Monday, December 19, 2005 Maritime News

J. Ray McDermott Wins Contract

Dec 19, 2005

J. Ray McDermott, S.A. (J. Ray), a subsidiary of McDermott International Inc., won a contract with Seneca Resources Corporation for the design engineering, procurement,

MACSEA Debuts DEXTER Health Monitoring Software

Dec 19, 2005

MACSEA Ltd. recently announced the commercial release of DEXTER, version 4.0, targeted at Health Monitoring of Marine Equipment for the marine industry. DEXTER

SMIT Acquires Brazilian Shipbuilder

Dec 19, 2005

SMIT recently acquired 50% of Rebras, Rebocadores de Brazil S.A. Rebras already owns three 55-ton BP ASD harbor tugs, which are chartered out on bare boat basis.

Livestock Carrier Transports Two Millionth Sheep

Dec 19, 2005

The purpose-built livestock carrier, the Becrux, has loaded its two millionth sheep since its maiden voyage in June 2002. Loaded in Fremantle, Australia, at the end of November this year,

Transocean Inc.’s Nautilus Receives Two-Year Contract Extension

Dec 19, 2005

Transocean Inc. announced that a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell (Shell) has awarded a two-year contract extension for the company's Fifth-Generation moored semi-submersible rig Deepwater Nautilus.

Morse Rubber Completes Metso Acquisition

Dec 19, 2005

Morse Rubber LLC completed a purchase of assets, which include various product ranges and the Keokuk, Iowa manufacturing facility, from Metso Minerals Industries.

Germanischer Lloyd Publishes New Rules for Materials

Dec 19, 2005

The revised and expanded Rules for Materials and Components of Germanischer Lloyd are now available. The Rules define the properties of various metallic materials

High Royalties to Cut Into Shipbuilding Profits

Dec 19, 2005

South Korean shipbuilders are paying large royalties on a core foreign technology for manufacturing liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers, causing a big reduction in their earnings,

Seaeye Appoints Mako Technologies for GoM ROV Distribution

Dec 19, 2005

Seaeye has expanded in the US with the appointment of Mako Technologies as distributor of its ROVs in the Gulf of Mexico, UV Online reports. The deal follows

Navy Ship Completes Sea Trials

Dec 19, 2005

The Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) recently returned to homeport in Bremerton, Wash., after completing the first weeklong phase of sea trials,

Navy Soldier Rescued in Persian Gulf

Dec 19, 2005

Helicopter and boat crews from USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) rescued one of the aircraft carrier’s crew members after the sailor fell overboard while the ship

Stranded Shrimp Boat Freed by Coast Guard

Dec 19, 2005

A shrimp boat stranded off the shore of Ponte Vedra, Fla., for days is finally free, according to a First Coast News report. The Coast Guard said no fuel was spilled during the move.

First Vessel At New Korean Facility

Dec 19, 2005

The Hanjin Oslo sailed into the harbor of Pusan Newport becoming the first container vessel to arrive at the new Mega Hub. The 279 meter vessel’s arrival was a

Slovakian Ship Catches Fire

Dec 19, 2005

Focus reported that a Slovakian ship, which caught fire near Russe, is in flames, the Regional Interior Ministry’s Department reported. Director of the Fire and

EC: Safety and Port State Control Require Proper Implementation of Rules

Dec 19, 2005

The European Commission sent reasoned opinions – the last step before lodging a case to the Court of Justice – to Italy and Malta for failure to respect EU legislation

STEALTHGAS Takes Delivery of Acquired Vessels

Dec 19, 2005

STEALTHGAS Inc. announced has taken delivery of Feisty Gas and Gas Spirit, vessels which it had previously agreed to acquire. Feisty Gas is a Fully-Pressurized (F.

MTN and Cingular Collaborate With On Line Identity

Dec 19, 2005

Wireless Maritime Services, a joint venture between Maritime Telecommunications Network (MTN), of Miramar, Florida, and Cingular Wireless, the largest wireless carrier in the United States,

Carnival Announces Four-Ship Deal Fincantieri

Dec 19, 2005

Carnival Corporation & plc announced it has reached an agreement with Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri for the construction of four new cruise ships worth more than $2 billion.

Coast Guard Places Rescue 21 System into Service

Dec 19, 2005

The United States Coast Guard announces a significant milestone in its critical life saving and homeland security missions by officially accepting Rescue 21 at a ceremony at Air Station Atlantic City,

Hyde Marine Adds New Technical Director

Dec 19, 2005

Hyde Marine, Inc. announced the appointment of Matt Granitto as Technical Director. Granitto will be responsible for engineering and production as well as


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