This Day in Naval History – Mar. 1
1942 - U-656 becomes the first German submarine of World War II to be sunk by Naval air (VP-82). 1954 - 1st of 6 detonations, Operation Castle nuclear test. (Source: Navy News Service)
This Day in Coast Guard History – Mar. 1
1876- Nuova Ottavia, an Italian vessel, grounded near the Jones Hill North Carolina Life-Saving Station. The rescue attempt by the crew of that station resulted in the loss of seven surfmen…
Barge Innovations: The Yo Yo Winch
The new Yo Yo Winch, using technology from WW Patterson Company of Pittsburgh, is designed to prevent two of the most dangerous and unstable conditions in a deck-hand’s life: the snarling bird’s nest of tangled rope or wire that results when lines gets kinked or snagged, and the threat of injury from snapped cables. WW Patterson Company reported that field testing of the Yo Yo Winch produced evidence…
NASSCO Launches USNS Charles Drew
General Dynamics NASSCO, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), launched the U.S. Navy’s newest supply ship, USNS Charles Drew (T-AKE 10), during…
STX Europe, MSC Cruise LOI for Newbuild
STX Europe’s subsidiary, STX France SA and MSC Cruise has signed a letter of intent for the construction of a new large cruise ship at its St. Nazaire shipyard in France to be delivered in mid - 2012.
SSC Symposium Call for Papers
The Ship Structure Committee is soliciting papers for presentation at the SSC 2011 Symposium to be held in conjunction with National Association of Corrosion Engineers…
Wärtsilä Powers Polar Supply & Research Vessel
Wärtsilä has signed a contract with the STX Finland Oy shipyard in Rauma, Finland, to deliver four Wärtsilä 32 engines for a Polar Supply and Research Vessel. The owner of the vessel will be the Republic of South Africa's Department of Environmental Affairs, and it will be operated by SMIT Amandla Marine, of South Africa. The vessel's crew will be trained at the Wärtsilä Land and Sea Academy in Turku, Finland.
ClassNK Changes in Executive Board
Japanese ship classification society Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK) has announced the following changes in its Executive Board of Directors effective 1 March 2010.
ISM Code, 2010 Edition, Now Available
Now available from IMO is the 2010 edition of the International Safety Management (ISM) Code, which includes all related guidelines and consolidates all amendments…
Cathelco ICCP for Concept Jack-Up
Cathelco is supplying an ICCP hull corrosion protection system for a new type of jack-up vessel which is being constructed for Master Marine of Norway who specialize in the transport and installation of heavy structures for the offshore energy industry. The vessel, known as Service Jack 2, will initially be used to install wind turbines in the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm which is located in the Greater Wash approximately 9 miles north of the town of Sheringham in Norfolk, United Kingdom.
Navex Joins Global Ship Agencies Network
The Global Ship Agencies Network (GSAN) announced that Navex-Empresa Portuguesa de Navegação, S.A. (Navex) of Portugal has joined its worldwide network. Roy Stapleton…
Horizon Terminal Agreement, Asia Liner Service
Horizon Lines, Inc. (NYSE:HRZ) announced that it has reached a binding Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with APM Terminals North America (APMT) for a new six-year U.S.
After Treatment: Taking Emissions Down Another Notch
Engine manufacturers and their engineer teams have put a great deal of thought and money into reducing emissions in recent years. As limitations, particularly in the U.S. and Europe became more stringent, the engineers tuned the engine design with everything from electronic injectors to redesigned combustion chambers. Further mandated reductions in emissions are anticipated. Some operators are not waiting for the regulations but are going to the next level with the aid of independent suppliers.
Ransom Paid for Chemical Tanker
The EU Maritime Security Centre-Horn of Africa (MSC-HOA) stated that a ransom drop was successfully made for release of the chemical tanker Pramoni. The tanker, with its crew of 24…
Hijacked Tug Recovered, Pirates Arrested
The ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre issued an Incident Report stating that the tug Asta, which was hijacked in the South China Sea on Feb. 7, has been found and…
Hearing on FY11 budget: USCG, MARAD, FMC
The Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure conducted a hearing on the FY 2011 Budget for the Coast Guard…
Glosten, Naval Architect, 1918 to 2010
Lawrence Robert “Larry” Glosten, founder of The Glosten Associates, a Seattle naval architecture firm, died February 22, 2010 in his home on Bainbridge Island, Wash. He was 91. Glosten graduated from Webb Institute of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering in 1940. He subsequently served as a Ship Repair Officer and dockmaster at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard during the early months of World War II.