Marad: National Maritime Symposium a good first step
Paul "Chip" Jaenichen, Acting U.S. Maritime Administrator, weighs in on the Marad Strategy Symposium. He said this week, "... The U.S.-Flag commercial fleet, crewed by U.S. merchant mariners, provides safe, reliable, and environmentally-responsible transport of cargo to support economic activity –both domestically and internationally. Maritime trade is a critical part of our country’s economy. That’s why the three day symposium was so important.
EMAS Wins Nearly $80m in Subsea Projects
EMAS announced that its Subsea Services division (EMAS AMC) has been awarded projects worth a total of approximately $80 million (USD), including options. The scope…
Passengers Rescued from Grounded Ship
All passengers and crew of MV Weesam Express 7 were successfully rescued by the personnel of Coast Guard Station (CGS) Cebu from a passenger/cargo vessel which ran aground near Lauis Ledge last night, January 23. In a report made by the Coast Guard District Central Visayas (CGDCV), MV Weesam Express 7 ran aground 1.5 nautical miles southeast of Lauis Ledge around 6:40 p.m. last night while it was en route from Ormoc to Cebu City. Around 1:30 a.m.
SeaKing Invests in Sector-specific Training
Merseyside industrial engineering firm SeaKing Electrical said it has undergone a major investment in staff training in a bid to drive growth in the marine, offshore and windfarm sectors. The Birkenhead-based company has invested across a number of areas including offshore survival training and working at heights. Staff have undergone rigorous courses at the Offshore Survival Centre at Blackpool and The Fylde College…
Weinberg Reelected Canaveral Board Chairman
Thomas "Tom" Weinberg will serve a second consecutive term as Chairman of the Canaveral Port Authority Board, accepting the job after an unanimous vote during the January Commission meeting. A fourth-generation Brevard County, Florida resident elected from District 5, Weinberg begin his Board tenure in January 2011. He is a licensed realtor who has held several local, state and federal positions, including Chief of Staff for former U.S. Sen.
Weather Harms Great Lakes Cargo Totals
Significant weather and ice delays and cancelled cargos limited U.S.-flag cargo movement on the Great Lakes to just 7.1 million tons in December and as a result, the fleet’s year-end total slipped to 89.2 million tons, a decrease of 0.4 percent compared to 2012. Iron ore cargos carried in U.S.-flag lakers totaled 43.9 million tons in 2013, a decrease of 3 percent compared to 2012. Those cargos represented 75.2 percent of all the iron ore moved on the system last year.
Today in U.S. Naval History: January 24
Today in U.S. Naval History - January 24 1942 - Battle of Makassar Strait, destroyer attack on Japanese convoy in first surface action in the Pacific during World War II 1991 - Helos from USS Leftwich and USS Nicholas recapture first Kuwaiti territory from Iraqis For more information about naval history, visit the Naval History and Heritage Command website at history.navy.mil.
Seychelles Coast Guard Begins Basic Training
On Friday 24 January, the Basic Training Program for the Seychelles Coast Guard was officially inaugurated by the Chief of Staff of the Seychelles People’s Defense Forces, Colonel Clifford Roseline, the Acting Commanding Officer of the Coast Guard, Lieutenant Colonel Simon Dine, and the Head of EUCAP Nestor, Etienne de Poncins. The Basic Training Program is a newly developed 27-week foundational training program for privates recently recruited to the Seychelles Coast Guard.
Conference to Address Future of Naval Warships
Naval officers and industry experts will gather in Portsmouth, U.K., Jan. 30-31 for the IQPC Surface Warships 2014 conference to share ideas and concepts for designing…
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.
USCG Tall Ship Returns from Repair
Coast Guard Barque Eagle returned to New London, Conn. yesterday after spending the last three and a half months undergoing dockside maintenance and a foremast overhaul at the Coast Guard Yard facility in Baltimore. The Eagle will be inport in New London during February and early March conducting crew training and continuing all required annual maintenance. In mid-March, the Eagle will sail along the…
USCG to Establish Security Zone for State of the Union Address
The Coast Guard will establish a temporary security zone Tuesday in designated waters in the National Capital Region for the State of the Union address. The security zone will be in effect from 4 p.m.
NOAA Creates Dynamic Whale Protection Area
The NOAA Fisheries Service has established a Dynamic Management Area near Savannah, Ga. to protect an aggregation of three whales sighted on January 23. Mariners…
Oil Spill Cleanup Underway in Delaware River
The U.S. Coast Guard is overseeing the cleanup of an estimated 200 gallons of crude oil Friday after a valve on a pipe leaked at the Sunoco Logistics Terminal Facility in Fort Mifflin Thursday.
Metal Shark Acquires Shipyard, Announces Expansion
Louisiana-based boat manufacturer Metal Shark Aluminum Boats is significantly expanding its operations and has acquired a large waterfront parcel to accommodate the production of larger vessels. The builder has signaled its entry into the shipbuilding sector with the purchase of a 25-acre waterfront tract located in South Louisiana’s St. Mary Parish. Plans for the new facility call for over 60,000 square feet of manufacturing space…
Warships Meet Replenishment Ship at Sea
On January 21, EU Naval Force warships, FS Siroco, FGS Hessen and ESPS Tornado rendezvoused at sea for a joint replenishment at sea (RAS) with the logistics American ship, USNS Joshua Humphreys from Task Force 53. The RAS saw more than 600 men and women from the EU Naval Force gathered in the same sea area in the Somali Basin, with the excellent coordination between all four ships ensuring that the refueling was carried out quickly and efficiently.
Port Workers Strike in Brazil
Reuetrs reported today that workers at 10 Brazilian ports began a six-hour strike in protest of an apparent move toward port privatization. Participating ports included Rio de Janeiro…
Heidmar Names van der Zijde CEO
The Board of Directors of Heidmar has announced the appointment of Hans van der Zijde as Heidmar's new Chief Executive Officer. Mr. van der Zijde graduated from…
McLean Voted CEO of Allegheny Port Authority
The Port Authority of Allegheny County’s Board of Directors today voted to hire Ellen McLean as CEO of the transit agency. McLean’s contract is effective February 1 and extends for three years…
Ingalls Awards Nearly $108,000 in School Grants
Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced today that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division has awarded nearly $108,000 in grants for 25 different projects from schools and educational organizations in Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana. The grants, which were requested by all of the organizations, will be used for projects associated with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). This is the sixth year for Ingalls' STEM program.