Monday, October 03, 2005 Maritime News

New Ferry Delayed

Oct 03, 2005

The new vessel Maria Dolores for Virtu Ferries, due for delivery in the middle of this year, will be delivered by Austal Ship in January, according to a report by the Malta Independent Online.

Sakhalin-1 Production Starts

Oct 03, 2005

Exxon Mobil subsidiary, Exxon Neftegas Limited, has commenced production from the multiphase Sakhalin-1 Project offshore Eastern Russia. The initial phase of the project will produce 50,

Sub Threats Top Priority

Oct 03, 2005

In November, a Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force plane noticed a suspicious object in Japanese waters off Okinawa. News reports at the time said it was a Chinese

Aker Kvaerner to Deliver Drilling Systems to Jurong

Oct 03, 2005

Aker Kvaerner signed a contract with Jurong Shipyard in Singapore for delivery of advanced deepwater drilling systems for two semi-submersible drilling rigs to Seatankers Management Co.

Subsea Tie-in and Connection Contract

Oct 03, 2005

Aker Kvaerner Subsea has been awarded a contract for supply of tie-in and connection system for Hydro's Fram Øst and Vilje Field Development in the North Sea through Technip Norge AS.

ABS Fleet Reaches Record Mark

Oct 03, 2005

ABS has broken through the 120m gross ton mark to establish a new all time fleet record. The classification society has benefited from the current active newbuilding

Coast Guard Announces Temporary Service Centers

Oct 03, 2005

The Coast Guard is opening temporary offices in Morgan City, La., and Memphis, Tenn., to provide services to mariners affected by the closure of the Regional

This Day in Naval History - Oct. 1

Oct 03, 2005

From the Navy News Service 1800 - U.S. schooner Experiment captures French schooner Diana. 1844 - The Naval Observatory, headed by Lt. Matthew Fontaine Maury,

Shipbuilding Subsidy Talks Paused

Oct 03, 2005

Senior government officials meeting in Paris agreed to a pause in their work on an agreement to tackle market-distorting measures in the shipbuilding industry.

U.S., Brazil Sign Maritime Agreement

Oct 03, 2005

U.S. ship operators will gain greater access to Brazil’s government cargo business while Brazil’s carriers seeking access to U.S. markets will be assured equal treatment,

APIS Reminder

Oct 03, 2005

Masters and ship operators are reminded that Phase One of the enforcement process for the Advance Passenger Information System (APIS) commences today, October 4.

DHS: Limited Waiver of Coastwise Restrictions

Oct 03, 2005

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published the temporary waiver of compliance with coastwise trade restrictions to assist in the recovery from the effects of Hurricanes Rita and Katrina.

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