This Day in U.S. Navy History - February 21
1945 - USS Bismark Sea (CVE-95) struck by a kamikaze off Iwo Jima and sunk in 90 minutes with loss of 318 men. USS Saratoga (CV-3) struck by 5 kamikazes but survived with loss of 123.
This Day in U.S. Coast Guard History - February 21
1943- The USS Spencer, CG, received credit from the U.S. Navy for attacking and sinking the U-225 in the North Atlantic. The British have since recorded that the…
Frelinghuysen Directs Corps To Maintain Lower Miss. River
The Big River Coalition praised the efforts of the Chairman of the House Energy and Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee and the entire Louisiana Congressional…
Fishing Vessel Believed Pirated in the Gulf of Aden
On February 13, the Yemeni Fishing Vessel Alfardous was believed to have been pirated close to Socotra Island in the Gulf of Aden. The vessel has a reported crew of eight, nationalities presently not known. There is no further information on the condition of the crew. EUNAVFOR is monitoring the situation. There are now at least 31 vessels and 694 hostages being held by pirates off the coast of Somalia. A list of FV Alfardous and other pirated vessels can be found here
RALion Contract For Australian Research Vessel
RALion, a Joint Venture between Robert Allan Ltd. of Vancouver, B.C., Alion Science and Technology Corporation of McLean, Virginia, and Alion Science and Technology (Canada) Corporation of Kanata…
Varna Appoints Wasco as Distributer
Varna Products appointed Wasco Engineering Australia Pty Ltd as master distributor in Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea. Varna Products looks forward to…
Support Vessel of the Year Uses Shipadmin
Offshore Support Journals award for Support Vessel of the Year 2011 was won by the DSV Seven Havila – a vessel using Shipadmins Captains Secretary and Shipadmin Gangway Solution.
KPI Bridge Oil Appoints New Bunker Broker & Trader
KPI Bridge Oil appointed Nick Fuca as Bunker Broker and Trader in its New York office. Fuca has been part of the bunker industry for 27. He started out in 1984 when he joined Sumitomo Corp of America. In 1989 he joined Asamar, Inc/Fratelli Cosulich where he spent the next 22 years of his career.
Silver Ships Delivers Navy Force Protection Medium
The Alabama based Silver Ships inc. built and delivered eight of the 36-ft RHIBs to the U.S. Navy in 2009-2010. The boats will be utilized around the globe for various force protection assignments. The vessel is equipped with twin Yamaha 225hp outboards and a 7 kW genset. The fully clad interior contained shock mitigating seats, a complete head and a versatile electronics package. A removable canopy…
PD Ports Wins Container Carrier Award 2011
PD Ports has been recognised at the ASDA Carrier Awards for the second year in succession, winning the UK Container Carrier Award 2011 for the combination of its…
USCG: VRP and FRP Update Reminder
The U.S. Coast Guard issued a reminder to owners and operators of tank vessels operating in U.S. waters that vessel response plans (VRPs) must be updated and resubmitted…
MarineCFO Announces Enterprise Version 3.0
MarineCFO Inc. announced the release of Enterprise Version 3.0. which provides a configurable software solution that can grow and change with the business. MarineCFO…
Volvo Penta Signs Agreement with Garmin
AB Volvo Penta and Garmin Ltd have entered into a joint development and marketing strategic alliance to provide instrumentation, navigation and communication equipment for marine use.
Austal’s Walpole Wins National Award
Austal employee, Byron Walpole, was presented with the Australian Industry and Defence Network (AIDN) 2011 National Young Achiever of the Year Award at a defence industry ceremony held in Canberra this week. Walpole was the recipient of the Western Australian Young Achiever Award in late December 2010, and, as a result, was entered into the National competition, which recognizes the achievements and potential of individuals within the defence industry.
Harbor Guard Boats Gets Order for Firehawk 2426
Medina International Holdings, Inc., (OTC Bulletin Board: MIHI) has received an order for a Firehawk 2426 fire rescue boat from the City of Poughkeepsie Fire Department…