Storm Sets Barges Adrift in Hudson River
Multiple sources reported that two large construction barges moored near the Tappan Zee Bridge in New York broke free and floated down the Hudson River. Strong winds…
US, French Navies Partner for Security, Stability
Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HST CSG) began combined operations with the French navy's Task Force 473 in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR) Dec. 29. HST CSG, comprised of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), guided-missile cruisers USS Gettysburg (CG 64) and USS San Jacinto (CG 56) and guided-missile destroyers USS Bulkeley (DDG 84), USS Carney (DDG 64), USS Hopper…
Barge Smashes Bridge Piling
A barge struck a piling of Nara Singa Bridge, also known as Bridge Two — one of the Batam-Rempang-Galang (Barelang) series of bridges — at 3 a.m. on Sunday, according to the Jakata Post.
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.
Ice Warning Issued for Delaware Bay
The Captain of the Port (COTP) Sector Delaware Bay is notifying mariners the Ice Condition 3 has been set for the Port which includes the Delaware Bay and River…
Aker Starts Building First Product Tanker for Crowley
Aker Philadelphia Shipyard, Inc. (APSI), the wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary of Aker Philadelphia Shipyard ASA (Oslo: AKPS), began production activities today on the…
AWO Addresses Fight against Invasive Species in the Great Lakes
Responding to the Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study report released today by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, American Waterways Operators (AWO) President & CEO Tom Allegretti reiterated the tugboat, towboat and barge industry’s understanding of the need to prevent the movement of invasive species, including Asian carp, between the two watersheds by utilizing a comprehensive set of…
PPG PMC: 20 Years of Polysiloxane Coatings
PPG Industries’ protective and marine coatings (PMC) business is celebrating the 20th anniversary of polysiloxane coatings, for which PPG was granted the first patent on Jan. 4, 1994. Tim Knavish, PPG vice president, protective and marine coatings, said polysiloxane coatings have revolutionized the protective and marine coatings industry, expanding into applications such as civil infrastructure, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs)…
Triton Builds upon Recently Launched Service
Triton Overseas Transport, a global non-vessel operating common carrier (NVOCC) and international freight service provider, today announced the recent launch of…
Indian Coast Guard Receives New Fast Patrol Vessel
Hon. Raksha Mantri, Shri A K Antony today commissioned the second Fast Patrol Vessel ICGS Abheek of the Indian Coast Guard built by Cochin Shipyard. The event was…
What Will WRDA Legislation Bring?
On November 8, speaking at the Port of New Orleans, President Obama said “… corn and wheat is coming down from my home state of Illinois down the river, ending up here and then going all around the world. This was a victory for the inland waterways industry because while the President has recognized ports, dams, levees, trains, trucks and other transportation infrastructure, he has not, heretofore, underscored the value of the inland waterways.
A Closer Look at the Effects of ECAs
It’s a fact: Emission Control Areas (ECA) clean up the air that we breathe. It’s also a good bet that someday, ECAs might be the primary cause of dirtier water. That’s because the physical act of switching from fuel oil to cleaner burning distillates on oceangoing craft is anything but a routine event for some vessels. But, don’t take our word for it – the State of California does a pretty good job of recordkeeping, and the numbers don’t lie. It’s probably a good thing, then, that the U.S.
Willard Names Wang as New Director
Willard Marine, a 56-year-old builder of composite and aluminum boats, today announced the appointment of Ning Wang as director of operations and program management. Wang will be responsible for overseeing Willard Marine’s planning, purchasing, stockroom and IT operations. He will be based in the company’s corporate offices in Anaheim, Calif. Wang brings over a decade of management experience in the wireless and technology industries to Willard Marine.
Panama Canal Reiterates Expansion Commitment
The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) reaffirmed its commitment to the international maritime community and its customers to successfully complete the Expansion Program, thereby fulfilling its objective of offering a new era of opportunities to world maritime commerce. In the Advisory to Shipping (No. A-02-2014), the Panama Canal Administrator Jorge L. “Our customers are our number one priority and we will…
Tanker Blocked by Libyan Navy
Libya's navy has blocked Baku, an oil tanker allegedly chartered by Royal Asset Management, from loading crude at an eastern port that has been held for months by…
2013 in Review: LNG, the Arctic, Infrastructure and Beyond
The month of December is typically when we look back to see what went right, what didn’t and how our prognostications for the previous 11 months look, all roiled together in our muddy wake. In the interests of transparency, I looked back on this very same column, penned exactly one year ago. Unbelievably, some things didn’t happen as I envisioned. That said; some predictions held true, and then some. Why that happened is probably more important, and another topic altogether.
Carpenter Promoted AWO Executive Vice President
The American Waterways Operators, the national trade association for the tugboat, towboat and barge industry, announced that Jennifer Carpenter, AWO’s Senior Vice President – National Advocacy, has been promoted to the new position of Executive Vice President, effective immediately. In announcing the promotion, AWO President & CEO Tom Allegretti said, “Jennifer’s promotion to Executive Vice President is richly deserved and fully earned.
Belfast Coastguard Warns of Tidal Surge
Belfast Coastguard are issuing a warning following the Met Office forecast for rain during the remainder of Sunday and for strong winds or gales on Monday. The Northern…
Johnson Matthey Catalyst Selectively Reduces CO Emissions
“Compliance with both RICE NESHAP and Opacity Limits is now possible with this catalyst that selectively oxidizes CO, but not NO. Precious metal catalysts are widely used in HAPs converters to reduce CO emissions from IC engines in order to comply with the EPA’s RICE NESHAP regulation. Platinum catalysts also convert the nitric oxide (NO) in the engine exhaust to nitrogen dioxide (NO2), which under certain conditions can produce a visible plume and cause an opacity problem.
Today in U.S. Naval History: January 6
Today in U.S. Naval History - January 6 1916 - First enlisted flight training class at Pensacola, Fla. 1942 - Japanese capture 11 Navy Nurses in Manila, Philippines 1967- Operation Deckhouse V begins in Mekong Delta, Vietnam. 1996 - USS Hopper, named for R.Adm. Grace Hopper, launched. For more information about naval history, visit the Naval History and Heritage Command website at history.navy.mil.