USS 2013 Ocean Award Honorees Named
The United Seamen's Service (USS) 2013 Admiral of the Ocean Sea Awards (AOTOS) will be presented to Philip W. J. Fisher, President of Chas. Kurz & Co; U. S. Representative Peter King…
LRAD Get Navy Acoustic Hailer Contract
US Department of Defense, Navy, awards LRAD Corp. of San Diego, a US$12,231,360 order for its products. The firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract is for for small…
Getting Real: Star Center Upgrades Bridge Simulator
Maritime training specialists, STAR Center, upgrades its bridge simulator for an unparalleled 360 degree training experience. Digital Projection International (DPI)…
Arctic Council Taking Regional Development Reins
What was once a small group meeting to discuss scientific & technical cooperation has grown into a forum in which legally binding agreements between states are brokered. In the 16 years since the creation of the Arctic Council, both the physical environment of the Arctic and the level of international attention paid to this once-obscure forum have changed dramatically. At the Council's latest meeting in mid-May…
Today in U.S. Naval history: June 10
Today in U.S. 1854 - U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, MD, holds first formal graduation exercises. Previous classes graduated without ceremony. For more information about naval history…
CMA CGM Fitted with Marinestar Maneuvering System
Fugro Seastar AS announced that CMA CGM Marco Polo has been fitted with Marinestar maneuvering system to assist in berthing and navigation. The satellite aided navigation…
Atlas Enterprises Moves Heaviest Object Yet: A Superyacht
Atlas Enterprises recently moved the heaviest object employees have transported since it was founded as Ron Holland Housemoving in the early 70s. The superyacht, a 215-foot and 480-ton structure, is equipped with a swimming pool on deck that doubles as a helicopter pad when the pool cover closes over the top. Atlas has supplied equipment for the yacht builder’s use numerous times. However, the company…
Seatronics Relocates to Larger Facility
Seatronics Pte Ltd, an Acteon company, has moved its Singapore operations to a facility with triple the capacity of the previous within the recently upgraded Toll Offshore Supply Base. The new location offers nearly 1,000 square meters of specialist engineering and electronic preparation workshops and warehousing space. The new facility includes a state-of-the-art cable molding operation, extensive hydraulic test facilities…
Retailers Remain Cautious on Merchandise Imports
Import volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to increase 1.1% in June over the same month last year, reflecting modest growth expectations…
Reduced Government Rates for HiPer Craft WBV Manager Course
FRC International is running the first WBV Manager course in the U.S. on 18th June at HiPer Craft 2013 in Norfolk Va. Due to the continuing restrictions on Defense Department budgets, FRC International is offering reduced-rate registration for the WBV Manager course at HiPer Craft. The reduced-rate registration is $200 for all active duty military and civilian government employees (non-contractor civilian and military). The standard course fee is $400 per person.
Base Plate Cooled DC-DC Brick Converters
Power Sources Unlimited announced its portfolio of base-plate cooled DC-DC power supplies that are capable of providing up to 700W without the need for fan cooling or forced airflow for the unit to operate at full power. Housed in rugged industry standard quarter, half and full brick packages, units feature 2:1 or 4:1 wide input voltage ranges, high-efficiency, over-current and short circuit protection, over-voltage and over temperature protection, output voltage adjust and remote on/off.
IMUA Honors Three at 83rd Annual Meeting
Grace D. Thomas, Senior Vice President at Great American Insurance Company and a former Chairperson of the Inland Marine Underwriters Association (IMUA), was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the association’s Annual Meeting held mid-May. Ms. Thomas was one of three individuals recognized by the IMUA. The others included Arthur L. Flitner, CPCU, Senior Director of Knowledge Resources at The Institutes – Excellence in Education; and Julie A.
USDA Extends Hours at PortMiami
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced new extended hours of operations at PortMiami. The new hours are scheduled to begin on June 16, Monday through Friday from 6:00 a.m.
Northrop Grumman to Support U.S. Navy Minehunting
Northrop Grumman Corporation was awarded a contract to support the U.S. Navy's integration onto an unmanned surface vehicle (USV) of the Northrop Grumman-built AQS-24A Side Look Sonar System to look for bottom and volume mines remotely. The repackaging of the sonar for USV use will build upon the capabilities of the AQS-24A. The AQS-24A and its predecessors, the AQS-24 and the AQS-14, all built by Northrop Grumman, are airborne minehunting search systems used by the Navy for the past 28 years.
Harvey Gulf to Build America’s First LNG Bunkering Facilities
Harvey Gulf International Marine CEO, Shane Guidry, announced that Harvey Gulf has secured plans to construct and operate the first LNG marine fueling facility in the United States, to be located at its vessel facility in Port Fourchon, La. The fueling facility will be a vital addition to the growing national LNG supply infrastructure, supporting critical operations of the oil and gas industry’s offshore support vessel fleet operating on clean burning LNG.
Britmar Introduces New Range of LED Lights
Britmar Marine in North Vancouver, Canada has developed a new range of LED light fixtures for the commercial marine industry. Its key component is an extremely efficient 130lm/W LED board, that does not require any additional thermal management, thus can operate even in tightly enclosed enclosures. There is a selection of few models of luminaries available featuring these boards, which can be connected directly to 12 or 24V DC…
Cargill Takes Delivery of the Ardmore Seaventure
Product and chemical tanker specialist Ardmore Shipping has taken delivery of the Ardmore Seaventure from SPP Shipbuilding in Korea and immediately delivered the tanker to Cargill on a 12 month time charter arrangement. The Ardmore Seaventure is a 49,999 deadweight ton (dwt) IMO 3 product and chemical tanker and the second vessel to be delivered to Ardmore Shipping from a series of four orders placed with SPP Shipbuilding, Korea.
Krill Wins Multi-boat Contract for Hydrovias
Krill Systems Inc., a compny in Vessel Fuel Measurement and Monitoring Systems (VFMMS), announces that it was awarded a contract to supply and install multi-point VFMMS systems onboard inland waterways push-boats being constructed by Uzmar Shipyard in Izmit, Turkey for Hydrovias do Brazil. The 45.6m LOA push boats, from the drawing board of naval architect Robert Allan Ltd., will be diesel-electric…
New Appointment at Dynamic Oil Trading
Dynamic Oil Trading, the global trading company for marine fuels and lubricants, has announced the appointment of Mona Liu as a bunker trader. Mona Liu brings considerable…
ABS Enters Indian Wind Market
ABS Consulting completed its first noise emission test in India for SRC Green Power’s wind turbine in Tirunelveli, India, just southwest of the state capital, Chennai. The noise assessment of the 250 kW wind turbine generator (WTG) was conducted by the company’s IEC 61400-11 accredited subcontractor, WIND-Consult. The test took three days to complete and provided feedback on Noise Emission decibel levels at wind speeds ranging from 6 m/sec to 10 m/sec.