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…
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…
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…
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.
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.
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…
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…
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
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…
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…
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.
WCI Honors Congressman Rogers
Congressman Hal Rogers (R-KY), Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee (center), was presented Waterways Council, Inc.'s (WCI) 10th Annual Leadership Service Award from Cornel Martin, WCI President and CEO (left) and Rick Calhoun, WCI Chairman of the Board (right). Rep. Rogers was presented the WCI award for his work championing ports and waterways issues at a dinner on February 16, 2011 in Washington, DC.
J.M. Martinac Wins Navy Deal for 2 More Tugs
According to a report on www.thenewstribune.com, J.M. Martinac Shipbuilding signed acontract to build two more tugboats for the U.S. Navy, just as the yard was preparing…
KVH Launches TracPhone V3 in Miami
KVH Introduces TracPhone V3, which the company touts as the smallest and most affordable maritime VSAT System, at 2 Mbps and $0.99 per MB. The ultra-compact TracPhone…
Varna Products Appoints New Distributor "Down Under"
VARNA Products, manufacturer of industrial oil & fuel oil pumps, turnkey control solutions and valves is proud to announce the appointment of Wasco Engineering Australia…
Seaport Chartering Adopts ShipDecision Technology.
Seaport Chartering Corporation selected ShipDecision technology for its New York Brokerage. Seaport President Frank Messina commented, “My team is using the technology…
Vinashin Misses Payment, Plans Review
According to a Bloomberg report, Vietnam Shipbuilding Industry Group (Vinashin), plans to present a KPMG LLP report on its business to creditors by mid-year after it missed a payment on a bank loan.
Spirit of France Launched at STX Rauma Shipyard
Launching of the second car-passenger ferry, NB 1368 the Spirit of France, which STX Rauma shipyard is building for P&O Ferries, was conducted on Thursday, 17 February 2011.
Report: China Shipbuilding Plans 17.5B Yuan Private Placement
China Shipbuilding Industry plans to raise 17.46 billion yuan through a private placement of 2.52 billion shares to seven designated investors at 6.93 yuan per share…
Neilson Appointed Academic Dean at Webb
Webb Institute announced the appointment of Mr. Richard P. Neilson as its next Academic Dean. Neilson will assume responsibility for the academic program on July 1 of this year, succeeding Dr.