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October 26, 2016

President Obama nominates Hayman for USMMA post

OCTOBER 26, 2016—President Obama has nominated Foss Maritime VP of HSQE & External Affairs Susan Hayman to the United States Merchant Marine Academy's (USMMA) Board of Visitors. The Board of Visitors provides oversight, advice and...
October 26, 2016

Cashman acquires three deck barges

OCTOBER 26, 2016—Continuing to expand its global fleet, Cashman Equipment Corp., Braintree, MA, reports that it has added three 330 ft x 110 ft x 20 ft ballastable deck barges. The newly acquired barges, named the JMC 3339, JMC 3340 and JMC...
October 26, 2016

Keep it quiet: NCE gets OPC contract

OCTOBER 26, 2016—The U.S. Coast Guard’s new Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) will go quietly into the night—and in the day—thanks to work by Noise Control Engineering, LLC (NCE), Billerica, MA. The OPCs will replace the U.S. Coast Guard’s 270-foot...
October 26, 2016

Multi-purpose vessel named Danish Ship of the Year

OCTOBER 26, 2016—Today at Danish Maritime Days in Copenhagen, Maritime Denmark named the multi-purpose vessel OV Bøkfjord as the Danish Ship of the Year 2016. The 44m vessel’s concept design was developed in close cooperation between...
October 26, 2016

Guilty plea in "magic pipe" case

OCTOBER 26, 2016 — Two German shipping companies that owned and operated the M/V Nils B, pleaded guilty today to an environmental crime in federal court in San Diego before the Honorable Jan M. Adler, announced Assistant Attorney General John...
October 26, 2016

Chouest gets $9.4 million MSC award

OCTOBER 26, 2016 — Edison Chouest Offshore affiliate Offshore Service Vessels LLC, Galliano, Louisiana, is being awarding a $9,471,750 modification under a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00033-13-C-2001) to fund the fourth,...
October 25, 2016

Specially classed rescue ship looks to aid refugees

OCTOBER 25, 2016—As a result of the ongoing refugee crisis, more than 3,000 people have drowned this year in the Mediterranean trying to escape from North Africa. That’s an increase of over 40% on the same period last year—including more than...
October 25, 2016

Adm. Kramek, former USCG Commandant, passes away

OCTOBER 25, 2016—Adm. Robert E. Kramek, USCG (Ret.), who served as the U.S. Coast Guard’s 20th commandant from 1994 through 1998, passed away on Oct. 20, 2016. He was 76 years old. As Commandant, Adm. Kramek significantly expanded the U.S....
October 25, 2016

Impala towboats fitted with water-lubricated bearings

OCTOBER 25, 2016—The first four of 15 towboats operated by Impala Terminals Colombia have been converted from oil to water-lubricated tailshaft bearings using Thordon RiverTough bearings and TG100 shaft seal combinations. The first to be...
October 25, 2016

ITIC warns of potential liability for lay-up managers

OCTOBER 25, 2016—International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC), managed by insurer Thomas Miller, is warning that lay-up managers could face potential liability if vessel lay-up procedure is not followed properly. For example, ITIC says a...

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