W&O Employees Benefit American Lung Assoc.
W&O, supplier of marine valves, pipe, fittings, engineered products and valve automation solutions, announced its participation in two of the American Lung Association’s Stair Climb fundraisers in Jacksonville, Fla., and Houston, Texas. Twenty-three employees, including W&O CEO Jack Guidry and members of senior leadership, combined to climb 1,658 steps and raise $4,600. “Having both our Houston and…
Wilhelmsen Wins Contract from Meyer Werft
Wilhelmsen Marine Engineering won an order from Meyer Werft in Germany to finalize the cruise ship AIDAblu and two new cruise vessels, NB689 (unnamed) and NB690…
This Day in Naval History – August 20
1952 - In interservice air operation at Chang Pyong-ni, Korea, U.S. Navy, Marine and Air Force aircraft destroy 80 percent of assigned area. 1959 - USS Thetis Bay…
Capilano Designs 23-Car Ro-Ro Ferry
Capilano Maritime Design Ltd. has been awarded the design contract for a 23-car, 149-passenger Ro-Ro Ferry to replace the Bob Ellis currently being utilized by the Ketchikan Gateway Borough in Ketchikan Alaska. The vessel will be built at Alaska Ship & Drydock, Inc., also located in Ketchikan. The new ferry will be delivered to the State of Alaska in 2011. Capilano Maritime is a naval architecture and marine engineering design firm based in North Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Intellian Technologies New Center
Intellian Technologies, the world’s technological leader in marine satellite antennas, announced that it has begun construction on a 71,000 square foot R&D, manufacturing and shipping facility…
Secretary Locke Announces ARRA Awards
On August 20, Commerce Secretary Gary Locke will announce millions of dollars of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding to strengthen the economy…
China's Demand Slows, BDI Index Unlikely to Jump
According to a London report issued Aug. 14, dry bulk freight rate index climbed by 2.5% on Friday at Baltic Mercantile and Shipping Exchange, a moderate rise for two consecutive days.
NOAA Buoys Deployed in the Arctic
Now traversing the Northwest Passage, the Ocean Watch crew - four professional sailors, a scientist and an educator - recently completed the deployment of three NOAA Global Drifter Program buoys. Dr. Ignatius Rigor, research scientist at the University of Washington Applied Physics Laboratory (UW-APL) Polar Science Center and Coordinator of the International Arctic Buoy Program (IABP) is directing these activities.
Ship Simulator Professional v2.0 Introduced
Simulation developer VSTEP announces the worldwide release of their maritime training and simulation software Ship Simulator Professional v2.0 and Instructor Station…
Pacific Beachcomber Acquires Paul Gauguin Cruises
Paul Gauguin Cruises, operator of the luxury cruise ship in the South Pacific, announced that the company has been acquired by Pacific Beachcomber. Paul Gauguin…
MSC Ships Train to Support U.S. Troops Ashore
Two Military Sealift Command ships conducted a training exercise off the coast of Yeosu, South Korea, Aug. 17-18, where they rehearsed the U.S. military's unique ability to deliver fuel to ground forces ashore from a tanker anchored up to eight miles from the coast. The cornerstone of this capability is offshore petroleum distribution system ship MV Vice Adm. K.R. Wheeler - the only ship of its kind.
70 Shipyards Awarded ARRA Grants
The Department of Transportation has announced 70 grants totaling $98m in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds that will be used to improve small shipyards throughout the United States.
Hagenuk Comms Systems for 3rd Combat Support Ship
Hagenuk Marinekommunikation GmbH (HMK), a subsidiary of Atlas Elektronik, is also equipping the 3rd combat support ship (EGV) of the German Navy with its communication system.
2nd National Security Cutter Builder's Trials
751) completed successful Builder's Trials on August 17 after undergoing rigorous testing in the Gulf of Mexico. The ship's return to Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding's Gulf Coast facility here following trials marks the latest milestone for Waesche, which is nearing completion. Waesche is the second ship in the new class of highly capable, technologically advanced multi-mission cutters. The NSC was built under contract from Integrated Coast Guard Systems…
Panama Canal Authority Notice to Commence
The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) reached a critical milestone for the Canal Expansion Program moving ahead on time and on budget. Culminating months of arduous work, the ACP received Grupo Unidos por el Canal’s (GUPC) performance and payment bonds and signed the contract. Today, ACP Executive Manager and Locks Project Management Division and Contracting Officer Jorge de la Guardia issued the Notice to Commence work slated for August 25, 2009.
Danos & Curole Awarded BP Contract
Danos & Curole has been awarded a multi-year contract to provide all contract operations and maintenance personnel to BP’s Gulf of Mexico deepwater fields. With this contract…
This Day in Naval History – August 19
1812 - USS Constitution captures HMS Guerriere. 1818 - CAPT James Biddle takes possession of Oregon Territory for U.S.