This Day in Naval History - March 22
1820 - Commodore Stephen Decatur dies after a duel with Capt. James Barron. 1915 - "Naval aviator" replaces "Navy air pilot" for officers qualified as aviators.
Iron Ore Carrier Ore Sao Luis Completed
Tokyo—Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd. announced the completion of the 297,000-ton iron ore carrier Ore Sao Luis at the Universal Shipbuilding Corporation, Ariake Shipyard.
Norwegenkai Expansion Work Completed
Work on extending operational areas at the Port of Kiel’s Norwegenkai Terminal has now been completed. Construction was officially brought to a close at a ceremony…
CNOOC Limited Appoints Joint Company Secretary
The board of CNOOC Limited announced that Zhong Hua, the Chief Financial Officer of the company, has been appointed as the joint company secretary of the company, effective March 22.
Costamare Announces Pricing of Common Stock Offering
Athens - Costamare Inc. announced that its offering of 7,500,000 shares of its common stock was priced at $14.10 per share. The gross proceeds from the offering…
Ocean Rig UDW Inc. Announces Drilling Contract
Nicosia, Cyprus – Ocean Rig UDW Inc., a global provider of offshore deepwater drilling services, announced that it has signed a new drilling contract for its semisubmersible…
GE LM Gas Turbines Poised to Re-Emerge in Marine Market
GE Marine reported that its LM aeroderivative gas turbines are poised to re-emerge in the commercial marine market as a prime power producer, especially for new natural gas applications, such as fast ferry, liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanker, or FPSO. “Trends may come and go in the commercial marine industry, but what has remained a constant, reliable choice for ship owners and operators worldwide are our fuel-flexible and emissions-friendly line of LM gas turbines…
ETC Will Partner With Bibby Maritime in Mumbai
Hamburg - ETC, the MSG MarineServe GmbH operated ‘ECDIS Training Consortium,’ announced that it has reached agreement with the Sir Derek Bibby Maritime Training…
E Instruments Offers Combustion Gas and Emissions Analyzer
The new E8500 combustion analyzer from E Instruments is a portable tool for EPA compliance level emissions monitoring and testing. The E8500 is ideal for regulatory and maintenance use in boiler, burner, engine, turbine, furnace, and other combustion applications. The E8500 includes electrochemical sensors for O2, CO, NO, NO2, SO2, H2S; NDIR sensors for CO2, CxHy, high CO; low NOx and true NOx capable…
U.S. Navy Funds Fabrication of the USS Omaha
With the U.S. Navy funding construction of the future USS Omaha (LCS 12), Austal USA, the vessel’s builder, invited the citizens of Omaha to join in as their naval namesake takes shape on the Mobile…
NSRP Approves $2.5 Million for Cost-Saving Projects
The National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) Executive Control Board selected 17 new research and development projects for award as part of the NSRP’s core mission to reduce the costs associated with Navy shipbuilding and repair. The projects, totaling approximately $2.5 million, will be executed through the 10 NSRP Ship Production Panels, which serve as the program’s primary public forum for industry-wide networking, technology transfer and best-practice sharing.
Raymarine Navigation Displays Now Stream to Android Devices
Nashua, N.H. – Raymarine announced the release of its Raymarine Viewer app, RayView, for Android tablets and Smartphones. The new app, available now in the Google Play Android store, joins the previously released RayView app for Apple iOS devices, like the iPhone and iPad. Taking advantage of the built-in Wi-Fi networking in its new c-Series and e-Series Multifunction Displays, the RayView app enables boaters to view the screen from their multifunction display right on their mobile device.
Imenco Offers Quad CCTV System
The Imenco Quad Video CCTV system is designed for robust and easy use monitoring, primarily for the offshore and marine industry. The system is set with four waterproof cameras with the Power & Quad unit as the heart of the system. Each camera is easily connected to the Power & Quad unit using a single multi-connector. The little control unit is used to set preferred zoom and focus positions for each camera, and is not needed for normal use.
New Contract in North America for ABS Nautical
Otto Candies LLC, a marine transportation and towing company based in Louisiana, has signed a contract with ABS Nautical Systems for its NS5 Enterprise software.
BAE Systems and Moran Iron Works Join Forces on Fabrication
Mobile, Alabama – BAE Systems Southeast Shipyards and Moran Iron Works Inc. signed a teaming agreement in order to collaborate on the pursuit of plate steel fabrication…
Smiths Detection Names Head of Global Programs
Edgewood, Md. - Smiths Detection today named Sal Cipres as Head of Global Programs, which oversees all Smiths Detection program efforts for transportation, military…
St. Lawrence Seaway Opens Shipping Season Today
The St. Lawrence Seaway will open its 54th annual international shipping season today. The first vessel to transit the Welland Canal as part of the opening ceremony…
Heavy-Duty Sea-Fire Systems Protect Crew and Tugs
To meet strict international codes, the marine transportation and logistics services company Signet Maritime Corporation recently installed Sea-Fire suppression…
Lloyd's Register Designs Software to Monitor Instrumentation
Lloyd’s Register has designed the industry’s first reliability-based mechanical integrity (RBMI) software designed to address the maintenance needs of rotating and instrumentation equipment.
Strong Growth Forecast for Offshore Operations & Maintenance
Over $335 billion worth of expenditure is expected over the next five years on offshore operations and maintenance, according to a new report, The World Offshore…