MT Stolt Strength Update
Stolt-Nielsen S.A. (Oslo Børs: SNI) announced that following the company’s press release on April 23, where it reported that MT Stolt Strength was adrift off the…
MacGregor Anchor-Handling/Towing Winch
MacGregor can now offer anchor-handling towing winches (AHTW) with pulling powers of between 300 tonnes and 600 tonnes and will be able to supply them in both hydraulically and electrically-driven versions. MacGregor is part of Cargotec Corporation, the world's leading provider of cargo handling solutions used in local transportation, terminals, ports, distribution centres and ships. Although traditionally supplied as hydraulically-operated…
Study, Modernizing Shipbuilding in Russia
Three Japanese companies - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK Line) and Mitsui & Co., Ltd. - have signed an agreement with United Industrial Corporation (OPK)…
This Day in Naval History – April 28
1962 - Naval forces capture Forts Jackson and St. 1944 - U.S. 1993 - SECDEF memo orders Armed Forces to train and assign women on combat aircraft and most combat ships…
CG Photo: CGC Thetis in UNITAS Gold
The Coast Guard Cutter Thetis sails in formation with maritime forces from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Germany, Mexico, Peru, The United States and Uruguay off the coast of Florida during UNITAS Gold, April 23. The maritime forces are participating in the 50th iteration of the annual multi-national maritime exercise to increase interoperability among participating navies. (US Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer Seth Johnson)
Seacor Holdings 1Q Results
Seacor Holdings Inc. announced net income attributable to its stockholders for the first quarter ended March 31, 2009 of $53 million, or $2.36 per diluted share…
New Tech Saves Time for Shipbrokers
Stelvio has reacted to demands from the shipbroking sector for faster and more accurate vessel positioning and cargo order data by developing software which it claims will cut the workload by half.
Jeppesen Marine New Optimization Solution
The latest version of Jeppesen Marine Vessel and Voyage Optimization Solution (VVOS), released in April, offers integration with its worldwide C-Map electronic chart database.
Etheredge Head of Marine Banking Group
Dahlman Rose & Company, LLC, announced the appointment of Elliott Etheredge as Managing Director and head of the firm's Marine Transportation Investment Banking group.
New Navy Contract
Raytheon Co., Integrated Defense Systems, Tewksbury, Mass., is being awarded a $217,000,000 cost plus fixed fee modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024…
Singapore Navy Joins Counterpiracy CTF 151
A Singaporean counterpiracy task group joined Combined Task Force (CTF) 151 this week and began conducting operations alongside other Coalition naval forces off the coast of Somalia. Commanded by Navy Col. Bernard Miranda, the Singaporean task group includes the Landing Ship Tank (LST), RSS Persistence (209), and joins other naval forces currently conducting counterpiracy operations as part of CTF 151.
Second Deadline for Small Shipyard Grants
The Passenger Vessel Association wishes to remind its members and interested parties that anyone who missed the April 20 deadline to submit an application for the U.S.
Construction of Three Sludge Ships
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Engineering Design and Construction (BEDC) has released an invitation to submit sealed bids for…
Shipbuilding Academy Planned
Construction on a shipbuilding academy proposed for Jackson County could begin as soon as next year according to an April 26 report from the Sun Herald. Gov. Haley…
Somerville Named MMA Person of the Year
Mr. Robert D. Somerville, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ABS has been named as the Massachusetts Maritime Academy 2009 Maritime Person of the Year. Each…
USS Hopper Returns from Deployment
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Hopper (DDG 70) returned to her homeport of Naval Station Pearl Harbor April 23 following a three month deployment to the Western Pacific in support of the Mid-Pacific Surface Combatant Operational Employment program. Hopper departed Pearl Harbor Jan. 20 to join the John C. Stennis Battle Group and members of Destroyer Squadron 15 while supporting the Mid-Pacific Surface Combatant Operational Employment program.
Guilty Plea to Marine Pollution Related Charges
STX Pan Ocean Co. Ltd. (STX), headquartered in Seoul, Korea, and the owner of the commercial cargo ship, M/V Ocean Jade, pleaded guilty today to conspiracy as well…
Navios Maritime Declares Cash Distribution
Navios Maritime Partners L.P. (NYSE: NMM), an owner and operator of Capesize and Panamax vessels, announced that its Board of Directors has declared a cash distribution…
Melody Successfully Evades Pirates
MSC Cruises confirms that the Melody cruise ship was attacked by pirates near the Seychelles Islands on Saturday evening, April 25, 2009. The ship initiated avoidance…
This Day in Naval History – April 27
1805 - Naval forces capture Derne, Tripoli; raise U.S. 1813 - U.S. 1865 - Body of John Wilkes Booth brought to Washington Navy Yard.