This Day in Coast Guard History – Dec. 8
1904-An Executive Order extended the jurisdiction of the Lighthouse Service to the noncontiguous territory of the Midway Islands. 1941-Coast Guardsmen seized all…
This Day in Naval History – Dec. 8
1933 - Secretary of the Navy establishes Fleet Marine Force, integrating a ready-to-deploy Marine force with own aircraft into Fleet organization. 1941 - US declares war on Japan.
WRSystems Wins Navy Contract up to $140M
W R Systems, Ltd. (WRSystems) has been awarded a $26,946,956 contract from the U.S. Navy to provide engineering technical support services for navigation systems in the U.S. and abroad.
Biggest Boat Wrap
"I believe it is the largest boat wrap ever," said Image Monster owner Jed McDonough as he surveyed the QuadZeus, a 60-ft power sportsfish boat in Charleston, S.C. Image Monster, a Wilmington, N.C., large-format print and graphic design studio, wrapped the boat in a custom design by graphic designer Zach Shaeffer, who utilized original drawings by renowned Wilmington marine artist Steve Goione. The QuadZeus wrapped from bow to stern participated in the boat show turning heads wherever it went.
U.S. Navy Releases Pricing for LCS3 & 4
As a result of the Navy's change in acquisition strategy for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program, the Navy can now release the pricing for LCS 3 and LCS 4 awarded contracts.
NG Upgrades Nav for U.S. Navy Patrol Craft
Northrop Grumman Corporation’s (NYSE: NOC) Sperry Marine business unit has been awarded contracts to upgrade the navigation systems on three U.S. Navy Cyclone-class patrol craft.
Wally Yachts to Build Aeroyacht 110
Wally recently committed to build the Aeroyacht 110 at the new Wally yard in Acona. The super luxury catamaran will be built in Wally's 984.2 ft long by 131.2 ft wide shed. The Aeroyacht 110 is Wally's first multihull. (www.morrellimelvin.com)
Vizada, Météo-France Weather Service Contract
Vizada, an independent satellite communications provider, and Météo-France, ameteorological center, have renewed their agreement to provide digital weather information…
OTAL Adds Hamburg to West Africa Schedule
On 26 November 2009, the container ship CMA CGM Iguacu called at the Port of Hamburg as part of the expanded sailing schedule for the Nigeria Express liner service operated by the OT Africa Line (OTAL). Hamburg is included for the first time in this liner service, which links the ports of Dakar, Lagos-Apapa, Lagos-Tincan and Abidjan with the European continent. The CMA CGM Iguacu is scheduled to arrive in Lagos on 18 December 2009.
Thommen Appointed Trustee of CG Foundation
John Thommen, CEO of marine manufacturers representative firm Ocean Marketing and a 33-year veteran of the industry, has been appointed to a three-year term as a Trustee of the Coast Guard Foundation. (www.coastguardfoundation.org)
USCG NMC Mariner Applicant E-Mail Service
The U.S. Coast Guard National Maritime Center located in Martinsburg, W.Va., launched a new service that will automatically send e-mail notifications to mariners…
M/V Sunshine State Delivered to Crowley
Crowley took delivery of Sunshine State, a 331,000-barrel, double-hull oil and chemical tanker, from General Dynamics NASSCO in San Diego, Calif. for American Petroleum Tankers LLC. The Sunshine State is the first vessel Crowley has taken delivery of since the company was contracted by APT to handle the shipyard construction management and the overall vessel management, crewing and operation of the company's growing fleet.
Crowley Vessels Environmental Achievement
Crowley Maritime Corporation was recently honored at a Chamber Shipping of America awards ceremony with Environmental Achievement Awards for 2009. The awards recognized…
New Navy Contract
Raytheon Co., Integrated Defense Systems, San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $36,253,351 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-10-C-2205) to exercise…
PVA Submits Comments on USCG Rulemakings
PVA has submitted comments on the Coast Guard’s Non-Tank Vessel Response Plan Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) published August 31, 2009 that would take oil…
Viking in Place for Liverpool Revival
While the Port of Liverpool may never return to the position it once held as one of the world’s most important ports, recent developments have seen a welcome revival in shipping activity in the area…
This Day in Coast Guard History – Dec. 07
1793-The first Revenue Cutter Service court martial occurred on this date aboard the cutter Massachusetts. The offender, Third Mate Sylvanus Coleman of Nantucket…
This Day in Naval History – Dec. 07
1917 - Four U.S. battleships arrive at Scapa Flow taking on the role of the British Grand Fleet's Sixth Battle Squadron. Include USS Delaware (BB-28), USS Florida (BB-30)…
Int’l Register of Shipping and SCM Agreement
International Register of Shipping has signed another international bilateral agreement of collaboration. The agreement with Ships Classification Malaysia (SCM)…
NASSCO Delivers Third Product Carrier
General Dynamics NASSCO, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), delivered the third ship of its State-class of product carriers to American Petroleum Tankers…