Indian Ocean Offshore Joint Management Zone Actioned
Indian Ocean Islands, Seychelles & Mauritius join forces to manage exploitation of world's largest offshore continental shelf area. With the help of the Commonwealth…
BAE Systems Contracted to Evaluate USMC Amphibious Vehicles
BAE Systems to help U.S. Marine Corps determine the future of its amphibious vehicle fleet under two contracts. The contracts are in regard to the Assault Amphibious Vehicle (AAV) and Marine Personnel Carrier (MPC). The work includes conducting a trade study to evaluate improvements to the AAV and delivering MPC sample vehicles and hulls to be used for demonstrations of water mobility, blast protection and Human Factors Engineering.
Denmark's Claim to Arctic Continental Shelf a Step Forward
Scientists aboard Swedish icebreaker 'Oden' prepare Danish claims as they reach the North Pole. Denmark is one of three Arctic nations that are collecting data to prove that the seafloor under the North Pole belongs to them. The two others are Russia and Canada. Denmark’s claim will be based on the assumption that the geographical North Pole is a part of the same underwater geological ridge that goes all the way from northern Greenland.
Dredging 24/7 to Keep Mississippi Open
US Army Corps of Engineers battle extreme low-water conditions to keep the river' scommercial navigation moving. Five dredges are kept moving rapidly from one trouble…
Top Ten Hurricane Safety Tips for Boaters
ACE Recreational Marine Insurance releases ten tips to help recreational boaters protect their vessels during the hurricane season. “The best defenses to protecting…
World's Largest Gantry Crane Arrives in Brazil
Konecranes' Goliath gantry crane for Engevix Construções Oceânicas (‘Ecovix’) arrives at Rio Grande do Sul in southern Brazil. With a combination lifting capacity of 2,000 tons and rail span of 210 meters, the crane is the biggest Goliath gantry crane in the world. The crane will be used initially to assemble eight hulls of Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) ships that will be used for offshore oil production projects.
Kongsberg Maritime & OSIsoft Form Strategic Alliance
Kongsberg Maritime to embed OSIsoft PI system in new Kongsberg information management system for marine operations. OSIsoft, provider of the PI System, provider…
Submarine Modular Build Facility Opened at NNS
HII's Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division has opened a 65,000-square-foot facility for large module submarine construction. Huntington Ingalls Industries' Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division has opened a new, 65,000-square-foot facility, called the Supplemental Module Outfitting Facility (SMOF), to facilitate the Virginia Class Submarine (VCS) Program's two-submarines-per-year build plan.
Yacht Propulsion & Maneuvering Solution Launched by CAT
The Cat® Three60 Precision Control is an integrated propulsion and maneuvering system developed for the yachting market. The Caterpillar Three60 Precision Control…