This Day in Naval History – March 9
1798 - Appointment of first surgeon U.S.
This Day in Coast Guard History – March 9
1944- The U-225 torpedoed and sank the Coast Guard-manned destroyer escort USS Leopold (DE-319) off Iceland. The attack was one of the first times the Germans used…
APT Enters the Marine Sector
Alternative Petroleum Technologies S.A. (APT) and its partner, ITI S.r.l., completed a successful demonstration of various versions of its products on board a commercial…
Austal USA to Prime LCS Bid
Austal USA and Bath Iron Works (BIW) have agreed to revoke their current teaming arrangement. This strategic decision allows Austal USA to act as prime contractor in the upcoming bid for 10 U.S.
HB Rentals Accommodations for Mighty Servant III
Accommodations specialist, HB Rentals, a Superior Energy Services company, has installed a six-building accommodation package on the Mighty Servant 3 , a Mobile…
Ferguson Director Global Business, HB Rentals
Accommodations specialist, HB Rentals, a Superior Energy Services company, has named Ken Ferguson the Director of Global Business Development. Ferguson will be based in HB Rentals’ Houston office and will oversee the company’s business development efforts. Before joining HB Rentals, Ferguson served as the Business Development Manager for Emtunga Offshore and worked in sales for Universal Services Inc., Evergreen Mobile Company, ATCO Structures Inc. and ATCO Saudi Arabia Ltd.
Transocean Ultra-Deepwater Drillship Contract
Transocean Ltd. (NYSE:RIG) announced that the newbuild ultra-deepwater drillship Dhirubhai Deepwater KG2, which is owned by a joint venture with Pacific Drilling Limited…
AlMansoori Joint Venture with Key Energy
AlMansoori Petroleum Services, a subsidiary of AlMansoori Specialized Engineering, regional provider of oilfield services in the Middle East, has signed a joint…
Alu Design Contract with STX Norway Electro
Alu Design & Services has been contracted by STX Norway Electro for delivery of pilot chairs and deck rails to STX’s YN 725. Delivery is scheduled for March 2010.
EU NAVFOR Disrupts 5 Pirate Action Groups
Over the weekend of 5 – 7 March, EU NAVFOR units have been involved in concerted operations to interdict and disrupt pirate action groups before they had the opportunity to pirate vessels in the Indian Ocean. Six pirate action groups have been intercepted, mother ships and skiffs have been destroyed and over 40 pirates have been taken into custody. As reported by EU NAVFOR on 5 March, the Force Commander of Operation ATALANTA…
Fishing Vessel Attacked in Indian Ocean
EU NAVFOR reported that on the morning of 4 March, the 2,100 tonnes Spanish Fishing Vessel Albacan was attacked by pirates in the Indinan Ocean. The Albacan, owned by Albacora, and registered in Cadiz, was fishing half way between the Seychelles and the Kenyan coast (Mombasa) when it was approached by two pirate skiffs. The skiffs had pirates onboard with weapons clearly visible and Albacan took evasive action.
MMS Completes Cape Wind Assessment
The Minerals Management Service (MMS) issued a notice stating that it has completed its Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No New Significant Impact (FONNSI)…
New Head Office for GL
During the past three weeks, the Hamburg staff of Germanischer Lloyd (GL) - numbering more than 1,600 - have moved to the new Head Office at Brooktorkai 18 in Hamburg's HafenCity district.
Farrell Lines 2 Additional U.S. Flag Vessels
Farrell Lines announced the addition of two U.S. flag roll-on, roll-off vessels into its fleet, the Alliance Beaumont and Alliance Charleston. These ships complement the Alliance St.
Island Pilot’s DSe Hybrid on Discovery Channel
Last winter Reuben Trane, owner of Island Pilot was contacted by the producers of Discovery Channel’s HD Theater who were interested in featuring his DSe Hybrid 12m in an episode about the world’s most expensive rides. The show’s crew met Reuben and his wife, Cheryl, in Key Largo for time on board the DSe to experience her quiet ride and hybrid technology. Episode nine in “The World’s Most Expensive Rides” series aired March 7 at 9:00 p.m. EST featuring the DSe in one of its three segments.
Air Cavity System for Existing Vessels
DK Group announced the launch of the Air Cavity System (ACS) Retrofit for existing vessels. The new technology - a development of the original ACS that was specifically designed for new vessels - can be retrofitted at standard drydock or in most ship and repair yards in just 14 days. ACS Retrofit, which seatrials have shown can reduce fuel consumption by up to 15% depending on vessel type, has an average fuel cost payback of under two years at current bunker fuel prices…