Monday, November 28, 2005 Maritime News

Barge Spills Liquid Asphalt

Nov 28, 2005

A barge carrying about 1 million gallons of liquid asphalt ran aground early this morning on the James River near the end of Willis Road in southern Chesterfield County,

Qatar Rents 12 LNG Tankers

Nov 28, 2005

Qatari Ras Laffan Liquefied Natural Gas Company (RasGas-3) on Monday signed a 20-year contract with two tankers companies to rent 12 natural gas tankers starting on 2008.

P&O, DPW Close to Deal

Nov 28, 2005

Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Co (P&O) is close to recommending a more than $3B offer from Dubai Ports World (DPW), according to press reports. The Weekend Financial Times,

Derecktor Shipyards Chosen By SENESCO For Subcontract

Nov 28, 2005

Derecktor Shipyards has been selected by Southeastern New England Shipbuilding Company (SENESCO) to provide construction support on a 140,000 barrel fuel barge project.

Conference on Shortsea Shipping to be Held in Vancouver

Nov 28, 2005

The North American Conference on Shortsea Shipping will be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada from April 18 to April 20, 2006. The Conference is the result of collaboration between Canada,

International Coordination and Outreach Strategy to Enhance Security

Nov 28, 2005

The U.S. Department of State issued a Media Note stating that the Secretary of State recently signed the International Coordination and Outreach Strategy to Enhance Maritime Security .

IMO – Call for Action on Piracy off Somalia

Nov 28, 2005

The IMO issued a News Release stating that the Assembly adopted a Resolution calling for the problem of piracy and armed robbery against ships in waters

Tanker Refloated in Puerto Rico

Nov 28, 2005

The U.S. Coast Guard issued a Press Release stating that the tanker that grounded outside the port of Guayanilla in Puerto Rico has been refloated. There were no injuries and no pollution.

Philippine Govt Eyes Sale of PNOC Tankers Anew

Nov 28, 2005

According to reports, the Philippine government has revived plans to dispose its interest in the shipping and transport arm of Philippine National Oil Co. (PNOC)

Goltens Names New President and Board Director

Nov 28, 2005

Goltens announced that Paul F. Friedberg has been named as the company's new President of Worldwide Service and has been chosen to serve as director of Goltens' Worldwide Board.

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