2011 Admiral of the Ocean Sea (AOTOS) Awards
James Henry, General Duncan McNabb and Robert Somerville Receive 2011 Admiral of the Ocean Sea (AOTOS) Awards. United Seamen's Service 42nd award dinner held in N.Y. on October 28, 2011.
Danaos Adds Containership
Danaos Corporation Adds One More 8,530 TEU Containership to its Fleet. Danaos Corporation, an international owner of containerships, announced that on October 26…
This Day in Naval History - Nov. 01
1841 - "Mosquito Fleet" commanded by Lieutenant Commander J. T. McLaughlin, USN, carries 750 Sailors and Marines into the Everglades to fight the Seminole Indians. 1941 - President Franklin D.
WSF: Construction to Start on 144-car Ferry
State invests in expanding ferry fleet, but funding unavailable for more vessels. Construction will begin early next year on a new 144-car ferry. The Ferries Division of the Washington State Department of Transportation today signed a contract change order with Vigor Industrial and its US Fab shipbuilding division to begin construction. “This has been a momentous week for Washington state and our ferry system,” said Gov. Chris Gregoire.
Harrington Hoists Launches New Wire Hoist Line
Harrington Hoists, Inc. has launched a new line of Electric Wire Rope Hoists, the RHN Series. These hoists are offered in two configurations. The Deck / Base Mounted hoist in 2 – 20 metric tons and Ultra-Low Headroom trolley hoist in 2 – 15 metric tons. Both versions are dual speed. The Deck / Base Mounted hoist features a compact, modular design that is perfect for stationary applications or combined with a double girder trolley for double girder crane systems.
Viking Aids Food Victims in Thailand
VIKING Life-Saving Equipment, a manufacturer of safety equipment, is providing aid to residents in Thailand. The country is in the middle of the worst flooding in more than 50 years that has killed over 300 persons, displaced another 100,000 and caused widespread damage to homes and infrastructure. “We are of course deeply touched by the situation and we naturally feel an obligation to provide assistance to a community that has given VIKING so much”…
ToolVest Eliminates Bulky Tool Belts
ToolVest eliminates bulky tool belts, Keeps Workers Safe. Introducing the new ToolVest. Flourescent panels work like safety vest keeping workers viable.
Safe Ships, Safer Seas 2011: Kelvin Hughes’ Piracy Seminar
Safe Ships, Safer Seas 2011: Kelvin Hughes’ Athens seminar tackles piracy issues head-on. Thursday 20 October 2011 saw world-leading navigational systems provider Kelvin Hughes present the first in its series of ‘Safe Ships, Safer Seas’ seminars to an audience in Athens consisting of 100 Greek ship owners, operators and senior executives. Held at the Apollon Divani Spa Hotel, Vouliagmeni, the event went ahead despite national strike action across Greece and was well attended…
Safebridge Training Schemes Receives State Recognition
Safebridge’s Online E-Learning and Simulation Training Receives State Recognition. Safebridge GmbH, the Hamburg-based E-learning specialist in maritime ECDIS training, having established its innovative online simulation technology for type-specific ECDIS training, today announced that it has been awarded state funding by the Hamburg Authority for Management, Commerce and Innovation (BWVI). The award…
UMC International and MPR to Cooperate on Repairs
Worldwide underwater ship maintenance specialists UMC International and Dutch based marine propeller repair specialists Maritime Propeller Repairs (MPR) have signed…
NMRA Officers Elected
The National Marine Representatives Association (NMRA) has elected its 2011-2012 officers and board members. One new officer and three new board members are joining the association's leadership group. Chris Kelly of Waters & David Co., New Orleans, Louisiana, is now president. Kathy Munzinger of Munzinger & Co., Springfield, Missouri, has been elected vice president and Ken Smaga of ComMar Sales LLC, Land O' Lakes, Florida, is now treasurer.
Transocean in U.S. Federal Court on BP Obligations
Transocean Files Motion for Summary Judgment in U.S. Transocean Offshore Deepwater Drilling Inc. (TODDI), a subsidiary of Transocean Ltd., today filed a motion for…
Aker Solutions Acquires Well Technology Business
Aker Solutions has signed an agreement to acquire the well intervention technology business from X3M (pronounced "Extreme") International. The acquisition will grow Aker Solutions' well intervention technology and service portfolio worldwide as well as increase the company's presence in the important Middle East market. X3M is an international niche provider of down-hole intervention service tools and technology products.
HB Rentals secures major North Sea contract
Global offshore accommodation specialist HB Rentals has been awarded a contract worth approximately half a million pounds to supply two salvage barges with offshore accommodation and accessories in the North Sea. HB Rentals will provide a salvage vessel with a full rental package including eight 3ft x 11ft A60 servery/mess units, a 32ft x 11ft A60 recreation room, 32ft x 11ft and 20ft x 8ft laundry rooms and a 20ft x 8ft A60 Zone II four man office unit.
Brunswick Unveils Aluminum High-Speed Patrol Boat
New Aluminum High-Speed Patrol Boat from Brunswick Commercial and Government Products. Brunswick Commercial and Government Products (BCGP) has been hard at work on the design of the new Sentry line of high-speed aluminum patrol craft. The inaugural model, the 32-foot Sentry, will make its debut at the International Workboat Show in New Orleans, Nov. 30-Dec. 2. Demos on the 32-foot Sentry will be available to agencies beginning in January 2012.
ROMAR International Secures Shell UK Contract
Aberdeenshire-based oilfield service company ROMAR International has announced a contract award with Shell UK. The scope of work involves ROMAR providing swarf handling equipment and personnel to recover metal cuttings during the plugging and abandonment of six wells for the UK oil major. The ROMAR specialist equipment removes metal contaminants from all forms of drilling fluids. ROMAR is currently…
Kawasaki Celebrates Century in Power
Japanese licensee marks milestone in diesel engine manufacture Kawasaki Heavy Industry (KHI) has celebrated the 100th anniversary of its engine-manufacturing license with MAN Diesel & Turbo.
CargoWise Sees Strong Growth in 2012
Global Client Base Increases Ahead of Expectations. CargoWise, a global leader in logistics technology solutions, reports a significant uptick in new customers - well ahead of expectations.
Cummings Supports Coast Guard’s Educational Partnership
Congressman Elijah E. Cummings, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and former Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, will join Coast Guard senior leaders and the President of Morgan State University, Dr. David Wilson, on Tuesday, November 1st, aboard the newly delivered Coast Guard National Security Cutter STRATTON to sign…
50 Ton Heavylift Hovercraft Ready for Charter
First such vessel built in Singapore. Hovertrans Solutions Pte. Ltd. (Hovertrans Solutions) announced today that it has successfully completed the construction of a modular heavy lift hovercraft, the first of its kind to be built in Singapore. The hovercraft, commonly referred to as a hoverbarge, is now ready for charter. It is ideal for industries such as oil and gas, heavy logistics industries as well as for civil engineering work in otherwise inaccessible or environmentally sensitive terrain.