J.F. Lehman & Company Completes Sale of Atlantic Marine
J.F. Lehman & Company completed the sale of Atlantic Marine Holding Company to a subsidiary of BAE Systems, Inc. Atlantic Marine is a provider of vessel maintenance…
U.S. DOI Issues Offshore Drilling Moratorium … Again
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar directed the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEM) to issue new suspensions of deepwater drilling – set to last until at least November 30, 2010 -- on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), claiming a pause is needed to ensure that oil and gas companies implement adequate safety measures to reduce the risks associated with deepwater drilling operations and are prepared for blowouts and oil spills.
Officials Scramble to Save Avondale Shipyard
According to a July 11 report from Nola.com, grim prospects for the Avondale shipyard outside of New Orleans and its 5,000 jobs have public officials scrambling…
Sinking Ship Builder Restructures
According to a July 9 report from Thanh Nien News, loss-making shipbuilding giant Vinashin has admitted its massive expansion efforts over the past few years had…
Skimmers Mass at Gulf Oil Spill Well Site
The Unified Area Command announced Sunday that the skimmer fleet supporting the Deepwater Horizon Response Operations doubled the volume of oil skimmed near the well site Saturday.
NACE Int’l Names Chalker Executive Director
NACE International, the Corrosion Society, today named Robert (Bob) H. Chalker as its new Executive Director. Chalker has served as Managing Director & CEO of ASQ Global…
This Day in Coast Guard – July 13
2001- CGC Sherman became the second cutter to circumnavigate the globe when she returned to the United States from a six-month deployment to the Arabian Gulf in support of U.N. operations.
New Music CD Tells the Stories of Northwest Tugboats
Until now there have not been many songs about West Coast tugboats, but the release of a new CD, “Northwest Tugboat Tales,” helps correct this gap. This CD contains seventeen songs that tell the stories of tugboats from Alaska down to California, with a focus on Washington and British Columbia. Most of the songs are based on true incidents, and all reflect the dramatic lives of the hard-working men and women who operate West Coast tugboats, whose stories are seldom heard by the public.
Sustainable River Transport
When Holcim (U.S.) Inc. began construction of their new state-of-the-art plant in 2006 they wanted it to be a model of environmental sustainability. The plant and quarry in Ste. Genevieve County, Missouri on the Mississippi River about 40 miles south of St. Louis would occupy only 1,700 acres of the 3,900-acres site, with the balance preserved as a conservation easement. Holcim also created and restored more than 60 acres of new wetlands, offering a large habitat resource.
New SmartTug Vessel Monitoring Software
Krill Systems, a leading manufacturer of digital marine instrument solutions, announced the release of SmartTug, the third generation vessel monitoring software…
Dyneema Slings Transport Turbines
Use of Dyneema ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) fiber is helping to ensure that a major construction project to bring clean energy to millions of people in the U.K.
Eni: Major Oil Discovery Offshore Angola
Eni and Sonangol announce a new major oil discovery in Block 15/06, located offshore Angola. The Cabaça South East-1 well, located at a depth of 470 meters, at a distance of 100 km from the coast…
CMA CGM Christens Largest French-Flagged Containership
CMA CGM Group announced the christening of its flagship, the 13,800-TEU CMA CGM Christophe Colomb, at Terminal de France, Port 2000, in Le Havre by its godmother, Christine Lagarde, France’s Minister of Economic Affairs, Industry and Employment. The first of a series of eight vessels named after great explorers, this giant of the seas is the largest containership ever to sail under the French flag.
CG Foundation Fundraiser for Families of Helicopter Tragedy
The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education, welfare and morale of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced a fundraising…
Dinwoodie to Head WSS Kuwait
Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) appointed Russell Dinwoodie as General Manager for the company’s operations in Kuwait. Russell’s focus will be on maintaining leading market share in the region and growing its latest projects, the globally standardized Ships Agency Redefined and Ships Spares Logistics initiatives. He will also be responsible for developing product sales, which include the company’s Unitor brand of products, to vessel operators and owners in Kuwait.
LaHood Green Lights Oahu Container Yard
The U.S. Department of Transportation gave its approval to begin reconstruction of the Pier 29 Container Yard in Honolulu Harbor, Oahu after signing a $24.5m TIGER…
IEA: Oil Outlook Through 2011
According to the International Energy Agency’s July 2010 Oil Market Report, global oil demand through 2011 is projected to rise 1.6% or 1.3 mb/dyear‐on‐year to 87.8 mb/d…
This Day in Naval History – July 13
1863 - USS Wyoming battled Japanese warlord's forces. 1939 - Appointment of RADM Richard Byrd as commanding officer of 1939-1941 Antarctic Expedition. 1943 - During…