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This Day in Naval History – Oct. 12

1914 - USS Jupiter (AC-3) is first Navy ship to complete transit of Panama Canal. 1944 - Aircraft from Carrier Task Force 38 attack Formosa. 1957 - RADM Dufek arrives at McMurdo Sound, Antarctica to command Operation Deep Freeze III during the International Geophysical Year of 1957-58.

Open Bids, More New Ferries for WSDOT

The Washington State Department of Transportation’s Ferries Division (WSF) took the next step in the process to build new ferries, opening bids this morning, October 8, on a contract to construct up to three new 64-car vessels.

Strategic Singapore Delivers

In the midst of a significant down turn in the worldwide demand for new crewboats, Strategic Marine is delivering vessels from their Singapore shipyard as well as their new Mexican yard. Recently delivered from the Singapore shipyard the 101.

General Dynamics $140m CG Contract

According to an Oct 08, 2009 report from Datamonitor, General Dynamics' Information Technology unit has won a five-year $140m contract from the US Coast Guard under the Enterprise Acquisition Gateway for Leading-Edge Solutions (EAGLE) contract vehicle. (Source: Datamonitor.com)

ASA Presents Award to Cummings

The American Salvage Association (ASA) awarded its Rapid Response Award on October 6, 2009 to Congressman Elijah E. Cummings, Chairman of the House Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee.

Hope Services, Inc. (HSI) Delivers Again

On October 5, 2009, Hope Services Inc. (HSI) delivered the M/V Lavaca Bay to Higman Marine Services, of Houston, Texas.  The 2000 horsepower boat measures 72 ft by 30 ft with a draft of 10 ft.   Hope Services, Inc.

This Day in Coast Guard History – Oct. 8

1847-To reduce the expenditures of the Treasury Department, Secretary of the Treasury Robert J. Walker ordered a reduction of the complements on revenue cutters. (Source: USCG Historian’s Office)

This Day in Naval History – Oct. 8

1873 - LT Charles Belknap calls a meeting at the Naval Academy to establish the U.S. Naval Institute for the purpose of disseminating scientific and professional knowledge throughout the Navy. 1942 - First three schools for enlisted WAVES open at Stillwater,

Remembrance of the Achille Lauro Hijacking

On 7 October 1985, four members of the Palestine Liberation Front (PLF) hijacked the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro as it was in the Mediterranean Sea en route from Alexandria, Egypt to Port Said. After the Israeli Government refused their demand for release of 50 imprisoned Palestinians,

USCG, High HDOP Advisory

The U.S. Coast Guard Navigation Center issued a High Horizontal Dilution of Precision (HDOP) Advisory stating that GPS users in certain parts of the world may experience a short period of high HDOP/PDOP on October 8 as a result of a routine Delta-V maneuver with satellite #52 (PRN-31).

Intermoor GNSS Equipent Order for Veripos

Veripos has received a major order for integrated mobile GNSS receiver equipment from the world’s largest full-service mooring company, InterMoor, an Acteon Company. The equipment, comprising ten Veripos LD3-GI and four LD2-G2 integrated demodulator and GNSS receivers,

Canada Improves Security on Domestic Ferries

Canada's Transport Minister John Baird announced proposed regulations to improve security for domestic ferry services. Under the proposed regulations, operators would be required to have security plans