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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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…
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…
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…
MCTF: False Jones Act Criticism Distracts from Clean-up
The Maritime Cabotage Task Force (MCTF) said that recent Jones Act criticism is false and is only distracting from the job of cleaning up the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
UK Recertifies MPS Training Courses
Maritime Protective Services announced the recertification for another five years of their training courses in the United Kingdom. The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) has again…
NOC to Consolidate Gulf Coast Shipyards
Northrop Grumman Corporation announced plans to consolidate its Gulf Coast shipbuilding operations and explore strategic alternatives for its Shipbuilding business.
Horizon Delivers Oil Recovery Barge in 9 Days
Build a barge from start to finish in nine days…impossible? Not for Horizon’s supercrew. “Necessity is the mother of invention”, said Ben Forrest, Horizon’s Project Manager. “The Deepwater Horizon oil spill created that necessity. These barges are needed and they’re needed now. Our guys really stepped up and made it happen. Horizon’s craftsmen, under the leadership of Roger Oliver, Production Superintendent and Ty Gunter, Assistant Production Superintendent, met the challenge.
Wilhelmsen Liferaft Exchange Contract with MMS Co.
Wilhelmsen Ships Service won a major contract to supply its Unitor brand of around 200 life rafts to 47 vessels of the MMS fleet. The life rafts are being supplied to the Japan-based company as part of Wilhelmsen Ships Service’s Liferaft Exchange Programme. The liferaft exchange programme, a system of exchanging service-due life rafts on the dockside to avoid the delays of servicing, has grown rapidly in popularity across the globe.
NOC Remanufactured Gear Elements for USNS Arctic
During recent sea trials, the USNS Arctic (T-AOE-8) fast combat support ship reached its top speed for the first time in three years because of the remanufactured…