Obama Nominates Mabus for SecNav
The Navy Times reported that former Mississippi governor Ray Mabus will be nominated as the next Secretary of the Navy, as the Obama administration announced on March 27. Mabus served as the U.S.
Enhanced Direct Reading Flow Meters
Aalborg Instruments has announced the introduction of Direct Reading Scales for Models P, S and T Flow Meters. Direct Reading flow tube scales are designed exclusively for a specific gas or liquid at a given temperature and pressure valid only for the associated units of flow. Easy to read flow rates for a specified set of parameters are clearly indicated in specific engineering units, such as mL/min or scfh.
Seaway Notice, Max Allowable Drafts
In the Montreal to Lake Ontario section, the maximum allowable draft will be 80.8 dm (26.5 ft), subject to favorable water elevations, effective March 31, 2009. This increase applies to all vessels.
Mediterranean Project Chartering Moves
Mediterranean Project Chartering (MPC), a subsidiary of BBC Chartering & Logistic, is moving its head office in Genoa. Business growth since it was established in…
Commander-in-Chief Fleet Visits Ukho
The Royal Navy’s leading Operational Commander visited the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) Friday, March 27, to see the navigational services and charts that the organisation provides at first hand. The Commander-in-Chief Fleet (CINCFLEET), Admiral Sir Mark Stanhope KCB OBE, is responsible for delivering the Fleet Operational Capability. This includes the operation, resourcing and training of the Royal Navy’s ships, submarines and aircraft, and personnel including the Royal Marines.
Intersleek Used on GNV Fleet
Grandi Navi Veloci (GNV), cruise ferry operator in the Mediterranean has converted all vessels at maintenance and repair dry docking to the biocide free, foul release system, Intersleek. The conversion process began in 2005 with the application of Intersleek 700, a silicone based foul release system, on the 32,700 GT, 23 knot cruise ferry Majestic. Since then another four vessels, the Fantastic, Splendid, Excellent and Excelsior have all been coated with Intersleek 700.
Update on Oil Spill Near East Newark, NJ
The Coast Guard discovered an estimated 50 gallons of biodiesel that leaked from a spill reported yesterday near East Newark, N.J., along the Passaic River near North Arlington…
New Navy Contract
BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair, Inc., San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $9,064,075 modification to previously-awarded contract (N00024-08-C-2300) to exercise…
Alaska Scheduled to Change Homeports
USS Alaska (SSBN 732), a fleet ballistic submarine assigned to Submarine Group 10, is scheduled to change homeports to Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Ga. Alaska…
Ship Seizures Broaden Piracy Challenge
Two ship seizures in the Indian Ocean in recent days appear to indicate that pirates have broadened their focus beyond the heavily patrolled Gulf of Aden. Pirates hijacked two chemical tankers: the Bahamian-flagged, Norwegian-owned vessel Bowasir March 25 and the Panamanian-flagged, Greek-owned Nipayia March 26, a Navy spokesman confirmed. Bowasir and its 23-member crew were operating more than 380 nautical miles southeast of Kismayo, Somalia.
Assessment of USS Hartford and New Orleans
The U.S. Navy submarine and U.S. collided in the Strait of Hormuz March 20, have been undergoing extensive engineering and damage assessments since pulling into Bahrain March 21. Engineering and technical experts arrived in Bahrain to assess the damage to USS Hartford (SSN 768) and USS New Orleans (LPD 18). They will augment Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center (MARMC) Detachment Bahrain. Twelve…
Hamburg Süd Restructures Trident Service
Hamburg Süd announced today that it is restructuring its Trident Service in response to changing market conditions. The changes are designed to bring reduced network costs.
First Russian LNG Cargo Journeys to Japan
The first Russian LNG cargo for delivery to Japan has been successfully loaded from the Sakhalin II LNG plant into the Energy Frontier LNG carrier. The Energy Frontier…
Dubai Maritime City Training Program
Dubai Maritime City (DMC) has announced the launch of an internal training program for its employees. “Ta’aleem Mutabadal,” which translates into “shared learning,” is the first of its kind and aims at enhancing employees’ skills and knowledge by utilizing the company’s different internal experts. The program features a variety of topics related to both the employees’ professional and personal knowledge.
This Day in Naval History – March 30
1973 - Naval Advisory Group and Naval forces, Vietnam disestablished and last U.S. prisoners of war left Vietnam.