TOTE cuts steel for LNG fueled containership
February 25, 2014—Fireworks marked the first cut of steel in a ceremony last night as construction of TOTE, Inc.’s new Marlin Class, the first liquefied natural gas (LNG)-powered containerships in the world, began at the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard in San Diego, CA. “These ships, will be the most advanced, environmentally progressive vessels of their kind,” said Representative Duncan Hunter (R-CA), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation. “They also represent $350 million in U.S. investment, 600 American shipyard jobs, and the bright future of the indispensable domestic maritime industry,” he added.
Navy budget stresses new ships, but LCS numbers in doubt
“Under the President’s budget plan, the Navy will launch an aggressive and ambitious effort to reduce acquisitions costs and maximize resources available to buy and build new ships,” Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said at a Pentagon press briefing.
Toxicology report awaited in Maersk Alabama guard deaths
The Police have reported that autopsy reports on the cause of death of Jeffrey Reynolds and Mark Kennedy, two US security officers found dead on the Maersk Alabama last week, has concluded they died of respiratory failure, with suspicion of myocardial infarction.
Mermaid Marine Australia to buy Jaya businesses
Mermaid Marine will take over Jaya’s fleet of 27 offshore service vessels and its two shipyards which have six high spec vessels in the pipeline.
Electric Boat gets $36 million mod for NRMD
Under the terms of the contract, Electric Boat will provide NRMD tasks in support of operational nuclear submarines at the Naval Submarine Support Facility, Naval Submarine Base, New London, CT.
MMP protests treatment of Seaman Guard 35
The Seaman Guard personnel say they are being subjected to inhumane conditions in a Chennai prison where they are deprived of proper medical treatment, bathing facilities and adequate food.