HK:Prevention of Ship Garbage Pollution
The Hong Kong SAR Marine Department has advised that on 1 July the existing Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Pollution by Garbage) Regulation (Cap 413J) was replaced by a new Regulation, namely, the Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Pollution…
General Manager, BAE Systems Ship Repair, San Diego
A discussion with Bob Koerber, General Manager, BAE Systems Ship Repair, San Diego, Calif.
Oceans Can’t Take Any more: Researchers Fear Fundamental Change
Our oceans need an immediate and substantial reduction of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions. If that doesn’t happen…
New Record Year in Dry Bulk Demolition Underway - BIMCO
The monthly average for the first six months in 2015 is 3.3m DWT. In 2014 the first half year averaged at 1.33m DWT per month.
Passenger Ferry Capsizes in the Philippines, Nearly 40 Dead
MBCA Kim Nirvana, a passenger boat carrying 189 people has capsized in the central Philippines, minutes after leaving port…
Saab Bags $1 bln Order for Swedish Submarines
The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) has awarded contracts worth Skr8.6bn ($1.03bn) to Saab AB for the construction…
New Binding Law of The Sea Agreement Advanced
The U.N. General Assembly (UNGA) last week adopted a formal resolution to develop a legally-binding treaty for the conservation…
USS United States
The Continental Navy was disestablished at the end of the American Revolution. In the early days of the Republic the only armed federal ships were operated by the Revenue Cutter Service. After American merchant ships operating in the Mediterranean came under attack by the Barbary pirates…
Foreign Aid Done Right:
Last week, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) awarded a grant to the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) to support the planning of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal. According to both ACP and USTDA, when the Panama Canal expansion project is completed next year…
USCGC Polar Star
The icebreaker USCGC Polar Star (WAGB-10) was commissioned in 1976, following construction by Lockheed Shipbuilding in Seattle. It is 399 feet long, with a beam of 83 feet, a draft of 31 feet, and a standard displacement of 10,863 long tons.
Samuel Cunard (1787-1865) was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia. His parents were American Loyalists who moved to Canada at the end of the American Revolutionary War. His father was a master carpenter and timber merchant. Foregoing carpentry, young…