Engineering News

Trapped passengers rescued from ferry elevator

On Wednesday at 2:45 pm firefighters from the Woods Hole Station responded to a report of seven people trapped in an elevator aboard the MV Marthas Vineyard, Falmouth Deputy Fire Chief Scott Thrasher said. Thrasher said the vessel was about to get underway when the call came in. By the time we got there, the chief engineer had already extricated the passengers trapped in the elevator, he said.

Broward school magnet program quality varies, report finds

Broward County's magnet programs offer not only a wide range of a choices, but a wide range of quality, a new report has found.The study, commissioned by the school district, found some schools are so popular they have waiting lists, improve student performance every year and successfully partner with businesses to get more resources.

Frustration mounts as Sarah Mildred Long Bridge opening delayed again - New Hampshire Business Revie

May completion is now promised by CianbroBy Jeff FeingoldPublished: February 7, 2018The repeatedly delayed opening of the new $160 million Sarah Mildred Long Bridge has been postponed once again, this time until May – eight months later than originally planned.According to the Portland Press Herald, Cianbro, the Pittsfield…

Middle East jobs a bright spot for offshore

Amid the ongoing oil market downturn, some oil and gas industry service providers are still managing to eke out a decent living, with the Middle East remaining the hot spot of activity, as well as scattered major projects in Australasia and the Gulf of Mexico for those lucky enough to be able to tap on them.Singapore-listed…
John Gunner (left) is named to newly created position as Vice President of Expansion Projects, and Captain Michael B. Ross (right) joins as Director of Marine & Safety Operations.

Windstar Names Two New Execs - Cruise Industry News

Windstar Cruises announced the addition of John Gunner as vice president of expansion projects and Captain Michael B. Ross as director of marine and safety operations.Gunner has decades of experience in the cruise industry primarily with Princess Cruises, where he served as senior vice president with responsibility for the safe and efficient operation of the entire fleet.

New York states of mind

It seems fitting to quote lyrics from Leonard Bernstein's 1944 Broadway musical "On The Town," considering that this year is the centenary of his blessed birth: particularly so, since I just spent four days in New York. So here it goes: "New York, New York, a helluva town, The Bronx is up, but the Battery's down."Although I've visited New York City innumerable times…

Russian Soyuz rocket successfully launches 3 astronauts toward ISS

Astronauts from America, Canada and Russia successfully blasted into space this morning aboard a Soyuz rocket after a failed launch back in October. Anne McClain, David Saint-Jacques and Oleg Kononenko launched at 06.32 ET (11.32 GMT) from the cosmodrome in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Kononenko was heard telling ground control that 'everything is fine on board' shortly after the launch.

Ardmore Shipping Corporation Announces Refinancing Of Three Vessels

HAMILTON, Bermuda, Dec. 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Ardmore Shipping Corporation (NYSE: ASC) ("Ardmore" or the "Company") today announced that it has signed binding agreements for the refinancing of three vessels.Ardmore has signed agreements for the sale and leaseback, under a finance lease arrangement, of the Ardmore Exporter and Ardmore Seavanguard…

SpaceX launches 64 "smallsats" satellites in record flight

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket using a first stage making a record third flight vaulted away from the California coast Monday, boosting 64 small satellites into orbit for a wide variety of government, academic and private-sector users -- including artists -- in a commercial launch chartered by Seattle-based Spaceflight.The Falcon…

Navy awards $962M cyber engineering contract -- Washington Technology

Four Libyan oil export ports reopen after closures for bad ...

(Adds detail from Libyan shipping source)BENGHAZI, Libya/LONDON, Dec 2 (Reuters) - Four Libyan oil export ports that were closed last week because of bad weather have reopened, a Libyan shipping source and port engineers said on Sunday.Tankers were docking at the eastern Ras Lanuf, Es Sider, Zueitina and Brega ports as well as the western Zawiya terminal linked to the El Sharara field…
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Shareholder of the Nikolaev shipbuilding plant "Ocean" declared that the company can sell in the int

Liquidator, auction organizer and two judges from Nikolaev are involved in the scheme to sell the plant to companies involved with Russia, says the shareholder of the company, the representative of the company “Sonel Operesheni limited” Igor Ignatov.On December 3 the Nikolaev shipbuilding plant “Ocean” can be sold at auction in the interests of Russia…

Northern Trust Corp Has $3.80 Million Stake in Scorpio Bulkers Inc (NYSE:SALT)

Northern Trust Corp increased its stake in shares of Scorpio Bulkers Inc (NYSE:SALT) by 2.7% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 535,776 shares of the shipping company’s stock after acquiring an additional 13,846 shares during the period.

Babcock International Group (BAB) Receives “Hold” Rating from Peel Hunt

Peel Hunt reiterated their hold rating on shares of Babcock International Group (LON:BAB) in a research note released on Friday morning.Several other equities research analysts have also issued reports on BAB. Jefferies Financial Group reduced their target price on shares of Babcock International Group from GBX 1,260 ($16.46)…

Streetwise Analysis on Shares of First Pacific Company Limited (SEHK:142), CSSC Offshore & Marine

Watching some historical volatility numbers on shares of First Pacific Company Limited (SEHK:142), we can see that the 12 month volatility is currently 27.318500. The 6 month volatility is 26.112500, and the 3 month is spotted at 30.702600. Following volatility data can assist sum how much the equity price has fluctuated over the specified time timeframe.

Shape-Shifting Octopus Inspires 3-D Morphing Material

Newswise — ITHACA, N.Y. – A Cornell University engineering and physics team is using the octopus as inspiration for a method to morph flat surfaces into three-dimensional ones on demand. They have devised a method for precisely transforming stretchable 2-D objects into 3-D shapes. It involves the use of rigid mesh, laser cut in a way that…

Pakistan launches first-ever multipurpose battle vehicles

Internews/KarachiPakistan has successfully launched the first-ever “multipurpose infantry fighting vehicle” which will increase the combat capability of its armed forces.“We have launched for the first time in the history a multipurpose infantry fighting vehicle (MIFV) named [after the venomous snake] VIPER,” a Heavy Industries…

A first look at Celebrity Edge the world's first $1 billion cruise ship

My first real ahhh moment on the worlds newest cruise ship came as I eased myself into a martini-glass hot tub, a mere wrist-stretch from a piña colada. Having clocked up more than eight miles (almost 14,000 steps) during my two-day run around Celebrity Edge it was a blissful juncture heightened not only by the pressure jets pummeling my feet…

Offshore AUV and ROV Market Growth Strategies by Key Players (7 Inc., SAAB AB, Fugro NV, Ocean Engin

Global Offshore AUV and ROV Market will show significant growth in the coming years. Oil and gas production is moving rapidly towards deeper underwater regions. The underwater condition is the most remote and unexplored on earth. Working in this condition makes verification and intercession considerably more problematic, and poses significant challenges and, often, some natural problems.

Lockheed Martin Wins $18M Deal to Support the F-35 Program

Lockheed Martin Corps LMT) Aeronautics Division recently secured an $18.5-million modification contract for providing system engineering analysis activities to further include programmatic and logistics tasks. These will analyze the F-35 aircraft system's ability to meet future operational requirements, investigate cost and weight reduction program options…