NG Contract for USS Theodore Roosevelt
The U.S. Navy has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) a contract valued at approximately $2.4b for the refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH) of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). The work will be performed by the company's Shipbuilding sector in Newport News, Va. and will include the refueling of the ship's reactors, as well as extensive modernization work to more than 2,300 compartments, 600 tanks, and hundreds of systems.
ITIC Warns Shipmanagers on Lay-Up Liability
The International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) has urged its shipmanager members to seek legal advice before entering into any contracts with owners relating to the laying-up of vessels.
Unprecedented Cooperation in Gulf of Aden
In the late morning of 26 August the EUNAVFOR Norwegian warship HNOMS Fridtjof Nansen received an emergency call form the Italian m/v Southern Cross that she was under attack from pirates.
Ballard ABS Asst. Chief Surveyor, Naval Programs
ABS veteran surveyor Robert (Bob) Ballard has been named to the position of Assistant Chief Surveyor (ACS) for Naval Programs, a position created last year by the…
CENTA authorized for In-House Testing
CENTA is the first company worldwide to which Germanischer Lloyd (GL) has conferred the responsibility for alternative product certification of type-approved couplings.
Triton Shield Anti-Piracy System
Recently, International Maritime Security Network, LLC conducted their first phase testing of the originally designed, non-lethal Triton Shield Anti-Piracy System (APS).
Bristol Designs Two 14k BBL Tank Barges
Bristol Harbor Group, Inc. (BHGI), has been contracted by Metal Trades, Inc. of Hollywood, South Carolina to design two 14,000 BBL Double Hull Oil Tank Barges to carry ‘D’ and ‘E’ grade fuels for the U.S. Navy. Metal Trades is building the new barges as a sub-contractor to Maybank Industries, LLC based in Charleston, SC. The 200.f ft x 52 ft x 16.5 ft sister vessels are fully compliant with the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 and are classed ABS Maltese Cross A1 Oil Tank Barge Unmanned Ocean Service.
ODIM to Develop Navy Towed Array Handling System
ODIM Spectrum Ltd., a leading undersea sensor handling system provider for naval air and shipboard applications, announced it has been awarded an initial phase $5.1m contract for the design…
Redwise Delivers the Long Way to Avoid Piracy
The piracy threat around the Gulf of Aden has been in the news for quite some time, and continues to make headlines with every next incident that occurs. Besides the dozens of pirate encounters, there are also many cases where ship owners and maritime service providers, or their officers and crew, do all they can to prevent hijackings. Preventive measures include alternative routes thousands of miles longer…
Reid Joins Kvichak
Carol Reid has joined Kvichak Marine Industries, Inc. as their Marketing Services Manager. In her position she is responsible for all company related marketing, promotional and advertising functions. Prior to accepting the position she was in sales and marketing at Swiftsure Yachts, a premier full service yacht brokerage in Seattle, Wa. In addition to a lifelong involvement in boating, Carol brings to Kvichak over eight years of direct experience in the marine industry.
Gladding-Hearn Third Vessel for Circle Line
Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation, has completed construction of the last of three new sightseeing vessels for Circle Line Sightseeing Yachts, Inc., in New York City. A staple of harbor cruises on the lower Hudson and East Rivers, Circle Line Sightseeing’s three new vessels are the first in more than 60 years, according to Costas Markou, director of marine operations. The company’s fleet of eight steel…
Half-Year Results on Budget, Aberdeen Harbour
Aberdeen Harbour has reported a healthy start to 2009, remaining on budget for the first half of the year. Passenger figures have seen an increase, with more than 63…
New Heavy Lift Record for Jumbo Jubilee
On Saturday the 22nd of August 2009, a new tandem heavy lift record was set by MV Jumbo Jubilee. During the crane tests of Jumbo’s latest J-class vessel at the Huisman yard in Schiedam, a ballasted pontoon was lifted out of the water in tandem by the two 900t mast cranes. A load of 1,980 tonnes, 10% on top of the combined safe working load (SWL) of the cranes, was required to obtain a Lloyds Certificate of Compliance.
Graig Ship Management Appoints Callender
Cardiff-based Graig Ship Management has appointed Matt Callender as Operations Director. He joined GSM as General Manager in March and is responsible for the day to day running of GSM's fleet. Callender has thirty-five years experience in shipping, beginning as a sea-going engineer, rising to Chief Engineer, then building a career in management, including a period as Joint Managing Director of Reederei NORD Klaus Oldendorff and General Manager - Technical for OSG Ship Management.
This Day in Naval History – August 27
1917 - Squadron of minesweepers departs U.S. 1944 - USS Stingray (SS-186) lands men and supplies on Luzon, Philippines to support guerilla operations against the Japanese.