Fifth San Antonio Class Ship to be Named New York At a ceremony held on September 7, 2002, aboard the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York Harbor, Secretary of the Navy Gordon England announced his decision to name the fifth ship of the San Antonio class of Amphibious Transport Dock ships, "New York," to honor the state, the city and the victims of Sept. 11. The Secretary will be joined by New York Gov. George Pataki and many other leaders from the city and state of New York.
In doing so, Secretary England noted that longstanding relationship between the U.S. Navy and people of New York. "USS New York will project American power to the far corners of the earth and support the cause of freedom well into the 21st century," England said. "From the war for independence through the war on terrorism, which we wage today, the courage and heroism of the people of New York have been an inspiration.
Today, thousands of New Yorkers serve with America's Navy and Marine Corps at home and abroad protecting America's interest and promoting peace, security and stability around the world.
These dedicated young Americans are the strength of our military and our nation. USS New York will play an important role in our Navy's future and will be a fitting tribute to the people of The Empire State," England said.
Both Gov. Pataki and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg thanked the U.S. Navy for honoring all New Yorkers by naming this ship.
Governor Pataki noted, "USS New York will ensure that all New Yorkers and the world will never forget the evil attacks of September 11th, and the courage and compassion New Yorkers showed in response to terror." Four previous ships have been named New York. The first, a gondola (1776), was scuttled after suffering heavy damage during the defeat at the Battle of Valcour Island on Oct. 11, 1776.
Though a tactical defeat, the fierce resistance of the outnumbered Americans postponed a British invasion from Canada.
The second, a frigate (1800-1814), served to protect American commerce and project American naval power, particularly along the Barbary Coast of North Africa. The third USS New York, an armored cruiser (1893-1938), served as flagship of the North Atlantic Squadron during the Spanish- American War and, later, flagship of the Asiatic Fleet before being renamed Saratoga in 1911.
The fourth, a battleship (1914-1946), served in the North Sea blockade of Germany during WW I and provided shore bombardment during the invasions of North Africa, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa during WW II. One submarine was named New York City and served from 1979-1997.
The 684-ft. (208.4-m) amphibious transport dock ship will be built by Northrop Grumman Ship Systems in New Orleans and carry a Navy crew of 363 and 699 Marines.
The ship will be used to transport and land Marines, their equipment and supplies by embarked air cushions or conventional landing craft or amphibious vehicles, augmented by helicopters or vertical take off and landing aircraft in amphibious assault, special operations, or expeditionary warfare missions.
Seventeen stevedoring and marine terminal companies were honored in New York City for safety efforts over the past two years that helped reduce the frequency of accidents among some 11,000 waterfront workers in the bistate Port of New York and New Jersey. They were cited at a special awards luncheon
The New York Metropolitan Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers has announced its program of technical meetings for the 1977/ 1978 season. The schedule is as follows: September 29, 1977 — Paper: "Farrell Lines '85' Class Container Ships," by Thomas Sartor Jr., Farrell
for 1977: Committee on Applications — chairman, Dr. William R. Porter, vice president and academic dean, SUNY Maritime College, Fort Schuyler, New York, N.Y. Committee on Awards — chairman, Alvin E. Cox, assistant to the president, J.J. Henry Co., Inc., New York, N.Y. Annual Banquet Committee
Thomas E. Moran, chairman and president of Moran Towing and Transportation Company of New York City, has announced the retirement of Lloyd R. Graham as vice president of marketing and sales, and the election of Robert M. Loftus to that position. Mr. Loftus, a 1953 graduate of the State University of
Ship repair activity in New York is reviving and this has led to the formation of the New York and New Jersey Dry Dock Association, an organization that represents eight drydock operators and has some 50 associated members who are subcontractors or marine equipment suppliers. According to Michael
SeaStreak America, Inc., a whollyowned subsidiary of Sea Containers Limited, added another catamaran ferry to its service in the New York market with the May 3, 2001 launch of the 140- ft. (42.6 m) commuter and leisure vessel M/V SeaStreak New York. The 400-passenger vessel will provide service
the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), was elected a vice president of ABS at the annual meeting of the Society's board of managers, held in New York, N.Y., on March 15. Mr. Sheehan, formerly associated with the law firm of Kirlin, Campbell, and Keating of New York, holds a BSBA degree in finance
a quarter century." In addition to the position of secretary-treasurer, Mr. Cleary has served as AWO's East Coast representative in the Association's New York City office. Senator Moynihan, featured speaker at the AWO board meeting, prefaced his remarks with a tribute to Mr. Cleary. Senator Moynihan
Moran Kurz Shipping Agencies, Inc., based in the World Trade Center in New York City, will be formed by Moran Shipping Agencies, Inc. of New England, and the Kurz interests of Philadelphia, Pa. The Kurz interests are owners of Kurz New York Agency, Inc., and Keystone Shipping Company. Moran Kurz
New York came into sharp focus on Monday, when Mr. McAllister was named Honorary Chairman of Maritime Day of the World Trade Week Committee of the New York/New Jersey port area. Wednesday saw him as the guest speaker at the annual meeting of the Seamen's Church Institute. Later the same day, as president
and supply organizations, world trade and government agencies in the port region, has been published by The Maritime Association of the Port of New York. The 168-page annual, which in this Bicentennial year is dedicated to the events that shaped the historic role of the port in the development
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a starting point. A represen- tative from Windserve (a unit of Rein- auer Transportation that is building two CTVs for work offshore North Carolina and New England, and is tendering for other deals), during a recent presenta- tion in New Orleans, opined that, “Be- cause of the Jones Act, we will see some
as some of the higher ticketed items push the retro? t Consider CTVs; Luther Blount, from the Rhode Island- price into the range of a ? t-for-purpose newbuild. The timing based Blount Boats (which built a crew vessel for Block Is- of construction and conversion also plays a role, with Lim land Wind)
owners we always look for opportunities to increase the attractiveness of our vessels. In this context, modern PSVs can be converted and utilized for new operations at a competitive cost compared to new buildings.” Tommy Walaunet, Managing Director, Island Offshore Though estimates on the pace of the
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in one. an opportunity to comment on the USCG’s report until after The Authors Bennett & Wilgus William Bennett is a Partner in Blank Rome LLP’s New York of? ce. He is Co-Practice Group Leader of the Maritime and International Trade Group and a graduate of SUNY Maritime. Prior to his legal career
, the NTSB information gathered during the investigative process to con- will issue a preliminary report. The NTSB will request input sider promulgating new rules or advisories to prevent further from the parties-in-interest and are receptive to their input casualties. Additionally, the USCG, unlike the
casualties has shown that, ing the Staten Island Ferry allision with a despite decades of implementing international safety pro- B maintenance pier in New York, the blow tocols, advancements in ship design, and an industry-wide out and eventual loss of the Deepwater Ho- focus and dedication to improved
? exibility along with incentives for continued innovation for further reductions in air emissions. Possible technical approaches include set- ting new energy ef? ciency standards for existing ships and establishing power limitations for ships. Speed optimiza- tion, speed limits, and carbon intensity