Monday, November 14, 2005 Maritime News

NASSCO, BP Hold Naming Ceremony

Nov 14, 2005

Caroline Shorten Conn, spouse of Iain Conn, BP Group Executive Officer, smashes ceremonial bottle of champagne on the hull of the Alaskan Navigator, the third Alaska-Class

INTERTANKO Announces Gleet Growth

Nov 14, 2005

INTERTANKO’s fleet has grown by 12.5% or 21.3m deadweight tons to 194m dwt owned by independent tanker owners as tankers belonging to fifteen owners put up to its

Telenor BGAN Service Ready for Launch

Nov 14, 2005

Telenor Satellite Services, a subsidiary of Telenor of Norway announced the completion of all Inmarsat requirements -- technical, commercial and distribution

Schlumberger Expands Global Drilling Tech Center

Nov 14, 2005

Schlumberger commemorated the opening of a new 53,000-sq. ft. building at its Global Drilling Technology Center located in Stonehouse, Stroud District, Gloucestershire, U.

Quintana Maritime Takes Delivery of Bulk Carrier

Nov 14, 2005

Quintana Maritime Limited took delivery of its second Capesize bulk carrier on November 11. The vessel, named Kirmar, was built in 2001 by China Shipbuilding

Alstom wins Contract for Cruise Ships

Nov 14, 2005

Alstom signed a contract worth $1.17B to build two cruise ships for Italian line MSC in a deal which might avert restructuring of its shipbuilding business following

Qatar’s LNG Exports to Reach 78 Million Tons

Nov 14, 2005

Qatar’s total LNG exports will reach about 78.1 million tons per year by 2011 if the eight heads of agreements (HoAs) are turned into sale and purchase agreements (SPAs),

Kenya Enforces Anti-Piracy Measures

Nov 14, 2005

The Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) in conjunction with the Kenya Navy and the Kenya Police have jointly put up stringent security measures to ensure that all ships,

Sound & Sea Wins Navy Contract

Nov 14, 2005

Sound & Sea Technology Inc. won a five-year military contract worth up to $29.5 million to provide ocean engineering services for U.S. naval facilities around the world,

Cruise Ships on Pirate Alert

Nov 14, 2005

According to a recent Globe and Mail story, a recent foiled attempt by modern-day pirates on the Seabourn Spirit cruise ship off the coast of Somalia demonstrates

Ten North Korean Ships Violate Sea Border

Nov 14, 2005

Ten North Korean ships, including a patrol boat, briefly violated the western sea border with South Korea on Sunday, according to AP reports. The North's patrol

Navy Secretary Confirmed; Can’t Take Office

Nov 14, 2005

According to a recent Chicago Sun story, the Senate confirmed the appointment of Donald Winter as Navy secretary, but he won't formally take over until the current

Oil Spills From Hurricanes Still Damaging Coast

Nov 14, 2005

A recent review of post-storm data from the National Response Center shows that the hurricanes Katrina and Rita caused at least 595 incidents that released untold amounts of oil,

Safety Alert – USCG Rescue Coordination Center Alameda

Nov 14, 2005

The U.S. Coast Guard issued a Safety Alert stating that, effective November 13, the e-mail address for USCG Rescue Coordination Center Alameda changed from rccalameda@d11.

Piracy Top on Agenda in Maritime Meeting

Nov 14, 2005

The Standard has reported that the International Maritime Organization (IMO) secretariat has drafted a resolution to tackle piracy along the Somali coastline.

Despite Attack, Piracy Against Cruises Is Said to Be Rare

Nov 14, 2005

The New York Times has reported that the cruise industry is calling the violent attack on a cruise ship off the coast of Somalia on Nov. 5 an aberration. Pirates

NASSCO and BP Hold Naming Ceremony

Nov 14, 2005

Caroline Shorten Conn , spouse of Iain Conn, BP Group Executive Officer, smashes ceremonial bottle of champagne on the hull of the Alaskan Navigator, the third

NGA Issues Warning for Somali Coast

Nov 14, 2005

The U.S. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) issued a Special Warning stating that mariners are advised to avoid the port of Mogadishu and to remain

Shipbuilders to Demand More Steel Plates

Nov 14, 2005

According to Korea Times, South Korean shipbuilders’ demand for steel plates is expected to continue to rise next year due to an increase in orders, an industry body said Monday.

Barge Salvage Operations Continue

Nov 14, 2005

The Coast Guard has reported that response crews are anchoring the barge and plugging ballast tank vents to prevent water from leaking into the cargo tanks. Salvage

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