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Costa Cruises Receives ABB Award

Costa Cruises has received the ABB Energy Efficiency Award 2009 in recognition of its efforts and progress in improving energy efficiency in its motor and drive systems. The prize was presented as part of “Energy Efficiency Award 2009.

Piracy Expected to Rise as Monsoons End

Operators of vessels off the East coast of Africa are being warned by a leading insurance expert to prepare for an increase in pirate attacks after the southwestern monsoon ends in coming weeks. “There

MS&D 2009 Hamburg

The latest surveillance, defence and security equipment is presented by the 60 exhibitors at MS&D 2009, the international conference and exhibition on Maritime Security & Defence (MS&D), to be held at the Hamburg Fair site from 30 September to 2 October 2009.

Hong Kong Passenger Ferry Fleet Complete

Austal is celebrating the completion of fourteen high speed passenger ferries for Hong Kong’s Venetian Marketing Services Limited (VMSL) following the successful, on-schedule delivery of the final four vessels.

Jeppesen Marine Supports ECDIS Training

Jeppesen Marine is contributing to the training of the next generation of seafarers in electronic navigational charts and ECDIS by supplying systems and data to one of Norway’s maritime training institutions, Bergen Maritime Technical School.

NG Russian Type Approval, Marine Radars

Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Sperry Marine business unit has received type approval from the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping for its VisionMaster FT(TM) family of marine radars. The type-approval certificates apply to Sperry Marine X-band and S-band Cat 1 and 2 models,

Curtis-Straus Offers Marine Testing

Curtis-Straus LLC (subsidiary of Bureau Veritas) is working together with expert bodies in ship classification to test marine electronic products, including International Association of Classification Societies Ltd.

WISTA Houston, Luncheon for Adm Mary Landry

The members of the Houston Chapter of The Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association have invited the public to attend a luncheon for Rear Admiral Mary Landry Commander of the Eighth Coast Guard District on Tuesday,

This Day in Coast Guard History – Sept. 23

1967-Coho Salmon Fishing Disaster- A severe squall through the Frankfort River Platte area of northern Lake Michigan. Twenty-five-foot waves generated by the squall caught off guard an estimated 1,000 small boats fishing for Coho Salmon.

This Day in Naval History – Sept. 23

1779 - Captain John Paul Jones in Continental Navy frigate Bonhomme Richard captures HMS Serapis. 1931 - LT Alfred Pride pilots Navy's first rotary wing aircraft, XOP-1 autogiro, in landings and takeoffs on board USS Langley while underway.

Eye on the Navy

Sept. 16, 200: The Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO 199), left, is alongside the amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) during a connected replenishment at sea.

Global Maritime Environmental Congress

For two days, industry experts from all over the world will attend the Global Maritime Environmental Congress (GMEC) in Hamburg to discuss developments, to present results, and to set a new course for sustainable green shipping.