Navy Ship Nears Pirates Holding U.S. Captain
According to an April 9 Reuters report, a U.S. Navy destroyer reached waters off Somalia to help free an American ship captain taken hostage by pirates in the first incident of seizure of U.S.
Mack Boring, East Coast Scania Distributor
Scania has appointed Mack Boring & Parts Co. as distributor for its commercial marine diesel engines in the eastern United States. For the last year, Mack Boring has been a Scania distributor in the Great Lakes region. Scania engines are used in a variety of applications, including ferries fishing boats, tugboats, pilot boats and rescue vessels.
Evergreen Upgrades FPS Service
Evergreen Line will adjust its weekly transit times on its Far East - Panama service (FPS), to improve the service it offers to its customers in Central America…
PD Ports Appoints Legal Contracts Manager
PD Ports recently appointed Deborah McGargle as legal contracts manager, based at the Port’s Queen’s Square headquarters in Middlesbrough. McGargle, who joined PD Ports on February 17…
Albania’s DPA Awards Contract to Cargotec
Cargotec’s Kalmar business area has been awarded a five-year equipment servicing and maintenance contract by the Durres Port Authority (DPA) in Albania. The contract…
StatoilHydro Canada Discovery
Hydrocarbons were encountered while drilling the deepwater Mizzen prospect (EL 1049), located approximately 500 kilometres east-northeast of St John’s, Newfoundland. Further analysis of the well results will be undertaken to determine the potential, and an application for a Significant Discovery License (SDL) will be filed over the coming months. “The drilling operation, conducted at a water depth of 1…
Combined Maritime Forces Alert to Mariners
Following a series of attacks off the eastern coast of Somalia, Combined Maritime Forces issued an updated special maritime advisory message. The message highlights several recent attacks that occurred hundreds of miles off the Somali coast and states that merchant mariners should be increasingly vigilant when operating in those waters. "We continue to highlight the importance of preparation by the merchant mariners and the maritime industry in this message," said Vice Adm.
Airport Windsock Goes Marine
Known for supplying windsocks for aerospace and industrial applications, Airport Windsock Corporation has developed a windsock specifically designed for the harsh marine environment. Wind contributes more to the challenge of docking than all of the many other factors combined. Along with giving an accurate wind direction at wind speeds as low as 2 mph, they are calibrated to fully extend at 15 knots of wind speed.
Cummings Statement, Maersk Alabama
April 8, Congressman Elijah E. “My deepest thoughts and prayers go out to the crew of the Maersk Alabama, as well as their families, as they endure this difficult time.
TVA Uses Ellicott Dredge for Cleanup
Three months after a massive coal ash spill, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has begun dredging the ashen byproduct of coal-generated electricity from the Emory River using an Ellicott Series 370 "Dragon" dredge. Jacobs Engineering is the prime contractor for this first phase of the project. The Ellicott 370 “Dragon” began sucking up ash from the river April 2, TVA officials said during a news briefing.
Tom Boardley, Marine Director
Tom Boardley assumes responsibility for Lloyd’s Register’s global marine activities, as Marine Director. He succeeds Alan Gavin. Tom has worked in the shipping industry since graduation from university in 1978 when he joined P&O. Working in liner management and agency operations, he represented P&O in the UK, Taiwan, Korea, Japan and Australia. In 2004 he became head of NYK Line’s European Container activities based in London.
Mitcham Industries 4Q & Year-End Results
Mitcham Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:MIND) announced financial results for its fiscal 2009 fourth quarter and year ended January 31, 2009. The company reported total…
Obzerv's Cameras Monitor the Strait of Malacca
Several long-range surveillance ARGC-2400 cameras from Obzerv Technologies have been installed in Malaysia to improve the Malaysia Maritime Enforcement Agency's…
Fugawi X-Traverse Supports Online Charts
Software manufacturer Northport Systems Inc. announced the addition of Hilton’s Realtime-Navigator support to its online Fugawi X-Traverse collection for use with Fugawi navigation software…
This Day in Naval History – April 9
1861 - Second relief convoy for Fort Sumter left New York 1941 - Commissioning of USS North Carolina, which carried 9 16-inch guns 1943 - Re-establishment of Commodore rank 1959 - Selection o