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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

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CADKEY Version 20 Available on CADKEY Webstore

CADKEY Corporation’s CADKEY 20+ Workshop, a new interactive training CD from Distance Engineering (Ann Arbor, MI), is now available for sale on the CADKEY Webstore at www.cadkey.com/webstore. The CD is the eleventh CD-ROM training tool co-authored by Walt "Doctor Walt" Silva, President of Distance Engineering, Inc. and author of seventeen CAD books. Packed with more than 60 step-by-step tutorials, the product gives users concrete lessons and time-saving shortcuts for the all-new CADKEY Workshop V20 architecture. Using real-world examples, it lets CADKEY users immediately apply the new functions in CADKEY by pressing "Alt-Tab" to jump in and out of CADKEY, helping to improve productivity and strengthen modeling skills. The CD is available for $59.95 USD (plus shipping and handling).

ABS Council Adds Members

At the recent ABS Council meeting, 31 prominent members of the shipping and offshore industries were elected as new members of the prominent international classification society. The ABS Council also elected seven new members to the society’s Technical Committee. “Our strength as a classification society is the breadth of experience and depth of wisdom of our membership,” said ABS Chairman & CEO Robert D. Somerville. Zamil A. Thomas J. Angiolino, Senior Vice President, Willis of New York, Inc. Commodore R. Balasubrmaniam, IN (Retd.), Director, Rajapur Shipyard Pvt. Ltd. Dong-Su Choi, President & CEO, SLS Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. Robert G. George A. Cupstid, Senior Vice President and General Manager, LeTourneau Technologies, Inc. Tim E. Steven Durrell, President, Irving Shipbuilding Inc.

Port Saint John Cargo Volume up 15%

Photo: Port Saint John

Year-over-year total cargo tonnage at Port Saint John, Eastern Canada’s largest port by volume, increased by over 4 million metric tonnes in 2017. Overall cargo tonnage handled for the year 2017 was 30,458,422 metric tonnes, a 15% increase over 2016. All cargo sectors, aside from the anticipated exception of containers, experienced significant gains in 2017. Additionally, the loss experienced in containerized cargo was lessened due the introduction of a new weekly container service by CMA CGM in 2017.

Merchant Mariners Honored for Supporting Sealift Operations

In recognition of their patriotic service during Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom, crewmembers of the SS Wright were honored today in Baltimore by presentation of the Merchant Marine Expeditionary Medal. The SS Wright and two other ships homeported in Baltimore--the Cape Washington and the Cape Wrath--provided sealift support for U.S. military operations in Iraq. All three ships belong to the Ready Reserve Force (RRF), a fleet of 68 ships owned by the U.S. Department of Transportation's Maritime Administration. U.S. Department of Transportation Deputy Secretary Michael P. Jackson recognized the crew's achievements along with General John W. Handy, Commander of the U.S. Transportation Command. The U.S.

Crowley-Managed MARAD Ship Headed to New Orleans

support ship SS Wright has been activated by the U.S. brought about by Hurricane Katrina. aviation logistics ships that supports U.S. aircraft. ready to deploy to a contingency operation worldwide. Maritime Officers (AMO) and the Seafarer's International Union (SIU).

Curtiss-Wright Awarded $14.6M in Contracts

Curtiss-Wright Corporation announced it has been awarded $14.6 million of contracts from Northrop Grumman Newport News to design and manufacture engineered pumps for use on the United States Navy's next generation CVN-21 Class aircraft carriers. The pumps will be manufactured by Curtiss-Wright's Flow Control segment located in Phillipsburg, NJ, and delivered in 2008 and 2009. Construction on the first aircraft carrier is scheduled to begin in 2007, but Curtiss-Wright began development work for the program in 2001 and will provide many of the carrier's long-lead products, including pumps, valves and generator systems. The newly designed CVN-21 is more than 1…

Curtiss-Wright Wins $480m Deal for Navy Subs

Image: Curtiss-Wright Corp

Charlotte-based manufacturer Curtiss-Wright Corp. has won a series of contracts valued at $480 million to supply parts for the U.S. Navy’s Virginia-Class nuclear submarines. The Navy’s Block IV Virginia Class Submarine Program covers 10 submarines, two per year from fiscal years 2014 through 2018, according to a statement from Curtiss-Wright. So far, more than $330 million has been allocated to the contracts, and the remaining will be provided incrementally, the company said.

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.

Royal Caribbean Cruises Promotes Captain Wright

Captain William S. Wright who has directed an upgrading of navigational systems for the fleet of Royal Caribbean Cruises has been promoted to senior vice president of safety and environment. Wright will be responsible for developing and overseeing all corporate environmental strategy and activities. Captain Wright, 47, a nine-year veteran of Royal Caribbean International, has served as master of three ships, and for the last three years, he has managed both the Bridge 2000 and the Navigation 2000 programs. He oversaw a total revision of navigation policies and procedures, and the Norwegian Shipowners Association has adopted the company?s manual as the Norwegian Shipowners Association as a template for bridge procedures has adopted a manual.

Lockheed Martin Delivers Coast Guard HC-130J

Lockheed Martin formally delivered the first HC-130J Super Hercules airlifters to the Coast Guard in ceremonies here today. The new aircraft will serve in a number of roles for the Coast Guard, which now falls under the Department of Homeland Security. On Dec. 17, 1903, volunteers from the Life Saving Service station (as the Coast Guard was then called) on North Carolina's Outer Banks assisted Wilbur and Orville Wright as they prepared their flying machine for mankind's first manned, powered, sustained and controlled flight. A Coast Guardsman, John T. Daniels, even took the photograph of the first flight. A Lockheed Martin crew flew the first HC-130J for the first time on Dec.

Advisors Forecast Offshore Wind Market Through 2022

Photo: All Energy

Energy advisors Douglas-Westwood will present at All Energy 2013, in Aberdeen, May 22, and Frank Wright, Renewable Energy Manager, will outline findings of the soon to be released Offshore Wind Market Forecast, giving a global overview of the industry through to 2022. Mr. Wright will be providing a global overview of the offshore wind sector as part of the offshore wind session titled “Current State of Play – and the Way Forward.” During his talk, Mr. Wright will present a summary of Douglas-Westwood’s most recent market forecasts including coverage of new capacity…

Crowley Shipmaster Receives 'Sandy' Relief Award

Spirit Awards: Photo credit Crowley

The master of Crowley’s 'S.S. Wright, Capt Fred Walley, receives the 'Spirit Award' in recognition of Hurricane Sandy relief efforts
. Capt Walley of the Ready Reserve Force (RRF) ship, was presented with the Spirit Award at the Nationals Park during a televised Major League Baseball game between the Washington Nationals and the Philadelphia Phillies on National Maritime Day, May 25. National Maritime Day is an annual observance that recognizes the U.S. maritime industry.

Laborde Builds up Industrial Sales Team

Helping round out its industrial salesforce, Laborde Products welcomes two new salesmen. Cody Dean will handle industrial engine and equipment sales in southern Louisiana and southern Mississippi, while Chris Wright will respond to the needs of northern Louisiana and northern Mississippi. Dean previously served as territorial manager at Woolf-Harris. He will provide customers with the information needed to select the best diesel engine for on/offshore operations, standby and backup generators and all diesel industrial engines for land or permanent applications.

Curtiss-Wright Acquires Nu-Torque

Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE:CW) has acquired substantially all of the assets of Nu-Torque, a designer and manufacturer of electric and hydraulic valve actuation and control devices primarily for U.S. Navy ships. The business will become part of Curtiss-Wright's Flow Control segment. Curtiss-Wright Chairman and CEO Martin R. Benante said, "Nu-Torque also provides the opportunity to expand our presence in the U.S. Nu-Torque was founded in 1980 and acquired in 2002 by Tyco Flow Control, a unit of Tyco International Ltd. With annual sales of approximately $8m, typical applications for the Nu-Torque products are for valve automation of shipboard fluid systems, such as fire main, ballast and various safety systems on numerous categories of Navy combatant ships.

MTN Names Olivier President, CEO

MTN Satellite Communications (MTN) said that Errol Olivier was appointed President and CEO. Olivier most recently served as the company’s President and COO. Olivier has over 25 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. Prior to joining MTN, he served as President and CEO of Broadpoint and President and COO of CapRock Communications. He is also recognized for pioneering the first commercial multi-tenant satellite telecommunication strategy for the oil and gas industry in the Gulf which revolutionized the way Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) services were delivered to the offshore energy market. In addition to Mr. Olivier’s appointment, Joe Wright, who served as MTN’s Chairman of the Board of Directors, is now Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr.

The Magic Ingredients of a Healthy Safety Culture

Captain John Wright is a Master Mariner and has spent his career in a variety of roles including those of vessel master, marine superintendent, chief executive and GM.

This is the second in a series of Maritime Reporter and Engineering News articles on Safety Culture in the maritime industry. The first article, which appeared in our October, 2013 edition, discussed the importance of management leadership, training, measurement, a focus on learning rather than blame, and continuous reflection on safety. In this second article, safety culture expert Captain John Wright discusses the key ingredients of a healthy safety culture. I had the good fortune of meeting Captain Wright because of his involvement with the BC Ferries SailSafe project.

Crowley & Titan Salvage Complete 'Sandy' Relief Projects

S.S. Wright Award: Photo credit Crowley

Crowley Maritime Corp. & subsidiary TITAN Salvage look back on their comprehensive work in response to Hurricane 'Sandy'. The storm devastated the U.S. Northeastern coast in late October 2012, and the companies were fully involved in support of relief organizations working in the areas hardest hit by 'Sandy'. The combined response efforts provided by Crowley and TITAN were extensive. Shortly after the storm, the S.S. Wright, a Crowley-managed, Maritime Administration (MARAD) Ready Reserve Force ship…

Safety: A Shift in Culture

Murray Goldberg is CEO of Marine Learning Systems. An eLearning researcher and LMS developer, his software has been used by 14 million people worldwide. t: 352-692-5493 www.MarineLS.com

“Safety Culture” is one of those terms that is used a lot in the maritime industry. We all think it is important, and every operator wants a “good” safety culture. But how does one get it, and then keep it once it is there? This is the first of a pair of articles looking at safety culture in the maritime industry. What is Safety Culture? The IMO tells us “An organization with a ‘safety culture’ is one that gives appropriate priority to safety ... This is a fair, but arguably limited description. Safety culture is not something that a vessel operator either has or does not have.

Peter Wright Retires from Millers

1997, has retired after 40 years' service with the organization. P&I and U.K. Defense clubs. University and was called to the Bar (Inner Temple) the following year. Son partnership in 1970. Wright ran the U.K. Defense Club management in the early 1980s. invasion of Kuwait and the Gulf War in 1991. Piraeus office. correspondent. activity.

STEM Conference Recognizes 18 from Northrop Grumman

Pamel Jones, Camille D'Annunzio and Sonal Deshpande

Eighteen Northrop Grumman Corporation employees received awards for their achievements at the 2013 Women of Color STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) Conference in Dallas this weekend. The conference recognizes outstanding women in the STEM fields and provides opportunities for professional development, networking and recruiting. Camille D'Annunzio, manager of the Automated Sensor Exploitation Technology Center in Northrop Grumman's Electronic Systems sector was named the Technologist of the Year. Among her many achievements, she has received a U.S.

Stennis Departs Dry Dock

USS John C. Stennis

The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) has today departed the dry dock at Puget Sound Naval Shipyards and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PSNS & IMF) . The event marked the conclusion of the 9-month dry dock portion of Stennis’ Docking Planned Incremental Availability (DPIA) maintenance period. “This milestone is a big win, not just for the Stennis and PSNS & IMF team, but also for the Navy,” said Stennis’ commanding officer, Capt. Michael Wettlaufer.

Tesoro Promotes Three

Tesoro Petroleum Corporation today announced the following management promotions: Greg Wright, senior vice president and CFO; Sharlene Fey, vice president and controller; and Susan Pirotina, vice president, Communications. Wright was senior vice president, Financial Resources. He has more than 25 years of energy industry leadership experience, joining Tesoro in 1995. He has been responsible for finance, business development, forecasts and budgets and financial communications. Fey, who previously served as assistant controller. has held several Accounting positions of increasing responsibility since joining Tesoro in 1979. Pirotina was director, Investor Relations and joined Tesoro in 1981.

Is Navy Mulling New Cuts?

According to a Reuters report, the U.S. Navy has proposed cutting a Lockheed Martin Corp. missile program and a Northrop Grumman Corp. amphibious assault ship in its fiscal 2008 budget, but Pentagon leaders will make the final decision, analysts said. Navy officials declined to comment on its spending proposal for 2008, saying the Pentagon and White House must still review all proposals. The Bush administration is expected to send its massive government-wide budget proposal for fiscal 2008 to Congress in early February 2007. A defense industry publication, Inside the Navy, on Tuesday quoted Lt. Cmdr. Anthony Wright from the office of the Chief of Naval Operations as saying that the Joint Common Missile (JCM) was no longer in the Navy's 2008 budget proposal.

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