Spanish Warship Disrupts Suspected Pirates
On 28 March 2011, the EU NAVFOR Spanish warship SPS Canarias disrupted a suspected Pirate Action Group (PAG), consisting of a whaler-style boat and a skiff, 260 Nautical Miles North-West of the Seychelles after a fishing vessel reported the PAGs presence to the warship. Early morning on 28 March, the Seychellois flagged fishing vessel reported that a whaler and a skiff had approached her in a suspicious manner with automatic weapons and a Rocket Propelled Grenade(RPG) clearly visible.
ACMA and Iceberg Project Services, Inc. Form Professional Alliance
HOUSTON, Texas – March 28, 2011: Alan C. McClure Associates (ACMA), one of the industry’s premier naval architecture and engineering firms, announced today that it has formed a professional alliance with Iceberg Project Services (IPS) (www.icebergps.com). When supplemental support is required, ACMA will provide engineering services to IPS and IPS will provide ACMA project management assistance. ACMA’s…
Long Lay-up Periods have No Effect on Quality of Ecospeed Coating
As a consequence of the current economic climate, more and more ship owners are forced to lay one or more of their ships up for longer periods. This has, however, no adverse effect on an Ecospeed coating which can always be restored to its optimum condition, regardless of how much fouling has attached itself to the hull while the vessel has been laying idle. Ecospeed is ideally suited for ships during lay-ups because of its impermeability.
Daewoo Sees Strong LNG Ship Orders
According a report from Reuters, South Korea's Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering believes a loss of nuclear capacity in Japan will further boost a nascent…
Huntington Ingalls Goes Live
According to a report from the Daily Press, the Fortune 500 shipbuilding firm will be officially spun out from defense giant Northrop Grumman Corp. on Wednesday evening, March 30.
Foss Recieves Safety Award on West Coast
A major maritime employer group has recognized the outstanding safety record of the Foss Maritime workers who tie up and release ships at Puget Sound ports. The…
Rev. Rice Joins SCI as Gulf of Mexico Chaplain
Beginning April 1, the Seamen’s Church Institute (SCI) welcomes a new chaplain dedicated to serving mariners and other workers in the offshore exploration and production industry. The Rev. Winston Rice, a former offshore worker and maritime lawyer, joins two current chaplains for SCI’s Ministry on the River, the nation’s only full-time pastoral care ministry on the Ohio and Lower Mississippi River systems, extending the Institute’s inland ministry efforts into the Gulf of Mexico.
DonJon and Seacor Complete Tug Ken Boothe, Sr.
Donjon Marine Co., Inc., along with partner Seacor Holdings Inc. announced the completion of the tugboat, Ken Boothe, Sr. The 10,700 hp tug will work as an Articulated Tug/Barge ( ATB) in conjunction with a 34,000 ton capacity self unloading bulk cargo barge. The tugboat was constructed in the Donjon Shipbuilding and Repair facility over the last 14 months. The still-to-be-named cargo barge is scheduled to be delivered in early Spring of 2012.
This Day in U.S. Coast Guard History - March 30
* 1867- Alaska purchase treaty signed with Russia. * 1942- By Presidential proclamation, the Coast Guard was designated as a service of the Navy to be administered…
This Day in U.S. Naval History - March 30
1944 - First use of torpedo squadrons from carriers to drop aerial mines (Palau Harbor) 1972 - Easter Offensive began in Vietnam Source: www.history.navy.mil
STENERSEN Chartering Selects Veson Nautical's IMOS
BOSTON, MA and OSLO, Norway – March 30, 2011 –Veson Nautical, the premier provider of maritime commercial management and trading software solutions, today announced that Oslo-based Stenersen Chartering AS, the commercial arm of Rederiet Stenersen AS of Bergen, Norway has purchased Veson Nautical’s IMOS (Integrated Maritime Operations System). Veson Nautical’s IMOS6 software will now manage chartering, operations, and voyage accounting related functions for Stenersen Chartering’s fleet.