Today in U.S. Naval History: December 16
Today in U.S. 1821 - Lt. Robert F. Stockton and Dr. Eli Ayers, a naval surgeon and member of American Colonizing Society, induce a local African king to sell territory for a colony which became the Republic of Liberia. 1907 - Great White Fleet departs Hampton Roads, Va. to circumnavigate the world. 1922 - USS Bainbridge (DD-246) rescues 482 persons from burning French transport Vinh-Long. 1941 - USS Swordfish (SS-193) sinks Japanese cargo ship Atsutasan Maru.
MacGregor Heavy-lift Electric Cranes Ordered for Nordana MPVs
MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has won a contract to deliver four 250-metric-ton heavy-lift electric cranes to two 12,000 dwt multipurpose vessels (MPVs) for a Danish operator Nordana. As part of a fleet refurbishment plan, the long-established Danish operator, Nordana, ordered four heavy-lift versions of MacGregor's variable frequency drive (VFD) electric cranes which are scheduled for delivery during 2014 and 2015.
U.S. Coast Guard Hosts Spill Seminar
The U.S. Coast Guard hosted the 2013 Spill of National Significance Executive Seminar at its headquarters Monday. As a follow up and identified best practice to the 2012 Spill of National Significance (SONS) Executive Seminar, the Coast Guard hosted the 2013 Executive Seminar to explore national level policy issues associated with Arctic spill response and to exercise national-level coordination of Senior Officials during an Arctic SONS.
Transas Simulators Chosen for Two Egyptian Training Centers
Transas Marine simulators have been chosen by the College of Maritime Transport and Technology and the Integrated Simulators Complex (ISC). These are the two institutions of Arab Academy of Science…
Downtown Baton Rouge to House World-Class Water Campus
Today, Governor Bobby Jindal, officials from the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA), Department of Economic Development and the Baton Rouge Area Foundation (BRAF) joined leaders from the City of Baton Rouge, The Water Institute of the Gulf, Louisiana State University and other coastal research institutes to unveil plans for the establishment of The Water Campus in Baton Rouge. The…
693 Rescued from Engine Troubled Vessel
Joint elements of Philippine Coast Guard Search and Rescue Vessel (SARV) 002 and MV Asia Pacific successfully rescued 693 passengers of M/V Trans Asia 5 after it…
First Japan-India Maritime Exercise in Indian Waters
The first ever Japan-India Maritime Exercise (JIMEX) to be conducted in waters off the Indian coast is scheduled in the Bay of Bengal from December 19-22, 2013.
Barge Taking on Water off NYC
The U.S. Coast Guard received a report of a barge taking on water in the vicinity of New York Harbor, today. At approximately 12:17 p.m., a communication watchstander at Coast Guard Sector New York received notification from the commercial tug Patricia that the barge it’s pushing was taking on water. A rescue boatcrew from Coast Guard Station New York, Cutter Hawser and New York Police Department’s Harbor unit conducted dewatering operations and escorted the vessel to Claremont, N.J.
Finland Takes Majority Stake in Aker Arctic Technology Inc.
A Finland government owned investment company, Finnish Industry Investment Ltd, has today purchased a 66.4 per cent majority stake of the shares of Aker Arctic Technology…
Free Marine VHF Check Call Expanding, Seeks Hosts
Sea Tow Services International, Inc., a leading professional marine assistance provider in the USA, says that the number of stations transmitting its free Automated Radio Check service in coastal and inland boating areas across the U.S. has risen to over 130 locations. Claimed to be the first and only service of its kind, Sea Tow continues to seek new host stations in its mission to expand this vital boating safety service.
China's Shanghai Port on Track to Stay World No.1
The Port of Shanghai posted a 4.3 per cent increase in container volume in November year-on-year to 2.94 million TEU, according to figures from Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG) reports the Shipping Gazette. Throughput of the entire port of Shanghai is expected to hit 33.5 million, enabling it to stay as the world's largest container port for the fourth consecutive year, according to Shipping Gazette, citing a Xinhua report.
SBM Offshore Looks Back Comfortably on 2013
“From a difficult start, 2013 has been a year of achievements. As we close, we are updating the market on further steps that mark SBM Offshore’s progress and our determination to manage our business rigorously and efficiently. We are pleased to announce that the Deep Panuke facility has received Production Acceptance Notice and is formally on hire. This has been a tough project, but its delivery reflects the advances we have made.
COSCO Wins Asset Titanium Award
COSCO International has been awarded an Asset Corporate Titanium Award for outstanding performance in the fields of social responsibility, environmental responsibility and investor relations during year 2013. The Asset Corporate Awards 2013 were presented at a recent gala dinner organised by the Asian financial magazine 'The Asset'. COSCO inform that this is the fourth consecutive year that COSCO International has been honored in this competition…
Maritime Security, Policy, Studies Offered at UK University
Develops an understanding of maritime security through topics such as ports, ships at anchor, ships at sea, and the extraction of energy from or via the sea. Historical…
KH Radar Keeps an Eye on Christmas Island Approaches
Kelvin Hughes announces the permanent installation of an S-Band SharpEye™ radar and antenna on Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean for maritime surveillance of the coastal region. An Australian territory, located 2,600 kilometres northwest of Perth, Christmas Island has been regularly used by immigrants and asylum seekers as a pathway to obtaining refugee status. This has placed significant pressure on the Australian government with its duty of care requirements…
Australian Warship Thwarts Arabian Sea Drug Smugglers
Australian personnel onboard 'HMAS Melbourne' have seized and destroyed amphetamines valued at approximately $11.3-million during two separate boardings over the past week in the Arabian Sea as part of the Combined Maritime Forces. Approximately $6.2 million of amphetamines was discovered during the first boarding on 13 December 2013 and a further quantity valued at $5.1-million was found when a second vessel was boarded on 16 December 2013.
NOIA Commends Maryland Offshore Wind Auction
"NOIA supports an all-of-the-above approach to meeting our nation’s growing energy needs and we welcome the news of a proposed wind auction offshore Maryland. We applaud Secretary Jewell on her department’s continued forward movement toward offshore wind development in the Atlantic OCS, which has the potential to add needed jobs, economic activity, and energy security to our nation. At the same time…
China Navigation to Buy Pacifca Shipping (New Zealand)
The China Navigation Company (CNCo), the deep sea shipping arm of the multinational Swire Group, has signed a conditional sale and purchase agreement to acquire…
Alfa Laval Wins North Sea Oil Platform Equipment Contract
Providers of heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling systems, Alfa Laval says it has won an order to supply equipment to an offshore oil platform in the North Sea. The order has a value of approximately SEK 50 million and delivery is scheduled for 2014. The equipment supplied by Alfa Laval will be part of the important auxiliary system on the platform. “This is the third large oil and gas order within a month, reflecting the good activity level in the sector.
The Brits Turn Again to the Sea
Glasgow based Clyde Marine Training, the largest provider of officer training in the UK, reported that they have received over 5,000 applications this year alone, an 11% increase on last year and a 27% increase on 10 years ago. Not only has the number increased the quality of applicant has too, with more applicants having achieved 3 or more passes in A-Level, or equivalent standard, this year than ever before.