McClendon Family Celebrates 50 Years
Zach McClendon, Jr. of Monticello, Ark. will celebrate being in the boat building business for 50 consecutive years this September. McClendon, along with his father, Zach McClendon, Sr. and another local businessman, Norris Judkins started MonArk Boat Company in May of 1958 building small aluminum jon boats using a shear and break press provided by Judkins. The company incorporated the next year, in August of 1959.
Lloyds Type Approval for AMOS2 EMS
The new AMOS2 Enterprise Management Suite (AMOS2EMS Maintenance Module) version 5.1 has been type approved by Lloyd's Register following successful completion of…
FMC Supplies Separation System for Petrobras
FMC Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: FTI) announced that it has been awarded a contract by Petrobras (NYSE: PBR) (NYSE:PBRA) to supply a subsea separation system for the Marlim field…
NATO Counter-Piracy Enhanced Mandate
NATO’s contribution to international efforts to combat piracy off the Horn of Africa and in the Gulf of Aden entered a new phase on 17 August after the North Atlantic Council (NAC) approved Operation Ocean Shield. This new mission builds on the experience gained during Operation Allied Protector, NATO’s previous counter-piracy mission, and develops a distinctive NATO role based on the broad strength of the Alliance by adopting a more comprehensive approach to counter-piracy efforts.
Operation to Liberate the MV Arctic Sea
According to Defence Minister Anatoly Serdyukov, eight people of Estonian, Latvian and Russian nationality were arrested during the operation to liberate the Arctic Sea.
Cruisers Yachts Customer Satisfaction Award
Cruisers Yachts received the CSI Award, the National Marine Manufacturers Association’s (NMMA) highest customer satisfaction recognition. 2009 marks the eighth year…
SNAME Annual Meeting & Expo
The Society of Naval Architects and Engineers (SNAME) hosts its 2009 Annual Meeting and Expo October 21-23 at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, R.I.
Drydocks World Delivers 5 Vessels
Drydocks World – Southeast Asia Pte. Limited (DDW-SEA), the Southeast Asian subsidiary of Drydocks World, announced the deliveries of vessels Endeavor, Greatship Ahalya, Mermaid Vision and Ark Dartmoor from their Drydocks World – Nanindah yard and Armada Tuah 104 from their Drydocks World – Pertama yard. The Endeavor, a fully pneumatic self discharge cement carrier designed by Shiptech Pte. Ltd. was delivered to Endeavor S.N.C.…
Horizon Earns Quest for Quality Award
Horizon Lines, Inc., (NYSE:HRZ), the nation's leading domestic ocean shipping and integrated logistics company, has earned a 2009 Quest for Quality Award in the…
Braemar Shipping Launches Braemar Marine
Braemar Shipping Services plc has launched a new subsidiary called Braemar Marine, which will provide diverse marine surveying and adjusting services to the global maritime…
Mini-Cruise Ships Sold
Marcon International, Inc. of Coupeville, Wa. reported that the sales of the two U.S. flag mini-cruise ships Wilderness Discoverer (ex- Mayan Prince) and Wilderness Adventurer (ex- Spirit of Adventure, Caribbean Prince) have concluded. Both vessels were sold by creditors JPMorgan Chase to private Pacific Northwest interests for Alaskan operations to begin in May 2011. The vessels will be operated under a new small ship adventure brand called InnerSea Discoveries…
USARC Calls for Arctic Oil Spill Research
The U.S. Arctic Research Commission believes that the U.S. needs a robust research program to address spill response in broken ice, as shipping moves into the Arctic…
CG Urges Caution as Hurricane Bill Approaches
With Hurricane Bill expected to pass along the Atlantic coast this weekend, the Coast Guard is stressing the importance of safety for boaters and swimmers during the hurricane season.
2009 NMEA Convention & Expo
The National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) will hold its 2009 NMEA Convention & Expo Sept. 30 - Oct .2, 2009, at the Sanibel Harbour Resort in Fort Myers, Fla.
This Day in Naval History – August 20
1912 - Birthday of Dental Corps 1945 - First surrender of Japanese garrison at end of World War II; USS Levy receives surrender of Mille Atoll in Marshall Islands 1980 - USS Passumpsic rescues 2