Gibbs & Cox Celebrate 80 Years
Gibbs & Cox, Inc. celebrate 80 years of operations this year as an independent U.S. naval architecture and marine engineering firm. “Gibbs & Cox has been there for the long haul for the U.S.
Jet Boat Whistler to Launch
Lyman Morse will Launch its newest and largest jet boat on Thursday, May 14, at its facility in Thomaston, Maine. Whistler is Lyman Morse’s new C. Raymond Hunt designed 54 ft twin jet cruiser. The Whistler features a dinghy garage. A hydraulic gate and sled extend out over the jets allowing the owner to launch the 10 ft tender from the interior storage compartment with the push of a button. Powered by twin 1001 hp Caterpillar C-18s coupled with Hamilton HJ403 water-jets…
Tidewater Continues to Build Diesel-Electric
After building five diesel-electric platform supply vessels (PSVs) at Singapore’s Yantai Raffles Shipyard, Tidewater is having additional vessels built in China. Currently the firm has 12 Cummins-powered diesel-electric vessels on order at the Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding yard. An additional four-boat order is being completed at the Shejiang Shipbuilding Company yard near Ningbo China. The first of the vessels…
Porter Recognized with Impact Award
The University of North Florida (UNF) Transportation & Logistics (T&L) Flagship Program recognized Tami Porter, Director, East Coast & Gulf Terminal Operations of Horizon Lines…
First of Series of RAstar 3600 Class Tugs
The Lamnalco Sana'a, the first in a series of four new high-performance Terminal/Escort tugs, was delivered in April 2009 by Med Marine of Turkey to the owner's, Lamnalco of the United Arab Emirates. The Lamnalco Sana'a is yet another of the unique RAstar series of tugs being built for major LNG terminal operations worldwide, all to new designs developed by Robert Allan Ltd., Naval Architects of Vancouver, B.C.
NSWCCD Presents 2009 Patent Awards
Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division (NSWCCD) was host to the 2009 Patent Awards Ceremony on May 7, 2009. From October 2007 to December 2008, the Carderock Division had 24 U.S.
Free Webinar: Engineering Simulation
As engineering simulation tools and technology continue to advance, the application of Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) in the marine industry has become an indispensable…
CG Issues Maritime Security Directive 104-6
The U.S. Coast Guard issued a maritime security directive May 11 in response to the rise in piracy in the waters of the Gulf of Aden and the Horn of Africa and in…
Hearing, Budget Requests for CG, MARAD, FMC
May 13, Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, will convene a Subcommittee hearing to consider…
Crowley Tug Nachik Christened in Alaska
Nome Mayor Denise Michels and a couple hundred guests gathered at the Small Boat Harbor in Seward, Alaska, on May 10 to celebrate the christening of Crowley's newest tug - the Nachik (NAH-chick). Later this month, the company will take delivery of its sister vessel, the Sesok (SEE-sock). Crowley has invested in these two IKKAT (Ick-cut) Class vessels specifically to support Alaska shallow draft challenges and to enhance environmental and safety presence in Alaska waters.
This Day in Naval History – May 13
1908 - Navy Nurse Corps established. 1908 - Pearl Harbor Navy Yard, later called Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, was officially established in the Territory of Hawaii as a coaling station for U.S.
PFI Marine Electric, Eltech Electric Partnership
Pacific Fishermen Shipyard and Electric LLC announced that it has agreed to sell its marine electrical operation, PFI Marine Electric, to a new company owned by the manager of the business…
New MAN Engine with High Power Density
MAN Diesel has broadened its product portfolio with the development of its new, Type K80ME-C9 two-stroke, low-speed engine. The ME-C9 engine recently passed the final milestone on its way to commercial applications in the marine sector with a successful Type Approval Test (TAT). The first production version of the MAN B&W-branded engine successfully completed its TAT programme at Hyundai’s (HHI-EMD) works in Ulsan, Korea.
Indonesian Offshore Contract for Veripos
Aberdeen-based Veripos has been awarded a major contract by PT Pageo Utama of Jakarta for provision of GNSS precise positioning facilities in support of two three…
Moffatt & Nichol New Terminal Plan
Moffatt & Nichol announced that it has been selected by the Montreal Port Authority to prepare the detailed development plan, complete preliminary engineering and…
Type Approval, Sperry Marine Chart Display
Northrop Grumman Corporation’s (NYSE: NOC) Sperry Marine business unit has been awarded type approval for its electronic chart display and information systems (ECDIS) by the U.K.
Caterpillar Marine Customer Chat
Caterpillar Marine Power Systems (CMPS) has launched a new online forum designed to share product experience. The forum (www.Marine.Cat.com) will provide a unique…
Jay Kiley Joins GMT Composites
GMT Composites announced the appointment of Jay Kiley as Director of Sales and Marketing. Kiley comes to GMT after seven years selling superyacht rigging to vessels 79 ft and larger throughout the world for both Global BSI Rigging Service, Inc and OYS Service. Kiley has spent his entire career in the marine industry: prior to his rigging experience he has run a ship chandlery, sold boats and managed…
Globe Wireless Iridium OpenPort
Globe Wireless announced that it has concluded a testing program for the new Iridium OpenPort maritime satcom system and is delivering units to customers. As the…
Linescape’s Ocean Container Search Engine
Linescape announced the launch of its free, independent search engine for finding and comparing routes and schedules for shipping ocean containers (www.linescape.com).