Chris Smith News

22 Dec 2015

Coast Guard, Industry Navigate Future of Liquefied Gas

Chris Smith, the Department of Energy assistant secretary for Fossil Energy, speaks at Sector Houston-Galveston Dec. 9 to prepare for the increased use of liquefied gases throughout the maritime community and gain a deeper understanding of the intricacies each party faces as they adapt to the rapid growth in this multibillion dollar industry. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Andrew Kendrick)

Senior U.S. Coast Guard leaders and liquefied-gas-industry experts from around the country came together the second week of December at Sector Houston-Galveston to prepare for the increased use of liquefied gases throughout the maritime community and gain a deeper understanding of the intricacies each party faces as they adapt to the rapid growth in this multibillion dollar industry. The maritime community is experiencing an international shift with the increased transport and use of liquefied gases. The increased supply created by the U.S.

18 Dec 2014

NRL Researchers Demo Ship-to-Shore Data Link

The TREC test assembly shown on the charter vessel as it enters the Port of Miami. Researchers established communications links with a similar terminal located on the roof of one of the buildings in the distance. (Photo: U.S. Naval Research Laboratory)

Scientists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) along with Mercury Continuity (MC) have demonstrated the Tactical Reachback Extended Communications (TREC) system in the port of Miami. The NRL-developed communications technology, which provides a very high data rate transmission over long ranges, was tested as part of a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with MC and Intelligent Designs, LLC. The full-duplex connection was set up between a node on top of a 760-foot-tall building near the harbor and another on board the vessel Norwegian Sky…

21 Aug 2014

Drum Cussac Trains O&G Supply Entrepreneurs

Photo courtesy of VETA

Drum Cussac said it is helping Tanzania's budding entrepreneurs cater to the requirements of the international oil and gas companies operating in the country, as part of its own Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative and a Tanzanian government vocational scheme. In the coastal town of Mtwara, in southern Tanzania, Drum Cussac liaises with students at one of the country's many Vocational Education and Training Authority (VETA) centers, facilitating the provision and refurbishment…

11 Aug 2011

DeSimone Named President XL Insurance

XL Insurance, the insurance underwriting operations of XL Group (NYSE: XL), appointed Richard DeSimone as President of its US Ocean and Inland Marine unit. DeSimone will be based in New York and reports to Neil Robertson, Chief Executive, Global Specialty in London. ”This is a clear statement of our intent to become a more significant market for both Inland and Ocean Marine business in the United States” said Mr. Robertson. “For XL Insurance, we are fortunate to enlist Richard’s 35 years of industry experience and solid reputation to lead this initiative. DeSimone will join  XL Insurance in a newly created position as President of the  US Ocean and Inland Marine underwriting teams and will work closely with Colin Sprott…

01 Sep 1999

Mariners' Museum with Expo on Chris-Craft

The Mariners' Museum, in Newport News, Va., will present Chris-Craft: The Affordable Dream through December 31, 1999; an exhibit that traces the American love affair with the company's mahogany boats, while giving visitors a taste of life in the 1920s and 1930s. Woven through the exhibition are themes of these decades: the growth of the American middle class; the rise of technological innovation; the lure of high society and the disabling depression of the 1930s. Four Chris-Crafts, including Miss Belle Isle, one of the oldest known Chris-Crafts, are displayed in the exhibition among artifacts of their era. In 1925, Chris Smith revolutionized boatbuilding by borrowing new mass-production methods from the automobile industry and introducing a production line into his Algonac, Mich. plant.

02 Sep 1999

Mariners' Museum with Expo on Chris-Craft

The Mariners' Museum, in Newport News, Va., will present Chris-Craft: The Affordable Dream through December 31, 1999; an exhibit that traces the American love affair with the company's mahogany boats, while giving visitors a taste of life in the 1920s and 1930s. Woven through the exhibition are themes of these decades: the growth of the American middle class; the rise of technological innovation; the lure of high society and the disabling depression of the 1930s. Four Chris-Crafts, including Miss Belle Isle, one of the oldest known Chris-Crafts, are displayed in the exhibition among artifacts of their era. In 1925, Chris Smith revolutionized boatbuilding by borrowing new mass-production methods from the automobile industry and introducing a production line into his Algonac, Mich. plant.

07 Sep 1999

Mariners' Museum with Expo on Chris-Craft

The Mariners' Museum, in Newport News, Va., will present Chris-Craft: The Affordable Dream through December 31, 1999; an exhibit that traces the American love affair with the company's mahogany boats, while giving visitors a taste of life in the 1920s and 1930s. Woven through the exhibition are themes of these decades: the growth of the American middle class; the rise of technological innovation; the lure of high society and the disabling depression of the 1930s. Four Chris-Crafts, including Miss Belle Isle, one of the oldest known Chris-Crafts, are displayed in the exhibition among artifacts of their era. In 1925, Chris Smith revolutionized boatbuilding by borrowing new mass-production methods from the automobile industry and introducing a production line into his Algonac, Mich. plant.

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