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This Day in Naval History – August 25

1843 - Steam frigate Missouri arrives at Gibralter completing first Trans-Atlantic crossing by U.S. steam powered ship. 1942 - Five Navy nurses who became POWs on Guam repatriated . 1951 - 23 fighters from USS Essex (CV-9) escort Air Force heavy bombers attacking Najin, Korea since target was beyond range of land-based fighters. (Source: Navy News Service)


This Day in Navy History

1843 - Steam frigate Missouri arrives at Gibralter completing first Trans-Atlantic crossing by U.S. steam powered ship. 1942 - Five Navy nurses who became POWs on Guam repatriated . 1951 - 23 fighters from USS Essex (CV-9) escort Air Force heavy bombers attacking Najin, Korea since target was beyond range of land-based fighters. http://www.history.navy.mil/    


Kite-Powered Ship Sets Sail

A newly built cargo vessel was towed by wind propulsion of the Hamburg-based company SkySails on the North Sea near Bremerhaven, Germany for the first time. The 160m2 SkySails supported the main engine of the 132m long Multi Purpose Heavy Lift Carrier MS Beluga SkySails of the Bremen-based Beluga Shipping with approx. five tons tractive force at low wind. The cargo ship will set off from Bremen to Venezuela and gain first experiences with the new system during the maiden voyage.


Navy Conducting Final Alternative Fuel demo

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Navy to conduct final alternative fuel demonstration of the year with Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC).   WHAT: The U.S. Navy is conducting its final alternative fuel demonstration for the year with a maritime alternative fuel test in a Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) stationed at Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division (NSWC PCD), Panama City, Fla., Dec. 9. WHEN: Media availability will be held Dec. 9, 9 a.m. (CST).  


ACD Nets Two LNG Pump Orders

Photo: ACD

ACD has been engaged by DSME to engineer and supply two high pressure LNG fuel gas pump systems for new 173,400 cbm ME-GI LNG carriers forTEEKAY Shipping Ltd, with options to order up to three additional systems. The vessel will be Det Norske Veritas (DNV) classified and meet or exceed environmental standards. Delivery of the LNG fuel gas pump systems is expected to begin no later than February 2015.  The new vessel delivery is scheduled for the first half of 2016.


ABB RCS Workstation Wins Red Dot Award

Photo: ABB

Award for the tabletop unit of ABB’s new remote crane operator station, which is a crucial part of ABB’s crane operation solution that enables increased productivity and provides improved working environment for crane operators. ABB, a power and automation technology group, has been awarded the “red dot award” 2014 for the tabletop operator control unit of its new Remote Control Station (RCS).


MTU Engine Series Logs Success on Inland Waterways

MTU Series 2000 and 4000 engines have recently been optimized for the requirements of inland shipping, a development that might not bode well for makers of engines used to dominating this niche away from the MTU brand. Since being launched in the year 2000, the new series of engines, which are available in 12 and 16-V versions, have had excellent continuous duty records, according to the manufacturer. Subsequently, MTU broke into the inland shipping market with its high-speed


Navy to Christen RoRo at NASSCO

The Department of the Navy will christen USNS Soderman (T-AKR 317), its newest RoRo cargo ship, to honor a U.S. Army Medal of Honor recipient on April 26, 2002 during a 8:40 p.m. ceremony at National Steel and Shipbuilding Co. (NASSCO), San Diego, Calif. The ship will be named to honor Army Pfc. William A. Soderman, (1912-1980), a native of West Haven, Conn. Pfc. Soderman was assigned to Company K, 9th Infantry, 2nd Infantry Division during World War II. On Dec. 17, 1944, Pfc


Shaver Launches New Ship-Docking Tug

Photo courtesy of: Kurt Redd, Diversified Marine Inc.

On May 18th 2012, at a ceremony on the banks of the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon, Capilano Maritime Design Ltd. was pleased to attend the christening of their latest design of an 80‐foot Columbia Class ASD Ship‐Docking Tug, SOMMER S, for Shaver Transportation Company of Portland, Oregon.   The tug was built by Diversified Marine Inc., also of Portland, and is the most powerful in Shaver’s fleet. The 80‐foot ASD vessel is a twin Z‐drive


Shipwrecks Pose US Sea Pollution Threat

Famous Shipwreck: Photo credit Wiki CCL

New NOAA report presented to the US Coast Guard examines national oil pollution threat from shipwrecks in US waters. The report finds that 36 sunken vessels scattered across the U.S. seafloor could pose an oil pollution threat to the nation's coastal marine resources. Of those, 17 were recommended for further assessment and potential removal of both fuel oil and oil cargo. The sunken vessels are a legacy of more than a century of U.S. commerce and warfare


Another Milestone for LNG Powered Ships in the U.S.

John Parrott, President of Totem Ocean Trailer Express and Björn Rosengren, President & CEO of Wärtsilä Corporation.

The U.S. continues to lead the push towards "LNG as Fuel" in the commercial shipping sector, as these 'historic' announcements are now becoming more routine.   Totem Ocean Trailer Express (Totem Ocean) announced that Wärtsilä will supply main engines


Allianz: Shipping Losses Decline but Risks Remain

Tim Donney, Global Head of Marine Risk Consulting.

Shipping losses decline, but emerging risks pose serious challenges to marine industry, according to Allianz study. 94 large ships lost worldwide in 2013, down 20% from last year. Total ship losses in continental U.S. hits all time low.


Edward Scott to Keynote LNG Symposium at SHIPPINGInsight

Edward Scott (Photo: Excelerate Energy)

Edward Scott, chief operating officer of Excelerate Energy, will deliver the keynote address at the SHIPPINGInsight 2014 Marine LNG Symposium, Sept. 30 in Stamford, Conn. The Marine LNG Symposium is a forum dedicated to all aspects of conversion to LNG as a marine fuel


SHIPPINGInsight Open for Online Registration

Online registration is now open for SHIPPINGInsight 2014, North America’s premier maritime industry technical forum, scheduled for Sept. 30 - Oct. 2, 2014 at the Sheraton Hotel in Stamford, Conn.   Now entering its third year


NOAA Report Examines Shipwreck Oil Pollution Threat

14 May, 1942, U. S. Army Air Corps photographs of the burning tanker Potrero del Llano location.  (Credit: Images courtesy of National Archives, College Park, MD )

NOAA presented to the U.S. Coast Guard today a new report that finds that 36 sunken vessels scattered across the U.S. seafloor could pose an oil pollution threat to the nation’s coastal marine resources. Of those, 17 were recommended for further assessment and potential removal of both fuel


Azipod® Lever Wins ABB 'Red Dot' Award

Azipod® marine propulsion lever: Image credit ABB

ABB wins the awsrd for product design of the Azimutn lever that steers its Azipod XO marine propulsion unit. An international panel of 37 experts assessed products submitted by more than 1,800 manufacturers, designers and architects from 54 countries, evaluating the degree of innovation


Bureau Veritas Launches Elastic Shaft Alignment Notation

Classification society Bureau Veritas has introduced a new set of requirements for shaft alignment on high powered ships. The ESA notation will help ensure the integrity of the structure and shaft bearings on very large vessels such as ultra-large container ships and the next generation of very


LNG Focus at 2013 Fleet Optimization Conference

Anthony Chiarello, president and CEO of Tote, Inc., will be the opening-day keynote speaker. He will review his companys experiences with LNG technology.

The practical challenges of using Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as a marine fuel will be a major theme of the 2013 SHIPPINGInsight Fleet Optimization Conference, Oct. 22-24 at the Sheraton Stamford Hotel in Stamford, Conn. “A number of major shipping companies are placing orders for new


Interferry to Unveil Approach on Alternative Fuels

Photo: Incat

A ferry operator’s experience of ‘the fastest ship in the world’ will feature among the cutting-edge initiatives being aired at Interferry’s 38th annual conference in Malta from October 5-9. The trade association event gives South American operator Buquebus a first


Small ABB Lever Helps Cruise Ships Turn on a Dime

Oasis of the Seas: Photo courtesy of ABB

ABB's 'Red Dot' award winning aximuith control lever controls giant cruise ships with decimeter accuracy. The Azimuth lever is so precise that it can turn huge vessels, such as the world’s largest cruise ship “Allure of the Seas” (360 meters long and more than 200,000 tons


Inland Waterway LNG Tanker Christened

LNG Greenrhine christening: Photo courtesy of Peters Shipyard

The 'LNG Greenrhine'' has been christened by Mrs. Edwige Belliard, president of Central Commission for the Navigation of the Rhine (CCNR). The LNG Greenrhine is an electrically powered ship with diesel generators fuelled by LNG (Liquid Natural Gas)


Tips on Reducing Ship Operating Costs

Anthony Chiarello, President and CEO of Tote, Inc., is the featured Keynote Speaker at the SHIPPINGInsight Fleet Optimization Conference, October 22-24, 2013.

While there are indications that the shipping industry is starting to emerge  from the doldrums of the last six years, signals remain mixed.  Moore Stephens reported in June that shipping confidence has risen to its highest point since 2010


Full Speed Ahead with Gas

The GREENSTREAM’s front-positioned wheelhouse is unusual for an inland ship.

Dutch-based Peters Shipyards introduces revolutionary Inland Shipping concept. Planned, developed and built by Dutch Peters Shipyards, located in Kampen, a unique inland tanker is now the world’s first river vessel driven by combustion engines consuming purely natural gas


Fire Protection for LNG-fueled Ships

  Steve Pelletier, business development manager, Tyco Marine Services, is a former member of the United States Coast Guard, Steve holds associate degrees in science and electronics engineering. He has worked in the fire protection industry since 1996.

There are roughly 30 liquified natural gas (LNG)-powered marine vessels currently active in today’s global seas, with some estimates showing approximately 30 new builds expected by 2014. With new commitments and orders for LNG-powered ships taking place every month


LNG is a Crystal Clear Alternative

The characteristic, red painted, gas vent lines, featuring “Powered by LNG” on top of the vessel.

Norway-based shipping company Fjord Line’s Stavangerfjord represents a new-generation of advanced and environmentally friendly Cruise Passenger Ferry with outstanding passenger facilities in order to operate both as a day and night ferry


 
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