ZF Marine Restructures East Coast Activities
ZF Marine LLC, the North American subsidiary of ZF Marine Group in Padova, Italy has implemented some changes to its East Coast service network. To better coordinate…
San Francisco Bar Pilots Support Cal Maritime
The San Francisco Bar Pilots Association (SFBPA) is renewing and strengthening its long-standing support for The California Maritime Academy through a combination of scholarships and support for enhanced recruitment efforts totaling over $75,000 over the next five years. SFBPA President, Capt. Peter McIsaac said his organization has formalized a five-year commitment to the Academy to underwrite four annually-renewable $2…
Polembros Barred from U.S. Waters for 3 Years
Polembros Shipping LTD., a ship management company headquartered in Greece, was sentenced on Dec. 9 in federal court in New Orleans to pay a $2.7m criminal fine for violating anti-pollution laws…
Iridium Openport on Fishing Vessels
The FV Aart Maaskant (UK95) is was one of the first Dutch commercial fishing vessels to be fitted with Iridium OpenPort. Gannexion BV, an Iridium service partner…
WESMAR Thrusters ABS DP Approval
WESMAR announced that two more of their all stainless steel bow thrusters have been given ABS Certificate of Design Assessment for dynamic positioning (DP) applications. WESMAR Models V2-24 and V2-26 Vortex dual prop all stainless steel bow thrusters have joined the V2-20NS system, which received the design approval rating earlier this year. The horsepower ratings for the V2-24 and V2-26 range from 175 to 225, for operation on vessels up to 225 hp.
McGahn President and COO of AMSC
American Superconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: AMSC), a global power technologies company, announced that Daniel P. McGahn has been promoted to the position of President and Chief Operating Officer.
Noble Denton DP China Contract
Offshore engineering and marine service company Noble Denton announced the award of six-figure contract from Zhejiang Shipbuilding Co, Ningbo for the failure mode…
Wärtsilä Powers Eleven Spliethoff Vessels
Wärtsilä has been awarded two large orders from the Spliethoff Group, headquarted in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The orders are for propulsion systems for eleven ships that the Spliethoff Group has ordered at the Ouhua Shipyard in Zhejiang, China. The Wärtsilä scope of delivery includes engines, propellers and efficiency rudders, as well as bow thrusters forming a complete integrated propulsion system for the ships.
Davie Yards Goes Ahead on Ocean Hotels
Davie Yards (TSX:DAV) received confirmation that its client Ocean Hotels has finalized a $100m loan agreement with Export Development Canada (EDC) for the financing…
Inmarsat Activates 5,000th FB Terminal
Inmarsat (LSE: ISAT) announced that it has activated the 5,000th FleetBroadband terminal. This figure represents commercially active SIM cards passing operational traffic.
4000 HP Tug for Brazil Port
The Estaleiro Rio Maguari, a shipyard in the District of Icoaraci in Belem, the capital of the State of Para in the Amazon estuary (See google earth 1 degree 17 minutes South and 48 degrees 26 minutes West) is currently finishing up a 4000 HP Z-drive harbour tug for Hermasa Navegação da Amazônia. The owners are a part of Hermasa a large producer of soya beans with 2.5 million tons exported in 2007. The new tug, named Stefanolocks, is 85.3 ft by 29.2 ft with a molded depth of 15.7 ft.
This Day in Coast Guard History – Dec. 16
1960- A United Airlines DC-8 with 83 passengers on board collided with a TWA Super Constellation carrying 42 in the New York City area. Coast Guard helicopters, working with the aircraft of the Army…
This Day in Naval History – Dec. 16
1821 - LT Robert F. Stockton and Dr. Eli Ayers, a naval surgeon and member of American Colonizing Society, induce a local African king to sell territory for a colony…
Mitropoulos Says IMO is Ready to Act
IMO Secretary-General Efthimios E. Mitropoulos has reminded delegates at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen (COP 15) of the importance of…
First Anniversary of EU NAVFOR
10 December 2009 marks the first anniversary of EU NAVFOR Somalia - Operation Atalanta, the EU Naval Force operations in the Gulf of Aden and the Somali Basin against piracy.
UN Review of Maritime Transport 2009
The year 2008 marked a major turning point in the history of the world economy and trade. A tightening of credit brought about by the global financial crisis and…
E-Mail Submission of Mariner Credential Apps
The U.S. Coast Guard issued a notice stating that, beginning January 4, 2010, it will accept merchant mariner credential applications at the 17 Regional Examination Centers (RECs) via e-mail.
Arctic Deep Water Sea Port Bill
Senator Murkowski (R-AK) introduced the Arctic Deep Water Sea Port Act of 2009 (S. 2849) to require a study and report on the feasibility and potential of establishing…
USS Wisconsin Transferred to City of Norfolk
Vice Adm. David Architzel, Principal Military Deputy Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition, signed the donation contract officially transferring…
ESAB New FUB 30 Roller Bed
ESAB Welding & Cutting Products introduced the FUB 30 roller bed for fit-up of sections. This roller bed features a design to withstand the rugged environment in the welding industry. Designed to assemble 1+1 sections, the system is fast and easy to assemble. Each set consists of one power and one idler roller bed with four independently adjusted rollers to align the two sections with each other. The roller bed and the rollers are mounted on one main frame.