Coast Guard Photo: Haiti
Hundreds of Haitians pile into a ferry headed away from Port-au-Prince, Jan. 20, 2010. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Blackwell)
Austal Contract for JHSV 2 and 3
The U.S. Navy has exercised contract options funding the construction of two additional Austal Joint High Speed Vessels (JHSV) – as part of an existing 10-vessel, $1.6b program. Austal previously received US Navy funding for long lead-time material, including diesel engines, water jets and reduction gears, for these two vessels in June 2009. The additional work is valued at approximately $208m. Intended as the U.S.
French, Spanish Funds for Motorways of the Sea
The European Commission gave its green light for the public financing from France and Spain to the Fres Mos project. It will link the French port of Nantes-Saint…
USCG Searches for Man Over Board
The Coast Guard is searching for a 26-year-old Myanmarese crewmember reported to have fallen overboard from the 792-ft container ship Cap Gilbert approximately 450 miles south of Adak Island Jan. 25.
Sabine-Neches Waterway Open, Limited Traffic
The Unified Command, consisting of the Texas General Land Office, the U.S. Coast Guard and the Eagle Otome's owner, opened the Sabine-Neches Waterway on Jan. 27…
Kiswire’s New Plant for Offshore Ropes
Kiswire is building a new plant for the production of very large wire ropes for Offshore and Mining applications. The Neptune 2 plant is located in Tanjung Langsat…
Crowley Petroleum Distribution Restructures
Crowley Maritime Corporation announced that it has restructured its petroleum distribution and contract services group, consolidating all Alaska operations under Craig Tornga, vice president. Tornga, who will remain in Anchorage and will continue reporting to Rocky Smith, senior vice president and general manager, will continue to manage Alaska's petroleum distribution and fuel sales but will now also manage tanker assist and escort services in Valdez and Prince William Sound…
Faststream New Super-Yacht Crewing Division
International shipping recruitment specialist Faststream has launched a new service for the owners and operators of super-yachts looking for crew. With a 65 strong team of specialist recruiters…
Green Star Reduces Fuel Consumption
Green Star Products, Inc. announced that it has received the final report on a fuel savings test conducted on a Greek shipping vessel. The tests were conducted using…
Globus Maritime Charter for the Tiara Globe
Globus Maritime Limited (AIM: GLBS) (LSE: GLBS), a marine transportation company that owns and operates Handymax and Panamax dry bulk vessels, announced that a subsidiary…
Sperry Marine Radars for Australian Ferry Fleet
Northrop Grumman Corporation’s (NYSE: NOC) Sperry Marine business unit has been chosen to supply radars for the Sydney Harbour Ferries fleet. Sydney Harbour Ferries…
Free SUNY Maritime Conference
SUNY Maritime College will present the College’s 5th Annual Conference on Cutting Edge Issues in Shipping, Tuesday, February 2, 2010, the “Tiv,” McMurray Hall, Maritime College, Throggs Neck, N.Y.
This Day in Coast Guard History – Jan. 29
1919-Ratification of the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified. The amendment prohibited the manufacture, sale and transportation of alcoholic beverages.
This Day in Naval History – Jan. 29
1914 - U.S. Marines land in Haiti to protect U.S. consulate 1943 - Beginning of 2 day battle of Rennell Island after which U.S. transports reached Guadalcanal (Source: Navy News Service)
Fuel Logistics Enable U.S. Haiti Relief Effort
The United States Government Defense Energy Support Center (DESC) provides fueling services to Department of Defense, federal civilian and government agencies. In the wake of the Haiti disaster…