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W. Palm T-Ball Flies “Maritime Reporter” Flag

The Maritime Reporter 6U T-ball team.

After 75 years another first: An MR-sponsored 6U T-Ball Team West Palm Beach - The boys of summer are now proudly wearing the red & black of Maritime Reporter. With this publication’s backing, a 6U T-ball team is setting course for a championship. This fleet of tiny titans drops anchor at Phipps Park in West Palm Beach each weekend, followed by a flotilla of fans. The boys, some of whom have played together for three seasons running, are seeing their hard work pay off. New to the squad, first baseman Robert Howard is formidable at the plate and has a glove like a gill net. Anything but an ordinary average guy, pitcher Joe Walsh holds down the center of the infield, while shortstop Yampiel Chavez provides speed, range and power. Utility man Gus Doskey has never seen a base he didn’t want to slide into. Simon Fox comes from a long line of baseball-playing brothers and can play any position on the field, and Brian “Big B” Fowler provide depth at second and third, while free spirit Harrison Warwick handles the catching duties. In the outfield it’s brotherly love when Angel Perez and James Perez-Gomez hustle to the ball. To be fair, they’ve also been known to fight over it. The family affair continues with Bud Miller, Walsh’s cousin, who is the resident roughneck, and has the scars to prove it. Rounding out the group is Mr. Nice Guy Samuel Mojica, a gentle soul and man-child of few words who lets his bat do the talking


US Fishermen Seek Federal Action against Illegal Fishing

Florida Rep. David Jolly listens to Mark Hubbard, CEO of Hubbards Marina in Johns Pass, Fla., explain how foreign illegal fishing in the Gulf of Mexico is hurting commercial fishing throughout the Gulf region. (Photo: Gulf Coast Leadership Conference)

Gulf of Mexico fishermen are threatened by a daily wave of foreign illegal fishing vessels and the U.S. fishing industry is calling on Congress to take action, Florida business owners said April 8 at an event hosted by the Gulf Coast Leadership Conference.   Mexican fishing boats enter U.S. sovereign waters and illegally poach hundreds to thousands of fish at a time. Although the U.S. Coast Guard and Gulf state maritime law enforcement agencies have taken aggressive action to find and


General Maritime Corp. Announces 3Q Results

General Maritime Corporation reported its financial results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2006. Financial Review: 2006 Third Quarter The company had net income of $24.0m, or $0.78 basic and $0.76 diluted earnings per share, for the three months ended September 30, 2006 compared to net income of $7.2 million, or $0.19 basic and $0.19 diluted earnings per share, for the three months ended September 30, 2005


BASS Prepares Agenda For Sea Japan

BASS will be exhibiting at the Sea Japan exhibition on April 10-12 in Tokyo, Japan. Jointly organized by CMP Japan Co., Ltd and The Seatrade Organization, Sea Japan 2002 will showcase a total of over 250 companies from 27 countries and regions. Software demonstrations will be shown throughout the exhibition period. Representatives from the company will also share customer case studies with visitors. BASS together with its Japanese sales agents; Aall & Co


U.K. Property Tax Changes Affect Shipping Interests

Photo: Moore Stephens

International accountant and shipping consultant Moore Stephens said many overseas companies, including some connected to shipping interests, will be among those affected by draft legislation from the U.K. government proposing changes to the taxation of U.K. residential property valued at £2m or more. Among other things, companies resident outside the U.K. will, for the first time, be liable to capital gains tax (CGT) on such property, with effect from April 6, 2013.


ShipServ opens Singapore office

Sharon Gill, VP of Sales, Singapore

  ShipServ, the leading marine and offshore marketplace with an expected annual trade of $3bn in 2015, has cemented its position in Asia with the opening of a new office in Singapore. The office will be managed by ShipServ’s VP of Sales Sharon Gill and will be open for business from July 1st. “We are very excited to get much closer to one of the biggest and most vibrant shipping markets in the world and will look to increase our already substantial customer base in the


Stolt Offshore Restates Second Quarter Earnings

Stolt Offshore S.A. has restated its second quarter and six-month results as a result of two accounting adjustments. The adjustments have a positive impact on the Company's net income of $1.4 million. The net income for the quarter ended May 31, 2002 is now $4.8 million, or $0.06 per share, on net operating revenue of $333.4 million. For the six-month period ended May 31, 2002, the Company now reports a net profit of $5.1 million, or $0.06 per share,


Royal Caribbean Sees Record Revenues

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. announced a net loss for the fourth quarter of 2005 of $3.6 million, or $0.02 per share, compared to a net loss of $25.8 million, or $0.13 per share, for the fourth quarter of 2004. Revenues for the fourth quarter of 2005 increased 6.7% to $1 billion from revenues of $964.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2004. Gross Yields and Net Yields for the fourth quarter of 2005 increased 6.1% and 8.2%, respectively, from the fourth quarter of 2004


Quintana Maritime Ltd. Reports 3Q Results, Dividend

Quintana Maritime Limited (NASDAQ: QMAR), a leading international provider of dry bulk transportation services, announced its operating and financial results for the three months and nine months ended September 30, 2007. Highlights include: initiated strategic review process to enhance shareholder value; increased net revenues by approximately 156% to $64.0m from $ 25.0m in the third quarter of 2006; increased Adjusted Net Income by approximately 262% to $22.1m from $6


Stolt Offshore 4Q and Full Year Results

Stolt Offshore S.A. reported results for the fourth quarter and the year ended November 30, 2001. The net loss for the latest quarter was $2.0 million, or $0.02 per share, before the write off of certain intangible assets relating to the Comex name of $7.9 million, and $9.9 million, or $0.11 per share after the intangible write off, on net operating revenue of $417.3 million, compared with net loss of $2.3 million, or $0.03 per share, on net operating revenue of $299


Diver Pleads Guilty to Fraud Involving Historic Cannons

Vincent Woolsgrove with one of the Dutch cannons (Photo: Maritime and Coastguard Agency)

 A commercial diver has pleaded guilty at Southampton Crown Court to a fraud offence in excess of £46,000 following a two year investigation by the U.K. Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA).   The diver, Vincent Woolsgrove of Ramsgate, Kent


Cosco Bags Research Ship Order

Photo credit: Cosco (Guangdong) Shipyard

 Cosco (Guangdong) Shipyard secured a contract worth over 129 million yuan ($20.8m) to build one research vessel, to be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2017.   The contract will become effective upon the receipt of letter of guarantee from the shipyard's bank.   


Trelleborg Steps Into Canadian Market

Photo: Trelleborg

Trelleborg’s offshore and marine systems operations will, for the first time, showcase a number of its latest product developments at the Atlantic Canada Petroleum Show (ACPS), Newfoundland, later this month. These include thermal insulation, over bend and fire deluge systems


Geo-Fencing on the Waterfront

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Floscan Instrument Company’s fuel monitoring and measurement tool eliminates reporting hassles but provides much, much more for inland operators. FloScan Instrument Company has been in the fuel monitoring and measurement game for a long time


NordLB Back to Profit

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 Although the crisis is not over in all segments, Germany's second-largest marine lender, Nord LB, said its shipping loan portfolio turned a corner in the first quarter after several years of hefty losses, says a report in Reuters.  


Neptune Orient Lines Sells Logistics Business

Photo: APL Logistics

Neptune Orient Lines sells APL Logistics to Kintetsu World Express   Neptune Orient Lines Limited (NOL) announced that it has completed the sale of its logistics business, APL Logistics Ltd (APLL), to Kintetsu World Express, Inc. (KWE) for an aggregate purchase price of $1


SFL Sells its Holding in Horizon Lines

Photo: Horizon Lines

Ship Finance International Limited (SFL) has sold its holding of notes and warrants in Horizon Lines, Inc. for net cash proceeds of approximately $72 million.   In April 2012, Ship Finance received $40 million of Horizon Lines second-lien notes and 9


GE Takes Delivery of New Vessel

Pic: Great Eastern Shipping Company Ltd

 The Great Eastern Shipping Company Ltd. (G E Shipping) took delivery of its new building Kamsarmax dry bulk carrier "Jag Arnav".    The vessel of about 81,600 dwt was built at Tsuneishi Heavy Industries (Cebu) Inc., Philippines.  


UOC Invests $10 Mln in Vallianz

Pic: Vallianz Holdings Limited

 Singapore-listed Vallianz Holdings Limited, that provides offshore support vessels and integrated marine solutions to the oil and gas industry, has received an investment of $10 million from institutional investor fund United Orient Capital Pte Ltd (UOC).  


Otto Marine Redeems Preference Shares, Cuts Staff

Image: Otto Marine Limited

 Singapore-listed Otto Marine Limited said one of its subsidiaries – GO Marine Investments Pte Ltd –  had fully redeemed preference shares from a Singapore private equity firm for S$12 million in cash.   “The above transaction is not expected to have any material


SeaHow’s New Generation Skimmer System

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New SeaHow skimmer systems can be implemented to almost any work boat over 6m in length. Skimmers are designed to collect both light and heavy oils efficiently. These features provide totally new operational efficiencies especially for near shore and coastal oil spill response


Cargo Ship Crewman Medevaced Off US West Coast

A USCG aircrew medevaced a crewmember from the Horizon Tacoma near Port Townsend, Wash. (Screenshot of USCG video courtesy of Air Station Port Angeles

A crewmember aboard containership Horizon Tacoma was medevaced by a U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) aircrew near Port Townsend, Wash., Saturday.   An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Air Station Port Angeles hoisted the man and transported him to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after the


Ocean Rig UDW Announces Closing

DryShips Inc. is a a Marshall Islands registered company

  DryShips Inc. a global provider of marine transportation services for drybulk and petroleum cargoes, and through its majority owned subsidiary, Ocean Rig UDW Inc. of offshore deepwater drilling services, announced today that  Ocean Rig closed the previously announced offering of 28,571


SENER Group Reports Continued Growth

HMS Queen Elizabeth afloat, developed with SENER’s FORAN System (©BAE Systems)

Turnover increased by 8 percent to reach 1.315 billion Euros, with net profit rising by 66 percent to reach 57.8 million Euros.   The engineering and technology group SENER ended 2014 with a turnover of 1,315.7 billion Euros; an increase of 8.02 percent over the previous year


Insights: Capt. Novotny, Commanding Officer, USCG National Maritime Center

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Captain Jeffrey P. Novotny is Commanding Officer of the U.S. Coast Guard’s National Maritime Center in Martinsburg, WV. He is responsible for all activities related to professional credentialing, training and assessments of the nation’s 215,000 merchant mariners






 
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