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Boating Safety Pocket Checklist Launched

NauticalCheck launch the world’s first multi-page, waterproof, pocket checklist, giving boaters immediate access to both critical safety information. According to the US manufacturers, NauticalCheck is unlike anything ever published in the boating industry.

US Navy's Third Littoral Combat Ship Commissioned for Service

Lockheed Martin-led team's second Littoral Combat Ship, 'USS Fort Worth' (LCS 3) commissioned by U.S. Navy in Galveston, Texas. USS Fort Worth, the second of the Freedom-variant in the LCS class, successfully passed Acceptance Trials in May and was delivered to the U.

Traditionally-built Ocean-going Ship Launched in Dubai

The Obaid bin Suloom Establishment for Manufacturing & Repairing Ships launch the first ocean-going ship of its kind 100 percent locally-made. According to a report on the Khaleej Times, the ship, named ‘Obaid’,

Insights: Getting Ahead with EEDI: BV Provides Guidance

IMO’s Energy Efficiency Design Index is intended to improve energy efficiency of ships at the design stage. It will be mandatory for new ships contracted for construction or major modifications after 1 January, 2013 or delivered after 1 July, 2015.

Insights: “Greener” Ships Through Systems Engineering

Naval Architect Donald MacPherson’s approach focuses on optimizing systems, well before the optimization of individual components. “Pragmatic hydrodynamics” has long been a core element of the HydroComp brand.

Rich Galuk Joins TMI

Thunderbolt Marine welcomes Rich Galuk as he joins TMI as Vice President and General Manager.    Rich has worked closely with TMI over the years in his duties managing the Savannah Bar Pilots' fleet of vessels & marine surveying.

Rear Adm. Jonathon White Appointed Oceanographer of the Navy

  Rear Adm. Jonathon White has assumed the title of “oceanographer of the U.S. Navy,” replacing Rear Adm. David Titley who retired in July.  Assigned to the staff of the chief of naval operations, White is now head of the Oceanography, Space and Maritime Domain Awareness directorate (OPNAV N2N6E).

Containers Salvaged From Rena Wreck Number 1000

The Braemar Howells/Unimar latest update informs recovery milestone passed, there now remain 365 containers to recover. A total of 1368 containers were onboard the Renawhen grounded on the Astrolabe Reef nearly on 5 October 2011.

Fleet Management System Via Tablet Devices

Blue Sky Network introduces new SkyRouter Mobile Satellite Tracking & Fleet Management application. Fleet managers can now stay constantly connected to assets via most iOS and Android and tablet devices.

Aircraft Carrier Training Facility Opens In UK

A training facility has been opened to prepare Royal Navy sailors to man the first of the Queen Elizabeth-Class carriers, due in 2016. The first of the  65,000-tonne carriers is currently being assembled at Babcock's dockyard in Rosyth,

NNS Employee Gains 'Woman of Distinction' Award

 Huntington Ingalls Industries' Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) employee is honored  with a YWCA Women of Distinction Award. Stephanie Simmons, director of Navy Program Operations, was recognized in the science and technology category at a ceremony at Christopher Newport University.

Research Ship's ADVETO ECDIS-4000 Upgrade

Sweden's Adveto ECDIS-4000 system on board 'National Geographics Explorer' upgraded to fulfil IMO compliance standard. During the vessel's recent visit to Scandinavia the National Geographics Explorer was successfully upgraded with the latest software from ADVETO.