Cathelco Protects Historic Naval Vessel
One of the most illustrious warships in the history of United States Navy has been preserved for the future with a Cathelco hull corrosion protection system. The USS Missouri served in some of the most famous naval conflicts of the 20th century and is best known as the site of Japan’s surrender in 1945 which ended World War II. After war time service in the South Pacific, Korea and more recently providing fire support during Operation Desert Storm in the Persian Gulf…
Compact Tug, RAstar 2700 Class Cheradi
The first of Class RAstar 2700 tug Cheradi was delivered to its owners, Rimorchiatori Napoli of Naples by the San Marco Shipyard of La Spezia, Italy in late September 2009. The adaptation of the RAstar hull form to this size of hull was a logical progression for the designers, Robert Allan Ltd. of Vancouver, Canada. As the originators of the "Compact Tug" concept, and as the developers of the RAstar hull form…
New Navy Contracts
DRS C3 System, Inc., Stevensville, Md., is being awarded a $7,935,427 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for research and development activities associated with integrated…
Wärtsilä, Raytheon Partner on Nav. Systems
Wärtsilä, a ship power systems integrator, has signed a new agreement with Raytheon Anschütz, a division of Raytheon Co., USA. Raytheon Anschütz is based in Kiel, Germany.
Shell Discovery in Eastern GOM
Shell announced a significant new oil discovery in the deepwater eastern Gulf of Mexico, adding to discoveries in the area from 2009. The discovery is located at the Appomattox prospect in 2…
Aker Philadelphia Keel Laying, 11th Product Tanker
Aker Philadelphia Shipyard (Oslo: AKPS) held a ceremonial keel laying on March 15 for Ship 015, the 11th product tanker being built at the yard. This vessel will be sold to OSG America after delivery from Aker Philadelphia Shipyard and will have shuttle tanker features installed for use in the deepwater U.S. Gulf of Mexico. Shuttle tankers transport crude oil from deepwater areas where there are no available pipelines.
Statoil Awards Rig Contract to Dolphin AS
Statoil has awarded a contract to Dolphin AS and a letter of intent to Seadrill for two rigs which will operate on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS). The Bideford…
CSA to Present Shepheard Award
Joe Cox, President and CEO of the Chamber of Shipping of America, and Chamber Chairman, Michael T. Bohlman, Horizon Lines, are proud to announce that on behalf of…
Maersk Line Introduces Third U.S. Flag Tanker
Maersk Line, Limited (MLL) announced the pending delivery of a third tanker to its U.S. flag fleet. Samho Moonstone will become Bro Hawaii when the reflagging process completes in mid-April.
George Tech Div Manager at HB Rentals
Accommodations specialist, HB Rentals, a Superior Energy Services company, has named Clayton George Technical Division Manager, announced President Deidre Toups. In this role, George will manage project teams for the design of modular offshore living quarters and will be based in the company’s Broussard, La., office. George has extensive industry experience in project management and previously served in this capacity for DPS Delta…
Marin $18.8m Subsidy for Research Lab
Marin has been granted a $18.8m government subsidy for the construction of a unique research laboratory. The Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs, Maria van der Hoeven, was to officially announce the subsidy on a visit to the Marin headquarters on March 15. The “Twee Fasen Laboratorium” (TFLab), or “Two Phase” laboratory, will be unique in the world and it means that Marin has new possibilities to work on improving the safety of the shipping and offshore industry.
Passing of Molly Murphy Crowley
Molly Murphy Crowley, 71, of Piedmont, Calif., Crowley Maritime Corporation board member, past Portland, Ore. real estate mogul, philanthropist and competitive amateur golfer died March 21 following an illness surrounded by her family at her Indian Wells, Calif. vacation home. Mrs. Crowley was born Nov. 27, 1938 in Portland to Dorothy and Peter Murphy. She was the third of eight children, and attended grade school at St.
This Day in Naval History – March 25
1813 - USS Essex takes Neryeda, first capture by U.S. 1898 - Assist.
This Day in Coast Guard History – March 25
1911- The Treasury Department directed the keepers of life-saving stations to keep a lookout through the beach patrol for stray buoys washed ashore, to secure such buoys when it could be done…
Expansion Plan at Haiti’s Terminal Varreux
Haiti-based WIN Group and South Fla.-based Santé Holding announced having reached an agreement to re-develop Terminal Varreux, S.A. in Port-Au-Prince, the largest privately-owned shipping terminal and port facility in Haiti. The fourth generation WIN Group is a Caribbean conglomerates, with stakes in multiple industries. Santé Holding is headed by Charles Towsley, former director of the Port of Miami.
New Fuel Station for Vancouver Harbour
In December 2009, the Chevron Legacy, a new and now the only marine fuel station for Vancouver Harbour, was completed by the builders, Alaska Ship & Drydock, Inc. of Ketchikan, Alaska. The station was then towed to Vancouver and was installed and made operational in late January, 2010. This station replaced the Chevron barge S.O.B.C. No. 5 which has been moored in Coal Harbour since it was built in 1959.
St. Johns Ship Building Landing Craft Contract
St. Johns Ship Building, Inc was awarded contract to construct a 190-ft Landing Craft for G & G Shipping out of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. This will be the fifth vessel of its fleet which joins others built by St. Johns. The vessel designed by Frank Basile of Entech and Associates, Inc. Houma, La. The Landing Craft will be equipped with twin CAT 3412 Engines approx 720 hp each and have an open deck space of 6,600 sq ft with capacity to carry 600 Tons roll on roll off cargo.
Willard Marine ISO9001 Certification
Willard Marine Inc. announced that the Anaheim manufacturing facility has been granted ISO9001 certification. Included are the company’s design/engineering, manufacturing/assembly…
LaMoureaux Crowley VP Internal Audit, Ethics
Crowley Maritime Corporation announced the promotion of Arthur LaMoureaux to vice president of internal audit, ethics and compliance. He will remain domiciled in Jacksonville and report directly to Crowley's board of directors and administratively to Vice Chairman and Executive Vice President Bill Pennella. "Given the size, scope and diversity of Crowley, we believe it is of the utmost importance to sharpen our focus even further on ethics and compliance…
GAC Marine Logistics New Office in Chennai
Global ship spares logistics specialist GAC Marine Logistics (GML) has opened a new office in Chennai, India to house a dedicated customer service team. The India Customer Service desk is led by Customer Service Manager Rajshree Kurup who has over fifteen years experience in the time-sensitive specialist field of ship spares logistics. The team works closely with other offices in the GML network located in Dubai…