Monday, September 19, 2005 Maritime News

Hurricane Katrina – Oil Pollution Response

Sep 19, 2005

The U.S. Coast Guard issued a Press Release updating the response to oil pollution incidents in the Sector New Orleans area of responsibility resulting from Hurricane Katrina.

NOAA Assists in Waterway Clean Up

Sep 19, 2005

Less than two weeks after Katrina made landfall, ports along the Gulf coast and channels on the Mississippi River are once again navigational and safe for ship traffic.

Hurricane Katrina – USCG Operations in Sector New Orleans

Sep 19, 2005

The U.S. Coast Guard issued a Marine Safety Bulletin expressing its appreciation for the overwhelming industry support during the ongoing response effort to Hurricane Katrina.

Marine Debris Removed from Remote Hawaiian Islands

Sep 19, 2005

Members of the U.S. Coast Guard, NOAA, and the University of Hawaii's Sea Grant Program have just returned from a joint mission to remove thousands of pounds

Coast Guard Authorization Act Passes House

Sep 19, 2005

By a unanimous vote, the House of Representatives approved the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2005 (H.R. 889). A variety of amendments were added,

Navy Objection May Sink LNG Project

Sep 19, 2005

The U.S. Navy could help scuttle plans of a developer that would have LNG tankers trolling through the Navy's torpedo test range in Rhode Island's Narragansett Bay,

Ferry Project Open for Bids

Sep 19, 2005

Shipyards likely will submit new proposals to build four Washington state ferries after the state dropped its appeal of a court order that invalidated part of its selection process,

USCG to Examine Brazilian Ports

Sep 19, 2005

As part of new security measures implanted by the International Maritime Organization (which has 160-nation members) since 9/11, a US Coast Guard delegation will

Oceaneering Wins Navy Contract

Sep 19, 2005

Oceaneering International, Inc., Hanover, Md., is being awarded a ceiling $45,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the technology development,

New York Water Taxi Takes Delivery

Sep 19, 2005

After delivering a new passenger catamaran for New York Water Taxi in June, Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding has delivered her sistership, the Sam Holmes, for shuttle service on New York Harbor.

Aker Yards Signs Retrofit Contract

Sep 19, 2005

Aker Yards and the German TT-Line have signed a contract for retrofitting of four passenger-car ferries. The retrofit means renewing the vessels fuel systems

Keppel FELS Delivers Jackup Rig

Sep 19, 2005

Keppel FELS Limited (Keppel FELS), a subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M), delivered a KFELS B Class jackup rig to the National Drilling Company

Six New S&R Vessels for Vietnam

Sep 19, 2005

Damen delivered the last Search and Rescue Vessel, out of a series of six vessel to Vinamarine (Vietnam National Maritime Bureau). The vessel, named SAR 413, was

Irish Ferries Must Cut Costs to Survive

Sep 19, 2005

Irish Ferries is offering voluntary severance package to its 543 seafaring employees on its Irish Sea services between Dublin/Holyhead and Rosslare/Pembroke. These

This Day in Naval History - Sept. 17

Sep 19, 2005

From the Navy News Service 1861 - Union landing party from USS Massachusetts takes possession of Ship Island south of New Orleans. This was the headquarters for Adm.

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