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.
Bids Received, Western GOM Lease Sale
The bids are in for Western Gulf of Mexico Federal Oil and Gas Lease Sale 210 to be held August 19. The U.S. Department of the Interior's Minerals Management Service…
Eye on the Navy
(Aug. 14, 2009) The Military Sealift Command dry cargo/ammunition ship USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4), center, the Royal Australian Navy heavy landing craft HMAS Betano (L 133) and the heavy landing craft HMAS Wewak (L 130) transit from Malaita to Guadalcanal while underway in the Solomon Islands during Pacific Partnership 2009. Pacific Partnership is a humanitarian assistance mission in the U.S. Pacific Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S.
Escort Vessel Rule Making Withdrawn
The US Coast Guard is withdrawing its proposed rule concerning the extension of escort vessel requirements to waters of the United States generally. Such a rule…
Tanker Grounding, Wilmington, Delaware
The Coast Guard and members of the Wilmington Fire and Rescue responded to a 749-ft tanker aground near Wilmington, Del., August 16. The Coast Guard received a call at 10:15 p.m.
Pirates Abort Robbing Tanker
According to a report from Bernama.com, three pirates aborted their attempt to rob a Singapore-registered tanker anchored off Tanjong Ramunia, Johor early August…
Newman New CEO of Transocean
Transocean Ltd. (NYSE:RIG) announced that Robert L. Long will retire as Chief Executive Officer in the first quarter of 2010. The Board of Directors has named Steven L. Newman, currently President and Chief Operating Officer, to succeed Mr. Long upon his retirement as CEO. Commenting on Mr. Newman's appointment to the position of CEO, Long said, "Since joining the company in 1994, Steven has proven…
Gertsen & Olufsen Stepping Stone in China
The Danish maritime specialist company Gertsen & Olufsen A/S, has established an office operation in Shanghai in order to tap into the growing Chinese market for shipboard and offshore technology.
Cruise West Executives Lead Yearlong Voyage
Underscoring the significance of Cruise West’s series of journeys that combine to form the worldwide exploration concept, Voyages of the Great Explorers, the West family will host Voyages 1…