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.
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…
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.
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…
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.
Cat Provides Propulsion Systems for Scandlines Ferries
Caterpillar Marine Power Systems was recently selected to provide combined propulsion systems for two Scandlines ferry newbuilds. The two ferries will each be equipped with 5x MaK 9 M 32 C engines with Cat Common Rail. Each M 32 C engine produces 4,500 kW at 600 rpm for 22,500 kW of total power per vessel. The engines are optimized for smokeless operation and reduced nitrogen emission levels, which fulfill IMO II requirements.
MV Beluga Nomination Pirated in Indian Ocean
After four days of uncertainty regarding the exact status of the crew, MV Beluga Nomination is now believed to be pirated. On the afternoon of 22 January 2011, the MV Beluga Nomination was attacked by a skiff, with an unknown number of suspected pirates on board. Small arms were used against the vessel during the attack. The attack took place in the Indian Ocean, 390 nautical miles north of the Seychelles.
Northrop Grumman-Built William P. Lawrence Super Trial
Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Aegis guided missile destroyer William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) successfully completed her combined super trial last week in the Gulf of Mexico. The successful sea trial paved the way for delivery to the Navy in the next six weeks. The company's 28th destroyer is being built in Pascagoula. "I'd like to congratulate the team for a very successful acceptance trial," said U.S. Navy Capt. Bill Galinis, supervisor of shipbuilding, Gulf Coast.
Horizon Lines 15-Day Transit Time for Cargo
Horizon Lines (NYSE:HRZ) announced it has instituted a 15-day transit schedule for containerized cargo shipped from Shanghai to Kansas City with its new International service.
Keppel Corp. Year End Results for 2010
The Directors of Keppel Corporation Limited advise the following unaudited results of the Group for the full year ended 31 December 2010. The FY 2010 Report Card and the Address by Mr Choo Chiau Beng…
VSD Awarded $15M Naval Contract
VSD, LLC (VSD) has been awarded a contract from Naval Air Warfare Center, Training Systems Division, Orlando, Fla., to provide the design, fabrication, installation…
SEVSAT for Entire Varada Marine OSV Fleet
Ship Equip announced a contract with Varada Marine to install its SEVSAT (Ship Equip VSAT) maritime broadband solution on the company’s entire fleet of Offshore Supply Vessels. Varada Marine, a company with its head office in Kristiansand, Norway, has announced an extensive new building program at ABG Shipyard Ltd in India. Deliveries of SEVSAT systems will commence in step with the new building program, with the first system already delivered to the yard.
Global Diving, Team Seattle Benefit Children’s Hospital
Global Diving & Salvage, Inc and Team Seattle Guild at Children’s Hospital are a surprising combination, at first glance, but when you look a little deeper the connection is easily formed.
Van der Velden Delivers Largest Ever BARKE Rudders
The Oceangoing vessels division of Van der Velden Marine Systems has delivered the largest in-house designed BARKE rudders in its history. The two flap-type rudders have been installed onboard the 30,000 m³ trailing suction hopper dredger Congo River. Built for the DEME Group, the trailing suction hopper dredger was launched on 21 January at the IHC Merwede shipyard in Krimpen aan den IJssel (NL).
This Day in U.S. Coast Guard History – January 26
1953- U .S. Coast Guard forces assisted civilian authorities in evacuating 191 persons from the Coxuille Valley flood area. 1963-The modern Canadian Coast Guard was founded on this date.
This Day in U.S. Naval History – January 26
1949 - USS Norton Sound, first guided-missile ship, launches first guided missile, Loon. 1960 - USS John S. McCain rescues the entire 41-man crew of the sinking Japanese freighter…
Keppel Corp. Live Webcast, Financial Results, Jan 25
Keppel Corporation is announcing the Group's Full Year financial results on 25 January 2011, Tuesday at 5.30pm (GMT+8). Join the 'live' webcast, as Chief Executive Officer…
Coast Guard Icebreaking Commences on the Hudson
The Coast Guard has commenced icebreaking operations on the Hudson River as temperatures continue to fall and waters freeze. A fleet of Coast Guard icebreaking ships…
Northrop Grumman Appoints Waldman
Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) announced that Mitchell "Mitch" B. Waldman has been named to the position of vice president, government and customer relations at its Shipbuilding sector. In his new role, Waldman is responsible for the development and management of the sector's government and customer affairs programs and is directly involved and engaged in supporting company business objectives.
Robert Allan’s Turkish Tug Connection
For more than fifteen years Robert Allan Ltd. has had tugs built to their designs by a cadre of Turkish shipyards. In that 15 years there has been almost one new tug delivery every month to a Robert Allan Ltd. design in Turkey. To date more than 150 tugs have been Turkish-built, and even in a slightly reduced market this year, compared to the heady days of 2008–2009, there are at least 15 Robert Allan Ltd. designs under construction there today.