This Day in Naval History – Feb. 16
1804 - Lieutenant Stephen Decatur, with volunteers from frigate Constitution and schooner Enterprise, enters Tripoli harbor by night in the ketch Intrepid to burn the captured frigate Philadelphia.
This Day in Coast Guard History – Feb. 16
1944- Justo Gonzalez became the first Hispanic-American to make the rank of chief petty officer when the Coast Guard promoted him to Chief Machinist's Mate (acting) on 16 February 1944.
Caterpillar Powers AIDAblu
As she entered the Hamburg, Germany, harbor on February 9, 2010, AIDA Cruises’s newest addition to the fleet, AIDAblu sailed right past the Caterpillar Marine Power Systems headquarters on the historic Elbe River. The AIDAblu represents the fourth ship in a series of seven AIDA club ships powered by MaK engines. The 827-ft Sphinx-class series cruise ship has a passenger capacity of 2,192 over 14 decks.
MacDonald VP, Procurement at Crowley
Crowley Maritime Corporation announced that Wendy MacDonald has been promoted to vice president of procurement, replacing Matt Jackson who has been named vice president, Caribbean island services. MacDonald will remain domiciled in Jacksonville and report to Susan Rodgers, Crowley's senior vice president of corporate services. MacDonald is responsible for all materials management and purchasing for the corporation. She also oversees facilities development and travel.
State of the Coast Guard Address
U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Thad Allen delivered his fourth and final State of the Coast Guard address at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., Feb. 12. In his annual address, Allen discussed the Coast Guard's response to the earthquake in Haiti, the operational character of the service and the challenges it faces in the future. He also summarized facets of the Coast Guard’s fiscal year 2011 budget proposal and spoke about the need to replace the service's aging vessels…
MARPOL Training Institute On-line
MARPOL Training Institute (MTI) has added an online capacity to access their training software. With MTI’s new website for online training (http://marine-npdes.com)…
Expro, Total E&P UK Safety Award
International oilfield service company Expro has received a special award for exceptional safety, health and environment performance from Total E&P UK. The Expro offshore team who work for Total on the Dunbar project were announced winners of the Managing Director’s special award at the Total E&P UK SHE (Safety, Health and the Environment) award ceremony at the Marcliffe Hotel, Aberdeen. Expro was…
Medina International and Subsidiaries Move
Management of Medina International Holdings, Inc. (Pink Sheets: MIHI) signed a lease to rent a manufacturing facility in the city of Corona, California. "This new…
Rolls-Royce DP Training Center, Norway
Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has opened its new Dynamic Positioning (DP) and Automation & Control training centre in Ålesund, Norway. The simulation…
Wärtsilä, Trojan Ballast Water Treatment
Wärtsilä Corporation and Trojan Technologies have signed an exclusive agreement to jointly develop, market, and distribute a ballast water treatment product for ships.
MAN Engines for Chinese Ferry Company
Bohai Ferry Co., Ltd. has ordered four MAN 16V32/40CD propulsion plants to power two passenger vessels to supplement its fleet. The four-stroke engines will be built at MAN Diesel’s production centre in Augsburg, Germany, and will operate at 750 rpm, providing a total of 16 MW of installed power for the 2300P/2500LM RoPax vessels. The ferries will be built at Huanghai Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., in RongCheng City, Shandong Province, and the order includes an option for two other vessels.
Sealub Opens Operations in U.S. & Canada
Sealub Alliance Americas, Inc., an affiliate of Gulf Oil Marine Ltd. headquartered in Hong Kong, announced a fully operational manufacturing and supply and distribution…
CSL, WWF-Canada Combat Climate Change
Canada Steamship Lines (CSL) signed a five-year agreement with World Wildlife Fund Canada (WWF-Canada) that aims to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions within the CSL fleet…
Titan to Improve Port-au-Prince Navigation
A Titan Salvage team is working in Haiti to remove navigational hazards, including the collapsed Washington gantry crane, in Port-au-Prince for the U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), in an effort to increase the cargo throughput in the heavily damaged port. Titan’s team, led by Salvage Master Roy Dodgen and Project Manager Leo McDonough, is using Resolve Marine Services' 142-ft crane barge RMG300 to help clear debris and other navigational hazards.
This Day in Naval History – Feb. 17
1864 - Confederate submarine H.L.
This Day in Coast Guard History – Feb. 17
1944- Coast Guardsmen participated in the invasions of Eniwetok and Engebi, Marshall Island. 1956- The CGC Casco saved 21 persons from a US Navy seaplane that was…