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Ecospeed Coating Handles Long Lay-Ups

As a consequence of the current economic climate, more and more ship owners are forced to lay one or more of their ships up for longer periods. This has, however, no adverse effect on an Ecospeed coating which can always be restored to its optimum condition,

This Day in Coast Guard History – Oct. 30

1956-CGC Chincoteague manning Ocean Station Delta in the North Atlantic, received a distress message that the German freighter Helgs Bolten was taking on water and wished to abandon ship as soon as possible.

This Day in Naval History – Oct. 30

1775 - Congress authorizes four vessels for the defense of the United Colonies. 1799 - William Balch becomes Navy's first commissioned Chaplain. (Source: Navy News Service)

ASA Names Committee Leaders

The American Salvage Association (ASA) has named the following as leaders of its Standing Committees for 2009-2010:   Jack Ringelberg, JMS Naval Architects and Salvage Engineers, Chairman, ASA Associate Membership Committee   Paul Smith,

Port Everglades Cruise Terminal Passes Inspection

Port Everglades received a certificate of occupancy for the new Cruise Terminal 18, two weeks before the official grand opening on November 6 and in time to test the building's functionality before welcoming Royal Caribbean International's 5,400-passenger Oasis of the Seas.

Ocean Services Completes DP2 Conversion

Ocean Services, a member of the Stabbert Maritime Group of Companies has recently completed the 278.8 ft by 59 ft DPII deep-sea construction vessel, Ocean Carrier.  Built as a multi functional platform,

Foundation Degree, Teesside University

PD Ports and Teesside University welcomed the first 15 delegates on the newly launched Foundation Degree, specifically created for those working within the Ports Industry.  Launched in late September,

ECA at DOT Monaco

ECA Group, a manufacturer of advanced robotics and intelligent solutions for the offshore industry, will showcase the latest generation of subsea robotic inspection and intervention systems at DOT Monaco, booth G219.

102 Year-Old Steam Tug in Alameda Dry-Dock

The 102-year old steam-powered, ocean-going tug, Hercules, is in dry-dock at Bay Ship & Yacht Co.’s Alameda yard for maintenance and repair work. Earlier this month she was towed across the bay from her berth at the Hyde Street Pier of the San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park,

This Day in Coast Guard History – Oct. 29

1883-At a quarter before 4 o’clock In the morning the two surfmen on patrol from the Plum Island Station (Second District), below Newburyport, Massachusetts, discovered a vessel ashore on the south breaker at the entrance of Newburyport Harbor, about half a mile northeast of the station.

This Day in Naval History – Oct. 29

1814 - Launching of Fulton I , first American steam powered warship, at New York City. The ship was designed by Robert Fulton. 1980 - USS Parsons (DDG-33) rescues 110 Vietnamese refugees 330 miles south of Saigon. (Source: Navy News Service)

Ocean Marine Insurance Responds to Challenges

The U.S. Ocean Marine insurance industry has been hard hit by the economic crisis at a time when its structure, traditions and culture are facing challenges, according to a new study by Conning Research and Consulting.