Tuesday, October 25, 2005 Maritime News

This Day in Naval History - Oct. 25

Oct 25, 2005

From the Navy News Service 1812 - USS United States (Capt. Stephen Decatur) captures HMS Macedonian. 1924 - Airship USS Shenandoah (ZR 1) completes round-trip

Two Ships Feared Hijacked

Oct 25, 2005

Pirates may have seized an oil tanker and another ship carrying food to Somalia at the weekend in the latest of a series of hijackings off the lawless Horn of Africa nation, Reuters reported.

Controversy Surrounds Missle Boat Contract

Oct 25, 2005

The controversy that has emerged over the bidding process for a Ministry of National Defense (MND) boat-building contract has thrown a spotlight on the local arms

Labroy Unit Signs $24.8M Contract

Oct 25, 2005

Singapore's Labroy Marine Ltd. reportedly signed a $24.8 million shipbuilding agreement with Norway's Belden Shipping Group. The company said that Labroy Shipbuilding and Engineering Pte.

TOTE Wins $7.5M Contract

Oct 25, 2005

Totem Ocean Trailer Express Inc. (TOTE), Federal Way, Wash., is being awarded a $7,500,000 six-month, firm-fixed-price contract with reimbursables for the time charter of one U.

BriarTek Wins Navy Deal

Oct 25, 2005

BriarTek Inc., Alexandria, Va., is being awarded a $6,157,997 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide ship-check, installation and training of man-overboard indicators (MOBI) on 27 Navy ships.

EC: Keeping Europe’s Waters Clean

Oct 25, 2005

The European Commission proposed an ambitious strategy to protect Europe’s marine environment. The Thematic Strategy on the Protection and Conservation of the

SCC Meeting

Oct 25, 2005

The U.S. Shipping Coordinating Committee, sponsored by the Department of State, will meet in Washington, DC on November 14. The purpose of the meeting is to finalize

MERPAC Meeting

Oct 25, 2005

A working group of the Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (MERPAC), sponsored by the U.S. Coast Guard, will meet in Kings Point, New York on November 17 and 18.

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