This Day in U.S. Naval History - March 1
1942 - U-656 becomes the first German submarine of World War II to be sunk by Naval air (VP-82). 1954 - 1st of 6 detonations, Operation Castle nuclear test. (Source: Navy News Service)
This Day in U.S. Coast Guard History - March 1
1876- Nuova Ottavia, an Italian vessel, grounded near the Jones Hill North Carolina Life-Saving Station. The rescue attempt by the crew of that station resulted in the loss of seven surfmen…
ExxonMobil Marine Lubricants Mobilgear SHC MT 68
ExxonMobil Marine Lubricants introduced Mobilgear SHC MT 68, a fully synthetic extreme pressure (EP) marine gear oil formulated to optimise the performance of equipment operating under extreme conditions. The new product resists micropitting while protecting marine thruster gear drives against conventional forms of wear and corrosion. Mobilgear SHC MT 68 was developed to meet global marketplace demand for a synthetic EP gear oil with excellent wear and corrosion protection…
American Salvage Assoc. Member Salvages Cabo de Hornos
On January 29, 2011 an ASA member company successfully refloated the research vessel Cabo de Hornos safely and redelivered her back to her owners in Talcahuano, Chile. The vessel was being built in a shipyard located in Talcahuano Naval Base when, on February 27th 2010, one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded hit the central region of Chile. The movement of the earthquake caused an accidental premature launch and the vessel slid into the sea.
Hamburg Süd Christnes Santa Clara in Durban
On Monday, 28 February 2011, Hamburg Süd christened the Santa Clara in Durban, South Africa. She was delivered at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. Ltd.
Teekay Tankers Q4 & Year End Results
Teekay Tankers Ltd. · Declared a cash dividend of $0.22 per share for the quarter ended December 31, 2010. · Reported fourth quarter adjusted net income of $2.6 million…
SCI Appoints Lower Mississippi Chaplain
On March 1, the Rev. Michael Christopher Nation begins work at the Seamen’s Church Institute (SCI) as a chaplain for Ministry on the River, the nation’s only full…
Shipping Chiefs Campaign To Stop Somali Pirates
Ship owners and seafarers are calling on ‘people power’ to push their governments to act now and show the political will to resolve the growing Somali piracy crisis before it strangles world trade and before more innocent seafarers are tortured and murdered. The SOS Save Our Seafarers campaign, launched by BIMCO, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), the International Shipping Federation (ISF)…
Incat Crowther to Design 79-ft Cat Passenger Ferry
Incat Crowther announced the design of a 79-ft catamaran passenger ferry to be built by Baltic Workboats in Estonia. The vessel is a follow up to the Incat Crowther-designed 79-ft catamaran scientific research catamaran under construction at the yard, and will be operated in the Gulf of Riga, Estonia. Incat Crowther worked closely with Baltic workboats in their successful bid, developing a vessel utilizing the same platform as the research vessel.