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.
Photo: NY Freight Ship After Oil Spill
In this Coast Guard photo number six oil stains the port side of the Mariano Lauro after 105 gallons spilled on its deck during a transfer operation off Bayridge, N.Y., March 24, 2009. Approximately two gallons spilled into the water and was immediately boomed off and recovered from the water.
HydroComp SwiftCraft 2009 Adds Features
SwiftCraft is a designer's tool for speed and power prediction of propeller-driven monohull vessels under 250 ft. SwiftCraft had been developed specifically for designers and builders of motor yachts…
Veolia Adds Deepwater Vessel to Fleet
Veolia ES Industrial Services announced the addition of the Viking Poseidon to its fleet of deepwater marine vessels. The vessel was delivered to Galveston Bay in February and has completed its first job in the Gulf of Mexico. The Poseidon’s design technology and equipment will allow for greater deepwater capabilities at a time when customers are calling for such services. Mr. Michel Gourvennec, President and Chief Executive Officer of Veolia Environmental Services North America…
American Welding Society: Shipyards Conference
At the American Welding Society (AWS) 6th Annual Charting the Course in Welding: US Shipyards Conference, attendees will learn the progress of new and innovative developments…
Oil Spill Near East Newark, NJ
An estimated 1,000 gallons of biodiesel oil is reported to have spilled into a catch basin near East Newark, NJ, on the Passaic River at about 5:30 a.m. March 26.
KVH $1k Free Airtime Promotion
KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI) announced a new promotion at the Palm Beach Boat Show in West Palm Beach, FL that will allow boaters to save money while putting…
American Samoa, CG Amends TWIC Rule
The U.S. Coast Guard announced it has submitted to the Federal Register a rulemaking to amend one provision of the Jan. The new rulemaking, which shares the same title as the Jan.
Delta T Systems, Gulf Coast Tours
Taking the show on the road, Delta T Systems' new Demo Trailer relieves the burden of attending trade shows and seminars in order to learn about advances in marine engine room technology. The company began the year with a 1,000 mile demonstration tour along the Gulf Coast. The second tour will start in April and leave from New Orleans, Louisiana. "The concept is simple," said company president and owner Lynn Oien.
February, Two Orders for Korean Shipbuilders
According to a March 26 report from the Chosun Ilbo, Korean shipbuilders received only two orders in February. Global shipbuilding industry researcher Clarkson said…
Shipbuilders Ask for New Loan Terms
According to a March 26 report from JoongAng Daily, Korean shipyards are asking state-run lenders to increase loans and extend financing for orders as their cash holdings run out…