This Day in Naval History – Jan. 8
1847 - Battle of San Gabriel (Navy, Marines, Army defeat Mexicans in CA) (Source: Navy News Service)
This Day in Coast Guard History – Jan. 8
1877- The French steamer Amerique grounded off Sea Bright, New Jersey. 189 persons were rescued by the USLSS crew, three died. 1947- During Operation HIGHJUMP, Coast…
N.Y. Coast GG Cutter Breaks Hudson River Ice
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Morro Bay work to maintain a navigable track through re-frozen brash ice on the Hudson River Wed. Jan. 5, 2010. The Coast Guard Cutter Morro Bay is a 140-ft Bay Class cutter used primarily for ice breaking operations. The cutter is one of five Coast Guard assets assigned to break ice on the Hudson River throughout the season. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Cmdr. Douglas Wyatt.)
Genco Plans to Sign Time Charter
Genco Shipping & Trading Limited (NYSE:GNK) announced that it has reached an agreement to enter into a time charter for the Genco Vigour, a 1999-built Panamax vessel…
TITAN to Handle Decommissioned Monongahela
TITAN Salvage has been retained to handle salvage of the Monongahela, a decommissioned tanker ship that broke loose from its moorings on the night of Nov. 12. The tanker ship, which is part of the James River Reserve Fleet (JRRF), was affected by a severe storm and unusually high water surges in the James River and nearby vicinity when it was wind driven aground on soft soil, approximately one-half mile downstream of the JRRF near the western bank of the river.
CG to Terminate t Loran-C
The U.S. Coast Guard's Director of Prevention Policy announced Thursday publication in the Federal Register of plans to cease broadcasting the North American Loran-C signal Feb.
LD Lines Newbuild with Turnkey Works
Almaco was contracted to deliver a complete turnkey project for cabins, corridors, galley, provision stores and refrigeration machinery for the latest newbuilding…
Struthers President, Kohler Power Systems
Kohler Co.’s Global Power Group has named Jason Struthers as the new president of its Kohler Power Systems business. Struthers has assumed leadership and management responsibilities for Kohler Power Systems, which includes operations in North America and Asia. KPS Sales & Service — doing business in Europe, Middle East and Africa — also falls under the administration of Struthers. With an emphasis on growing sales…
Asian Shipping Stocks Poised for Gains
According to a Jan. 6 report from MarketWatch, as freight rates continue to recover and with demand for shipping expected to climb, shares of Asian shippers and…
Indian Shipyards Face Bleak 2010
According to a Jan. 7 report from Reuters, Indian shipbuilders are heading for another bleak year in 2010 amidst weak demand and prospects of order cancellations…
Korean Register to Verify Emissions Trading
The Korean Register of Shipping (KR) – an IACS member classification society – has been authorized by the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Korea as a verification…
Box Rebound on the Far Horizon
Drewry’s latest Container Forecaster indicates that the momentum of the industry has entered a new phase as financial aspects and implications seem to have become…
Crowning the Decades Crew Supply Boats
Looking back at the Cummins Hotips#84 from 1999 (www.haig-brown.com Hotips) one can see how this class of vessels has evolved over the past decade. The crew boats were already getting larger with vessels up to 183 by 35 ft being the largest built for the Gulf of Mexico at that time. The larger boats demanded more power with the shift from six-cylinder 700-HP KTA19 engines to the larger 12-cylinder 1350 hp KTA38-M2.
Singapore Searches for Tugboat Crew
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF), the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) and commercial vessels continue…
Second Officer Medevaced from the Hoegh
A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew safely completed the medevac of a 52-year old Filipino man from the motor vessel Hoegh Transit 250 miles southwest of Sitka about 6 a.m., Jan.