M/V's SIGNET STARS & STRIPES and SIGNET CONSTELLATION Christened
Vessels Christened at Trinity Shipyard amid Fanfare Befitting the Occasion, Attended by a Host of Dignitaries and Featuring a Luncheon to Celebrate the Event. Trinity Offshore, LLC and Signet Maritime Corporation christened M/V SIGNET STARS & STRIPES and M/V SIGNET CONSTELLATION yesterday at the Trinity Shipyard in Gulfport, Mississippi. This extraordinary affair included many of Signet Maritime’s and Trinity Offshore’s valued customers and employees in addition to many local…
Pole Star Unveils Fleet Management Functionality Tool
Pole Star Industry Zones assists regulatory compliance and improves risk management.Ship tracking specialist unveils new functionality to simplify compliance and…
VBR Celebrates Grand Opening of Broussard Facility
Variable Bore Rams, Inc. (VBR), one of the largest original equipment manufacturer (OEM) ram providers in the world, will celebrate the grand opening of their Broussard office with an open house from 2 -8 p.m. on Oct. 25. The open house will showcase the 26,654-square-foot shop and warehouse; 3,000-square-foot climate controlled elastomer storage room; and the 7,671-square-foot office where all administrative and operational duties will be performed.
Type Approval for Kongsberg's Bearing Wear Condition Monitor
No open-up inspections required following Type Approval. Kongsberg Maritime is pleased to announce that it has received system Type Approval for its Bearing Wear Condition Monitoring (BWCM) system. The Type Approval was received October 2011 and is according to Germanischer Lloyd’s (GL) ‘Guidelines for Machinery Condition Monitoring’, meaning it is now approved to avoid open-up inspections, thereby reducing engine downtime and maintenance costs significantly.
WETA Awarded Blue & Gold Fleet Five-Year Contract
Water Emergency Transportation Authority Awards Ferry Operating Contract to Blue & Gold Fleet. At its October 6 Board of Directors meeting, the San Francisco Bay…
Speakers for 8th Annual WCI Annual Meeting and Symposium Announced
Meeting takes place in Pittsburg, PA on October 19-21, 2011. Governor of Pennsylvania Tom Corbett; PNC Financial Services Group Chairman/CEO James Rohr; Rep. Mike Doyle; The Honorable James Oberstar; and among keynoters. A variety of distinguished speakers and panelists have been announced for the Eighth Annual Waterways Symposium and WCI Annual Meeting, sponsored by Waterways Council, Inc., Informa Economics and The Waterways Journal.
Airmar Unveils New Broadband Transducers
Company’s CHIRP Enabling Transducers Provide High Sensitivity and Bandwidth at an Affordable Price. AIRMAR Technology Corporation has announced the introduction…
Transocean: No Oil Leaking From Sunken Rig or Riser
A two-day underwater examination conducted by Transocean (NYSE: RIG) (SIX: RIGN) and the US Coast Guard (USCG) on October 4th and 5th confirmed that there are no…
ROV Deployed on WWII Era Wreck
Global Diving and Salvage Inc. has been contracted by the United States Coast Guard to determine if oil is present aboard the sunken ship S.S. Montebello, which…
Alion Awarded $169.7M Contract
Alion Science and Technology won a contract to support the Navy’s Amphibious Warfare Program Office in their efforts to satisfy both current and future Navy/Marine Corps needs for Amphibious Warfare.
AVEVA Releases AVEVA Engineering
AVEVA (LSE:AVV) has released AVEVA Engineering, a new product where the full definition of tagged engineering items (equipment, lines etc.) can be developed by multi…
Milestone in Panama Canal Expansion Reached
Panama Canal Completes Major Step in Expansion Program. In another important milestone of its Expansion Program, the Panama Canal Authority announced the completion of phase three of the dry excavation project in the construction of the Pacific Access Channel (PAC). The Pacific Access Channel will connect the third set of locks with the Culebra Cut and Gatun Lake. The third phase of the PAC – costing $36.6 million including design…
Resolve Removes Wreck from St. Lucia Shipping Lane
Resolve Salvage & Fire (Americas), Inc. Removes Container Vessel Wreck from Fort Vieux Shipping Lane, St. Lucia. Following an agreement between St.Lucia Air & Seaports Authority and RESOLVE Salvage & Fire (Americas), Inc., RESOLVE refloated the sunken container vessel ANGELN on September 14 and then scuttled the vessel at a deep water reefing site. The 435 ft loaded container ship sank in January 2010 at a depth of 110 feet in the shipping lane three miles outside Vieux Fort, St. Lucia.
World Maritime Day Observance in Tampa on 27 October
North American World Maritime Day Observance and US Coast Guard Missions Conference to feature Piracy, Stewardship, Safety and Security. Two day event draws maritime industry…
New Fireboat Delivered to MassPort
In October 2011, the new RAnger 2400 Class Fireboat, American United was delivered to the Massachusetts Port Authority by the builder A.F. Theriault & Son Ltd. The vessel, named in remembrance of September 11, 2001, was designed by Robert Allan Ltd. of Vancouver, B.C., who worked closely with the Owner to define the vessel's specific operational requirements. The American United will replace Massport's existing vessel Howard W. Fitzpatrick, built in 1971. Darren Hass, P.Eng.
USMMA Superintendent Departing Kings Point
RADM Greene to assume post at National Defense University. In a move that has yet to be officially posted, Department Of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has reassigned Rear Admiral Philip H. Greene to a position at the National Defense University. Yesterday, Greene resigned at about 1000 hours in a staff meeting at Kings Point. He had been Superintendent at the nation's only federal maritime academy for about a year.
Aker Solutions Wins Statoil Contract Extension
Statoil has exercised an option of a three year extension of the minor modifications frame agreement contract with Aker Solutions at the Mongstad refinery, located on Norway's west coast.
Technip Wins ExxonMobil Chemical Deal
Technip won a contract by ExxonMobil Chemical for a grassroots lubricant base stock facility to be built at ExxonMobil’s integrated refinery and chemical plant complex in Baytown, Texas.
This Day in Navy History
1776 - Revolutionaries fight the Battle of Valcour Island on Lake Champlain, N.Y. Although defeated, the American flotilla delayed the British advance and caused it to fall back into winter quarters.
STX Finland Wins N. Sea Contract
STX Finland Oy has signed a contract for the construction of two large offshore modules for the North Sea. The modules will be delivered from STX Finland´s Turku Shipyard at the end of year 2012.