This Day in Naval History – Jan. 13
1865 - Amphibious attack on Fort Fisher, NC 1964 - USS Manley evacuates 54 American and 36 allied nationals after Zanzibar government is overthrown (Source: Navy News Service)
Stena Bulk Orders New Generation Tankers
Stena Bulk has confirmed an order for two in-house designed Suezmax tankers from Samsung, South Korea for delivery in 2011. The 158,700 dwt vessels, with a length of 899 ft and a beam of 157.5 ft…
Communications Look to Brighter Times in 2010
to go up, an Inmarsat service provider has claimed. Asad Salameh, President of World‐Link Communications, said ship owners and managers are ready to be sold the…
Wärtsilä Contract with Dutch Ship Owner
Wärtsilä has signed a three-year training contract with its long-time customer Wagenborg Shipping of the Netherlands. The agreement covers the training of more than…
CG Investigates Tanker Ship in Gravesend Bay
The Coast Guard is continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding a tanker ship in Gravesend Bay that ruptured a tank around 9 a.m, Jan. 10. The tank was…
CMF Operates New Barge in Gibraltar Strait
With the aim of giving a better service to its customers, CEPSA Marine Fuels, S.A. has put into place a new barge in Algeciras Bay, providing service for the ports of Algeciras and Gibraltar. The double hull barge is the Spabunker Cuarenta, which is new built and holds the most advanced technology. It has been specially designed to supply bunkers in terms of manoeuvres, pumping rates, automatic blenders, radar soundings and meters.
Mitropoulos Presides, Arab Academy Expansion
"I could not think of a better way to formally start the ‘Year of the Seafarer’ other than by commissioning a new training centre, such as the new branch of the Arab Academy in Port Said…
New Kongsberg Sensor Factory, China
Kongsberg Maritime China Jiangsu (KMCJ), a new 2880m2 sensor production facility located in the Norwegian Industrial Park in Zhenjiang, Jiangsu province, China, was officially opened on Nov.
Odfjell Sells Ship for Recycling
Odfjell has entered into an agreement to sell the coated parcel tanker MT Bow Maasslot (38,039 dwt/built 1982) for recycling in India by the end of January 2010.
Marinfloc Pre-treatment System
Ever since 2005, when the MEPC 60(33) regulation was replaced by MEPC 107(49), the older gravity-type Oily Water Separators (OWS) often had to be replaced by a centrifugal-type or an emulsion breaking cleaning system, or the shipowner chose to complement the existing OWS with additional filters. Many new separators sold today also use exchangeable filter cartridges. The filter-option, involving the least initial investment, can become a costly option for many operators.
New Version Ship Simulator Pro
Maritime Simulator Developer VSTEP released a new version of Ship Simulator Professional. This new release includes advanced functional updates and introduces an important new component of the Instructor Station: the Exercise Manager. This is an extended version of the Mission Editor, combined with a multiplayer server. It has the option to assign trainees to the vessels in the exercise, and manage the exercise while one or more trainees are active.
Retail Container Traffic Shows Gains
Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports ended a nearly two-and-a-half-year streak of year-over-year declines in December and is on track…
WQIS Holds Covered, No Premium Increase
The United States Coast Guard announced that effective January 23, 2010, they will be increasing fines and other civil monetary penalties to account for inflation…
TOP Ships Charter Developments
TOP Ships Inc.(NASDAQ: TOPS) announced that it has received from the bareboat charterer of the M/T’s Ionian Wave and “Tyrrhenian Wave, a reduced charterhire rate of $10…
Crowley Restructures Senior Management
Crowley Maritime Corporation announced a restructuring involving three members of its senior leadership team. John Douglass and Rob Grune will move to new positions, with Douglass taking over as senior vice president and general manager of Crowley's Puerto Rico/Caribbean liner services, and Grune taking over as senior vice president and general manager of Crowley's petroleum transportation group. Both executives will remain domiciled in Jacksonville and continue to report to Tom Crowley…
This Day in Coast Guard History – Jan. 12
1850- The wreck of Ayrshire on Squan Beach N.J. 201 of 202 persons on board were saved by the life car. First use of the life car in the U.S. 1923- Title "Commandant"…
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…
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.
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.