Grant Guidance for $2.7B in FY 2010
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano announced the release of fiscal year 2010 grant application guidance kits for 13 DHS grant programs…
Liferaft Exchange Agreement for Wilhelmsen
The world’s leading maritime service network Wilhelmsen Ships Service has entered an agreement with German company DS-Schiffahrt / Quadrant Bereederung to supply…
Mystic Seaport Waterways Exhibition
Building America’s Canals, an interactive exhibition revealing the construction and operation of the nation’s human-built waterways, opens January 30, 2010, at Mystic Seaport.
Calhoun Named Chair WCI
Rick Calhoun, president of Cargill Marine and Terminal, Inc., has been elected chairman of the Waterways Council, Inc. (WCI), the national public policy organization advocating a modern and well-maintained national system of ports and inland waterways. “We are at a critical juncture in the U.S. waterways,” Calhoun said. “The waterways infrastructure is aging, with more than half of our nation’s 240 lock chambers operated by the U.S.
Cummins Power for Amazon Tug
The Cummins distributor in Manaus Brazil has recently performed sea trials on a new 3,200 hp harbour tug prior to delivery to the owner J. F. Oliveira Navegation Ltda. The Jos Guilherme IV was built by the Estaleiro Rio Negro Ltda at Manaus on the Amazon River. The 82 by 32.8 ft boat has a molded depth of 17 ft and a 9 ft design draft. Powered by a pair of Cummins KTA50-M main engines, each developing 1,600 hp at 1,800 rpm the boat has a 40-ton bollard pull and a 13.1-Knot free running speed.
Coastal Properties Managing Diamond Teague
Coastal Properties Management (CPM) added a new facility to its management group with a contract awarded by Washington D.C. to manage the newly opened $8m marine terminal at Nationals Park named Diamond Teague Marine Terminal & Park. Operations at the Diamond Teague Terminal, which commenced in September, include water taxi and commercial vessel service from National Harbor Marina in Md., and Old Town Alexandria, Va. for all Nationals home games and concerts at National Park.
Matsuda Nominated MARAD Administrator
President Barack Obama has announced his intent to nominate David T. Matsuda, Administrator, Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation. David T. Matsuda…
Radio Holland Port Elizabeth, South Africa Office
Radio Holland Group announced the official opening of a new service office in Port Elizabeth. The new office will start on January 4 2010 and the official, celebratory…
Rickmers-Linie Re-Certified to ISO Standards
Rickmers-Linie, the Hamburg based breakbulk, heavylift and project cargo specialist, has been successfully re-certified in accordance with the latest ISO standards ISO 9001:2008…
Bates, Jr. Chairman at Hercules Offshore
Hercules Offshore, Inc. (NASDAQ: HERO) announced that Chairman John T. Reynolds submitted his resignation from the company's board of directors, effective December 31…
Jacobsen, Smordalen Wilhelmsen Management
The new vice presidents will have two roles. Each will be responsible for their own fields of operations - International Customer Services and International Sales - but they will also have a critical role in the CMT. Jacobsen started her career in shipping with the company in 1995. Since that time she has been employed in a number of key positions within Sales and Marketing, before moving into International Sales in 2008. Smordalen has a background in sales management.
This Day in Coast Guard History – Dec. 10
1905-"To evaluate its use in lighthouse work, radio equipment was installed experimentally on Nantucket Lightship in August of 1901. On December 10, 1905, while riding out a severe gale, Lightship No.
This Day in Naval History – Dec. 10
1941 - Guam surrenders to Japanese. 1941 - Aircraft from USS Enterprise attack and sink Japanese Submarine I-70 north of Hawaiian Islands. A participant in the Pearl Harbor Attack…
Kvichak, Nichols Bros Deliver Third WETA Vessel
Kvichak Marine Industries and Nichols Brothers Boat Builders recently delivered the third of four high-speed, environmentally friendly ferries to the Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA) located in San Francisco. The M/V Scorpio is a 118-ft by 28.7-ft by six-ft high speed catamaran with a cruise speed of 25 knots at 85% of engine MCR. The all aluminum vessel has an interior seating capacity for 159 passengers and additional exterior seating for 49 passengers.
Indian Navy Scares off Pirates
An Indian Navy spokesperson said the MT Nordik Spirit, a Norway flag vessel, was attacked off the Somalia Coast by pirates firing small arms. The Indian Navy warship…
CII Connie Event Awards Scholarships
The Containerization & Intermodal Institute, which for nearly 50 years has provided education in the international trade and transportation industry, awarded 10…
Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarships
Crowley's commitment to provide scholarship opportunities to deserving students continued on Dec. 7 as four U.S. Merchant Marine Academy cadets were presented Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarships at the Containerization and Intermodal Institute's Connie Awards luncheon in Newark, N.J. Cadets John Buehler, Patrick Delargy, Andrea Morrison and Kyle O'Connor were awarded with Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial scholarships based on their exemplary academic records and financial need.
HPI Automated Control System for USS Foster
HPI, supplier of turbine control solutions and turnkey power plants, announced the successful commissioning of a digital propulsion, power and steering control system…
Navy Christens Virginia-Class Sub Missouri
With the spray of bubbly from a champagne bottle, PCU Missouri (SSN 780), the Navy's newest Virginia-class attack submarine, was christened during a late morning ceremony at General Dynamics Electric Boat in Groton, Conn., Dec. Missouri, the fifth Navy ship to be named in honor of the people of the "Show Me State," is "a link in the honored chain of ships to bear the name; another chapter in the storied history of the Naval service," said Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus.
Carl Vinson Leaves Yard Ahead of Schedule
USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) departed the Northrop Grumman Naval Shipyard in Newport News, Va., after completing an extensive four-year refueling complex overhaul (RCOH) and a 14-week Post Shakedown Availability/Supplemental Restricted Availability (PSA/SRA) period, Dec. Carl Vinson immediately went to sea to conduct Sea Trials in preparation for its homeport transfer to San Diego. Carl Vinson's Commanding Officer Capt.