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NASSCO Lays Keel, USNS William McLean

On Marh 26, General Dynamics NASSCO, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE:GD), laid the keel for USNS William McLean, the twelfth ship of the Lewis and Clark class of dry cargo-ammunition ships (T-AKE).

Pushboats for the Amazon

Transdorada Transportes LTDA, a towboat operator on Brazil’s Amazon River, has recently taken delivery of a number of Cummins-powered push boats. These include two 64-ft boats with twin Cummins KTA19-M3 engines each delivering 600 HP and a single 64-ft pushboat with a single KTA19-M3 engine.

This Day in Coast Guard History – March 29

1867-The lighthouse at Timbalier Bay was destroyed in a hurricane.  The brick tower "was leveled to the ground and covered with from three to six feet of water."  The Lighthouse Board commended the keepers,

This Day in Naval History – March 29

1954 - Carrier aircraft began reconnaissance near Dien Bien Phu, Indochina 1960 - Launch of first fully integrated Fleet Ballistic Missile from USS Observation Island 1973 - Naval Advisory Group and Naval forces, Vietnam disestablished and last U.

NMEA Agreement with South Korea's MEIPA

The National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) and the Marine Electronics Industry Promotion Association (MEIPA) of South Korea have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will insure the adoption of NMEA standards,

Zim Security Team Turns Back Pirates

Israeli security guards on board the Zim Africa Star repelled an attack by Somali pirates on the ship. The ship was en route from Mombasa, Kenya, to Djibouti, when 350 miles from the Somali coast, it was fired upon by a pirate boat.

Bermuda Flagged Cargo Ship Hijacked

The afternoon of March 23, the Bermuda flagged British Virgin Islands owned cargo ship MV Talca was reported hijacked. The hijacking took place approximately 120 nautical miles off the coast of Oman and 180 miles south of Mazera.

MTU Engines for Turkish Landing Ships

The Tognum subsidiary MTU Turkey will supply, from June 2010, a total of 16 MTU Series 4000 engines to power eight Turkish landing ships for transporting tanks and vehicles. The supply scope of the order placed by SSM,

Aker Solutions Power Cable Installation Contract

Aker Solution' marine operations unit has entered into a long-term agreement with ABB regarding installation of power cables and related services. ABB will charter one of Aker Solutions' new vessels for installation campaigns during 2012 and 2013.

World Wide Metric Launches New Website

World Wide Metric's new website offers a robust search feature and intensive technical data on all of our products, allowing users to search easily and effectively through 50,000 line items. This site will serve as the future platform for on-line buying and account management.

Sea Star Line Expands Puerto Rico Service

Sea Star Line, LLC has announced that they are adding the Port of Philadelphia to its rotation.  Sea Star Line vessels will service the port weekly, making calls to the Tioga Marine Terminal each Friday beginning, April 23, 2010.

T&T Bisso, Foss Maritime Agreement

T&T Bisso, provider of vessel emergency response, salvage and marine firefighting services, announced an exclusive cooperative services agreement with Foss Maritime Company. Foss Maritime, based in Seattle,