Royal Caribbean Signs LOI for 158,000 GRT Ship
Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd. has signed a letter of intent with shipyard Meyer Werft to build the first of a new generation of Royal Caribbean International cruise ships.
GD Wins $60M in Sub Funding
General Dynamics Electric Boat has been awarded a $60 million U.S. Navy contract modification that funds continued design efforts to make Virginia-class submarines more affordable.
Marine Travelift’s 700-Ton Hoist at Grade One Marine
Marine Travelift Inc.’s 700-metric-ton mobile boat hoist has completed more than two years of service and is making a significant difference in the business of its owner, Grade One Marine Shipyard Sdn. Bhd. (GOMS) in Lumut, Malaysia. GOMS is a full-service shipyard, handling ship repairs, emergency repairs, refitting, refurbishment, scheduled maintenance, conversion work and hull, mechanical and electrical work on a routine basis.
Contracts Awarded: Response Boat–Small Replacement Project
On February 4, 2011, the U.S. Coast Guard awarded two fixed price Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracts to begin replacement of the current Response Boat-Small (RB-S) fleet, which is nearing the end of its ten-year service life. The contracts were awarded to Metal Shark Aluminum Boats of Jeanerette, La., and SAFE Boats International of Port Orchard, Wash. Under the terms of the contract…
Harley Joins SI-Tex Sales, New England
SI-Tex announced that marine electronics industry veteran Chris Harley has joined its team of sales professionals, representing the company’s full line of sounders, autopilots, radar, chart plotters, AIS and more to Marine Electronics Dealers across the New England Region. Harley brings with him a wealth of related experience — both in the marine electronics industry and the unique aspects of the New England market. While Harley maintains his own highly successful marine rep firm (C.
Commandant's State of the Coast Guard Address
U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp delivered his first State of the Coast Guard address at Joint Base Bolling-Anacostia in Washington, D.C., Feb. Papp charted the course ahead for the Coast Guard, and announced the release of his Commandant’s Direction, which contains four priorities; Sustaining Mission Excellence, Recapitalizing and Building Capacity, Enhancing Crisis Response and Management, and Preparing for the Future.
Resolve Salvage & Fire CG Approved for OPA90
Resolve Salvage & Fire (Americas), the emergency response division of international maritime emergency services contractor Resolve Marine Group, announced that the U.S. Coast Guard has approved Resolve to help oil tanker vessel owners comply with new OPA90 requirements by the February 22, 2011 deadline. The USCG has already begun issuing Interim Operating Authorizations (IOA) for tank vessels that cite Resolve in their OPA90 Vessel Response Plans.
Flagship-EEM Enables Reduction of Fuel Consumption
Flagship, a part EU-funded maritime transport project, has achieved major advances in accurately measuring on-board power requirements and thereby enabling a reduction in fuel consumption through the development of Flagship-EEM (Energy Efficiency Monitoring). The system enables data acquisition and analysis to continuously evaluate power requirements at every stage of a vessel’s voyage. The system…
Finning Power $11.2M Deal with BAE
Finning Power Systems (Finning), the UK’s sole supplier of Caterpillar engines, has signed a contract in excess of $11.2M with BAE Systems for the supply of propulsion…
This Day in U.S. Coast Guard History - February 11
1973-Due to the draw-down of U.S. forces in South Vietnam the post of Senior Coast Guard Officer, Vietnam, was discontinued. (Source: USCG Historian’s Office)
This Day in U.S. Naval History - February 11
1862 - SecNav directs formation of organization to evaluate new inventions and technical development which eventually led to National Academy of Science. 1971 - U.S.
WSS Expands US Ports Services with Jo Tankers
A new contract to supply ships services to one of the world’s largest chemical transportation fleets, Jo Tankers, has strengthened Wilhelmsen Ships Service’s port coverage for the customer in the USA.
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…