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Panama Canal, Alabama State Partnership

On April 21, 2010 Panama Canal Authority (ACP) Administrator/CEO Alberto Alemán Zubieta and Alabama State Port Authority (ASPA) Director/CEO James K. Lyons signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to jointly help foster commercial activity between the two entities.

Grant Helps Riverhawk Acquire Travelift

Marine Travelift Inc. announced that Tampa, Fla.-based RiverHawk Marine has acquired one of its 300C mobile boat hoists, thanks in part to a Small Shipyard Grant from the U.S. Maritime Administration.

This Day in Coast Guard History – April 22

1790- Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton, submitted a bill to Congress to create a "system of cutters" to enforce tariff and customs laws along the nation's coastline.  Congress passed his bill on 4 August of the same year.

This Day in Naval History – April 22

1861 - USS Saratoga captures slaver, Nightingale. 1898 - U.S. at war against Spain. 1906 - Commander Robert Peary discovered supposed Arctic Continent did not exist. 1972 - Moonwalk in the Descartes Highlands by CAPT John W.

Fire on Deepwater Horizon in GOM

In the photo, a Coast Guard MH-65C dolphin rescue helicopter and crew document the fire aboard the mobile offshore drilling unit Deepwater Horizon, while searching for survivors April 21, 2010. Multiple Coast Guard helicopters,

India's First Anti-Sub Corvette Launched

According to an April 20 report from The Hindu, launching the country's first Anti Submarine Warfare Corvette (ASWC) for the Indian Navy at the Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers (GRSE) Limited on April 19, M.

Teekay Looks to Expand Shuttle Tanker Fleet

According to an April 19 report from Bloomberg, Teekay Corp., a Hamilton, Bermuda- based owner of oil tankers, will expand its fleet serving in Brazil to take advantage of the country’s rising offshore oil production.

Frontline Buys Two Double-Hull Tankers

According to an April 19 report from the Associated Press, shipping company Frontline announced that it has bought two double-hull tankers that will be delivered in either May or June. (Source: Associated Press)

MHI LNG-FPSO Approval for Two Tank Types

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) completed development related to floating production, storage and offloading units for liquefied natural gas (LNG-FPSO), and has obtained two kinds of approval in principle (AIP) from major international ship classification societies.

CMA CGM Takes Delivery of the Figaro

CMA CGM announced the delivery of the CMA CGM Figaro, 8500 teu containership built by Samsung Heavy Industry.  The CMA CGM Figaro is registered in France and will sail under the French flag (RIF).   In compliance with CMA CGM’s environmental policy,

Caterpillar Facilities Safety Milestones

Over the course of the last two years, one of the top priorities for Caterpillar Marine Power Systems has been safety, not only of employees, but also of the customers who operate Cat and MaK marine engines around the world.

Volpenhein Samson’s Asia Technical Sales Manager

Samson, cordage specialist, announced the promotion of Kris Volpenhein to Asia Technical Sales Manager. Effective September 1, 2010 Volpenhein will provide focused technical and sales efforts to support Samson’s offshore and commercial marine markets throughout Asia.