Monday, January 16, 2006 Maritime News

Rochester Ferry Contracts May Cost $3.1M

Jan 16, 2006

Rochester city officials estimate that they will need $3.1 million to buy out existing high-speed ferry contracts or continue them if necessary, according to legislation before City Council,

Sailor Saved from Sunken Tugboat

Jan 16, 2006 reported that a sailor aboard a sunken tugboat was rescued after a 39-hour stay at the bottom of the Yangtze River. Guo Linyuan, 31, a villager from Yaowan town of Xuzhou,

Lafitte Waterway Closes After Barge Accident

Jan 16, 2006

The Intracoastal Waterway closed near Lafitte for almost seven hours Saturday then reopened with some navigational restrictions after a pole attached to a barge hit a bridge and snapped off, www.

Shipbreaking Companies Eye Ghost Fleet

Jan 16, 2006

A group of about 129 old ships, collectively known as the Ghost Fleet, which sit idle in a half-dozen ports around the U.S maintained by the U. S. Navy and the U.

Experts Urge Oil, Gas Exploration

Jan 16, 2006

About 80 percent of India's sedimentary basins with potential for oil and natural gas reserves remain unexplored, energy experts have said at the Oceantex Offshore

Boston Fireboat to be Replaced

Jan 16, 2006

According to reports, Boston’s aging fireboat has broken down again and is in a Gloucester repair shop, leaving the waterfront without a major city apparatus to protect it.

Hyundai Corporation Signs Shipbuilding Contract

Jan 16, 2006

Hyundai Corporation has risen as a major player in the global small and middle sized vessel market as ‘Qingdao Hyundai Shipbuilding,’ a company it launched last June in Qingdao China,

This Day in Naval History - Jan. 17

Jan 16, 2006

From the Navy News Service 1832 - The frigate USS Peacock makes contact with Vietnamese court officials. 1900 - Cmdr. Edward D. Taussig, commanding officer of the gunboat USS Bennington (PG 4),

ESL Shipping to Order New Vessels from India

Jan 16, 2006

ESL Shipping Oy, a subsidiary of Aspo Plc, has secured a contract to order two new ice-strengthened dry cargo vessels from the Indian ABG Shipyard Ltd. Expanding

Smiths Detection Enhances Rhode Island Port Security

Jan 16, 2006

Smiths Detection-LiveWave has been awarded a contract to engineer and deploy a prototype security solution for the Rhode Island Port Security Wireless Communications Network (RIPSWCN).

NASSCO Appoints Three New Vice Presidents

Jan 16, 2006

National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO) has appointed new Vice Presidents of Human Resources, Finance and Production Outfitting. NASSCO is a

Ambassadors International Acquires merican West Cruises

Jan 16, 2006

Ambassadors International, Inc., announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Ambassadors Cruise Group, LLC has completed its acquisition of American West Steamboat

Navy Awards Contract to AGI

Jan 16, 2006

The Navy recently awarded a major contract to The Avraham Y. Goldratt Institute, A Limited Partnership (AGI). AGI is pleased to announce was awarded a firm fixed

Three Missing in Ship Collision in Fujian

Jan 16, 2006

Reports indicate that two fishing boats collided on Sunday and one of them sank, leaving three people missing so far in the Nanri Island sea area in east China's Fujian Province.

Aker Yards to Build PSV for Farstad Supply

Jan 16, 2006

Aker Yards has signed a contract with Farstad Supply to deliver an UT 751 E platform supply vessel. The value of the contract is approx $45M. This is the 17th

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