Bollinger Issues Statement on Fast Response Cutters (FRC) Award
“The Bollinger organization is very pleased that the U. S. Coast Guard has awarded four additional Fast Response Cutters (FRC) to our on-going contract. This follow-on award will result in an extension of our backlog for several years, and provide jobs for over 500 Bollinger employees. This award reflects the Coast Guard’s continued confidence in the quality products delivered by the Bollinger team, including our workforce and team of suppliers and contractors.
Contract Option Awarded for Four More Fast Response Cutters
Fast Response Cutter under construction. The Coast Guard awarded a $179.7 million contract option to Bollinger Shipyards of Lockport, La., September 22 for the production of four more Sentinel-class Fast Response Cutters (FRCs). This option award brings the total number of FRCs under contract with Bollinger to twelve, with a current contract value of $597 million. The current FRC contract contains options for up to 34 cutters and is worth up to $1.5 billion if all options are exercised.
Emergency Shutdown System Gives Peace of Mind
In the event of an engine room fire, once the fire suppression system is engaged it's critical that engines, generators and fans are shut down quickly. This both minimizes damage to equipment and helps contain the extinguishing agent within the compartment it's protecting. The ESRS Engine Shutdown System from Sea-Fire automates this procedure using microprocessor technology, in a simple plug and play design.
Wärtsilä Tests New Two-Stroke Dual-Fuel Gas Engine
Wärtsilä has tested its new low-speed gas engine technology in trials conducted at the company's facilities in Trieste, Italy. The tests were carried out on September…
Klüber Debuts Specialty Lubricant
Klüber Lubrication introduces Klübersynth MR 96-31, a special dynamically light grease, utilizing a polyalkylene glycol base oil and a unique mix of solid substances.
Navy Conducts DDG 1000 Round Testing
The long range land attack projectile (LRLAP), designed for the DDG 1000 Advanced Gun System, successfully completed two live-fire tests at the White SandsMissile Range in New Mexico, the Navy announced Sept. 22. The mission, conducted Aug. 30, was the first live-fire test to successfully demonstrate LRLAP effectiveness against targets. LRLAP is a 155 millimeter rocket-assisted guided projectile designed…
Tidewater Projects Lower than Expected Revenues
Tidewater Inc. (NYSE: TDW) said that fiscal second quarter financial results for the three months ending September 30, 2011, are currently expected to reflect vessel…
ONR: Back to School for Science Education
Enlisting the aid of experts from the Office of Naval Research (ONR), a Maryland-based nonprofit rolled out a series of educational science competitions for area middle and high school students Sept.
Shipbuilders Lead Asian Market Decline
Seoul shares finished down 5.7 percent on Friday, their biggest daily percentage loss in five weeks, with foreign investors taking flight as concerns about global economic stagnation deepened…
Richard Steinke Receives 2011 Connie Award
More than 200 turn out to for Port of Long Beach Executive Director Honored by the Containerization & Intermodal Institute. The Connie Award was presented by the Containerization and Intermodal Institute (CII) to Richard D. Steinke, who will retire this month as executive director of the Port of Long Beach. Mr. Steinke was honored for his leadership role in developing the Port into one of the world's largest container harbors.
UK P&I Club: Concerns about ECDIS
The UK P&I Club recently completed a series of three short articles which provide a user friendly guide to the mystery surrounding electronic chart display and information systems (ECDIS). These have now been consolidated into a 16-page booklet "ECDIS - Navigational and claims issues" that is available in hard copy from the Club or as a .pdf file from the club's website. While the booklet is not really intended for navigators…
DryShips: Details of Partial Spin Off of Ocean Rig UDW
DryShips Inc. (NASDAQ: DRYS), a global provider of marine transportation services for drybulk and petroleum cargoes and off-shore contract drilling oil services, today announced the details of the partial spin off of Ocean Rig UDW Inc. Based on 408,394,836 common shares outstanding as of the record date of September 21, 2011, DryShips will distribute 2,967,359 common shares of Ocean Rig UDW on a pro rata basis…
This Day in Navy History - September 23-25
1779 - Captain John Paul Jones in Continental Navy frigate Bonhomme Richard captures HMS Serapis. 1931 - LT Alfred Pride pilots Navy's first rotary wing aircraft…
LVDT Linear Position Sensors Perform in Hostile Environments
LVDT Linear Position Sensors Available in Different Housings to Perform in Hostile Chemical, Radiation and Seawater Environments. Macro Sensors (www.macrosensors.com) offers its AC-operated LVDTs in different material housings to perform in varying operating environments including those with high and low temperature extremes, radiation exposure, seawater and vacuum pressure conditions. Standard configurations…
Confidence Dips as Uncertainty Fuels Overtonnaging Fears
Overall confidence levels in the shipping industry fell to their lowest level for three and a half years in the three months ended August 2011, according to the…
VSTEP Introduces NAUTIS Port Security Software
Virtual Training and Simulator developer VSTEP will be demonstrating its new NAUTIS Port Security Awareness simulation software during the Small Vessel Threats Security Conference from 28-29 September in San Francisco. VSTEP is one of the main conference sponsors and will be present at its conference boot to demonstrate its innovative Security Awareness solutions. During the Conference, VSTEP will…
GMDSS Task Force Meeting - 28 September 2011
The U.S. Coast Guard's GMDSS Task Force will meet Wednesday, 28 September 2011, 9:00 am at the Sanibel Harbor Resort; Fort Myers, Florida, in connection with National Marine Electronics Association Annual Conference. Meeting document archive: http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName=gmdssTFMeetingSummary / See panel on the left side of the Web page for more links.
e7 is Best New Boating Product at Newport
Raymarine’s new e7 Multifunction Display is judged the best in a competitive field of 32 boating products. Raymarine announced that its all new e7 multifunction display was selected as the “Best New Boating Product” at the 2011 Newport International Boat Show. “Raymarine is honored to win this prestigious award,” said Jim Hands, Director of Marketing for Raymarine. “The entire global Raymarine and…
Setcom Completes Acquisition of Piratecom
Purchase unites two leading manufacturers of public safety communications systems. Setcom Corporation, the premiere manufacturer of intercom systems and headsets…
Furuno Releases New Autopilot
Several years ago, Furuno introduced their NavPilot 500 Autopilot series, which brought an advanced, self-learning and adaptive Autopilot to market. That Autopilot enjoyed years of success and now Furuno is following it up with the all-new NavPilot 700 series, which includes a host of new, groundbreaking and extremely beneficial features. On the surface, the NavPilot 700 series flaunts a refreshed look, providing it a family look with Furuno’s popular NavNet 3D, GP33, RD33 and FI50 instruments.