Wednesday, January 11, 2006 Maritime News

Petronet to Raise LNG Imports to 17.5M tons

Jan 11, 2006

Petronet LNG Ltd. plans to raise its base capacity for liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports from 2.5 million today to 17.5 million tons at two terminals by 2014.

Delta Queen Steamboat Company Makes Schedule Changes

Jan 11, 2006

The Delta Queen Steamboat Company, which will deliver two new steamboats to the Mississippi River system this spring, announced today that its American Queen schedule will be postponed until 2007,

Griffin Makes New Appointment

Jan 11, 2006

The Griffin Global Group Ltd., with the goal of increasing product portfolio, announced the expansion of its corporate business with the appointment of John Prentice as director of Corporate Services.

New Corrosion Protection System from GL

Jan 11, 2006

Germanischer Lloyd has issued rules for corrosion protection in crude oil tanks, to increases the service life, reduces maintenance and renders better resale opportunity.

Wärtsilä and Nuclep Sign License Agreement

Jan 11, 2006

Wärtsilä entered into license agreement with Brazilian company Nuclebras Equipamentos Pesados SA. The agreement grants Nuclep the right to manufacture certain

Bar Pilot Overboard, Missing

Jan 11, 2006

The U.S. Coast Guard used helicopters to search for a bar pilot who went overboard in rough weather near the mouth of the Columbia River. The bar pilot, who has not been identified,

Canadian Navy Puts Out Tenders for Floating Barrier

Jan 11, 2006

The Canadian navy is moving ahead with plans to build a floating fence around its dockyards in Halifax, according to a CBC News report. Currently, there is no

Powerful Radar Visits Pearl Harbor

Jan 11, 2006

The military at Pearl Harbor is taking strict security measures to protect a $900 million floating missile defense radar rig, according to an Associated Press report.

GLMRI to Receive $2M in Federal Funding

Jan 11, 2006

The Great Lakes Maritime Research Institute (GLMRI), a joint effort by the University of Wisconsin-Superior and the University of Minnesota Duluth, will receive $2 million in federal funding.

Shell, BP 2005’s Leading Oil Tanker Hirers

Jan 11, 2006

Royal Dutch Shell plc and BP plc, Europe’s largest energy companies, were the leading hirers of oil tankers last year as crude prices rose to records. Shell hired

Japanese Builders to Develop New Materials

Jan 11, 2006

A group of Japanese firms, including Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co., have signed a deal with the Defense Agency to develop new materials for building ships, part of a Japan-U.

China’s Shipbuilding Capacities Reached 12 Million DWT

Jan 11, 2006

Reports indicate that China’s shipbuilding capacities have reached 12 million dead weight tonnages (DWT) in 2005, up 36% year-on-year, to be ranked third largest worldwide,

Betro Named Director of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service

Jan 11, 2006

Secretary of the Navy Donald C. Winter named Special Agent Thomas A. Betro as director of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS),Jan. 9, succeeding former Director David L.

Heavy Lift Vessel Enters Pearl Harbor with SBX

Jan 11, 2006

The heavy lift vessel MV Blue Marlin enters Pearl Harbor, Hawaii with the Sea Based X-Band Radar (SBX) aboard after completing a 15,000-mile journey from Corpus Christi, Texas.

New Members of the Homeland Security Advisory Council Announced

Jan 11, 2006

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Michael Chertoff announced today the appointment of Elliott Broidy, Tom Foley and John Magaw to serve on his Homeland Security Advisory Council.

Pilot Lost off Columbia River Bar

Jan 11, 2006

The Coast Guard is searching for a Columbia River bar pilot who fell from a container ship near Astoria, Ore., Monday evening. The pilot fell overboard,

NOAA Study Shows Value of Ports Program

Jan 11, 2006

The Tampa Bay economy receives more than $7 million a year in savings and direct income from the operation of the Physical Oceanographic Real-Time System (PORTS), according a new NOAA sponsored study.

This Day in Naval History - Jan. 10

Jan 11, 2006

From the Navy News Service 1847 - U.S. Naval forces occupy Los Angeles during the Mexican-American War for the first time. 1917 - The Navy places the first

Dubai Drydocks to Unveil $60M Project

Jan 11, 2006

According to reports, Dubai Drydocks will launch its $60 million newbuilding panel line and steel structure assembly facility in July. The yard, whose current

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