This Day in Navy History
1830 - The Naval Observatory, the first U.S. national observatory, was established in Washington, D.C., under the command of Lt. Louis Malesherbes. 1901 - The first…
First DDG Modernization Warship Departs on Deployment
The Aegis guided-missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) departed Naval Base San Diego Nov. 29, for an independent seven-month deployment to the 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR). The first ship to complete the DDG modernization (DDGMOD) midlife hull, mechanical, and electrical upgrade, John Paul Jones is a hallmark of both the platform and a successful maintenance program. The DDGMOD upgrade consisted of extensive changes through every compartment of the ship.
Iraqi Navy Ship Repair Facility Opens
VSE Corporation's GLOBAL Division teamed with the U.S. Naval Sea Systems command December 1 at a ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate the official opening of the…
Newport News Shipbuilding Promotes Safety ... Through Music
Huntington Ingalls Industries said that its Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division released a shipyard safety music video featuring a song written by one of its shipbuilders.
Report: Malaysia to Boost Shipbuilding
Malaysia plans to boost its shipbuilding and repair industry through regulatory intervention and incentive packages for investment and human capital development,Bloomberg is reporting.
BASS Wins Hapag-Lloyd Business
BASS Software Ltd, a leading provider of maritime software solutions, has added a top ranking customer to its expanding customer base with the German shipping giant…
HATLAPA adds Filters to its Product Range
Hatlapa, the OEM known for deck machinery, steering gear, compressors and flexible fleet support, has added another product range to its spare parts business. HATLAPA FILTRATION TECHNOLOGY LTD has been established as a new subsidiary business within the HATLAPA group. Based in Limassol, Cyprus the company will supply coalescers and components for oily-water separators, lube oil and fuel filtration for various brands.
AVEVA World Summit Attracts Industry Leaders
AVEVA (LSE:AVV), a leader in engineering design and information management solutions for the plant, power and marine industries, announced the successful conclusion of its AVEVA World Summits. Organised for AVEVA customers and partners, the three regional Summits were held through October and November in Copenhagen, Rio de Janeiro and Singapore. The theme for the 2011 Summits and other AVEVA World events for the next year is “Joined up thinking”.
EBDG Becomes Employee-Owned Firm
Elliott Bay Design Group LLC (EBDG) announced that its management and employees have purchased the firm from its parent company, American Commercial Lines (ACL).
U.S. Shipyards Fight to Return Icebreakers to Service
The Polar Sea heavy icebreaker that the U.S. Coast Guard plans to mothball is in excellent condition and could be returned to active service in two years, giving the government a decade or more to search for longer-term solutions, a representative of America’s shipyards told Congress last week. The United States currently has no active heavy icebreakers and only one medium vessel to protect rapidly intensifying national security and economic interests in the Arctic and Antarctic.
BAE Systems Wins Navy Contract
BAE Systems Mayport, L.L.C., Jacksonville, Fla., is being awarded a $13,456,971 firm-fixed-price contract for repair work aboard the USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58).