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2014-09-18 16:20:57

Everyone is Invited to Join the Sept. 26 Celebration LONG BEACH, Calif., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The world's most beloved ocean liner turns 80 on September 26 and the public is invited to join a ship-wide celebration. The Queen Mary will open her gangways and ballrooms, decks and salons, attractions and eateries to a daylong celebration highlighted by a very special event. There will be no charge for admission to the ship (10:00 AM - 7:00 PM), discounted ship tours and five dollar...

2014-09-17 16:23:18

HOUSTON, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hercules Offshore, Inc. (Nasdaq: HERO) announced today that it has published the September Fleet Status Report ("the Report"). The Report includes the Hercules Offshore Rig Fleet Status (as of September 17, 2014), which contains detailed contract information for each of the Company's drilling rigs. The Report also includes the Hercules Offshore Liftboat Fleet Status Report, which contains information by liftboat class for August 2014,...

2014-09-17 08:21:02

Guests can save more than 55% on seven-night Caribbean cruises from $299 this fall, only available at iCruise.com® DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- iCruise.com, a leading national travel retailer, is giving guests the opportunity to set sail in a balcony on one of the world's newest mega ships, the MSC Divina, from $299 per person this fall with their Caribbean Blowout Sale. This unprecedented offer on seven-night Caribbean cruises saves more than 55% on...

2014-09-16 08:25:44

CROFTON, Md., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Chesapeake Bay Roasting Company Coffee is now proud to be the Preferred Premium Coffee of Navy Athletics. With a focus on creating strong local partnerships, Chesapeake Bay Roasting Company premium coffees will be offered as part of a game day selection for guests enjoying the suite-level experience at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium during the 2014 athletic season. In addition Chesapeake Bay Roasting Company has included exclusive...

2014-09-15 08:20:25

Regal new design and rich Dutch history reflected in name of new class of ship SEATTLE, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Holland America Line revealed the name of its new 99,500-ton cruise ship slated for delivery in February 2016 will be ms Koningsdam. While the name pays homage to the company's rich heritage and deep roots in the Netherlands, it also reflects a new era with a bold name that is an original in Holland America Line's 141-year history. The 2,650-passenger ship is an...

2014-09-12 12:20:36

GROTON, Conn., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Navy has awarded a $234 million contract to General Dynamics Electric Boat to provide planning yard work, engineering and technical support for nuclear submarines. The contract has a total potential value of $1.5 billion over five years if all options are exercised. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140428/81320 Under the terms of this award, Electric...

2014-09-11 20:20:11

Researchers at biotech firm Morphogenesis have identified marine microorganisms that will yield critical pharmaceuticals such as anti-cancer drugs and antibiotics from seafloor sediment samples harvested by Odyssey TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Morphogenesis Inc., a leading biotechnology and cancer-treatment research and development firm, has discovered substances with pharmaceutical properties beneficial to mankind from seafloor sediment samples that were recovered from the...

2014-09-11 16:26:38

Nine ships to offer 126 Caribbean and Panama Canal sailings SEATTLE, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Travelers looking for an intimate, mid-sized cruise experience in the Caribbean have 126 itineraries to choose from during Holland America Line's 2014-15 Caribbean season. Featuring nine of the line's vessels sailing roundtrip from either Fort Lauderdale or Tampa, Fla., the cruises span the Caribbean on eastern, western and southern routes, as well as partial transits of the Panama...

2014-09-11 12:31:00

The Mariner Group supports the 25th sailing season of the historic Pride of Baltimore COLUMBIA, S.C., Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mariner Group and its parent company, ARES Security Corporation, recently donated an iPad to the historic Pride of Baltimore II, a famous reconstruction of the early 19(th) century Baltimore clipper ship. Using the CommandPost(TM) iPad app, the ship's captains can now access CommandBridge(TM)--Mariner's award-winning situational awareness...

2014-09-11 12:20:56

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DRS Technologies Inc., a Finmeccanica Company, announced that the U.S. Navy has awarded the company access to a $31.8 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to provide command and control hardware products for the service's Ship Self-Defense System Mark 2 (SSDS), used on Navy aircraft carriers and amphibious assault ships. SSDS is a ship-borne battle management system that integrates elements of other combat systems to...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'