Hanran, Heywood Join Townsville Port Board
Port of Townsville Limited (POTL) has welcomed the announcement this morning by Treasurer Curtis Pitt and Minister for Ports and Energy and Water Supply Mark Bailey of the appointment of two new locally-based Directors to its Board. Mr Shane Hanran and Ms Megan Heywood assume their positions on the Board effective today. POTL Chair Renita Garard said that today’s announcement was a real boost to the…
Lowrance TotalScan Debuts Single Transducer Solution
Lowrance announced today the evolution of convenience and superior performance in fishfinding technologies – the new Lowrance TotalScan all-in-one transducer – combining proven CHIRP sonar capabilities with exclusive high-resolution StructureScan HD and DownScan Imaging technology. With all three sonar technologies in one transducer, anglers receive the benefits of greater fish-target separation and less interference for a more clutter-free display with CHIRP Sonar…
Damen Water Barge for Moroccan Navy
The Royal Moroccan Navy has taken delivery of a Damen Stan Pontoon 3011 Water Barge. They will immediately mobilise the vessel to supply fresh drinking water to areas of Morocco suffering from a long-lasting drought. constructed the vessel within an extremely tight timeframe. With the pontoon fully operational less than six months after the order was placed, the team at Damen Shipyards Gorinchem, the Netherlands, have demonstrated their commitment to construct the vessel as swiftly as possible.
NASSCO Delivers Eco Class Tanker to APT
General Dynamics NASSCO, today, delivered the company's first ECO Class tanker, the Lone Star State, to American Petroleum Tankers (APT). The new ECO Class tanker symbolizes the emerging direction of the shipping industry in the U.S. toward cleaner, more fuel-efficient modes of transporting product. The tanker is the first of a five-tanker contract between NASSCO and APT, which calls for the design and construction of five 50…
Spanish Treasure Galleon San Jose Found - Colombia
Colombia has found the wreck of a Spanish galleon that sank off the coast of Cartagena and is thought to be laden with emeralds and gold and silver coins, President Juan Manuel Santos said on Friday. More details will be provided at a news conference on Saturday, Santos said from his Twitter account. The San Jose sank in 1708 in the Caribbean Sea close to the walled port city of Cartagena. It was part of the fleet of King Philip V as he fought the English during the War of Spanish Succession.