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Arlington Tankers Exercises Four Options

Stena's exercise of the one-year options for the Panamax tanker, Stena Companion, and for the Product tanker, Stena Concord, extends the terms of the charters for these vessels to November 10, 2009. Stena continues to have the option to extend these charters on a vessel-by-vessel basis for two additional one-year terms. With respect to the Stena Companion, effective November 11, 2008, the basic charter rate will increase to $18,639 per day for a guaranteed 360 days per year and the fixed vessel management fee will increase to $6,989 per day through November 10, 2009. With respect to the Stena Concord, effective November 11, 2008, the basic charter rate will increase to $16,642 for a guaranteed 360 days per year and the fixed vessel management fee will increase to $6,442 per day through November 10, 2009. During the one-year charter extension, both vessels will also continue to be eligible to earn additional hire revenues through the Company's profit sharing arrangement with Stena.

Northrop Gets Navy Deal Worth up to $43M

Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC) was recently awarded a contract from the U.S. Navy with a high-end value of $43m. Under the deal, Northrop will provide management and technical support for foreign military sales, a government-to-government program for selling defense equipment, services and training that furthers national security and foreign policy objectives. The contract's one-year base period is worth $10m and includes three one-year option periods.

George G. Sharp Wins Contract

George G. Sharp Inc., Virginia Beach, Va., is being awarded a $12,170,065 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for operation and maintenance of the NAVSEA Inactive Ships On-Site Maintenance Office (NISMO) in Philadelphia Pa. This contract includes a one-year base period and four one-year options, which if exercised, bring the total estimated contract value to $52,277,547. Work will be performed in Philadelphia, Pa. (85 percent); Norfolk, Va. (7.5 percent); and

Oceaneering Announces Hurricane Damage Services Contracts

Oceaneering International, Inc. won two contracts from BP Americas Production Company (BP) to provide vessel and remotely operated vehicle (ROV) services in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) to support hurricane damage-related platform decommissioning operations. Under terms of each contract, Oceaneering will provide a dynamically positioned ROV support vessel equipped with three ROVs -- two work class and one observation class

LHWCA Statute of Limitations

In an unpublished decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled that the one-year statute of limitations under the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA) does not commence to run until the claimant knew or had reason to know that the injury was likely to impair his earning capacity. In the instant case, plaintiff hook man injured his back while working in a shipyard in 1993. He was temporarily out of work, but then worked regularly for four years

MOL Enhances Seafarer Education in Philippines

(Photo_Front line) Third right: Ms. Nona S. Ricafort PhD. Commissioner, Commission on Higher Education. Second right: Mr. Masaaki Nemoto Executive Officer, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. Third left: Mr. Eduardo U. Manese Chairman of the Board, Magsaysay Maritime Corporation

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced an agreement to introduce the Third Year Program with seven merchant marine schools in the Magsaysay Institute of Shipping (MIS*1) in Philippines. The move is aimed at cultivating seafarers who support high level of safety standards in vessel operations. MIS selected new Filipino seafarers from among third-year students at merchant marine schools

Tidewater Amends Bylaws and Reappoints Two Directors to Board

Tidewater Inc. has taken action to implement the board declassification proposal which has been sponsored by the Board of Directors and approved by the stockholders at the 2006 annual meeting. The Board of Directors has amended the Company's Bylaws to phase out the Company's classified board structure beginning with the 2007 annual meeting, with all director nominees at the 2007 annual meeting and thereafter to be elected for one-year terms

Seafarers 'Bill of Rights' In Force Today

Photo credit IMO

Tuesday 20,  August 2013 is the date when the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) 2006, comes into force for ships flagged in those states that signed up to it exactly one year ago. More states have since signed the convention, and the MLC will take effect for them one year on from the date they signed. Currently, 47 member states of the International Labour Organization (ILO) have signed up to the MLC, representing more than 75 percent of the world’s gross tonnage of ships.

Hydroid Awarded US$26-million Navy Contract

Included in the latest listing of US Department of Defense, Navy, contracts is the news that Hydroid Inc, has been awarded a significant UUV order for services with long-term options. Hydroid Inc., Pocasset, Mass., is being awarded a $26,231,287 cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for engineering services, repair and training support for the Navy's MK18 unmanned underwater vehicle family of systems. 

Energy Searcher Gets Offshore Nigeria Contract

Drillship Energy Searcher: Image courtesy of the owners

Northern Offshore subsidiary, Northern Offshore International Drilling Company says it has executed a long-term drilling contract with an affiliate of CAMAC Energy Inc. for its drillship 'Energy Searcher'. The contract commits to an initial period of one year, with an option to extend the contact for an additional one-year term. Commencement of drilling activities on the Oyo Field offshore Nigeria is expected during the first half of 2014.

Seaspan Acquires Eighth Boxship


  Seaspan Corporation announced today that it accepted delivery of a 10000 TEU containership, the Maersk Guayaquil. The new containership, which was constructed at Jiangsu Yangzi Xinfu Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., is Seaspan's eighth 10000 TEU SAVER design containership and seventh delivery in

Acta Marine Inks VSAT Deal with Alphatron Marine

(Photo: Alphatron Marine)

Alphatron Marine announced it has signed a leasing agreement with Acta Marine for to provide satellite hardware and data solution packages for 13 vessels.   Alphatron Marine’s VSAT system including Wireless access will be integrated into the IT infrastructure on the Acta Marine fleet

Crowley Awarded MSC Contract for ROCON Fleet

Crowley Maritime Corp.’s government services group has been awarded a $130 million technical management contract for five U.S. government-owned, Military Sealift Command (MSC) Roll-On/Roll-Off and container ships (ROCON). The contract will see Crowley provide full turnkey operation and

Abu Dhabi Ports Achieve Pilot Certification

Photo: Abu Dhabi Ports

Khalifa Port and Zayed Port become first commercial ports in Middle East to achieve certification for marine pilots; Abu Dhabi Ports Marine Services gets I.S.P.O – International Standard for Maritime Pilot Organizations – certification for pilots at two ports   

Important Milestones for BTP


  Brazil’s newest and most modern container terminal hits a series of major efficiency milestones   Brasil Terminal Portuário (BTP), Brazil’s newest and most modern container terminal, has reached a number of important milestones:  

NMDC Breaks Several Records on New Suez Canal Project

Official countdown to New Suez Canal. Photo: Suez Canal Authority

 UAE dredging and marine construction firm National Marine Dredging Company (NMDC) has announced the completion of the New Suez Canal project.   The $8bn (£5bn) project had been projected to take three years but on the orders of the president, Abdel Fatah al-Sisi

USCG Dedicates Final 41-foot Utility Boat

The last operational Coast Guard 41-foot patrol boat rests at the Door County Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay, Wisc. (USCG photo by Tom Morrell)

U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), Sturgeon Bay dedicate service's last operational 41-foot utility boat during ceremony at Door County Maritime Museum   Representatives from U.S. Coast Guard, the city of Sturgeon Bay and the Door County Maritime Museum dedicated the Coast Guard’s last

SCCT All Set for Suez Traffic Growth

The Suez Canal Container Terminal, part of the APM Terminals Global Terminal Network, is increasing annual throughput capacity to 5.4 million TEUs, the largest in the Mediterranean

  The Suez Canal Container Terminal, located east of the northern entrance of the Suez Canal, at the convergence of the continents of Africa, Asia and Europe, is preparing for an even larger role in global trade as the expansion of the man-made waterway linking the Mediterranean and Red Seas

Brent Edges Up off Six-Month Low

Chinese exports tumble 8.3 pct, biggest fall in 4 months; Chinese crude oil imports up 4.1 pct in July. OPEC has no plans to hold emergency meeting. Crude oil futures touched multi-month lows on Monday after a weekend of mixed data from China showing higher oil imports in July but weaker trade

Dry Bulk Freight Market Recovery Slows

Image: China COSCO Bulk Shipping (Group) Co., Ltd

 The global dry bulk freight market, crippled by oversupply but seeing signs of renewed activity, is expected to take at least a year to hit the road to recovery, according to the latest Platts survey of shipping market participants.  

NY State Senator to Address SUNY Maritime Cadets

Photo: SUNY Maritime College

New York State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) will address and preside over SUNY Maritime College’s Indoctrination (INDOC) graduation on Saturday, August 22, the college announced today.   Senator Klein will address new students, their parents, family members

Carnival Ramping Up in New Orleans

The 3,646-passenger Carnival Dream embarks from the Port of New Orleans Erato Street Cruise Terminal. The 130,000-ton ship is the port’s largest year-round cruise ship and sails seven-day itineraries to eastern and western Caribbean destinations. (Photo: Port of New Orleans)

Carnival on track for record year from Port of New Orleans in 2015; expects to embark 3 millionth passenger post-Katrina next year   New Orleans’ number one cruise operator Carnival Cruise Line continues to expand its presence at the port and expects to carry a record 400

Bulk Carrier Ship Delivered to Pioneer Marine

Pioneer Marine, a shipowner and drybulk handysize transportation service provider, announced  it has accepted delivery of a 38,464 DWT Green Dolphin eco-design handysize vessel, the M.V. Falcon Bay. The new vessel, which was constructed at Yangzhou Guoyu Shipbuilding Co

NewLead's MT Nepheli Update

MT Nepheli

  NewLead Holdings Ltd.announced today a review of the commercial performance of one of its bitumen tanker vessels, the MT Nepheli since the vessel was delivered to NewLead's fleet. The Nepheli is a 2009-built bitumen tanker vessel of 3

Oman Shipping Acquire 10 New Vessels

Image: Oman Shipping Company

 Ten new medium range product tankers will join the fleet of state-owned Oman Shipping Company (OSC) in the next one year, taking the total strength of the fleet to 53 from 43 now, reports Times of Oman.   According to the chief executive officer of Oman Shipping Company Tarik Mohammed

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