Port of Vancouver Welcomes Maiden Voyage Car Carrier
The Port of Vancouver USA welcomes the 'Metis Leader' commanded by Capt. Nicanor V. Alcala of the Phillippines on her maiden voyage to the United States, informs Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS). The vessel was built in July of this year and was launched July 23, 2013. The Metis Leader is owned by Cyprus Maritime S.A. of Panama and is one of approximately 100 vessels the NYK Line currently has in service. The vessel is 656 feet in length and has a deadweight capacity of 18,200 metric tons.
Eastern Shipbuilding Deliver OSV, Launch Another
Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. announced delivery of M/V HOS Red Dawn and the launch and christening of M/V HOS Renaissance, both vesssels for Hornbeck Offshore Services, LLC. Attending from Hornbeck was William “Bill” Krewsky, Director of Engineering and Project Management. He spoke about the long term commitment and partnership of both companies, the quality of workmanship, noting that “HOS Red Dawn has been delivered, several days early and on budget”.
Kongsberg Rename Crane Simulator Subsidiary
Kongsberg Maritime has officially renamed GlobalSim Inc., its wholly owned on-shore and offshore crane simulator subsidiary, to Kongsberg GlobalSim Inc. The name change is part of GlobalSim's on-going incorporation into Kongsberg Maritime's corporate structure. Acquired by Kongsberg Maritime in 2008, Kongsberg GlobalSim, Inc. is a world leader in the development of advanced simulation training systems.
BAE Systems' Leader Linda Hudson Set to Retire
Linda P. Hudson, president and CEO of BAE Systems, Inc. since 2009, has announced her plan to retire from the company following a distinguished career in the defense industry. To ensure a seamless transition, Hudson has agreed to remain in post through the first quarter 2014. At that time, she will also step down from her positions as executive director of the BAE Systems plc Board and as a member of the Company’s Executive Committee. She will remain on the BAE Systems, Inc.
GasLog Marks Up a Good Q2 2013 Financial Result
GasLog Ltd. an international owner, operator and manager of liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers, report its financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2013. Contracted 2 LNG newbuildings at Samsung Heavy Industries for delivery in 2016. Vessels chartered out to BG Group for minimum 7 years with charterer’s option to extend. Delivery of GasLog Sydney in May and GasLog Skagen in July ahead of schedule with concurrent delivery to the charterer.
Sparton to Acquire Aydin Displays
Sparton Corporation subsidiary, Sparton Aydin, has entered into a definitive purchase agreement to acquire certain assets and liabilities of Aydin Displays, Inc.…
Maritime Speciality Lending Firm Launched by KKR
KKR has formed Maritime Finance Company, a new specialty $580-million company created to lend to the maritime industry & fill void left by exit of traditional lenders.
Navy Hosts NASA Space Craft Recovery Tests
After three days of practice, NASA conducted a stationary recovery test of their latest space craft, the Orion, in the well deck of the amphibious transport dock USS Arlington (LPD 24) while berthed at Naval Station Norfolk's Pier 12 on Aug. 15, 2013. This successful test of the four-man, 16-foot capsule paves the way for future testing of NASA's Orion Program, including a West Coast underway recovery test in January…
New Captain Aboard USCG Cutter Stratton
A Change of Command Ceremony is scheduled for U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stratton at Coast Guard Island, Alameda, Calif., Thursday, at 10:30 a.m. During the ceremony Capt. Andrew M. Sugimoto will relieve Capt. Charles L. Cashin III, as Stratton’s commanding officer. Vice Adm. Paul F. Zukunft, Commander, Pacific Area and Defense Forces West, will preside over the ceremony. Cashin is a native of Chelmsford, Mass., and has served aboard seven cutters, commanding three of them.
Jensen Adds Eight Employees
Jensen Maritime, Crowley Maritime Corp.’s Seattle-based naval architecture and marine engineering company, continues its hiring boom with the recent addition of eight new naval architecture…
IMO Secretary-General Welcomes MLC 2006
IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu today welcomed the entry into force of the Maritime Labor Convention (MLC 2006), adopted by the International Labor Organization (ILO), a sister UN agency to IMO. “The entry into force of the MLC convention marks significant progress in the recognition of seafarers’ roles and the need to safeguard their well-being and their working conditions. This is a truly important landmark for seafarers; and for shipping, on which the global economy relies,” Mr.
Marco Launches New Website
Marco Group International, a service and equipment provider for the surface preparation industry, has launched its redesigned Marco.us website. The focus of the website’s redesign was to simplify navigation and enhance functionality. The site includes a new, modern visual design, redefining the Marco brand. The site also includes expanded product information, including part number listings and schematic drawings…
Name Change for Crane Simulator Developer
Kongsberg Maritime has officially renamed GlobalSim Inc., its wholly owned onshore and offshore crane simulator subsidiary, to Kongsberg GlobalSim Inc. The name change is part of GlobalSim’s ongoing incorporation into Kongsberg Maritime’s corporate structure, and represents a deeper connection between the company and the Kongsberg brand. Acquired by Kongsberg Maritime in 2008, Kongsberg GlobalSim, Inc. is a company in the development of advanced simulation training systems.
PORTS System to be Installed in Jacksonville
Woods Hole Group will be working with the Jacksonville Marine Transportation Exchange (JMTX) for the installation, operations and maintenance of a large-scale Physical Oceanographic Real Time System (PORTS) in Jacksonville, Florida. NOAA PORTS is a network of sensors in ports and harbor providing access to information that improves maritime commerce and safety. Upon completion, JXPORTS networks will be the second largest PORTS installation in the country.
Danos Announces Organizational Changes
Oil and gas operations partner Danos announced several personnel adjustments in various areas throughout the company. Mark Danos was named Division Manager of Construction and Fabrication.
Bollinger Delivers Seventh Coast Guard FRC
Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. has delivered the Charles David Jr., the seventh Fast Response Cutter (FRC) to the United States Coast Guard. The announcement was made by Bollinger executive vice president of new construction, Chris Bollinger, “We are very pleased to announce another successful on-time and on-budget FRC delivery to the Coast Guard. The Charles David Jr. was delivered to the 7th Coast Guard District in Key West, Fla. and will be stationed at USCG Sector Key West.
Today in U.S. Naval History: August 20
Today in U.S. 1952 - In interservice air operation at Chang Pyong-ni, Korea, U.S. Navy, Marine and Air Force aircraft destroy 80% of assigned area. 1959 - USS Thetis Bay (LPH-6) completes six-day humanitarian operation after floods in Taiwan. 1969 - Navy Seabees and sailors from Helicopter Training Squadron Eight (HT-8) evacuated 820 people from Pass Christian, MS after Hurricane Camille. For more information about naval history…
Coast Guard Foundation Honors USCG Seattle
The Coast Guard Foundation, a nonprofit organization committed to the education and welfare of Coast Guard members and their families, announced today that its 2013 Pacific Northwest Awards Dinner will take place on Thursday, September 12, 2013 in Seattle, Washington. Honoring the bravery and heroism of the more than 6,000 U.S. Coast Guard men and women in the area who courageously serve, protect and defend our nation…
63 Rescued After RoRo Grounds in Cebu
A total of 63 passengers were rescued and placed to safety after a roll-on-roll-off vessel ran aground along the vicinity off Polombato Port Terminal in Bogo, Cebu on Tuesday, August 20.
Mississippi River Deepening Study
The Big River Coalition and Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development commissioned economist Dr. Tim Ryan to calculate the economic impacts that deepening…