Coast Guard Station Marblehead Accepts New Response Boat
The crew of Coast Guard Station Marblehead, Ohio, officially accepted delivery Friday of the station’s new 45-foot Response Boat-Medium. The RB-M can respond faster than previous boats of similar size with a top speed in excess of 40 knots and has advanced search capability with an installed forward-looking infrared search technology. Additionally, with twin jet propulsion, the vessel is able to respond in shallower water.
WCI, AWO Welcome Process to Reauthorize WRDA
The Waterways Council, Inc. (WCI) and The American Waterways Operators (AWO) expressed their support of the bipartisan process to move a long overdue Water Resources Development Act (WRDA).
Today in U.S. Naval History: September 13
Today in U.S. 1814 - British bombardment of Fort McHenry inspires the Star Spangled Banner. 1847 - Marine Brigade leads U.S. 1906 - Sailors and Marines from USS…
Great Lakes Coal Trade Up in August
Shipments of coal on the Great Lakes totaled 3.2 million tons in August, an increase of 9.9% over July, and an increase of 11.1% compared to a year ago. Shipments…
DOT's Foxx Names Two Marine Highways
Secretary Foxx Designates Two New Marine Highways. U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has designated two new Marine Highways. The Occoquan, Potomac, and Anacostia Rivers make up the “M-495 Marine Highway Crossing,” and is sponsored by the Northern Virginia Regional Commission and This marine highway connects ports in the District of Columbia, Northern Virginia, and Maryland for passenger services.
Jaenichen Nominated to be Permanent Marad Chief
This week, President Obama announced his intent to nominate Captain Paul Nathan Jaenichen, Sr., USN (Ret) as Administrator of the Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation. Jaenichen has been Acting Administrator since David Matsuda’s departure. Captain Paul Nathan Jaenichen, Sr., USN (Ret), currently serves as the Acting Administrator and as the Deputy Administrator of the Maritime Administration (MARAD) at the Department of Transportation.
Irving Plans for the Future
Irving Shipbuilding is currently focused on the 30-month AOPS Project Definition Contract of the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS) program, signed on March 7, 2013. Together with its Tier 1 subcontractors, Irving is working to produce a detailed AOPS ship design that delivers best value to Canada while ensuring it meets the 2015 deadline to cut steel on the first ship. Ongoing projects for Canada also require continued focus.
Vigor Industrial has emerged as a leading consolidator of shipbuilding prowess on the U.S. West Coast, and the company continues to invest in new capability and infrastructure. “Over the past year there has been a marked increase in vessel fabrication opportunities of all kinds, including for ferries, tugs, barges, and fishing vessels,” said Vince Piscitello, VP of Sales, Marketing and Business Development.
TNG: Talleres Navales Del Golfo
Talleres Navales del Golfo (TNG) shipyard at Veracruz, Mexico was originally developed as a new construction facility, but the shipyard has successfully transferred to ship repair facility with an emphasis on steelwork repair contracts. As a result of recent success in repair operations, the shipyard is currently embarking on a major development and restructuring of the shipyard, with a view to rationalizing the facilities and expanding its repair capabilities.
Vessel Ordering Mania – Why?
The flood of interest in ordering new container vessels is motivated by other factors than supply and demand. The recent surge in new vessel orders at a time of…
With a family of three yards located along the Gulf of Mexico in Alabama, Mississippi and Texas, Signal International offers new construction, rig and ship repair, offshore and technical services. Marine construction and repair needs are complimented by three dry docks; a 30,000-ton lift rig dock, a 22,000-ton Panamax dry dock and a 4,500-ton lift dry dock. In Mobile, Ala., Signal Ship Repair (SSR) offers 4,400 ft. of water front along the Mobile River with a maintained channel depth of 44 ft.
Molasses Spill Kills Fish in Honolulu Harbor
The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) has confirmed that the brown substance that is contaminating much of Honolulu Harbor and Keehi Lagoon and is the apparent…
SCI Hosts Industry Conference on Safety
On November 12, 2013, the Seamen’s Church Institute (SCI) and SafeMARINER, LLC will host “Zero Incidents through Training, Competency & Continual Improvement,” an…
HMC Delivers Enormous Lock Gates for Panama Canal
HMC recently delivered massive lock gates as part of the enormous $5.2 billion Panama Canal expansion project. The first set of Panama locks were transported from Trieste, Italy and are now off-loaded onto a temporary dock on the Atlantic side of the waterway. The arrival of the first set of new gates comes as the expansion nears the end of its sixth year of construction. To complete its part of the project…
Lamprell to Refurbish MOS Jackup Rig
Lamprell a leading provider of diversified engineering and contracting services to the onshore and offshore oil & gas and renewable energy industries, has been awarded a contract valued at approximately US$ 64 million.by Millennium Offshore Services group (MOS) to convert its 'MOS Frontier' into an accommodation support vessel. The three-legged Type MLT116C jackup rig is a multi-purpose jackup unit…
Helmsman Mixed Port With Starboard & Ferry Grounded
The owners, Marine Atlantic, give an update on the grounding of the ferry MV Blue Puttees in Port aux Basques harbour. Immediately following the incident, Marine Atlantic initiated an internal investigation to determine the cause and work towards preventing a similar incident in the future. Two external agencies, namely the Transportation Safety Board (TSB) and RCMP, also initiated investigations. It has been concluded that human error was the cause of the incident.
Marine Broker Wins P&I Scholarship Internship
Johann von Rantzau has been selected as this year's Robin Travis Scholar following final interviews of candidates in Hamburg, Germany. The scholarship provides a three-month paid internship with transport liability specialist Thomas Miller for executives employed in the shipping, transport or marine insurance sectors in Germany. From 30th September 2013, Johann will be attached to Thomas Miller’s London head office where the businesses managed include the UK P&I Club, the TT Club and ITIC.
Costa Concordia Wreck Rotation: Tentative Date Set
The rotation of the Concordia is fixed for six o'clock in the morning of Monday, September 16th. However, weather conditions have to be favorable and a final decision will be therefore communicated by 2 pm the day before, announces Italy government Civil Protection Commissioner Franco Gabrielli . The cruise shipl, which has rested partly submerged in shallow waters off the Tuscan island of Giglio since the accident in January 2012…
Road Transport Puts Denmark Ferry Out of the Running
Kattegatruten’s ferry services between Kalundborg and Aarhus are to end next month . The core business area for the service is truck transport and driverless cars, but for months the service has been unprofitable. "It is impossible to compete with Eastern European prices. Danish haulage companies are increasingly using Southeast European road transport companies as subcontractors. This means much lower…
SatCom Useage Savings Vaunted by Inmarsat Boss
Maritime industry leaders attending the current London International Shipping Week heard how ship owners and managers can achieve 10 per cent operational savings…