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Deep Down, Largest GOM Buoyancy Modules

Deep Down, Inc., an offshore service and technology company providing innovative subsea solutions for the world's energy and offshore industry, announced an approximate $1m order for the manufacture of 70 metric tons of buoyancy products for a major project in the Gulf of Mexico,

Hatteland Appoints New Dubai Service Partner

Hatteland Display, an international supplier of marine displays and computers has appointed the marine electronics company Elcome International LLC in Dubai as the latest member of its worldwide service partner network.

New Ultra-Deep Find in Angola's Block 31

Angolan national oil company Sociedade Nacional de Combustíveis de Angola (Sonangol) and BP announced an oil discovery in ultra-deepwater block 31, offshore Angola. This is the nineteenth find made in this block.

Another Double-Ended Ferry on the Garonne

The double-ended ferry La Gironde has been in service at Europe’s largest river mouth, the Garonne estuary, since 2002. With the sister vessel L’Estuaire even more tourists will now be able to pass the popular river mouth in order to reach the sea faster by car.

UK Report, Truck Breaks Loose on Ferry

The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) issued the report of its investigation of the shift of an articulated road tanker on board a roll-on roll-off high-speed sea service cargo ferry in Loch Ryan, Scotland on 28 January 2009.

Closure of Dalles Navigation Lock, Columbia River

On Sept. 30, Coast Guard Sector Portland, Ore. reported that it is monitoring and managing vessel traffic on the Columbia River east of Portland/Vancouver, Wash., due to the closure of the Dalles Dam lock in Dalles, Ore.

Polembros Pleads Guilty, Pollution Charges

Polembros Shipping Ltd., a ship management company headquartered in Greece, pleaded guilty on Sept. 30 in federal court in New Orleans for violating anti-pollution laws, ship safety laws, and making false statements during a U.

Record Year for Cruise Activity at CFPA

A record number of cruise passengers visiting Invergordon has led to a boost in excess of $11.1m to the Highland economy for this year.   This cruise season, which started in May has seen 46 cruise liners calling at Invergordon, bringing a total of 48,787 passengers to the area.

This Day in Coast Guard History – Oct. 2

1789-Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton asked collectors of customs to report on expediency of employing boats for the "security of the revenue against contraband."  Hamilton's interest in such

This Day in Naval History – Oct. 2

1799 - Establishment of Washington Navy Yard 1939 - Foreign ministers of countries of the Western Hemisphere agree to establish a neutrality zone around the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of North and South America to be enforced by the U. S. Navy (Source: Navy News Service)

Pacific Ocean – Tsunami Near Samoa

The NOAA Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii issued a bulletin cancelling its prior tsunami warning. The warning was based on a strong earthquake in the Samoa Islands region. Waves in excess of 5 feet were experienced in that region and the death toll there could reach 100.

$42M in Grants for Ferry Docks & Facilities

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced more than $42m in grants to improve ferry service and build new docks and facilities in 15 states and Puerto Rico.  Congress authorized the