This Day in Naval History – April 26
1921 - U.S.
This Day in Coast Guard History – April 26
1898- During the Spanish-American War, Morrill, Hudson, and Hamilton, formerly Revenue Cutters and recently armed for service in the so-called "Mosquito Fleet,"…
Cat C32 ACERT Engines for Dutch Pilot Boats
Loodswezen, the Dutch pilot organization responsible for coordinating large ship arrivals and departures in the port of The Netherlands, chose Kvichak Marine Industries in Seattle, Washington, USA, to build a boat designed by naval architecture firm Camarc Design in the UK, which had also designed Loodswezen’s current high speed pilot boats. Delivered in March 2010, the 72-ft all-weather fast pilot boat…
WWL Cuts Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 32%
Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL), a global shipping and logistics company, managed to cut its green house gas emissions by 32% last year. The company also cut…
The EU NAVFOR Warship Intercepted Pirates
On April 25, the EU NAVFOR warship ESPS VictoriaICTORIA intercepted a pirate action group (PAG) comprising one mother ship, a Whaler, and two skiffs. The suspected pirates were detected by the frigate’s helicopter 40 miles from the Somali coast north west of the Seychelles. The helicopter crew saw that the mother ship was carrying a large number of fuel drums, and also the normal paraphernalia for hijacking ships (ladders, hooks, etc); there was no fishing gear on board.
Northrop Grumman Awarded $114M for Materials
The U.S. Navy awarded a $114m contract modification to Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) to provide long lead materials for the company's 30th DDG 51 class Aegis guided missile destroyer.
Mazloum Heads Crystal Cruises’ Fleet Ops
Thomas Mazloum has been promoted to Crystal Cruises’ senior vice president, operations. Mazloum, who has served as Crystal’s senior vice president, hotel operations…
Delivery of Seaspan’s 47th Containership
Seaspan Corporation (NYSE:SSW) accepted delivery of an 8500 TEU containership named the COSCO Philippines from Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. on April 23, 2010.
Plan to Stop Leaking GOM Oil Well
According to a report from Reuters, U.S. agencies on April 25 approved a plan to use remote-controlled underwater vehicles to seal a leaking oil well beneath a…
USCG Responds to Barge Explosion
The Coast Guard is responding to a tank barge explosion on the Mississippi River near Sunshine, La., April 24. At approximately 3:30 p.m., watchstanders at Coast…
Korea Regains No.1 Shipbuilding Ranking
According to an April 25 report from Arirang News, many of Korea’s shipbuilders failed to get new orders in 2009. As a result, Korea lost the top place in the global shipbuilding industry to China.
Robert Allan Celebrates 80 Years in Design
In May 2010, in conjunction with the presence of the International Tug & Salvage Conference in Vancouver, Robert Allan Ltd. will celebrate its 80th continuous year in business as an independent, privately held, consulting Naval Architecture firm. The firm will commemorate this significant milestone in its history with many of its local and international clients who will be attending the conference. Robert Allan Ltd.
This Day in Naval History – April 27
1861 - President Lincoln extended blockade of Confederacy to VA and NC ports 1865 - Body of John Wilkes Booth brought to Washington Navy Yard. (Source: Navy News Service)
This Day in Coast Guard History – April 27
1865-The boilers on the 260-foot wooden-hulled steamboat Sultana exploded while the vessel was traveling on the Mississippi River near Memphis. Sultana, although…
RAstar Class Tugs for Angola LNG Contract
Colle Maritime Company, a joint venture between Signet Maritime Corporation and Colle Towing Company, has been awarded a twenty-year contract to provide marine support services to Angola LNG Supply Services (ALSS) in the Port of Pascagoula, Mississippi. The Signet/Colle joint venture will construct two RAstar 3100 Class Terminal Support/Escort Tugs to fulfill this important contract. The tugs, designed by Robert Allan Ltd. of Vancouver, BC, will each provide 80 metric tonnes of bollard pull.
Samson Brings ML-12 to Utility Rope Market
Samson, specialist in performance cordage, is launching Samson’s newest 12-strand stringing line, incorporating Innegra-S fiber. ML-12 is Samson’s newest 12-strand stringing line…
Drewry Appoint Philip Damas to the Board
Drewry Shipping Consultants Limited announced that Philip Damas has been appointed a director of the company, with responsibility for developing Drewry Supply Chain Advisors…
Launch of Celebrity Cruises’ Newest Ship
On the heels of her formal naming ceremony, Celebrity Eclipse officially entered service, following pre-inaugural activities. Just prior to being named on April 24…
Another Order for Harbor Guard Boats Firehawk
Harbor Guard Boats, Inc., wholly owned subsidiary of Medina International Holdings, Inc. (Pink Sheets: MIHI), received another order for a Firehawk 26-ft boat to…
SENER Part of OpenHCM Consortium
Spanish ship design and engineering consultant SENER is participating in the management of the OpenHCM (Hull Condition Monitoring) Consortium, an initiative to…