More Layoffs Possible at Bay Shipbuilding
According to an August 25 report from www.wbay.com, Bay Shipbuilding notified the Wisconsin Workforce Development Tuesday it may cut a total of 405 positions. The…
Updated Best Management Practices Re Piracy
An updated version (Version 2 dated August 2009) of the Industry Best Management Practices (BMP) re piracy in the Gulf of Aden off Somalia has been released to the shipping industry.
ARRA Funds for Cleaner Diesel in Port of Houston
EPA is awarding $9m in Recovery Act funds to support the SmartWay Clean Diesel Finance Program in the Houston-Galveston area. The Recovery Act grant will spur innovative…
Solo Navigation Requirements, NZ
Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) says it would need to be satisfied that a proposed solo round the world voyage by a teenage girl would not put hers or others’ lives at risk…
Photo: North Pacific Coast Guard Forum
The Coast Guard Cutter Polar Sea (red, left) and the Coast Guard Cutter Mellon (white, right) are moored at the Coast Guard’s Pier 36 in Seattle with the Japan Coast…
This Day in Naval History – August 31
1842 - Congress replaces the Board of Navy Commissioners, a group of senior officer who oversaw naval technical affairs, with the five technical Bureaus, ancestors of the Systems Commands.
Bisso Towboat Accepts 4,000 ASD Tractor Tug
Bisso Towboat Co., Inc. announced the delivery of its new 4,000 HP ASD tractor tug Michael S. Constructed at Main Iron Works, Houma, LA, the 100 by 38 by 13.5-ft Michael S.
New Emission Standards Proposed, Marine Engines
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing air emission standards for new marine diesel engines with per cylinder displacement at or above 30 liters…
Standards for Ballast Water Discharge
The US Coast Guard proposes to amend its regulations on ballast water management by establishing standards for the allowable concentration of living organisms in…
Somali Pirates Fire on U.S. Navy Helicopter
At approximately 8:00 a.m. local time, Aug. 26, Somali Pirates aboard Motor Vessel (M/V) Win Far, fired what appeared to be a large caliber weapon at a U.S. Navy SH-60B Helicopter from Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 49, embarked aboard USS Chancellorsville (CG 62). No rounds of ammunition struck the SH-60B. The SH-60 crew did not return fire. No personnel injuries resulted from the incident. Win Far is a Taiwanese-flagged vessel that was pirated April 6.
Burger Boat Tò-Kalòn & Ingot Award Finalists
Burger Boat Company announced that Tò-Kalòn, a 2008 101.5-ft Enclosed Bridge Motor Yacht and INGOT, a 2008 153-ft Tri-Deck Motor Yacht have been selected by the International Superyacht Society membership as finalists for the 2009 International Superyacht Society Design Awards in their respective categories. Each year the International Superyacht Society recognizes yacht owners, builders, designers, interior designers, naval architects and stylists at its annual awards gala.
Keppel, First DSS 38 Semisubmersible for Brazil
Keppel FELS Limited is on track to deliver Gold Star, the first of two DSS 38 deepwater rigs to Brazilian operator, Queiroz Galvão Óleo e Gás (QGOG) later this year. Progressing on time and within budget, Gold Star will be the first DSS 38 rig to enter the market and support Petrobras's exploration and production activities. Gold Star was named today by Lady Sponsor, Mrs Fiona Steane, spouse of Mr Christopher Steane, Global Head for Structured Finance of the rig’s financiers, ING Bank.
Horizon Lines Participates in Anti-Piracy Testing
Horizon Lines, Inc., (NYSE:HRZ) , the nation's leading domestic ocean shipping and integrated logistics company, recently participated in two separate anti-piracy…
Seminar, Environmental Reqs for Ships
A Seminar on Environmental Requirements for Commercial and Navy Ships for Efficient Maritime Operations and Effective Environmental Stewardship will be held on Dec.
Concordia Sells Shareholding General Maritime
Concordia Maritime has sold its holding of 1.5 million shares in the US shipping company General Maritime. As the shares had already been written down to their market value…
Norway Targets $2t Int’l Oil & Gas Spend
Analysis of 19 target countries and 26 key onshore and offshore market sectors, ranging from land drilling equipment to offshore operations, has revealed that overall…
Goltens Markets Carbon-Fibre Composite Vessels
Goltens Dubai and Norway-based Brødrene Aa signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the intention of marketing high-speed ferries and special purpose vessels…
Krishnapatnam Port Breaks Its Own Record
Krishnapatnam Port is already setting various operational benchmarks even though it is still in its developing phase. The port has achieved two milestones on 20th August ’09 by achieving an All-India record load rate in 24 hrs and turning around a cape size vessel in a record time of 48 hrs. Vessel MV. Cape Santa Alegria, owned by Salgaocars of Goa, berthed at the port on August 18 afternoon and once the loading commenced…
U.S., Canadian Coast Guards Train Together
In this photo released by the U.S. Coast Guard, (counterclockwise from right) a Canadian coast guardsman and U.S. Coast Guardsmen Seaman Apprentice Anthony Kelley, Petty Officer 3rd Class Brian Abel and Petty Officer 2nd Class Shawn Wilkinson transfer Canadian coast guardsman Liam Jeffrey to U.S. Coast Guard Station Eastport's boat during a simulated search and rescue exercise in the Bay of Fundy off Campobello Island, New Brunswick, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009. Personnel from U.S.
Alaska Gov Touts Offshore Oil Lease Ruling
According to an August 28 report from The Wall Street Journal, Alaska Governor Sean Parnell on August 28 praised a federal appeals court decision that he said will…