Mustang Launches Ocean Commander Immersion Suit
Mustang Survival is pleased to launch an improved Ocean Commander immersion suit to the Canadian marketplace; the first immersion suit to receive Transport Canada, MED, and SOLAS approvals. After research and tests, this launch also marks the return of the long-trusted Ocean Commander immersion suit for sailors, offshore boaters, fisherman and other commercial marine workers alike. The new Ocean Commander…
General Dynamics Tests U.S. Navy UUVs
General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, completed the comprehensive risk reduction program for the U.S. Navy’s Knifefish Surface Mine Countermeasure Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (UUV) program. Designed to discover any potential systems defect early on in the program’s development phase, the configuration item test (CIT) successfully verified key components within…
Today in U.S. Naval History: August 6
Today in U.S. 1862 - CSS Arkansas destroyed by her commanding officer to prevent capture by USS Essex. 1943 - Battle of Vella Gulf begins. U.S. destroyers sink three of four Japanese destroyers. 1945 - Atomic bomb detonated over Hiroshima, Japan. Navy weaponeer, Captain W.S. Parsons, USN, armed the atomic bomb on the B-29 bomber, Enola Gay. 1990 - President George Bush orders Operation Desert Shield…
Ports America Hires VP for Sales and Marketing
Ports America announced that Paul Birnbaum has joined Ports America Stevedoring as vice president-sales and marketing. Reporting to Ports America Stevedoring President Tom Perdue…
NorSea Group Adds U.K. GM
NorSea Group, a supplier of base services and integrated logistics systems to the oil and gas industry in Norway, appointed Kim Christensen as its first U.K. General Manager to lead the group’s future developments in Scotland. Mr. Christensen will head up NorSea Group (U.K.) Ltd, a new company within the Group, which has been established to reinforce the Group’s commitment to enhance its business activity in the U.K. To support this, NorSea Group will open its first U.K. office in Aberdeen.
New Brazilian Navy Ship Leaves U.K.
The newest ship in the Brazilian Navy’s fleet departed the U.K. on a journey of more than 10,000 miles to Brazil. Araguari is the third of three Amazonas Class ocean patrol vessels delivered to the Brazilian Navy by BAE Systems. She is designed for maritime security, as well as being able to support humanitarian relief and search-and-rescue operations. Her two sister ships, Amazonas and APA, were delivered by BAE Systems last year and have already begun operations in Brazil.
Raymarine’s New InstAlertTM technology Update
InstAlertTM, the new safety enhancing software upgrade for Raymarine’s TH Series handheld thermal cameras, automatically highlights in red the ‘hottest’ objects visible.
Abakan Incorporates Subsidiary, MesoCoat
Abakan Inc., a company in the advanced coatings and metal formulations markets, announced the incorporation of a new subsidiary, MesoCoat Coating Services Inc. (MCS)…
New Panamax Vessel Requirements
The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) issued a release reminding customers that vessels arriving at Canal waters, whether for docking or transiting the Panama Canal, must comply with vessel requirements, as stated in the Maritime Regulations for the Operation of the Panama Canal and OP’s Notice to Shipping No. ACP said the purpose of the advisory is to inform the shipping community of the definitions and requirements applicable to all vessels intending to transit the Panama Canal’s new locks.
Heavy Duty Floodlight Is a Match For Any Job
Working ships require reliable illumination that withstands the most demanding tasks in the harshest marine environments. Hella marine specifically addresses commercial vessel needs with its new ultra heavy-duty AS 5000 LED floodlight. This 5,000+ lumen LED lamp provides highly effective and dependable illumination while drawing only 60 W, or 5 amps at 12V and 2.5 amps at 24V. Hella's precision optical engineering a crisp white color that closely simulates daylight.
Dredging Funds Approved by Port Commission
In a special meeting held in Houston yesterday, August 5, the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority approved $296,000 in increased funding for maintenance…
Keppel Celebrates 45 Years
In commemoration of its 45th Anniversary, themed “Shaping the Future”, Keppel Corporation commits $12 million to National Art Gallery, Singapore in support of its center for art education…
Bolloré Orders Additional Konecrane RTGs
In July 2013 Konecranes received an order for eight Rubber Tired Gantry (RTG) cranes from Bolloré Group. The cranes will be delivered to container terminals operated…
Nortek Technical Symposium 2013
Register is now open for the 2013 Nortek Technical Symposium in San Diego, California on September 20-21, Nortek announced. This year’s event features keynote speakers from Ocean Observatories Initiative, Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Attendees and presenters also include a host of other scientific researchers, engineers, system integrators and operational clients.
Atsec Fixed Reader Passes TWIC Trials
Atsec announced the successful test of Schneider Electric’s PC3-TBR reader against the specifications set forth by the TWIC Reader Evaluation Program. Before vendors…
Another Mitsui Handy-max Bulk Carrier Delivered
Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (MES) completed and delivered a 56,000 dwt type bulk carrier MV Sun VILⅡ (MES Hull No. 1851) at its Chiba Works on August 6, 2013 to Sun VIL Shipping SA, Marshall Islands. This vessel is a handy-max type bulk carrier of 56,000 dwt with a large cargo hold capacity over 70,000 m3 and marks the 159th ship of its series. The vessel is designed in accordance with IACS Common Structural Rules.
Baron Releases New Weather Software
Weather services company Baron Services, Inc. announced the immediate availability of the Velocity Weather API, designed for use by marine industry manufacturers and software developers who want to integrate a weather stream into their final product, including smart phone and tablet apps, websites, MFDs and chart plotters. According to the developer, Velocity Weather API delivers powerful, reliable, location-based and meteorologically accurate weather and atmospheric data via the Internet.
EFC Looks to Recruit 50 Staff in Highlands
EFC Group, a leading designer and manufacturer of instrumentation, monitoring, handling and control systems for the global oil and gas industry, has announced plans to recruit up to 50 people in the Highlands as part of its rapid expansion in the area. The recruitment drive follows an acceleration of EFC’s growth strategy in Forres, with the launch of a second base in Enterprise Park in May this year representing a £100,000 investment by the firm.
DMCA and Civil Defence Discuss Dubai Maritime Strategy
Move aimed at promoting role integration in driving maritime sector development. Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) recently held a joint meeting with officials from the Directorate General of Civil Defence – Dubai to discuss the latest developments in implementing the Dubai Maritime Sector Strategy (MSS) which is the first step aimed at achieving a radical change across the local maritime industry and ultimately positioning Dubai as a leading international maritime hub.
Vital North Sea/Baltic Sea Link Disruption
The local labour union VERDI has given official notice of a strike at Kiel-Canal Locks (Brunsbuettel) 7, August through to Sunday 11, August, 2013. Maritime traffic will experience heavy delays/restrictions during this period. The Kiel Canal, one of the busiest waterways in the world, is a 98-kilometre (61 mi) long canal linking the North Sea at Brunsbüttel to the Baltic Sea at Kiel-Holtenau. An average…