Ecospeed for Container Vessels in Dubai
Within a couple of weeks two container vessels had their rudders coated with Ecospeed in the same shipyard in Dubai. Earlier several other vessels of the same owner were also given the same treatment.
PD Ports Reaches Major Milestone at Teesport
PD Ports has announced it has reached another major milestone at Teesport – handling its 150,000 container through its container terminals for the first time in history within a calendar year. Frans Calje, PD Ports MD Unitised, said: “To have reached this record number from a steady throughput of around 80,000 containers only some two and a half years ago is a testimony to the success of our portcentric logistics strategy and the hard work that went into making it a success.
Harbor Guard Boats Delivers Defender 2628
Medina International Holdings, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: MIHI), through its wholly owned subsidiary Harbor Guard Boats, Inc., has completed the sale of a Defender…
Inside Look at the USCG Response to the Golden Sea
Fierce Arctic winds and towering 30-foot seas assaulted a 738-foot freighter with 20 crewmembers aboard finding themselves helplessly adrift with limited engine power in the midst of an ice-cold storm 70 miles north of Adak. Trouble loomed on the horizon as they were drifting toward land carrying more than 132,277 pounds of rape seed used to make canola oil, 450,000 gallons of fuel oil and 11,700 gallons of diesel fuel with the only help more than 400 miles away.
Seanergy Maritime, Shareholders Special Meeting
Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:SHIP; SHIP.W) announced the results of the special meeting of its shareholders held on January 4, 2011 at the company’s executive offices.
LIG Marine Managers 2011 CMIP Seminars
LIG Marine Managers’ sister company, LIG Educational & Consulting Services, in conjunction with the International Institute for Marine Insurance Studies, announced…
TBS International Expands Fleet to 50 Vessels
TBS International plc (NASDAQ: TBSI) has taken delivery of the newly-constructed vessel M/V Omaha Belle from China Communications Construction Company Ltd./ Nantong Yahua Shipbuilding Group Co., Ltd.
OnSSI Adds New Region Managers
OnSSI, manufacturer of open-platform network video management software in the Americas, announced three new positions on the OnSSI sales team. Joining the company…
Fiber Ropes Group Formed by IMCA
As marine contractors working in the offshore oil and gas industry contend with ever-deeper waters, lifting operations have become ever more complex and vital. Deepwater…
This Day in U.S. Coast Guard History – January 6
1934- The United States Line SS Washington came within inches of ramming the new Light Vessel No. 117 on the Nantucket Station. The liner scraped the lightship’s side…
This Day in U.S. Naval History – January 6
1967- Operation Deckhouse V begins in Mekong Delta, Vietnam. 1996 - USS Hopper, named for RADM Grace Hopper, commissioned.
Wilhelmsen Ships Service acquires Nalfleet
Wilhelmsen Ships Service has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Nalfleet, the marine division of Nalco, the world's largest sustainability services company.
U.S. Navy Photo: USS Bainbridge
NORFOLK (Jan. 4, 2011) Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Bainbridge (DDG 96) man the rails prior to departing Naval Station Norfolk for a scheduled deployment. Bainbridge is deploying to the Mediterranean Sea to conduct joint operations as part of NATO operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Tamekia Perdue/Released)
Recovery Plan for Sunken Drydock in Guam
Guam Shipyard has finalized plans to recover the floating dry dock Machinist, or Big Blue, which took on water and became partially submerged Jan. 3. The Coast Guard…
USFF Relieves USS Enterprise Commanding Officer
Adm. John C. Harvey Jr., Commander, United States Fleet Forces Command (USFFC), has permanently relieved Capt. Owen Honors of his duties as commanding officer of…
Two Jensen-Designed Tugboats Commissioned
Two Jensen Maritime-designed tugboats, the Elizabeth B and Beverly B, were commissioned into the E.N. Bisso & Son Inc. fleet during last month's WorkBoat show in New Orleans. The tugboats, which measure 96 ft in length and 34 ft in beam, are the fifth and sixth hulls of this class of tugs to enter service with Bisso. These Rolls-Royce US205MK2 Z-drive tugs are powered by twin Caterpillar 3516-C Series II main engines that produce a total of 4…
Disney Adds Big New Cruise Liner
According to a report from Reuters, Walt Disney Co. rolled out a new 4,000-passenger cruise liner on Jan. 4, joining other cruise operators in adding bigger and…
Houston Ship Channel Closed By Beef Fat Spill
According to a report from Dow Jones Newswires, the northern end of the Houston Ship Channel was closed Jan. 4 after some 15,000 gallons of beef fat spilled into…
Steamship Beached for 51 Years Blown Over
According to a report from The Beacon, the S.S. Ahern Trader which has been beached upright in Frederickton, Newfoundland and Labrador since 1960 was toppled over by a storm on Dec. 21.
Phosphate Freighter Gets Unstuck in Tampa Bay
According to a report from the St. Petersburg Times, A 575-ft ship filled with fertilizer was stuck all day Jan. 3 in Hillsborough Bay was freed early the next day…