Vietnam, Japan Seek Shipbuilding Cooperation
According to a June 20 report from SGGP (English edition), Le Huu Quang Huy, Vietnam’s Investment Counselor to Japan, said Vietnam has a wide-range of potentials to develop the shipbuilding industry…
Hyundai Heavy Leads Gains Among Korean Yards
According to a June 21 report from Bloomberg, Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., the world’s largest shipbuilder, led advances among shipyards in Seoul trading on expectations…
Caterpillar Hosts Maine Maritime Academy Cadets
While most college students completed their spring semester and departed campus for summer jobs, internships or volunteer opportunities, nearly 250 cadets from the…
CG Assists Barge Recovery Systems with Safety During Clean-up
Coast Guard marine inspectors provided safety recommendations to the operators of 11 Shallow Water Barge Recovery System vacuum barges in Empire, La., June 18. The…
Harvey Gulf Int’l Implements MarineCFO
MarineCFO Inc., provider of on-vessel, marine operations, personnel, fleet maintenance and financial management software solutions to the workboat industry, announced…
Deep Down Operations in Gulf of Mexico
Deep Down, Inc. is an oilfield services company specializing in complex deepwater and ultra-deepwater oil production distribution system support services. In response to recent investor inquires…
Drydocks World Repairs Pirate-Attack Damage
Drydocks World has completed a major repair job for a German ship owner on a container vessel extensively damaged by Somali pirates earlier this year. The work, on the 12,600mt dwt 925 teu ship Taipan, was carried out in less than five weeks between 12 April and 15 May. It involved the repair of almost 300 bullet holes and cabling in 80 spots along the 460-ft length by process of fairing and building up, then grinding flush from both sides.
Raytheon Anschütz New Intelligent Bridge System
In navigation, greater efficiency, ease of operation and economical ship operation are more important than ever before. These demands are fulfilled when all necessary functions can be integrated intelligently and flexibly into one bridge system. Raytheon Anschütz is bringing a new Integrated Bridge System on the market. A new integration platform and intelligent multifunction displays increase both ease of operation and the degree of integration on the bridge.
Jones Act Waiver Requested for Skimmers to Gulf
Fred McCallister, an investment banker with Allegiance Capital Corporation, sent a letter to Incident Commander Admiral Thad Allen on June 17 asking for a limited waiver of the Jones Act, to enable 12 to 25 foreign flagged skimmer ships to assist in clean-up efforts in the Gulf. "Many in the Gulf have been calling for this equipment, which can collect 3,500 gallons of oil per hour per vessel from Gulf waters.
Food Aid Creates Revenue for Maritime & Other Industries
The United States' principal international food aid program, Food for Peace, helped create and sustain 866 jobs which resulted in $37m in earnings in the state of Louisiana in 2009.
Diana Shipping to Buy Container Ships
According to a June 21 report from Reuters, Greek drybulk carrier Diana Shipping Inc. said it would buy two new containerships through its unit for about $45.5m.
Kvichak Marine Delivers RBM-C to NYC Police
Kvichak Marine Industries of Seattle, Wash. has delivered a 44.5-ft by 13.7-ft Response Boat Medium – C for operation by the New York City Police Harbor Unit. This vessel is the sistership of the highly successful USCG Response Boat Medium. The NYPD Harbor Unit vessel has been customized to meet the Harbor Unit’s mission for the successful prosecution of counter terrorism, law enforcement and search and rescue.
This Day in Coast Guard History – June 22
1944-Cutters 83415 and 83477 assigned to Rescue Flotilla One wrecked off coast of Normandy, France during a storm - no lives were lost. This is the storm that wrecked…
This Day in Naval History – June 22
1945 - Okinawa declared secure after most costly naval campaign in history. U.S.