U.S. Merchant Marine Mobilizes for Haiti Relief
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood announced that the Department’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) is sending five ships to assist with relief efforts in Haiti.
Jo-Kell Wins World Class Supplier Award
Jo-Kell Inc., an electrical distributor and engineering company was recognized for their outstanding performance and support of Northrop Grumman Corporation’s Socio-Economic Business Programs (SEBP). The award was presented on December 4, 2009 at the company’s annual recognition event in Redondo Beach, Calif. Jo-Kell CEO, Suzy Kelly and President, Marty Kelly accepted the award at the event. Northrop…
Espada Expands its Fleet in Gulf of Aden
Espada Logistics and Security-MENA has acquired five additional armed, fast-patrol vessels for use in the Gulf of Aden due to increased piracy and the growing demand for protection services.
Otto Marine Charters PSV Otto Explorer
Otto Marine Limited announced that it has successfully found a charter for its MT6009 PSV, named Otto Explorer. The vessel will be chartered out to the Group’s subsidiary, Singapore-based Reflect Geophysical Pte Ltd, on a bare boat charter for a contract term of 7+1+1+1 years. The MT6009 PSV, a Multi Purpose Field Support Vessel (Hull 7037), is the first of her kind to be built in Asia on a turnkey basis.
Duros Wins Ports America Contract
Duros has been contracted by Supply Chain Services (SCS) to provide service and new equipment for Ports America, the largest terminal operator and stevedore in the U.S.
AMSEA $27M Sealift Command Contract
General Dynamics American Overseas Marine (AMSEA) has been awarded a $27.2m operations and maintenance services contract by the U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command (MSC).
HPI Digital Control System for U.S. Navy
HPI, supplier of turbine control solutions and turnkey power plants, announced the successful commissioning of a digital propulsion, power and steering control system…
Hospital Ship Comfort Deploys to Haiti
Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) departed Jan. 16 beginning a five to seven day transit to Haiti, where more than 800 military and civilian…
First Austal LCS Joins U.S. Navy Fleet
Austal-designed and built Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), USS Independence has officially joined the operating forces of the United States Navy following a commissioning ceremony held near Austal’s Mobile, Ala. facility. Thousands of Navy officials, politicians, industry delegates and spectators joined in welcoming USS Independence into the U.S. Navy fleet, where it will serve as a fast, agile, focused-mission platform designed for operation in near-shore environments.
Foss’s America Cargo Transport Aids Haiti
As recovery efforts in the wake of Haiti's devastating earthquake continue, tugs and barges from two Seattle-based companies are in the U.S. Gulf poised to participate…
This Day in Coast Guard History – Jan. 19
1935- CWO (GUN) and NAP Charles T. Thrun, Coast Guard Aviator Number 3, was killed when his Grumman JF-2 Duck (CGNR V136) crashed at Cape May. CWO Thrun was the…
This Day in Naval History – Jan. 19
1840 - LT Charles Wilkes, USN is first American to discover Antarctic coast (Source: Navy News Service)
2010 Norm Manly YMTA Scholarship
The Youth Maritime Training Association (YMTA) is a non-discriminating nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and supporting students who wish to pursue careers…
Crowley's Puerto Rico Liner Settlement
Crowley Liner Services, Inc. (Crowley) has entered into a settlement agreement with the plaintiffs in the Puerto Rican Cabotage Antitrust Litigation. Although the…
Port of Kiel Close to its 2008 Handling Mark
Despite the difficult economic climate, the Port of Kiel handled 4.86 million tons of cargo in 2009, nearly reaching its 2008 handling figure of 4.91 million tons.
Horizon Lines Reduces Debt in Q4
Horizon Lines, Inc. (NYSE:HRZ) announced that it reduced funded debt by $38.1m during the fourth quarter and completed its fiscal year with $28m less in funded debt than a year ago.
Derecktor’s 4000 ton Dry Dock Ready
This spring Derecktor Shipyards of Connecticut will put its’ newly expanded dry dock to work. The dock will allow the yard to fully service vessels up to 4,000 long tons, 400 ft in length, 82 ft in beam and 20 ft draft. The expanded dry dock will also provide a seamless method of moving these large vessels from the water onto the repair apron or into the yard’s main building via the dock and a system of air casters.
Braemar Shipping Interim Management Statement
Braemar Shipping Services plc isued its Interim Management Statement in relation to the period since the six months ending 31 August 2009. The group has benefited…
KCS Int’l Recalls Workers, New Boat Model
KCS International, Inc., the parent company of Cruisers Yachts and Rampage Sport Fishing Yachts, announced it has hired back 100 of its employees to work on new orders for both brands…
Wilhelmsen Sponsors Training Academy
helmsen Ships Service is supporting the work of the Nautical Technical Training Academy (NTTA) by providing a range of the company’s Unitor branded safety equipment including a brand new liferaft.