Foss Tows Drilling Rig to AK Winter Harbor
Jackup drilling rig successfully navigated through Cook Inlet. Foss Maritime Co. tugs Justine Foss and Jeffrey Foss have completed a successful tow of a jackup drilling rig to its winter harbor in Port Graham, Alaska. The Spartan 151 jackup drilling rig was moved from its drill site at Nikiski, in the Cook Inlet, which becomes choked with ice during the winter. Gary Faber, president and COO of Foss Maritime…
USMMA Cadets Win Crowley Awards
Crowley Awards Three United States Merchant Marine Academy Cadets with Scholarships at the Connie Awards Luncheon. Continuing in its tradition of supporting academic excellence, Crowley Maritime Corporation awarded Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarships to three deserving cadets from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) at Kings Point, N.Y., during Monday's Containerization and Intermodal Institute (Connie Awards) luncheon in Newark, N.J.
IYC Names Yacht Management Director
International Yacht Collection (IYC) is pleased to announce that, effective immediately, Captain Andre Peens takes on the critical role of Director of Yacht Management. His extensive experience includes piloting and managing some of the most recognizable superyachts in the world for both private use and charter: 286’ Oceanco, Seven Seas; 280’ Royal Denship Princess Mariana; 245’ Blohm+Voss, Katana; 165’ Feadship, Iroquois; and, the 145’ Heesen, Artful Dodger.
Alion Nets $4.6M Navy Contract
Alion Awarded Navy Contract Valued at $4.6M to Analyze Naval Submarine and Surface Ship Survivability and Underwater Explosions Response. Technology Solutions Firm…
New Horizon Splashes at Trinity Yachts
Largest American Built Superyacht to Launch in 2011. Trinity Yachts is pleased to announce that its largest custom superyacht to date—and the largest American built yacht in 2011—the 242’ (73.8m) six-deck, full displacement steel hull, New Horizon, launched in mid November 2011. The epitome of the design, naval architecture and engineering that Trinity Yachts incorporates in each meticulously custom superyacht built, New Horizon caps a remarkable year for the U.S. builder.
Aker Solutions Maintains Growth Ambition
Aker Solutions will today announce at the company's capital markets day that it is maintaining its ambition of 9-15 percent annual revenue growth for the period 2011-15 due to a favourable market outlook for the oil services industry. The company also maintains its ambitions of 3-4 percentage points EBITDA margin improvement by 2015. The target for organic revenue growth is 6-10 percent per annum.
AVEVA and FARO Ink Agreement
Agreement to provide customers with a complete 3D capture and engineering design solution. AVEVA, an engineering design and information management solutions for the plant, power and marine industries, and FARO, a leader in high precision laser scanning and 3D Documentation Technology, announced today that they have signed an Interoperability Agreement. Under the terms of this agreement AVEVA and FARO…
ClassNK Approves Furuno ECDIS Training
ClassNK issues type Specific Training Course Approval for ECDIS Certification to FURUNO INS Training Center Denmark. ClassNK issued Type Specific Training Course approval on 2 December 2011 for an ECDIS (Electronic Chart Display and Information System) Training Course offered by FURUNO INS Training Center Denmark. This approval, the first issued by ClassNK in Europe, certifies that the course offered…
EU Shipbuilding Aid: New Rules Unveiled
The European Union unveiled new rules for assessing aid to the bloc's shipbuilding sector on Wednesday, hailing the reform as intended to help foster innovation…
Report: IHC Eyes Asia for Acquisitions
According to a Reuters report, IHC Merwede is hoping to announce the acquisition of several Asian shipyards next quarter as it sticks to an plan to expand internationally…
Nova Scotia Economic Growth Buoyed by Historic Contract
Economic growth in Nova Scotia, currently running at 1.6 percent for 2011, looks promising over the next two years, according to the Provincial Monitor report released today by BMO Economics.
Iran Tanker Company to Add 21 Tankers
The managing director of the National Iranian Tanker Company announced that 21 new tankers will be added to the national fleet by the end of 2013, reaching the country’s…
China Yard Wins Order for 10 + 10 Tankers
China Rongsheng Heavy Industries Group Holdings Ltd, the country's largest non-state-owned shipbuilder, reportedly received orders for 10 Suezmax tankers, with an option for another 10…
Dresser-Rand to Acquire Synchrony
Dresser-Rand Group Inc. (NYSE: DRC) signed a definitive agreement to acquire Synchrony, Inc. The transaction is expected to close in January 2012. Synchrony is a…
Arctech Helsinki Shipyard Wins Contract
Arctech Helsinki Shipyard has been awarded a contract to build a multipurpose emergency and rescue vessel for Russian Ministry of Transport. The contract has been awarded together with Shipyard Yantar JSC. The value of the order is about EUR 76 million. The project will start immediately and the vessel will be delivered to the customer in December 2013. The hull of the vessel will be built by Shipyard Yantar…
Wanted: Descendents of the Heroes
Bollinger will honor the namesakes for the fourteen (14) USCG Fast Response Cutters (FRC) currently under contract, by hosting a fleet dedication in March 2012. Bollinger is looking for descendants and will host one or two representatives from each of the families. Bernard C. Robert J. Charles Walter David Jr. Bollinger has been able to contact the families of Bernie Webber, William Flores, and Richard Dixon, but need help locating the others.
Aker Solutions Maintains Bullish Outlook
Aker Solutions announced at the company's capital markets day that it is maintaining its ambition of 9-15 percent annual revenue growth for the period 2011-15 due…
Hausman Named President, COO of Delta Rigging & Tools
Delta Rigging & Tools, Inc. (www.deltarigging.com), one of the largest providers of lifting and rigging products and related services in the United States, said…
Bilge Sentry System Keeps Bilges Dry
Even the bilges of the most well-made vessels usually collect water or other fluids, resulting in foul odors, accelerated corrosion and an unsightly mess. The newest product from Delta "T" Systems leaves those problems in the past. Keeping an eye below deck, the new Arid Bilge Sentry ensures boats stay dry below deck. From a single control box, this system performs two key functions. First, its keeps all bilge compartments bone dry.
On This Day in Naval History - December 8th
From the Navy News Service. 1933 - The Secretary of the Navy establishes the Fleet Marine Force, integrating a ready-to-deploy Marine force with their own aircraft into fleet organization.