This Day in U.S. Naval History – January 27
1942 - USS Gudgeon is first US sub to sink enemy submarine in action, Japanese I-173. 1945 - Commissioning of USS Higbee (DD-806), first U.S. Navy ship named after women member of U.S. Navy.
This Day in U.S. Coast Guard History – January 27
1909-The schooner Nelson Y. McFarland issued a distress call after dropping anchor near the White Head, Maine, Life-Saving Service station. Although anchored against the tide…
PortVision: A Helping Hand in the Deepwater Horizon Response
MarineNews spoke with Dean Rosenberg, CEO of PortVision, about the company’s role in the coordination of the Deepwater Horizon spill response in the Gulf of Mexico. PortVision is a web-based service that uses data from the Automated Identification System (AIS), mandated by the IMO and the U.S. Coast Guard, to provide shore-side users with real-time vessel tracking as well as historical reporting. “The main purpose for AIS, why it was mandated, is for collision avoidance,” Rosenberg said.
CG Foundation Hosts Tribute to Fourteenth District
The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education, welfare and morale of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced that…
ClassNK Guidelines, Friction Stir Welding on Hull Structures
Tokyo based classification society ClassNK has released the guidelines on the application of friction stir welding to the construction of commercial maritime vessels.
Survival Craft Inspectorate Expands North Sea Ops
Aberdeen-based marine safety specialist Survival Craft Inspectorate is expanding its UK operations to meet demand from oil and gas clients operating in the Southern North Sea sector.
SUNY Maritime Free Conference: Cutting-Edge Issues in Shipping
At 8:00 am, on Groundhog Day, Wednesday, February 2, 2011, Maritime College will kick-off the 6th annual Groundhog Day Event, Conference on Cutting Edge Issues in Shipping.
Sibu-Built Geotech Vessel
Sapor Shipbuilding Industries Sdn Bnd. kept busy though 2010 delivering a range of new vessels including the geotechnical vessel, Teknik Wira, from the boards of Wartsila Ship Design Singapore Pte Ltd. With her raised fo’c’sle and well-proportioned housework she presents a powerful presence that is supported by her particulars. With a 52.5-ft beam carried on an overall length of 201 ft, the vessel has impressive capabilities.
Keppel to Build Harsh Environment Jackups Worth $416M
Keppel FELS Limited has secured a contract worth about $416m from Discovery Offshore S.A. to construct two harsh environment jackup rigs based on the proprietary KFELS Super A Class design.
ClassNK Sets New Record for Class Entries
ClassNK announced its final register statistics for 2010, revealing that nearly 20 million gross tons were added to the class society’s register this past year.
Schat-Harding Calls for Consensus on Lifeboat Hooks
Lifeboat manufacturer and service provider Schat-Harding says IMO and some parts of the shipping industry need to move more quickly to a consensus on vital lifeboat safety issues which have important consequences for the safety of seafarers. David Bradley, vice president operations, Schat-Harding Service says, “Good things are worth waiting for. But there is such a thing as waiting too long. The IMO debate over lifeboat hooks has gone on for too long. Seafarers deserve better.
Paxocean Orders Two Rolls-Royce Designed Vessels
Rolls-Royce announced an order from Singapore-based offshore company, PaxOcean, to provide the ship design, propulsion systems and deck machinery for two platform supply vessels.
Seagull's IMSBC Code Training Module
Seagull AS, provider of computer based training (CBT) for seafarers, has introduced a new module that incorporates the regulatory changes made through the International…
ABS Nautical Systems Grows
ABS Nautical Systems, one of the leading providers of integrated fleet management software for the maritime industry, announced another year of record growth in 2010.
Kvichak Marine Delivers M/V Defender V
Kvichak Marine Industries, Inc. recently launched and completed sea trials for M/V Defender V, a new design all-aluminum foil assisted catamaran. Designed by Kvichak Marine, this 57.8-ft vessel can be used as a fast response patrol boat, survey boat, crew boat or general work boat. The Defender V is powered by twin Scania DI12 69M marine diesel engines rated for 691 BHP at 2300 RPM. The engines are coupled to ZF 360A transmissions that drive Michigan propellers.
2011 Annual SNAME Meeting CALL for Papers
SNAME announced its call for papers for its 2011 annual meeting November 16 – 18, 2011, in Houston , Texas.
Update: BOEMRE Response to Natural Gas Leak in GOM
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) is continuing to oversee Apache Corp.’s source control efforts for a natural gas leak near East Cameron Block 278 Platform B.