USS Freedom Closer to Maiden Deployment
The Navy's first littoral combat ship (LCS), USS Freedom (LCS 1), has successfully completed another major milestone in preparation for her upcoming maiden deployment. Freedom conducted independent ship deployment training and certification at sea from Nov. 13-21, operating with ships from the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) Carrier Strike Group during their Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) off the southeastern coast of the United States.
Pew Disappointed by Chukchi Sea Drilling Approval
The federal Minerals Management Service gave the green light to Shell Oil's plan to drill exploratory wells in the waters of the Chukchi Sea off Alaska's northwest coast next summer.
CG Responds to Increased Security Zone Violations
The U.S. Coast Guard has responded to an increased number of security zone violations around bridge abutments within the past month in New York Harbor. Coast Guard…
USCG Sets Random Drug Testing Rate to 50%
The U.S. Coast Guard issued a notice stating that the minimum random drug testing rate for covered crewmembers on US vessels for calendar year 2010 will be 50%. 74 Fed. Reg. 64710 (December 8, 2009).
SMIT Towage License in Port of Gladstone
The Gladstone Ports Corporation has awarded a five year exclusive license to SMIT for the provision of harbour towage services in the Port of Gladstone. The operation…
PD Ports Container Handling Milestone
In November, PD Ports reached a major new milestone. For the first time Teesport handled over 100,000 containers in a year. This is the highest volume of containers…
This Day in Coast Guard History – Dec. 9
1959- At the request of the Russian Embassy, the crew of a US Coast Guard UF-1 amphibious aircraft removed an ill Russian seaman from the merchant ship Jana in the Bering Sea.
This Day in Naval History – Dec. 9
1938 - Prototype shipboard radar, designed and built by the Naval Research Laboratory, is installed on USS New York (BB-34). 1941 - USS Swordfish (SS-193) makes initial U.S.
Wärtsilä Engines for CGS Vessels
China Shipping Container Lines Co., Ltd. (CSCL), part of the China Shipping Group (CSG), has chosen Wärtsilä main engines for eight container vessels. The Wärtsilä…
Adams Offshore Chooses Jeppesene
Jeppesen Marine announced that Adams Offshore has installed its Jeppesen Primar ECDIS Service on one of its dive support and offshore supply vessels, and is considering…
Johnson President, CEO J. Ray McDermott
J. Ray McDermott, S.A. (J. Ray) announced the appointment of Stephen M. Johnson as President and Chief Executive Officer of J. Ray, effective January 1, 2010. Johnson is the current President and Chief Operating Officer of McDermott International, Inc. (McDermott), J. Ray’s parent company. He succeeds Robert A. Deason, who, as previously announced, will retire at the end of the year. Separately, McDermott announced that it plans to separate its operating subsidiaries…
Foss Vessels Environmental Excellence
For 17 years, the Arthur Foss, a tugboat operated by the Foss Maritime Company, has been free of environmental mishap. So have the Drew Foss and a dozen other Foss vessels. Sixty-seven vessels owned by Foss and three subsidiaries are being recognized by a major maritime organization for their standout environmental safety records. The Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) is honoring the Foss vessels along with vessels from three Foss subsidiaries - Gulf Caribe Maritime…
NG Supplies Radar Systems for U.S. Navy Subs
Northrop Grumman Corporation’s (NYSE: NOC) Sperry Marine business unit has been awarded a contract to supply navigation radar systems for eight new U.S. Navy nuclear attack submarines.
Streetcars Shipped from Germany to Tacoma
Two streetcars, shipped from Germany, arrived at the Port of modern Bombardier Flexity streetcars Tacoma last week. They are being transported on special-purpose road trailers to Vancouver, B.C. The streetcars arrived in Tacoma onboard the Tomar, a Wallenius Wilhelmsen vessel on December 2, after a 10,460-mile journey from Germany (Bremerhaven-Zeebrugge-Southampton-Panama Canal-Port Hueneme-Tacoma). Each of the two cars is manufactured by Bombardier Transportation and about 105 ft long.
EU NAVFOR, Seychelles Coastguard Cooperation
In the evening of December 6, approximately 250 nautical miles North West of Victoria Seychelles a pirate attack group was neutralized by EU NAVFOR and the Seychellois Coast Guard.
INTERTANKO Guide to Reducing Emissions
INTERTANKO is publishing this week its new Guide for a Tanker Energy Efficiency Management Plan (TEEMP). This moves forward in practical terms the IMO process to…
Aerospace Capacitors for Deepwater
Evans Capacitor Company, whose energy-dense Hybrid capacitors are found on space shuttles and advanced aircraft, has made these capacitors available for deepwater use. Tested to 10,000 psi and impervious to salt water, these tantalum Evans Hybrid capacitors provide up to two joules/second and 0.5 joules/g. They have more than 10 times the energy density of aluminum capacitors. Evanscaps filter power…
Dresser-Rand Selected Supplies UA Shipping Co.
The United Arab Shipping Company has selected Dresser-Rand Company Limited, a subsidiary of Dresser-Rand Group Inc. (NYSE:DRC) , to supply turbo-compound energy…
U.S. Navy Hosts Small Business Conference
The U.S. Navy Program Executive Officers for Submarines, Aircraft Carriers, Integrated Warfare Systems, Ships, and Littoral and Mine Warfare will be hosting a conference…
Donjon Completes Contract on Grand Bahama
On November 28, Donjon Marine, Co., Inc., a provider of multi-faceted marine services including marine salvage, heavy lift, dredging, recycling, demolition and related emergency response services, completed heavy lift work for Grand Bahama Shipyard Limited on Grand Bahama Island. The Donjon tug Mary Alice and derrick-barge Chesapeake 1000 assisted the shipyard with the lifting, transport and placement…