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This Day in Naval History – June 24

1833 - USS Constitution enters drydock at Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston, MA, for overhaul. The ship was saved from scrapping after public support rallied to save the ship following publication of Oliver Wendell Holmes' poem, "Old Ironsides." 1926 - Office of Assistant SecNav set up to foster naval aeronautics; aircraft building increased 1948 - Berlin airlift initiated to offset the Soviet Union's blockade access of U.S., France, and Great Britain to their sectors of Berlin. (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in Naval History – June 24

1833 - USS Constitution enters drydock at Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston, MA, for overhaul. The ship was saved from scrapping after public support rallied to save the ship following publication of Oliver Wendell Holmes' poem, "Old Ironsides." 1926 - Office of Assistant SecNav set up to foster naval aeronautics; aircraft building increased 1948 - Berlin airlift initiated to offset the Soviet Union's blockade access of U.S., France, and Great Britain to their sectors of Berlin. (Source: Navy News Service)

Today in U.S. Naval History: June 24

Today in U.S. Naval History - June 24 1833 - USS Constitution enters drydock at Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston, Mass. for overhaul. The ship was saved from scrapping after public support rallied to save the ship following publication of Oliver Wendell Holmes' poem, "Old Ironsides." 1926 - Office of Assistant SecNav set up to foster naval aeronautics; aircraft building increased 1948 - Berlin airlift initiated to offset the Soviet Union's blockade access of U.S., France, and Great Britain to their sectors of Berlin. For more information about naval history, visit the Naval Historical Center website at www.history.navy.mil.  

Today in U.S. Naval History: June 24

USS Constitution (U.S. Navy image)

Today in U.S. 1833 - USS Constitution enters drydock at Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston, Mass., for overhaul. 1948 - Berlin airlift initiated to offset the Soviet Union's blockade access of U.S., France and Great Britain to their sectors of Berlin. For more information about naval history, visit the Naval History and Heritage Command website at history.navy.mil.

This Day In Naval History: June 24

1833 - The frigate Constitution is the first vessel to enter the newly-built dry dock at the Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston, Mass. for overhaul. A false rumor circulates in Boston in 1830 that the U.S. Navy intends to scrap the ship; young Oliver Wendell Holmes pens his poem "Old Ironsides", becoming a rallying cry to save the ship. 1944 - Torpedo bomber TBM aircraft (VC 69) from USS Bogue (CVE 9) sink Japanese submarine (I 52), 800 miles southwest of Fayal, Azores. 1944 - Navy submarines USS Grouper (SS 214), USS Redfin (SS 272) and USS Tang (SS 306) attack Japanese convoys off the coast of Japan, sinking seven enemy vessels. 1948 - The Berlin airlift Operation Vittles is initiated to offset the Soviet Union's blockade access of the U.S.…

Editor's Note

I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving. Never remiss to incorporate wisdom of the ages for the editorial good, I found this quote — from Oliver Wendell Holmes, The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table, 1858 — hanging handily on the wall of my colleague, Charles Keil, on a recent visit to our office in Florida. It concisely summarizes not only the editorial content of this edition, but the various forces that have helped to shape the direction of the maritime industry today. Often erroneously regarded as “set in its ways,” the marine market is in the midst of dynamic changes that touch its very core.

This Day in Naval History - June 24

From the Navy News Service 1833 - USS Constitution enters drydock at Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston for overhaul. The ship was saved from scrapping after public support rallied to save the ship following publication of Olive Wendell Holmes' poem, "Old Ironsides." 1926 - Office of Assistant Secretary of the Navy set up to foster naval aeronautics; aircraft building increased. 1948 - Berlin airlift initiated to offset the Soviet Union's blockade access of United States, France, and Great Britain to their sectors of Berlin.

Tall Ship Runs Aground in Newport Harbor

The SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, an educational tall ship homeported in Newport, R.I. is grounded Sunday, October 11, 2017 in Newport Harbor after the ship lost power and hit multiple other boats near Perrotti Park. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

U.S. Coast Guard Station Castle Hill established a safety zone in Newport Harbor, R.I., Sunday night after a tall ship lost power and hit multiple other vessels before grounding near Perrotti Park. No injuries or pollution have been reported. The SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, an educational tall ship homeported in Newport, was leaving Bowen's Wharf Seafood Festival with 12 crewmembers aboard when it lost power and began to drift. A 911 dispatcher alerted Coast Guard watchstanders to the incident at about 6:15 p.m.

Coast Guard Captain Resumes Post

Vice Admiral Terry Cross, commander of the Eleventh Coast Guard District, reinstated Captain John Holmes to his position as the commanding officer of Coast Guard Marine Safety Office/Group Los Angeles-Long Beach today. Holmes had been temporarily assigned to the district’s marine safety staff while the FBI conducted an investigation into security concerns within the command. The FBI’s investigation has been completed, but the results are not being released due to the security classification of the report. Commander George Cummings, the unit’s executive officer, led the command during Holmes temporary assignment. "This matter has been fully investigated…

Oliver to Serve as President of WPPA Board of Trustees

Mr. Oliver

The Port of Vancouver USA has announced that Port of Vancouver Commissioner Jerry Oliver will serve as president of the Washington Public Ports Association (WPPA) Board of Trustees for 2013. As president, Oliver will work collaboratively with fellow executive committee members to provide high-level leadership and strategic oversight for the association. “As a true believer that the Port of Vancouver plays a critical role in the economic well-being of my own community, I am honored to serve on the board of an organization that promotes the value of public ports throughout our state…

ISS Appoints Holmes as VP, Cruise Solutions

Grant Holmes (Photo: ISS)

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) said it is embarking on a plan to develop its cruise business with the appointment of Grant Holmes as Vice President, Cruise Solutions. Based out of Dubai, the new position will see Grant leading a dedicated focus on cruise business development and activities around the world, leveraging ISS’ global reach with its offices network. With over 16 years cruise industry experience, Holmes directed operations at First Choice Cruises from its inception in 1999 and was a Director at Festival Cruises managing global shore excursions…

MSC Acquires Second Boxship

MSC Oliver's christenning

MSC Oliver was inaugurated at the DSME shipyard in Busan, South Korea, just two months after the delivery of MSC OSCAR. This week, it was the turn of Oscar’s cousin, Oliver, to break the traditional bottle of champagne against the ship, in the presence of his father Pierfrancesco Vago, Executive Chairman of  MSC Cruises, representing both the Aponte family and MSC Group. MSC Oliver is the second of a total of twenty mega-vessels which are scheduled for delivery by the end of the year. Traditionally, MSC container ships are named after female relatives of company employees.

Book Review: There’s a Page Missing

There's a Page Missing by Don Oliver

Maritime fraud, international intrigue and an indefatigable investigator – all add up to a fascinating account of the extraordinary people bent on fooling the system with mind boggling schemes. Author Don Oliver is a specialist maritime insurance surveyor who has visited countless ports and places throughout the world, uncovering the truth behind insurance claims. Suspicious, audacious and fraudulent – he’s seen them all and on the way invented some detection devices that have stopped criminals in their tracks. Arriving from the U.K.

Singapore's Troubled FSL Trust Appoint Independent Audit Directors

Independent directors have been appointed to FSL Trust Audit Committee. FSL Trust Management Pte. Ltd. (“FSLTM”), as trustee-manager of First Ship Lease Trust (“FSL Trust”), announces that Mr. Michael J. Oliver and Mr. Simon S. Davidson, both non-executive and independent directors of the Board of FSLTM, have been appointed as members of FSLTM’s Audit Committee (“Audit Committee”). Mr. Michael J. Oliver, who has over 40 years of international experience in the banking and financial services industry, will serve as Chairman of the Audit Committee. With the new appointments, the Audit Committee now comprises three non-executive and independent directors:- • Mr. Michael J. Oliver (Chairman) • Mr. Simon S. Davidson • Dr. Michael John Montesano III

Mel Oliver Steersman Testifies

In this photo, released by the U.S. Coast Guard, Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Melissa Harper, investigating officer into the collision between the towing vessel Mel Oliver and motor vessel Tintomara, asks John Paul Bavaret II, steersman apprentice aboard the towing vessel Mel Oliver, questions during a formal hearing in the federal courthouse in , Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008. The hearing is being held to investigate the cause of the July 23 collision between the towing vessel Mel Oliver and the motor vessel Tintomara, which caused a barge loaded with No.

Pakistan's First Dry Bulk Terminal to Open in March

Pakistan's first dry bulk terminal will open next month and is expected to handle 3 million tonnes a year of coal imports, rising to 20 million tonnes over the next five years, the port's chief executive said on Thursday. The $285 million Port Muhammad Bin Qasim, which was built with support from the World Bank, will also be used to export cement and clinker, Sharique Siddiqui, chief executive for the Pakistan International Bulk Terminal Ltd, told Reuters at a coal conference in Cape Town. (Reporting by Wendell Roelf)

Coast Guard - Mel Oliver Capt. to Testify

U.S Coast Guard will resume its public hearing regarding the collision on the Mississippi River that occurred July 23, 2008, between the motor vessel Tintomara and the DM932 barge and the towing vessel Mel Oliver. The hearing will resume on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. at the U.S. Federal Courthouse, 5th Floor, Courtroom C-501, Hale Boggs Federal Building, 500 Poydras Street, New Orleans, La. 70130. The Captain of the Mel Oliver is scheduled to testify during this hearing.

SSV Oliver Hazard Perry Scheduled for Newport Appearance

Recent aft view of the hull of SSV Oliver Hazard Perry at Senesco Marine in North Kingstown, R.I. (Photo Credit Rod Smith)

Fundraiser, dedication ceremony and public visits to highlight ship’s visit over July 4 weekend. It’s not just Rhode Island but the whole of North America that is watching as the SSV Oliver Hazard Perry becomes a reality. The 196-foot, three-masted, square rigged tall ship, currently under construction and designated by the legislature and the Governor of Rhode Island as the state’s official “Sailing Education Vessel,” is well on its way to becoming the largest civilian sail training vessel in North America and the first oceangoing full-rigged ship to be built in the U.S. in over 100 years.

Canada To Keep Keystone XL Issue Alive With White House

Keystone pipeline

Far from giving up on the Keystone XL pipeline to the United States, Finance Minister Joe Oliver said on Tuesday Canadawould keep the issue alive with the Obama administration despite a further delay of the U.S. decision on whether to approve it. Oliver, who promoted the TransCanada Corp crude oil line as natural resources minister before taking over at finance last month, told reporters that the U.S. delay would affect economic growth and jobs on both sides of the border. He also said it was an issue of national security…

Port Canaveral to Conduct Casualty Drill

Canaveral Fire Rescue, the Cape Canaveral Hospital, Brevard County Sheriff’s Office and Holmes Regional First Flight will be conducting a small scale Mass Casualty drill. The drill will take place at Canaveral Fire Rescue Training facility in Port Canaveral. The drill will test response and plans of emergency responders and local hospitals. Participants include Canaveral Port Authority, Health First, Cape Canaveral Hospital, Canaveral Fire Rescue, Brevard County Fire Rescue, Cocoa Beach Fire Rescue, and Brevard County Emergency Management.

Egypt: Vitol to Supply 9 LNG Cargos, in Talks with BP

Vitol will supply Egypt with nine LNG cargos for two years starting June 2015, an Egyptian oil ministry statement said on Thursday.   The statement said the ministry was also finalizing talks with BP over a deal to supply the country with 21 LNG cargoes.   The latest contracts were part of a highly sought-after tender to buy 75 LNG cargoes.     (Writing by Yara Bayoumy; Editing by David Holmes)

Bollinger Delivers FRC Oliver Berry to the USCG

USCGC Oliver Berry in Key West, Fla. (Photo: Bollinger Shipyards)

Bollinger Shipyards said it has delivered the Fast Response Cutter (FRC) USCGC Oliver Berry to the U.S. Coast Guard on June 27, 2017 in Key West, Fla. The vessel’s commissioning is scheduled for October 2017 in Honolulu. The 154-foot patrol craft USCGC Oliver Berry is the 24th vessel in the Coast Guard's Sentinel-class FRC program. To build the FRC, Bollinger used an in-service parent craft design based on the Damen Stan Patrol Boat 4708. It has a flank speed of 28 knots, state of the art command…

New Milestones for America’s Newest Tall Ship

Photo: OHPRI

The U.S. Coast Guard has issued a stability letter to America’s newest tall ship for operation on exposed waters, confirming that SSV Oliver Hazard Perry exceeds their most stringent Sailing School Vessel standards for stability. This assures that the vessel is on track to begin offshore ocean voyaging in early 2017 following the successful near-shore sailing achieved this past summer. The first scheduled offshore passage will be south from Rhode Island to Florida, starting in January 2017. The 200-foot, three-masted, full rigged ship is currently dry-docked in North Kingstown, R.I. at J.

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