Tuesday, January 10, 2006 Maritime News

HDR Acquires Shiner Moseley and Associates

Jan 10, 2006

HDR, an architecture-engineering-consulting firm, has acquired Shiner Moseley and Associates, Inc., an engineering and environmental consulting firm based in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Bridon Acquires Marlow Rope Assets

Jan 10, 2006

Bridon, a manufacturer of steel wire and wire ropes, has completed the acquisition of the Offshore and Commercial Marine related assets of Marlow Ropes. This acquisition

CNOOC Signs $2.268B Agreement with SAPETRO

Jan 10, 2006

CNOOC Limited signed a definitive agreement with South Atlantic Petroleum Limited to acquire a 45 percent working interest in an offshore oil mining license ''OML 130'' in Nigeria for $2.

LPG Ships Collide in France

Jan 10, 2006

Two LPG tankers collided in the northwestern French port of Donges causing 60 tonnes of ship fuel to spill into the Sea. French coastguard said the Liquefied Petroleum

TTS Wins Translifter Contract

Jan 10, 2006

Finland’s TTS Liftec Oy, Tampere, part of the Port and Material Handling Division of Norway’s TTS Marine ASA, Bergen, has won a contract to supply two ports in

NOAA Offers Free Navigational Charts on Web

Jan 10, 2006

Mariners can now get free electronic downloads of NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Raster Navigational Charts or RNCs. NOAA will produce official

GulfMark Options to Build Second Aker Vessel

Jan 10, 2006

GulfMark Offshore, Inc. has exercised an option to build a second Aker PSV09 design vessel. This vessel, which will be an identical sister ship to the Aker PSV09

BP Extends Agreement with Aker Kvaerner

Jan 10, 2006

BP Limited UK has extended a three year frame agreement with Aker Kvaerner, for the supply of steel tube umbilicals, for an additional two years until 2007. Aker

Hapag-Lloyd Expands

Jan 10, 2006

In line with its integration of CP Ships, Hapag-Lloyd is enlarging its globally standardized organization from three to five regions. The management will also be

Transas Scandinavia Chosen by Torm

Jan 10, 2006

Transas (Transport Safety Systems) Scandinavia AB signed a deal with global shipping company Torm to fit 30 Simplified Data Recorders (S-VDR) complete with 20 Electronic

Northrop Grumman Awarded Carnival Glory Contract

Jan 10, 2006

Northrop Grumman Corporation was awarded a contract for dry-dock and maintenance work on the cruise ship Carnival Glory. Northrop Grumman's Newport News sector is the prime contractor for the work,

Vinashin Shipyard Formally Opens

Jan 10, 2006

The first phase of the Vietnam Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (Vinashin)’s $1.9 million shipyard was formally opened Thursday in the central Phu Yen province, the Nguoi Lao Dong reported.

Vinashin Posts $491,640 Revenue for 2005

Jan 10, 2006

The Vietnam Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (Vinashin) posted a total revenue of $491,640 in 2005- an increase of 41 percent over 2004, and a total production value of $692,

China Sets 5-year Plan for Defense Sector

Jan 10, 2006

China has set research and development targets for its defense industry to meet the country's national defense needs and the development of the national economy for the five years through 2010,

Keppel Shipyard Awards Contract to Golar LNG

Jan 10, 2006

Norwegian gas company Golar LNG Ltd. signed a contract with Keppel Shipyard Ltd. of Singapore for the first ever conversion of an existing liquid natural gas, or LNG,

Eastern Car Liner and Rickmers-Linie Agree on Trade Deal

Jan 10, 2006

Eastern Car Liner Ltd., Tokyo, and Rickmers-Linie, the Hamburg based breakbulk, heavylift and project cargo specialist, have concluded a deal concerning the transpacific westbound trade.

AMSC Awarded $10M ONR Contract

Jan 10, 2006

American Superconductor Corporation announced that it has finalized a contract amendment with the United States Navy's Office of Naval Research (ONR). Contract

Euronav Appoints New Commercial Manager

Jan 10, 2006

The executive committee of Euronav NV announced its appointment of Mr. Jonathan Lee as the Commercial Manager of Euronav NV. Lee joined the company in January 3,

Euronav Fleet Now Entirely Double Hulled

Jan 10, 2006

Euronav’s owned fleet is now entirely double hulled after its joint venture subsidiary, Front Tobago Shipping Corporation- in which Euronav holds a 30 percent share-

Color Fantasy Undergoes First Inspection

Jan 10, 2006

After a fierce international competition, Blohm + Voss Repair has won the order for classification work on the world’s largest cruise ferry with car decks - the


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