Monday, November 07, 2005 Maritime News

NAT Takes Delivery of Vessel

Nov 07, 2005

Nordic American Tanker Shipping Ltd. has taken delivery of the suezmax vessel that it agreed to acquire in September 2005, thereby increasing the fleet from seven to eight suezmax vessels.

U.S. Navy Boards Ship After Pirate Attack

Nov 07, 2005

CNN has reported that passengers were allowed off the Seabourn Cruise Lines' Spirit and went back to scheduled events with a sightseeing tour of the Seychelles,

Australia's Waterways Security to be Boosted

Nov 07, 2005

According to The Age, increased security patrols around Melbourne Port and a 24-hour control center for the Yarra River feature in security and operational

Ports Operating Well Despite Rail Congestion

Nov 07, 2005

The nation’s major retail container ports are operating smoothly this month despite railroad congestion that is causing some delays in hauling cargo away from western ports,

Northrop Grumman Buys 9 Million Shares in Accelerated Share Repurchase

Nov 07, 2005

Northrop Grumman Corporation has entered into a $500 million accelerated share repurchase (ASR) agreement with Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB). Under the agreement,

J. Ray McDermott Deploys AVEVA's VNET

Nov 07, 2005

AVEVA has secured a contract to provide J. Ray McDermott, the international provider of solutions for offshore field development, with a collaboration portal

ASA Announces New Leaders

Nov 07, 2005

George Wittich, Senior Vice President of Weeks Marine has been named President of the American Salvage Association (ASA). John Witte, Jr., Executive Vice President of Donjon Marine Co.

Fast Ferry Southeast Express Begins Between Juneau and Ketchikan

Nov 07, 2005

The Alaska Marine Highway System will inaugurate its fast vehicle ferry service three days per week between Juneau-Petersburg-Wrangell-Ketchikan on Thursday, November 3.

OSG Appoints New VP of Corporate Finance

Nov 07, 2005

Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. announced that Henry Flinter was appointed Vice President, Corporate Finance of OSG Ship Management, Inc., a newly created position reporting to Myles Itkin,

Bulgaria’s Newest Vessel Joins Fleet

Nov 07, 2005

Bulgaria's newest battleship was adopted in the ranks of Bulgarian Navy Forces on Sunday. The ceremony was attended by Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev, Defense

Mercy Ship Arrives in Post-Election Liberia

Nov 07, 2005

The Mercy Ship Anastasis has docked in Monrovia, Liberia. Thousands struggle to survive in this war-torn country where elections have recently taken place after 14 years of civil war.

DoD to Impose New Labor Regulations for Shipyards

Nov 07, 2005

According to reports, the U.S. Department of Defense is planning to implement new labor regulations later this month. But Paul O'Connor, president of the Portsmouth

Austal Delivers Two More for Guadeloupe

Nov 07, 2005

In 1998, Austal delivered the Jade Express followed closely by the delivery in 1999 of the Opale Express. These vehicle/passenger ferries were destined for Guadeloupe,

ShipServ’s e-procurement Solutions Expand

Nov 07, 2005

ShipServ announced that Chevron Shipping Company and Seabulk International have contracted to conduct their procurement business via ShipServ’s TradeNet trading platform.

Owner Liable for Failure to Maintain Pier

Nov 07, 2005

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit affirmed a jury verdict awarding damages to a vessel owner for the sinking of the vessel resulting from negligent

Maersk Vessel Involved in Collision

Nov 07, 2005

Maersk Holyhead, a 20,900 cbm semi-ref liquefied petroleum gas carrier (lpg-carrier), on November 6 collided with the Liberian panamax bulk carrier PEQUHT 53-55 miles off the Maracaibo Lake channel.

Maritime Union Seeks Action to Protect Ships from Pirates off Somalia

Nov 07, 2005

According to reports, British maritime union called on Sunday for extra protection for ships traveling off the coast of Somalia in the face of an upsurge of piracy in the region.

Pirates Fire at Cruise Ship

Nov 07, 2005

Pirates fired rocket-propelled grenades and machine guns at a cruise ship carrying more than 300 people in the Indian Ocean on Saturday, but the vessel escaped and no one was hurt.

IBIA Supports Port of Singapore Bunker Initiative

Nov 07, 2005

Recently reported quality concerns of unacceptable levels of aluminium and silicon found in bunkers supplied to vessels in Singapore has led to divergent statements

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