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
Offshore Lease Generates $115m
A sale of federal oil and natural gas leases for the Western Gulf of Mexico attracted $115,466,321 million in high bids, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced.
China Shipbuilding Shows Signs of Recovery
According to an August 18 report from China Knowledge, China's shipbuilding enterprises received new shipbuilding orders totaling 4.1 million dead weight tons in July…
Arctic Shipbuilding Program Not Iced
According to an August 18 report from the Ottawa Citizen, the Candian Defence Department will run some tests at the end of the month on a model of a proposed new…
Demonstration, Littoral Warfighting Capabilities
A Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE:NOC)-led team has successfully demonstrated the integration of the AN/SPQ-9B radar and Naval Expeditionary Overwatch (NEO) system…
CG Forum Ships Train in Puget Sound
In support of the North Pacific Coast Guard Forum (NPCGF), an international partnership of Coast Guard-like agencies from Japan, Russian, China, South Korea, Canada and the U.S., the U.S.
CBP Correction, Containers with Residual Chemicals
The US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued a correction to its July 17 notice of modification of an earlier ruling letter allowing shipping containers that…
NZ Navy ROV IDs Sunken Princess Ashika
On August 18 the Remote Operating Vehicle (ROV) operating from the Royal New Zealand Navy Diving Tender, HMNZS Manawanui, has allowed formal identification to be…
MV Artic Sea, August 18 Update
The Maritime Security Committee, with the assistance of the Maltese liaison team stationed in Helsinki since early August, have continued to closely monitor developments…
Public Hearing, Proposed Gretna Ferry Route Change
The Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) will hold a public hearing on a proposal to change the route of the Gretna ferry from the Gretna-Jackson…
Cargotec Acquires Danish Company Assets
Cargotec has agreed to acquire assets of a Danish sales and service company Arne Holst & Co. A/S. The company is situated in Kvistgaard, North of Copenhagen in Denmark.
CMA CGM, Maruba, Hapag-Lloyd in South America
CMA CGM, Maruba and Hapag-Lloyd are collaborating in a regular weekly service between Northern Europe and the east coast of South America. On 11 August 2009, the CMA CGM Volet became the first ship of the new joint service to visit the Port of Hamburg. Built in 2006 at South Korea’s Hyundai Mipo dockyard, the container ship of the French shipping company CMA CGM is 222 metres long, 98.4 ft wide and has a slot capacity of 2,800 TEUs as well as 590 refrigerated container connections.
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…