GAC Steers STS Pallada on Commemorative Voyage
Port-on-Demand took care of training tall ship at every port of call. Port-on-Demand (POD), the newest service package offered by the global GAC network, has handled the tall ship STS Pallada at every port of call of her voyage to mark the 270th anniversary of Russia’s first settlements in North America and the 50th anniversary of cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin’s first space flight. The impressive 358-foot Russian frigate…
Metal Trades Dept: Navy Won't Incentivize Closing Avondale
Metal Trades Department Praises Rep. Richmond, Sen. Landrieu and Avondale SOS Partners. Thanks to the work of Senator Mary Landrieu and Congressman Cedric Richmond and the Avondale SOS Coalition…
NETWAVE acquires RUTTER’s Voyage Data Recorder Division
NetWave Systems B.V. (“Netwave”) of the Netherlands acquired the Voyage Data Recorder (“VDR”) division of Rutter Inc., a public company from St. John’s (Canada) (“Rutter”).
Horizon Lines Names Rodriguez as Vice President
Horizon Lines has announced that Joe Rodriguez has been named Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Eastern Region, for the company's Horizon Lines, LLC operating subsidiary. Mr.
Response Underway for Sunken Landing Craft in West Seattle
Waterfront Construction, the owner of the 75’ vessel “Justin” that sank in the Puget Sound early this morning (14 October), has contracted with NRC Environmental…
Glosten Associates on Winning X‐Prize Team
On Tuesday, October 11, 2011 Team Elastec, a partnership of co‐inventors Elastec/American Marine and Glosten Associates, Inc., was awarded the $1 million first prize for winning the X‐Prize Foundation’s Wendy Schmidt Oil Cleanup Challenge with an ocean‐capable oil recovery system that shattered previous records for oil recovery rate and efficiency under controlled conditions. Glosten provided vessel engineering…
Seaway Workers Ratify Contract
The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) is pleased to announce that its unionized employees, members of the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) union, ratified a three-year labour agreement covering a period extending from April 1, 2011 to March 31, 2014. The agreement provides for annual wage increases of 2%. However, in the last two years of the contract, the agreement provides for either the negotiated 2% or 50% of the CPI rate, whichever is greater.
Inland Salvage Becomes a General Member of ASA
Inland Salvage Inc. (ISI) was recently voted in as a General Member of the American Salvage Association (ASA) during the 2011 National Maritime Salvage Conference and Exposition in Arlington, VA. Inland Salvage Inc.'s CEO, Mr. Eli Zatezalo stated; "It is a great honor to be voted in as a General Member of such an elite organization as the American Salvage Association. We have invested heavily in our salvage assets…
Coast Guard's Schedule of subchapter "M" Public Meetings
The U.S. Coast Guard has announced a series of public meetings to receive comments on a notice of proposed rulemaking entitled “Inspection of Towing Vessels” that was published in the Federal Register on August 11, 2011. As stated in that document, the regulations proposed in the NPRM would establish safety regulations governing the inspection, standards, and safety management systems of towing vessels.
Allen Marine's Groundbreaking Aluminum Floating Dry Dock
Allen Marine, Inc. has announced the construction of the world's first aluminum floating dry dock. This fully self-contained, eco-friendly unit represents a major breakthrough in boat-lifting equipment. The aluminum floating dry dock is the brainchild of CEO David Allen. The dry dock is 140 feet long, with 42 feet of space between the 26-foot tall wing walls. It is capable of lifting vessels of up to 1000 tons, at 5 LT/feet of keel block loading.