JRC Delivers 15,000th Tornado Radar
Japan Radio Co., Ltd. (JRC) delivered its 15,000th Tornado radar from the Mitaka factory in Tokyo, Japan. Found in the JMA-5200 through to the JMA-9100 series, this new capability allowed the radars to perform the complex tasks associated with the company’s other in-house developed technologies, Constaview and Target Enhancement Function (TEF). JRC’s Constaview allows full processing of data within milliseconds, generating a smooth and continuous (radar) image rotation.
This Day in Navy History
1913 - Navy tests Sperry gyroscopic stabilizer (automatic pilot). 1929 - Near New London, Conn., 26 officers and men test Momsen lung to exit submerged USS S-4.
New Fleet Fuel Monitoring Tool from Krill
Krill Systems offers a new management tool, the Vessel Operations Center (VOC), that allows Fleet Managers to monitor entire fleet fuel usage and receive synchronized…
SeaArk Marine: Temporarily Discontinues Accepting New Orders
Military and industrial aluminum boat manufacturer SeaArk Marine, Inc. of Monticello, Arkansas said it will temporarily suspend acceptance of new boat orders until further notice. Due to very sporadic and extremely low (new construction) sales figures for nearly 24 straight months, the company announced that it would begin an overhead reduction plan in an attempt to “ride out” the effects of the current…
Alaris Helps USCG "Go Green"
Alaris Companies (Alaris) is helping the U.S. Coast Guard to decrease energy use and greenhouse gas emissions with its fleet energy management program. Working under a previously announced Michael Baker Jr., Inc (Baker) Department of Homeland Security - Coast Guard contract for Architect / Engineering Services, engineers from Alaris completed an assessment and report for the 110-ft Patrol Boat (WPB) and 225-ft Seagoing Buoy Tender (WLB) class of cutters.
Dragon (Type 45 Destroyer) Comes Home
Dragon, the fourth Type 45 anti-air warfare destroyer built by BAE Systems for the Royal Navy, has set sail from the Clyde for the final time this week. Dragon set off from the company’s Scotstoun yard this morning, with a combined BAE Systems and Royal Navy crew, as she embarked on the journey to her new home port of Portsmouth. The vessel will be formally handed over to the Royal Navy at a ceremony on Wednesday 31 August.
USGS’s R/V Kaho & R/V Muskie Dedicated
Two 17-knot high-speed research vessels for the U.S. Geological Survey are scheduled to be dedicated at Great Lakes Shipyard, Cleveland, Ohio, on Wednesday, August 31, 2011. R/V KAHO and R/V MUSKIE will replace two of the USGS’s oldest research vessels by the same names that are currently operating on Lake Ontario and Lake Erie, respectively. The USCG’s five-vessel fleet supports missions that collect and analyze oceanographic and fisheries information. The U.S. Department of Interior’s U.S.
Ingalls Starts Fabrication on USCG Cutter
Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. (NYSE:HII) said that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division celebrated the "start of fabrication" of the U.S. Coast Guard's fourth National Security Cutter, Hamilton (WMSL 753). The shipbuilding milestone signifies that 100 tons of steel have been cut and fabricated utilizing a robotic plasma arc cutting machine at Ingalls' steel fabrication complex. Ingalls received the $480 million contract to build Hamilton in November 2010.
WWII Mine Disposed of at Site of World’s Largest Offshore Windfarm
Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) specialist Ramora UK (www.ramorauk.com) reports that it has safely disposed of an unexploded World War II mine onsite at one of the world’s largest offshore windfarm. The four-man Ramora UK team used a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) to place a countermining charge next to the 1,500lb (680kg) mine which had been assessed as high-risk due to damage previously sustained to it.
BOEMRE Holds Technical Permitting Workshop
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) Director Michael R. Bromwich today announced that the bureau has developed and implemented…
Containership Orders Increase
Containership orders are increasing at a dramatic rate, analysis from Braemar’s Seascope’s research division has revealed. Figures show that since the beginning of this year 52 containerships of 10…
SBS Worldwide Battles Hurricane to Maintain Supply Chains
Logistics company SBS Worldwide worked tirelessly through the weekend to maintain its clients’ supply chains as the devastating hurricane Irene battered the US north east. Early on Monday morning, SBS Worldwide’s New Jersey office was “open for business as usual”, after airports and seaports were closed and road infrastructure was reduced to a honeycomb of flowing water, trees and mud as Irene hit the US east coast over the weekend.
Pirate Activity in the Red Sea/Eritrea Area
Further to our previous media releases detailing a potential new trend in pirate tactics in an area of the Red Sea off Eritrea (see Figure 1), Neptune Maritime Security has had the opportunity to examine the available data through our Intelligence Bank, including material supplied by intelligence sources, and presents the following report to interested parties. In July, pirate activity off Eritrea was limited to small numbers of pirates mounting similarly small-scale attacks on shipping.
Berggren Joins Grundfos
Grundfos has hired Jon Berggren as a new Business Development Manager to further strengthen the global pump manufacturer’s marine sector. Berggren holds degrees in mechanical engineering and marketing. He has 14 years of international experience in the maritime industry. Most recently, he was Marketing Manager of Commercial Marine at Colfax Corporation, where he was also Sales Director of IMO AB, one of the company’s brands. He has also held various positions with Alfa Laval, among other jobs.
Ingersoll Rand launches Vortex VT22 Turbine Grinder
Ingersoll Rand has announced the new Vortex VT22 turbine grinder. The Vortex VT22 turbine grinder features a 3HP turbine motor, making it the most powerful 5” air…
Larson Electronics' Magnalight.com Adds Explosion Proof LED Light
Larson Electronics' Magnalight.com Announces Addition of Explosion Proof LED Manhole Entryway Light. Magnalight.com announced today the release of an innovative manhole mounted light fixture to its explosion proof lighting inventory. The Magnalight MMLP-1MLED Temporary Manhole Mount Light Fixture is approved for use in enclosed spaces and produces 10,000 lumens of light in a wide flood pattern, making it ideal for illuminating large areas.
Donjon Marine Refloats Sunken Barge 2001 on Kill Van Kull
In early August, the fully loaded hopper barge 2001 sank in approximately 25 feet of water while transiting the Kill Van Kull, a waterway that connects Newark Bay to New York Harbor. The barge was loaded with approximately 1,500 tons of shredded steel, as reported by owners. Donjon removed the cargo, rigged the barge for lift, and later refloated it and returned it to its owners. The barge had a light ship displacement of more than 500 tons.
Kadey-Krogen 52’ Hull Scheduled for Debut
Kadey-Krogen 52’ Hull Number One Scheduled for World Debut in Seattle Boats Afloat Show, Sept. 14-18. Hull number one of the new Krogen 52’ departed Asia Harbor Yacht Builders in Kaohsiung, Taiwan on August 22 and is set to make its international debut in the Seattle Boats Afloat Show on Lake Union from September 14-18. The premiere comes just 18 months after the announcement of the new model. Testimony to the Kadey-Krogen tagline “At Home on Any Sea…
Nordic American Tankers Ltd. Reachs Out to Shareholders
Nordic American Tankers Ltd. Letter to Shareholders From the Chairman and CEO - NAT Is Different. It is time to update you on recent developments in the Company and our industry. As we have stated before, it is at times of difficulty for the industry that NAT in particular improves its position relative to its peers. We believe that important factors differentiate NAT from other tanker companies. A professional management and board with wide experiences and complementary skill sets…
Survival Craft Inspectorate wins Shell contract
Safety specialist Survival Craft Inspectorate wins multimillion-pound Shell contract. Aberdeen-based marine safety specialist Survival Craft Inspectorate has secured…