This Day in U.S. Naval History - June 7
1819- LT John White on merchant ship Franklin, anchored off Vung Tau is first U.S. 1917 - U.S.
Navy Welcomes William P. Lawrence to the Fleet
The Navy welcomed guided-missile destroyer USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) into the fleet during a commissioning ceremony in Mobile, Ala., June 4. The newest Arleigh Burke-class ship, the 60th of its class, is named in honor of the late Vice Adm. William P. Lawrence, a highly-decorated Naval aviator and Vietname prisoner of war. Lawrence began his naval career as an academic scholar and athlete at the U.S.
Naval Coalitions Rely on TracPhone V7 for Counter-Piracy
Commercial ships are the most cost effective and fastest means of transporting goods globally but pirate activity is a significant threat that costs the world economy…
Hudson River Dredging Project Commenses
The second phase of the Hudson River Dredging Project officially began this morning. River flows having receded, two dredges began operations in the Upper Hudson south of Rogers Island in Fort Edward.
Former Asst. U.S. Attorney Joins Fowler Rodriquez Valdes-Fauli
Fowler Rodriquez Valdes-Fauli announced that former Assistant United States Attorney Peter Thomson has joined the firm as a partner and will lead the firm’s maritime criminal defense division. Mr. Thomson brings an outstanding set of credentials and an impeccable record spanning twenty-three years of service with the U.S. Department of Justice. In this era of heightened criminal enforcement and government scrutiny, corporate leaders and businesses need a counselor of Mr.
GPA Wins Astromaritima Contract for Two OSRVs
In 2010, Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering firm Guido Perla & Associates, Inc. (GPA) signed a contract with Brazilian shipyard Estaleiro Ilha S.A. (Eisa) for one GPA 462-10 OSRV, designed specifically to Petrobras requirements (OSRV 750-10). Later on, an order for an additional OSRV followed. Both vessels are currently under construction at EISA for the Brazilian offshore operator Astromaritima Navegacao S/A.
Saab Introduces New R5 Products
Saab - a supplier of maritime Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) – has just unveiled its fifth-generation R5 family of products. “Our new R5 AIS products are…
Saudi Arabian Port Appoints Wilhelmsen
Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) Saudi has been appointed by the new Ras Al Zawr port in Saudi Arabia LPG/C Al Barrah as the first agent to be issued a license of operation to load ammonia.
JRC Releases JUE-500 FleetBroadband
The JUE-500 FleetBroadband is the latest-generation maritime communication solution from JRC. FleetBroadband was designed to provide constant, simultaneous access to voice and high-speed data, at speeds up to 432kbps and streaming IP data rate of up to 256kbps. An optional interface unit is available, extending the feature set to include extra telephone lines, LAN ports and access to the JRC Remote Maintenance System.
P&O Welcomes Cable Installation Vessel
P&O Maritime Services has announced the arrival of its Multipurpose DP2 Cable Installation vessel, the CS European Supporter, to Tyneside in the UK. Following an extensive conversion, the European Supporter has been equipped to install inter-array power cables between wind turbines in the rapidly expanding UK European Offshore Renewables market. Furthermore, the vessel has retained its capability to…
New Nickel Ore Cargo Guidelines
Class society ClassNK has released new guidelines for nickel ore cargoes in an attempt to address safety concerns related to the carriage of potentially dangerous bulk cargo.
Lehman to Receive America and the Sea Award
Former Secretary of the Navy, historian, and author John F. Lehman has been named the recipient of the America and the Sea Award for 2011 by Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc. The America and the Sea Award recognizes an individual or organization whose contributions to the history, arts, business, or sciences of the sea best exemplify the American character. Lehman served as Secretary of the Navy from 1981-1987 and developed the “Lehman Doctrine,” a two-front response to a Soviet invasion of Europe.
Navis Announces Partnership with Gdansk
Navis, a division of Cargotec Corporation, has announced that Deep Water Container Terminal (DCT) Gdansk in Poland is implementing Navis SPARCS N4. The terminal operating system (TOS)…
Alnmaritec’s New ‘Wave Force’
Earlier this year, the Alnmaritec Wave Handler class boat ‘Wave Force’ commenced line handling duties at a bulk carrier terminal near Dampier in Western Australia. This is the second of its line handling vessels that Alnmaritec has supplied to this region. The first has been successfully operating for over a year on an iron ore terminal at Point Lambert. The Wave Force is the first of the new larger Wave Handler class from Alnmaritec.
Work Begins on Offshore Substations
The state of the art crane vessel the Oleg Strashnov arrived at the Sheringham Shoal site early last week after a trip to Vlissingen in Holland to pick up further monopiles…
Slovenian Logistics Company Contracts Tideworks
Terminal management and planning software provider Tideworks Technology, Inc., has announced that Luka Koper, the chief port and logistics company of Slovenia, has…
Imtech to Deliver Amels 6503
Imtech has received an order for an Amels build number 6503 – a 65 meter yacht and the third in the Limited Editions 212 series. Previously Imtech was also involved in the development of build numbers 6501 and 6502. Imtech will provide engineering, installation, system integration and commissioning for the switchgear and panels, lighting, alarm & monitoring system, fire detection system, cable trays and transits and the delivery of various components such as batteries and chargers…
Gladding-Hearn Develops Work Boat for P&O
Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation, has announced the availability of a new work boat for developers and service providers of offshore wind farms in the United States. The first Catamaran Wind Farm Service Vessel, designed by the shipyard’s high-speed ferry designer, Incat Crowther, and built by Lyme Boats in Exeter, England, is in service on the North Sea. The all-aluminum vessel measures 17 meters overall and is powered by twin diesel engines, each delivering 750hp.
WCI Chairman Issues Statement
Rick Calhoun, President of Cargo Carriers (Cargill) and Chairman of Waterways Council, Inc., released a statement today regarding the state of emergency on the Lower Mississippi River. “The inland waterways navigation system is the most important transportation asset in the United States and is vital to the economic well-being of this country,” Calhoun said.
IRS Acknowledges Liberian Registry
The Liberian Registry has accorded the status of Recognized Organization to the classification society IRS (Indian Register of Shipping), to act on behalf of vessels…