Admiral's Thoughts on the LCS Program
The Director, Navy Staff, Vice-Adm. Richard W. Hunt, recommends the LCS council continue, looks to program future. In a recent memo to the Chief of Naval Operations , the Director, Navy Staff, Vice Adm. Richard W. Hunt provided an update on the progress of the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Council and outlined the council’s way ahead, including a recommendation that the council remain in place to monitor and provide oversight of the LCS program.
Gulf of Thailand Oil Smugglers Caught
Police in Prachuap Khiri Khan arrest 4 crew of a fishing boat modified to carry 100,000 ltrs of untaxed diesel oil. The men confessed that the oil was provided by the vessel's owner…
Michigan Marinas Need Deeper Water
Michigan Boating Industries Association (MBIA) applauds introduction of legislation to help marinas during dredging crisis. Senate Bill No. 215, introduced by Senators Brandenburg, Hansen, Casperson, Booher, Green, Walker, Robertson, Jones, Proos and Smith is an act which will provide for low interest loan opportunities for marinas in need of dredging. "The problems facing our waterways need to be addressed immediately and a long-term strategy to maintain them needs to be developed…
International Shipholding Stock Sale Raises Nearly US$24-million
International Shipholding Corporation closes public offering of $25 Million of its 9.50% Series A cumulative redeemable perpetual preferred stock. Dividends will…
HII Apprentices Career Day: Students Set a Design Challenge
The Apprentice School gymnasium at Huntington Ingalls Industries' Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division transformed. Using materials such as duct tape and marshmallows…
Shell's 'Kulluk' Declared Free to Proceed
The Coast Guard has lifted the order restricting the movement of the conical drilling unit 'Kulluk' from Kiliuda Bay, Alaska. “I reviewed all of the relevant and…
Montreal Longshoremen, Maritime Employers Sign Deal
The Maritime Employers Association & the Longshoremen's Union Local 375 sign a new 6 year collective agreement. The Maritime Employers Association and Local 375…
'Hawser', Line' & 'Wire' Celebrate 50th Anniversary
The three New York, New Jersey based Coast Guard tugboats of these names celebrate their 50th Anniversary. To celebrate their years of service, the 65-foot harbor tugs steamed together north on the Hudson River, beginning at the Poughkeepsie Walkway over the Hudson to Kingston, N.Y. “It is a great honor for the crew and I to be a part of and continue Coast Guard Cutter Hawser’s great heritage in, which she and her past crews have provided 50 years of service to the Port of New York…
MIT Honors ABB as 'Disruptive Company' Innovator
MIT Technology Review’s 2013 list of 50 disruptive companies shows that innovation is far from dead. The development of the breaker , announced by ABB last November, marked the resolution of a 100-year-old challenge. Thomas Edison’s inability to find a solution for interrupting high-voltage DC is one of the reasons why he lost the War of the Currents in the 19th century and why today’s grids are mostly built on alternating current (AC).
Somalia Piracy: Relief French Warship Arrives
EU Naval Force welcomes French frigate FS Courbet to the EU Naval Force's operation Atalanta off the coast of Somalia. After navigating the Suez Canal and Bab-el-Mandeb strait, the French frigate FS Courbet has joined the EU Naval Force to relieve the FS Surcouf which has been on station since December 2012. The sister warships met in Djibouti for the handover. FS Courbet departed from her home base in Toulon…
Oily Water Bilge Discharge Incurs Hefty NZ Fine
Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) says the $10,500 fine sends a clear message to polluters of New Zealand waters. Southern Storm Fishing Ltd, owners of the fishing vessel Oyang 75…
Port of San Diego to Extend AMP Project
The Port of San Diego to improve the air quality around its Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal by providing Alternative Maritime Power (AMP). The Board of Port Commissioners approved a non-appealable coastal development permit to bring shore power to the marine terminal, located on San Diego's waterfront. Reducing emissions using shore power benefits local air quality, with the community of Barrio Logan being the closest impacted neighborhood.
PetroChina Takes Stake in Australian Offshore Exploration
PetroChina Company signs agreements with ConocoPhillips to take interests in W. Australian exploration assets & a JSA in China. Under these agreements, PetroChina…
Rolls-Royce Waterjets Delivered to New U.S. LCS
Rolls-Royce delivers advanced new Axial Mk1 waterjets for the latest US Navy Littoral Combat Ship (LCS). Rolls-Royce Axial Mk1 waterjets are very power dense, delivering more cavitation-free performance for their size and power than any other waterjet. At 22MW of power, a single waterjet of this scale can move almost half a million gallons of seawater per minute. Four of these waterjets will propel the LCS at speeds in excess of 40 knots.
Denmark's Dan-Bunkering Appoint New Trader
Lindy Ghercke Wegener Friis has been appointed a trader in the company's head office. Lindy has previously been working in the sales department. He has now been appointed a member of the trading department in the company’s head office in Middelfart, Denmark. A/S Dan-Bunkering Ltd. has been in the bunker business for more than 3 decades, arranging bunker supplies; fuels, lubricants, and other related products and services for vessels all over the world.
China Shipyard Wins Tender Rig Contract
COSCO (Guangdong) Shipyard Co. contracted by Energy Drilling Pte Ltd to construct a semi submersible tender assist rig. The contract is valued at over US$ 200-million…
Ballast Water Tech: N.E.I.
As ship owners globally face the eventual mandate to install ballast water management technology onboard their ships – a refit which is touted as the most expensive equipment refit ever – Maritime Reporter & Engineering News in its February 2013 edition examines emerging Ballast Water Technologies for consideration. In 2002 N.E.I. began development of a de-oxygenation ballast water treatment system – the Venturi Oxygen Stripping (VOS). In 2007, N.E.I.
Ballast Water Tech: Hyde Marine
As ship owners globally face the eventual mandate to install ballast water management technology onboard their ships – a refit which is touted as the most expensive equipment refit ever – Maritime Reporter & Engineering News in its February 2013 edition examines emerging Ballast Water Technologies for consideration. Hyde produced its first system in 1999 and installed its first system on the M/S Coral Princess in 2003.
Ballast Water Tech: Alfa Laval PureBallast
As ship owners globally face the eventual mandate to install ballast water management technology onboard their ships – a refit which is touted as the most expensive equipment refit ever – Maritime Reporter & Engineering News in its February 2013 edition examines emerging Ballast Water Technologies for consideration. PureBallast was among the first ballast water treatment systems to receive Ballast Water Type Approval.
Ballast Water Tech: Wärtsilä
As ship owners globally face the eventual mandate to install ballast water management technology onboard their ships – a refit which is touted as the most expensive equipment refit ever – Maritime Reporter & Engineering News in its February 2013 edition examines emerging Ballast Water Technologies for consideration. Wärtsilä said its AQUARIUS UV Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) was granted Type…