This Day in Coast Guard History – Feb. 23
1822- Congress authorized the Revenue Cutter Service to protect the natural environment by preventing "scoundrels" from cutting live oak, needed for cutters and Navy vessels, on Florida public lands.
This Day in Naval History – Feb. 23
1795 - U.S. Navy Office of Purveyor of Supplies is established. This is the Navy Supply Corps Birthday. 1945 - Marines and a Navy hospital corpsman raise flag on Mt.
Update on Hijacking of Tug Asta
The ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre issued a special report on the hijacking of the tug Asta and the barge Callista (http://www.recaap.org/incident/pdf/special/2010/Special Report (Asta).pdf).
New Navy Contracts
Raytheon Co., Integrated Defense Systems, Tewksbury, Mass., is being awarded a $27,828,683 not-to-exceed modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-05-C…
New USACE Contracts
Edward Kraemer & Sons, Inc., Plain, WI., was awarded on Feb. 12, 2010 a $19,025,000 firm-fixed-price contract. This contract is for the design/build constuction…
APL Intra-Asia Freight Rate Increase
Container shipping line APL announced plans for a general rate increase in the Intra Asia trade. The proposed increases will affect all trade from the Far East to India and Pakistan.
RINA Classes First Offshore LNG FSRU
Genoa-based classification society RINA has taken a lead in the developing market for floating LNG terminals. It has been chosen to class the first offshore Floating…
China Shipbuilding Gross Profit Up
According to a Feb. 19 report from Steelguru.com, China Knowledge quoted statistics released by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology saying the gross…
Globus Maritime Delivers Dry Bulk Vessels
Globus Maritime Limited (AIM: GLBS) (LSE: GLBS), the owner and operator of Handymax and Panamax dry bulk vessels, announces that it has delivered the Handymax vessels…
SEACOR Q4 Results
SEACOR Holdings Inc. (NYSE: CKH) announced its results for the fourth quarter of 2009. Net income attributable to SEACOR Holdings Inc. for the quarter ended December 31…
GAC, Nat'l Maritime College of Ireland Initiative
GAC, provider of shipping, logistics and marine services, announced the launch of GAC Training & Service Solutions Limited (GTSS), a new initiative that will provide training solutions for the LNG and tanker markets, as well as other commodity and maritime sectors. A joint venture between GAC and the National Maritime College of Ireland (NMCI), the partnership will provide expert delivery of a portfolio of training courses for both seafarers and shore-based shipping personnel.
SeaArk Completes Haiti Coast Guard Boats
SeaArk Marine, Inc. recently completed the first two boats of a five boat contract for the Haiti Coast Guard. The vessels were purchased through the Global Peace and Security Fund, administered by the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT), through the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC). The contract included SeaArk Model 40-ft V Dauntless Class vessels. Length, o.a. Length, w.l. Displacement lbs.
MCS Delivers Radar Services
Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MRCY) , a provider of open, embedded, high-performance computing systems, software, and services for image, sensor, and signal processing applications…
Raytheon Advances Ship Computing
Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) achieved another in a series of milestones for the Zumwalt-class destroyer program with the successful Total Ship Computing Environment…
Cosalt Names Cunningham to Lifeboat Div.
Cosalt Offshore, a provider of lifting, tooling and marine services to the oil and gas industry, has appointed Colin Cunningham to help drive the growth of its expanding lifeboat business both in the UK and internationally. Cunningham will be General Manager of the new Lifeboat Division and will be based in Aberdeen. New recruit Colin Cunningham has extensive experience in the lifeboat sector and previously has had senior roles developing business in the UK and worldwide.
New USCG Rescue 21 System, N. Calif.
The U.S. Coast Guard formally accepted and introduced its new Rescue 21 advanced communications system at Group Humboldt Bay on Feb. 16. This new capability, which will eventually be introduced nationwide, increases the ability of Coast Guard men and women to execute all of their missions, especially their search and rescue mission, with greater agility and efficiency. The Feb. 16 ceremony included speeches from senior, local, and national Coast Guard officials.
RBG Enhanced Service Offering
RBG Limited, provider of fabric maintenance and construction support to the global energy industry, launched a new range of products and services enhancing the company’s marine and subsea capability.
This Day in Naval History – Feb. 22
1865 - RADM Porter's gunboats' bombardment cause surrender of Wilmington, NC . 1870 - After arriving on USS Nipsic, and supported by USS Guard and USS Nyack, the Darien Expedition…
This Day in Coast Guard History – Feb. 22
1943- The USS Campbell, CG, under the command of CDR James A. Hirshfield and assigned to the international escort group A-3 that was escorting Convoy ON-166 through the North Atlantic…
NOAA to Use New Hurricane Wind Scale
NOAA's National Weather Service will use a new hurricane scale this season called the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. The scale keeps the same wind speed ranges as the original Saffir-Simpson Scale for each of the five hurricane categories, but no longer ties specific storm surge and flooding effects to each category. Herbert Saffir, a consulting engineer, and Robert Simpson, who was director of the National Hurricane Center from 1967 through 1973…