DYT Makes Large Yacht Shipments
In late February, Dockwise Yacht Transport’s (DYT) 456 ft Super Servant 3 left Port Everglades for Toulon, unloading 18 yachts and loading one in St. Thomas, then moved on to Martinique where it loaded 18 more yachts, totaling 32 power and sailing yachts for a final cargo value of $140m. In early March, the second of DYT’s fleet of semi-submersible transport ships, the 556 ft Super Servant 4, departed from Port Everglades, heading to Palma de Mallorca with another $140m worth of yachts.
New Reefer Customer Service Desk
CMA CGM (America) LLC announced that they will launch a new dedicated export reefer customer service desk on March 30, 2009. The new Export Reefer Customer Service Desk will be based in the Norfolk…
Gibbs & Cox Part of Lockheed LCS Team
The U.S. Navy has awarded a Lockheed Martin led industry team a fixed price incentive fee contract to construct the Navy’s third Littoral Combat Ship (LCS). Gibbs & Cox…
LM500 Gas Turbines for Republic of Korea Navy
GE Marine reports that it will supply Samsung Techwin, Republic of Korea (ROK), with LM500 gas turbines to power PK(X) patrol boats to be built as part of phase two of this ROK Navy fast patrol boat program. The first PK(X) Yoon Young-ha has already been launched at Hanjin Heavy Industries’ Busan, ROK shipyard. “We are delighted that the ROK Navy selected LM500 propulsion system commonality for the next PK(X) patrol boats,” said Brien Bolsinger, general manager, GE Marine, Evendale, Ohio.
Paradox Marine, New Executive Leadership
Paradox Marine has created a new corporate executive team to direct the next phase of its growth as a leading supplier of wireless boat security, monitoring, GPS tracking and surveillance systems. Together with Paradox Security Systems, Paradox Marine products are distributed in over 100 countries. Jay Keenan, formerly Vice President of Sales & Marketing, has been promoted to President and Chief Executive Officer.
CG Acquisition Improvements
On March 24, Congressman Elijah E. “The first hearing I convened during my tenure as the Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation…
ASNE Day 2009, NEO Vehicles
Attendees at next month’s ASNE Day 2009 Symposium at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, MD, will have the opportunity to view…
Detillion CFO, Ambassadors International
Ambassadors International, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMIE), announced that Mark Detillion has joined the company March 23 and will become the company's Chief Financial Officer effective April 1, 2009.
Lockheed Martin Contract for Next LCS
The U.S. Navy has awarded a Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) -led industry team a fixed price incentive fee contract to construct the Navy's third Littoral Combat Ship (LCS).
Proposed Name Change, Statoil ASA
The board of directors of StatoilHydro will propose to the company’s Annual General Meeting on 19 May that the company name be changed to Statoil ASA. On 27 February this year, the board of directors received a letter from the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy which stated that “the Norwegian State at the Annual General Meeting will only vote for proposals which include the name Statoil, either alone or as the dominating part of a new name”.
StatoilHydro Annual & Sustainability Reports
"StatoilHydro's results and deliveries in 2008 were strong, and we are well positioned to steer through the current economic downturn. Good exploration results and…
Push Boat for Sale
A river and bay push boat built for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been posted for immediate sale.
New Crewboat from Horizon Shipbuilding
The Nigerian firm Fymak Marine & Oil Services has recently taken delivery of a new crewboat designed and built by Horizon Shipbuilding of Bayou LaBatre, Alabama. The M/V Chinyelugo is 170 ft long with a 31 ft beam and 13.5 ft molded depth. Propulsion on the aluminum vessel is provided by four Cummins KTA-50 M2 engines each delivering 1800 HP at 1800 RPM through Twin Disc MGX 6848 gears with 2.58:1 ratios to Hamilton HM811 water jets. The crewboat has a design speed of 30 knots.
This Day in Naval History – March 25
1813 - USS Essex takes Neryeda, first capture by U.S. 1898 - Assist.
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).