This Day in Naval History – Jan. 28
1778 - Second New Providence Expedition raised the flag with thirteen stripes over Fort Nassau. 1960 - Navy demonstrates value of moon communication relay, used in fleet broadcasts.
This Day in Coast Guard History – Jan. 28
1885-Keeper Marcus Hanna of the Cape Elizabeth Light Station saved two men from the wrecked schooner Australia. For this rescue Hanna was awarded the Gold Lifesaving Medal.
Universal Silencer Now Universal
On December 8, 2009 at the International Power Generation Conference, Universal Silencer announced changing its name to Universal. Universal’s President, Randy Eppli…
Wilhelmsen Middle East Wins WCA Award
Wilhelmsen Ships Service is proud to announce that it has won the WCA (World Cargo Alliance) Best Partner Award - Middle East 2009. Wilhelmsen Ships Service has been a member of the WCA, a global network of independent international freight forwarders, since 2003. The company participated with representatives from their Middle East, India, Norway, Thailand and China branches in the Bangkok WCA partner conference in January.
ASA Member Responds in Gwadar, Pakistan
On January 20, a member of the American Salvage Association (ASA) successfully refloated a bulk carrier that ran aground near Gwadar Port in Pakistan. Led by their Salvage Master, ASA’s member mobilized a salvage team that included a naval architect and dive team, along with a high-horsepower tug, to refloat the grounded vessel carrying 50,000 metric tons of urea fertilizer. The crew safely refloated the 623 ft bulk carrier during high tide without having to lighter bunkers or cargo.
NACE, WCO Establish Corrosion Awareness Day
NACE International is assisting the World Corrosion Organization (WCO) in its establishment of a Corrosion Awareness Day. The WCO has selected April 24, 2010 as the first Corrosion Awareness Day.
Ayala Promoted to Director, Labor Relations
Jose Ayala has been promoted to director of labor relations for Crowley Maritime Corporation. Ayala will remain domiciled in Jacksonville and continue reporting to Steve Demeroutis…
First MLC 2006 Certificate to Thenamaris
Established in 2006, the primary goal of the MLC is to be a pillar in the international maritime regulatory framework, establishing a level playing field for seafarers’ working and living conditions.
Ibercisa Winches for Icelandic Fishing Vessels
The fishing Icelandic company, Uthafsskip, operator of two trawlers freezer vessels, received its second pair of trawler winches from the Spanish manufacturer, Ibercisa, for installation on the Glorya. Previously, Ibercisa delivered an identical pair of electrical trawler winches for Uthafsskip’s Victory. Both principal trawler winches are independent and electrically driven, with frequency converter and controlled by an automatic trawling system.
Harrington Hoists in Haiti Relief Effort
Harrington Hoists, Inc., is participating in the Haiti Relief Effort to help the victims of the recent devastating earthquake that rocked the island. “Goods that…
Saudi Aramco’s 1st Purpose-Built Jackup
Keppel FELS Limited (Keppel FELS) has secured a contract from Aramco Overseas Company B.V., a subsidiary of Saudi Aramco, to build a customized KFELS Super B Class jackup rig. The contract is subject to a notice from the owner to proceed with construction by May 2010. Upon rig delivery, which is slated in the second half of 2012, the unit will be deployed by Saudi Aramco in the Middle East. Wong Kok Seng…
Zurich Appoints Gillen Head of Marine Claims
Zurich, a property and casualty insurance provider globally and in North America, announced that Steve Gillen has joined Zurich in a key new role as Global Head of Marine Claims.
Projemar Contracts with Sener
The reference ship and offshore design consultancy in Brazil, Projemar, has entered a license contract with Sener for the use of FORAN. After the implementation…
Monongahela Successfully Refloated
Acting Maritime Administrator David Matsuda announced that the Monongahela, one of the government-owned obsolete ships stored at the James River Fleet, was successfully…
High-Speed Ferries Ready for Haiti
High-speed ferry ships MV Huakai and MV Alakai are preparing to sail to Haiti in support of Operation Unified Response to provide disaster relief following the Jan. 12 earthquake there.