New Singapore Affiliate for IMarEST
World Tankers Management Pte Ltd (WTM) of Singapore has become the latest Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) Marine Affiliate. The…
Anti-Piracy Device Nets Interest
A British company which makes compressed air cannons has reported a surge in the interest for its new floating entanglement device which can stop pirate skiffs in their tracks. Cardiff based maritime security and survival experts, BCB International Ltd, have unveiled a new floating entanglement projectile which can be deployed from its British made compressed air launcher called the ‘Sea Stinger.’…
Totem Terminal Named in Memory of Robert Magee
Legendary maritime and Pierce County community leader, Robert P. Magee, was honored September 21, 2011 with the naming of Totem Ocean Trailer Express, Inc’s Tacoma terminal in his memory. The Robert P. Magee Terminal dedication ceremony at Port of Tacoma was attended by about 150 industry and community leaders, extended family members, TOTE customers and employees who gathered to pay tribute to a man many described as visionary.
Navy Bids Roughead Farewell, Greenert Takes Helm
With 38 years of service, Adm. Gary Roughead steps down from the position of Chief of Naval Operations during the change of command ceremony at the U.S. Naval Academy, Sept. 23.
This Day in Naval History – September 26
1781 - French fleet defeats British at Yorktown, VA 1910 - First recorded reference to provision for aviation in Navy Department organization 1918 - USCGC Tampa lost with 118 men, probably by German
New Navy Contract
AMSEC, L.L.C., Virginia Beach, Va. (N65540-11-D-0022); Delphinus Engineering, Eddystone, Pa. (N65540-11-D-0020); General Dynamics Information Technology, Fairfax, Va.
Star Bulk Two-Year Charter for Newbuild, Star Polaris
Star Bulk Carriers Corp. (NASDAQ: SBLK), announced that it has entered into a time charter contract with Louis Dreyfus Commodities Suisse SA for its second capesize newbuilding…
Ship Emissions & Efficiency Agenda, GL North American Meeting
The introduction of new emissions control areas (ECA) off the coastal waters of the US and Canada promise great changes for shipping in the region. regulations coloured…
Keel Laid for Fairstar Semi-Submersible Finesse
Fairstar Heavy Transport N.V. announces that the keel for the 50,000DWT semi-submersible vessel FINESSE was laid into the dry dock facility in Qidong, China where Guangzhou Shipbuilding International (GSI) in constructing both the FORTE and the FINESSE for Fairstar. Willem Out, Fairstar's Chief Operating Officer, commented from Qidong: "With the FORTE now floating at quayside, the FINESSE is now underway in the dry-dock.
India: Modern Ship Repair Facility in India
According to a report from The Hindu, Tamil Nadu will have the first and the most modern ship repair facility which will become operational in the next couple of months.
California: Crews Battle Benicia Dock Fire
According to a report from the Times-Herald, Benicia firefighters fought a dock fire for several hours Friday night and Saturday morning. A boat from Valero Refinery…
MISC Unperturbed by Downgrades
According to a report from The Star, Firm’s investment grade will enable it to raise funds despite being impacted by downturn. Moody's Investors Service has downgraded…
Confirmation Arrow Energy to Acquire Bow Energy
Australia’s Arrow Energy Holdings Pty Ltd confirmed that it has entered into a Scheme Implementation Agreement with coal seam gas company Bow Energy Ltd under which…