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NAMEPA to Host "Resources and Readiness in Alaska" Seminar

District 17 Commander RADM Tom Ostebo will be a keynote speaker at a “Resources and Readiness in Alaska” seminar to be presented by the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) on August 18th in Anchorage at the Captain Cook.

RINA Issues New Dry Bulk Carrier Design Standards

Genoa-based classification society RINA has established rigorous design standards for the modification or newbuilding of dry bulk cargo carriers to enable them to carry fine ores safely at any moisture content.

DryShips to Acquire OceanFreight

DryShips Inc. and OceanFreight Inc. have entered into a definitive agreement. The former will acquire the outstanding shares of the latter for consideration per share of $19.85, consisting of $11.25 in cash and 0.

Weld Tooling Appoints Sted and Clouser

Weld Tooling Corporation has appointed Norm Sted Sales and Marketing Director for weld.com. Norm brings over 30 years of welding and business experience from his position as Regional Manager for one of the largest manufacturers of arc welding products in the world.

USNI Appoints VAdm Daly Chief Executive Officer

On July 27, 2011, the U.S. Naval Institute (USNI) begins an important new chapter with the appointment of Vice Admiral Peter H. Daly, U.S. Navy (Ret.) as the professional society’s Chief Executive Officer.

This Day in Naval History - July 25

1779 - Amphibious expedition against British in Penobscot Bay, Me. 1863 - U.S. Squadron bombards Fort Wagner, N.C. 1866 - Rank of Admiral created. David G. Farragut is appointed the first Admiral in the U.

SeaRiver Maritime: LOI to Build Two Tankers

Aker Philadelphia Shipyard ASA (Oslo: AKPS) announced that its sole operating subsidiary, Aker Philadelphia Shipyard, Inc. (APSI), has signed a Letter of Intent with SeaRiver Maritime, Inc. (SeaRiver), Exxon Mobil Corporation’s U.

Pirates Take Italian Tanker

Reuters reported that pirates seized an Italian tanker carrying a cargo of diesel fuel in the Gulf of Guinea off Cotonou, siting a source from the Italian Foreign Ministery. The ship, reportedly the RBD Anema e Core with a crew of 23 on board,

Report: HII Poised to Hire "Thousands"

According to a report posted on the Virginian-Pilot, Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) shipyard in Newport News, Va., is poised to hire between 10,000 and 15,000 in the coming five years, according to quotes from a highly placed human resources source quoted in the article.

Potential Port Problems in Nigeria

According to a report on http://www.thenationonlineng.net, the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) today threatened to shut down seaports to protest the planned establishment of another body--Maritime Security and Safety Agency.

IBIA Chief Executive Resigns

Bunker trade association IBIA announced the resignation of its Chief Executive Ian Adams, effective from 31 July 2011. Adams had been at the helm of IBIA since 2001 during which time the organisation has grown in size, reputation and influence.

IMCA Logbook: Aid to Offshore Crane Ops

Offshore crane operations can encompass lifts as heavy as 13,000 Tonnes; as challenging as stabbing a flare boom at a great height or lifting containers in a heavy sea; and as vital as lowering a 50m long Z shaped spool piece to the seabed or lifting a personnel basket.