Viking Expands Lifeboat & Marine Fire Services
With the expansion of its specialized lifeboat and marine fire divisions, Viking Life-Saving Equipment now offers ship owners throughout North America a single point-of-contact for all service needs.
Marine Travel Agent App for the iPhone/iPad
The Marine Travel Company, a specialist agency handling marine travel worldwide, has introduced an iPhone and iPad application for anyone on the move in the maritime industry.
New EU NAVFOR ATALANTA Ops Commander
On 14 June 2010, Rear Admiral Hudson Peter Hudson CBE handed over the responsibility of Operation Commander of the European Union Naval Force Somalia, Op ATALANTA to Major General Buster Howes OBE. The handover was conducted in the Operational Headquarters in Northwood near London. Rear Admiral Hudson, who joined the operation in June 2009, has been instrumental in the ongoing success of EU NAVFOR and the execution of the Op ATALANTA mission.
This Day in Coast Guard History – June 15
1904-Nearly 1,000 lives were lost when the steamboat General Slocum caught fire in the East River in New York. The disaster led to improved safety regulations and life-saving equipment.
This Day in Naval History – June 15
1944 - Fifth Fleet lands Marines on Saipan, under the cover of naval gunfire, in conquest of Marianas 1963 - Launching of combat store ship, Mars (AFS-1), first of new class of underway replenishme
Dynamic Positioning & Mariner Licensing
Justin Mitchell and Carlos Tamez practice admiralty and maritime law, personal injury and commercial litigation in the Houston office of Hill Rivkins LLP (www.hillrivkins.com). Mitchell is also a licensed mariner and former OSV captain and Tamez is a licensed shipyard welder. Both attorneys can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (713) 222-1515. Dynamic Positioning (DP) has rapidly become the standard required by major offshore industry stakeholders for deepwater drilling applications…
Hearing on Oil Recovery Research & Technology Needs
The Subcommittee on Energy and Environment of the House Committee on Science and Technology conducted a hearing on Research and Technology Needs for Oil Recovery and Effective Cleanup of Oil Spills.
Updated Flow Rate Analysis from BP’s Well
Under the direction of National Incident Commander Admiral Thad Allen, the Flow Rate Technical Group (FRTG), which is led by United States Geological Survey Director Dr.
Protecting Worker Health during Oil Spill Cleanup
The U.S. Coast Guard Federal on Scene Coordinator for the BP Deepwater Horizon response and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration…
Elgin Military Museum, BMT Move the Ojibwa
The Elgin Military Museum in St. Thomas, Ontario, announced its partnership with BMT Fleet Technology Ltd, a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, the leading international maritime design…
Texas Targets Decades of Abandoned Ships
According to a report from the Associated Press, Texas used to allow residents to dump unwanted fishing boats, sailboats, or even barges or rigs in state waters.
Maritime Cabotage Task Force Statement, Oil Spill
The American maritime industry supports immediate action to address the unfolding environmental disaster in the Gulf. Federal law called the Jones Act requires that…
Port of Mobile New 900 Ton Crane
Barnhart Crane & Rigging Company began providing heavy lift barge crane services to cargo customers at the Port of Mobile. In the company’s first lift, the new 900T heavy lift crane transloaded to barge a 102 metric ton down coiler machine from Grieg Star Shipping’s vessel the M/V Star Grip. The lift operation took place at the Alabama State Port Authority’s Pier 2 terminal. Stevedore services were provided by CSA Stevedoring and Nord-Sud Shipping Inc., served as the vessel agent.
Use U.S. Vessels in Gulf Spill Cleanup Says OMSA
The Offshore Marine Service Association (OMSA) released a statement saying that recent news stories have been erroneously reporting that foreign skimming vessels…
Gjøa Platform on Its Way Home
After a period of development lasting five years, the Gjøa field is approaching start-up. On Sunday 13 June the field tow commenced of one the most modern platforms built in Norway. It was quite a milestone when the Gjøa platform was towed out into the fjord off Aker Solutions Stord shipyard. “It feels incredibly good to finally send the platform out to the field. Many millions of work-hours lie behind this milestone…
CG Tells BP to Come Up with Better Plan
According to a June 12 report from Nola.com, the Coast Guard has told BP that the system the company has developed for capturing oil gushing from a collapsed Gulf…
Fiesta Marine Responds to Gulf Oil Clean-Up
Fiesta Marine Products, Inc. of Hudson, Fla. has announced that since May 15 it has expanded production capacity of it commercial grade custom configured Saltwater…
Turner Designs Provides Fluorometers for Gulf Spill
Turner Designs is providing in situ and Laboratory Fluorometers specifically configured to detect Crude Oil for tracking the Gulf Oil spill. Equipment being deployed…
This Day in Coast Guard History – June 14
1775-The Continental Congress adopted "the American continental army." Happy Birthday, Army! 1906-First regulatory fishing law for Alaska passed. The new law was…
This Day in Naval History – June 14
1777 - Continental Congress adopts design of present U.S. 1940 - Franklin D. 1985 - Steelworker Second Class Robert D. Stethem, USN of Underwater Construction Team…