Zim Security Team Turns Back Pirates
Israeli security guards on board the Zim Africa Star repelled an attack by Somali pirates on the ship. The ship was en route from Mombasa, Kenya, to Djibouti, when 350 miles from the Somali coast…
NMEA Agreement with South Korea's MEIPA
The National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) and the Marine Electronics Industry Promotion Association (MEIPA) of South Korea have signed a Memorandum of Understanding…
This Day in Naval History – March 29
1973 - Naval Advisory Group and Naval forces, Vietnam disestablished and last U.S. prisoners of war left Vietnam.
This Day in Coast Guard History – March 29
1867-The lighthouse at Timbalier Bay was destroyed in a hurricane. The brick tower "was leveled to the ground and covered with from three to six feet of water."…
Pushboats for the Amazon
Transdorada Transportes LTDA, a towboat operator on Brazil’s Amazon River, has recently taken delivery of a number of Cummins-powered push boats. These include two 64-ft boats with twin Cummins KTA19-M3 engines each delivering 600 HP and a single 64-ft pushboat with a single KTA19-M3 engine. All three vessels were built at Estaleiro Rio Maguari. The boats will operate on the Amazon River between Belem…
NASSCO Lays Keel, USNS William McLean
On Marh 26, General Dynamics NASSCO, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE:GD), laid the keel for USNS William McLean, the twelfth ship of the Lewis…
Independence Begins Maiden Voyage
The Navy's newest littoral combat ship, USS Independence (LCS 2), sailed away from Mobile, Ala. for the first time March 26. The milestone marks the commencement of initial testing and evaluation of the aluminum vessel. "We are excited to set sail, and remain grateful for the incredible support offered by the city of Mobile in helping us reach this milestone," said Cmdr. Curt Renshaw, Independence Blue Crew commanding officer.
Comment on Revisions to Tonnage NVIC
The Coast Guard is seeking public comment on a possible revision to the Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 11-93 Applicability of Tonnage Measurement Systems to U.S.
Study, Discharges from Vessels Under 79 Ft
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released its draft Report to Congress: Study of Discharges Incidental to Normal Operation of Commercial Fishing…
Change at the Helm, MSC Far East Command
Navy Capt. Charles Denman speaks during a change of command ceremony March 26 in Singapore. Denman took command of Sealift Logistics Command, Far East from Navy Capt. Jim Romano who will move on to MSC headquarters in Washington, D.C. Military Sealift Command’s leadership in the Far East changed hands March 26 when Navy Capt. Charles C. “Chip” Denman relieved Navy Capt. Jim O. Romano as commander of Singapore-based Sealift Logistics Command, Far East.
Radio Holland Contract with Alaska
Radio Holland USA has been awarded a multi-year contract for supply of VSAT and airtime services for the Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS). The fleet, a division…
Kvichak New Foil Assisted Patrol Cat
Kvichak Marine Industries, Inc. is currently constructing a third generation foil assisted all-aluminum patrol catamaran. Designed by Kvichak Marine, this 57.8 ft vessel can be used as a fast response patrol boat, survey boat, crew boat or general work boat. The hull and superstructure will be constructed of marine-grade aluminum alloy plate and extrusions. A square A-frame with hydraulic winch is…
South Korean Navy Ship Sinks Near Border
According to a March 26 report from BBC News, about 40 sailors are missing after a South Korean navy ship sank near the border with North Korea, Yonhap news agency said citing military officials.
Cat Engines for Chinese Dredging
Since establishing a preferred supplier status with China-based IHC Merwede, Cat engines have powered dozens of dredgers supplied for the Chinese dredging market. Five Cat engines will now power one of the most powerful cutter suction dredgers to operate in the Bohai Bay in Northern China. Commissioned by Tianjin Shunhang in November 2009, the new IHC 8527MP dredger will be powered by 2x Cat C280-12…
WQIS Bunks in New Quarters
Water Quality Insurance Syndicate (WQIS) is moving into new premises at the end of March. The move from 80 Broad Street to 60 Broad Street is being made, in part…
North American Coasts, Emission Control Area
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) officially accepted the proposal to designate waters off the North American coasts as an Emission Control Area (ECA)…
This Day in Naval History – March 30
1944 - First use of torpedo squadrons from carriers to drop aerial mines (Palau Harbor) 1972 - Easter Offensive began in Vietnam (Source: U.S. Navy News Service)
This Day in Coast Guard History – March 30
1867- Alaska purchase treaty signed with Russia. 1942- By Presidential proclamation, the Coast Guard was designated as a service of the Navy to be administered by…
Merger Complete: MAN Diesel & Turbo SE
The merger announced between MAN Diesel SE and MAN Turbo AG to form MAN Diesel & Turbo SE, based in Augsburg, is now complete, the corresponding entry having been made in the register of companies.
Alfa Laval’s PureBallast for Australian Navy
Alfa Laval has sold more than thirty PureBallast systems in the last year. One of the most prominent orders is one that involves two PureBallast systems for the Royal Australian Navy. The two Australian systems, which will be the first PureBallast installations for naval use, will be fitted aboard the Australian LHD (Landing Helicopter Dock) vessels to be built by Spanish shipyard Navantia Ferrol.