Monday, October 24, 2005 Maritime News

Manufacturer-shipper Liable for Containership Loss

Oct 24, 2005

In a high visibility (but not precedent setting) case, a company that both manufactured a chemical product and was the shipper of the product was held liable for

Educational Outreach to U.S. Mariner Candidates

Oct 24, 2005

Excelerate Energy and Exmar are increasing their educational outreach efforts by working in cooperation with several National Maritime Enhancement Institutes to offer U.

Status Update: Neptune LNG

Oct 24, 2005

In November, a public scoping meeting and informational open house will take place in Massachusetts regarding the proposed Neptune Deepwater Port Project in Massachusetts.

ExxonMobil Withdraws Application

Oct 24, 2005

On October 19, 2005, ExxonMobil withdrew the Pearl Crossing Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Terminal application for license to build, own, and operate an offshore

Status Update: Northeast Gateway

Oct 24, 2005

On October 18, 2005, a public scoping meeting was held in Boston, Massachusetts to discuss the proposed Northeast Gateway Deepwater Port project. The purpose of

MarAd Temporarily Suspends Processing

Oct 24, 2005

On October 17, 2005, the Deputy Maritime Administrator issued letters to Governor Kathleen Blanco of Louisiana, Governor Haley Barbour of Mississippi and Governor Robert Riley of Alabama,

Shell Brasil Acquires 5Blocks Offshore Brazil

Oct 24, 2005

The exploration acreage was acquired through the company's successful participation in Brazil's seventh bid round. The blocks are located in shallow water areas of the Espírito Santo Basin.

MAN B&W Gets Chinese Training Vessel Contract

Oct 24, 2005

MAN B&W Diesel A/S, Denmark, has been awarded the contract to supply a complete propulsion package, including computer-controlled surveillance, for Dalian Maritime

Designer Chosen for CVN 21 Weapons Elevator

Oct 24, 2005

Northrop Grumman selected Federal Equipment Company to design and build the advanced weapons elevator for the new-generation aircraft carrier, CVN 21. Northrop

LR ACP Program Includes MODUs

Oct 24, 2005

Lloyd’s Register has been authorized by the US Coast Guard (USCG) to extend its Alternate Compliance Program (ACP) capabilities to include mobile offshore drilling

Aker Kvaerner Deepwater contract for GOM

Oct 24, 2005

Chevron, with partner Kerr-McGee, has awarded Aker Kvaerner, Inc. the semisubmersible hull and mooring system contract for their Blind Faith project in the Gulf of Mexico.

Senior Appointments at NOL

Oct 24, 2005

Orient Lines Limited (NOL) announced two senior management appointments. Cedric Foo, currently NOL Group Deputy President, will assume the additional responsibilities

$70,000 Fine for Marine Polluter

Oct 24, 2005

A Newfoundland and Labrador provincial court judge has ordered the Motor Vessel (MV) Nordic Fighter, a Norwegian-registered tanker, to pay a $70,000 penalty for

LR: 1,900 New Containerships by 2012

Oct 24, 2005

Hand-in-hand with the accelerated development in the size of long-haul container vessels must come changes in the structure, design and deployment of the feedership fleet.

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