SOR Founder Roy R. Dunlap Passed Away Aged 90
Roy Dunlap invented a mechanical pressure switch that prevented oil tanks from overflowing and founded SOR Inc. SOR® founder Roy Dunlap leveraged the static-o-ring (SOR) technology to invent a highly accurate mechanical pressure switch that helped prevent the overfilling of oil tanks. This simple but innovative design resulted in a switch of flawless accuracy that would change the oil & gas and power generation industries forever.
MEPC Propose Delay 2016 Tier lll ECA Engine Standard
IMO's Marine Environment Protection Committee's recent (MEPC), 65th session, agreed a draft amendment on implementation date for Tier III engines. MEPC considered…
Second Zumwalt-class Destroyer Keel Laid
Future 'USS Michael Monsoor' (DDG 1001) keel authenticated at the General Dynamics-Bath Iron Works shipyard. The keel authenticators were George and Sally Monsoor, parents of the ship's namesake Medal of Honor recipient Petty Officer Second Class Michael A. Monsoor. They confirmed that the keel is "truly and fairly" laid by having their initials welded into a steel plate that will be affixed to the ship's hull.
China Shipyard Delivers Handymax & Capesize Bulk Carrier
COSCO Corporation (Singapore) subsidiariary shipbuilder in China has delivered two bulk carriers. COSCO (Zhoushan) Shipyard has delivered the 189.99 meters LOA and 32.26 meters in breadth…
FMC Gets Shell Ultra-deep Subsea Equipment Order
FMC Technologies, Inc. to support Shell's ultra-deepwater project in the Walker Ridge area of the Gulf of Mexico. Stones is located approximately 200 miles (322…
China's Jinhai Heavy Gets Big Containership Orders
Norway's SinOceanic Shipping ASA facilitates newbuilding orders for 10 x 8,800 TEU containerships at Jinhai Heavy Industries. On behalf of foreign interests, SinOceanic…
Today in U.S. Naval History: May 23
Today in U.S. Naval History - May 23 1850 - Navy sends USS Advance and USS Rescue to attempt rescue of Sir John Franklin's expedition, lost in Arctic. 1939 - USS Squalus (SS-92) sinks off Postsmouth, NH, with loss of 26 lives. For more information about naval history, visit the Naval Historical Center website at www.history.navy.mil.
Gulfstream Services Names Broussard Manager
Gulfstream Services, Inc. (GSI), an oilfield rental company providing high pressure equipment for the international oil and gas industry, has named Dale Broussard as Manager – Quality Assurance (QA) and Health, Safety and Environment (HSE), announced Gulfstream Services President Mike Mire. Prior to his appointment with GSI, Broussard gained notable management experience through 38 years in various roles within Halliburton Energy Services - most recently, as a Facilities/Location Manager.
U.S. Steel Imports Up from March, Down for 2013
The U.S. Census Bureau announced that preliminary April steel imports were $2.5 billion (2.4 million metric tons) compared to the preliminary March totals of $2.3 billion (2.2 million metric tons).
Spying Oil Spills from Space
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) is trialing the use of satellites to detect oil spills in Australian waters. Satellite-based Synthetic Aperture Radar…
Maersk Floats First Tripple-E
A milestone was reached with the semi-launch of the first Triple-E at the shipyard in Okpo, Korea. To make room for completing the next ships, the drydock was filled with water and the partially completed hull towed into the bay. A bulkhead wall sealed off the end to keep this half ship dry during the exercise. Maersk reported that everything went as planned, and the ship could return to the dock where the final assembly will take place.
POLB Chief to Leave for Oakland
Christopher Lytle, Port of Long Beach Executive Director since November 2011, will resign to take the top post at the Port of Oakland. Lytle will remain at Long Beach until mid-July, and is expected to begin his new job in Oakland shortly thereafter. He joined the Port of Long Beach in 2006 as a managing director, was promoted to Deputy Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer in 2008 and became the Port’s top executive after the retirement of longtime executive director Richard D.
Bulk Cargo Loading Instant Prompt Published
UK P&I Club, Lloyd's Register and Intercargo have produced a pocket guide & checklist for ship's officer and agents who arrange cargoes for loading. The P&I Club explains that when bulk cargoes shift, liquefy, catch fire or explode as a consequence of poor loading procedures, the consequences can be massive. Ships may capsize, lose stability or sustain severe structural damage. Such happenings enhance the risks - and the occurrence - of death…
Duma Looks Deep Down for Energy
US's Duma Energy Corp. says it has received new 3D seismic data in its search for deeper oil reserves in its Galveston Bay producing fields. This new data, which…
Baker, Lyman Hires Senior Consultant for TSMS
Baker, Lyman and Co., Inc. hired John Scarborough as senior consultant. He is an authorized agent for Germanischer Lloyd on the Corsair Towing Safety Management Systems (TSMS) Strategic Alliance for Subchapter M compliance software for the domestic towing industry. Scarborough holds a Maritime Law degree from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana and a Bachelor of Arts from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. He previously sailed with Rene J.
Second Hybrid Ferry Launched on the Clyde
A cutting edge ferry, which is the second of two hybrid vessels, was launched on the Clyde today at Ferguson's shipyard in Port Glasgow. The ferries are being built…
Vice President Biden Addresses USCG Class of 2013
Vice President Joe Biden welcomed the U.S. Coast Guard Academy’s Class of 2013 as the Coast Guard’s newest officers, saluting their service and emphasizing the important role they play in meeting the nation’s many maritime needs. “I believe you graduate into a world where the maritime domain is as important as ever to our national security, and the Coast Guard’s global mission is more important than it has ever been,” Biden said. As the 227 cadets in the U.S.
Budget Battles Bumping Backlogs?
Patrol And Combat Builders Fret About Budget Cuts But See Bright Spots. So far; so good. U.S. companies building patrol and combat craft aren’t happy about federal, state and city budget cuts but say they do see positive, demand-side factors. Much of their overseas business depends on the U.S. Foreign Military Sales program. The FMS, which transfers defense equipment and services to other nations, is retrenching now, however.
Overboard Sailor Rescued off French Coast
A British man has been rescued after falling overboard from a yacht off the coast of Ushant in France. Brixham Coastguard received a 999 call just after 3 p.m. this…
DHS Unveils Official Portrait of Former Secretary Tom Ridge
Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano hosted the first U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Portrait Unveiling Ceremony in honor of Governor Tom Ridge—our nation’s first Secretary of Homeland Security. “Governor Ridge has devoted his career to serving his country and the American people, and created the foundation for the Department of Homeland Security just ten years ago,” said Secretary Napolitano.