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Raytheon Advances Ship Computing

Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) achieved another in a series of milestones for the Zumwalt-class destroyer program with the successful Total Ship Computing Environment (TSCE) Release 6 software specifications review.

Cosalt Names Cunningham to Lifeboat Div.

Cosalt Offshore, a provider of lifting, tooling and marine services to the oil and gas industry, has appointed Colin Cunningham to help drive the growth of its expanding lifeboat business both in the UK and internationally.

New USCG Rescue 21 System, N. Calif.

The U.S. Coast Guard formally accepted and introduced its new Rescue 21 advanced communications system at Group Humboldt Bay on Feb. 16. This new capability, which will eventually be introduced nationwide,

NOAA to Use New Hurricane Wind Scale

NOAA's National Weather Service will use a new hurricane scale this season called the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.  The scale keeps the same wind speed ranges as the original Saffir-Simpson Scale for each of the five hurricane categories,

This Day in Coast Guard History – Feb. 22

1943- The USS Campbell, CG, under the command of CDR James A. Hirshfield and assigned to the international escort group A-3 that was escorting Convoy ON-166 through the North Atlantic, engaged numerous submarine contacts during a running battle across the sea.

This Day in Naval History – Feb. 22

1865 - RADM Porter's gunboats' bombardment cause surrender of Wilmington, NC . 1870 - After arriving on USS Nipsic, and supported by USS Guard and USS Nyack, the Darien Expedition, commanded by CDR Thomas O.

RBG Enhanced Service Offering

RBG Limited, provider of fabric maintenance and construction support to the global energy industry, launched a new range of products and services enhancing the company’s marine and subsea capability. RBG’s new,

Effect of Tax Verdict on Odfjell

On Feb. 12, the Norwegian Supreme Court awarded in favor of the shipping companies that the retroactive tax imposed in 2007 for the years 1996-2006 was in breach of the Norwegian Constitution.   The effect for Odfjell will be an increase in the equity of about $110m,

Guilty Plea for Price-Fixing Conspiracy

An Italian subsidiary of a U.S.-based company has agreed to plead guilty and to pay a $2.29m criminal fine for participating in a conspiracy to rig bids, fix prices and allocate market shares of marine hose sold in the United States and elsewhere, the Department of Justice announced.

DOT TIGER Grants List

The Department of Transportation (DOT) released the list of Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grants. The grants, totaling $1.5b, are focused on rail and road projects, but include a number of infrastructure improvements in US ports.

Maersk Line’s 3rd Hamburg, Far East Service

On 12 February 2010, the container ship Maersk Sydney called at the Port of Hamburg for the first time as part of the Maersk Line’s expanded AE-10 scheduled liner service. This liner service links the ports of Shenzhen (Dachan Bay),

ABB Acquires Turbocharging Service

ABB, a power and automation technology group, has acquired the turbocharging service activities of ABCO Industries Limited located in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. ABB did not disclose the value of the transaction.