Ward's Marine Electric Government Contract
Ward's Marine Electric was awarded a $2.5m dollar contract to replace automatic bus transfer switches for the United States Coast Guard. This award represents a…
T&T Bisso Teams up with CISPRI
T&T BISSO announced an exclusive cooperative services agreement with Cook Inlet Spill Prevention and Response (CISPRI). Based in Nikiski, Alaska, CISPRI is a comprehensive standby oil spill response cooperative whose mission is to provide immediate response capability to its member companies. The agreement provides a unique platform for OPA 90 related salvage, emergency lightering, firefighting and…
Baltic Trading Takes Delivery of Drybulk Vessels
Baltic Trading Limited (NYSE: BALT), a drybulk company focused on the spot market, has taken delivery of the Baltic Bear, a Capesize newbuilding, and the Baltic Jaguar, a 2009-built Supramax vessel.
Georgia Ports 25% Container Growth for April
Georgia Ports Authority’s (GPA) Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced that the GPA experienced 25.6% container growth in April and has recorded five consecutive…
Swansea Dry Docks Open for Business
Following the successful use of Swansea Dry Docks for the refit and refurbishment of Saga Pearl II, now successfully cruising; work on MV Julia, now plying the Fastnet…
Sparrows Offshore to Increase U.S. Workforce
Sparrows Offshore LLC (formerly Energy Cranes LLC), the Houston-based offshore crane, fluid power and pipe-laying equipment specialist, has signed contracts in 2010 worth more than $8m.
Port Hamburg Cargo Handling Increases Again
Hit hard by the global financial and economic crisis in the year 2009, the Port of Hamburg reports total cargo-handling figures of 28.6 million tons for the first quarter of 2010…
Corvus Energy Lithium-Ion Battery for BRAtt
Corvus Energy, harnessing the power of large format lithium-ion battery systems for marine propulsion, will spotlight its proprietary technology at the International Tug & Salvage (ITS 2010) Conference May 17-21 at the Westin Bayshore Hotel in Vancouver, B.C. The conference marks the world debut of the BRAtt class training tugs, the first of which will feature Richmond, B.C.-based Corvus Energy’s battery and management system utilized as the house power bank.
Great Lakes Iron Ore Surges Again in April
The Great Lakes iron ore trade continued to strengthen in April in response to growing demand for steel. Shipments from U.S. and Canadian Lakes and Seaway ports totaled 5.4 million net tons…
“K” Line Selects Globe Wireless for Upgrade
Globe Wireless has been selected by “K” Line to provide a turnkey implementation of the Inmarsat FleetBroadband service. “K” Line is a large ship owner/operators…
Shipbuilding Orders to Surge on Energy Demand
According to a May 17 report from Bloomberg, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., the world’s second-largest shipyard by orders, aims to almost triple contracts…
Seldovia Bay Ferry 2010 Sailing Schedule
Alaska’s newest passenger ferry announced its 2010 sailing schedule between the communities of Homer and Seldovia, located on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula. The M/V Kachemak Voyager will offer three round-trip sailings daily beginning on May 26, 2010. The vessel will depart from Seldovia at: 8:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. and depart Homer at: 9:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. “The mission of the Seldovia Bay Ferry is to facilitate economic development opportunities in Seldovia.
This Day in Coast Guard History – May 18
1920-Coast Guard officers and enlisted personnel were granted the same pay, allowances and increases as the Navy. (Source: USCG Historian’s Office)
This Day in Naval History – May 18
1969 - Launch of Apollo 10, dress rehearsal for first lunar landing mission. CDR John W. Young, USN, was the Command Module Pilot and CDR Eugene A. Cernan, USN, was the Lunar Module Pilot.