Strategic Marine’s Compact Crew Boat
With literally dozens of their high-speed vessels already working, Australian-based Strategic Marine continues production in several shipyards. A recent visit to Strategic Marine’s Singapore shipyard revealed their compact 91.8-ft 23-ft version ready for work while three sisters were taking shape in the building shed. With a molded depth of 9.88 ft, the Peacock Satu has capacity for up to 60 passengers and accommodation for eight crewmembers.
Cruise Shipping Miami 2011 Conference Updated
current topics with audience participation. 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. 1 – 3 p.m. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. information. 11 a.m. Argentina. and Mar del Plata—some statistics showing the increasing growth. 2 p.m.
EU NAVFOR, Italian Navy Rescue Crew of Pirated Vessel
On the morning of March 9, marine authorities received a distress call from the MV Rak Afrikana stating that they were taking on large amounts of water due to what was described as a “hole in the hull.” The vessel had been released from pirate control only hours earlier. The EU NAVFOR warship SPS Canarias was immediately sent to assist the stricken vessel and was later joined by the Italian warship ITS Zeffiro which arrived first and carried out the rescue operation.
New Navy Contract
BAE Systems Norfolk Ship Repair, Inc., Norfolk, Va., is being awarded a $15,974,662 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-11-C-2314) to exercise options…
Corpus Christi Port Reduces its Security Surcharge
Port Commissioners approved a 25% reduction in the Port of Corpus Christi Authority security surcharge on wharfage and dockage effective April 1, 2011. The reduction will provide an estimated $900…
OTC 2011 Distinguished Achievement Awards
The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) will present its 2011 Distinguished Achievement Awards on May 1 to Cortis (Cort) Cooper for his pioneering work in metocean research…
This Day in U.S. Coast Guard History - March 10
1909- The British barkentine Ladysmith, during a thick fog, stranded three miles WSW of the Fisher's Island Life-Saving Station. The keeper was notified by telephone and the life-savers…
This Day in U.S. Naval History - March 10
1945 - Navy and civilian nurses interned at Los Banos, Philippines flown back to U.S. Navy nurses awarded Bronze Star.
Transas Marine has completed modernisation of a Vessel Traffic Management System in Ukraine
Transas Ukraine has modernised an existing Vessel Traffic Management System (VTMS) in the Ukrainian port of Ilyichevsk. The contract was honoured by "Delta-Pilot" – a government establishment responsible for security of shipping in North-West area of the Black Sea. Compliance of the system with the international and Ukrainian requirements has been acknowledged by the Ukrainian Ministry of Transportation and Communications.