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Navy Names Ship for Activist Medgar Evers

The Navy announced Oct. 9 the newest Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo/ammunition ship (T-AKE) would be named USNS Medgar Evers. The announcement was made by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus during a Jackson State University speaking engagement in Mississippi.

Marsh & REDfour Partner to Address Piracy

Marsh, insurance broker and risk adviser, and REDfour (MSS) Ltd, a maritime security firm, announced they are working together to help shipowners address potential exposures associated with piracy attacks in the Gulf of Aden.

MTNW Supports Frontier Drilling

Measurement Technology NW (MTNW) has recently completed a contract to provide installation, calibration and commissioning on an eight-point mooring monitoring system for Frontier’s drill ship, Duchess, off the coast of Nigeria.

ShipTech 2010, March 9-10

The 13th annual ShipTech event will be held at the Beau Rivage Resort in Biloxi, Mississippi, March 9-10, 2010. ShipTech 2010 is cosponsored by the Office of Naval Research's (ONR) Manufacturing Technology

Champions of Maritime Excellence

Companies, organisations and individuals that have championed high standards and quality in shipping issues have been honoured in the annual Seatrade Middle East and Indian Subcontinent Awards. The awards,

Ryder Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend

The Board of Directors of Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R) declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.25 per share of common stock, to be paid on December 11, 2009, to shareholders of record on November 16, 2009.

NSRP Research Calls for Project Proposals

The National Shipbuilding Research Program Executive Control Board has approved release of a Research Announcement for project proposals to support the Program goal of reducing the cost of building and maintaining U.

Pipavav Shipyard Prospects Tied to Orders

According to an Oct. 9 report from The Wall Street Journal, India's Pipavav Shipyard Ltd. made a muted debut on the stock exchanges. The shares of the shipbuilding, repair and fabrication company opened at $1.

House Bill Would Requires Two Tugs for Tankers

According to a report from Petroleum News, Provision in a Coast Guard bill would extend dual escorts even to ships with double hulls. Similar legislation pending in the Senate. Federal legislation authorizing

Eagle Bulk May Have to Wait for Shipping Rebound

According to an Oct. 9 report from Bloomberg, Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc. may have to wait as long as three years for a rebound in shipping rates to fully reap the benefit of an expansion of its fleet, Chief Executive Officer Sophocles Zoullas said.

U.S. Firm to Remove Oil from Sunk Ship

According to an Oct. 9 report from The Times of India, Paradip Port Trust authorities said they had selected a U.S. company to pump out oil from Mongolian vessel Black Rose, which sank on September 9.

This Day in Coast Guard History – Oct. 12

1897- Near Corson Inlet, New Jersey, a man and two women were endangered by the sea sweeping around a their house 1/2 mile from the station.  Life-savers answered signal of distress and rescued them in the surfboat. (Source: USCG Historian’s Office)