Port of Pittsburgh Applies for ARRA Grant
The commonwealth has applied for a $1.5 million Clean Diesel Emerging Technology grant through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to upgrade two marine diesel engines in the Pittsburgh area…
Bourbon 1Q Results
Bourbon’s revenues for the first quarter of 2009 were up 12.8% compared with the same period in 2008, totaling $320.8m. The Offshore Division posted strong growth…
Jousset, Julien Finalists in Superyacht Awards
The designer Adrien Jousset (ASK Yacht Design) and naval architect Sylvain Julien (BMT Nigel Gee), have been selected as one of five finalists in the World Superyacht Awards, Young Designer of the Year 2009, for the Ostria design. “The high standard of entries presented the judges with no easy task in selecting the finalists,” stated Trevor Blakeley, Chief Executive of The Royal Institution of Naval Architects and Chairman of the judging panel.
This Day in Naval History – May 7
1934 - USS Constitution completes tour of principal U.S.
Japan Hydrographic Assoc. Chooses Kelvin Hughes
Kelvin Hughes has been chosen by the Japan Hydrographic Association (JHA) as official distributor for all Japanese W Series paper charts, sailing directions and special publications issued by the Japan Coast Guard. It is a legal requirement that all international commercial ships carry paper charts, many also choose to carry locally produced charts as these are often more specialised and include additional details.
Steinberg Retires from IPS
Industrial Power Systems, Inc. (IPS) announced the retirement of Jerry Steinberg, after almost 16 years with the company as its Vice President – Sales & Marketing.
Safety Program for Commercial Fishing Vessels
The Chesapeake Marine Training Institute (CMTI) offers a maritime safety program specifically for commercial fishing vessels. “Since its inception, hundreds of boats…
German Waterpolice Academy Upgrades Simulator
Transas Marine, Hamburg/Germany, has been awarded the upgrade contract of a Transas ECDIS Trainer for the German Waterpolice Academy, based on latest Navi-Trainer Professional 4000 and originally delivered in 2002. The new extended system comprises one instructor station and three trainee stations, each with Navi-Sailor 4000 ECDIS, a combined Conning and ARPA Station with NavAids included, a real AIS Transponder Minimum-Keyboard…
New Engineering Course at GMATS
GMATS has recently added a new course in Marine High Voltage Safety. This course meets the unique demands in the maritime field for training concerning high voltage electrical situations.
This Day in Naval History – May 6
1909 - Great White Fleet anchors in San Francisco 1916 - First ship-to-shore radio telephone voice conversation from USS New Hampshire off Virginia Capes to SECNAV Josephus Daniels in Washington,
SCA Announces New Chair/Vice Chair
The Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA) announced that Herschel Vinyard, vice president at Atlantic Marine Holding Company, has been elected its new chair. Mr.
Titley New Oceanographer of the Navy
In a ceremony at the U.S. Naval Observatory, Rear Adm. David Titley assumed the office of oceanographer of the Navy, replacing retiring Rear Adm. David A. Gove.
New RAmparts 3200 Class Tugs
In late December, 2008 Shipco Marine Constructors Ltd. of Whangarei, New Zealand delivered the first of two new terminal support tugs, the Pilbara Thor to the Owners, Rio Tinto of Australia for service at the Pilbara ore terminal near Dampier, Australia. The vessel entered service in January. The Pilbara Thor is the latest of the RAmparts 3200 Class tugs to be built to this widely accepted design from Robert Allan Ltd., Naval Architects of Vancouver, B.C. Robert Allan Ltd.
New Commander, Sealift Logistics in Pacific
Sealift Logistics Command Pacific, the San Diego-based U.S. Navy command responsible for operational control of Military Sealift Command ships in the Eastern Pacific…
Transas Supplies Singapore Maritime Academy
Singapore Maritime Academy, Singapore Polytechnic (SMA) has chosen Transas Marine Pacific to supply, install and commission a four Bridge Dynamic Positioning Simulator with one Instructor Station in its training facilities. Each bridge consists of DP2 workstation, ARPA/Radar, ECDIS, Conning and 1 visualization channel on 65 inch' plasma screen, and fully complies with Nautical Institute requirements for DP Training and certification.
This Day in Naval History – May 5
1961 - CDR Alan Shepard Jr. makes first U.S. manned space flight. Flight of Freedom 7 (Mercury 3) which lasted 15 minutes and 28 seconds reached the altitude of…
Dryships Reports 1Q Results
DryShips Inc. (NASDAQ: DRYS), a provider of marine transportation services for drybulk cargoes and offshore oil deep water drilling, announced its unaudited financial…
Amerisafe 1Q 2009 Results
Amerisafe, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMSF), a provider of high hazard workers' compensation insurance, announced results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2009. Net income…
Marine Products Corp 1Q 2009 Results
Marine Products Corporation (NYSE:MPX) announced its unaudited results for the quarter ended March 31, 2009. Marine Products is a manufacturer of fiberglass boats…
General Dynamics Contract for Another LCS
The U.S. Navy today awarded a contract to a Bath Iron Works-led team for the construction of Coronado (LCS 4), the second Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) to feature an innovative, high-speed trimaran hull.