This Day in Naval History – April 16
1959 - Helicopters from USS Edisto begin rescue operations in Montevideo, Uruguay. By 26 April they had carried 277 flood victims to safety.
This Day in Coast Guard History – April 16
1805-The cutter Louisiana engaged two pirate vessels that had been fitted out at New Orleans. Twenty shots were exchanged but the pirate vessels escaped. 1851- The Minots Ledge Lighthouse…
Bollinger Delivers to Beemar Inc.
In April Bollinger Shipyard delivered the first of their 234-ft class of Cummins-powered Platform Supply Vessels (PSVs) to Bee Mar Inc. The shipyard started building this series of vessels in 2008 and delivered the first in the series to the newly formed Bee Mar LLC in June of 2009. The Bee Mar newbuild fleet will consist of five 210-ft and three 234-ft American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) classed DP‐2 PSV's.
S.Korea Gets 51.5% of Global Shipbuilding in Q1
According to a report from Asia Today, South Korea has secured 51.1 per cent of all orders placed in the first quarter of this year to recapture its top standing in the industry from China…
Inland Marine Underwriters 80th Anniversary
The Inland Marine Underwriters Association (IMUA) will be celebrating its 80th anniversary, during its annual meeting, this May at the Kingsmill Resort & Conference Center in Williamsburg…
General Dynamics $10M Navy Sub Contract
The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $10.2m contract modification to perform maintenance and modernization work on the USS Miami (SSN-755), a Los Angeles-class attack submarine.
New Odessa Office for Wilhelmsen Ships Service
Wilhelmsen Ships Service has relocated its Odessa office to upgraded premises. The new offices, situated in the busy Ukrainian Black Sea port, offer a modern, safe…
Krishnapatnam Port Sets New Record
Krishnapatnam Port achieved a new benchmark by loading 60,021 MT of Iron Ore fines in just 24 hrs surpassing its previous record of 54,500 MT. The cargo was loaded in vessel MV Tian Li Hai by using the conventional system of loading for ports in India. The vessel called to the port on April 12 and the loading commenced at 16:20 hrs which ended on April 13 at 16:20 hrs. The entire cargo of 88,000 MT was loaded into the vessel within 36 hrs, thereby setting its highest-ever loading record.
Duke of Kent Visits IHC Engineering
HRH The Duke of Kent recently visited IHC Engineering Business (EB) touring the company’s Stocksfield (Northumberland) office and meeting members of the EB team including Chairman…
Keppel Delivers Third Maersk DSS 21 Semisub
Keppel FELS Ltd (Keppel FELS) delivered the third DSS 21 deepwater semisubmersible (semi) drilling rig to Maersk Drilling (Maersk) 43 days ahead of schedule and with a perfect safety record, garnering a bonus of $400,000. Mr Claus V. Hemmingsen, CEO of Maersk Drilling said, “The Maersk-Keppel partnership, spanning a decade, has achieved considerable milestones together. “Now, with the addition of Maersk Deepwater Semi III…
Bibby Offshore Acquires Dive Support Vessel
Bibby Offshore Limited, the Aberdeen-based provider of subsea construction and offshore management services, announced that it has acquired the dive support vessel (DSV), Bibby Sapphire, from the vessel’s present owner, Volstad Subsea AS. A $52.5m loan facility has been provided by Standard Chartered Bank to fully fund the acquisition. Standard Chartered Bank will act as sole lender in the transaction.
Sweden Takes Command of EU NAVFOR Task Force off Somalia
At 1200 GMT, Wednesday April 14, the Italian Rear Admiral Giovanni Gumiero relinquished command of Task Force 465, the EU Naval Force Somalia - Operation Atalanta.
NAVSEA Removes Fuel from Sunken WW II Era Ship
Naval Sea Systems Command's (NAVSEA) Supervisor of Salvage and Diving (SUPSALV), in a U.S. Coast Guard directed initiative, provided a key operational and technical role in removing 60…