This Day in Naval History – July 19
1886 - Atlanta, the first steel-hulled American cruiser armed with breechloading rifled guns, is commissioned. 1897 - LT Robert E. Peary departs on year long Arctic…
Burger Boat Company Launches Tri-Deck Motor Yacht
Burger Boat Company launched the Sea Owl, a custom built, 142-ft Tri-Deck Motor Yacht. Sea Owl has been custom designed and built for an experienced American yachting family and is the result of an impressive collaboration between the Burger Design Team, Vripack Engineering and Andrew Winch Designs. Featuring a nautical and traditional interior for a contemporary lifestyle, Sea Owl has been completely personalized to achieve her owner’s taste and requirements.
Daewoo Shipbuilding to Buy Stake in S. African Shipper
According to a July 16 report from The Chosun Ilbo, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering said that it has signed a memorandum of understanding to acquire a 49%…
Canada to Build Two Navy Supply Ships for $2.5B
According to a July 14 report from Bloomberg, Canada will spend $2.5b to build two supply ships for its navy, Defense Minister Peter MacKay said. (Source: Bloomberg)
MARAD to Announce Funding for Marine Highways
In testimony to House Armed Services Committee Subcommittee on Seapower and Expeditionary Forces on July 14, 2010, Maritime Administrator David T. Matsuda indicates…
China’s Harbin Engineering University Uses FORAN
SENER has entered into a co-operation agreement with the Harbin Engineering University (HEU) in China, to provide FORAN licenses to the Digital Shipbuilding Laboratory of the University, for educational and research purpose. Thanks to the agreement, a FORAN Technical Support Centre has been set up at this Laboratory at the Beijing facility of HEU. The company United Force Corporation (UFC), has also participated in the agreement…
EPA Statement: Use of Oil Dispersant on the Oil Spill
At the legislative hearing on the use of dispersants in the BP oil spill, Lisa P. Jackson, Administrator of the U.S. Chairman Mikulski, Ranking Member Shelby and Members of the Subcommittee…
Signet Acquires Colle Towing
Signet Maritime Corporation, a marine transportation and logistics company, continues to grow with their recent purchase of Colle Towing Company’s assets and business operations. Since 1878, Colle Towing Company Inc., Pasacagoula MS has been providing offshore, harbor and intracoastal marine towing on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Assets and personnel in Pascagoula will begin operations immediately under the new name, Colle Maritime Company, a Division of Signet Maritime Corporation.
German Caterpillar Facility Receives Sustainability Award
The work done at Catepillar’s Kiel Engine Center in Kiel, Germany, during the manufacturing process for MaK and Cat engines up to 16,000 kW is now being recognized through an environmental protection award. In June, Caterpillar Motoren, the manufacturing arm focused on the production of MaK and Cat engines for marine, petroleum and power generation applications, was awarded an Environmental Award from the Economic Association of Schleswig-Holstein, the northernmost state in Germany.
OMSA on Drilling Moratorium Poll
The results of the national poll of Americans who were asked about their view on the Obama Administration’s moratorium on deep-water drilling are very telling, with nearly three-fourths…
W&O Opens Facility in Vancouver
W&O, supplier of marine valves, pipe, fittings, engineered products and valve automation systems, is now incorporated in Canada and has opened a new facility in Vancouver, BC Canada.
Bessero Recieves UKHO Alexander Dalrymple Award
Gilles Bessero, the outgoing French Hydrographer has been honoured by the UK Hydrographic Office for his outstanding contribution to Hydrography by being named the…
This Day in Coast Guard History – July 16
1946- Pursuant to Executive Order 9083 and Reorganization Plan No. 3 the Bureau of Marine Inspection was abolished and became a permanent part of the Coast Guard. (Source: USCG Historian’s Office)
This Day in Naval History – July 16
1862 - Congress creates rank of Rear Admiral. David G. 1912 - Rear Admiral Bradley Fiske receives patent for torpedo plane or airborne torpedo. 1915 - First Navy ships…
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…