NOAA, Navy Monitor Ocean Conditions Near Spill
NOAA Ship Thomas Jefferson is underway on a mission to deploy a variety of U.S. Navy ocean monitoring instruments in the vicinity of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The floats, drifters and autonomous underwater vehicles will aid researchers in monitoring the surface and deep currents that are distributing the oil. Of particular interest is the Loop Current and its potential to spread the oil to a much wider area. “NOAA is proud to partner with the U.S.
First Survival Craft Operation Simulator
Virtual Marine Technology (VMT) announce that its lifeboat simulator, SurvivalQuest, has been approved as a Class “S” Simulator by Det Norske Veritas (DNV). SurvivalQuest…
Georgia’s Ports Support State’s Economy
Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced the results of a study that confirms Georgia’s deepwater ports continue to be one of the state’s strongest economic engines…
Lawrence Livermore, VeriTainer Agreement
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and VeriTainer Corporation have entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA). The CRADA will…
Austal Designated Largest Local Manufacturer
The Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce has recently confirmed that Austal topped the list of local manufacturers for having the most employees. Austal’s U.S. facility now has 1…
Burger to Build 60-ft Research Vessel
Burger Boat Company and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources signed a contract for the construction of a 60-ft research vessel to support expanded study and survey work of the Lake Michigan fisheries. Named after the fish genus that includes: Lake Whitefish and Lake Herring, the new RV Coregonus will be capable of gill netting and allowing fisheries staff to continue the work done on the previous research ship—the RV Barney Devine.
This Day in Coast Guard History – May 27
1919-First Lieutenant Elmer F. Stone, USCG, piloting the Navy's flying boat NC-4 in the first successful trans-Atlantic flight, landed in the Tagus River estuary near Lisbon, Portugal on 27 May 1919.
This Day in Naval History – May 27
1805 - Naval forces capture Derne, Tripoli; raise U.S.
Green Bay Harbor Dredging Contract
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, awarded a more than $2m contract to the Roen Salvage Company of Sturgeon Bay, Wis., to dredge Green Bay Harbor.
Inchcape Shipping Acquires Global Marine Travel
Inchcape Shipping Services is to acquire Global Marine Travel, effective 31 May 2010. Global Marine Travel is a specialist travel agency and related service provider to the marine…
IHC Engineering’s Largest Project to Date
On May 31, IHC Engineering Business (EB) will reach a major milestone when their largest project to date, a 2,000t capacity J-Lay system for the Saipem FDS2 (Field Development Ship)…
EU NAVFOR Warship Blocks Pirate Camp
EU NAVFOR HNLMS Johan de Witt has effectively blocked known pirate camp on the Somali coast from access to the open sea. As an amphibious ship, HNLMS Johan de Witt is able, from a dock within the ship, to launch a number of smaller vessels, LCVPs (Landing craft for vehicle and personnel transport), that can provide a blockading role on selected known pirate areas of the Somali coast. Under orders from the Swedish EU NAVFOR Force Headquarters Ship Carlskrona…
Bunga Kelana 3, Waily Collide in Singapore Strait
At about 6:10am on 25 May 2010, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) received a report that a Malaysian-registered tanker, MT Bunga Kelana 3 and a…
R.I. Shipyard Faces Penalties for EPA Violations
A shipyard in Providence, R.I., Promet Marine Services Corp., faces significant penalties for violating federal clean air and clean water laws. EPA has filed a complaint…
FS Nivôse Saves Nordneptun from Pirates
A helicopter from the EU NAVFOR warship FS Nivôse was launched against a pirate skiff leading to the disruption of a pirate attack against the merchant vessel Nordneptun off Zanzibar, Tanzania on the morning of 25 May. EU NAVFOR continues to successfully patrol, intercept and disrupt pirate attacks throughout the EU NAVFOR area of operations. The French EU NAVFOR warship Nivôse responded immediately to a distress signal from Nordneptune…
STX Europe to Build PSVs for Rem Offshore
STX Europe has entered into new contracts with Rem Offshore for the building of two Platform Supply Vessels. The vessels are of STX Europe PSV 06 design. The vessels are scheduled for delivery in Q4 2011 and Q1 2012. The total contract value is approximately $113.9m. The new vessels are arranged for regular platform supply duties. The vessels are in particular designed for environmental friendly operations with focus on low fuel consumption, and in accordance with Clean Design requirements.
Keppel Delivers Five Vessels on Schedule
Keppel Singmarine Pte Ltd (Keppel Singmarine), the shipbuilding arm of Keppel Offshore & Marine Limited (Keppel O&M), has demonstrated its commitment to meet the needs of customers with the timely and safe deliveries of five ships. These five vessels, including a Multi-Purpose Supply and Support Vessel (MPSSV), an Anchor Handling Tug Supply (AHTS) vessel and three tugboats, have all exceeded their contractual bollard pull and speed during the sea trials.
Incat Crowther Launches Cat Ferry
Incat Crowther announced the launch of a second 37m Catamaran Passenger Ferry for Coastal Fast Ferries in Tanzania. Built by Richardson Devine Marine in Tasmania, the vessel is a repeat order from the operator, validating both the design and build quality delivered in the sistership Kilimanjaro. Like its predecessor, Kilimanjaro II has been specifically designed and engineered for operation in Africa.
Second Int’l Maritime eLearning Conference
The 2nd Annual International Maritime eLearning Conference is being held between July 20 and 23 in Easton, Md. at the Calhoon MEBA Engineering School (CMES). Our…
Westwood Opens OTE ’10 in Newport
OceanTech Expo (OTE) 2010 opened the morning of Tuesday, May 25, 2010 in Newport, Rhode Island, with John Westwood, chairman of Douglas-Westwood delivering a powerful…