Tuesday, November 22, 2005 Maritime News

EXMAR, Excelerate Confirm Charter

Nov 22, 2005

EXMAR confirms a long-term charter party with Excelerate Energy LP of a further liquefied natural gas regasification vessel (LNGRV). The vessel will be built

Israeli Navy to Receive German Submarines

Nov 22, 2005

Israel's navy will receive two new sophisticated German-made submarines, IRNA reports. The submarines were built by ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems. The German government

University of Hawaii Pushing Navy Research Center

Nov 22, 2005

Some University of Hawaii officials and faculty members are still pushing for a Navy research center on campus despite the Faculty Senate's rejection of the project, according to an AP story.

Luxury Yacht Industry Booming

Nov 22, 2005

Reflecting continued optimism in the face of a rapidly changing global and political climate, new orders for luxury yachts grew 7.9 percent compared with year-earlier figures.

PDVSA (Venezuela) To Tender Seven Offshore Blocks

Nov 22, 2005

Venezuela's state oil firm PDVSA could tender exploration and production licenses on seven offshore natural gas blocks in eastern Venezuela in 2006, according to a Business News: Americas report.

Tallink Seeks to Raise $230 M

Nov 22, 2005

Tallink Grupp plans to raise as much as $236 million in an initial public offering to finance buying three new vessels, says a recent Bloomberg report. Tallink will offer as many as 34.

Shipbuilders Focus on High-Value Vessels

Nov 22, 2005

South Korean shipbuilders are profiting more than ever from selling high-value units such as offshore plants and liquid gas carriers, according to a Korea Times report.

Aker Kvaerner and Clough Win Woodside Contract

Nov 22, 2005

Australia-based Woodside Energy Limited awarded the Aker Kvaerner-Clough Limited joint venture a contract for the installation of topsides for the Angel platform.

Hyundai Completes $150 M Oil Tanker Project

Nov 22, 2005

Construction of three oil tankers with tonnage of 100,000 tons each was finished at the Hyundai Heavy Industries shipyard in South Korea, according to a Moscow News report.

Excel Maritime to Sell 26 Year Old Vessel

Nov 22, 2005

Excel Maritime Carriers Ltd announced that it agreed to sell Almar I, a Capesize bulk carrier of 107,140 dwt built in 1979. The sale of the vessel is expected to

EPA Modifies Diesel Fuel Sulfur Transition Rule

Nov 22, 2005

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is modifying its diesel fuel sulfur transition rule to provide production and distribution industries with

San Diego Bay and Mission Bay Establish RNA

Nov 22, 2005

The U.S. Coast Guard is establishing a regulated navigation area (RNA) within San Diego Bay, Mission Bay, and their approaches out to twelve nautical miles offshore.

USACE to Begin Construction on Restoration Initiative Sites

Nov 22, 2005

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers New York District will proceed with the restoration of two intertidal salt marsh sites, the Joseph Medwick Park in Carteret, N.

TOP Tankers Takes Delivery Of Suezmax Tanker

Nov 22, 2005

TOP Tankers has taken delivery of the M/T Errorless, a 147,048 DWT tanker, built in 1994 by Harland & Wolff Heavy Industries Ltd, of the United Kingdom. The

GlobalSantaFe Worldwide SCORE Stays on Track

Nov 22, 2005

GlobalSantaFe's SCORE compares the profitability of current mobile offshore drilling rig dayrates to the profitability of dayrates at the 1980- 1981 peak of the offshore drilling cycle.

Chinese Seismic Exploration Require New OBC Vessels

Nov 22, 2005

MAN B&W Diesel has added two new reference plants to the fourstroke order book. Complete twin-screw medium speed propulsion packages have been ordered for a

SvitzerWijsmuller Opens Cape Town Office

Nov 22, 2005

Robert-Jan van Acker head of SvitzerWijsmuller’s global salvage activities, welcomed guests at a reception last week marking the opening of the group’s office in Cape Town.

Kitty Hawk Makes History During 3M Assessment

Nov 22, 2005

By Journalist 3rd Class Christopher Koons, USS Kitty Hawk Public Affairs During USS Kitty Hawk’s (CV 63) recent maintenance and material management (3M) assessment, which concluded Nov.

Cargo Tank Damaged, Leaking Oil

Nov 22, 2005

Divers completed the damage assessment of the capsized barge, which revealed that a third cargo tank has breached. The number one port cargo tank hatch was

Talks Between Smit, Union Collapse

Nov 22, 2005

SMIT Harbour Towage released the following statement regarding recent labor negotiations: We regretfully have to inform you that, despite intensive efforts, the


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