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This Day in Coast Guard History – Sept. 23

1967-Coho Salmon Fishing Disaster- A severe squall through the Frankfort River Platte area of northern Lake Michigan. Twenty-five-foot waves generated by the squall caught off guard an estimated 1,000 small boats fishing for Coho Salmon.

This Day in Naval History – Sept. 23

1779 - Captain John Paul Jones in Continental Navy frigate Bonhomme Richard captures HMS Serapis. 1931 - LT Alfred Pride pilots Navy's first rotary wing aircraft, XOP-1 autogiro, in landings and takeoffs on board USS Langley while underway.

Eye on the Navy

Sept. 16, 200: The Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO 199), left, is alongside the amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) during a connected replenishment at sea.

Global Maritime Environmental Congress

For two days, industry experts from all over the world will attend the Global Maritime Environmental Congress (GMEC) in Hamburg to discuss developments, to present results, and to set a new course for sustainable green shipping.

Torjusen Appointed to TDW Offshore

TDW Offshore Services AS announced the appointment of Helene Torjusen to the position of Marketing Manager. In her new role, Torjusen contributes to the TDW Offshore Services web site, and supports all marketing communications activities,

Demeroutis VP Labor Relations at Crowley

Crowley Maritime Corporation announced that effective October 1, Steve Demeroutis will assume the role of vice president, labor relations, replacing Jerry Dowd who is retiring after 25 years of service.

MLL Wins U.S. Army Watercraft Mngmt Contract

Maersk Line Limited (MLL) has been awarded a contract for the Care of Supplies in Storage (COSIS) of U.S. Army watercraft. MLL will be responsible for the upkeep and readiness of a range of watercraft, including barges, tugs and various boats, stationed in Yokohama, Japan.

NG Supplies Nav Systems for Brazil OSVs

Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Sperry Marine business unit has been awarded contracts to supply bridge navigation systems for four new offshore supply vessels to be built in Brazil. The four multipurpose platform supply vessels,

Breakthrough for Dutch Yachtbuilding Industry

As of 1 July 2009, yachts larger than 78.7 ft registered under the Dutch flag can be built in accordance with the international Large Yacht Code 2. The Dutch regulations have been adapted and potential yacht owners can now come to Holland for the design,

Ship Simulator Professional at INMEX India 2009

VSTEP will be demonstrating their maritime training tool Ship Simulator Professional and the Instructor Station Editor Suite at the Holland Pavilion of Holland Marine Equipment during INMEX India 2009.

Kongsberg Sub-Bottom Profiler Delivered to Japan

Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC) recently awarded Kongsberg Defence Systems a contract for the delivery of one Kongsberg TOPAS PS 18 Parametric Sub-bottom Profiler system. The contract was handled through the Kongsberg agent in Japan, Nippon Kaiyo Co.

New Commitments to Russia from ABB Marine

Russia’s key role in capturing hard to reach Arctic energy resources has prompted two new initiatives from leading electric propulsion systems supplier ABB Marine, targeting both the nation’s newbuild and ship support sectors.