Unicom Management Uses BVS
Applied Weather Technology, Inc. (AWT) announced that Unicom Management Services (Cyprus) Ltd has now been using its BonVoyage software (BVS) for 10 years to help its ship Captains steer clear of heavy weather in order to avoid vessel damage and prevent crew injury. After first adopting BVS in 1999 as part of a trial on three ships, SCF Unicom observed that the onboard software was helping its Captains to reduce heavy weather damage to those ships.
Eye on the Navy
April 1, 2009, a landing craft air cushion from Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 5 leaves a beach during an exercise near Camp Lemonier, Djibouti. ACU-5 is currently assigned to the USS Boxer Expeditionary Strike Group supporting Combined Task Force-151 (CTF-151), a multinational task force conducting counter-piracy operations to detect and deter piracy in and around the Gulf of Aden, Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean and Red Sea. (US Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jesse B.
ZF Marine Introduces ZF 9000 Series
The new ZF 9000 Series transmissions from ZF Marine are the latest in a long history of industry leading marine transmissions designed to handle the demands of high-power engines. With its design flexibility, the ZF 9000 Series is suited for any vessel – including patrol craft, fast ferries, and luxury yachts – that require compact, lightweight, high-performance propulsion. The series is available in several configurations…
Winchmann-Hansen, Pres. Global Marine Energy
Global Marine Systems announced Kim Wichmann-Hansen as President of Global Marine Energy, a division focused on Subsea Electrical infrastructure for the Offshore Wind and Energy Transmission markets…
Diana Shipping, M/V Danae Charter
Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE:DSX), a global shipping company specializing in the transportation of dry bulk cargoes, announced that it has entered into a time charter…
Vizada Launches SkyFile Weather Software
Vizada, provider of global satellite communications, has launched SkyFile Weather, a software package for the shipping and fishing industry, which enables users…
Horizon Helps Deliver Concrete Canoes
Engineering students from 12 universities around the country will began competing in Hawaii in the conference finals of the American Society of Civil Engineers'…
Annual Harbor Safety Committee Conference
The U.S. Coast Guard's Office of Waterways Management is sponsoring the 11th Annual Harbor Safety Committee Conference in Tampa, Fla., at the Marriott Tampa Waterside Hotel May 27-29.
Global Diving & Salvage Takes Delivery of ROV
Seattle-based Global Diving & Salvage, Inc. announces the acquisition of a Saab Seaeye Cougar XT ROV, adding substantial capacity to their existing fleet of underwater vehicles.
Zodiac Warranty through Boaters World
Zodiac of North America, Inc. announced its warranty policy for all Zodiac products bought by a consumer through a Boaters World liquidator. Zodiac will warrant all boxed boats…
Stolt Tankers Reports $2.5m Loss
According to an April 6 report from Emirates Business 24/7, chemical tanker specialist Stolt Tankers reported an operating loss of $2.5m for the first quarter this…
End of 145 Years of Shipbuilding
According to an April 6 report from the Telegraph, one hundred and forty-five years of production at Swan Hunter, one of the world's most famous shipbuilders in the UK…
U-Ocean Adds Oceanfreight Consols
Less than a year after U-Ocean, the oceanfreight arm of global freight forwarder the U-Freight Group (ufl) launched scheduled oceanfreight export consolidation services from New York…
MSC Cruises Crew Members’ Honored
A ceremony held on board MSC Fantasia on April 2 at the port of Palma de Mallorca (Spain) officially recognized the bravery of four crew members who rushed to the aid of an overboard passenger.
This Day in Naval History – April 7
1917 - Navy takes control of all wireless radio stations in the U.S.