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SPOTD – M/V Aranui, The Mullet Of Cruise Ships

Today’s Ship Photograph Of The Day (SPOTD) is of the M/V Araniu 5 which, like the infamous Mullet hairstyle, is all business in front and party in the back. M/V Aranui 5 is a mixed passenger/cargo vessel that went into service as of 12 December 2015 between Tahiti and the Marquesas Islands. Show More Summary

Iranian Speedboats Intercept/Harass American Guided Missile Destroyer

by Idrees Ali (Reuters) Four vessels from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) “harassed” a U.S. destroyer on Tuesday by carrying out a “high speed intercept” in the vicinity of the Strait of Hormuz, a U.S. defense official said on Wednesday. Show More Summary

US Navy Ships Conduct Astern Replenishment-at-sea

“While replenishments-at-sea are routine, astern refueling is unique and requires precise navigation and coordination,” said Lt. Cmdr. Jason Ileto, fleet replenishment scheduler for Commander,

US Offshore Lease Sale Yields $18 Mln in High Bids

Today’s U.S. oil and gas Lease Sale 248 garnered $18,067,020 in high bids for 24 tracts covering 138,240 acres in the Western Gulf of Mexico Planning Area,

MN100: MarineCFO

The Company: Founded in 1992, UA Business Solutions was a pioneer in the field of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and an early Microsoft Partner. The ERP evolution

Another Hurdle for The Ocean Alliance

Commissioner William P. Doyle of the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission today voted in favor of requesting additional information from The Ocean Alliance parties.

NTSB: 26 Hours of Information Recovered from El Faro’s VDR

The National Transportation Safety Board said Wednesday that will be convening a voyage data recorder group to help develop a detailed transcript of the sounds and discernible words captured on the El Faro’s bridge audio, following the recovery and audition of the ship’s VDR. Show More Summary

Filipino Fisherman May Have Kept the World’s Largest Pearl Under His Bed for Years Without Realizing It

More than 10 years ago a fisherman from the Philippines scooped up a giant pearl from the seafloor and kept it under his bed for good luck. Now experts are trying to authenticate the massive gem which if real could be worth upwards of $100 million. Show More Summary

NSFW – Meet Natalia, The Crazy Russian Arctic ‘Oceanographer’ Who Polar Bear Plunges With Whales In The Nude

While not the first person to strip naked for whales, Natalia Avseenko may be the first to do it in near freezing Arctic waters. Natalia Avseenko, 36, a Russian scientist and professional diver stripped naked to swim with whales in the White Sea located at the northwest corner of Russia near the Arctic Circle. Show More Summary

Caribbean Fantasy Response Downsized

U.S. authorities have downsized their response to the Caribbean Fantasy passenger ferry as the operation shifts from emergency response to long term management, the U.S. Coast Guard said Wednesday, one week after the ferry caught fire off Puerto Rico. Show More Summary

26 Hours of Information Recovered from El Faro's VDR

A group led by the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has gathered information from the recovered voyage data recorder (VDR) of sunken cargo ship

Better Turbocharger Performance, Proven Tech

Engineer wisdom: Nothing is worse as the right idea at the wrong time. But with the new ECOCHARGE Two-Stage Turbocharging System MAN D&T has reached both goals.

e-Navigation Underway (North America) 2016

e-Navigation and the Gulf Area: meeting information needs where blue water, brown water and port facilities interact   San Jacinto College and the Seamen’s

Delaware River Ship Arrivals Continue Gains in 2016

Maritime Exchange for the Delaware River and Bay President Dennis Rochford has announced the tristate port vessel arrival statistics for the first six months of 2016.

ITF Slams Slams North Sea Oil’s ‘Secretive Corporate Structures’

The International Transport Workers Federation is slamming offshore oil companies operating in North Sea after a report claimed that many are using a complex web of companies to move money and avoid paying taxes.  The ITF says the new...Show More Summary

Rigs to Reefs: Is it better to leave unused oil platforms where they stand?

By Susan Gourvenec and Erika Techera, University of Western Australia (The Conversation) – The global offshore oil and gas industry has installed a wide variety of infrastructure throughout our oceans, including tens of thousands of wells, thousands of platforms and many thousands of kilometres of seabed pipelines. Show More Summary

French Naval Shipbuilder DCNS Calls Data Leak “Economic Warfare”

By Matt Siegel and John Irish SYDNEY/PARIS, Aug 24 (Reuters) – French naval contractor DCNS said on Wednesday it may have been the victim of “economic warfare” after secrets about its Scorpene submarines being built in India were leaked. Show More Summary

Royal IHC Upgrades TSHD Pump for Van Oord

Royal IHC informs it has completed the upgrade of the underwater pump and jet water system on trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) VOLVOX TERRANOVA for Van Oord.

MN100: All American Marine, Inc.

The Company: All American Marine Inc. was founded in 1987 and specializes in the construction of custom tailored aluminum boats from 30 to 150 feet LOA. Today,

ACE Winches Bags Order from Vard

Deck machinery specialist ACE Winches said it has been awarded a spooling contract with Vard Group AS for Norway’s largest construction vessel.   The

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