Major Ballast Water Management System Contract
OceanSaver announced the signing of the world’s first major Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) contract for large ships. Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has secured…
Viking Celebrates 50 Years
Viking Life-Saving Equipment announced the company's 50th Anniversary, as well as the 50th Anniversary of its chairman of the board Tage Sørensen on February 1, 2010. The company's international expansion was launched in 1977 with the establishment of a foreign subsidiary in Rotterdam. Today Viking Life-Saving Equipment has 52 sales and service facilities and more than 270 certified servicing stations. Viking is also the story of the Sørensen family.
Sub Tender Transfers to Sealift Command
The U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command accepted responsibility for submarine tender USS Frank Cable Monday, Feb. 1. Cable, which is homeported in Guam, serves…
President Requests $364.8M for MMS
With a budget designed to increase America’s energy security by expanding the nation’s energy portfolio and ensuring a fair return for these public resources, the…
Payne Helps Steer Fla. Transportation Panel
Developing a roadmap for Florida’s transportation needs during the next 50 years is the challenge that Port Canaveral CEO J. Stanley Payne has accepted as a member of the 2060 Florida Transportation Plan (FTP) Steering Committee. The plan, adopted five years ago, provides the policy framework for allocating the department’s transportation funds. Payne is the current chairman of the Florida Ports Council.
PVA Convention New General Session Speaker
The PVA convention General Session, scheduled for Monday, February 15, from 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Jim Zitek, an expert on finance and the economy will help provide…
FLIR’s New First Mate Handheld Cameras
FLIR Systems (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced two new models of their First Mate line of handheld maritime thermal night vision cameras at the Miami International Boat Show.
This Day in Coast Guard History – Feb. 2
1944- Coast Guardsmen participated in the landings at Saldor, New Guinea. (Source: USCG Historian’s Office)
This Day in Naval History – Feb. 2
1862 - USS Hartford, Capt David G.
General Dynamics USS New Hampshire Contract
General Dynamics Electric Boat has been awarded a $23.7m contract modification by the U.S. Navy to prepare for the post-shakedown availability (PSA) on the nuclear submarine New Hampshire (SSN-778).
Battleship Missouri Reopens
Hawaii Governor Linda Lingle and Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard commander Capt. Gregory R. Thomas joined the Battleship Missouri Memorial in saluting its volunteers and supporters as the historic ship fully reopened to visitation following a multimillion-dollar drydocking project. A ukulele band from the Big Island of Hawaii's Waiakea Intermediate School performed at a ceremony in honor of the memorial's volunteers and supporters.
Scandic Diesel Services Opens in Montreal
Climate change is a global problem that requires real solutions. That's why the Government of Canada supports a proactive approach to achieve real environmental…
Sutton Great Lakes Legislator of the Year
Congresswoman Betty Sutton (D-OH) was named 2010 Great Lakes Legislator of the Year by a labor/management coalition representing workers and industries dependent on shipping on the Great Lakes. Rep. Sutton, who represents Ohio’s 13th District in the House of Representatives, will formally receive the award from Great Lakes Maritime Task Force (GLMTF) in Washington on February 4.
STIDD Admiral Seats for the Alucia
A pair of Series 500 Admiral helm seats from marine seating manufacturer STIDD Systems was chosen for the helm of the Alucia, a 183-ft former research vessel rebuilt as an exploration yacht. The Alucia, originally launched in 1974 as RV Nadir by the French government as a platform for marine science and research, is now exploring the world’s deepest oceans for DeepOcean Quest. The STIDD Admiral helm seats aboard Alucia feature black UltraLeather upholstery and are finished in tough…
Seafarers & Int'l House Awards Banquet
On Thursday evening, April 22, 2010, Seafarers & International House will hold its annual awards banquet, “Setting the Course,” at the New York Athletic Club for the purpose of honoring Donald Keefe…
Royal Fleet Ship Deploys to Haiti
The UK sent a Royal Fleet Auxiliary supply ship loaded with aid to help with the relief operation in Haiti, International Development Secretary Douglas Alexander has announced. The ship, RFA Largs Bay, was despatched at the request of the United Nations and sailed from the UK carrying relief supplies that will be needed by the people of Haiti in the weeks and months ahead. The ship will have the capacity…
Crowley Completes Cargo Lightering in Haiti
Crowley Maritime Corporation, working under contract with the U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), successfully discharged 202 20-foot containers of relief supplies across a beach in Port-au-Prince, Haiti yesterday marking the largest post-disaster lightering operation to date. This successful, larger scale operation follows a trial shipment of 12 containers last week. In addition to the two sailings of the Marcajama directly into Port-au-Prince…
CARB Commercial Harbor Craft Workshop
The California Air Resources Board staff invites the public to participate in a Commercial Harbor Craft workshop on February 16, 2010, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in Sacramento (and via webcast).
This Day in Coast Guard History – Feb. 1
1871- Using his administrative authority Secretary of the Treasury George S. Boutwell re-established a Revenue Marine Bureau within the Department and assigned Sumner I.