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This Day in Coast Guard History – Jan. 29

1919-Ratification of the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified.  The amendment prohibited the manufacture, sale and transportation of alcoholic beverages.  Its enforcement was authorized by the National Prohibition Enforcement Act,

This Day in Naval History – Jan. 29

1914 - U.S. Marines land in Haiti to protect U.S. consulate 1943 - Beginning of 2 day battle of Rennell Island after which U.S. transports reached Guadalcanal (Source: Navy News Service)  

Fuel Logistics Enable U.S. Haiti Relief Effort

The United States Government Defense Energy Support Center (DESC) provides fueling services to Department of Defense, federal civilian and government agencies. In the wake of the Haiti disaster, both

High-Speed Ferries Ready for Haiti

High-speed ferry ships MV Huakai and MV Alakai are preparing to sail to Haiti in support of Operation Unified Response to provide disaster relief following the Jan. 12 earthquake there. Huakai and Alakai

Monongahela Successfully Refloated

Acting Maritime Administrator David Matsuda announced that the Monongahela, one of the government-owned obsolete ships stored at the James River Fleet, was successfully refloated this morning after being aground since Nov.

Projemar Contracts with Sener

The reference ship and offshore design consultancy in Brazil, Projemar, has entered a license contract with Sener for the use of FORAN. After the implementation of FORAN in its headquarters in Rio de Janeiro,

Zurich Appoints Gillen Head of Marine Claims

Zurich, a property and casualty insurance provider globally and in North America, announced that Steve Gillen has joined Zurich in a key new role as Global Head of Marine Claims. Effective immediately,

Saudi Aramco’s 1st Purpose-Built Jackup

Keppel FELS Limited (Keppel FELS) has secured a contract from Aramco Overseas Company B.V., a subsidiary of Saudi Aramco, to build a customized KFELS Super B Class jackup rig. The contract is subject to a notice from the owner to proceed with construction by May 2010.

Harrington Hoists in Haiti Relief Effort

Harrington Hoists, Inc., is participating in the Haiti Relief Effort to help the victims of the recent devastating earthquake that rocked the island. “Goods that will assist in the clean up and rebuilding of Haiti will be needed” said Bret Lussow, Business Development Sales Manager.

Ibercisa Winches for Icelandic Fishing Vessels

The fishing Icelandic company, Uthafsskip, operator of two trawlers freezer vessels, received its second pair of trawler winches from the Spanish manufacturer, Ibercisa, for installation on the Glorya.

First MLC 2006 Certificate to Thenamaris

Established in 2006, the primary goal of the MLC is to be a pillar in the international maritime regulatory framework, establishing a level playing field for seafarers’ working and living conditions.

Ayala Promoted to Director, Labor Relations

Jose Ayala has been promoted to director of labor relations for Crowley Maritime Corporation. Ayala will remain domiciled in Jacksonville and continue reporting to Steve Demeroutis, Crowley's vice president of labor relations.