US Shipyard Apprentice School Given High Profile Recognition
Huntington Ingalls Industries' Newport News Apprentice School recognized as 'Trailblazer & Innovator' by Dept of Labor Office of Apprenticeship. The Office of Apprenticeship awards registered apprentice programs this recognition if their programs, practices, strategies or partnerships demonstrate the types of trailblazing and innovative efforts that play a critical role in preparing the workforce in the 21st century.
British Minehunter Afloat After Lengthy Drydocking
Royal Navy minehunter HMS Chiddingfold is back in the water after spending eight months in dry dock for a significant upgrade. The ship has been fitted with new Caterpillar C32 diesel engines - replacing her old Napier Deltics - which will extend her operational life, improve efficiency and reliability and reduce emissions. As well as new engines she has received upgrades to her machinery monitoring systems and computer systems, and had obsolete equipment removed.
Matson Report Increased Operating Income in Q2 2012
Matson, Inc. announces its second quarter 2012 financial results. The financial results for the second quarter and first six months of 2012 reflect Matson's separation…
USN Submarine Work Contract Awarded to General Dynamics
Navy awards General Dynamics a contract to plan submarine maintenance and modernization work. The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $6.9 million…
Aircraft Carrier Hull to be Carried on Dockwise HTV
Australian Landing Helicopter Dock (ALHD) ship hull is for onboard Heavy Transport Vessel (HTV) delivery to Australia from Spain. Blue Marlin, the largest semi-submersible HTV available to date, is to load shortly the Navantia manufactured hull (230 meters in length) of the amphibious ALHD flagship Canberra for delivery to the Royal Australian Navy. A complex technical challenge emerged: the aircraft carrier hull was calculated to protrude 55 meters from the aft end of the Blue Marlin.
Deepwater African Offshore Project Sanctioned by Chevron
Chevron Corp. announce its subsidiary will develop Lianzi field in the Republics of Congo & Angola untized offshore zone. The field is located 65 miles (105 km) offshore in approximately 3…
FPSO Towed Singapore to Brazil by Fairmount Tugs
Fairmount tugs safely deliver FPSO 'Cidade de Anchieta' after a 9,500 mile tow. Fairmount Marine’s super tugs Fairmount Glacier and Fairmount Summit delivered FPSO Cidade de Anchieta for placement in the Baleia Azul Field, offshore Rio de Janeiro, Brazil at a record-breaking average speed of 8.4 knots say Fairmount Marine. En route just one bunker call was made at Cape Town. The 1975 build FPSO, owned by SBM…
Maersk Completes Acquisition of 3PSC
Maersk Line, Limited (MLL) has completed its acquisition of 3PSC, a privately-held ship operator based in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The acquisition demonstrates MLL’s…
CORONADO (LCS 4) Completes Combat Systems Light Off
U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions assists - (R) AL. On July 6, U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions joined Austal, General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems and General Dynamics Bath Iron Works personnel in completing the Combat Systems Light Off milestone in the second Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship, Coronado (LCS 4). Senator Sessions operated the 57mm gun from the bridge of LCS 4 and he was able to demonstrate the gun’s ability to target another ship and track its progress.
Moller Tapped for NAVSAC
Blank Rome’s Jeffrey Moller Appointed to Navigation Safety Advisory Council. Jeffrey S. Moller, Blank Rome LLP Partner and Product Liability, Mass Torts, insurance Practice Group Leader has been appointed to the Navigation Safety Advisory Council (NAVSAC) as a member representing the viewpoint of the Maritime Law Association. The NAVSAC provides valuable assistance to the Department of Homeland Security on matters related to prevention of collisions…
CAI Tapped As Raytheon Anschütz Distributor
Conley & Associates, Inc. (CAI) is a major provider of technical services, supply chain management and life cycle support for U.S. Military communications and navigation…
First of Four GPA 688SC PSVs Launched in Brazil
In April 2012, the Starnav Perseus, the first of four GPA 688SC PSVs (PETROBRAS PSV 4500) was launched at Brazilian shipyard Detroit Brasil Ltda., a subsidiary of Detroit Chile. Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering firm Guido Perla & Associates, Inc. (GPA) provided the Basic/Class Design and Detailed Construction Engineering after successfully competing in PETROBRAS’ demanding bidding process with a cost-efficient, technically convincing design.
Northern Marine Lands Commercial Contract
Northern Marine, known for its long-range expedition yachts and luxury craft, has stepped into the commercial market with a recent multi-vessel contract. The Anacortes…
President Obama Announces Key Administration Post
President Barack Obama ha announced his intent to nominate Captain Arthur H. Sulzer, USN (ret) as a Member, Advisory Board of the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation. Captain Arthur H. Sulzer, USN (ret), is President of Arthur H. Sulzer Associates, Inc., a position he has held since 2001. From 1974 to 2005, Captain Sulzer served in the United States Navy. His active duty assignments included Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, where he commanded the U.S.
Quad Propeller Propulsion:
In 2011, Teknicraft Design of New Zealand designed and engineered what is believed to be one of the first quad propeller propulsion systems for a catamaran hull in the U.S. Designed for a newbuild, 134-foot research vessel recently delivered to C & C Technologies, Inc. of Lafayette, LA, the propulsion system had to accommodate many multi-missioned tasks. These will include shallow water hydrographic surveys, deep water offshore surveys and AUV operations.
ICS Welcomes EC Halt to P&I Investigations
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), which represents over 80% of the world merchant fleet, has welcomed the decision by the European Commission competition directorate to close its investigation into the activities of the International Group of P&I Clubs. “ICS has always firmly stated that the current system of mutual third party liability insurance provided by the International Group continues to serve the best interests of ship operators and their customers extremely well…
Mustang adds Ward to Managament Team
Mustang Survival Announces New Commercial/Industrial Business Development Director. Mustang Survival is pleased to announce that Shannon Ward has been appointed to the role of Director of Recreation & Commercial Business Development. Ward has been the Director of Recreation Business Development since 2009, leading the company’s strategic business development partnerships and long term strategy for the market.
August 31st Deadline for ARRA Engine Loan Program
The (California) Air Resources Board is reminding and encouraging small business owners of off-road diesel vehicles, portable diesel equipment, or diesel marine…
A Very Model Model-maker Expands Product Range
SD Model Makers expands ocean liner and cruise ship model offering. San Marcos, California based SD Model Makers announce the expansion of their Ocean Liner model and Cruise Ship model offering. From historical classics like the Titanic, Normandie and Andria Doria, to modern vessels from Disney, Carnival and Princess cruise lines. Each model comes fully assembled with a solid hull - hand carved from kiln-dried mahogany. Other parts are made from a variety of woods, putty, resin and metals.
Genco Shipping Report Net Loss in Q1 2012 Results
The financial report showed a loss attributable to Genco for the second quarter of 2012 of $27.7 million, or $0.65 basic and diluted loss per share. Comparatively…