This Day in Naval History – March 8
1958 - Battleship USS Wisconsin (BB-64) is decommissioned, leaving the Navy without an active battleship for the first time since 1895.
This Day in Coast Guard History – March 8
1942- Coast Guard plane located the lifeboats of SS Arubutan, which had been sunk by a Nazi submarine off the North Carolina coast, and directed USS Calypso, CG, to them.
GL Noble Denton Opens Office in Trinidad
Technical service provider for the oil and gas industry GL Noble Denton has opened an office in Port of Spain. With upstream and midstream capabilities across the complete asset lifecycle…
Cory, Unimar Partnership
Cory Brothers Shipping Agency, announced a partnership agreement with Unimar Agenciamentos Marítimos Ltda of Brazil. The new agreement commences on the 26th February 2010.
New Wilhelmsen Office in St Petersburg
The world’s leading maritime service network Wilhelmsen Ships Service has relocated its St. Petersburg offices to upgraded premises. “The key reason for our move…
USACE Contract for Ontonagon Harbor Dredging
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, has awarded a dredging contract for Ontonagon Harbor on Lake Superior in the western Upper Peninsula. The $328…
Billett Manages New AWT London Office
Applied Weather Technology, Inc. (AWT) anounced the hiring of a European sales manager, Bob Billett, and the opening of a new London office. AWT’s ship routing and…
Campbell Shipping, Heavy Industry Agreement
Bahamian shipowners Campbell Shipping Ltd. signed an order with Zhong Chuan Heavy Industry Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. of Zhoushan for two 32,000 dwt double-hull bulk carriers, with an option for two more.
Posidonia 2010: East Eyes Opportunity in West
“The recent spate of new-building orders from Greek ship-owners is a tangible sign of recovery and has reignited the interest of Asia’s traditional shipbuilding superpowers Korea, Japan and China, who will field their biggest ever participation at Posidonia this year,” said Theodore Vokos, Project Manager, Posidonia Exhibitions S.A., the organizers of Posidonia 2010. The trade shipping event will be held for the 22nd time in Greece, June 7th to 11th at the Hellenikon Exhibition Centre.
Floating Dry Dock Officially Named
The Australian Maritime Complex along with Landcorp recently announced the name of the Floating Dry Dock at the official naming ceremony. The Floating Dock was given the traditional Nyoongar name Yagan by the South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Counsel in consultation with Nyoongar Elders. Yagan, the Nyoongar word for tortoise, metaphorically refers to the amphibious functions of the floating dock.
Norwegian Chemical Tanker Hijacked
A Marshall Island flagged chemical tanker, UBT Ocean, is reported to have been hijacked on March 5, 300 nautical miles from Dar El Salam. The Norwegian owned UBT Ocean was not registered on MSCHOA.
New Navy Contract
Atlantic Marine Philadelphia, LLC, Philadelphia, Pa., is being awarded a $12,771,174 firm-fixed-price contract for a 70-calendar day regular overhaul of Military…
Coast Guard Foundation Honors 14th District
The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education, welfare and morale of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced that…
Crowley Tug Assists Disabled Containership
Crowley Maritime Corporation's tugboat Hunter, the state-funded emergency response tug stationed at Neah Bay, Wash., was dispatched this week to assist the 712-ft container vessel, Horizon Tacoma, after the vessel experienced engine problems. The Horizon Tacoma was a few miles north of Neah Bay when it elected to shut down its main engines following the engine problem, though it continued to have full use of its thrusters and directional navigation. After notification by the U.S.