Thursday, February 02, 2006 Maritime News

Keppel Shipyard Delivers FPSO Alvheim

Feb 02, 2006

Keppel Shipyard, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd, delivered FPSO Alvheim, its first Floating Production and Storage Offloading (FPSO)

Tanker Aground in Alaska

Feb 02, 2006

According to a Reuters report, an oil tanker with 360,000 barrels capacity was struck by an ice floe and ran aground today while loading oil products at an Alaska refinery,

Navy Launches HMS Daring

Feb 02, 2006

HMS Daring, the first of the Royal Navy's $10 billion fleet of six Type 45 Destroyers, was launched into the River Clyde in Glasgow on February 1. Weighing 7,

Russian Navy Plans Expansion

Feb 02, 2006

The Russian Navy plans to build 20 new frigates over the next 15-20 years. The Navy plans to build a large series of these ships, at least 20 and at least five ships for each fleet [Black Sea,

More Big Tankers, Lower Profits?

Feb 02, 2006

The abundance of big tankers, the very large crude carriers (VLCCs) of some 300,000 deadweight tons, makes several analysts express reservations about the projected

U.S. Execs to Discuss Cuban Oil Reserves

Feb 02, 2006

In the two years since oil reservoirs were discovered off Cuba's coast, Canadian, Chinese, Indian and Norwegian companies have lined up to explore the potentially lucrative Caribbean waters.

Iran and China Agree on Joint Oil Exploration

Feb 02, 2006

Iran's North Drilling Company (NDC) and the Hong Kong-registered China Oilfield Services Ltd. signed an oil-exploration agreement for management, repair, and

Gov: No Offshore Signoffs Without Royalty Share

Feb 02, 2006

Louisiana’s governor warned that the state would not support future offshore lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico unless Louisiana gets a share of the federal royalties

Pirate Attacks at its Lowest Since 1999

Feb 02, 2006

According to the Hartford Courant, pirate attacks on ships fell last year to their lowest since 1999 as incidents declined off Indonesia, the world's most dangerous area for piracy.

Sailors Safe After Ship Collision

Feb 02, 2006

Sailors were rescued off the English Channel in the United Kingdom after a chemical tanker collided with another vessel at dawn, the Manila Standard Today reported.

Naval Ships Rescue 114 in Indonesia

Feb 02, 2006

Naval vessels rescued more than 100 people after a packed ferry sank in heavy seas off Indonesia, but dozens could still be missing, the Edinburgh Evening News reported.

Super Yachts to Bring Profits to Miami

Feb 02, 2006

According to Miami Today, Miami is poised to become the next destination for those who sail - and those who follow – super yachts, the size of small cruise ships

Maritime Art Sales Hit Record at Christie’s

Feb 02, 2006

Sample of Montague Dawson’s work. “A clipper ship in a moonlit sea” (source: Today's Maritime sale at Christie's New York totaled $3,361,

New Cruise Ship Delivered to HAL

Feb 02, 2006

Holland America Line took delivery ms Noordam from Fincantieri-Cantieri Navali Italiani S.p.A. at a special ceremony in Venice, Italy. The Noordam will depart Venice on Friday,

Panama Canal Receives ISO 9001 Certifications

Feb 02, 2006

The Panama Canal Authority stated that its Industrial Shipyard Division and its Electrical & Aqueduct Division received ISO 9001:2000 certifications

Court Rules on Salvage v. Finds

Feb 02, 2006

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled that the law of salvage rather than the law of finds applies to the on-going work related to the wreck of the RMS TITANIC.

Navy Ship Provides Assistance to Disabled Cargo Ship

Feb 02, 2006

A Landing Craft Utility (LCU) 1661, assigned to Assault Craft Unit Two (ACU-2) approaches the port beam of the distressed motor vessel Al Manara as a MH-60S Seahawk helicopter pass overhead.

Carnival Names New Ship

Feb 02, 2006

Carnival Splendor is the name Carnival Cruise Lines has chosen for its new 112,000-ton cruise ship scheduled to enter service in spring 2008.

Triple-Engine Tug From Rodriguez

Feb 02, 2006

In mid-January Rodriguez Boat Builders Inc. of Bayou LaBatre Alabama installed three Cummins KTA38 M0 diesels in the finished hull of a new 90 by 32-foot tug for Hughie L.

This Day in Naval History - Feb. 02

Feb 02, 2006

From the Navy News Service 1800 - USS Constellation, commanded by Capt. Thomas Truxtun, captures French vessel la Vengeance. 1862 - USS Hartford, commanded by Capt.


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