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Honeywell Completes Acquisition of EMS Technologies

Honeywell has completed its acquisition of EMS Technologies, Inc., for approximately $491 million. EMS is a leading provider of connectivity solutions for mobile networking, rugged mobile computers and satellite communications.

2nd Fast Response Cutter Launched

Vessel named for Coast Guard hero Richard Etheridge.   The U.S. Coast Guard’s second, 154-foot Fast Response Cutter, the Richard Etheridge, was launched at Bollinger Shipyards in Lockport, La., Thursday,

Women’s Maritime Shipping Group to Meet in Seattle

The Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA) Pacific Northwest Chapter is gathering for a tour of the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Seattle Command Center on August 26, 2011 at 4:00 PM.  Following the tour,

W&O Transforms Corporate Structure

Regional Manager Positions Created to Better Serve Customers.   W&O, the United States’ largest supplier of marine valves, pipe, fittings, engineered products, valve automation and data management systems,

Van Aalst Brings Platform-fitted CargoMaxx to Houston

Van Aalst Marine & Offshore, inventors of the multi application tank system CargoMaxx, have opened an office in Houston, TX. CargoMaxx is swiftly gaining ground in the offshore support sector, allowing

AFRAS to Present Rescue Awards September 22

The Association for Rescue at Sea, Inc. (AFRAS) will hold its annual awards ceremony and reception on September 22, 2011.  The event will take place on Capitol Hill in Washington, D. C. and will be co-hosted by the Honorable Howard Coble, co-chairman, U.

This Day in Navy History - August 20-22

August 20 1952 - In interservice air operation at Chang Pyong-ni, Korea, U.S. Navy, Marine and Air Force aircraft destroy 80 percent of assigned area. 1959 - USS Thetis Bay (LPH-6) completes 6-day humanitarian operation after floods in Taiwan.

New Bunker Tanker Ops in Russian Port of Tuapse

Rosneft Marine UK Ltd. and RN-Bunker LLC - subsidiaries of Russian state-owned oil company OJSC Rosneft - have jointly launched its first bunker delivery tanker to service the Black Sea Port of Tuapse in Russia.

Ranger Tugs: Kirk Hawley Appointed Sales Manager

Ranger Tugs announces the appointment of Kirk Hawley to the position of Sales Manager for the 21-29 foot trailerable boats built by Fluid Motion.   Kirk will assume his new position at the end of August and will be based at the company’s headquarters in Kent, WA.

U.S. Navy Opens Nominations for ORAP Membership

The Ocean Research Advisory Panel (ORAP) is soliciting nominations for new members.   Nominations should be submitted no later than September 15, 2011. Nominations should be submitted via e-mail to CDR Stephen D.

Insurer Targets Growth in Offshore Sector

The Shipowners’ Club recently announced measures to reorganise its London branch.  This included the setting up of two internal syndicates, bringing together both underwriters and claims handlers specialising in specific geographical regions; a third syndicate will focus on the offshore sector.

VIKING Offers Equipment to Comply with USCG-Imposed Life Float Phase-Out

According to new US Coast Guard regulations, vessels carrying life floats or rigid buoyant apparatus must remove them from the vessel and replace them with other approved survival craft by no later than January 1, 2015.