Commissioner Khouri Joins the FMC
The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) announced that Michael A. Khouri of Louisville, Ky., has been sworn in as a Commissioner for a term to expire on June 30, 2011. Commissioner Khouri was nominated by President Barack Obama on December 3, 2009, and confirmed by the Senate on December 24, 2009. Commissioner Khouri comes to the FMC as a 35-year veteran in the maritime industry from positions held in vessel operations, legal and executive positions.
Ferry Co. Charged with Dumping Sewage
A company based in Marblehead was charged on Jan. 7 in federal court with dumping sewage into North Shore waters from a popular ferry it operates out of Salem. United States Attorney Carmen M.
CG Proposes Safety Zone Around Drillship
The U.S. Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone around a drillship while it is anchored on location in order to drill exploratory wells at various…
Mighty Mo Returns from Drydock
Ship-shape following 12 weeks and $18m worth of maintenance and preservation work in Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard’s largest drydock facility, the Battleship Mo. returned Jan. 7 to her home pier near the USS Arizona Memorial along Pearl Harbor’s Battleship Row. The Mighty Mo’s return once again brings full circle the story that begins with the day of infamy that saw the sinking of USS Arizona in Pearl Harbor and ends with Imperial Japan’s unconditional surrender aboard USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay.
New Navy Contract
General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine, is being awarded a $6,862,387 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-06-C-2303) to exercise an option…
BIMCO General Meeting 2011, Vancouver
The 2011 BIMCO General Meeting will be held in Vancouver, British Columbia from 6 to 8 June 2011 followed by a series of Seatrade events. Central to the occasion…
Eastern Shipbuilding Gets Tiger Shark Contract
Harvey Gulf International Marine, Inc. of New Orleans, La. announced the award of a contract to Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. for the construction and delivery of six 292-ft by 64-ft by 24.5-ft Offshore Support Vessels. The signing ceremony was held January 4, 2010 at Harvey Gulf’s new office at One Shell Square downtown New Orleans. Delivery of the first vessel will be in nineteen months with follow-on vessels to be delivered in five months increments thereafter.
Brightoil’s First Ocean Tanker in Singapore
Brightoil Petroleum (Holdings) Limited, one of the largest service providers of marine bunkering in China, announced that the Group has taken delivery of its first…
Star-Tech Marine, KVH 2009 Dealer of the Year
KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI) named Star-Tech Marine Electronics its 2009 Dealer of the Year in the commercial workboat category. A longtime KVH dealer, Star…
Diana Shipping Time Charter Contracts
Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE:DSX), a global shipping company specializing in the transportation of dry bulk cargoes, announced that it has entered into a time charter…
Jensen Maritime Designs Kennicott Renovation
Jensen Maritime Consultants, Inc., a Crowley company, has been contracted to provide naval architecture and marine engineering expertise to Fairhaven Shipyard of Bellingham, Wash. for Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) upgrades and renovations to the Alaska Marine Highway System passenger/ vehicle ferry, M/V Kennicott. The $5.5m project kicked off in October 2009 and is scheduled for completion in February 2010.
Calif. Harbor Craft Enforcement Advisory
An Enforcement Advisory has been issued for owners and operators of commercial harbor craft. The advisory contains important information regarding the status of the U.S.
MMS $1.2M Grant for Marsh Repair
The Minerals Management Service (MMS) has approved a grant for $1,237,608 to the Plaquemines Parish Government in La. through the Coastal Impact Assistance Program (CIAP).
This Day in Coast Guard History – Jan. 11
1882- At 9 a.m during a thick snowstorm, the schooner A .F. Ames of Rockland, Maine, was bound from Perth Amboy to Boston with a crew of seven persons. She stranded…
This Day in Naval History – Jan. 11
1863 - CSS Alabama sinks USS Hatteras off Galveston 1944 - Aircraft from USS Block Island make first aircraft rocket attack on German submarine (Source: Navy News Service)