USCG 9TH District Commander Honors 75 Yrs Auxiliary Service
The Coast Guard 9th District honored 75 years of service from the Coast Guard Auxiliary in a ceremony at the Coast Guard Cleveland moorings today. What began as fishermen and private boaters reporting sightings of U-boats in American Coastal waters has evolved into the Coast Guard Auxiliary. The Auxiliary was established in 1939 to facilitate the operations of the Coast Guard. Starting out as the Coast Guard Reserve…
NZ's New Maritime Safety System: MOSS
Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) says it heralds the biggest change to New Zealand’s commercial shipping sector in 15 years by welcoming the first operator into its new Maritime Operator Safety System (MOSS). Sanford’s Tauranga in-shore fishing operation entered the MOSS system at a formal presentation in Tauranga. Sanford operates four vessels out of Tauranga and has developed a comprehensive safety system covering the entire operation…
Ingalls Gets Coast Guard NSC Advance Procurement Contract
Ingalls Shipbuilding division says it has received an $76.5 million fixed-price contract from the U.S. Coast Guard to purchase long-lead materials for the eighth National Security Cutter, Midgett (WMSL 757). Construction and delivery of Midgett would take place at the company's Pascagoula facility. The advance procurement funds will be used to purchase major items for Midgett, including steel, the main propulsion systems, generators, electrical switchboards and major castings.
Transas Offshore Simulator for Batumi State Maritime Academy
Batumi State Maritime Academy (BSMA) and Transas Marine Black Sea today signed a contract for supply and installation of the Transas Full Mission Offshore simulator. The simulator complex will be one of the most advanced in the Black Sea region. The full mission Transas offshore simulator with 270 degrees visualisation is based on the Transas NTPRO 5000 software and will be used for training in dynamic positioning operations.
ACV Development: DoD Award Contract Modifications
The US Department of Defense informs it has awarded contract modifications to previously awarded contracts with BAE Systems Land & Armaments, as well as with General Dynamics Information Technology to understand the risks and assist the government in determining the best approach for developing a High Waterspeed Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV). The DoD explains that detailed trade studies, requirements studies…
K-Line Welcomes 'Galaxy River'
Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd., Tokyo, (hereafter called "K" Line) announced delivery of "GALAXY RIVER", an 82,200 cbm-type LPG Carrier at Sakaide Shipyard of Kawasaki Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., Japan on June 27, 2014. GALAXY RIVER will be operated by "K" Line under a Consecutive Voyage Charter Contract with Japan Gas Energy Corporation. The main cargo that will be transported is LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) from the Middle East to be discharged in Japan and other Far East ports.
Saab Acquires ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems AB
Defence and security company Saab has today entered into an agreement with ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions AG regarding the acquisition of ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems AB (TKMS AB, formerly Kockums). The purchase price is MSEK 340. This acquisition is in line with Saab’s ambition to increase its capabilities in the naval domain. This move further strengthens Saab’s status as a comprehensive supplier of military systems.
Rolls-Royce Merges 2 Subsidiaries for Better Engine Life Management
Rolls-Royce today announced the merger of two wholly owned subsidiaries, Aero Engine Controls (AEC) and Optimized Systems and Solutions (OSyS), to form a new business, Controls and Data Services (CDS), which will continue to operate as part of the Rolls-Royce Group. The new business will bring together equipment sensors, controls and monitoring systems with performance analysis and health management services, delivering greater asset intelligence at a faster pace.
Liberian Registry Rated Best Performer - Paris MoU
Liberia has been confirmed as the best-performing major ship registry worldwide over the last three years in the latest statistics from the Paris Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Port State Control. The Paris MoU statistics confirm that Liberia had the best detention rate during the last three years of those registries with more than 100,000 gt of shipping under their flag. Liberia’s detention rate was 2.03 per cent, based on 82 detentions arising from 4,046 inspections.
EBDG Hires Marine Engineer Eubank
Naval Architect and Marine Engineer firm Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) has hired Marine Engineer David Eubank. Eubank joins EBDG with more than two decades of industry experience and a varied background that includes the design and project management of military, passenger and offshore vessels. Eubank has worked on projects ranging from preparing sales proposals for multimillion dollar international…
Crowley Recognizes USMMA Midshipman Berto
Crowley Maritime Corporation recently presented U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) Midshipman Kevin Berto with the Maritime Security Enhancement Award during the Academy’s award convocation. Berto received the award, which was established by Crowley in 2003, in recognition of his strong interest in a port, maritime or transportation security career and high grade point average both in class and at sea as a cadet. Berto is a logistics and intermodal transportation major from Lake Forrest, Ill.
EP Tools, CWind Win Nordsee Ost Contract
EP Tools, a Danish company with more than 15 years of experience in working with developers and construction companies in the wind and oil and gas industries, and CWind…
ISS Aids Complex “Super Crane” Installation
Four STS cranes, the largest of their type anywhere in the world, have been brought onshore, ready for commissioning, at Algeciras port in Spain. Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS)…
Costa Concordia Wreck to be Scrapped in Genoa
The bulk of the Costa Concordia cruise liner that capsised off the Tuscany coast in 2012, killing 32 people, will be demolished and scrapped in the port of Genoa, the Italian government decided on Monday. The decision for the work to be done in Genoa, in northern Italy, followed a choice last month by Costa Cruises for a consortium including oil services company Saipem and Genoa-based companies Mariotti and San Giorgio.
Fendercare Opens Expanded Great Yarmouth Base
On Friday, June 20, Fendercare Marine opened the doors of its Great Yarmouth base to showcase its expansion of lifting products and services over the last two years. The Fendercare Marine Equipment and Lifting Services Open Day was attended by an array of existing and new customers, as well as members of the local Great Yarmouth community. Guests could views displays of marine equipment products, lifting equipment, rope splicing demonstrations, working at height equipment and load monitoring.
Hong Kong to Host Sea Parade
A sea parade comprising of two ferries and about 18 pleasure vessels will take place on July 6, 2014 in Hong Kong, GAC reported in its daily Hot Port News report.
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.
Bill Introduced to Assess Great Lakes Marine Sanctuaries
Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., co-chair of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, and four colleagues introduced legislation requiring a federal assessment of Great Lakes waters with significant cultural…
Today in U.S. Naval History: June 30
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PPG Launches High-temperature Coating
PPG Industries’ protective and marine coatings (PMC) business has launched PPG HI-TEMP 222G high-temperature coating that protects substrates from corrosion under…