EU NAVFOR Piracy Update
EU NAVFOR hosted a press conference on 20 February 2012 to present an update on Operation ATALANTA, piracy off the Horn of Africa and a view towards future developments. The briefing was hosted by Operation Commander Rear Admiral Duncan L. Potts with Deputy Operation Commander Rear Admiral Rainer Endres and the NATO Deputy Chief of Staff Operations, Commodore Bruce Belliveau. Countering piracy in the…
Canada Applauds NY on BWT Decision
Government of Canada applauds New York State for withdrawing its ballast water requirements. Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, Pierre Poilievre, welcomed yesterday’s decision by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYDEC) to remove a threat to shipping on the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System. In a press release issued yesterday…
BWT: Good News / Bad News
Good news from New york on their local ballast water standard is tempered by more of nothing from Washington. On the same day that the New York Department of Environmental…
US Coast Guard Commandant Delivers 2012 SOCG Address
U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp delivered the 2012 State of the Coast Guard Address on Thursday on Coast Guard Island in Alameda, CA. ADM Robert Papp's address was webcast and remarks posted were posted following the event. The State of the Coast Guard Address is an annual speech delivered by the commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard to provide a current overview of the service and outline his priorities for the years ahead.
Report: Daewoo Shipbuilding Wins U.K. Navy Deal
Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering reportedly has won bids to build four 35,000-ton support tankers for the British Royal Navy, an order worth $700m, according…
Ingalls Shipbuilding Wins $70m Navy Deal
Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) said its Ingalls Shipbuilding division has received a $70m cost-plus-fixed-fee advance procurement contract modification from the U.S.
Ampol Completes Oil Recovery Equipment Testing
Oil Stop Division of American Pollution Control Corp. (AMPOL) completed phase two of its contract with the US Coast Guard Research and Development Center for the testing of Submerged Oil Recovery Equipment. The contract was completed in November after successfully executing a variety of tests at the OHMSETT facility in Leonardo, New Jersey. The OHMSETT facility allows industry professionals to work with real oil in simulated environments.
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The tragic near-sinking of the Costa Concordia in Italy has the world’s attention riveted on the safety of cruising, the condition of cruise ships, and the training and experience of cruise captains. That’s just the way things work: tragedy focuses attention and perhaps reform. We saw the same thing happen in Minneapolis in 2008 when the I-35 bridge collapsed and lives were lost. Bridge safety became a priority in Washington, DC and for the nation.
DOD / U.S. Navy Contracts Awarded
Huntington Ingalls and Electric Boat Win multi-million dollar contracts. Huntington Ingalls, Inc., Pascagoula, Miss., is being awarded a not-to-exceed $70,000,000…
Australia Oil & Gas Survey: Day 2
Australia must work harder to build local oil and gas talent, according to Industry Snapshot Poll. Delegates at the 2012 Australasian Oil and Gas Conference have…
This Day in Naval History - February 23
1795 - The U.S. Navy Office of Purveyor of Supplies is established. This is officially recognized as the Navy Supply Corps Birthday. 1919 - USS Osmond Ingram (DD 255)…
Global AUV Fleet set to Increase Substantially
Douglas-Westwood: The AUV market will continue to be dominated by North American activity; Military and research sectors to have 90% market share by 2016. The global…
Jensen Maritime Sees Explosive Growth
Company Doubles in Size and Adds Advanced Services and Technology to Position Itself as an Industry Leader in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. Jensen Maritime Consultants, a Crowley Maritime Corp. company, has doubled the size of its staff and added three major services to its already robust suite of capabilities in just the past 12 months. These additions are the results of multi-year strategic…
Survey Capabilities Enhanced with Kongsberg
Permanently installed and portable hydrographic instruments ordered. Kongsberg Maritime is supporting the Spanish Hydrographic Institute in expanding its survey capabilities during the first part of 2012 following official equipment acceptance, which took place 20th December 2011. The leading instrument developer is supplying its sophisticated EM 2040 0.7º x 0.7º multibeam with Seapath 300+ position reference system for installation on H/V Antares…
MMA Unveils Transas Simulator in ABS Commons
Massachusetts Maritime Academy unveils new simulation facilities in newly opened American Bureau of Shipping Information Commons Building. Massachusetts Maritime Academy (MMA) recently hosted the grand opening ceremony for the start-of-the-art, American Bureau of Shipping Information Commons Building, which houses the Academy’s new cutting-edge Full Mission Ship Simulator, supplied by Transas USA Inc.
Two Additions to Markey Engineering Team
Markey Machinery has announced the addition of two members to the Markey engineering team, Srihari Gowri Shankar and Brian Cox. Both have joined Markey as Design Engineers. Srihari recently graduated from UC Davis with a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering. His primary focus was in the area of Dynamics & Control Engineering. Brian graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2011.
SOS: Laments Somalia Findings Ignore Seafarer Hardships
SOS SaveOurSeafarers welcomes piracy conclusions of Somalia Conference but disappointed that seafarers not mentioned. SOS SaveOurSeafarers welcomes the London Conference on Somalia which was attended by 55 delegations from Somalia and the international community, and willingly supports its focus on unifying the international community in its coordinated support to Somalia, in the hope that a new era of Somali politics, supported by the international community, will bring peace to Somalia.
New York Amends Ballast Water Rules
Great Lakes Shipping Industry Praises Deadline Extension. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYDEC) today modified its ballast water discharge…
One Voice: CESA & EMEC Unite
One voice for the European Shipbuilding and Maritime Engineering and Manufacturing Industry. The European shipbuilders and the maritime engineering and manufacturing companies share common interests…
AVEVA Training Partners with Brazilian Schools
AVEVA extends training programs to Brazilian universities in Pará and Pernambuco. Degree programs to include software products from the AVEVA Plant and AVEVA Marine portfolios. AVEVA has announced it will expand its training programs with Brazilian universities. Federal universities in Pernambuco and Pará states will implement AVEVA’s engineering and design software from the AVEVA Plant and AVEVA Marine portfolios within their engineering course curriculum.