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Registration Opens for the 2011 Women on the Water (WOW) Conference

The U.S. Maritime Administration and Massachusetts Maritime Academy will host the 5th Annual Women on the Water Conference at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy in Buzzards Bay, MA, on October 27th - 29th, 2011.

8,000 Tons of Steel vs. 50 Cyclists

The huge mid section of the UK’s first Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier will leave BAE Systems’ shipyard at Govan today, starting a 600 mile journey by sea to Rosyth, where the aircraft carrier will be assembled.

Strong Recovery in Vessel Demand

Douglas-Westwood forecasts strong recovery in vessel demand. The World Subsea Vessel Operations Market 2011-2015 details expenditure set to grow 52%, totaling $72bn between 2011 and 2015. Lead author,

ABS: Approval in Principle for Floating Renewable Energy Plant

ABS has issued its first Approval in Principle (AIP) for a new concept renewable energy design in which a moored spar uses ammonia in a closed-cycle process to produce electrical power for a commercial utility grid.

Luna Joins Hempel USA

Hempel USA hired Jose Luna as its new Regional Marketing Manager for the Americas. Luna has more than 13 years of experience in the paint industry, experience gained at AkzoNobel/ International Paint and ex former ICI/Devoe Coatings where he worked in several countries and roles.

ICS: Flag State Rules on Arms and Private Armed Guards

With the assistance of its members, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) in association with the European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA), has compiled a useful reference document collating

An Argentinian Shipbuilding Revival

According to a blog on the Bulletin Panama (http://thebulletinpanama.com), there is a boatbuilding revival happening in Argentina. The export of tugs and barges by Astillero Punta Alvear marks the revival of the Argentine shipbuilding industry,

Hatteland Appoints Korea Agent

Hatteland Display (HD), the leading technology provider of specialized display and computer products to the international maritime and industrial market, has appointed e-MLX Co., Ltd. (e-MLX) as its sole agent in Korea.

DHS Congratulates MTS

The Marine Technology Society was recently honored by the Department of Homeland Security with a letter identifying the content of its May/June 2011 issue of the MTS Journal as one of “paramount importance to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

New Cruise Ship to Ply Yangtze River

According to a report on www.chinadaily.com.cn, a new cruise ship will soon set sail to the Yangtze River's Three Gorges Dam. The "Yangtze River No. 2," a 139-m, six-storey cruise ship, will embark on

Navy Completes Arctic Environmental Assessment

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy released an Arctic environmental assessment and outlook Aug. 15 that will be instrumental in developing future strategic plans and investments in a region that is becoming increasingly accessible to exploration and commercial enterprise.

USS New Orleans, 11th MEU Train to Combat Piracy

USS NEW ORLEANS, At sea (NNS) -- The crew of the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) along with an embarked Maritime Raid Force (MRF) from the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) conducted its first joint boarding training mission during a pre-deployment exercise, Aug.