This Day in Naval History – April 6
1909 - Commander Robert E. 1917 - U.S. 1945 - First heavy kamikaze attack on ships at Okinawa. 1961 - USS Lake Champlain brings oxygen to aid stricken passenger of British liner Queen of Bermuda.
This Day in Coast Guard History – April 6
1894- President authorized the Revenue Cutter Service to enforce the Paris Award, which was concerned with the preservation of fur seals in Alaska. 1917- The United…
Maersk Ships Rice to Haiti for Free
Maersk Line, part of the Danish group A.P. Moller - Maersk, will provide free ocean freight for 147 containers (3,525 metric tons) of rice donated by the Government…
Combined Forces Intercepts Somali Pirates
The Flagship of Combined Task Force (CTF) 151, USS Farragut (DDG 99), intercepted suspected pirates in the Somali Basin on April 1. The Sierra Leone-flagged tanker MV Evita came under attack 500 km north-west of the Seychelles by three suspected pirate skiffs. During the attack, the pirates fired rifles and aimed rocket propelled grenades at the vessel in an attempt to force it to stop. The MV Evita was able to evade attack by adopting industry recommended best management practices…
New USACE Contract
Great Lakes Dredge a Dock Co., LLC, Oak Road, Ill., was awarded on March 26 a $9,663,200 firm-fixed-price contract for the dredging of the Mississippi River harbors.
FMC Technologies Perdido Stage II Contract
FMC Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: FTI) has signed an agreement with Shell to supply subsea and topside systems for the Perdido Stage II Regional Development Project in the Gulf of Mexico.
Pettitt Joins MTN
MTN Satellite Communications (MTN) announced that Kerry Pettitt has joined MTN as executive sales manager for its superyacht business in Europe and Oceania regions.
Alion Wins $15M Navy Contract
Alion Science and Technology, an employee-owned technology solutions company, has won a $15m contract to support the Naval Operational Logistics Support Center (NOLSC)…
MMS Public Meetings on Atlantic Exploration
The Department of the Interior’s Minerals Management Service (MMS) has scheduled 13 public scoping meetings in seven locations to solicit comments for the development…
Conrad Industries 2009 Results
Conrad Industries, Inc. (OTC Pink Sheets: CNRD.PK) announced its Q4 and twelve months 2009 results. For the quarter ended December 31, 2009, Conrad had net income…
Gladding-Hearn Delivers Calcasieu Pass Pilot
In America, deep-V hulls are synonymous with the late C. Raymond Hunt who founded the firm with current president John Deknatel in the 1960s. The design was, conceived and patented by C. Raymond Hunt in 1963. The sharp entry forward keeps pounding to a minimum. There is no deep forefoot to cause bow steering and broaching. The V-shape is carried all the way to the transom, which results in evenly distributed displacement and lateral plane. Since 1978 C.
Kvichak Marine Delivers Utility Boats
Kvichak Marine Industries, Inc., of Seattle, Wash., recently delivered three MPF/UB-40 utility boats for the U.S. Navy. Two remaining boats in the five boat order are under construction. A total of 21 vessels have already been delivered to the Navy and are in operation. The 40-ft high-speed landing craft are replacing the Navy’s existing LCM-8 craft as part of the Improved Navy Lighterage System in support of pre-positioned Marine Amphibious assault missions.
AWO Applauds Judgment Against Oil Spill Law
The American Waterways Operators (AWO), the national trade association for the tugboat, towboat and barge industry, hails the decision yesterday by the U.S. District Court…
Falcon Marine Lease-Purchase Terms
Falcon Marine LLC, Worldwide Distributor of Everglades Boats, (Commercial & Government Division) has announced new, special purchase terms available to all federal…
Salazar Announces Western Gulf Lease Sale
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced that the next federal oil and gas lease sale in the Gulf of Mexico will occur in New Orleans on August 18, 2010.