Today in U.S. Naval History: August 9
Today in U.S. 1815 - Capt. Stephen Decatur concludes treaty for U.S. 1842 - Signing of Webster-Ashburton Treaty under which U.S. and Great Britain agreed to cooperate in suppressing the slave trade. 1865 - Return of Naval Academy to Annapolis after four years at Newport, R.I. 1945 - Atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan. Navy weaponeer arms the atomic bomb. 1949 - First use of pilot-ejection seat for emergency escape in U.S. made by LT Jack I. Fruin of VF-171 near Walterboro, S.C.
IMCA Consultation on International Offshore Diving Code of Practice
The International Code of Practice for Offshore Diving (IMCA D 014), published by the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA), provides advice on ways…
Maritime Safety Awards Announced
On July 29, 2013, The American Equity Underwriters, Inc. (AEU) presented the 2012 Safety Awards at the annual American Longshore Mutual Association (ALMA) Conference in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, where Coach Gene Stallings was the keynote speaker. The awards are given each year to the best performing ALMA members nationwide and are based on the number of accidents and the severity of accidents for the calendar year.
Pacific Partnership 2013 Engineers Work Alongside Students
Pacific Partnership 2013 engineers from the New Zealand Army are working with students at the Tabaka Rural Training Center to remodel a student accommodation building on the training center's campus…
Navy Investigation: Sailor's Death was Accidental
A command investigation into the death of a Guam-based U.S. Navy Sailor has determined the death to be the result of accidental drowning while free diving. Navy Diver 3rd Class Robert Dotzler…
Coast Guard Assists Three Boaters Near Salem, N.J.
The Coast Guard assisted three boaters whose 27-foot pleasure craft ran aground near Salem Friday. A boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Philadelphia safely transported…
Nordic Yards to Build Deckhouse for Russian Icebreaker
Nordic Yards has been awarded the tender for the construction of a deckhouse for a Russian icebreaker. A contract for the fabrication of a deckhouse as part of the superstructure for the icebreaker LK-25 was concluded between the St. Petersburg Baltic Shipyard, which is part of the Russian state-owned United Shipbuilding Corporation OSK, and Germany's Nordic Yards. According to the terms of the contract, the deckhouse weighs 2,500 tonnes and is fully fitted out.
Great Lakes Coal Trade Up 7.3% in July
Shipments of coal on the Great Lakes totaled 2.9 million tons in July, an increase of 2.5% over June, and an increase of 7.3% compared to a year ago. This marks the second straight month trade rises.
Crowley to Expand Petroleum Fleet and Service Offerings
Crowley Maritime Corporation announced today that it will continue to grow its fleet of petroleum vessels and enhance service to customers by contracting with Aker Philadelphia Shipyard Inc. (APSI) to build up to eight product tankers for delivery between 2015 and the end of 2017. Construction contracts have been signed with APSI for the first four 330,000-barrel tankers with deliveries in 2015 and 2016.
Ingalls Declares Quarterly Dividend
Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.10 per share, payable on Sept. 13, 2013,…
Shipping Corporation and Two Engineers Convicted in ‘Magic Pipe’ Case
Diana Shipping Services S.A., a Panamanian corporation headquartered in Greece, Ioannis Prokakis and Antonios Boumpoutelos, both citizens of Greece, were convicted…
Ferguson Reports Profits Increase for 2012
The Ferguson Group, global specialists in the provision of offshore DNV 2.7-1/EN12079 containers and accommodation solutions, has posted its 2012 results, which show continuing growth, with worldwide sales increasing by over 10% to £57.6m and pre tax profits up to £16.2m from £15.6m in 2011. Commenting on the results, Richard Smith, Group Finance Director, said: “2012 was another successful year for the Ferguson Group…
IHC Merwede to Build Six Pipelaying Vessels for €1 Billion
IHC Merwede’s Offshore division secured orders worth over €1 billion for the design, engineering and construction of a total of six pipelaying vessels. The agreements…
Voith Propels Two New Long Beach Fireboats
Voith will provide Voith Schneider Propellers and turbo couplings for two fireboats designed by Robert Allan Ltd. for the Port of Long Beach, U.S. With a water pumping capacity of more than 40,000 gallons per minute they will be among the world's most powerful fireboats. With a total of 10 monitors, each of the two identical fireboats is able to throw more than 40,000 gallons of water per minute. The water jets reach a height of up to 236 feet and a distance of up to 580 feet.
New Counter-Piracy Force Flagship on Station
The Dutch Landing Platform Dock 'HNLMS Johan de Witt' has joined the EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Somalia – Operation Atalanta. For the next 4 months, Johan de Witt will be the EU Naval Force flagship, hosting the Force Commander, Commodore Peter Lenselink, and his multinational staff on board. HNLMS Johan de Witt is a Landing Platform Dock, 176.5 metres in length and 16,948 tonnes displacement. She can accommodate up to 600 persons and has many different assets…
NewLead Holdings' NASDAQ Compliance Plan Accepted
Greece's NewLead Holdings Ltd. says that NASDAQ has accepted its plan to regain compliance in order to permit the continued listing of the Company's common stock on the NASDAQ Global Select Market.
Crowley Maritime Named a Top 3PL Provider Again
For the fifth consecutive year, Crowley Maritime Corp.’s logistics group has been recognized as one of the best-equipped industry providers after being named a 2013 Inbound Logistics Top 100 Third-Party Logistics (3PL) Provider. Editors selected Crowley, along with the company’s fellow honorees, from hundreds of candidates, based on its ability to offer diverse operational capabilities, scalability and experience to meet readers' unique supply chain and logistics needs.
Ardmore Shipping Orders Product Tankships
Ireland's Ardmore Shipping Corporation (NYSE: ASC) say they have begun the execution of their product and chemical tankship fleet explansion plan. The company has put the plan into effect by exercising options on a further two 50,300-dwt IMO 3 eco-design product tankers ordered from SPP Shipbuilding Co. Ltd, South Korea. (“SPP”). This extends the series from SPP to a total of eight new ships with deliveries beginning in January 2014.
Latest DofD, Navy, Contracts
Two dredging and dredging related contracts are among the latest awarded by the Department of Defense, Navy, for the contracting authority, the Army Corps of Engineers.
New Scania Marine Engines Tier 3 EPA Compliant
The Scania Marine engine range for EPA Tier 3 is the latest edition to the Scania marine engine range, which includes enhanced environmental performance with increased power, and yet unchanged fuel consumption. The engine range consists of a 13 liter Inline six and a powerful 16 liter V8 for use in both marine propulsion and marine auxiliary applications. These new engines will conform to upcoming…