Hudspeth on Passenger Vessel Compliance
One thing we can look forward to in the new year and beyond is the implementation and development of more regulations. Through a series of unfortunate events, the marine industry seems to have become a prime target for scrutiny, which may or may not be warranted. The onus of compliance established its momentum with the potential threat of terrorists on the waterways; thus, we received the requirement for T.W.I.C. cards that somehow create a shield of security.
Fire-Damaged Cruise Ship Leaves San Diego
According to a Jan. 21 report from the Associated Press, Carnival Cruise Line’s vessel Splendor, which was towed to San Diego after catching fire in November is…
S. Korea Navy Praised Over Pirate Rescue
According to a report from AFP, Seoul newspapers on Jan. 22 praised South Korean navy commandos who battled pirates off the coast of Somalia to release captured crew.
The Glosten Associates Get New Pres, Employees
The Glosten Associates, a Seattle naval architecture and marine engineering consulting firm announced new leadership changes. The Glosten Associates Board of Directors elected John L.R. Edgar, III, as President effective January 1, 2011. Edgar will serve as Glosten’s fourth President since its founding in 1958. William L. Hurley, Jr., having served as President since 2001, will serve as Chairman of the Board. Edgar, a graduate of Webb Institute of Naval Architecture, joined Glosten in 1988.
Keppel Delivers Second KFELS N-Class Jack-up to Rowan
Keppel FELS Limited (Keppel FELS) has delivered the KFELS N-Class jack-up rig, the Rowan Stavanger, to Rowan Companies, Inc. (Rowan) (NYSE: RDC) safely, on time and within budget.
Nautica Queen at Great Lakes Shipyard for Repairs
Great Lakes Shipyard, Cleveland, Ohio, will perform deck repairs to the Nautica Queen. The 124 ft long Nautica Queen was built in 1981 and is home-ported in Cleveland, Ohio on the west bank of the flats. The Nautica Queen can accommodate up to 400 passengers in the two enclosed decks and spacious observation deck on the top of the ship. The vessel hosts lunch and dinner cruises as well as Sunday brunch and also hosts corporate and birthday parties as well as wedding receptions.
S.Korean Shipbuilder’s Anti-Piracy System
According to a report from AFP, South Korea's Samsung Heavy Industries has rolled out a system to help ships detect and fend off pirates, after the recent hijacking…
Reliance, Eighth-Largest Hirer of Aframax Ships for Fuels
A report from Bloomberg said that Reliance Industries Ltd., owner of the world’s largest oil refining complex, was the eighth-biggest charterer of Aframax vessels…
Damco Names de Vroet Global Head of Ocean Freight
Damco, the logistics arm of the A.P. Moller – Maersk Group, appointed Diederick de Vroet as its Global Head of Ocean Freight. A Dutch national with more than two decades of experience in sales…
Dubai's Drydocks World Gets $200M in Financing
According to a Jan. 23 report from Bloomberg, the shipbuilding and repair arm of indebted state conglomerate Dubai World said it has secured $200m in immediate financing…
China Leads Shipbuilding World-Wide
According to a report from The National, at China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC) yard in Tanggu, a coastal town an hour by fast train from Beijing, the BBC Fuji is taking shape…
Thackrah New Exec. Director Military Sealift Command
The U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command welcomed its new executive director John Thackrah Jan. 24. Thackrah - a member of the Senior Executive Service - will oversee…
This Day in U.S. Naval History – January 25
1963 - 1st Seabee Technical Assistance Team arrives in Vietnam 1968 - Operation Windsong I in Mekong Delta, Vietnam (Source: Navy News Service)
This Day in U.S. Coast Guard History – January 25
1799- Having existed essentially nameless for 8-1/2 years, Alexander Hamilton's "system of cutters" was referred to in legislation as "Revenue Cutters." Some decades later…
DRD Towing Sentenced for Mississippi River Spill
DRD Towing Company, LLC., a marine company located in Harvey, Louisiana, was sentenced in federal court by U. S. District Judge Ivan L.R. Lemelle to two years probation…
BOEMRE, N Carolina Offshore Renewable Energy Task Force
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) held its first offshore renewable energy task force meeting in cooperation with North Carolina’s Department of Commerce.
USCG Operation Clean River
Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Portland, Ore., conducted Operation Clean River, a large-scale operation to ensure environmental compliance onboard commercial deep draft vessels, Wednesday, Jan. 19.
Uranium Shipment Encounters Rough Seas
Cameco, a publically traded uranium company, has informed the Canadian Nucluear Safety Commission (CNSC) that a ship carrying uranium concentrate, en route to Zhanjiang…
Navios Maritime Q4, Year End Results
Navios Maritime Partners L.P. (NYSE: NMM), an owner and operator of dry cargo vessels, reported its financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2010. Ms.
Cameron Multi-Million Dollar Award for Subsea Systems
Cameron (NYSE: CAM) has received an order for the supply of subsea production systems for a deepwater and offshore gas processing and pipeline project in the South China Sea.