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.
Capt. Habib Appointed Titan VP
Rich Habib has been appointed vice president of Titan Salvage with responsibility for the company's overall performance, including operations, administration, finance and commercial activities. He is domiciled at Titan's headquarters in Pompano Beach, Fla., and reports to Todd Busch, Crowley Maritime Corporation's senior vice president and general manager of technical services. Titan is a Crowley subsidiary. "I am very pleased to welcome Rich back to Titan," said Busch.
Transocean Leader Awarded Three-Year Contract
Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG) (SIX: RIGN) announced that its high-specification semisubmersible rig Transocean Leader has been awarded a three-year contract by a subsidiary…
Bourbon Financial Report: Revenues Up
“Thanks to the dynamism and exceptional dedication of the Women and Men who work at BOURBON, activity grew in 2010 despite still difficult market conditions and…
Multraship Christens Two Latest Tugs
Towage and salvage specialist Multraship christened its two newest Azimuth stern-drive multipurpose tugs in a special ceremony at the Portaal van Vlaanderen in Terneuzen, the Netherlands, on February 4, 2011. Joan Nuijten-Muller of Multraship performed the christening ceremony on Multratug 18, which was delivered in 2009 by the Vega Shipyard in Bandirma, Turkey. Multratug 18 is 117.1 ft loa, with a moulded beam of 37.7 ft…
New Schottel Sales Partner for Namibia & South Africa
Effective immediately Stone Marine Services will be the official Schottel sales partner for Namibia and South Africa. Stone Marine Services has been a Schottel partner…
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…
ABS Harsh Environment Technology Center Releases Study
The first comprehensive research study released from the ABS Harsh Environment Technology Center (HETC), based at Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN), examines…
Summary Judgment Sought Against Mass. 2009 Oil Spill Law
The American Waterways Operators (AWO), the International Association of Independent Tanker Owners (INTERTANKO), the Chamber of Shipping of America, the International Chamber of Shipping…
New Generation of Seine Skiffs
Tyler Boats of Sedro Woolley launched its second 22-ft by 11-ft Seine Skiff. Powered by a John Deere 6081, 375 hp engine, this seine skiff is designed to pull. Helped by a 32-inch nozzle steering these skiffs have a pull measurement over 9,500 lbs. This pulling power is harnessed within a stable designed platform for the operator. The seine skiff is often described as the “weak link” in a purse seine operation.
Colonna’s Shipyard, 1000c Mobile Boat Hoist
Marine Travelift Inc. delivered the world’s largest mobile boat hoist to Colonna’s Shipyard in December 2009. The new 1000C, capable of lifting 1,000 tons (2,200,000 pounds), is changing the way this Norfolk, Virginia-based shipyard approaches its business. Colonna’s Shipyard is located on the deep-water, mid-Atlantic Port of Norfolk, it features a 17,200-ton floating drydock, a 2,800-ton floating drydock and two marine railways.
This Day in U.S. Coast Guard History – February 9
1965-A commercial DC-7 with 84 persons on board exploded in midair off Jones Beach, Long Island. Despite an extensive search by seven Coast Guard cutters, six Coast Guard aircraft…
This Day in U.S. Naval History – February 9
1799 - USS Constellation (CAPT Truxtun) captures French l'Insurgente 1943 - Organized Japanese resistance on Guadalcanal ends (Source: Navy News Service)
Miller Named Great Lakes Legislator of the Year
A commitment to ending the dredging crisis on the Great Lakes has earned Congresswoman Candice Miller (R-MI) an award as 2011 Great Lakes Legislator of the Year from the largest labor/management coalition representing workers and industries dependent on shipping on America’s Fourth Sea Coast. Rep. Miller, who represents Michigan’s 10th District in the House of Representatives, will formally receive the award from Great Lakes Maritime Task orce (“GLMTF”) in Washington on February 9.
YZJ Shipbuilding Joint Venture
According to a report from The Business Times, Yangzijiang Shipbuilding (YZJ) recently announced that its subsidiary had entered into an agreement with four other…
Ferrin Joins TranSystems’ Maritime Group
TranSystems, an engineering and consulting firm that provides integrated solutions for transportation infrastructure challenges to facilitate the movement of goods and people…
Venezuela Orders Crude Tankers from Itochu
According to a report from the Oil & Gas Journal, Itochu Corp. has won an order to supply four Aframax tankers to a subsidiary of Venezuela’s Petroleos de Venezuela…
Prisco Sells Six Tankers
Primorsk International Shipping Limited (Prisco) announced the en bloc sale by Prisco and purchase by OAO Sovcomflot (SCF) of six tanker vessels employed on the Sakhalin shuttle trades.
ClassNK First 2011 Meeting of Technical Committee
The first meeting of the ClassNK Technical Committee was held at the Industry Club of Japan in Tokyo Feb. 8. The Technical Committee, which includes top technical…