New Additions to EBDG's Gulf Coast Office
Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) added two employees to its Gulf Coast Office: Ron Dunning and Joseph Hudson. Ron Dunning joins EBDG from Virginia Beach, Va. with more than 35 years' experience in structural design. His broad-ranging design experience encompasses everything from military vessels to offshore vessels operating in the Gulf of Mexico. He has worked in design firms and shipyards around the country including Northrop Grumman, AMSEC, NASCO and Gibbs & Cox, to name a few.
Submarine Minnesota Delivered on Budget and Ahead of Schedule
Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced that the company's Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division delivered the submarine Minnesota (SSN 783) to the U.S. Navy. The boat, the last of the Block II Virginia-class submarines, delivered nearly 11 months ahead of schedule. Construction of Minnesota began in February 2008, and the keel was authenticated in May 2011. The 10th Virginia-class submarine, named to honor residents of Minnesota and their continued support of the U.S.
New Jeppesen Cartography Available
Jeppesen’s new C-MAP MAX-N Wide cartography, designed for popular navigation systems from global marine electronics leader Navico, is now available to boaters worldwide through the Navico Insight Store and Jeppesen authorized dealers. MAX-N Wide is compatible with Lowrance Elite 7 and HDS Gen1, Gen2 and Gen2Touch; Simrad NSS, NSE and NSO and B&G Zeus Touch Multifunction Navigators. These navigation systems have are used across a spectrum of boaters…
Port of L.A., Hamburg Sign Collaborative Agreement
The Port of Los Angeles and the Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding which paves the way for increased cooperation and partnership.
Distress Equipment: What to Use in an Emergency
Distress equipment such as pyrotechnic flares must be carried on all seagoing and most non-seagoing commercial vessels as well as all pleasure vessels of 13.7 meters in length and over.
Today in U.S. Naval History: June 6
Today in U.S. Naval History – June 6 1944 - D-Day, in Operation Overlord, Allied invasion fleet (more than 2,700 ships and craft) land troops on Normandy beaches, the largest amphibious landing in history For more information about naval history, visit the Naval Historical Center website at www.history.navy.mil.
Following the Path of the Transport Revolution
TT Club, established to fill a gap in insurance as the freight container revolutionized trade, celebrates 45 years dedicated service to the transport and logistics sector. In 1956, the first strengthened containers were loaded onto a spar deck of the converted tanker, Ideal X. This marked the fulfilment of a dream for American trucker Malcom McLean who had, since 1937, been working on how to reduce the long waiting hours for dockers to stow or unload his vehicles onto or off ships.
SSV Oliver Hazard Perry Scheduled for Newport Appearance
Fundraiser, dedication ceremony and public visits to highlight ship’s visit over July 4 weekend. It’s not just Rhode Island but the whole of North America that is watching as the SSV Oliver Hazard Perry becomes a reality. The 196-foot, three-masted, square rigged tall ship, currently under construction and designated by the legislature and the Governor of Rhode Island as the state’s official “Sailing Education Vessel…
Volvo Penta IPS Channel Trip 2013
This summer, Volvo Penta takes one of its test boats down to the English Channel to show dealers, customers, press and other interested parties the benefits of the Volvo Penta IPS high performance pod system. One of the stopovers is at Southampton SEAWORK exhibition in the U.K. This trip is inspired by the Volvo Penta IPS Baltic Trip that was performed during summer 2011. The test boat, PTA80, chosen for this trip is one of Volvo Penta’s regular test boats…
Increased IPS Range for Marine Commercial
Volvo Penta is now launching IPS900 with Rating 3 for commercial boats, which they say means a larger number of boats for commercial use can take advantage of the well-known IPS benefits: improved fuel economy, better maneuverability and lower overall operating costs. With the launch of Volvo Penta IPS900, the Inboard Performance System (IPS) is now available for boats in the Coast Guard and Patrol, Supply Vessels and Offshore Energy and Passenger Transport segments.
Raymarine Lends Support to Marine Engineering Apprentices
Apprentice George Woolliss, 18, found himself hovering above the rooftops of Bournemouth & Poole College last week. George, from the village of St Leonard’s near Ringwood…
ICS Meets with Ministers to Discuss Arctic Shipping
At a Summit in Oslo on June 5, Board Members of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) met with Ministers from major shipping nations and the Secretary General…
General Dynamics Appoints Kirchmaier AIS President
General Dynamics announced that Thomas W. Kirchmaier has been elected a vice president of the corporation and appointed as president of General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems…
Liebherr Opens Miami Sales and Service Center
The new Liebherr sales and service center will celebrate its grand opening on June 11, 2013 in Miami, Florida. On this occasion, guests can convince themselves of Liebherr’s innovative power and high technological standards in the course of a machine demonstration and a technology presentation. The new state-of-the-art facility is located in Hialeah Gardens just off Okeechobee and the Florida Turnpike.
Volvo Penta D13 Certified for EPA Tier 3
Volvo Penta D13 has now further been developed to meet EPA Tier 3 – the new marine environmental emission standard. The new version of D13 offers improved environmental properties with basically unchanged low-fuel consumption. The D13 is a diesel engine that has been developed within the Volvo Group. According to the manufacturer, it is currently in operation in more than 450,000 heavy-duty applications, including buses, trucks and construction equipment.
Wärtsilä to Design Heavy Construction Vessel for Subsea 7
Wärtsilä, a marine industry solutions and services provider, has been contracted to provide the design for a large heavy construction vessel (HCV). The ship is to be built for Subsea 7 S.A., the seabed-to-surface engineering, construction, and services contractor to the offshore energy industry worldwide, by Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) in South Korea. HHI is one of the world's largest ship building companies.
Final Section of BAE Aircraft Carrier Rolls onto the Clyde
The BAE Systems built Aft Island of the Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier will be loaded onto a sea-going barge on June 11 before its journey from the company’s Scotstoun site to Rosyth.
GL Young Professionals Award: Innovators for Efficiency
At a ceremony held at the Nor-Shipping maritime exhibition in Oslo, classification society Germanischer Lloyd (GL) rewarded three young engineers for their outstanding scientific research with the GL Young Professionals Award. As well as seeking out the best new research, the Awards aim to support the best young engineers in the Maritime field and to demonstrate how varied and exciting the engineering profession can be. Dr.
Indian Sailors Safe After EU Navfor Warship
Fourteen Indian sailors are now safe, after pirates, who took control of their cargo vessel yesterday morning, June 5, in the Gulf of Aden, abandoned the attack…
Jaya Wins $60 million in Long-term Charters
Offshore energy services provider Jaya Holdings Ltd. announced that the Group has signed contracts for three of its four newbuild platform supply vessels (PSVs)…