Coast Guard Secures Potomac River for President's Inauguration
Coast Guard conducts security patrols along the Potomac River safeguard the 57th Presidential Inauguration, 21, January 2013. The Coast Guard has combined efforts with local, state and federal agencies to provide security in the Washington area in support of the 57th Presidential Inauguration. Agencies are conducting security patrols along the Potomac River, and air assets enforce security zones within the National Capitol Region.
Austal Welcomes Defence Delegation
Austal receives a high profile defence delegation, including the United Kingdom’s Secretary of State for Defence, at its Western Australian facility. The Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP, the UK Secretary of State for Defence, was accompanied by Australia’s Minister for Defence, the Hon Stephen Smith, MP; Australia’s Chief of Defence Force, General David Hurley, AC, DSC; Australia’s Defence Secretary, Mr Dennis Richardson, AO and other defence personnel from both the United Kingdom and Australia.
Bahri Reports 2012 Annual Profits Up
Bahri announce the Interim Consolidated Financial Results for the 12-month period ended 31st December, 2012. The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri) report that Net profit, for the 12-months totaled SAR 500.4 million compared to SAR 287.7 million for the corresponding period for the year 2011, an increase of 74 %. However, Net profit, for the fourth quarter was down and totaled SAR 73 million compared to SAR 113.3 million for the corresponding quarter for the year 2011…
Stranded 'USS Guardian': Crew Taken Off
All 79 crew members have been taken off the mine countermeasures ship, grounded onTubbataha Reef, off Subic Bay, Philippines. Crew members have been temporarily removed and safely transferred by small boat to the nearby support vessels USNS Bowditch (T-AGS 62) and MSV C-Champion. After the Sasebo-based Guardian ran aground Jan. 17, initial efforts to free the ship on high tide were not successful. The ship remains stuck on the reef, approximately 80 miles east-southeast of Palawan Island.
RigNet Make Executive Appointments
Morten Hagland Hansen appointed Vice President - Business Services, & Boyd Skelton as Director – Products and Solutions. RigNet, Inc., a leading provider of managed…
GD Awarded 'USS Mississippi' Maintenance Contract
General Dynamics Electric Boat awarded a US$ 51.7-million Navy contract for maintenance work on the submarine 'USS Mississippi'. The contract is to to plan and perform the post-shakedown availability (PSA) on the nuclear submarine USS Mississippi (SSN-782). (Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics). The PSA includes maintenance, repairs, alterations and testing. It will be performed at Electric Boat’s Groton shipyard.
Crowley Awards Scholarships to UAF Students
Four University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) students receive Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarship grants totalling US$10,000. Four University of Alaska Fairbanks students began spring classes this week with their semester financially covered thanks in part to $10,000 in Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarship grants. UAF students Rodney Hobby, Lucas Stumpf, Maggie Ann Beans and Amber Jones, who were chosen for having outstanding academic records and meeting other scholarship criteria…
Offshore Maritime Simulator Contract for Kongsberg
Kongsberg Maritime simulators have been selected for Maersk Training's new centre in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The delivery to Maersk Training Brazil Treinamentos Maritimos LTDA is under a non-exclusive frame agreement signed earlier by Kongsberg Maritime and Maersk Training. The Kongsberg Offshore Vessel Simulator at Maersk Training Brazil will be operational in the second quarter 2013. The new simulator…
Thailand to LA Container Shipment Service
Yusen Logistics' new service from Thailand to Los Angeles features weekly departures as they expand in the LCL and Full Container Load (FCL) market. The service…
Marine Firefighting Service Alliance Formed
Industrial Emergency Services, LLC Forms an alliance with SVITZER Salvage to provide marine firefighting services in the Americas. Industrial Emergency Services, and SVITZER Salvage Americas announce that they have entered into an alliance to provide marine firefighting services as part of the continued SVITZER Salvage effort to expand its capabilities throughout North and South America. The contract…
'Kulluk' Damage Assessment Continues
The Coast Guard continues oversight of the runaway Shell conical rig still anchored in Kiliuda Bay, Alaska. The Kulluk ran aground Dec. 31, 2012 on Sitkalidak Island and was later refloated and anchored in Kiliuda Bay. Coast Guard personnel from the National Center of Expertise, the Salvage Emergency Response Team and Sector Anchorage have been aboard the Kulluk to assess the vessel’s stability, identify…
Sunseeker 28 Metre Wins Award
Sunseeker 28 metre superyacht scoops 'Best Custom Yacht' title at the Motor Boat of the Year Awards 2013 in London. The stunning Sunseeker 28 m yacht beat off competition from some of the world's finest manufacturers from across the world, including Princess, Arcadia and Ferretti. The 28 Metre, which launched in January 2012, uses ultra-modern materials to reach new heights in design and engineering excellence.
Subsea Gas Pipeline to Cross Polar Circle
Statoil awards Ramboll Oil & Gas the detailed design contract for the 36” & 18" pipelines for the 481 km-long Polarled project. The Polarled pipeline project, which crosses the Polar circle, is part of the plans for developing fields further north in the Norwegian Sea. The purpose is to ensure gas transport capacity for gas volumes from planned and future field developments, such as the field developments of Aasta Hansteen, Linnorm and Zidane.
Research Ship Founders, Crew Saved
Coast Guard aircrews rescue 12 crewmembers from sinking 170-foot research ship 'Seaprobe' 141 miles south of Pensacola. The distress call from an emergency position indicating radio beacon (EPIRB) came from the research ship togehter with a report that they were taking on water and were unable to keep up with the flooding. The 12 crewmembers had abandoned ship and boarded three life rafts. An MH-60…