Persian Gulf Tanker Fire: US Navy Saves Crew
Navy, USCG rescue mariners after tanker blaze off Iran coast. The destroyer USS John Paul Jones has rescued 24 Filipino mariners who had been stranded after an explosion disabled their tanker in the Persian Gulf. The crew of the tanker Stolt Valor, which was carrying 13,000 metric tons of a volatile, flammable cargo, issued a distress call about 2 a.m. local time. The tanker was 48 nautical miles southeast of Farsi Island, Iran.
Chinese Ballast Water Treatment Manufacturer Gets Supply Order
Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited announce that its subsidiary, PACT Environmental Technology Company Ltd.("PACT") has recently been awarded contracts worth…
Diesel Electric Propulsion – CAT Starts Brazil Genset Production
Caterpillar says their 3500C Diesel Electric Propulsion (DEP) generator sets have entered full production at the Piracicaba, Sao Paulo manufacturing facility, delivering…
Shipyard Fincantieri Gains Large USCG Order
At the Cruise Shipping Miami Conference and Exhibition, Fincantieri took the opportunity to announce it has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Coast Guard for the construction of 40 boats, scheduled for delivery in the second quarter of 2013. With an approximate value of $89,600,000, the new boats are part of a multi-year, U.S. Coast Guard contract for the construction and delivery of up to 250 Response Boats – Medium RB-Ms ) at a total contract value of up to $600 million.
This Day in Naval History - March 15
1865 - In the largest amphibious operation of the war, Union forces capture Fort Fisher, N.C. 1943 - The Numbered fleet system is established. 1957 - Airship ZPG-2 lands at Naval Air Station Key West…
U.S. Snub on Cutter Funds Seen as Threat
The Obama administration’s failure to budget $1.6 billion for two of the Coast Guard’s flagship vessels is drawing criticism from U.S. lawmakers, who contend that…
USS Kearsarge Hosts Senate Field Hearing on Energy
Norfolk, Va. - Amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) hosted a Senate subcommittee field hearing on energy March 12, the first time since 1960 that a Senate hearing was held aboard a Navy vessel. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, chair of the Senate Subcommittee on Water and Power, was joined by Senator Mark Warner from Virginia. Among those who addressed the two Senators were Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and Former Secretary of the Navy and retired Senator John Warner.
Evans Cooling Inks Agreement With South African Firm
Evans Cooling Systems Inc., building on their global brand of waterless engine coolants, announced an alliance with Corrosion and Scale Control (CSC) in Cape Town, South Africa.
Transas Marine Launches Pay-As-You-Sail Solution
Transas Marine has launched its ‘Pay-As-You-Sail’chart solution for (S)ENC. Transas received approval for the ‘Pa-As-You-Sail’ service by PRIMAR and IC-ENC after…
Iridium Next Constellation Passes Critical Milestones
McLean, Va. - With the planned commencement of the launch of its next-generation satellite constellation, Iridium NEXT, less than 36 months away, Iridium announced…
Spill Control Association Names New Directors
The Spill Control Association of America (SCAA), a professional association representing oil spill removal organizations (OSRO), spill managers, qualified individuals, consultants, equipment and material manufacturers, distributors, insurers, and educational and governmental organizations, announced the appointment of three new SCAA Directors and the renewal of a fourth Director for another two-year term. The appointments were announced at the Annual Meeting on March 8 in Alexandria, Va.
Greencarrier Freight to Cooperate With Ekol Logistics
Greencarrier Freight Services has signed a cooperation agreement with Turkey’s leading logistics company, Ekol Logistics. The agreement covers Sweden, the Baltic states and Turkey…
Man Diesel & Turbo Uprates L23/30H Genset
In connection with the strategic, internal transfer of responsibility for Holeby GenSets from its Medium-Speed to Low-Speed organization, Man Diesel & Turbo is uprating its L23/30H engine.
Reservoir Names MD for Well Intervention
Reservoir Group announced the appointment of Fraser Louden as managing director of its well intervention and measurements business. Acting as the Group management team’s interface with its growing portfolio of companies, Louden joins from an executive advisor role at FMC Technologies and previous expertise at READ Well Services Ltd., where he held key roles, including chief executive officer, vice president, business development manager and R&D manager.
Caterpillar Celebrates Brazil Op'ns Launch
Caterpillar announced that the Cat© 3500C Diesel Electric Propulsion (DEP) generator sets have entered full production at the Piracicaba, Sao Paulo, manufacturing facility…
Livorsi Obtains License From Mercury Marine
Livorsi Marine Inc. has obtained a license from Mercury Marine which allows the company to combine Digital Throttle and Shift technology (DTS) with the options and quality of Livorsi controls. These controls provide precise control of a boat using Smartcraft ® DTS technology, which enables smooth and safe shifting. Direct drive of throttle position sensors results in faster response times. . These controls are designed to work on all Mercury I/O, OB and Cummins DTS engines.
OSX Raises $500 Million With Bond Issue
OSX raised $500 million by issuing Senior Secured Bonds in the international market, the net proceeds of which shall be used for the construction of its FPSO OSX-3.
U.S.-Flag Lakes Fleet Back to Work
Cleveland—The U.S.-flag Great Lakes fleet is returning to service to keep industrial America on the mend. The first vessel to get underway was the tug/barge unit DOROTHY ANN/PATHFINDER on March 5. The vessel will spend the month shuttling iron ore within Cleveland Harbor. Next to sail was the cement carrier SAMUEL DE CHAMPLAIN/INNOVATION. The tug/barge unit left its winter berth in Cleveland on March 7 and sailed to Alpena, Michigan, where it loaded cement to resupply silos in Chicago.
Stolt Valor in Middle East Gulf Casualty
Stolt Tankers B.V., a subsidiary of Stolt-Nielsen Limited and operators and owners of MT Stolt Valor, has confirmed that the vessel suffered an explosion on board while transiting the Persian Gulf.
Wärtsilä Signs Service Agreement With Prestige Cruise Holdings
Wärtsilä has signed a five-year service agreement with U.S.-based Prestige Cruise Holdings Inc. (Prestige), the parent company of Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises.