This Day in Naval History - 31 January
1944 - A U.S. amphibious landing takes place on Kwajalein, Marshall Islands. 1961 - Lt. Cmdr. Samuel Lee Gravely Jr. becomes the first African-American to command a combat ship, USS Falgout (DER 324).
Gibbs Brothers Medal to Keane Jr.
Stevens alum Robert G. Keane Jr. (M. Eng. ’67) will receive the Gibbs Brothers Medal from the National Academy of Sciences, a nonprofit institution that recognizes achievement in science and provides science, technology and health policy advice to the federal government and other organizations. The Gibbs Brothers Medal is awarded every three years for outstanding contributions in the field of naval architecture and marine engineering.
SAUC-E Offers Student Teams Realistic Challenge
Students studying science, technology, robotics or engineering can put their knowledge and skills to the test at the Student Autonomous Underwater Challenge – Europe. Held since 2006, the SAUC-E competition challenges the next generation of engineers to design and build an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) capable of performing realistic missions. “The event is designed to encourage students to think…
Fugro Models Complex Sea Currents
3D sea current modelling is an important step forward in extending the boundaries of safety and efficiency in subsea operations. Fugro Subsea Services Limited is a manufacturer and operator of ROVs and provider of subsea engineering, construction support and inspection, maintenance and repair services. Its Robotic Technologies business line has announced the introduction of three-dimensional sea current profiles to its DeepWorks family of subsea simulators.
Boston Whaler Justices Support Counternarcotics Ops
The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command (USASMDC/ARSTRAT) has awarded a $36 million contract to Brunswick Commercial and Government Products (BCGP) to supply up to sixty 32-foot and 37-foot Boston Whaler Justice models. The boats will support U.S. Southern Command’s counternarcotics assistance program within Central America and the Caribbean to counter transnational organized criminal networks in Latin America.
Report: Daewoo Wins $560m VLCC Order
Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering reportedly received a $560 million contract to build four very large crude carriers (VLCC) and one product carrier for Kuwait Oil Tanker Co (KOTC)…
Successful North Sea Methanol Monitoring Trial
LUX Assure launches chemical monitoring product after successful field trial with North Sea Operator. LUX Assure, a company specialising in the development of chemical monitoring technologies for the oil and gas industry, has launched its first product to market following a number of successful field trials with North Sea oil majors. The Aberdeen-based firm is forecasting £100,000 of sales in 2012, with an expected accessible global market of over £1million per year.
GAC China Launches New Pollution Control Service
GAC China launched a new specialist service to help ship owners comply with stringent new anti-pollution regulations that come into force at the country’s ports on March 1, 2012.
CMA CGM Announces New Agreement
As part of this agreement with CSCL and UASC, CMA CGM announces the reorganization of its CIMEX 1 service on the Asia-Middle East market as from February 2. 2012.
Seaflex Bouyancy Shows Real Utility
Unique Maritime Group’s marine buoyancy solutions help stricken vessel and world’s largest windfarm; highlights the diverse uses for Seaflex buoyancy systems. Unique Maritime Group, one of the world’s leading integrated turnkey subsea and offshore solution providers, today announced two key projects, involving buoyancy systems provided by Seaflex Ltd. The London Array is an offshore wind farm under construction in the outer Thames Estuary in the United Kingdom.
Work Boats Exchange: New Hosted Commercial Marine Buyer's Event
Maritime Reporter will act as exclusive sponsoring publication for Work Boats Exchange at the Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale. Global Exchange Events, a rising star in the creation of industry-leading Hosted Buyer Events, is redefining commercial marine industry B2B events with the creation of Work Boats Exchange, which will be held April 9-12, 2012 at the Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale. “We see this as the perfect complement to trade shows,” said Rob Ingraham, CEO of Exchange Events.
NJ State Police Take Delivery of Moose Boat
Moose Boats delivers M1-44 Patrol Boat to NJ State Police. Moose Boats, an aluminum boat manufacturer, recently delivered a M1-44’ Catamaran to the New Jersey State Police in Point Pleasant, NJ. The M1-44’ is an all aluminum catamaran powered by twin 600hp Cummins diesel engines coupled to twin Hamilton 322 water-jets with Hamilton Blue Arrow Controls and a hydraulically driven fire fighting system with a remote control bow monitor rated for 750 GPM pumping.
Boston Whaler Introduces Cutting Edge Pilothouse
Boston Whaler debuts cutting-edge new 285 Conquest Pilothouse. With Boston Whaler’s landmark release of the 285 Conquest Pilothouse, the boatbuilder firmly establishes itself as an industry leader in boating innovation. state-of-the-art integrated windshield-hardtop system, aft bulkhead with door, and a fullyenclosed, weather-protected helm, the 285 Conquest Pilothouse offers unprecedented comfort and cover from the elements.
HB Rentals Completes GOM Project
HB Rentals Completes Seven Building Package in Green Canyon Area of Gulf of Mexico. Offshore accommodation specialist, HB Rentals, a Superior Energy Services company has completed a three-month project to install seven ABS/USCG building packages on a compliant tower in the Green Canyon Area of the Gulf of Mexico, announced Glenn Aguilar, HB Rentals Vice President – Corporate Sales and Marketing. The package consisted of three 12-man sleepers…
Orange, Consilium Launch Maritime e-Platform
Orange and Consilium Launch a Fully Electronic Platform for Maritime Navigation and Communications. Solution providers Orange Business Services and Consilium are…
Stabil Introduces New Drilling Tool
Stabil Drill, a Superior Energy Services company, has developed the Stabil Drill Ghost Reamer for application in horizontal shale drilling, announced COO Chris Russo. The Ghost Reamer, an eight-bladed Polycrystalline Diamond Compact (PDC) reamer, allows the wellbore to be cleaned and cleared either by back reaming on rigs that have top-drive or for rigs without top-drive, by pulling out to the top of the curve and then rotating forward until reaching total depth.
HMS Daring Sails with Thales Systems
The first of the Royal Navy's (RN’s) Type 45 destroyers, HMS Daring, has set sail on operational duty fitted with Thales UK's new fully digital radar electronic support measures (RESM) system. The platform, the first of the Daring class, has been fitted with new digital antennas supplied by Thales as part of the UAT MOD 2 update programme. In conjunction with the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD), Thales…
JRC Issues ECDIS 2012 Update
It is now one year since the IMO amendment to SOLAS came into force on 1st January 2011. JRC provides an update on their activities to date. The latest new IMO requirement has been a lot longer in the making than many others, with the first pioneering models designed as far back as 1995 when IMO adopted the initial ECDIS performance standard. Since then JRC has delivered nearly 5,000 IMO compliant ECDIS systems worldwide…
Collins Engineers Donates ROV to UW-Milwaukee
With the goal of enriching students’ educational experiences and enhancing the research capabilities of marine scientists on the Great Lakes, Collins Engineers, Inc. (Collins) has donated a Phantom-300 remotely operated vehicle (ROV) to the University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee School of Freshwater Science (SFS), located at the Great Lakes WATER Institute. The cost of a similar ROV purchased new would range between $25,000 and $35,000.
NOAA launches USS Monitor Website
NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries today launched a new website highlighting the 150-year history of the USS Monitor on the anniversary of the ship’s launch. The website, http://monitor.noaa.gov/150th, takes viewers from the iconic warship’s construction through its recovery to recent science expeditions undertaken to protect its legacy. The website, also offers students, teachers and history…