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Rawson VP Operations, Deep Blue Marine

Deep Blue Marine Inc. announced that the company has appointed William Rawson formally of Key West Florida as VP of Operations. Rawson has worked for the company since 2006 as the captain of the recovery vessel Cap N Tracy.

Boatswain’s Locker Distributes Teleflex/Sierra

Boatswain’s Locker announced that they are now the Master Plus Distributor for Teleflex Marine/Sierra products. This level of distributorship means that Boatswain's Locker will be able to provide an extensive inventory of products including Teleflex Marine,

USNS Wally Schirra to Military Sealift Command

Military Sealift Command accepted delivery of dry cargo/ammunition ship USNS Wally Schirra in San Diego recently. The ship was built by General Dynamics NASSCO. Schirra, named in honor of astronaut Walter "Wally" Schirra,

This Day in Naval History – September 2

1918 - Navy ships and crews assist earthquake victims of Yokohama and Tokyo, Japan 1940 - Destroyer-for-Bases agreement between U.S. and United Kingdom 1944 - USS Finback (SS-230) rescues Lieutenant (jg) George Bush,

Ashland Sells Drew Marine

Ashland Inc. (NYSE:ASH) completed the sale of its global marine services business, known for many years as Drew Marine, to J. F. Lehman & Co. for approximately $120m before tax. Ashland will use the net proceeds to reduce debt.

MV Artic Sea Update

In an August 27 update, rhe Maritime Security Committee said that it would like to inform the public that the Maltese Authorities formally and officially requested the Russian Authorities to allow Maltese representatives to go to Russia and participate in the ongoing investigations.

ClassNK New Office at Fujairah

Japanese ship classification society Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK) announced the establishment of its new Local Area Representative Office at Fujairah, United Arab Emirates effective 1 September 2009 at the address shown below.

Launching Heavy Lift Vessel, Oleg Strashnov

IHC Merwede announced the launching of the Heavy Lift Vessel for Seaway Heavy Lifting took place on Saturday 22 August 2009, at the IHC Merwede Offshore & Marine facility in Krimpen aan den IJssel, the Netherlands.

Proposed Rule, Non-Tank Vessel Response Plans

The U.S. Coast Guard announced the publication of a notice of proposed rulemaking designed to increase pollution response preparedness for non-tank vessels carrying oil as fuel upon U.S. waters. The proposed rule,

Auramarine Ballast Water Treatment Systems

Auramarine Ltd, manufacturer of heavy fuel oil supply systems and other auxiliary units for marine and power station engines, is now applying its wide-ranging experience in liquid flows to a new sector that benefits the environment.

Sea Level Anomaly Along U.S. Atlantic Coast

Persistent winds and a weakened current in the Mid-Atlantic contributed to higher than normal sea levels along the Eastern Seaboard in June and July, according to a new NOAA technical report. After observing water levels six inches to two feet higher than originally predicted,

CG Final Rule, Oil Spill Response Plans

The U.S. Coast Guard's Marine Safety, Security and Stewardship Directorate announced publication in the Federal Register of a final rule designed to improve pollution-response preparedness for vessels and facilities carrying or handling oil upon the navigable waters of the United States.