Tuesday, February 07, 2006 Maritime News

Snake Causes LNG Facility Blackout

Feb 07, 2006

Just when you think all safety measures are in place, a stray snake enters the picture to muck up the works. A natural gas facility in southern Thailand was

Indonesia, CNOOC Talks End in Deadlock

Feb 07, 2006

Early renegotiation of gas selling price with China National Offshore Oil Company (CNOOC) has ended in deadlock as the ceiling price proposed by CNOOC was seen as too low, according to Asian Pulse.

CNO: QDR Vectors Navy to New Skills and Missions

Feb 07, 2006

The Defense Department’s recently released Quadrennial Defense Review will “vector” the Navy toward the development of new skills and critical missions. The

Harbor Pilot Dead after Accident

Feb 07, 2006

While transitioning from the Island Princess cruise ship to the waiting pilot boat, Capt. David "Kawika" Lyman was pitched overboard, injured by the pilot boat, possibly even the propeller.

BP to Charter Two OSG-Controlled Product Carriers

Feb 07, 2006

Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. (NYSE:OSG) announced that charter agreements with BP have been signed for two of the Jones Act product carrier newbuildings that

Mauritania Aims to Annul Disputed Oil Amendments

Feb 07, 2006

Mauritania's government vowed to use all possible legal actions to try to annul disputed amendments to oil production sharing contracts signed with Australia's Woodside Petroleum Ltd.

ASOP to Receive Award

Feb 07, 2006

Independent energy producer Anglo-Suisse Offshore Partners (ASOP) has been notified by the U.S. government's Mineral Management Service (MMS) that the company

Zacks Releases Latest Industry Outlook

Feb 07, 2006

Zacks released its latest Industry Outlook and identified the best stocks in the top-ranked industries. Featured in the latest report is the transportation -

Keppel Corp Increases Stakes in O&M

Feb 07, 2006

Keppel Corporation Limited increased its stake in Norway's Offshore & Marine ASA to 61.87%. The deal was executed through Keppel Corp's wholly owned subsidiary FELS Offshore,

VT Group Buys Training Firm

Feb 07, 2006

Shipbuilding and support services supplier VT Group PLC bought training company Touchstone Learning and Skills Ltd for $20.9 million. VT acquired the work-based training provider,

Ferries, Freighters, Cruise Useful in Oceanographic Research

Feb 07, 2006

As the 36,000-ton ferry Norröna makes its weekly trip from Denmark to Iceland, it not only carries a load of up to 1,500 passengers and 800 automobiles, it will

Research Teams Survey Chios Wreck

Feb 07, 2006

In the fourth century B.C., a Greek merchant ship sank off Chios and the Oinoussai islands in the eastern Aegean Sea. The wooden vessel may have succumbed to storm,

Public workshop on SAFEDOR

Feb 07, 2006

The maritime research project SAFEDOR has made considerable progress within the first year of its four year term. A one-day public workshop in London at IMO on

Costa Serena Cross Section Arrives

Feb 07, 2006

The fore end section of the Costa Serena arrived in Fincantieri’s Sestri Ponente shipyards in Genoa recently. The Costa Serena is the second of Costa Crociere’s

Keppel Signs LOI for Atwood Jackup Rig

Feb 07, 2006

Keppel AmFELS Inc. signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with a wholly-owned subsidiary of Atwood Oceanic Inc. (Atwood) for the construction of a new jackup rig, due for delivery in third quarter 2008.

President’s Budget Requests Record Level of Funding for IWTF

Feb 07, 2006

President Bush’s FY 2007 proposed budget requests a record level of new federal funding for 11 Inland Waterways Trust Fund (IWTF)-financed projects. The budget

ABG Shipyard Plans to Buy Ship Repair Units

Feb 07, 2006

In its bid to cater to the international ship repair demand, private sector shipyard ABG Shipyard is planning to acquire ship repair units in the key shipping routes’ network,

U.S. Navy Assists in Egyptian Ferry Search and Rescue

Feb 07, 2006

Infrared imagery taken from a U.S. Navy P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft, assisting in search and rescue operations for survivors of the Egyptian ferry Al Salam Boccaccio 98 in the Red Sea.

Port Leaders Respond to President’s FY07 Budget Request

Feb 07, 2006

At a news conference the National Press Club, two leaders representing America’s public seaports expressed their concerns about the Administration’s recommended

Aker Kvaerner to Deliver Mooring Equipment to Daewoo

Feb 07, 2006

Aker Kvaerner has been awarded a contract with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. Ltd in South Korea for delivery of mooring equipment. The total contract


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