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Bill Includes $5M to Study Offshore Wind

According to an Oct. 5 report from the Bangor Daily News, a budget bill that appears headed for final passage in Congress includes $5m for research and development of offshore wind turbines at the University of Maine in Orono.

New Zodiac Escape Slide for Passenger Vessels

Zodiac SOLAS, Chevanceaux, France, has developed a new escape slide system for small to medium-sized ships and high speed craft. The new Zodiac SOLAS MES MIS (Marine Evacuation System – Medium Inflatable

Furuno Manufacturer of the Year

Furuno, manufacturer of marine electronics, was honored with five awards at the 2009 National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) Convention in Sanibel, Fla. This year’s event, held Sept. 30 to Oct.

Dutch Pilot Boats Under Construction

Kvichak Marine Industries and Camarc Design, UK have teamed up once again this year in close cooperation with the owner to design and build three 72-ft all weather fast pilot boats, for pilot operation in the ports along the Dutch coast and operated by the Dutch Pilotage Organization ( DPO).

This Day in Coast Guard History – Oct. 6

1881-At daylight the crew of Station No. 1, First District (Carrying Point Cove, West Quoddy Head, Maine), sighted a schooner at anchor some four miles east-southeast of the station. She did not appear to be in distress,

This Day in Naval History – Oct. 6

1884 - Department of the Navy establishes the Naval War College at Newport, RI (General Order 325). 1940 - Fourth group of 8 U.S. destroyers involved in Destroyers for Bases Deal are turned over to British authorities at Halifax, Canada.

Laurin Maritime Adopts AMOS for Newbuild

SpecTec AB (Sweden) has signed a contract with long term customer Laurin Maritime as agents for Anglo-Atlantic Steamship Co. Ltd. for the first new build vessel (Cavatina) which is the first in a series of five, built at Trogir shipyard in Croatia.

Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarships

Crowley awarded three Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarships to California Maritime Academy students Alesi Alapa, Todd Michel and Sean Sabeh during the Containerization and Intermodal Institute's Connie Awards presentation in Long Beach, Calif.

Waterways Council on Lock & Dam Failure

Waterways Council, Inc. (WCI) President & CEO Cornel Martin has issued the following statement regarding the September 27, 2009 catastrophic failure of the miter gate at Markland Locks and Dam on the Ohio River near Cincinnati that requires the main,

Vessels Built in Private Mexican Yard

After more than 20 years without a ship built in private Mexican shipyards, Blue Marine introduced two quick intervention provider ships which have been fully constructed in Mazatlán, Sinaloa, with the latest technology.

Waesche Completes Acceptance Trials

The U.S. Coast Guard’s second National Security Cutter (NSC), Waesche, recently completed four days of rigorous tests called Acceptance Trials to ensure the cutter meets all of its contractual requirements and is ready for delivery.

New USACE Contract

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, LLC., was awarded on Sept. 28, 2009 a $8,126,971 firm-fixed-price contract for the maintenance dredging, Station 99+000 to Station 250+440, inland waterway, Delaware River to Chesapeake Bay, Delaware and Maryland.