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WESMAR Bow Thruster on Oil Support Vessel

WESMAR (Western Marine Electronics) of Woodinville, Wa. has announced the installation of their ABS design approved bow thruster for dynamic positioning on the 175 ft FSV Gulf Fury, the newest and fastest oil support vessel for Gulf Fleet of Lafayette, Louisiana. Gulf Fury, joins a fleet of 17 other Gulf Fleet vessels. “She is our first total ABS classed DPS-1 vessel. With this classification and with WESMAR’s V2-20 ABS design approved bow thruster, the Gulf Fury is viewed highly in the industry…

USS Miami Accused Arsonist Seeks Legal 'Potential Resolution'

Attorney for a Maine shipyard worker accused of setting a fire that caused $400 million in damage seeks to avoid grand jury indictment. Prosecutors say Casey James Fury, 24, of Portsmouth, N.H., confessed to setting a fire in May that damaged the Miami at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. They say he also confessed to setting a second fire in June near the submarine. In federal court documents filed this week, a judge granted a motion by Fury’s lawyer to extend the timetable for prosecutors to seek a federal indictment of Fury. The date is now Sept. 26. Public defender David Beneman said the time was needed to allow experts to review the case.

This Day in Navy History

October 23, 1944 - Battle of Leyte Gulf, a series of separate battles, begins with attacks on Japanese ships. 1983 - A suicide truck bomber attacks the Marine barracks at Beirut airport, Lebanon killing 241 (220 Marines, 18 Sailors, and 3 soldiers) 1983 - Operation Urgent Fury (Grenada, West Indies) begins. [Source: Source: www.history.navy.mil]

This Day in Naval History – Oct. 23

1944 - Battle of Leyte Gulf, a series of separate battles, begins with attacks on Japanese ships. 1983 - A suicide truck bomber attacks the Marine barracks at Beirut airport, Lebanon killing 241 (220 Marines, 18 Sailors, and 3 soldiers) 1983 - Operation Urgent Fury (Grenada, West Indies) begins. (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in Naval History – Oct. 23

1983 - A suicide truck bomber attacks the Marine barracks at airport, killing 241 (220 Marines, 18 Sailors, and 3 soldiers). 1983 - Operation Urgent Fury (, ) begins.

Today in U.S. Naval History: October 23

Today in U.S. Naval History - October 23 1944 - Battle of Leyte Gulf, a series of separate battles, begins with attacks on Japanese ships. 1983 - A suicide truck bomber attacks the Marine barracks at Beirut airport, Lebanon killing 241 (220 Marines, 18 Sailors and three soldiers) 1983 - Operation Urgent Fury (Grenada, West Indies) begins. For more information about naval history, visit the Naval History and Heritage Command website at history.navy.mil.

Day on Bering No Ordinary Day

Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael Valdes: Photo credit USCG

US Coast Guard cutter 'Munro' navigated shifting ice fields to close on Bering Sea fishing fleet, then rendered emergency medical help. While the weapons and operations departments were wrapping up the day’s second boarding, a radio call reached Munro’s bridge from fishing vessel Nordic Fury, then only three miles away. A member of their crew had suffered deep lacerations to his hand, which had been partially crushed freeing a net fouled in the vessel’s screws. Because the 95-foot fishing boat could not pull in to nearby Saint Paul Harbor due to icing conditions…

This Day in Navy History

1797 - Launching of USS Constitution at the Hartts Boston shipyard, Boston, Massachusetts. The ship is now the oldest commissioned ship in the U.S. Navy. 1942 - British submarine lands CAPT Jerauld Wright, USN and four Army officers at Cherchel, French North Africa, to meet with a French military delegation to learn the French attitude toward future Allied landings. 1944 - Leyte Landings continue. 1846 - Miss Lavinia Fanning Watson of Philadelphia christens the sloop-of-war Germantown, the first U.S. Navy ship sponsored by a woman. 1951 - First of seven detonations, Operation Buster-Jangle nuclear test. 1962 - President John F. Kennedy orders surface blockade (quarantine) of Cuba to prevent Soviet offensive weapons from reaching Cuba during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Crescent Towing Captains Honored

Crescent Towing/New Orleans captains received Citations of Merit awards on July 12 at the NOLA Port Safety Consul meeting. USCG Commanding Officer and Captain of the Port of New Orleans, Capt. Frank M. Paskewich, presented the award. The Crescent Towing Captains were recognized by the COTP because of the professional efforts put forth in face of Hurricane Katrina's fury. Award recipients include: Capt Arnona, Capt. Breaux, Capt. Cain, Capt. Cascio, Capt. Domangue, Capt. Doyle, Capt. Ferniz, Capt. Jones, Capt. Murley, Capt. Schmitt, Capt. Schwartz, Capt. Sylvester, Capt. Trosclair, Capt. Wright

Incat Crowther Launches Harbor Master

New Generation Cruise Vessel Photo  Incat Crowther’

Incat Crowther launched the Harbor Master, a new generation of tour vessel to operate on Tasmania’s picturesque Macquarie Harbor. Developed in collaboration with World Heritage Cruises, the 220-passenger, 35-metre catamaran combines the operator’s layout and propulsion concepts with Incat Crowther’s naval architecture expertise. Harbour Master leverages the experience of 6 previous Incat Crowther-designed vessels which WHC have operated on Macquarie Harbour and creates an excellent experience for visitors to the world Heritage listed area.

Incat Crowther Cruise Vessel for WHC

New Generation Cruise Vessel Photo Incat Crowther

Incat Crowther is pleased to announce a collaboration with World Heritage Cruises in the development of a tour vessel to operate out of Strahan, on Tasmania’s picturesque Macquarie Harbour. The 220-passenger, 35-metre catamaran has been co-developed with WHC, combining the operator’s layout and propulsion concepts with Incat Crowther’s naval architecture expertise. The new vessel will leverage from the experience of 6 previous Incat Crowther-designed vessels which WHC have operated on Macquarie Harbour, creating an excellent experience for visitors to the world Heritage listed area.

This Day In Naval History: March 10

USS New Orleans (LPD-18) on March 10, 2007 (U.S. Navy photo by William Townsend)

1783 - The last naval action of the American Revolution takes place when the Continental frigate Alliance, commanded by Capt. John Barry, battles HMS Sybil south of Cape Canaveral, Fla. Sybil is damaged in the fight and returns to the two warships that did not join in the battle. 1933 - The Pacific Fleet provides assistance after an earthquake at Long Beach, Calif. 1943 - USS Savannah (CL 42) and USS Eberle (DD 430) intercept German blockade runner Karin in the South Atlantic. After boarding the ship, a timed explosion goes off, killing 11 of Eberles boarding party.

Harley Marine NY Welcomes New Vessel

Harley Marine NY, a subsidiary of Harley Marine Services, took delivery of the river style push-boat, HMS Justice, from Conrad Shipyard of Morgan City, Louisiana. HMS Justice is the fifth vessel in this class and joins the New York fleet of two tugboats and four double hull petroleum barges. HMS Justice will provide petroleum barge transportation services in New York Harbor. Harley Marine has partnered with Conrad Shipyard to build a series of vessels. "The HMS Justice is a quality built vessel, a testament to the craftsmanship and skill of the shipyard. We look forward to a long relationship with Conrad with more vessels to come in the near future", reports Jonathan Mendes, interim General Manager of Harley Marine NY.

This Day In Naval History: April 20

Official U.S. Navy file photo of of the amphibious assault ship USS Saipan (LHA 2)

1861 - Union forces burn screw frigate Merrimack and Gosport Shipyard, Portsmouth, Va., to prevent Yard facilities and ships from falling into Confederate hands during the Civil War. 1914 - The first call-to-action of naval aviators is given, creating an aviation detachment of three pilots, 12 enlisted men, and three aircraft to join the Atlantic Fleet forces operating off Tampico during the Mexican crisis. 1942 - USS Wasp (CV 7) launches 47 British aircraft to reinforce Malta, repeating the exercise May 9.

Tugboat 'Silver' Joins Harley Marine Gulf Fleet

Tugboat 'Silver': Photo credit Harley Marine Services

This tug was built and delivered by Conrad Industries and is the sister vessel to Harley Marine Gulf’s tug, 'Lightning' (named after well-known cowboy movie '4-legged friends'). Both tugs are equipped with two Cummins K38M Tier II engines, along with Twin Disc MGX5321 reduction gears., while the 'Silver' is powered by two Cummins 85kw generators and is outfitted with Nabrico Hydro Electric winches. Harley Marine say that their commitment and dedication to the environment has been apparent in all aspects of its operations and has been their blueprint for success.

WDT Awarded Contract for SCIB

Wave Dispersion Technologies (WDT) announced today it has received a contract from the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) for the delivery of two WhisprWave® Small Craft Intrusion Barriers (SCIB) to be installed at Dams in separate Illinois’ lake locations. The SCIB is designed to demarcate the marine port and/or dam security zone and impede hostile small crafts from penetrating it. The SCIB's modular construction is engineered to allow its use as a platform to mount a multitude of security technologies including, warning signs, surface detection units, anti-intrusion instruments, fibre optic sensing systems, swimmer detection devices and capture nets both on the surface and underwater.

Fire-damaged Sub 'USS Miami' US$450 Repair Cost

USS Miami Fire-damaged: Photo credit Porsmouth Naval Shipyard

'USS Miami', heavily damaged by an arsonist in May, will cost US$450 to fix, put back into service. The figure is about $50 million higher than the initial repair estimates, and the service admits it could change as much as an additional $45 million, or 10 percent, reports 'Navy Times'. The fire heavily damaged or destroyed the submarine’s control room, combat systems and torpedo room. Casey James Fury, a civilian worker at the shipyard, is accused of setting the fire and of lighting a smaller fire outside the submarine on June 16. He remains in jail, awaiting trial.

US Destroyer Challenges China's Claims in South China Sea

USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) (U.S. Navy photo by James Vazquez)

A U.S. Navy destroyer carried out a "freedom of navigation operation" on Thursday, coming within 12 nautical miles of an artificial island built up by China in the South China Sea, U.S. officials told Reuters. The operation came as President Donald Trump's administration seeks Chinese cooperation in dealing with North Korea's missile and nuclear programs and could complicate efforts to secure a common stance. The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the USS John S. McCain traveled close to Mischief Reef in the Spratly Islands, among a string of islets, reefs and shoals.

Navy Budget Proposal Causes Commotion on Capitol Hill

Just when it seemed as though the U.S. Navy, which has served more than any other military sector as the budget whipping post in the post Cold War era, was positioned to attract long overdue funds, the budget rug was once again pulled. In proposing a Pentagon budget of $379 billion … a $48 billion increase … the Bush administration has again shorted the U.S. Navy. Reaction from Capitol Hill was swift and without censor, as lawmakers and lobbying groups weighed in with equal fury, according to numerous wire reports and hastily written press briefings. "The trend in shipbuilding worsens in this budget," said Rep. Ike Skelton, top Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee, according to one wire report. In another report, Sen. Edward M.

Ferry Fixation: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

King County Water Taxi

It all adds up to the global effort to strengthen bottom lines, safety margins and the collective environmental footprint. The future for ferries seems to be on fire; both in good ways and bad. The good is always a good place to start. And, that’s because it is ferry fabrication time. The most notable ferry routes in America are jumping into the construction queue for new vessels and soon the next generation of ferry vessels will be hitting the piers (not literally of course).

Recent Vessel Sales - July 2016

Vessel sales for July 2016 (as of August 1) as prepared by Shipping Intelligence, Inc., New York.

Innovative Propulsion Systems for Fast Craft

Performance, Speed, Fuel Economy & Environmental compliance all come together to form the ultimate balancing act for engine OEM’s and their customers alike. The ‘need for speed’ has been at the heart of professional fast craft operations since powerboats first overtook their bow wave and went on the plane. However, it is a hard fact of life for many professional organizations that fuel budgets are being cut. Engine manufacturers now recognize that high performance must be balanced with fuel economy and environmental compliance.

Vietnam Stops Anti-China Protests After Deadly Riots, China Evacuates

Vietnam protest stops

Vietnam flooded major cities with police to avert anti-China protests on Sunday in the wake of rare and deadly rioting in industrial parks that deepened a tense standoff with Beijing over sovereignty in the South China Sea. China has evacuated more than 3,000 nationals following the attacks on Chinese workers and Chinese-owned businesses last week, and Beijing had sent five ships on Sunday to bring more people home, China's state-run Xinhua news agency reported. Several arrests were made in the capital Hanoi and commercial hub Ho Chi Minh City within minutes of groups trying to start protests…

Maritime Reporter Magazine Cover Dec 2017 - The Great Ships of 2017

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