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Spectro Inc. and Lockheed Martin Corporation have signed an exclusive licensing agreement for Lockheed Martin’s LaserNet Fines® (LNF) fluid imaging and classification technology.
On Jan. 17, 2014, Eastern Shipbuilding Group has launched the HOS Black Foot (Hull 206) for Hornbeck Offshore Services.
The amphibious assault ship America (LHA 6) returned to Huntington Ingalls Industries' Ingalls Shipbuilding division Friday following successful acceptance sea trials in the Gulf of Mexico.
Providing safe and efficient navigation of the nation’s waterways and coastal areas is constantly challenged by larger ships and other maritime uses like wind farms and energy development, while navigation methods are moving increasingly into the digital age.
The National Transportation Safety Board has released its report on the April 2013 incident in which the cruise ship Carnival Triumph broke free during a windstorm from its moorings at the BAE Systems shipyard in Mobile, Ala., where it was undergoing repairs.
As U.S. maritime operations move increasingly from oceangoing to domestic waterways, the Maritime Administration should do more to understand domestic workforce trends and support training for the inland industries, according to a new report by the General Accountability Office.
Elliott Bay Design Group, a naval architecture and marine engineering firm with offices in Seattle, New Orleans and Ketchikan, Alaska, has been awarded a multiple-phase project to design a new freight and passenger ferry for the Massachusetts-based Woods Hole, Martha's Vineyard & Nantucket Steamship Authority (SSA).
Willard Marine, a 56-year-old builder of composite and aluminum boats, has received an order to supply the Ukrainian navy with four aluminum patrol boats, with an option for a fifth.
The Towing Safety Advisory Committee (TSAC) will conduct a teleconference meeting on Feb. 25 to discuss such items as the manning of inspected towing vessels, the designation of narrow channels and midstream LNG refueling of towing vessels.
The National Transportation Safety Board has issued the report of its investigation of the sinking of offshore supply vessel Ricky B in the Gulf of Mexico on May 30, 2013.
Watch out when busting loose
When breaking loose from a barge to transition from towing astern to pushing ahead, that’s when a captain and his vessel are most vulnerable to losing control.
Author: Joel Milton
March 6, 2014