Triple-E Maiden Voyager Breasting Indian Ocean SW Monsoon
Container ship 'Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller' uniquely has two captains; one of them, Jes Meinertz, posts the following news on the blog 'Captains of the Triple-E'. "We are now facing the Southwest Monsoon in the Western part of the Indian Ocean. Presently we are 18 hours away from the island Sukutra close to the Horn of Africa. The wind force is 7 on the Beaufort scale, wind speeds of approximately 35 knots, and the swell is 4-5 meters. But the vessel remains relatively calm on the water.
Thai Navy Orders New Warship From DSME
The 3,700-ton frigate will be built in South Korea by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. as a modernized version of the Kwanggaeto-class destroyer of the Korean Navy, reports Xinhua. Thailand has ordered the South Korean-built frigate which will cost some US$ 486-million, with a delivery date set for 2018. The Thai cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, approved the Thai navy's…
President Obama's BD Message to the Coast Guard
Coincidentally the USCG and President Obama share August 4, as their joint birthdays: the President is 53 while the Coast Guard is 223 years old on this day. "I send greetings to all those celebrating the 223rd birthday of the United States Coast Guard on August 4. America's story is one that has been written during times of challenge and change, and dating back to the earliest days of our Union, members of the US Coat Guard have been some of its most revered authors.
Cruise Liner Takes 103 Off Disabled Alaskan Vessel
While leaving from Margerie Glacier to depart Glacier Bay, Alaska, Holland America Line's 'Statendam' assisted 103 persons on a disabled sightseeing boat, having responded to a call to assist the 79-foot sightseeing vessel 'Baranof Wind', which was experiencing mechanical troubles and had lost power in the ice near John Hopkins Glacier. The ship lowered two tenders, which collected 102 tourists and one Glacier Bay National Park ranger and returned to Statendam.
Irving Shipbuilding Buys Dartmouth Waterfront Site
Irving Shipbuilding Inc. has bought the former Maritime Steel and Foundries Ltd. steel fabrication site in Dartmouth as part of its plans to gear up for the $25…
MariMatch Partnering Online Service Kicks Off
Online registration has opened for MariMatch, the brokerage event that gives visitors to Europort 2013 the opportunity to prearrange meetings with potential business partners in an informal setting.