Globalstar Satcom Network Completed
Globalstar, Inc. announce that all second generation satellites are now in full commercial service, completing the world's most modern satellite communications mobile network. Global customer segments include: oil and gas, government, mining, forestry, commercial fishing, utilities, military, transportation, heavy construction, emergency preparedness, and business continuity as well as individual recreational users.
Adm. Papp Continues USCG Arctic Outreach
Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp has spent a week in Alaska, underscoring the importance of establishing and maintaining a range of Arctic partnerships. Despite snowfall in the North Slope of Alaska last week and cooler than average temperatures all summer, Arctic sea ice extent tracked well below average again this year. This ongoing transformation of the Arctic Ocean from a solid expanse of inaccessible…
PVE & Invisosoft to Develop Maritime IT Communication Platform
PV Enterprises International has entered into a an agreement with Invisosoft, Inc. to develop a Maritime Visual Communication Platform to address the needs of Maritime Business…
Texas Dredging Contract Awarded by DofD
US Department of Defense, Army, has awarded a contract to Inland Dredging Co. for dredging of the of the Neches River Channel in Jefferson and Orange Counties, Texas.
Train More MN Ratings Urges UK Chamber of Shipping
President of the UK Chamber of Shipping, Kenneth MacLeod, has called for shipping companies in the UK’s Tonnage Tax system to be allowed to train Merchant Navy ratings, not only officers. Shipping companies can apply to be part of the Tonnage Tax regime – a system of taxation that allows UK shipping to be internationally competitive. Being part of tonnage tax means that shipping companies must train one new officer cadet annually for every 15 officers they employ.
KR Directs Build of Green Equipment Certification Center
The Korean Register, an IACS member classification society, is leading a project to build and operate the world’s first green-ship equipment certification center in Gunsan…
NOAA Finds Lost 19th Century U.S. Coast Survey Steamer
More than 153 years after it was lost in a violent collision at sea, government and university maritime archaeologists have identified the wreck of the ship Robert J. Walker, a steamer that served in the U.S. Coast Survey, a predecessor agency of NOAA. The Walker, while now largely forgotten, served a vital role as a survey ship, charting the Gulf Coast ‒ including Mobile Bay and the Florida Keys ‒ in the decade before the Civil War.
A Hectic Night for Lake Michigan Coast Guard
From Tuesday night into early Wednesday morning, the busy Lake Michigan Coast Guard crews rescued or assisted six people and one dog in three separate emergencies.
Shipowners’ Club Publishes Two New Guidance Booklets
The club’s publications highlight best practice, good seamanship and sensible practical operational procedures in order to help reduce the incidence of property…
Today in U.S. Naval History: August 28
Today in U.S. 1867 - Captain William Reynolds of Lackawanna raises U.S. flag over Midway Island and took formal possession of these islands for the U.S. 1942 - 120 women, commissioned directly as ENS or LTJG, reported to USS Northampton, Smith College for training. 1952 - Units on USS Boxer (CV-21) launch explosive-filled drone which explodes against railroad bridge near Hungnam, Korea. First guided missile launched from ship during Korean Conflict. 1965 - Cdr.
Gladding-Hearn Delivers High-Speed Ferry to Boston
Bay State Cruise Company, Boston, Mass., has taken delivery of a new fast ferry from Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation to carry passengers between Boston and Provincetown, Massachusetts. Provincetown IV will operate daily on the 48 nautical mile, 90-minute run, along with its near sistership, Provincetown III, which the Somerset, Mass., shipyard built in 2004. Designed by Incat Crowther…
Landing School Receives Grant from Collectors Foundation
The Landing School, a post-secondary institution focused on educating tomorrow's marine industry professionals, announced they have received a grant from the Collectors Foundation…
New Damen PSV for World Wide Shipping
Damen Shipyards Galati has handed over the second platform supply vessel in a series order heralding a new era in offshore construction for Damen Shipyards Group. World Peridot, built to Damen’s PSV 3300 design, has been delivered to World Wide Supply. Delivery comes just seven weeks after the handover of the first of class PSV 3300, World Diamond, and is part of a rolling six-ship handover schedule from Damen for WWS.
Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale Yields $102.4 Million in High Bids
As part of President Obama’s all-of-the-above energy strategy to continue to expand safe and responsible domestic energy production, the Department of the Interior’s…
Ingram Barge Hires New Senior VP
Craig E. Philip, Chief Executive Officer, Ingram Barge Company announced the addition of Kim W. Nowell as the company’s new Senior Vice President, Human Resources. At Ingram, Ms. Nowell will have direct responsibility for overall planning and administration of both shore side and marine human resources. As part of the senior team reporting to Mr. Philip, she will provide an enhanced focus on organizational development and succession planning, as well as talent acquisition and retention. Ms.
Flange Protectors Prevent Hazardous Pipe Corrosion
Protecting pipelines from the damaging effects of corrosion is an essential requirement for many offshore or onshore oil and gas installations, where if left unchecked can cause leakage, failure and in extreme cases, result in expensive shutdown. Kleerband Flange Protectors, recently introduced by Allison Engineering are an innovative solution to the problem as they provide a quick and easy way to apply protection and prevent corrosion.
World Wide Metric to Exhibit at 2013 International Work Boat Show
World Wide Metric announced they will be exhibiting at the 2013 International Work Boat Show in New Orleans, Louisiana on October 9-11, 2013 at booth #3542. This…
U.K. Coastguard Holds Three Foreign Ships
The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) announced today that three foreign flagged ships were under detention in U.K. ports during July 2013 after failing Port State Control (PSC) inspection.
Wärtsilä to Supply Propulsion for Six Offshore Brazil PLVs
Wärtsilä received a significant order to supply the propulsion solutions for six new offshore pipe laying vessels being built by IHC Merwede. Three of the ships are to be built for Subsea 7, the seabed-to-surface engineering, construction, and services contractor to the offshore energy industry. The other three vessels have been ordered by Seabras Sapura, the Sapura Kencana and Seadrill partnership entity.
Rolls-Royce Syncrolift Installed in Vietnam
Rolls-Royce announced that the largest capacity Syncrolift shiplift to be built in Vietnam is now officially open for service. The Syncrolift has been installed as an element of a new shipbuilding and ship repair development at New Song Thu shipyard. Rolls-Royce designed and supplied the Syncrolift, which acts like a large elevator that raises and lowers vessels in and out of the water for dry-docking ashore.