Photo: UCGC Resolute at Site of Spill
The Coast Guard Cutter Resolute works near the "City at Sea" at the site of the BP oil spill Tuesday afternoon. The Resolute, a medium-endurance cutter based in St. Petersburg, Fla., is serving as search-and-rescue, plane, and hurricane guard for the largest oil spill response in U.S. history. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class John Masson.
Roller Executive VP Colfax Americas
Colfax Corporation (NYSE: CFX), a provider of fluid-handling solutions for critical applications, announced that William E. Roller has been promoted to executive vice president of Colfax Americas. He was most recently senior vice president and general manager of Colfax Americas. In his expanded role, he is responsible for the company’s operations in the Americas, as well as its global oil & gas and Colfax Defense Solutions organizations.
Proserv Offshore Windfarm Contract
Proserv Offshore, a global provider of subsea maintenance, abandonment and decommissioning solutions and services to the offshore energy industry, has recently been…
TBS International's Brazilian Joint Venture
TBS International plc (NASDAQ: TBSI) announced its joint venture, Log.Star Navegacao S.A., obtained an operational license in Brazil to provide domestic shipping services.
BCGP Delivers Seven RIBs to Fla. Fish & Wildlife
Brunswick Commercial and Government Products (BCGP) recently delivered a fleet of seven Impact rigid hull inflatable boats (RHIBs) to the state of Florida’s Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). The group of RHIBs is a mix of 750, 850 and 1000 Impacts, ranging in size from 24 ft, 7 inches to 32 ft, 10 inches in length. Each boat has an air collar system made of heavy-duty polyurethane with separated chambers, and a hand-laid fiberglass hull.
Globalstar Relocates to Louisiana
Gov. Bobby Jindal joined Globalstar Inc. CEO Peter Dalton, Globalstar Inc. Chairman Jay Monroe, Louisiana Economic Development Secretary Stephen Moret, St. Tammany…
Order to Trial EVTN Underwater Voraxial Separator
Enviro Voraxial Technology, Inc. has received a purchase order to deploy the underwater version of EVTN’s high volume Voraxial 4000 Separator. EVTN envisions its…
Firehawk 26 for The Colony Fire Dept., Texas
Medina International Holdings, Inc. has completed the sale of a Firehawk 26 boat to The Colony Fire Department, Texas, through its wholly owned subsidiary Harbor Guard Boats, Inc.
Sinotrans Group Joins CGLN
WCA Family announced that the whole of the Sinotrans Group of companies has joined CGLN. The Sinotrans Group is one of the oldest established freight forwarding…
Major Ballast Water Management Order for Suezmax
OceanSaver announced signing a major contract with Hyundai Heavy Inudstries in Korea for the delivery of two ballast water management (BWM) systems for Gungen, a…
New ClassNK Surveyor Office in Cardiff
Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK) announced the official opening of a new surveyor office in Cardiff, U.K. The new office becomes the fourth new office to be opened by the Society this year…
Aker Solutions LOI for Gudrun Tie-in to Sleipner
Aker Solutions has received a Letter of Intent for Sleipner Modifications Portfolio Agreement and the first project specific agreements for engineering, procurement…
This Day in Coast Guard History – July 15
1870- Congress directed that the revenue cutters on the northern and northwestern lakes, when commissioned, shall be specially charged with aiding vessels in distress on the lakes.
Aker Launches Tenth Product Tanker
On July 10, Aker Philadelphia Shipyard launched Ship 014, the tenth product tanker in a series of 12 to be completed in 2011. The 46,000 dwt vessel was floated off of its blocks and was transferred by tug from the Building Dock to the Outfitting Dock, where it will remain for the next few weeks as it undergoes continuous testing and commissioning in preparation for its upcoming sea trials. When completed…
NASSCO Delivers Fourth Product Carrier
On July 13, General Dynamics NASSCO, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), delivered the fourth ship of its State-class product carriers to American Petroleum Tankers…
Vietnam Suspends Vinashin Chief
According to a July 14 report from Bloomberg, Vietnam Shipbuilding Industry Group Chairman Pham Thanh Binh was suspended from his post as the government began an…
EIMA’s Resource Management training in Middle East
Emirates International Maritime Academy (EIMA) has announced that it has expanded its maritime training resources by becoming a Maritime Resource Management (MRM) provider in the Middle East after recently signing a licensing agreement with the Swedish Club Academy, a company associated with the Swedish Club, a lmarine mutual insurer from Sweden. The agreement was signed by Captain Jaafar bin Sidin, Director of EIMA, and Martin Hernqvist, Managing Director at the Swedish Club Academy.
Update: Deepwater BP Oil Spill Response
"Today I met with Secretary Chu, Marcia McNutt and other scientists and geologists as well as officials from BP and other industry representatives as we continue to prepare and review protocols for the well integrity test - including the seismic mapping run that was made around the well site this morning. As a result of these discussions, we decided that the process may benefit from additional analysis that will be performed tonight and tomorrow.
USNS Charles Drew delivered to MSC
The Lewis and Clark-class of dry cargo/ammunition ships - the Navy's newest class of logistics ships, also called T-AKEs - grew July 14 when Military Sealift Command accepted delivery of the 10th ship in the class, USNS Charles Drew. The currently deployed T-AKEs operate as part of MSC's combat logistics force - allowing Navy ships to stay at sea, on station and combat ready for extended periods of time.
This Day in Naval History – July 15
1870 - Act of Congress establishes Pay Corps, which later becomes the Supply Corps. 1942 - First photographic interpretation unit set up in the Pacific. 1958 - In…