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NSRP Approves $1.2M for New Projects

As part of the National Shipbuilding Research Program’s (NSRP) core mission to reduce the costs associated with Navy shipbuilding and repair, the NSRP Executive Control Board has selected 14 new research and development projects for award, totaling approximately $1.

This Day in Coast Guard History – Feb. 3

1801- Treaty of peace with France was ratified on this date, thereby ending the "Quasi-War," in which cutters of the Revenue Marine had rendered outstanding service. 1880- Date of a terrific gale on the New Jersey coast.

This Day in Naval History – Feb. 3

1801 - Senate approves peace treaty with France ending undeclared naval war that began 1798 1917 - US severs diplomatic relations with Germany (Source: Navy News Service)  

CG Final Update on Port Arthur Spill

The unified response to the collision and oil spill from the tankship Eagle Otome continues.  To date, more than 9,600 barrels of oil/water mixture has been recovered, evaporated or dispersed naturally of the 11,000 barrels spilled.

Gulf of Aden, Canadian Warship Deters Pirates

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) reported that a Canadian warship intercepted a suspected pirate skiff in the Gulf of Aden. The skiff was spotted loitering beside the International Recommended Transit Corridor.

Somalia, Pirates Use Hijacked Ro-Ro

The NATO Shipping Centre reported that on Jan. 30 the vehicle carrier Asian Glory (Blue hull and white superstructure), previously hijacked and still under pirates control, was in position 04:19N - 052:13E CO:005 SPEED 14.

GL Noble Denton Hires 700 Technical Experts

Over the next two years GL Noble Denton plans to hire more than 700 new technical personnel, engineers and marine operations specialists. GL Noble Denton is the newly rebranded technical service provider

J. Ray, Keppel FELS Joint Venture

J. Ray McDermott will undertake fabrication and installation work for the P-61 Tension Leg Wellhead Platform (TLWP) in more than 3,871 feet of water, for the Papa Terra Joint Venture, consisting of Petrobras (operator) and Chevron.

Major Ballast Water Management System Contract

OceanSaver announced the signing of the world’s first major Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) contract for large ships. Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has secured OceanSaver Ballast Water Management Systems for three supertankers (VLCCs) on order for Oman Shipping Company (OSC).

Viking Celebrates 50 Years

Viking Life-Saving Equipment announced the company's 50th Anniversary, as well as the 50th Anniversary of its chairman of the board Tage Sørensen on February 1, 2010.  The company's international expansion was launched in 1977 with the establishment of a foreign subsidiary in Rotterdam.

Sub Tender Transfers to Sealift Command

The U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command accepted responsibility for submarine tender USS Frank Cable Monday, Feb. 1. Cable, which is homeported in Guam, serves as a floating maintenance and logistics facility for Navy submarines.

President Requests $364.8M for MMS

With a budget designed to increase America’s energy security by expanding the nation’s energy portfolio and ensuring a fair return for these public resources, the President has proposed $364.8m in funding for the Minerals Management Service (MMS) in fiscal year 2011.