MARPOL Training Institute NPDES Training
California-based MARPOL Training Institute, Inc. (MTI) released its NPDES Training for Vessels (NTV) software package. This software meets the requirements of the…
C-Nav World DGPS Changes UK Location
C-Nav - World DGPS announced their office in the UK has relocated and is now fully operational. Rick Davey, Regional Manager, will be directing sales and support for C-Nav in Europe.
Central Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 208
Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar, announced that the Central Gulf of Mexico Oil and Gas Lease Sale 208, held in New Orleans, attracted $703,048,523 in high bids.
Rolls-Royce New Facilities in N. America
Rolls-Royce has opened two new marine service centers in Galveston, Texas and Seattle, Washington. Rolls-Royce’s global marine services network is dedicated to helping…
Northstar Network, Canadian Navy Contract
Northstar Network Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Northstar Electronics Inc. (OTCBB: NEIK), has been awarded a $2.6m contract by L-3 Communications MAPPS Inc. (L-3 MAPPS) to manufacture 66 Standard Marine Consoles and 60 Local Operating Panels as part of its Integrated Platform Management System (IPMS). This upgrade will modernize the Canadian Navy's 12 Halifax Class Frigates and improve their operational effectiveness.
Stolt Tankers Cancels Newbuilding Contract
Stolt Tankers B.V., a subsidiary of Stolt-Nielsen S.A. (OsloBørs: SNI), announced on March 18 that it has cancelled a contract with SLS Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. of…
Incat Crowther Designs Catamaran Work Boat
The Unlimited is the 20th Incat Crowther design built by Richardson Devine Marine. A 78.7 ft catamaran work boat, the Unlimited was built for Offshore Unlimited, who provide comprehensive offshore services, including oil rig supply, survey ship re-supply and chase boat services, around Australia. The platform is based on the successful Incat Crowther catamaran hull form which has been heavily utilized in ferries, motor yachts and work boats around the world over the last decade.
NASA Image: Ship Tracks
On March 4, 2009, the skies over the northeast Pacific Ocean were streaked with clouds that form around the particles in ship exhaust. This pair of images shows how these ship tracks are different from the natural marine clouds in the same area. NASA images by Robert Simmon and Jesse Allen, based on an image by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team. Caption by Rebecca Lindsey. (Source: Earth Observatory)
PIERS Trade Horizons Reports on Imports
The global recession began to hammer waterborne commerce during the second half of 2008, according to the latest containerized import-export statistics from PIERS Trade Horizons.
CG Approves Siemens SiteIQ
Recently, Port of Wilmington (POW) security officials received the U.S. Coast Guard's permission to leverage its Siveillance(TM) SiteIQ video surveillance system…
Ballast Water Inspections Improve, GL/Seaway
A new U.S. government report released March 13 showed a notable increase in the number of ballast tank inspections of oceangoing commercial ships entering the Great Lakes St.
New Navy Contracts
Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding (NGSB), Inc., Pascagoula, Miss., is being awarded a $31,800,000 Basic Ordering Agreement for Post-Shakedown Availability (PSA) for DDG 51 class destroyers.
NASSCO Lays Keel of Tenth T-AKE Ship
General Dynamics NASSCO, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE:GD) , on March 17 laid the keel for USNS Charles Drew, the tenth dry cargo-ammunition ship in the U.S.
Jeppesen Marine Donates to SCI
Jeppesen Marine has donated its Workboat Navigator software packages to two Seamen’s Church Institute’s (SCI) Centers for Maritime Education for use in mariner training courses. Both the Paducah, Ky.
This Day in Naval History – March 19
1898 - USS Oregon departs San Francisco for 14,000 mile trip around South America to join U.S. 1917 - Navy Department authorizes enrollment of women in Naval Reserve with ratings of yeoman…
Diverse Projects’ Latest Vessel
Build Project 08 is currently under construction at Profab Central Engineering Ltd in Palmerston North, New Zealand. The hull was successfully rolled over in October, and the superstructure is now taking shape. Stage two of the program, interior, paintwork and finishing details will later take place in Whangarei, New Zealand. BP08’s sleek lines were designed by Craig Loomes Design Group. The 103.3 ft passagemaker is being built to Germanischer Lloyd 100 A5 class and New Zealand MSA survey.
SpecTec to Purchase 20% MarineXchange
SpecTec Group, IT supplier to the merchant and cruise shipping markets, has recently acquired a 20% share in MarineXChange Software GmbH. MarineXchange is a provider…
Faria Watchdog LRIT System on Iridium Sat
Faria WatchDog, Inc. announced that its WatchDog 750 long-range identification and tracking (LRIT) ship terminal has successfully completed the compliance and test…
Dockwise Secures $42m in Contracts
Dockwise Ltd. announced nine near-term contracts awarded to its subsidiary, Dockwise Shipping, for the transportation of a jack-up drilling rig, dredging equipment, military and various other cargoes.
MTU Names Reisig Head of Gov’t Affairs
MTU has recently appointed Richard Reisig as its head of governmental affairs in Washington D.C. In this role, Reisig will oversee the activities of MTU’s Washington D.C.