This Day in Naval History – Jan. 14
1943 - In first submarine resupply mission, USS Gudgeon lands 6 men, 2,000 pounds of equipment and supplies on Negros Island.
This Day in Coast Guard History – Jan. 14
1942- A Coast Guard aircraft, Hall PH-3 No. V-177, dropped food to a raft with 6 survivors of a torpedoed tanker. 1985-Vice President George Bush made an official…
Crowley Responds to Earthquake in Haiti
In light of the earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Crowley Maritime Corporation's liner services group has temporarily suspended regularly scheduled cargo services to and from the country.
ABS Nautical Signs 30 New Contracts, Doubles Staff
ABS Nautical Systems, provider of integrated fleet management software for the maritime industry, announced it has experienced record growth in the second half of 2009.
Bell Finance Director, Aberdeen Harbour
Aberdeen Harbour Board has appointed James Bell as finance director following the recent retirement of Graeme Clark after 26 years service. Bell joins the Board from the Caledonian Brewing Company, a subsidiary of Heineken UK, where he was head of finance since 2002. A graduate of Dundee University, Bell initially trained with Bird Simpson, Chartered Accountants, and spent seven years with Meston Reid & Co before joining Diageo in 2001.
CMK’S Furman Authors Security Pamphlet
Richard L. Furman, Esq., member of Carroll McNulty & Kull LLC (CMK) of New York, has authored “Cargo Transportation Security: Legislation and Regulation Through 2009,” a pamphlet published by Matthew Bender. The terror attacks on September 11, 2001, made clear the need for comprehensive and integrated cargo and transportation security laws and regulations. Furman’s pamphlet discusses the principal legislation and regulations currently in effect…
Eye on the Navy
On Jan. 12, 2009, the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) departed Naval Station Norfolk. Carl Vinson got underway following a four-year refueling and complex overhaul to take part in Southern Seas 2010. After completing Southern Seas, Carl Vinson will change homeport from Norfolk, Va. to San Diego, Calif. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Rafael Martie/Released)
Rochford, Himber to Receive SCI Awards
The Seamen’s Church Institute of Philadelphia and South Jersey announced that Dennis Rochford and Lisa B. Himber will be honored at its annual Spirit of the Port luncheon March 30.
Braemar Howells Salvages the Newcastle
Christmas celebrations were put on the backburner as staff from incident response specialists Braemar Howells worked round the clock to prevent a potential environmental disaster off the UK coast at Falmouth, Cornwall. The bulk carrier Newcastle carrying Ferrous Sulphate en‐route from Spain, destined for a chemical company in Grimsby, got into difficulty in the Bay of Biscay when its cargo became contaminated with seawater and shifted, causing the vessel to take on a dangerous starboard list.
Royal Caribbean, Rolls-Royce Pod Settlement
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE, OSE: RCL) and Rolls-Royce announced that they have reached a suitable and amicable resolution to the lawsuit regarding the Mermaid…
Mercedes-Benz South Atlantic Hub Opens
The Port of Brunswick’s newest vehicle processing center for Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) opened its doors today with the arrival of more than 1,600 Mercedes-Benz autos. This shipment marks the first delivery of import Mercedes-Benz autos to Brunswick’s Colonel’s Island Terminal. “The opening of our new Vehicle Processing Center in Brunswick, Georgia is a milestone for our company that aims to increase efficiencies in our distribution process which will ultimately benefit our customers and dealers…
NewLead Holdings Sells Two Vessels
NewLead Holdings Ltd. (NASDAQ:NEWL) announced the sale the Saronikos Bridge and MSC Seine to a third party. The Saronikos Bridge was delivered to her new owners on January 7, 2010.
Navios Maritime Sells Hyperion
Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. (NYSE:NM) , a global, vertically integrated seaborne shipping and logistics company, announced that on January 8, 2010, it has sold the Navios Hyperion…
Ferry Repairs Disrupt San Juan Islands Service
Repairs to the 90-car Sealth continue after damage to the vessel’s engine output shaft was discovered on Tuesday, Jan. 5. Engineers estimate that the vessel will…
Apache Reports Fire on GOM Platform
Apache Corporation (NYSE:APA) reported a fire aboard its East Cameron (EC) 2 processing platform, in La. state waters of the Gulf of Mexico about two miles off the coast of Cameron Parish.