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This Day in Naval History – May 3

1861 - USS Surprise captures Confederate privateer Savannah 1898 - Marines land at Cavite, Philippines, and raise U.S. flag 1949 - First Navy firing of a high altitude Viking rocket at White Sands, NM (Source: Navy News Service)

White House Halts All New Offshore Drilling

According to an April 30 report from AOLNews.com, the White House said today it is halting all new offshore drilling in U.S. waters until there's an "adequate review" of a massive 600-mile-wide oil slick that has begun to drift into Louisiana's wetlands.

Fugro-Rovtech Gets Subsea Simulator

Fugro General Robotics Limited (FGRL), supplier of subsea simulators, has delivered the first order for its next generation DeepTouch pilot training simulator to sister company Fugro-Rovtech. Fugro-Rovtech

New Age Blast Media’s Plant Gets Navy QPL

Novetas Solution’s abrasive, New Age Blast Media, announced that the Department of the Navy has formally granted their approval to add New Age’s newest production facility outside Richmond, Va. to the US Military’s Qualified Product Listing under MIL -A- 22262B.

Kongsberg Seatex Technology on AIS Satellite

The Norwegian satellite, AISSat-1 will be launched from India on 9 May. The satellite will be used by maritime authorities as an additional means of ensuring safety at sea in the High North. The satellite

Kongsberg Completes Site Acceptance Test

Kongsberg Maritime has successfully completed a Site Acceptance Test (SAT) for the delivery of an innovative Suezmax Cargo Handling Simulator (CHS) interfaced to the Kongsberg K-Chief-500 marine automation system, to the Turkish ship owner Gungen Maritme & Trading A/S.

ACL Award from Compass Minerals

American Commercial Lines Inc. (NASDAQ: ACLI) announced that it has received the 2009-2010 Service Excellence Award from Compass Minerals. The award was presented by Compass Minerals to 18 of its approximately 350 logistics providers at a banquet at the company's headquarters in Overland Park, Kan.

STADT AS New Propulsion System

STADT AS has a gained a foothold in both the offshore and fishing fleet with a new diesel electric propulsion system. The company is located in Gjerdsvika at the Northwest coast of Norway, and has patented a new solution based on Sinus-technology.

2010 Offshore Industry Safety Awards Postponed

The Department of the Interior’s Minerals Management Service (MMS) announced today that the 2010 Annual Industry SAFE Awards Luncheon scheduled for May 3, 2010 at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston, Texas has been postponed.

Capuano Joins KVH GOM Sales

To help support the growing customer base of its TracPhone V7 and mini-VSAT BroadbandSM network, KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI) has hired Cheri Capuano, a 16-year maritime satellite communications industry veteran, to manage commercial sales in the Gulf of Mexico.

This Day in Coast Guard History – April 30

1789-  President George Washington was inaugurated in New York City as the nation's first President.  His inauguration marked the beginning of U.S. Constitutional government. 1798-Congress established the Department of the Navy on this date in 1798.

This Day in Naval History – April 30

1798 - Congress establishes Department of the Navy 1975 - Saigon falls to North Vietnamese forces (Source: Navy News Service)