Electric Boat Awarded $78 Million Contract for Submarine Components
Electric Boat Corp. is being awarded a $78,089,000 undefinitized contract action for long-lead-time material associated with the fiscal 2014 Virginia class submarine (SSN 792).
Tidewater CEO Taylor to Retire
Tidewater Inc. (NYSE:TDW) announced today that Dean Taylor, its President and CEO since March 2002, will retire as an executive officer of the company effective May 31, 2012, after a 34-year career with Tidewater. Mr. Taylor will remain on the Board of Directors, and serve as Tidewater’s non-executive Chairman of the Board. Jeffrey M. Platt will become Tidewater’s new President and CEO effective June 1, 2012.
Greek Controlled Fleet at Record DWT Levels
Liberia the main beneficiary as Greek controlled fleet hits record deadweight levels. The Greek Shipping Co-operation Committee (GSCC) has confirmed that Liberia is the leading independent ship register of choice for Greek-controlled shipping companies, second only to the Greek flag itself. Figures just released by the GSCC show that, in the year ended 31 March, 2012, Liberia experienced a net increase…
Coast Guard Taps Landry for New Post
Rear Admiral Mary E. Landry, USCG retired, has been named the Director, Incident Management and Preparedness Policy, U.S. Coast Guard. In this capacity, Ms. Landry will establish…
Ship Scrapper Plead Guilty to Environmental Crimes
Steven E. Avery, 56, of Bohannon, VA, Billy J. Avery, 81, of Virginia Beach, VA, and the corporation Sea Solutions, Inc., all pleaded guilty yesterday in Norfolk federal court to various environmental crimes stemming from their activities in the ship scrapping business. Neil H. MacBride, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, made the announcement that the plea was accepted by U.S. District Judge Arenda L. Wright Allen. The three will all be sentenced on July 12, 2012.
New 44-ft Trawler Yacht from Kadey-Krogen
Kadey-Krogen Yachts have brought out the Krogen 44 AE, a new model in the company's Advanced Ergonomics series. Building on the success of the Krogen 48 AE, which was introduced last year, the Krogen 44 AE is highlighted by a new galley layout and an even more generously sized flybridge. The new Krogen 44 AE is the result of a collaborative effort among owners, prospective owners and the Kadey-Krogen in-house design team led by naval architect Dave Glasco.
Workboat with Luxury Fittings Delivered by UK Shipyard
South Boats Special Projects Ltd. announces the commissioning of its 54th offshore wind farm crew transfer vessel, ‘Iceni Pride’. The vessel is a South Catamaran 13m Rapid Response Vessel (RRV) built to fulfil a 5 year contract Iceni Marine Services has in place with Scottish & Southern Energy on their Greater Gabbard Offshore Wind Farm project. This vessel is the fourth built for Iceni with a further three in build and on order.
Shipbuilding in China – Yangzijiang to Benefit from Orders
Bank of America-Merrill Lynch, as reported by Reuters America Latina news, said it sees China-based Yangzijiang Shipbuilding Ltd benefiting from potential orders…
Russia the World's Third-largest Military Spender
Russia’s military expenditures in 2011 totaled $71.9 billion, which made the country the world’s third largest military spender, the Stockholm International Peace…
Reality Mobile Gets Sub-contract for Navy Program
Reality Mobile® announce that they have been awarded a subcontract with Oceus Networks to provide enterprise-class real-time mobile video collaboration solutions to the U.S. Navy.
Biodiesel Delivery a First for Seaport Canaveral
As new regulations go into effect by 2015 mandating more environmentally friendly fuels, Port Canaveral is positioned to become a nationwide `green' leader with the arrival of the first vessel carrying domestically produced biodiesel fuel. Seaport Canaveral's multi-million infrastructure investment allows for the receipt, blending and distribution of biodiesel fuels at its terminal to meet growing market demand.
Briitish Warship Nets Huge Drugs Haul
The Portsmouth-based warship intercepted a suspicious dhow in the Indian Ocean, seizing over 70 bales containing more than 180kg of pure heroin. The discovery of the drugs occurred when HMS Westminster's Merlin helicopter and combined Royal Marines and Royal Navy boarding teams received orders to search for, intercept and board a suspicious vessel. They did, and found more than 70 bales of pure heroin…
Coral Reef Research – New Program for Educators
Tempe Arizona based high-school teacher Mike Trimble became the first CREW (Coral Reef Educator on the Water) member of the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation Global Reef Expedition. From March 25th-30th he joined the Foundation's research ship the M/Y Golden Shadow and a team of international scientists as they conducted coral reef research round Navassa Island in the Caribbean. The launch…
Maritime Labour Standards – EU Commission Adopts New Proposals
Two new proposals adopted by the European Commission are set to bring the European Union into line with enforcements and compliance rules foreseen by the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) 2006.
VSAT Solutions – Comtech EF Data Receives Award
Comtech EF Data Corporation announce that its Advanced VSAT Solutions received the 2011 Product of the Year Award from Satellite Spotlight, a leading website delivering satellite technology news…
Bulk Carrier Delivered by COSCO to European Owners
The Board of Directors of COSCO Corporation (Singapore) Limited (the "Company") wishes to announce that COSCO (Zhoushan) Shipyard Co., Ltd ("COSCO Zhoushan"), a…
Unmanned Surface Vessel – Second by Textron Systems
Textron Systems Advanced Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. company, announce that its second Fleet-class Common Unmanned Surface Vessel…
Northrop Demonstrate 'Silent Watch' System
A team of Northrop Grumman Corporation engineers recently successfully demonstrated the capability of the company's Silent Watch Electro-Optical Infrared (EO/IR)…
Offshore Platforms – Helideck Transport System by GEDA
GEDA, specializing in vertical transportation solutions, announces it has engineered the 1500 ZZP, the offshore industry's first helideck transport platform. Specifically designed for the shipping industry and offshore platform installations, GEDA’s proprietary technology is revolutionizing vertical transport for heliports around the world. GEDA's 1500 ZZP is the first platform of its kind in vertical transport for the offshore industry.
Three Repairs Completed on Cargo Vessel in Gabon
Hydrex diver-technicians carried out three separate repairs on a 118-meter general cargo vessel while the ship was at anchorage off the coast of Port Gentil, Gabon.