PVA Elects President, Officers and Board Members
During the PVA Annual Convention at MariTrends 2014, held January 18-21 in Houston, members of the Passenger Vessel Association (PVA) elected Terri Bernstein, BB Riverboats Newport, Ky., as PVA President for 2014. Dave Anderson, Fire Island Ferries, Inc., Bay Shore, N.Y. Margo Marks, Beaver Island Boat Company, Charlevoix, Mich. Captain Terri Bernstein is Vice President of Operations of BB Riverboats in Newport, Ky.
Abrupt Change of Command at Port of Houston
Colonel Leonard Waterworth, Executive Director of the Port of Houston Authority announced today that he is stepping down as its Executive Director, effective January 31, 2014. Roger Guenther, Deputy Executive Director of Operations, will take over as the Port Authority's Executive Director. Waterworth advised the Port Commission that he had accepted the role for two years, to help the Port Authority through recent transitions and to use his U.S.
CJR Propulsion Acquires Oval Stainless
CJR Propulsion announced the completion of an agreement to purchase all commercial assets and intellectual property from leading stainless steel fabricator, Oval Stainless. In addition, the agreement includes the transfer of all current employees – helping to secure the continued employment of Oval's existing, highly-skilled team. The acquired assets and retained staff will form part of the newly established CJR Fabrication…
New Research Will Aid Naval Planners
The Office of Naval Research Global (ONR Global) announced Jan. 30 a grant to the University of Melbourne that will provide new insights into ocean conditions-crucial…
New Zealand Maritime Certification Overhaul
New Zealand Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee has signed into law the Maritime Rules giving effect to SeaCert – a major overhaul of the certification process for New Zealand seafarers.
Coast Guard Examining Pollution Risk after Truck Falls through the Ice
The U.S. Coast Guard and representatives from local emergency response agencies responded to the scene of a truck that fell through the ice, Friday morning, near Catawba Island in western Lake Erie.
Talks Continue on Panama Canal Locks Project
The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) said talks will continue with Zurich American and Grupo Unidos por el Canal, S.A. (GUPC) (formed by the companies Sacyr Vallehermoso, S.A (Spain), Impregilo, S.p.A.
Washington Ferries Renamed After the Seahawks
Passengers traveling on the Washington State Ferries Sunday, Feb. 2, will be boarding the “M/V Russell Wilson” or crossing Puget Sound on the “M/V Richard Sherman” as Gov. Jay Inslee has directed the vessels be named in honor of the Seattle Seahawks. “We couldn’t be more proud of our Seahawks as they represent our state in the Super Bowl,” said Inslee. The team has counted on a strong running game to carve out a path to victory.
Will an Unsteady Ship Affect Superbowl XLVIII?
With the Superbowl around the corner, unusual maritime ties may play a role in the big game between the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks. As part of the press events leading up to Superbowl XLVIII, the Broncos held press conferences Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday aboard a 210-foot luxury cruise liner docked in the Hudson River outside the team’s hotel in Jersey City, N.J. On Wednesday and Thursday…
Maritime Reporter @ 75: The Daily Cartoon
Maritime Reporter & Engineering News was founded by John J. O'Malley (1905-1980) in 1939, and today ranks as the world's largest audited trade publication in the world serving the maritime industry, with a circulation of more than 35,000 worldwide, including ship and boat owners, ship and boat builders, naval architects and marine engineers. Today Maritime Reporter heads a group of four print and 10 websites serving the global maritime, offshore and subsea sector.
Irish Coast Guard Issues Weather Alert
Members of the public have been urged to heed the advice of the Irish Coast Guard as Met Éireann has issued an orange weather warning. Southerly gales will develop…
MJM Group Buys Mivan
MJM Group Chairman Brian McConville announced that he has bought Mivan out of administration. Established in 1983 by the McConville family, MJM Group refurbishes Cruise Liners…
Soles Joins Glosten Associates
Peter Soles has joined The Glosten Associates as a Marine Consultant and will be supporting the firm’s ocean engineering and marine logistics projects. “Peter brings a broad knowledge of marine transportation policy, oceangoing vessel management and operation, voyage and cargo logistics, navigation, and tug/towing operations,” said Justin Morgan, PE, Glosten Principal. Prior to joining Glosten, Soles…
DHT Plans Three More VLCC Newbuilds
DHT Holdings, Inc. has entered into a letter of intent with Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (HHI) in South Korea for the construction of three additional very large crude carrier vessels (VLCCs) at a contract price of $97.3 million each, including $2.3 million in additions and upgrades to the standard specification, for delivery in September, October and November 2016. This comes after DHT announced on January 8 that it declared an option to construct another VLCC at HHI for $92.7 million…
Arbitration Awards NAT $10.2M for Ship Repair Bill
Nordic American Tankers (NAT) announced that an arbitration panel in London has produced an award in favor of NAT. Gulf Navigation Holding PJSC (GulfNav) was the other party in the arbitration.
Coast Guard Medevacs Sick Mariner
The U.S. Coast Guard medically evacuated a 42-year-old man from a New Bedford, Mass., fishing vessel approximately 75 miles south east of the New York Harbor, Thursday.
Huisman is Keeping Very Busy in Schiedam
Huisman, a worldwide specialist in lifting, drilling and subsea solutions, currently has five new built pipelay systems out on the quayside of their production facility in Schiedam, The Netherlands. These “high five” showcase the latest in pipelay technology and underline the added value of the new production hall for Huisman Schiedam. This 66m high production hall offers the largest indoor lifting capacity in Europe (1…
Today in U.S. Naval History: January 31
Today in U.S. Naval History - January 31 1944 - American amphibious landing on Kwajalein, Marshall Islands 1961 - Lieutenant Commander Samuel Lee Gravely, Jr. becomes first African-American to command a combat ship, USS Falgout 1981 - Era of Enlisted Naval Aviators ends when last pilot retired For more information about naval history, visit the Naval History and Heritage Command website at history.navy.mil.
ISS Palumbo Earns New Accreditations
ISS Palumbo, the offshore project logistics and freight forwarding division of Inchcape Shipping Services, has strengthened its compliance credentials by achieving ISO 9001…
GAC Establishes New Logistics Company
GAC Marine Logistics (GML) has established a new company in Hamburg as the latest addition to its growing network of offices coordinating ship spares logistics around the world. The new company GAC Marine Logistics GmbH, which starts trading on February 1, further develops GML’s door-to-deck delivery and warehousing products and builds on existing strong relationships in key markets such as West Africa, South America and the Middle East, the company said.