This Day in Coast Guard History – Feb. 10
1840- A House resolution was introduced to inquire into transferring the Revenue Marine to the Navy. 1992- Retired Coast Guard Chief Journalist Alex Haley, internationally…
Int’l Superyacht Society 2010/2012 Board
The International Superyacht Society (ISS) announced its 2010-2012 Board of Directors and Past Presidents Council. ISS elections are held annually by peer selection.
Mackay Marine Expands: Texas, Panama
Mackay Marine, a division of Mackay Communications, Inc., has expanded its operations with the opening of two new marine-electronics service locations in Corpus Christi, Texas and Panama City, Panama.
Photo Release: CG Terminates LORAN-C
Vice Adm. Robert J. Papp speaks at a ceremony to mark the shutting down of the LORAN-C signal at the Navigation Center in Alexandria, Va., Feb. 8. Both the maritime and aviation communities have used LORAN-C signals for navigation for more than 67 years. (U.S. The U.S. Coast Guard terminated broadcast of the North American Long Range Navigation-C signal at 3 p.m. Feb. 8 with the U.S. Coast Guard Navigation Center in Alexandria, Va., coordinating the shutdown.
$5M Support Vessel Refit Contract
Ferguson Modular, a supplier and manufacturer of offshore accommodation solutions for the energy industry around the world, has awarded a $5m contract for refit and refurbishment work on its new accommodation support vessel. The company, a division of the Ferguson Group, is investing $39.2m in its accommodation support vessel which arrived from South East Asia into Port Glasgow in December 2009, and anticipates the work by Ferguson Shipbuilders Ltd at Port Glasgow being completed by June 2010.
Environmental Intelligence in Shipping Seminar
Founding Chairman of NAMEPA (North American Marine Environment Protection Association Clay Maitland unveiled plans to debut NAMEPA’s 2010 Seminar Series in San Francisco…
OceanView Technologies’ HD Thermal Imaging
OceanView Technologies, Inc. announced it now will offer optional HD thermal imaging on its entire line of night vision cameras, including its Poseidon, Zeus, Atlas and Triton models. They are available in a variety of configurations to suit any need, including dual and three-camera systems, high zoom cameras and precise fiber-optic stabilization. (www.nightboating.com)
100th Voyage of MV Stadt Rendsburg
On Feb. 5, Port Everglades and SeaFreight Line celebrated the 100th voyage of the MV Stadt Rendsburg from the South Florida seaport. Built in 2004, the 1,100-TEU containerized cargo vessel has spent its entire working career home-ported at Port Everglades and sailing every three weeks to Jamaica, Aruba, Curacao, Bonaire, Venezuela, Panama, Trinidad and Jacksonville, Fla. “We congratulate SeaFreight…
Washburn & Doughty 80-ft Z-Drive Tug
Washburn & Doughty Associates, Inc. of East Boothbay, Maine is pleased to unveil its new 80-ft by 33.8-ft Z-Drive Tug design. The vessel is designed for ship handling and harbor work. It admeasures less than 150 gross tons allowing it to operate without a load line assignment. The tug is designed to exceed ABS standards and customers can choose to specify ABS class. The vessel—designed by Washburn & Doughty’s Executive Vice President and Naval Architect…
STX Europe Q4 2009 Results
In the fourth quarter 2009 STX Europe reported an EBITDA of NOK -44 million compared with NOK -728 million in the fourth quarter of 2008. The 2009 preliminary EBITDA…
Fuel Ops Resume at Haiti’s Main Terminal
On Feb. 9, WIN Group, the Haitian enterprise that owns and operates Terminal Varreux in Port-au-Prince, and Seacor Holdings Inc. announced that emergency repairs…
Bristol Harbor Group Designed Deck Barge
Argosy Transportation Group, Inc., Bellaire, Texas, has signed a contract with Trinity Marine Products, Inc., Madisonville, La., to build the Jean-M 2501, a 250-ft by 54-ft by 12-ft inland deck barge. The vessel, designed by Bristol Harbor Group, Inc. (BHGI), will have a 3,000 pound per square foot (PSF) maximum allowable deck load, and will primarily service the inland project cargo market. Argosy has chosen BHGI’s Houston affiliate, Bristol Harbor Group South, Inc.
MV Al Khaliq Released After Ransom Paid
On Feb. 9 2010, the Panama flagged bulk carrier MV Al Khaliq, with a crew of 26 (24 Indians and 2 Burmese), was released after payment of a ransom. The MV Al Khaliq…
Post-Piracy Care for Seafarers
The Seamen’s Church Institute (SCI) has published Preliminary Guidelines: Post-Piracy Care for Seafarers, outlining preliminary strategies on caring for seafarers…
This Day in Naval History – Feb. 11
1862 - SecNav directs formation of organization to evaluate new inventions and technical development which eventually led to National Academy of Science. 1971 - U.S.
This Day in Coast Guard History – Feb. 11
1973-Due to "Vietnamization", the draw-down of U.S. forces in Vietnam, the post of Senior Coast Guard Officer, Vietnam was discontinued. (Source: USCG Historian’s Office)
Norwegian Diesel Electric Joins Trend
Offshore shipping companies are increasingly turning to diesel electric propulsion systems as an efficient means of meeting the performance requirements for modern platform supply vessels. Builders in the U.S., China, Singapore and Norway have all delivered a variety of diesel electric vessels. In Norway the shipyard of Simek A/S recently they followed up earlier vessels when they delivered the M/S Stril Mariner to Simon Mkster Rederi AS in Stavanger, Norway.
Wärtsilä Launches Environmental Services
Wärtsilä has introduced a new portfolio of services, Environmental Services, to both the marine and energy market. Environmental Services will help customers to…
50% Drop in New LPG Tanker Orders
“The LPG market will by this slower fleet growth be better positioned than most other shipping markets when the GDP growth resumes to previous levels, particularly in Asia…
House Hearing on Asian Carp, Great Lakes
The Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure conducted a hearing on Asian carp and the Great Lakes.