LCS FY09 Flight 0+ ship construction, class design services…
Comark Corp Announces New Rackmount Chassis
Comark Corporation, a designer and manufacturer of ruggedized custom computer solutions for the marine and military markets, expanded its portfolio of computer solutions by announcing the availability of the Rugged 5-Slot 2U Rackmount Chassis. The 2U Rackmount Chassis offers high-speed Core 2 Duo Quad processing, 16GB RAM, dual hot swappable drives, a hot swappable power supply, and a DVD/CD-RW drive.
Hearing on CG Acquisitions Process
Today, March 24, Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, convened the Subcommittee…
Stimulus Floods German Waterways
According to a March 23 report from Bloomberg, German Transport Minister Wolfgang Tiefensee laid the foundation stone for Europe’s longest ship lift today, the first…
Jeppesen Launches Trial and ROI Analysis Program
Jeppesen Marine is now offering a 45-day trial and evaluation program to introduce prospective customers to the benefits offered by the company’s Vessel and Voyage Optimization Solution (VVOS).
Noble Denton Executive Appointments
Noble Denton, the premier provider of life cycle marine and offshore engineering services to the oil & gas, marine and renewables industries, announced two executive…
New On-Line Sharing Site for Ship Design
ShipConstructor Software Inc. (SSI), in collaboration with its US-based subsidiary ShipConstructor Software USA, Inc., the National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP), and several US shipyards including Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding (NGSB), has reached another milestone in the effort to create further cost savings for their clients. With the introduction of its online sharing site SC4D (http://SC4D.ShipConstructor.com)…
Better Pressure Testing Saves $193m per Rig
According to ODS-Petrodata, the cost of operating a highly automated rig in the Gulf of Mexico has almost tripled in the last four years. Accordingly, the Minerals…
Multi Service Corp Expands Service Staff
Since the launch of altivis in late-2007, Multi Service Corporation has expanded its marine services support and sales staff in order to satisfy market demand. Hal Fallert…
Alion $3.2m DoD Task Order
Alion Science and Technology was awarded a $3.2m task order to maximize the efficiency and accessibility of scientific and technical information (STI) used by the…
Hummer to Head MARAD N. Cal. Office
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration has named John Hummer to head its new Northern California Gateway Office in San Francisco. Prior to this appointment, Mr.
Hyde, Alandia Engineering Partnership
Hyde Marine, Inc. and Alandia Engineering OY announced the signing of a Letter of Intent (LOI) for Alandia to provide engineering and installation services for the Hyde Guardian ballast water management technology. The partnership allows Hyde to offer its customers an organization to manage the multi-disciplined task of installing ballast water management systems on existing ships. A formal agreement will be signed during the next few months.
Hamburg Süd's First Argentina Christening
The Monte Alegre, the ninth in a series of ten ships of the 5,552 TEU Monte class, was christened in Buenos Aires on March 22. It was the first ship christening in the more than 137-year history of Hamburg Süd to take place in Argentina. Sponsor of the Monte Alegre was Dr Brigitte Oetker, wife of Dr. Arend Oetker, Managing Partner of Dr. Arend Oetker Holding GmbH & Co. On delivery, the Monte Alegre was phased into the shipping company's Asia - South America Service.
This Day in Naval History – March 24
1903 - George Dewey commissioned Admiral of the Navy with the date of rank, 2 March 1899. He was the only person to hold this rank. (Source: Navy News Service)