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Lockheed Martin lays keel for 13th LCS

Lockheed Martin lays keel for 13th LCS
The Lockheed Martin-led industry team officially laid the keel for the U.S. Navy's thirteenth Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), the future USS Wichita, in a ceremony held at Marinette Marine Corporation in Marinette, Wisc., today. The Lockheed Martin-led industry team officially laid the keel for the U.S. Navy's thirteenth Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), the future USS Wichita, in a ceremony held at Marinette Marine Corporation in Marinette, Wisc.,...

PVA elects new president, officers and boardmembers

During the Passenger Vessel Association annual convention, members of the PVA elected Dave Anderson of Fire Island Ferries as PVA president for 2015. During the Passenger Vessel Association annual convention, members of the PVA elected Dave Anderson of Fire Island Ferries as PVA president for 2015. The convention took place at MariTrends 2015, held Jan. 31 - Feb. 3 in Long Beach, Calif. Dave Anderson is general manager/director of operations of Fire Island Ferries,...

USCG’s Rescue 21 communications system logs 75,000th search and rescue case

On Jan. 15, the Coast Guard Rescue 21 communications system was employed in its 75,000th search and rescue case since the service started tracking Rescue 21 caseloads in June 2010. On Jan. 15, the Coast Guard Rescue 21 communications system was employed in its 75,000th search and rescue case since the service started tracking Rescue 21 caseloads in June 2010. The system is currently providing coverage of nearly 42,000 miles of coastline, including the entire Atlantic, Pacific and Gulf...

Coast Guard posts brochure on documentation and tonnage for small commercial vessels

The U.S. Coast Guard has posted an informational brochure that provides an overview of federal documentation and tonnage measurement requirements for owners of U.S.commercial vessels less than 79 feet long. The U.S. Coast Guard has posted an informational brochure that provides an overview of federal documentation and tonnage measurement requirements for owners of U.S.commercial vessels less than 79 feet long. Anyone owning such a vessel, certain restrictions on its commercial use may...

Samson completes new innovation and training center and expansion

Performance rope manufacturer Samson has completed its 15,000-square-foot expansion at its Ferndale, Wash., facility.  The expansion includes a new innovation and training center and several enhancements to the manufacturing area. Performance rope manufacturer Samson has completed its 15,000-square-foot expansion at its Ferndale, Wash., facility.  The expansion includes a new innovation and training center and several enhancements to the manufacturing area. The ITC...

Noise Control Engineering opens new office in Mobile, Ala.

Noise Control Engineering has opened a new office in Mobile, Ala. The office will be staffed by Nathan Jones (pictured in the photograph), a senior engineer with over 10 years of experience at NCE. Noise Control Engineering has opened a new office in Mobile, Ala. The office will be staffed by Nathan Jones (pictured), a senior engineer with over 10 years of experience at NCE. “Our customers along the Gulf Coast region are a very important part of our business and this office...

Donald L. Blount releases book on high-speed powerboat design

Donald L. Blount, founder of Donald L. Blount and Associates, announced the publication of "Performance by Design: Hydrodynamics for High-Speed Vessels" will be introduced on Oct. 30 at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Donald L. Blount, founder of Donald L. Blount and Associates, announced the publication of "Performance by Design: Hydrodynamics for High-Speed Vessels" will be introduced on Oct. 30 at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. A limited number of books...