The Dordrecht Fleet Continues Growth
The Dutch town of Dordrecht was granted city rights in 1220 as its importance as a trading port continued to grow. Goods from the Dutch empire were transferred to river vessels here and the city grew wealthy. Later, much of the deep-sea trade moved to the nearby port of Rotterdam which resulted in heavy bombing during World War II with the destruction of many historical buildings. Spared such destruction, Dordrecht continues to have many fine buildings dating from the prosperous centuries.
Ocean Innovation 2011: Sustainable Oceans
The Fisheries and Marine Institute announced preliminary details for Ocean Innovation 2011: Sustainable Oceans - Understanding the Value of Traditional Knowledge and Innovation.
Marine Industries are Major Contributor to UK Economy
The UK’s marine industries contribute £3.7 billion to the UK economy each year, according to figures released by the Marine Industries Leadership Council. Comprising well over 5…
Photo: Coast Guard Cutter Breaks Ice on the Hudson
The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Wire conducts icebreaking operations on the Hudson River, near Rhinebeck, N.Y., Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011. The Wire's crew, along with other Coast Guard cutter crews, are in the upper Hudson River to help clear safe paths for ships carrying vital resources to upstate New York residents.
Maritime Risk - Live Webcast
11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. The Maritime Risk - Live Webcast is presented by American Public University and MaritimeProfessional. Participants learn how to overcoming…
Jotun Coatings Announces Price Increase
Jotun has acknowledged the steep rise in the cost of raw materials through 2010 used in some of their coatings. This rise in costs has significantly affected all…
Re-Engineered Socketing Resin: Socket Lock
Sea-Fit, Inc., announced that it has just completed an extensive effort to improve and reformulate its socketing resin product, Socket Lock. This has been a joint effort with ITW Polymer Technologies and the process has taken nearly 18 months to complete. The new product has improved grip performance and has undergone static, dynamic and shock load testing. In addition, improvements were made to the formulation to increase the product’s stability and toughness.
This Day in U.S. Coast Guard History – February 10
1840- A House resolution was introduced to inquire into transferring the Revenue Marine to the Navy. 1992- Retired Coast Guard Chief Journalist Alex Haley, internationally…
This Day in U.S. Naval History – February 10
1862 - Union gunboats destroy Confederate ships at Elizabeth City, NC 1900 - Appointment of first naval governor of Guam, Commodore Seaton Schroder 1960 - USS Sargo (SSN-583) surfaces at North P
Wärtsilä Appoints Rosengren President and CEO
Wärtsilä's Board of Directors has appointed Mr Björn Rosengren M.Sc. (Tech.), born 1959, as the new President and CEO of Wärtsilä Corporation. He will assume the position on 1 September 2011, succeeding Mr Ole Johansson, who will retire. Currently Mr Rosengren works as Senior Executive Vice President Atlas Copco AB and as Business Area President for Atlas Copco Construction and Mining Technique, and is based in Shanghai, China.