This Day in U.S. Naval History - February 24
1813 - USS Hornet, Captain James Lawrence, captures HMS Peacock 1968 - Task Force Clearwater established in I Corps (Source: Navy News Service)
This Day in U.S. Coast Guard History - February 24
1964- A U.S. Coast Guard ice skiff rescued 25 persons from an ice flow that had broken loose from the shore near Camp Perry, Ohio. A similar rescue took place almost simultaneously at St.
Dubai Maritime City Authority Supports Environmental Efforts
The United Arabs Emirates Shipping Association, a representative body for UAE-based commercial shipping, is supporting the efforts of the UN, IMO, and UAE Ministry…
USNS Washington Chambers Joins MSC Fleet
Military Sealift Command accepted delivery of its newest dry cargo/ammunition ship, USNS Washington Chambers, during a short ceremony at the General Dynamics NASSCO Ship Yard San Diego on Feb. 23. The ship, which was christened and launched Sept. 11, 2010, in San Diego, honors Navy Capt. Washington Irving Chambers, a pioneer in Navy aviation who arranged the world's first airplane flight from a warship Nov. 14, 1910. The flight confirmed the potential for carrier-based naval aviation.
Gladding-Hearn Takes Order for N.Y. Fire Island Ferry
Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation, has received an order for a new high-speed ferry from Fire Island Ferries, Inc., on the south shore of Long Island in New York.
American Salvage Assoc. Recognizes SMFF Implementation
After a nearly 20-year wait since the original issuance of the OPA-90 regulatory package, the American Salvage Association (ASA) expressed its recognition for the…
Vizada Launches Pharostar VSAT Service
Vizada, independent satellite communications provider, has launched Pharostar, its proprietary VSAT (Very Small Aperture Terminal) fixed satellite communications…
IMS 7012 HP Versi-Dredge Works Buckingham Canal, India
The Water Resources Department has begun using imported machinery on an experimental basis to desilt South Buckingham canal. According to officials of WRD, the desilting is part of the improvement work being undertaken on the 13-km stretch between Okkiyam Madu and Muttukadu under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM). The project, which involves widening and desilting of the canal, is worth Rs.46.86 crore.
USCG Investigates Alcohol Leak on Ohio River Barge
The Coast Guard is responding to a report of an isopropyl alcohol leak from a barge in the Ohio River, Feb. 21. At about 5:30 a.m., the captain of the tug vessel…
Cleanup Ops After Spill in Port of Long Beach
Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach and California Fish and Game personnel are investigating the cause of an unintentional discharge of 710 gallons of diesel…
Incat Crowther Launches 118-ft Monohull Crewboa
Incat Crowther announced the launch of the 118-ft Monohull Crewboat Siem Piata. The vessel was recently launched by ETP Engenharia Ltda in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, successfully completed sea trials and was delivered to Siem Consub for service to Petrobras. Developed primarily at Incat Crowther’s USA office in Morgan City Louisiana, Siem Piata will perform the role of a P2 crew boat in the Siem Consub fleet. The vessel is certified to Bureau Veritas and Brazilian Maritime standards.
Maritime Cabotage Task Force is now American Maritime Partnership
American Maritime Partnership (AMP) is the new name for the Maritime Cabotage Task Force, the largest coalition of maritime interests in the United States, which has been in operation since 1995.
Three Cruise Lines Plug into Shore Power, Port of LA
The Port of Los Angeles this month became the first port worldwide to provide Alternative Maritime Power (AMP) to three separate cruise lines. In recent weeks, ships from Disney Cruise Line, Princess Cruises and Norwegian Cruise Line have all taken advantage of unique “AMP Mobile” technology developed specifically for the World Cruise Center. “The use of AMP at our World Cruise Center reduces emissions not just at the Port but improves the quality of air throughout the Los Angeles region…
Tsakos Time Charter Extension, Panamax Tankers
Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited (NYSE:TNP) announced two-year time charter extensions for two of its 2009 Korean-built panamax tankers, Chantal and World Harmony.