Loch Ness Monster? No, Prototype Wave Energy Device
Scottish marine energy technology developer, AWS Ocean Energy, has started testing its new wave energy device in Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands. The Inverness based company has deployed a 1/9th scale of its AWS-III device, a ring-shaped multi-cell surface-floating wave power system, the result of almost two years of intensive research and development work. AWS Ocean Energy is aiming to deploy a full-system prototype AWS-III during 2012 and a pre-commercial demonstrator plant during 2013.
BAE Systems to Acquire Atlantic Marine
BAE Systems entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Atlantic Marine Holding Company (Atlantic Marine) from JFL-AMH Partners, LLC, a portfolio company of the private equity firm J.F.
Cargotec Transfers Battle Tanks Between Ships
Designed to transfer military vehicles between ships at sea to support US Army and Marine Corps land forces as part of the US Navy’s Sea Base strategy, Cargotec’s innovative test article vehicle transfer system (TAVTS) has now successfully completed sea trials. These were carried out by the US Navy’s Strategic and Theatre Sealift Program Office (PMS 385) which is part of Program Executive Office Ships (PEO Ships).
Qatar Petroleum, Shell, Petrochina Agreement
Qatar Petroleum (QP) on behalf of the Government of the State of Qatar has signed a new Exploration and Production Sharing Agreement (EPSA) with Shell and PetroChina…
UTV Training Prepares Towing Industry
Quality Management International, Inc. has developed a two-day training program for professionals in the towing vessel industry. This course for Uninspected Towing…
Arch Chemicals New Office in Osaka, Japan
Arch Chemicals, Inc. announced the opening of its new Asia Pacific Marine Laboratory in Osaka, Japan. The facility, which is close to key Japanese marine paint customers…
Black Appointed as CFO Globe Wireless
Globe Wireless announced that Thomas M. Black has been appointed CFO of the company. Black owned a successful consulting practice, providing financial and strategic guidance to maritime companies. He was a financial partner in Tatum, LLC, and also held multiple positions with Tropical Shipping, including Senior VP of Foreign Operations and CFO. He also served General Manager of Thompson Shipping and Director of Finance for International Shipping Partners.
This Day in Coast Guard History – May 19
1846-Secretary of Treasury Walker assigned Revenue Captain John A. Webster to control movements of vessels assigned to Army and to cooperate with the Navy in the War with Mexico.
This Day in Naval History – May 19
1882 - Commodore Shufeldt (USS Swatara) lands in Korea to negotiate first treaty between Korea and Western power 1912 - Navy establishes North Atlantic Ice Patrol following RMS Titanic disaster 19