October, 2005 Maritime News

Carnival Destiny Undergoes Multi-Million Dollar Renovation

Oct 31, 2005

Carnival Cruise Lines’ 2,642-passenger Carnival Destiny recently completed a 21-day dry dock that included an new teen club, a renovated Lido restaurant and children’s pool,

Proposal to Increase U.S. vessel Tonnage Duties

Oct 31, 2005

The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure issued a Press Release stating that, as part of the budget reconciliation process, it will propose

Impeva Labs Awarded Security Contract from PANYNJ

Oct 31, 2005

Impeva Labs, Inc., announced that it has received 18-month contract from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ). Impeva Labs will

Austal Confirms Order for Hawaii Superferry

Oct 31, 2005

Austal USA shipyard confirmed the order of two Austal, Auto Express 107 metre vehicle-passenger ferries for Hawaii Superferry (HSF), making the contract unconditional.

First of Nine Newbuilds Enter Service

Oct 31, 2005

CP Ships Limited welcomed into service the first of nine 4250 teu containerships ordered two years ago. The ship was formally named CP Kanha after one of India's

K-Sea Announces Record Results

Oct 31, 2005

K-Sea Transportation Partners L.P. reported record results of operations for its fiscal 2006 first quarter ended September 30, 2005. The Company also announced

SCI Signs for Two VLCCs

Oct 31, 2005

The Shipping Corporation of India Ltd (SCI), today signed contracts with Daewoo Ship Building and Marine Engineering CoLtd of South Korea for building and delivering

Wind Farms To Grow off Texas Coast

Oct 31, 2005

Wind turbines supplying energy to homes and businesses will one day line Texas' 376-mile coastline if the state's Land Office Commissioner Jerry Patterson has his way,

P&O A Takeover Target

Oct 31, 2005

THE UK's largest ports and ferries operator was reported to be a £3 billion takeover target of a Middle Eastern rival. P&O could receive an approach from Dubai

Navy's Sonar Project Draws Opposition

Oct 31, 2005

The Navy is moving ahead with plans to build a 500-square-mile sonar training range off the coast of North Carolina, officials said, a project that has sparked

US Delivers Destroyers to Taiwan

Oct 31, 2005

The United States, to boost Taiwan's defences against China, has delivered to Taiwan two of the four Kidd-class destroyers Taipei has ordered, Taiwan television reported on Sunday.

Korean Firm Reportedly Eyes $1B Facility

Oct 31, 2005

A Korean shipbuilding company is intent on investing $1-billion shipbuilding facility in Subic that is expected to transform the country’s premier Freeport into

CVN to Replace USS Kitty Hawk in 2008

Oct 28, 2005

The U.S. Navy announced that one of its nine Nimitz-class aircraft carriers will replace the USS Kitty Hawk as the forward deployed carrier in the Western Pacific,

HHI Capitalizes on Offshore Business

Oct 28, 2005

The name Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) usually comes up with a name tag of the worlds largest shipbuilder. But the Ulsan-based company is now dreaming of becoming more than just a shipbuilder,

Wehausen, Leader in Marine Hydrodynamics, Dies

Oct 28, 2005

John V. Wehausen, professor emeritus of engineering science at the University of California, Berkeley, and one of the world's leading researchers in hydrodynamics, has died at the age of 92.

Nigerian Navy Calls for Fleet Replacement

Oct 28, 2005

CALABAR — THE Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ganiyu T. A. Adekeye has said that ships of the Nigerian Navy have become obsolete and wants the Federal Government

This Day in Naval History - Oct. 28

Oct 28, 2005

From the Navy News Service 1864 - Steamer General Thomas and gunboat Stone River destroy Confederate batteries on Tennessee River near Decatur, Ala. 1882

RINA opens Korean plan approval office

Oct 28, 2005

International classification society RINA has now a stronger presence in Busan, Korea. A new office, opened this month, has become necessary to service RINA's

ConocoPhillips, Hess Profits Rise

Oct 27, 2005

ConocoPhillips, Amerada Hess Corp. and Kerr-McGee Corp. posted gains in third-quarter earnings as surging energy prices more than made up for output disruptions

Bids Ready for Nysted II Offshore Windfarm

Oct 27, 2005

The Danish Energy Authority has approved four applicants to bid on construction of the world’s large offshore park at Nysted, south of the isle of Lolland. The bidders are a Dutch company,


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