February, 2005 Maritime News

This Day in Naval History - Feb. 28

Feb 28, 2005

From the Navy News Service 1844 - The Peacemaker, an experimental 14-inch gun, explodes aboard USS Princeton. 1893 - USS Indiana (BB 1), the first true battleship in the U.

Hornbeck Offshore Announces 2004 Results

Feb 28, 2005

Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. announced its results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2004. Fourth quarter revenues increased 29.5% to $37.

Engine Room Explosion on Tug

Feb 28, 2005

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – One man was airlifted this afternoon after an engine room explosion on board a tug. The man was airlifted by a Coast Guard rescue helicopter

Northrop Grumman Restructures Several Business Areas

Feb 25, 2005

Northrop Grumman Corporation has announced several organizational changes and associated executive-level appointments within its Electronic Systems sector.

Ship Assessed $565,796 for Coral Damage

Feb 25, 2005

Ship Assessed $565,796 for Coral Damage The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) issued a News Release stating that a ship was assessed a total of $565,

Rolls-Royce MT30 Achieves US Navy Milestone

Feb 25, 2005

The Rolls-Royce MT30 has achieved a major development milestone -- receiving American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) certification, a US Navy requirement for operation.

Aker Yards to Build Container Vessels for König & Cie

Feb 25, 2005

Aker Ostsee in Germany, a part of Aker Yards, has been awarded contracts to build four container vessels of the type Aker CS 2700 for König & Cie. GmbH & Co.

Conrad Adds to Management Team

Feb 22, 2005

Conrad Industries, Inc. announced today the appointment of Terry T. Frickey as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately. Terry will report

ABS to Class ChevronTexaco Truss Spar

Feb 22, 2005

‘Tahiti’ among first spars to utilize ABS’ Guide for building, classing deepwater floating production unit; contract marks 14th industry spar to secure ABS classification

Attorney's Fees Denied

Feb 22, 2005

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled that a longshoreman who filed a supplemental claim for compensation under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’

Masters Must be Prepared to Question Pilots

Feb 22, 2005

The London P&I Club says it has seen a number of fixed and floating object damage cases in recent months involving ships with pilots on board which have underlined

Ruling on Permanently Moored Maming Vessel

Feb 22, 2005

In an unpublished decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled that a gaming vessel is tangible personal property for purposes of Mississippi tax law.

MERPAC Meeting

Feb 22, 2005

A working group of the Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (MERPAC), sponsored by the U.S. Coast Guard, will meet in Washington, DC on March 21 and 22.

U.S. Rep. Taylor: Navy Budget Insufficient

Feb 20, 2005

WASHINGTON, DC – After reviewing the President’s defense budget and hearing testimony from the Secretary of the Navy on Thursday, Congressman Gene Taylor (D-MS)

Coast Guard Crew Recognized for Heroism

Feb 18, 2005

Coast Guardsmen from Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., are scheduled to be recognized in a ceremony Feb. 22 at 11 a.m. at the air station. The recognition is for

Cargo Removal Ops Begin on Sunken Barge

Feb 18, 2005

CHICAGO, IL – The process of removing the Clarified Slurry Oil that remains on board the EMC423 barge has commenced today. This operation will be closely monitored

North Atlantic Right Whale – port access routing study

Feb 18, 2005

The U.S. Coast Guard is conducting a port access routing study to analyze potential vessel routing measures and consider adjusting existing vessel routing measures

Maritime Forces Play Crucial Role in War on Terror

Feb 17, 2005

(Pictured: Commander, U.S. Central Command, U.S. Army Gen. John Abizaid, passes through rainbow side boys on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S.

Security Tops Agenda USCG Commandant Visits IMO

Feb 17, 2005

IMO Secretary-General Efthimios E. Mitropoulos has welcomed Admiral Thomas H. Collins, Commandant of United States Coast Guard, for discussions at IMO headquarters in London.

Nontank Vessel Oil Spill Response Plan Guidance

Feb 17, 2005

The U.S. Coast Guard issued a Notice announcing the availability of interim guidelines for the development and review of plans for responding to a discharge, or threat of a discharge,

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