First FB150 Installation, Tug Miclyn Enterprise
Inmarsat (LSE: ISAT), provider of global mobile satellite communications services, announced the first installation of the FleetBroadband 150 (FB150) service onboard tug Miclyn Enterprise.
Cole Hersee’s New Catalog
Cole Hersee Company, a manufacturer of heavy-duty electrical, electronic, and digital products for vehicle industries, including the marine industry, introduced its new Marine Catalog, D100.
Port Equipment Manufacturers Assoc. Expands
The Port Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA) announced the incorporation of two new member companies: crane manufacturer Terex Cranes and container logistics solutions designer Loxystem AB.
Oceanfreight Inc. Acquires Capesize Vessel
OceanFreight Inc., (NASDAQ:OCNF) a global provider of seaborne transportation services for both drybulk and energy commodities, announced it has agreed to acquire a 2006 built 173…
Navy Discusses Arctic Changes
The oceanographer of the Navy and commander of the Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command (NMOC) recently discussed the Navy's future in the Arctic at the third…
PVA President Testifies Before Congress
In testimony before Congress, PVA President Bill Clark told legislators that the Coast Guard’s centralized system for issuing merchant mariner credentials must be improved.
Changes to Euromed Service
Maersk Line announced a number of changes to its Euromed service (43G) serving Northern Europe to the Eastern Mediterranean, taking effect on 20 July, 2009. The revised rotation…
New Cargo Hold Coating from Hempel
Hempadur Ultra-Strength is a new epoxy coating for ship cargo holds with a 10-year repair interval. Officially released in July, the coating provides abrasion and…
This Day in Naval History – July 13
1863 - USS Wyoming battled Japanese warlord's forces. 1939 - Appointment of RADM Richard Byrd as commanding officer of 1939-1941 Antarctic Expedition. 1943 - During…
Photo: CG Cutter Boutwell Returns Home
The U.S Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell pulls into port on Coast Guard Island, July 8, after completing a six-month patrol circumnavigating the globe. During the patrol, the crew conducted joint operations with the USS Boxer Expeditionary Strike Group, which participated in anti-piracy operations and training of foreign navies. (U.S. Coast Guard photo/Petty Officer 3rd Class Melissa Hauck)
Bahrain Meeting on Counterpiracy
Naval leaders and shipping industry experts from 21 nations arrived at the Royal Bahrain Naval Base July 7 for a series of counterpiracy meetings. Royal Bahrain Navy Brig. Gen. Abdulla Saeed Al Mansoori hosted the meeting. Known as the SHared Awareness and DEconfliction (SHADE) meetings, sponsored by the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) and European Union (EU), these gatherings provide a working-level…
Chinese Shipbuilding up 52%
Companiesandmarkets.com reported that China accomplished shipbuilding output of 28.81 million deadweight tonnages in 2008, rising by 52.2% from the year before.
Thunder Hawk on Stream
On 8 July the StatoilHydro Houston subsidiary received first oil and gas from the Murphy Oil-operated Thunder Hawk field in the US Gulf of Mexico. The Thunder Hawk field production unit has a production capacity of 45,000 barrels of oil per day and 70 million cubic feet of natural gas per day (approximately 0.7 BCM per year). With the Tahiti production received in May, StatoilHydro has more than doubled its production from the Gulf of Mexico in a few months.
ShipConstructor Talks to Brazilian Industry
ShipConstructor Software Inc. in conjunction with its local affiliate, Sincronia, has delivered a presentation to members of the Brazilian shipbuilding and offshore industry regarding best practices in detail design. Representatives from Petrobras, Sinaval, ABIMAQ, the Brazilian Navy and UTC Engenharia were in attendance while officials from software, design and shipbuilding firms such as FormSys, INACE…
Hope Services’ New Vessels
On July 8, 2009, Hope Services Inc. and Higman Marine Services, of Houston, Texas, signed a contract for the delivery of two new vessels. The first of the two will…
Ship Structure Committee, Volunteers Wanted
The Ship Structure Committee (SSC) is currently recruiting volunteers for the SR – 1463 “Challenges to be Faced by the Arctic Ships” research project. Project Technical…
MARAD Awards $17.1m in Shipyard Grants
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration announced $17.1m in grants to 14 small shipyards in 10 states. The grants are part of the Assistance to Small Shipyards program.
Cummings on Maritime Credentialing
In a prepared statement for Congressman, Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, addressed a hearing…
DOT Sells Two More Ships for Recycling
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration has sold two ships for recycling to Esco Ltd. of Brownsville, Texas for a total of $171,452. Resolute…
Dryships to Acquire Rest of Drilling Rig Unit
DryShips Inc. (NASDAQ:DRYS) a global provider of marine transportation services for drybulk cargoes and off-shore contract drilling services, announced that it has…