Senators to Mattis: Block buy best way to add two new carriers
U.S. Senators Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Tim Kaine, D-Va., were joined by 15 Senators in sending a letter to Secretary of Defense James Mattis expressing their support for the Pentagon’s pursuit of a block buy for two Gerald R. Ford class aircraft carriers in FY2019.
Icebreaking tug will be first vessel with Wärtsilä HY hybrid solution
A 36 m Robert Allan Ltd. design TundRA 3600-H class icebreaking escort tug under construction at Spain’s Gondan Shipbuilding will be the first vessel in operation with a Wärtsilä HY hybrid power solution.
Crowley Maritime names Ketra Anderson VP of SSQE
Crowley Maritime Corporation has named Ketra Anderson Vice President of Safety, Security, Quality and Environmental Stewardship (SSQE), replacing Paul Manzi, who has been named Vice President of the company’s new Alaska Tankers group.
Marcon fixes 3,900 mile tow
Marcon International, Inc. recently fixed the tow of the 400.3′ x 106.3′ x 28.3′ depth heavy lift crane barge Pacific Lifter from Tuxpan, on Mexico’s East Coast, to Ensenada, on Mexico’s Pacific Coast.