STX Wins Ship Bids to Total $250M
According to an April 19 report from JoongAng Daily, STX Offshore & Shipbuilding Co., Korea’s fourth-largest shipbuilder, said it has won deals this month to deliver…
Yangzijiang to Buy Stake in Singapore Rig-Maker
According to an April 17 report from Reuters, China's Yangzijiang Shipbuilding (YAZG.SI) and a Middle Eastern investor will buy an indirect stake in Singapore-based…
This Day in Naval History – April 20
1861 - Norfolk Navy Yard abandoned and burned by Union forces. 1914 - In first call to action of naval aviators, detachment on USS Birmingham sailed to Tampico, Mexico.
This Day in Coast Guard History – April 20
1871- Secretary of Treasury was authorized by Congress to employ crews of experienced surfmen at lifeboat stations at maximum rate of $40 per month, marking the end of the volunteer system.
Cautious Recovery for the Container Sector
Drewry’s latest Container Forecaster is optimistic that a market‘recovery is underway but cautions that close monitoring of key market drivers is essential as the…
Cathelco Protects Floating Nuclear Power Plant
A prototype for a series of Russian floating nuclear power stations will be protected against hull corrosion with a Cathelco impressed current cathodic protection system (ICCP). Designed to provide nuclear power in remote regions of the Arctic, the hull of the floating power plant is being constructed at the Baltiysky Zavod yard in St Petersburg. It will then be installed with two nuclear reactors providing up to 70 megawatts of electricity – enough to serve a city with a population of 200,000.
Jumbo Jubilee Discharges 700T Spud Cans
Jumbo Shipping’s latest vessel, HLV Jumbo Jubilee, has completed the loading, transport and discharge of four 700 tons spud cans from Dubai (UAE) to Arendal (Norway).
Construction of Second New WSDOT Ferry
Construction of the state’s second Kwa-di Tabil Class (64-car) ferry officially got underway April 19 at Todd Pacific Shipyards (Todd) in Seattle. Washington State…
Starlight Marine Trains with USCG
Starlight Marine Services, a full service marine transportation provider and subsidiary of Harley Marine Services, has collaborated with the United States Coast Guard to conduct on the water rescue training. The first training was conducted on January 15 and the more recent was on April 1. This training marked the first time the air station trained with members from the tug and barge industry. During the April training…
Jo-Kell is Authorized N-TRON Distributor
Jo-Kell Inc., an electrical distribution and engineering company, is now an authorized distributor of N-TRON, a company who develops, manufactures, and markets industrial network products.
Contract Signed for Two Damen ASD Tugs
On Friday 26 March 2010, a contract for two Damen ASD Tugs 2810 was signed between R.J. Lopez Ramirez (Managing Director CPA/CPT) and René H. Berkvens (Chief Executive Officer Damen Shipyards Group). The signing ceremony was witnessed by Alexis Daou (Chairman of the Supervisory Board of CPA/CPT). After delivery of the KTK Tribon and the KTK Barakuda respectively in the beginning of May and beginning of June 2010…
Kongsberg Maritime Tech Opens in St. Petersburg
The office of the new wholly owned Kongsberg Maritime Company, Kongsberg Maritime Tech LLC was officially opened in St. Petersburg, Russia on 23rd March 2010. The new Kongsberg Maritime company has been established to further strengthen Kongsberg Maritime Simulation & Training's technology and the 15 strong team will have a special focus on advanced simulation technologies, development and hydrodynamic modeling.
Chemoil Appoints Valenzuela to Latin America
SGX Mainboard-listed Chemoil (SGX-ST: CHEL.SI) has appointed Veronica Valenzuela as Managing Director of one of its operating subsidiaries, Chemoil Latin America Inc.
European Shipbuilding Regions Send Signal
A Joint Declaration by 33 regional governments on the future of the European shipbuilding industry was handed over to Prof. Jerzy Buzek, President of the European Parliament, as well as representatives of the European Council, the European Commission and the President of the Committee of the Regions. Jointly, the 33 Regions consider the future of the European shipbuilding industry as a top priority…
Levin, Stabenow Bill to Improve Harbors, Ports
U.S. Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., introduced legislation that would ensure funding for federal ports and harbors across the nation. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., is an original co-sponsor of the bill.
Arming Vessels to Combat Piracy
A top Navy commander suggested that commercial vessels should arm themselves when traveling through pirate-infested waters off the Somali coast. Navy Adm. Mark P. Fitzgerald, commander of U.S.
More AHL Shipping Tankers Facing Arrest
According to an April 19 report from Lloyd’s List, two more vessels owned by AHL Shipping face arrest after bunker suppliers brought lawsuits at the weekend. (Source: Lloyd’s List)
This Day in Naval History – April 21
1861 - USS Saratoga captures slaver, Nightingale. 1898 - U.S. at war against Spain. 1906 - Commander Robert Peary discovered supposed Arctic Continent did not exist.
This Day in Coast Guard History – April 21
1838- The passenger steamboat Oronoko suffered a catastrophic boiler explosion while tied up at Princeton, Mississippi that killed over 100 passengers. This was…
Northrop Grumman Redelivers USS Enterprise
Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) redelivered the world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, USS Enterprise (CVN 65), to the U.S. Navy. The redelivery follows the completion of an Extended Drydock Selected Restricted Availability (EDSRA). The project is the ship's last dry docking before deactivation and was performed by the company's Shipbuilding sector in Newport News, Va. "Enterprise…