CG Photo: Coast Guard Cutter Pamlico
The Coast Guard Cutter Pamlico, a 160 ft inland construction tender, homeported in New Orleans, transits Baptiste Collette Bayou, while working aids to navigation in the Mississippi River Delta near Venice, La., Wednesday April 29, 2009. The Pamlico is manned by 16 crewmembers, who construct fixed aids to navigation from Baton Rouge to the Southwest Pass o the Mississippi River and its surrounding waterways. U.S. Coast Guard photograph / Petty Officer 3rd Class Tom Atkeson
Transas NavCom Package for Kugelbake
Transas Marine GmbH reported the completed supply of the full navigational and communication systems set to a newbuild RoRo vessel for Wulf Seetransporte GmbH & Co. KG, Cuxhaven. Transas delivered a full set of radio-navigational equipment including dual Navi-Sailor 4000 MFD ECDIS, two Navi-Radar 4000 MFD X-band, all navigation sensors, Gyro and steering system and GMDSS A2 equipments, all supplied and commissioned turn-key ready.
Navy Stern Flap Installations for Fuel Savings
The U.S. Navy began installing stern flaps in April on amphibious ships in an effort make ships more fuel efficient and save up to $450,000 in fuel costs per ship annually. USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41), the first dock landing ship to receive stern flaps, began the installation process mid-April during a scheduled maintenance availability in Norfolk, Va. The ship is expected to head back to sea in late November.
New Sher-Release Coating System
Sherwin-Williams Protective and Marine Coatings announced new Sher-Release Silicone Fouling Release Coating System, a nontoxic alternative to conventional antifouling coatings. A U.S.
Major Chinese Order for SAM Electronics
Hamburg-based SAM Electronics, in association with its Chinese subsidiary, SAM Taihang Electronics, has been awarded a contract to supply and install NACOS 54-5…
ROV Deployable Strain Sensor Assembly
BMT Scientific Marine Services Inc., a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, has developed a sensor assembly and installation tool that permits strain sensors to be installed on an underwater pipeline using a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV). Known as a Subsea Strain Sensor Assembly (SSSA), it is attached to a pipeline or riser in depths of up to 10,000 ft below sea level. Once secured onto the pipe, the sensor…
Eco-Green from Daimer Industries
Daimer Industries is introducing Eco-Green, a line of eco-friendly cleaning chemicals. Eco-Green, features over 100 non-toxic, plant-based formulations, with specific formulas for the marine industry including: Boat Wash & Cleaner, Bilge, Boat & Marine Cleaner, Deodorizer & Cleaner, and Boat Hull Cleaner. Eco-Green, employs Micro-Blasting technology, which breaks down dirt and stains into microscopic particles that disperse in water and repel one another.
Crowley, 100% Compliance with TWIC
Continuing announced that all of its employees, who needed Transportation Workers Identification Credentials (TWIC) by the final mid-April deadline, have them. More than 600 Crowley terminal and port workers in Port Everglades, Pennsauken, Jacksonville, San Juan and St. Thomas and more than 1,000 merchant seamen from Alaska to Puerto Rico obtained TWIC credentials during a series of rolling federal deadlines.
Kirby Corp 1Q 2009 Results
Kirby Corporation (NYSE:KEX) announced net earnings for the first quarter ended March 31, 2009 of $28 million, or $.52 per share, compared with net earnings of $36.6 million…
Hornbeck Offshore 1Q Report
Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (NYSE: HOS) announced results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2009. First quarter 2009 revenues increased 12.4% to $109.6…
Aker Solutions Awarded Contracts GBS
Aker Solutions has been awarded contracts from Exxon Neftegas Limited, as operator on behalf of the Sakhalin-1 Consortium, for designing, constructing and delivering…
ACMA Expands Analysis Capabilities
Alan C. McClure Associates (ACMA), a naval architecture and engineering firm, announced that the company has recently expanded its analysis capabilities by acquiring a license for STAR CCM+…
New Silverado 3000 Fuel Line for Outboards
Shields has introduced a new multi-layer EPA-compliant fuel line engineered and manufactured for outboard powered boats. The Shields Silverado 3000 outboard fuel line…
Stimulus Funding for Port of Pittsburgh
“Fantastic”, was the response that James R. McCarville, Executive Director of the Port of Pittsburgh Commission, had to the announcement that the US Army Corps of…
This Day in Naval History – May 1
1898 - Battle of Manila Bay, Adm Dewey defeats Spanish at Manila, Philippines 1934 - LT Akers demonstrates blind landing system at College Park, MD in OJ-2 aircraft 1945 - VADM Barbey lands Aust