U.S. Coast Guard to Reinstate Tuition Assistance
The U.S. Coast Guard joins the Department of Defense in reinstating tuition assistance in response to an amendment that was inserted into the General Provisions of the 2013 Appropriations Bill.
L-3 Klein to Showcase System 5900 Advance Multi-Function Sonar Platform
At the Sea-Air-Space 2013 Show being held April 8-10, 2013, L-3 will display its Klein S5900 Side Scan Sonar which is now in rate production. L-3 will also answer questions concerning its full line of side scan and multi-beam sonar products. The MIL/COTS S5900 Side Scan Sonar represents Klein’s advanced multi-function sonar platform and includes the following key features: high resolution multi-beam side scan sonar…
MARIS ECDIS Marks 30-unit Deal in Turkey
A run of orders for MARIS has culminated in a 30-system deal covering the delivery of its ECDIS900 system to Turkish customers. The deal highlights the longstanding relationship between MARIS and w marine electronics distribution and service specialist STT International Ltd. It covers existing and future STT requirements to deliver MARIS ECDIS900 to Turkish owners and shipyards. STT reports that the…
Panama Canal Authority Board of Directors’ Chairman Hears Savannah Update
In a visit to the Port of Savannah, Panama’s Minister for Canal Affairs Roberto Roy described progress on the canal expansion and heard the latest news on deepening the Savannah Harbor to 47 feet. “With the historic expansion of the Panama Canal nearing completion, I applaud Georgia for making the improvement of its port infrastructure a fiscal priority,” said Roy, who also serves as Panama Canal Board Chairman.
Coast Guard Announces Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for TWIC Reader Requirements
The U.S. Coast Guard announced the Federal Register's publication of a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking entitled "Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)…
MECO Builds Second Shipboard Desalination System
The Office of Naval Research (ONR) selected MECO to construct a new prototype advanced desalination system. This is the second time that ONR has turned to MECO,…
Siemens Wins Order for Two Marine PSVs
Siemens Industr awarded a multimillion dollar contract by LEEVAC Shipyards, LLC to equip two newly constructed Aries Marine Corporation marine platform supply vessels…
PVA Weighs in on TWIC Rulemaking
“PVA commends the Coast Guard for acknowledging, in its proposed rule, that virtually all U.S. flagged passenger vessels are appropriately secure and that an expensive TWIC reader would not add to their security. We note that the proposed rule would not require a TWIC reader for vessels carrying one thousand passengers or fewer or for vessels of any capacity having 14 or fewer crew members required to have TWICs.
Tugboat Crew Recognized by USCG for Assisting Disabled Vessel
The captain and crew aboard the tugboat Explorer, which is managed by Crowley Maritime Corp, were recognized by U.S. Coast Guard Rear Admiral William Baumgartner, who serves as commander of the Seventh Coast Guard District in Miami, for their humanitarian actions, unwavering determination, professionalism and skilled seamanship after they assisted a vessel that ran out of fuel 30 miles west of Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands in December.
U.S. Navy Contracts Update
The U.S. The Navy is modifying the total amount of a previously awarded contract to Huntington Ingalls Inc, Newport News, Va., (N00024-09-C-2116) by $407,408,093…
U.S. Navy: New Software to Analyze Accelerations on High-speed Boats
Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Carderock engineers released a new software that provides the government, industry and academia a standardized method of analyzing data that is expected to improve high-speed craft design. The Standard G software uses a physics-based approach to analyze data recorded during wave-impact testing on watercraft and was developed in partnership with the Office of Naval Research, the U.S. Naval Academy and the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
Seaway Opens 55th Navigation Season
The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) announced the opening of the Seaway’s 55th navigation season with the transit of Canada Steamship Lines’ newly built Baie St. Paul through the St. Lambert Lock. Marking the first of a series of new vessels being constructed specifically for use in the St. Lawrence Seaway, the Baie St. Paul ushers in a new era in domestic shipping. “Canada Steamship…
Dubai Maritime City Land Development
DAMAC Properties continues its investment programme with plans to develop prime real estate in Dubai Maritime City. DAMAC’s plot of land on the sea-front at Dubai Maritime City will be home to a high-rise luxury tower of serviced hotel residences and further expands the company’s project portfolio in the Emirate. Dubai Maritime City is strategically located north of the main city centre and creek area business district, between Port Rashid and Dubai Dry Docks.
MLP 1 Completes Builder's Sea Trials
The Navy's first Mobile Landing Platform, 'USNS Montford Point' (MLP 1), successfully completes builder's sea trials in San Diego. USNS Montford Point was constructed by General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Co. (NASSCO) and these builder's trials test the vessel's propulsion, ballasting, communications, navigation and mission systems, as well as related support systems. MLP is based on an existing commercial design…
Merchant Ships Fair Game in Nigerian Waters
US Government Consul-General, Jeffrey Hawkins, observes ineffectual Nigeria Government response to a growing incidence of piracy. The US envoy made his comment at…
Deliberately Drifting: Tankship Saves Fuel
The tankship 'Nord Integrity' took advantage of favourable winds & current to drift some 280 miles on passage to the loading port in order to save fuel. The 48,026 dwt tankship saved US$17…
Fugro EMU Aims High in Marine Environmental Sector
The merger earlier this year of Fugro's three UK-based environmental service providers to form Fugro EMU made it the largest organisation in the UK. Fugro EMU Limited…
Latest Technology Gives New Bulkship a Fuel-saving Push
Designers, builders & propellor suppliers employ latest technologies to achieve good results in sea trials of the latest 'Seahorse 35000' bulk carrier. The combined efforts of Stone Marine Propulsion, the NPT propellers designers and manufacturers, Grontmij/Schmidt Maritime the vessels designers, Becker Marine and builders Yangzhou Guoyu bear fruit for the latest Seahorse 35.000 dwt bulk carrier recently launched.
'The Business of Shipping': Upcoming Dubai Training Course
The Cambridge Academy of Transport's 4-day course aims to provide an overview of the whole shipping business from A to Z. Being an expert in one field is no longer…
Bahri Scraps Old Stager Cargo Ship
The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri) sells 'Saudi Diriyah' for recycling. The sale of the general purpose cargo vessel raised the sum of SAR. 30,257,136 generating a net gain of SAR 19,523,391 after deducting its book value and all expenses associated with the sale. Bahri mention that they had previously announced the signing of six ship building contracts to acquire six new general cargo vessels to replace the older fleet in this sector which have completed their useful life.