NASSCO Delivers USNS Matthew Perry
General Dynamics NASSCO, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), delivered USNS Matthew Perry (T-AKE 9) to the U.S. Navy. The ship is named in honor of Commodore Matthew C.
NOAA Meetings Arctic Oil & Gas Activities
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will conduct five scoping meetings to receive public comments on its planned environmental impact statement…
OOS Secures 10 Month Charter
OOS International B.V., an offshore services company that provides offshore accommodation services, announced that it officially secured a 10-month 250 Pax DPII…
Canal Authority Recognized for Transparency
For the second year in a row, the Panamanian Public Institutions Integrity Index ranked the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) as the most transparent public institution in Panama for 2009.
G&G Shipping Orders 190-ft Landing Craft
G&G Shipping announces that it has signed and awarded a contract for new construction of a shallow draft 190’ roll-on, roll-off, landing craft to be built by St. Johns Shipbuilding in Palatka, Florida. Construction of the yet-to-be-named vessel will be performed at St. Johns Shipbuilding’s 90 acre, state-of-the-art facility located near Jacksonville, Florida. Delivery of the vessel is expected November 2010.
Bisso Marine Loads Umbilical Reel
Bisso Marine successfully loaded a 281-ton umbilical reel onto an offshore installation vessel. Using the 700-ton D/B Cappy Bisso, the crew loaded the 281-ton umbilical reel from shore to the installation vessel for transport to a deepwater location 190 miles south of New Orleans in the Gulf of Mexico. Since 1890, Bisso Marine has provided quality services to the marine and energy industries, offering marine construction, pipe laying, salvage, heavy-lift and diving services.
Wilhelmsen Major Safety System Service
Wilhelmsen Ships Service has completed a major safety system service for the Chevron FSO (Floating Storage and Off-loading unit) Escarvos in South Africa. At the same time…
NOIA, Virginia Support Offshore Development
The National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) President Tom Fry issued the following statement on Feb. “The National Ocean Industries Association applauds yesterday’s…
Inauguration of the Costa Deliziosa
Feb. 23 saw the staging in Dubai of the inauguration ceremony for the Costa Deliziosa, the new diamond of the Costa Cruises fleet. The Costa Deliziosa has a 92,600 gross tonnage and a total guest capacity of 2,826. She was built at Fincantieri’s Venice-Marghera yard in Italy with the labor of around 3,000 people, comprising both the shipyard’s own employees and those of about 500 contracted suppliers, most of which are Italian firms, with a total investment worth $609m.
STX Emergency Gen-Sets
Relative to the huge MAN B&W ship engines manufactured at the STX Engine Company factory on the southern coast of South Korea, their emergency generators are small in size. But in the event of a crisis on a deep-sea container, bulker or tank ship, they can literally be lifesavers. This is, of course, the reason that the IMO has mandated their installation in the upper decks of all new ships. On the first of February this year…
Pemberton General Manager – Austal Service
Austal announced the appointment of Chris Pemberton to the position of General Manager - Austal Service. Pemberton previously held senior positions within Austal’s Sales and Marketing team and brings to the role more than 15 years experience in the aluminium vessel industry. The appointment comes during a period of significant growth for Austal Service.
Boskalis Launches Public Offer for Smit
Boskalis Holding B.V., a wholly owned subsidiary of Boskalis and Smit announced that the Boskalis is making a public cash offer for all the issued and outstanding…
Transocean Ltd. Q4 & Full-Year 2009 Results
Transocean Ltd. (NYSE:RIG) reported net income attributable to controlling interest for the three months ended December 31, 2009 of $723 million, or $2.24 per diluted share…
This Day in Coast Guard History – Feb. 25
1799- President Adams authorized by Congress to place revenue cutters in the naval establishment. 1825- Congress empowered the Revenue Marine to enforce state quarantine laws.
This Day in Naval History – Feb. 25
1861 - Saratoga, member of U.S.
Air Bubbles to Reduce CO2 Emissions
NYK and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. are to begin experiments on an air-lubrication system to reduce CO2 emissions during marine transport. Jointly developed by the two companies…