Vietnam’s Vinashin Sells Four Ships Worth $110M
According to a report from Bloomberg, Vietnam Shipbuilding Industry Group sold four newly-built ships worth almost $110m, as the Vietnamese government tries to restructure…
Blount Boats Delivers Sister Ship to Wendella
The 89-ft steel excursion boat, Linnea built by Blount Boats for Wendella Sightseeing Company was completed and accepted on July 20, 2010. The vessel was delivered to Chicago via Erie Canal and began service on July 30th. The delivery for the Linnea is especially timely on account of the fact that Wendella Sightseeing, Chicago’s original tour boat company is celebrating its 75th season as one of the city’s premier sightseeing and tourism venues.
Panama Canal Celebrates 96 Years
On August 15, the Panama Canal will celebrated 96 years of safe, reliable and efficient service to global trade. The SS Ancon officially inaugurated the waterway on its first transit August 15, 1914. Today, the Canal continues as a viable global transportation and logistics leader, connecting more than 144 different trade routes and uniting the world. As the historic $5.25b Expansion Program continues as planned…
MARAD Ship Leaves Suisun Bay Fleet for Scrapping
Bay Ship & Yacht, located in Alameda on San Francisco Bay, has completed hydro-blasting the hull and superstructure, and inspecting the decommissioned USS Florikan for seaworthiness.
Genco Takes Delivery of Two Supramax Vessels
Genco Shipping & Trading Limited (NYSE:GNK) announced that it has taken delivery of the Genco Pyrenees, a 2010-built Supramax vessel, and the Genco Normandy, a 2007-built Supramax vessel.
Bayliss Joins IMCA as Technical Advisor
A new Technical Adviser, Paul Bayliss, has joined the expanding London secretariat of the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA). He will help to manage…
France, Belgium Take Command of EU NAVFOR FHQ
At a ceremony in Djibouti on board the EU NAVFOR Swedish warship, HSwMS Carlkrona, Force Commander Rear Admiral (LH) Jan Thörnqvist who has been the Force Commander of EU NAVFOR Operation ATALANTA for the last four months, handed over to Rear Admiral Philippe Coindreau of France. He will lead the multinational Force Headquarters onboard the EU NAVFOR French warship De Grasse for the next four months.
Carnival Orders New 71,300-Ton Cruise Ship
Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK) has ordered a 71,300-ton cruise ship for its AIDA Cruises brand, which caters exclusively to the German-speaking market.
New Navy Contract
FLIR Systems, Inc., North Billerica, Mass., is being awarded an $8,624,000 firm-fixed-price contract for non-warranty repairs and spares for the maritime forward looking infrared radar (MARFLIR)…
Canaveral Initiative in Marine Highways Program
The East Coast Marine Highway Initiative, a partnership between Port Canaveral, the Port of New Bedford, Mass. and the Port of Baltimore, Md. has received recognition as an initiative in the U.S.
Resolve Salvage & Fire Expands in Singapore
Resolve Salvage & Fire (Asia), a division of United States based Resolve Marine Group, Inc., has expanded its presence in Singapore with the addition of Ajay Prasad, Operations and Technical Director. Prasad joins Resolve’s Managing Director- Singapore, Anuj Sahai, in the company’s Singapore office at #34-11 Centennial Towers, 3 Temasek Avenue, Singapore 039190. In addition to emergency and crisis response services…
This Day in Coast Guard History – August 16
1918- Keeper John Allen Midgett and the crew of Station No. 179 at Chicamacomico, North Carolina rescued the crew of the mined British tanker SS Mirlo. All but one…