2006 Maritime News

Report: 2 U.S. Sailors Die After Falling off Submarine

Dec 29, 2006

Two U.S. sailors died after waves swept them from the deck of a nuclear submarine off the coast of southwestern England on Friday, British coast guards said. The USS Minneapolis-St.

$630m Drill Ship is Korea's Most Expensive Ship

Dec 29, 2006

The most expensive ship among the orders Korean shipbuilders have won this year is a $630m drill ship. Samsung Heavy Industries won a contract from Sweden in October to build the 97,

Liftboat Juan Listing at 90 Degrees

Dec 29, 2006

The Coast Guard reported that the liftboat Juan is listing 90 degrees, about 70 miles south of Gibson, La. The vessel is holding in position, approximately 5,500 ft.

Gerald R. Ford, Former President and Sailor, Dies

Dec 29, 2006

Lt. Cmdr. Gerald Ford in uniform 1945, who later became the 38th President of the United States (1974-1977). Ford received his commission as an Ensign in the U.

Aboitiz Transport Sells 2 Ships

Dec 29, 2006

Aboitiz Transport System Corp., the transportation arm of Cebu-based conglomerate Aboitiz Equity Ventures Inc., is selling two vessels for $39m, with the first already delivered to the buyer,

Ocean Tankers Acquires New Ship

Dec 29, 2006

Ocean Tankers Holdings Public Company Ltd (OCT) announced that within the framework of the company’s policy for the improvement of its fleet, it has reached

Five Newbuildings for Hapag-Lloyd in 2007

Dec 29, 2006

In 2007, Hapag-Lloyd will integrate three newbuildings each capable of carrying 8,750 standard containers (TEU) as well as two vessels each of 4,250 TEU capacity into its fleet,

Vinashin to Expand Song Chanh Shipyard

Dec 29, 2006

Vinashin has invested 93.7m in expanding Song Chanh shipyard in the northern coastal province of Quang Ninh. The shipyard will be upgraded to be capable of building ships up to 20,

TSS Extends High-Speed On Demand Maritime Service

Dec 29, 2006

Telenor Satellite Services (TSS) now offers high-speed 128 kbps maritime satellite communications service globally. Telenor has added Pacific Ocean coverage to

Electric Boat Awarded $1.2b Submarine Contract

Dec 29, 2006

Electric Boat Corp., Groton, Conn., is being awarded a $1.2b modification to previously awarded multi-year contract (N00024-03-C-2101) for Fiscal Year 2007 Virginia

Coast Guard Responds to Liftboat Incident

Dec 29, 2006

The liftboat Juan tilts to its starboard side about 70 miles south of Gibson, La. The Coast Guard is monitoring the situation, and all personnel aboard the boat were safely evacuated.

A More Powerful Chinese Navy?

Dec 29, 2006

According to a report in the Taipei Times, Chinese President Hu Jintao urged the building of a powerful navy that is prepared "at any time" for military struggle, state media reported yesterday.

Samsung Heavy to Double Steel Purchases From China

Dec 29, 2006

Samsung Heavy Industries Co. will reportedly more than double purchases of steel plate from China next year because it can't get enough from suppliers in South Korea and Japan,

South African Navy Floats New Bid for Frigate

Dec 28, 2006

The South African Navy may soon get the green light to buy a fifth patrol corvette, or frigate, after the government's go-ahead for fresh negotiations. Highly

Report: China Wants to Bolster Naval Power

Dec 28, 2006

The Chinese president, Hu Jintao, has called on top military commanders to build a powerful navy, the state media reported as China continues to spend heavily on a modern, blue-water fleet.

DHS Issues Proposal on Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards

Dec 28, 2006

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking seeking comment on draft regulations that would establish chemical facility

Bad Weather Stalls Oil Clean-up

Dec 28, 2006

Bad weather stalled the clean-up and pipeline response efforts 30 miles south east of Galveston, Texas, Wednesday night. Strong winds and large waves have made working conditions unsafe,

DryShips adds Dry Bulk Carriers

Dec 28, 2006

Greek shipping company DryShips Inc., which specializes in dry bulk carriers, has sold a pair of older ships and added two newer vessels to its fleet. The company

Biggest Shipyards May Keep High Prices to Counter Costs

Dec 28, 2006

Bloomberg reported that Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. and other shipbuilding companies may succeed in keeping vessel prices at record highs for a third year as

Samsung Heavy to Double Steel Purchases From China

Dec 28, 2006

According to Bloomberg Samsung Heavy Industries Co. will more than double purchases of steel plate from China next year because it can't get enough from suppliers in South Korea and Japan.


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