Training to Navigate as Vessel Captain
Mariners may start off as deckhands, but the industry allows for quick growth if a person is willing to put forth the hard work and training. Earning the title of captain is a journey many have made over the years at the Galveston Island Ferry. As master of the ship, the captain is a maritime position loaded with responsibilities of overseeing all other positions, as well as navigation and overall safety of the passengers and crewmembers. It's a title that Capt. Johnny Smith and Capt. Tammy Samuel have spent years training and working their way up to receive.
W&O’s Emerson Elected Propeller Club VP
W&O, a global supplier to the marine and upstream oil and gas markets for pipe, valves and fittings, valve automation, and engineered solutions, announced that Senior Account Executive Tammy Emerson has been elected as vice president of programs of the Jacksonville Propeller Club. Emerson’s marks the first time in Jacksonville Propeller Club history that there is an all-female Executive Board. “Tammy has been an outstanding ambassador at W&O for many years, and continually displays her passion to succeed within our company and the marine industry.
W&O Promotes Key Associates
W&O, a distributor of pipe, valves, fittings as well as automation and engineered solutions, announced the promotion of two associates: Lori Ulrich to Director, Human Resources and Tammy Emerson to President, Propeller Club of Jacksonville, in additional to her sales responsibilities as Account Executive. Joining W&O in 2009, Lori Ulrich is responsible for managing the Human Resources department for W&O’s international branch network. Ulrich represented W&O’s interests during a consolidation of health care benefits at the Pon North America level…
Zamakona Inks Agency Deal with Stewart Group
Zamakona Yards has signed an agency agreement with the Stewart Group, owned by RS Platou&Clarksons, the shipyard announced. The agreement will see the Stewart Group will offer its customers Zamakona Yards repair and maintenance services both afloat and in our shipyards. The Stewart Group was founded in 1922 by Samuel Stewart and was purchased in 2008 by the Platou Group. Subsequently the Platou/Stewarts group has been purchased by Clarksons in 2015. It operates globally with major offices in Aberdeen, London, Accra, Cape Town, Singapore and Houston.
This Day in Naval History – Dec. 1
1842 - Execution of three crewmembers of USS Somers for mutiny; Midshipman Philip Spencer, Boatswain Samuel Cromwell and Seaman Elisha Small. 1921 - In first flight of airship filled with helium, Blimp C-7 piloted by LCDR Ralph F. Wood left Norfolk, VA, for Washington, DC. 1959 - Bureau of Ordnance (BUORD) merges with Bureau of Aeronautics (BUAER) to form the Bureau of Naval Weapons (BUWEPS). (Source: Navy News Service)
This Day in Naval History – March 25
1813 - USS Essex takes Neryeda, first capture by U.S. Navy in Pacific 1898 - Assist. SECNAV Theodore Roosevelt proposes Navy investigate military application of Samuel Langley's flying machine, beginning naval aviation (Source: Navy News Service)
This Day in Naval History – April 14
1898 - Commissioning of first Post Civil War hospital ship, USS Solace 1969 - North Korean aircraft shoots down Navy EC-121 reconnaissance aircraft from VQ-1 over the Sea of Japan 1988 - USS Samuel B. Roberts struck Iranian mine off Qatar 1989 - First Navy ship arrives on scene to assist in Exxon Valdez oil spill cleanup (Source: Navy News Service)
This Day in Naval History - 31 January
From the Navy News Service: 1944 - A U.S. amphibious landing takes place on Kwajalein, Marshall Islands. 1961 - Lt. Cmdr. Samuel Lee Gravely Jr. becomes the first African-American to command a combat ship, USS Falgout (DER 324). 1981 - The era of enlisted naval aviators ends when the last pilot retires. For more news from the Naval Historical Center, visit their Navy Newsstand page at www.news.navy.mil/local/navhist.
New York Cruise Lines Appoints of New President, CEO
New York Cruise Lines, parent company of internationally celebrated tourism companies Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises, The Beast and World Yacht today announced the appointments of Gus Markou to President and Chief Operating Officer reporting to Samuel Cooperman, Chief Executive Officer. Promoted from Vice President of Operations, Mr. Markou is a 25 year veteran of New York Cruise Lines and has been instrumental in the growth of Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises, The Beast and World Yacht. As a long-standing member of the board of directors since 2005, Mr.
Biodiesel Ferry, Samuel G. Fuqua Arrives
USS Arizona Ferry Boat #39-2, Samuel G. Fuqua, welcomed visitors on its maiden run Aug. 18 as the newest biodiesel boat to operate at Naval Station Pearl Harbor. It's the second of five new state-of-the-art biodiesel boats to debut in Pearl Harbor. The first, #39-1 John W. Finn, arrived in April to become the first Navy vessel in Hawaii to incorporate off-the-shelf clean fuel technology components. The new boats will eventually replace the existing 20-year-old U.S. Navy-operated…
This day in Naval History – March 3
1776 - First amphibious landing operation. Continental naval squadron under Commodore Esek Hopkins lands Sailors and Marines, commanded by Captain Samuel Nicholas, on New Providence Island in the Bahamas, capturing urgently-needed ordnance and gunpowder. 1915 - Congress creates Federal Naval Reserve.
This Day in Naval History - April 18
1848 - A Navy expedition to explore the Dead Sea and the River Jordan, commanded by Lt. William F. Lynch, reaches the Dead Sea. 1906 - The Navy assists in relief operations during the San Francisco earthquake and fire. 1942 - USS Hornet (CV 8) launches Doolittle's Army bombers for the first attack on Japan. 1988 - Navy destroys two Iranian drilling platforms and a frigate in retaliation for attack on USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58). For more information about naval history, visit the Naval historical Center Web site at http://www.history.navy.mil.
This Day in Naval History - June 05
1794 - First officers of the U.S. Navy under the Constitution are appointed. The first six captains appointed to superintend the construction of new ships were John Barry, Samuel Nicholson, Silas Talbot, Joshua Barney, Richard Dale, and Thomas Truxtun. 1917 - First military unit sent to France, First Naval Aeronautical Detachment, reaches France aboard USS Jupiter (AC 3). 1945 - Typhoon off Okinawa damages many U.S. Navy ships. For more information about naval history, visit the Naval Historical Center Web site at www.history.navy.mil/wars/dates.htm.
Chinese Boats in Disputed S. China Sea Area
China’s 30-ship fleet was reportedly being escorted by a fisheries administration patrol ship and a 3,000-ton supply ship, enough provision for five to 10 days of fishing, according to a 'Manila Standard Today' news report. Locklear, who arrived Monday for a three-day visit, met with President Benigno Aquino III at the Palace where they discussed “in broad strokes” China amid the rising tensions over territorial disputes in the West Philippine Sea. Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda said Locklear’s courtesy call on Mr.
Halliburton Seen Facing Antitrust Issues on Baker Hughes Deal
Oilfield services provider Halliburton Co's acquisition of smaller rival Baker Hughes Inc is facing resistance from U.S. regulators who are concerned that the deal could hurt competition, Bloomberg reported. Justice Department lawyers reviewing the proposed $35 billion deal are worried that the oilfield services industry would become too concentrated post the merger, Bloomberg reported, citing a person familiar with the matter. "We are fully committed to our target of closing the pending Baker Hughes acquisition in late 2015…
Crowley Awards Scholarships to Four Cal Maritime Cadets
Crowley Maritime Corp. awarded four California Maritime Academy (CMA) students with Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarships during last night’s Containerization and Intermodal Institute’s Connie Awards dinner in Long Beach, Calif. Crowley’s Victoria Ellis, manager, regulatory training, presented the awards to recipients Samuel Comerford, Alex Yonkman, Kent Treptow and Tyler Sayvetz. The scholarships help to further educational opportunities for these students, who were each chosen based on their academic performance, financial need and interest in pursuing a career at sea after graduation.
Senators Seek Funding for Great Lakes Maintenance
A bipartisan group of Great Lakes senators, led by Great Lakes Task Force co-chairs Sen. Carl Levin and Sen. Mark Kirk, wrote today to Army Corps of Engineers leaders, urging them to direct additional funding for harbor maintenance projects to reduce the backlog of projects in the Great Lakes. The letter, from members of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force to Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Jo-Ellen Darcy and Chief of Engineers Lt. Gen. Thomas Bostick, asks that…
New Container Ship Christened in Shanghai
OOCL celebrates the christening of 8,888 TEU container ship 'OOCL Miami' at the Changxing Island shipyard in Shanghai. OOCL Miami is the third of the eight 8,888 TEU vessels that OOCL commissioned Hudong-Zhonghua to build and the technological improvements have enhanced the vessel’s ability to be more fuel efficient. When sailing at optimal performance, this ship can not only lower fuel consumption but also reduce emissions. The new vessel is 335 meters long, 42.8 meters wide with deadweight of approximately 101,566 mt..
Dong & Siemens Collaborate on German OWT Projects
DONG Energy & Siemens AG sign up to supply and service a total of 154 offshore wind turbines (OWT) of 6 megawatt each. The agreements give DONG Energy the option to install the turbines on its Gode Wind projects in Germany from 2015. Utilisation of the potential supplies and services under the agreements is subject to official approvals for the specific projects and DONG Energy making a positive investment decision for the projects. Following the acquisition of the ownership interest in the Gode Wind projects in August 2012…
Coast Guard Foundation to Honor USCG in Miami
The Coast Guard Foundation, a nonprofit organization committed to the education and welfare of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced today that its annual Tribute to the United States Coast Guard Seventh District will take place on November 13 at the Marriott Biscayne Bay in Miami, Florida. During the event, emceed by Efrem “Skip” Zimbalist III, chairman and CEO of Active Interest Media, Inc., the Coast Guard Foundation will pay tribute to former Commandant of the Coast Guard and former Seventh District Commander, retired Admiral Thad Allen.
EBDG Continues Hiring Streak
Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG), a naval architecture and marine engineering firm with offices in Seattle and New Orleans recently acquired new talent for both of its locations, helping to grow the company's presence and expand on its core services –marine engineering, naval architecture, shipyard services and analysis. "We're pleased to welcome Joey, Michael, Luisa and Sam to EBDG," said President, Joe Pritting. Naval Architects Michael LaRose and Samuel Waterhouse hold Bachelor…
This Day in Coast Guard History – March 29
1867-The lighthouse at Timbalier Bay was destroyed in a hurricane. The brick tower "was leveled to the ground and covered with from three to six feet of water." The Lighthouse Board commended the keepers, "who faithfully performed their duty, barely escaping with their lives, and living for some days in an iron can buoy . 1898- Lieutenants David Jarvis and Ellsworth P. Bertholf and Surgeon Dr. Samuel J. Call of the USRC Bear reached Point Barrow, Alaska, after a 2,000 mile "mush" from Nunivak Island that first started on 17 December 1897…
Military Sealift Command Atlantic Changes Leadership
Military Sealift Command Atlantic, the Norfolk, Va.,-based U.S. Navy command responsible for Military Sealift Command ships transporting equipment, fuel, supplies and ammunition in the Western Atlantic Ocean, changed command during a ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk today. Capt. Samuel R. Norton assumed command of MSCLANT from outgoing commander Capt. Michael G. Graham during a 10 a.m. ceremony at the Vista Point Conference Center. Norton last served as commander of amphibious assault ship USS Nassau, which he led on its final deployment prior to decommissioning earlier this year.
Port Scholarships Awarded to 20 Local Students
The Port of Long Beach on Friday, May 13, awarded $53,500 in scholarships to six local high school students and 14 college students to help them pursue careers in international trade and goods movement. With the latest awards, the Port has presented $388,150 in scholarships to 243 students since 1993. The goal of the Port of Long Beach Scholarship Program is to help students prepare for future careers and leadership positions in the international business community. “These students have accomplished much already and we hope that with our assistance…
DONG Energy Wins Dutch Offshore Wind Tender
The Netherlands’ Minister of Economic Affairs has awarded DONG Energy the concession to build The Netherlands’ offshore wind farms Borssele 1 and 2. DONG Energy won the concessions with an average bid strike price, excluding transmission costs of 72.70 EUR per MWh during the first 15 years of the contract. After that, the wind farms will receive the market price. Only four years ago, DONG Energy set an ambitious 2020 cost target of reaching EUR 100 per MWh over the life-time of a wind farm – the so-called levelized cost of electricity – including transmission costs.
Baltic Index Hits Over 3-month Peak on Capesize Rally
The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, tracking rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, rose to an over three-month high on Thursday, buoyed by a surge in capesize vessel activity. The overall index, which factors in rates for capesize, panamax, supramax and handysize shipping vessels, climbed 25 points, or 2.18 percent, to its highest since Dec. 6 of 1,172 points. The capesize index rose 129 points, or 6 percent, to 2,265 points, its best since the end of November.