General Dynamics NASSCO Launch U.S. Navy Supply Ship
General Dynamics NASSCO launches the U.S. The ceremony took place at the NASSCO shipyard. Juan M. Garcia III, assistant secretary of the Navy for manpower and reserve affairs, was the ceremony's principal speaker. Mrs. Helen Chavez, widow of Cesar Chavez and the ship's sponsor, christened the ship by breaking the traditional bottle of champagne against its bow. The ship is named in honor of Cesar Estrada Chavez, the labor leader who founded the National Farm Workers Association (NFWA).
Piracy – Task Force Commander Confirms Djibouti Ties
The EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) French flag ship FS Marne visited Djibouti between Saturday 21 April and Friday 27 April. Whilst there the Task Force Commander, Rear Admiral Jean-Baptiste Dupuis and his staff met with representatives and authorities of the maritime world and various stakeholders in the fight against piracy. Located at the entrance to the Gulf of Aden and near the coast of Somalia, Djibouti is an important, strategic port in the fight against piracy.
Chinese Shipyard Delivers Handysize Bulk Carrier to Greek Owners
Paragon Shipping has taken delivery of 37,293 dwt handysize bulker 'MV Prosperous Seas' from Zhejiang Ouhua Shipbuilding Co. China. The newly constructed vessel…
New Mediterranean Yacht Charter Destinations
The Balearic Islands of Mallorca, Ibiza, Minorca and Formentera, along with mainland cities such as Barcelona, Valencia and Marbella, can now be added to Europe's established 'charter' destinations…
Recent Shanghai Boatshow Claimed Largest in Asia
The China (Shanghai) International Boat Show (CIBS) came to a close at Shanghai's World Expo site where it had moved for its 17th rendition. Figures just in and…
Water-based Oil Recovery System Increases Oil Well Yields
Water Standard is a global water treatment specialist delivering innovative desalination, water-based enhanced oil recovery and produced water solutions to the onshore and offshore oil & gas industry.
Guam Designated 'Strategic Port'
The designation of 'Strategic Port brings with it many challenges not only for the US Coast Guard, but also for all those with a stake in port operations. For this…
Korean Shipyard to Construct Ultra-deepwater Rig for Seadrill
To benefit from the current strong demand for high specification drilling units Seadrill announced that it has entered into a turnkey construction contract with…
Offshore Wind Farm Support Boats – GL Issue New Rules
As the energy industry expands and installations are pushed ever further offshore and into more challenging environments, the vessels servicing these installations…
Shipyard Apprentice School – Ground-breaking Ceremony at Newport News
Huntington Ingalls Industries announce that its Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division broke ground on the shipyard's new Apprentice School campus. Apprentice School students, faculty and staff were joined by Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, U.S. Reps. Scott Rigell, Bobby Scott and Rob Wittman, Newport News Mayor McKinley Price, HII leadership and other business and community leaders at the construction site for a ceremonial ground-breaking event.