NASSCO Awarded Navy MLP Contract
The US Department of Defense has awarded a Navy Mobile Landing Platform program modification contract to General Dynamics National Steel & Shipbuilding Co., San Diego, Calif.
Veteran Nova Scotia Ferry to be Replaced
Government of Canada to invest in replacement of 'MV Princess of Acadia' for Digby to Saint John ferry service. The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence and Member of Parliament for Central Nova; Greg Kerr, Member of Parliament for West Nova; and Rodney Weston, Member of Parliament for Saint John, have announced that the Government of Canada will invest in a replacement vessel for the federally-owned MV Princess of Acadia.
Day of the Seafarer with Social Media Focus
June 25th marks the third international Day of the Seafarer, an official United Nations observance day. This year, IMO is celebrating the occasion with a social media campaign calling on all supply chain partners, including those beyond the maritime sector, to help highlight the sheer diversity and scale of products used in everyday life that travel by sea, and to recognize the importance of the people that deliver them; more than 1.5 million seafarers.
China Homeport for RCI Cruise Ship
The largest cruise liner in Asia, 'Mariner of the Seas' docks in new homeport, the Wusongkou International Cruise Terminal in Baoshan District, Shangai. After two months of renovation costing US$20 million, the Mariner of the Seas sailed in April from the United States to Shanghai., informs Shanghai Daily. From June to October, Mariner of the Seas and other cruise ships will set sail from Wusongkou International Cruise Terminal, with South Korea as the main destination.
SC Ports to Invest US$123-Million in 2014 Plan
South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) Board of Directors approve its fiscal year 2014 financial plan. During its regular monthly meeting, the Board approved the…
OSI, Boustead Contracted for Royal Malaysian Navy LCS
OSI Maritime Systems (OSI) is announced the signing of a Letter of Award with Boustead Naval Shipyard (BNS), Malaysia. Under the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program…
Today in U.S. Naval History: June 24
Today in U.S. 1833 - USS Constitution enters drydock at Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston, Mass. for overhaul. 1948 - Berlin airlift initiated to offset the Soviet Union's blockade access of U.S.…
3M Novec Gas Sea-Fire Extinguishers Debut at Seawork
U.K. independent marine safety equipment supplier Ocean Safety will debut the latest range of fire extinguishers from Sea-Fire at Seawork. The range, which was introduced earlier in the year, is the 3M Novec 1230 NDF and NFG Series. Novec introduces a safer gas which is less harmful than other types of gas if used in enclosed compartments such as small engine rooms. Sea-Fire's pre-engineered NFD and NFG systems are automatically heat-activated, using 3M Novec 1230 Fire Protection Fluid.
New Maritime Progress Book
The Maritime Progress book, first published in 1997, is an authoritative reference manual of signage, safety awareness and training material onboard ship. The new…
XL Appoints Regional Vice President in New York
XL Group added marine underwriting expertise with the addition of John E. Ellis as Regional Vice President in its North America Marine business in New York. In his new role at XL Group…
Troy Container Lines Expands South America Service
Troy Container Line, one of the world’s largest American-owned NVOCCs, announced plans to open new services to and from Bolivia; San Antonio, Chile; Callao, Peru; and Paraguay.
Moore Delivers Vessel to Ocean City Fire Dept.
Moore Boat said it delivered an all new aluminum Moore Fire 32 to the Ocean City Fire Department after the completion of various sea trials. The Moore Fire 32 is…
Ocean Safety to Supply Rescue Equipment to Port of London
Ocean Safety has announced that the company has agreed a contract to supply two Port of London Authority (PLA) vessels with Dacon man overboard recovery equipment. The Dacon products are to be supplied in July to the vessels - the Verifier, a 21-meter monohull and the Yantlet, a 15-meter catamaran. The Verifier will be supplied with a Dacon Rescue Scoop, a crane operated recovery system favored by commercial vessels…
New Plan to Plug Oil and Gas Skills Gaps
A new approach to tackling the need to attract thousands of new recruits into the oil and gas industry has been unveiled by sector skills body OPITO. OPITO said…
Industry Leaders Drive Unconventional Gas Debate
Global stakeholders in the unconventional arena will meet to identify and overcome the barriers to all types of unconventional gas developments at the third Unconventional Gas Aberdeen conference and exhibition March 25-26, 2014. Dan Byles, MP and leader of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Unconventional Oil and Gas (APPG UG), will address hundreds of delegates at the two day event at Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Center.
Superior Energy President/CEO Wins Entrepreneurial Award
Superior Energy Services’ (Superior) President and CEO, David D. Dunlap, was honored as the 2013 Transformational CEO at the recent Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards Gala for the Gulf Coast Area. Dunlap joined Superior in 2010 and has helped to position the company for long-term growthby focusing on U.S. land expansion and international growth. Under Dunlap’s leadership, Superiorhas grown exponentially through a focus on exceeding customers’ expectations and strategic acquisitions…
Northrop Grumman to Integrate Navy LCS Mission Package
Northrop Grumman Corporation received a $28 million contract from the U.S. Navy for engineering and production planning services for surface warfare and mine countermeasures mission module components that will deploy from, and integrate with, the littoral combat ship (LCS). With this award, Northrop Grumman continues its role as the mission package integrator with expanding roles in systems engineering…
Book Release: Sea Clutter, Second Edition
The Institution of Engineering and technology published the second edition of “Sea Clutter: Scattering, the K Distribution and Radar Performance,” written by Keith Ward, Robert Tough and Simon Watts. The book gives an authoritative account of current understanding of radar sea clutter. Topics covered include the characteristics of radar sea clutter, modeling radar scattering by the ocean surface, statistical models of sea clutter…
Grandweld to Build Four Crewboats for COTEMAR-Mexico
Dubai-based Grandweld Shipyards, has secured a contract worth over $21 million from the Mexico-based COTEMAR, to design and build four 42-meter Fast Aluminum Crew Boats. The world-class reputable design 42m crew boat will be fitted with EPA Tier 3 compliant main engines, and advanced navigation equipment to meet the client’s specific needs. The vessels are designed to reach speeds in excess of 26 knots.
Jamaica Urges for MLC Awareness
As the world celebrates the Day of the Seafarer today (June 25), the Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ) urges seafarers to pay attention to the provisions of the Maritime Labor Convention (MLC) 2006.