This Day in Coast Guard History – Dec. 14
1846-Revenue Captain Alexander Fraser protested in a report to Congress against "unjust imputations" made against the Service for its involvement in the failure of the first steam cutters.
This Day in Naval History – Dec. 14
1814 - British squadron captures U.S. gunboats in Battle of Lake Borgne, LA. 1944 - Rank of Fleet Admiral, U.S. Navy (five star admiral) is established. 1945 - Captain Sue S.
New Navy Contract
Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding, Pascagoula, Miss., is being awarded an $18,604,845 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-07-C-2302) to exercise options…
New USACE Contract
Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co., LLC, Oak Brook, Ill., was awarded on Dec. 08, 2009, a $8,691,280 firm-fixed-price contract. The work consists of furnishing one fully…
Judicial Decision on M/V Mokihana Rebuild
On December 4, 2009, a federal district court in Va. entered judgment in favor of the U.S. Coast Guard and Matson Navigation Company, Inc. in a long-running vessel foreign rebuild case.
Western GOM Sale 210 Nets $111M in High Bids
The Minerals Management Service (MMS) has accepted high bids valued at $111,385,124 and awarded 155 leases to the successful high bidders who participated in Western…
Keppel O&M Clinches More Contracts
Keppel Offshore & Marin Ltd (Keppel O&M), through its subsidiaries, Keppel Shipyard Limited (Keppel Shipyard) and Keppel FELS Limited (Keppel FELS), has secured contracts worth $114.8m for a Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel conversion, a Derrick Lay Barge completion and the life extension of a semisubmersible rig. Tong Chong Heong, CEO of Keppel O&M said, “As market sentiments liven up…
Delivery GDF Suez Neptune
The first shuttle and regasification vessel (SRV) co-owned by Höegh LNG and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) was completed at Samsung Heavy Industries in South Korea, and was delivered to the GDF Suez group on November 30, 2009. It will serve on a long-term charter contract between the parties. GDF Suez Neptune is the first of two SRVs which was constructed in order to provide LNG transportation services to the Neptune LNG Deep Water Port off the coast of Gloucester, Massachusetts, U.S.
New SNAME PNA Book, Intact Stability Focus
The Principles of Naval Architecture Series: Intact Stability is now available from the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME). The new volume…
COP15 Discusses Sustainability in Shipping
The voice of the world shipping industry and its efforts to operate more sustainably and play its part in the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions will be heard at COP 15.
November Ore Shipments Up on Great Lakes
Iron ore shipments on the Great Lakes reached their highest level so far this year in November. The trade totaled 4.6 million net tons, an increase of 27 percent over the preceding month.
Awards for Crowley at Workboat Show
During the recent Workboat Show, Crowley was recognized for its environmental initiatives, receiving second place for the Environmental Management Plan Award. The company was also awarded a Significant Boat of 2009 Award for the Nachik/Sesok. The environmental award was developed to recognize businesses and government agencies operating in the U.S. maritime industry that have successfully incorporated environmentally sustainable practices into their operations.
CG Revokes Palm Beach Princess' Certificate
The Acting Coast Guard Captain of the Port for Palm Beach, Fla., Capt. Cynthia Stowe, revoked the Palm Beach Princess’ Coast Guard-issued Certificate of Compliance Dec.
Port Pelican LNG DWP License Relinquished
The Maritime Administration (MARAD) issued a notice stating that the applicant for the Port Pelican liquefied natural gas (LNG) deepwater port (DWP) relinquished its license effective October 28.
Tessier VP Sales & Chartering, Crowley
Crowley Maritime Corporation announced that Dorine Tessier has been named vice president of sales and chartering for its petroleum transportation group. In her new role, she will report to John Douglass, senior vice president and general manager of Crowley's Gulf/Atlantic region. She will relocate from Anchorage to Jacksonville. As vice president of sales and chartering, Tessier is responsible for the planning and direction of the group's sales and chartering initiatives…
This Day in Coast Guard History – Dec. 11
1881-Six men landed from a boat on Race Point, Cape Cod, and were soon after found, wet, chilled through, and much exhausted, by the patrolman from Station No. 6, Second District.
This Day in Naval History – Dec. 11
1941 - Contract establishes the Naval Salvage Service. 1941 - Wake Island Garrison under Commander Winfield Cunningham repulses Japanese invasion force. 1954 - First supercarrier of 59…
UAF Arctic Research Vessel to be Built
More than three decades ago, marine scientists in the United States first identified the need for a research vessel capable of bringing scientists to Alaska’s icy northern waters. The University of Alaska Fairbanks has announced its intent to award a $123m contract that will meet that need. The university has selected Marinette Marine Corporation of Marinette, Wis. to build the 254-ft Alaska Region Research Vessel.
Schat-Harding 370-Person Lifeboats to Cruise Ship
Lifeboat and davit manufacturer Schat-Harding has delivered the world’s largest lifeboats, complete with unique davit systems, to the Royal Caribbean International’s Oasis of the Seas. The Oasis of the Seas is equipped with eighteen of Schat-Harding’s unique, 370-person CRV55 lifeboats and LS45 davit systems. The CRV55 has a catamaran hull, which provides excellent sea-keeping capability and maneuverability. The LS45 davit, meanwhile, is a completely new integrated system for cruise vessels.
DHS Review of USCG Mission Performance
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued its annual review of the Coast Guard’s mission performance for fiscal year 2008.