SeaArk Marine Responds to Gulf Oil Spill
SeaArk Marine, Inc, of Monticello, Ark. has announced immediate plans to expand their production capacity to better meet the needs of the Gulf Oil Crisis. “Unfortunately…
STX Pan Ocean Wins $40M Newbuild Contract
According to a June 1 report from channelnewsasia.com, STX Pan Ocean said it won a shipbuilding contract worth at least $40m for a semi-submersible heavy lift carrier.
Harbor Guard Boats Delivers Firehawk 24
Harbor Guard Boats, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: MIHI) has completed the delivery of a Firehawk 24 boat to the Laurelton Fire Rescue Department in Brick Township, N.J. www.harborguardboats.com
Interferry Seeks Ro-Ro Recruits to boost IMO Voice
Trade association Interferry is mounting a membership drive with ro-ro operators among key targets in a further move to strengthen its representation at the International Maritime Organization.
Seaspan Takes Delivery of 50th Containership
Seaspan Corporation (NYSE:SSW) announced that it accepted delivery of the Calicanto Bridge from Jiangsu Yangzijiang Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (YZJ) on May 28, 2010.
Wegener Signal International VP, Strategic Planning
Signal International, Inc., an integrated company providing global services to the offshore, marine and naval industries, has named Carl F. Wegener as Vice President of Strategic Planning, and Joe Mayhall as Director of Sales and Marketing for their Signal Ship Repair division. Both will be based at the corporate office in Mobile, Ala. Wegener has over 20 years experience in the marine industry and will oversee the company’s efforts towards future growth and diversification.
USCGC Mackinaw SNAME Ship of the Month
SNAME announced that the USCGC Mackinaw (WLBB-30), a 240-ft vessel designed and built by Marinette Marine Corporation (a FINCANTIERI company), has been designated the SNAME Ship of the Month for June, 2010. The USCGC Mackinaw is a heavy icebreaker operating in the North American Great Lakes for the United States Coast Guard. She should not be confused with her predecessor, USCGC Mackinaw (WAGB-83), which was decommissioned on June 10, 2006.
Posidonia Opens Next Week
The 22nd edition of Posidonia 2010, an international shipping trade event, opens its doors next week on the back of renewed confidence in the state of Greek maritime affairs as outlined in a recent Union of Greek Shipowners (UGS) statement. According to UGS, Greece’s foreign exchange earnings from ocean going shipping services were substantial in 2009 amounting to $16.6b despite a slight decrease compared to the previous year.
Kvichak Marine, Wash. Manufacturer of the Year
Kvichak Marine Industries has received the first annual Manufacturer of the Year award for Washington State in the large companies category. This award was presented by Seattle Business magazine on May 27.
Oil Industry Starts to Halt Gulf Drilling
According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, oil and gas companies began halting exploratory drilling in the deepwater of the U.S. Gulf of Mexico following a federal government order.
BP Frees Jammed Saw as Oil Nears Florida
According to a June 2 report from the Wall Street Journal, BP freed a saw blade that had jammed while cutting through a pipe in its latest attempt to contain the…
Seanergy Controlling Interest in Maritime Capital Shipping
Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: SHIP; SHIP.W) announced that the company has completed the final documentation, after entering into a Share and Purchase…
Knight & Carver Acquires 4K Ton Dry Dock
Knight & Carver YachtCenter has acquired a 4,000-ton dry dock for its refit and repair operations. With the acquisition, financed by a locally-based investment group…
MHI to Refocus on Luxury Shipbuilding
According to a June 3 report from The Daily Yomiuri, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. plans to refocus on luxury passenger shipbuilding after a 10-year stretch…
This Day in Coast Guard History – June 3
1882-At 8 in the morning the three-masted schooner, J.P. Decamdres, bound for Milwaukee with a cargo of cord-wood and railroad ties, stranded about one mile north…
This Day in Naval History – June 3
1785 - Order to sell last ship remaining in Continental Navy, frigate Alliance . No other Navy were ships authorized until 1794. 1898 - Collier Merrimac sunk in channel leading to Santiago…