T&T Marine Salvage Helps Battle Condo Fire
T&T Marine Salvage set up two fire pumps to draw water from a lake adjacent to the Maravilla Condos, which were being renovated after sustaining damage during September’s Hurricane Ike. About 60 condos were destroyed in the fire, but no one staying at the 164-unit complex was injured. Each fire pump provided by T&T Marine Salvage had a capacity of 2,650 gpm, with two monitors, built-in foam proportioner and five 2.5-inch and three 1.5-inch hose connections.
This Day in Naval History – June 22
1884 - Navy relief expedition under CDR Winfield S. Schley rescues LT A.W. Greely, USA, and 6 others from Ellesmere Island, where they were marooned for 3 years on Arctic island.
U.S. Navy Tracks North Korean Ship
According to a June 18 report from Reuters, the United States is monitoring a North Korean ship for weapons and has deployed anti-missile assets to the Pacific in…
Shipbuilding Sees Possible Turning Point
According to a June 19 report from The Chosun Ilbo, STX Offshore & Shipbuilding announced it had won $340m in orders to eight build tankers for an unidentified European company.
SAAB Transponder Tech Supplies AIS to Romania
Saab TransponderTech AB has been awarded a contract from the Romanian Naval Authority to upgrade and expand the country’s Automatic Identification System (AIS) network along the Black Sea Coast.
WESMAR Bow Thruster on Oil Support Vessel
WESMAR (Western Marine Electronics) of Woodinville, Wa. has announced the installation of their ABS design approved bow thruster for dynamic positioning on the 175 ft FSV Gulf Fury, the newest and fastest oil support vessel for Gulf Fleet of Lafayette, Louisiana. Gulf Fury, joins a fleet of 17 other Gulf Fleet vessels. “She is our first total ABS classed DPS-1 vessel. With this classification and with WESMAR’s V2-20 ABS design approved bow thruster…
Human-Powered Submarine Races
The U.S. Navy's David Taylor Model Basin once again is the location for the 10th International Human-Powered Submarine Races (ISR), which is a biennial engineering design competition…
Alion Contract to Support Navy’s Public Relations
Alion Science and Technology, an employee-owned technology solutions provider, has been awarded a $97m contract to support the Chief of Navy Information Office (CHINFO) with media relations…
New Webasto Air Heaters for the Marine Market
Webasto is introducing an updated and improved version of its air heater line to the marine market. Called the Air Top Evo, the new heaters feature a multi-function…
New Navy Contract
The Columbia Group, Washington, D.C., is being awarded a $10,626,000 firm-fixed-price contract for Pluto Plus Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs). The Pluto Plus system…
Catherwood Towing's New Imp
Catherwood Towing operates a fleet of tugs on the Fraser River in British Columbia, Canada. Owner Ernie Catherwood has built the fleet over the years and has recently been repowering with Cummins engines. In the spring of 2009 Ernie Catherwood took delivery of his first new-build with Cummins KTA19 main engines from Sylte Shipyard Ltd. The Sea Imp IX is 53.6 ft overall with a hefty 22 ft beam and a 9.75 ft draft.
TITAN Salvage Cuts & Lifts the New Flame
TITAN Salvage successfully cut the stern section and engine room from the No. 5 cargo hold of the sunken freighter New Flame, then lifted the 3,000-ton section from the seabed off Europa Point and transported it to the Port of Gibraltar, marking a major milestone in what is believed to be the largest wreck removal operation being undertaken in the world today. "All of us associated with the project were elated with results of this major initiative…
Bisso Lufesa Salvages Luxury Passenger Vessel
Bisso Lufesa, a full-service marine contractor, successfully salvaged a luxury passenger vessel that sank in the environmentally pristine Galapagos Islands. The crew of the dive support vessel Caballao de Trabajo raised the sunken M/V Parranda and safely towed it 80 nautical miles out to sea, where it was scuttled in a deepwater location designated by Galapagos National Park authorities. The steel-hull M/V Parranda caught fire and sank Jan.
TITAN, CSA to Partner on Environmentally Sensitive Jobs
TITAN Salvage and CSA International, Inc. announced that they have signed a memorandum of understanding that allows TITAN to gain the experience and expertise of…
Topaz Launches Crew Boat, Kanoo 40
Topaz Energy and Marine Ltd. through its subsidiary Nico Craft has launched a 98.4 ft crew boat named Kanoo 40 for Kanoo Shipping. The crew boat was designed by Teknicraft, New Zealand and all the engineering and construction work was undertaken by Nico Craft in Fujairah. Nico Craft forms a part of Topaz Engineering, the newly formed engineering division of Topaz Energy and Marine. Kanoo 40 is a medium…
New Cummins Powered Dredge
A cutter dredge built in the Netherlands by the IHC Merwede Group, departed her homeport for the long transport to Malaysia where she now works. In Malaysia the dredge, Inai Delima, joined the extensive fleet of Inai Kiara Sdn Bhd. The custom-built 4,697 kW (6,299 hp) stationary, cutter dredger is fitted with two Cummins QSK60-M dredging pump engines. It also has a single Cummins KTA50 (D)M engine…
This Day in Naval History – June 19
1948 - Chief of Naval Operations assigns 3 destroyers to U.N. mediator for the Palestine truce.
Rábago, CG’s New Asst. Commandant for Acquisition
The U.S. Coast Guard named its new Assistant Commandant for Acquisition and its Chief Acquisition Officer June 15 and promoted that flag officer to rear admiral upper half. The Coast Guard's newest two-star admiral is Rear Adm. Ronald J. Rábago, a 1978 graduate of the Coast Guard Academy. Rábago previously served as the Coast Guard Program Executive Officer and Director of Acquisition Programs since the establishment of the Acquisition Directorate July 13, 2007.
First Phase of Custom Built Terminal in Houston
Westway Terminal Company LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Westway Group, Inc. (WTWG), opened Phase I of a Custom Built Bulk Liquid Storage Terminal for Nynas Americas…
ECDIS, BNWAS Mandatory under SOLAS
Amendments to SOLAS regulation V/19, to make mandatory the carriage of Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) and Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm Systems (BNWAS)…