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Manufacturers Call for Pause on LNG Export Permits

The Industrial Energy Consumers of America (IECA) warned on Wednesday that the United States is set to use up 60-70 percent of its natural gas reserves by 2050 if all permitted LNG export terminals are built out.  IECA represents manufacturers from all levels of the supply chain, withRead More

Thales wins contract to support Canada's AOPS and JSS vessels

AUGUST 17, 2017 — The Government of Canada is awarding a contract for in-service support of the Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS) and Joint Support Ships (JSS) to a joint venture of Thales Canada Inc. and Thales Australia Ltd. The contract is for an initial service period of eight years, estimated at $800 million (excluding taxes), with options...

Historic coal-fired steamboat back in action

AUGUST 17, 2017—The last wooden hull, coal-fired steamboat in operation in the U.S. is back chugging along at the national maritime museum Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT, after more than two years of restoration in the museum’s Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard. The museum reports that on July 21 sea trials, the historic 1908-built Sabino operated...

HII's Proteus shows its battle space capabilities

AUGUST 17, 2017 — Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) reports that its Proteus undersea vehicle successfully completed autonomous contested battle space missions during an exercise held earlier this year. Proteus is a dual mode underwater vehicle that is designed to deliver larger payloads at distances of hundreds of miles in either manned...

USCG guidance aims to make LNG bunkering safer

AUGUST 17, 2017 — A field notice from the U.S. Coast Guard Liquefied Gas Carrier National Center of Expertise notes that the Coast Guard has serious concerns regarding conducting Simultaneous Operations (SIMOPS) during LNG bunkering operations and wants to ensure they are conducted safely. The term SIMOPS is increasingly brought up in connection with...

PHOTO RELEASE--HII’s Proteus Successfully Completes Unmanned Missions Testing at 2017 Advanced Naval Technology Exercise

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Aug. 16, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that Proteus, its dual-mode undersea vehicle, successfully completed autonomous contested battlespace missions during the 2017 Advanced Naval Technology Exercise (ANTX) at the Naval Surface Warfare Center (Panama City Division).During...NEWPORT...

Navy officer enters guilty plea in Fat Leonard case

AUGUST 16, 2017 — In another development in the so-called Fat Leonard affair, an active-duty U.S. Navy commander — Bobby Pitts, 48, of Chesapeake, VA — pleaded guilty yesterday in connection with his efforts to obstruct a federal criminal investigation of Leonard Glenn Francis, the owner and CEO of Glenn Defense Marine Asia (GDMA), a multi-national...

GoM Lease Sale 249 bidders still focused on deepwater

AUGUST 16, 2017 — U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke today announced that the region-wide Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 249 generated $121,143,055 in high bids for 90 tracts covering 508,096 acres in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico. A total of 27 companies participated in the sale, submitting 99 bids totaling $137,006,181. The sale offered...

Admiral Mark Buzby sworn in as Maritime Administrator

AUGUST 16, 2017 —Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao has sworn in Rear Adm. Mark H. Buzby, U.S. Navy (Ret.), as the Administrator of the Maritime Administration. Prior to his appointment, Admiral Buzby served as president of the National Defense Transportation Association (NDTA), a global association of transportation and logistics professionals. "Our...

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