Texas, Virginia Companies Win Dismantling Contracts
According to a report from the Contra Costa Times, Ship recycling facilities in Texas and Virginia have been awarded dismantling contracts for three more Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet mothball vessels.
Latest in Fleet of Tugs Heads to Panama Canal
On December 4, the third in a fleet of 13 new tugboats purchased by the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) began making its way from Hong Kong to Panama. The Sixaola is expected to arrive at the Panama Canal in mid-February. The new fleet of tugboats, which will all be named after rivers in Panama, were built by Cheoy Lee Shipyards, Ltd. in China. They are equipped with General Electric 12V 228 main engines, Twin Disc MCD 3000-8 HD clutches and Schottel SRP 1515 FP propulsion units.
Famous Pacific Ships Six Scrubbers to Australia
Famous Pacific Shipping recently shipped six scrubber modules from the U.S. to Australia, working with its U.S. agent, Oakland-based Sea Shipping Lines (SSL) Lines. The units, moved for a major client that specializes in providing crushing equipment for the mining industry, were around 4.8 m in diameter and the heaviest piece weighed approximately 70 tonnes. FPS says that the specialized trailers that…
Proposed ASTM Standard to Cover Use of Doublers in Ship Repair
Many ship owners and operators repair ship structures with temporary steel patches known as doublers. The U.S. Coast Guard and Navy, as well as other maritime authorities…
This Day in U.S. Naval History – December 30
1876-The British ship Circassian was destroyed off Bridgehampton, Long Island, following a successful rescue of 49 persons on December 11 by the Life-Saving Service.
This Day in U.S. Coast Guard History – December 30
1941 - Admiral Ernest J. King assumes duty as Commander in Chief, United States Fleet. 1959 - Commissioning of first fleet ballistic missile submarine, USS George Washington (SSB(N)-598)…
More Orders for OceanServer Iver2 AUV
OceanServer Technology announced that it has received purchase orders for 12 new Iver2 AUVs from seven different customers during the last two months. Vehicle orders span four different defense related applications with the majority of these vehicles going to overseas customers. Research related vehicles will be delivered to Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI), University of Michigan, YSI Environmental and the US Naval Research Laboratory.
Salwico Emission Monitoring Systems
The Salwico Emission Monitoring Systems is a continuous measuring NOx, SO2 and CO2 analyzing equipment for marine applications. Unlike other solutions based on electrochemical sensor technology, not equivalent to chemiluminescent analyzing principles, Consilium is the first and only supplier providing a fully compliant solution. The analyzing technology is based on the regulatory chemiluminescent principle as stated in the Marpol Annex VI NOx Technical Code.
U.S. Navy Awards Austal Multi-Vessel LCS Contract
The USA division of Australian-headquartered Austal has been awarded a U.S. Navy contract to construct one Independence Class Littoral Combat Ship (LCS). The total value of the contract is $432.1m. The contract includes options for nine additional vessels in the following five years. Austal will immediately commence preparation work including a $140m facility expansion and workforce development which will take approximately 12 months to complete.
MARAD Great Lakes Fleet Revitalization Study
The Maritime Administration (MARAD) will conduct three public listening sessions to gather data and comments to inform the US-Flag Great Lakes Fleet Revitalization Study.
NOAA Finalizes Plans for 2011 Survey Season
As the new year approaches, NOAA ships and independent contractors are preparing for the nation’s 177th hydrographic surveying season, aiming to collect critically…
STEP Offshore Wins Contract with STX Offshore
STEP Offshore, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Aker Solutions, has won a contract from South Korea’s STX Offshore & Shipbuilding Co. LTD to supply equipment for a new…
North P&I Club Confirms 2011 Strategy
The ‘A’ rated 125 million GT North P&I club has confirmed its strategy for the start of its next 150 years will remain focused on service, strength and quality.
Wärtsilä Debuts More Powerful Wärtsilä 32
Wärtsilä introduced a more powerful version for marine applications of its Wärtsilä 32 engine. The engine was first introduced in the 1980s, and to date more than 4000 units have been sold to the marine industry alone. The Wärtsilä 32 engine is a choice for both the marine and land-based power plants markets. In the marine industry the engine is used for both main engine and auxiliary engine applications.
Hamburg Süd Expands Presence in the Asia-India/Pakistan Trade
Effective from 5 January 2011, Hamburg Süd will expand its presence in the trade between Asia and India/Pakistan by joining the new service operated in cooperation with Evergreen and Simatech.
New CADCAM Solution
Working in cooperation, Napa Ltd and DRS Defense Solutions, LLC, Advanced Marine Technology Center (DRS DS AMTC) have created a new interface between NAPA and MAESTRO software.
LCS Contract Awards Officially Announced
Lockheed Martin Corp., Baltimore, Md., is being awarded a fixed-price-incentive contract for the fiscal 2010-2015 block buy of Flight 0+ Littoral Combat Ships (LCS).
Sevmash Shipyard Appeals Court Ruling
On 10 December 2010, the state commercial court in Arkhangelsk decided in favour of Odfjell and approved our application concerning the recognition and enforcement…
MARAD: Public Hearings for the U.S.-Flag Great Lakes Fleet Revitalization Study
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Maritime Administration will hold three public meetings to gather data and comments for the agency's U.S.-Flag Great Lakes Fleet Revitalization Study.
10 Vessels Reportedly Trapped in Ice
As the maritime industry seeks to expand its presence into Arctic waters, a report today from Russia may be cause for pause.According to an Itar-Tass report, more…