USCG Report Investigates Tuna Boat Sinking
The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) released the results of its investigation into the June 2010 sinking of the U.S. flagged Distant Water Tuna Fleet vessel Majestic Blue 2…
MHSCo Breaks Ground on Navy Maintenance Facilities
The Maritime Helicopter Support Company (MHSCo), a Sikorsky and Lockheed Martin joint venture company, today broke ground to build the maintenance and warehouse…
IMO’s MEPC Meets for 66h Session
The Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) meets for its 66th session from 31 March to 4 April 2014, at IMO Headquarters in London.
HAVEP: Two Passenger Vessels Detained
Preliminary results from the Harmonized Verification Program (HAVEP) on passenger ships, carried out between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013 in the Paris MoU…
Sweden Shares Littoral Knowledge
Swedish Navy working with U.S. Naval experts are meeting in Monterey, California, this week to discuss something the Swedish armed forces know quite well: naval operations in the littoral or near coastal waters are very complex. Littoral warfare is very different from open ocean operations. The U.S. Navy is looking to the experience and expertise of the Swedish navy to operate, fight and prevail in this environment.
Cleanup Efforts Ramp up in Texas City
The U.S. Coast Guard is ramping up efforts to clean oil in the Ports of Texas City and Galveston Wednesday, as expected afternoon weather will likely hinder or cease…
Modern Solutions Power Systems Conference
Thomas Alva Edison, who is considered to be one of the most prolific inventors in history, once said, “I find out what the world needs. Then I go ahead and try to invent it.” His invention of the long-lasting electric light bulb was exactly what the world needed and has revolutionized the way we live today. Since then, the explosive growth of the electric power industry has brought about as many challenges as it has accomplishments.
New Air Regulator from TDI Improves Air Flow Consumption
Tech Development (TDI) introduces its new TurboFlow Air Regulator which the company says dramatically improves air delivery to the start system. The TurboFlow Regulator combined with other TDI start system components provides perfectly matched air-flow to the turbine starter for improved reliability and significant system savings. “One of our marine customers was looking to get more than the three…
APR Energy Turbines to Power South Pacific Mining
APR Energy, a company in fast-track power solutions, announced today the signing of a mobile gas turbine contract to provide fast-track power to an industrial customer in the South Pacific.
Cuban Migrants Rescued by Cruise Ship Crew
The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) said in a news release that 41 Cuban migrants were rescued by the Carnival Ecstasy cruise ship in the Florida Straits Tuesday evening. Crewmembers aboard the 855-foot Carnival Ecstasy located the vessel at 7 p.m. Tuesday, the Coast Guard said, adding the vessel was “grossly overloaded,” unseaworthy, was taking on water and did not have any navigation or life saving equipment on board.
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.
Cobham to Debut Offshore Safety Systems at OTC
Cobham Life Support will introduce its new maritime safety system, Survivor+ at OTC 2014, May 5-8 in Houston, Texas. The Survivor+ Personal Overboard Survival System…
Search Resumes for Missing Flight 370
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) reported that the search for signs of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 aircraft in the Australian search and rescue region has resumed following a day of suspension due to poor weather. Today’s operations commenced with a total of six countries now assisting in the operation: Australia, New Zealand, the United States, Japan, China and the Republic of Korea.
Countdown Begins for UK Aircraft Carrier Naming
The countdown to the naming of the U.K. Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier has begun today, marking 100 days until the major milestone in the Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier program. HMS Queen Elizabeth will be officially named by Her Majesty The Queen in a ceremony at Rosyth on Friday, July 4. The naming of the first of class comes five years after first steel was cut on the ship in July 2009…
Cruise Passenger Medevaced off N.C. Coast
The U.S. Coast Guard medevaced a 35-year-old man Tuesday from a cruise ship approximately 180 miles east of Nags Head, N.C. The captain of the 965-foot cruise ship Norwegian Gem notified watchstanders at the Fifth District Command Center at 2:21 p.m. stating a passenger was in medical distress. Coast Guard watchstanders launched crews aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and an HC-130 Hercules from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., to assist.
MRM Facilitator Training Concludes in Manila
A successful Maritime Resource Management (MRM) Facilitator training event concluded today in Makati City, Manila, Philippines as 22 participants from China, Germany, Indonesia, Philippines and Singapore had gathered for the two-day event held at the European Training & Competence Center (ETCC) Inc. to be trained and certified as MRM Facilitators. Martin Hernqvist of ALL Academy, trainer at the event, said the event was a success thanks to the active participation from the attendees.
Volvo Penta Bolsters Americas Team
Volvo Penta announced two key appointments to strengthen its management team in the Americas: The company has appointed Ed Monacchio as vice president distribution development, region Americas and Gabriel Barsalini as general manager, South America. Monacchio joined Volvo Penta as U.S. marketing manager in 1996. Most recently, he was vice president of aftermarket and customer support for North America.
Today in U.S. Naval History: March 26
Today in U.S. Naval History - March 26 1942 - Adm. King becomes both Chief of Naval Operations and Commander, U.S. Fleet 1943 - Battle of Komandorski Islands, prevents Japanese reinforcements from reaching Attu 1966 - Operation Jackstay in Navy's first amphibious assault in Vietnam's inland waters 1968 - Operation Bold Dragon III began in Mekong Delta For more information about naval history, visit the Naval History and Heritage Command website at history.navy.mil.
Towboat Grounds in Ohio River
The U.S. Coast Guard USCG) said it is responding to a report of a grounded towing vessel near mile marker 65 on the Ohio River, Wednesday. A slight sheen has been…
AEUK Sponsors Submarine Race Team
Atlas Elektronik UK (AEUK) announced that it has been welcomed on board as one of the sponsors of the Bath University Team (BURST) for this year’s European International…