Wednesday, February 15, 2006 Maritime News

Knightsbridge Tankers Announce 4Q Results

Feb 15, 2006

Knightsbridge Tankers Limited reported a net income of $15.9 million and earnings per share of $0.93 for the fourth quarter of 2005. The average daily time charter

Calls for Improvement for Sydney Ferries

Feb 15, 2006

The State Government has ordered Sydney Ferries to come up with a way to lift its performance by next week, saying too many vessels were out of service. According to The Sydney Morning Herald,

MMS Issues Final Notice of Central Gulf Lease Sale 198

Feb 15, 2006

The Minerals Management Service (MMS) has announced the Final Notice of Lease Sale 198 for offshore oil and gas in the Central Gulf of Mexico (GOM). The lease sale is scheduled for March 15,

Transocean Shares Fall

Feb 15, 2006

According to Bloomberg, shares of Transocean Inc. had their biggest drop since 2001 on concern rising costs and delays getting rigs ready for new contracts will keep profit from growing.

Platform Shut Down after Leak

Feb 15, 2006

A small natural gas leak on the Statfjord A offshore platform shut down 160,000 barrels per day of Norwegian oil production on Feb. 14. The leak was quickly traced to a small hole in a water pipe,

Profitable Year for Shipbuilding Companies

Feb 15, 2006

Increased spending on offshore exploration & production (E&P) of oil and gas has increased order-book positions of Indian shipbuilders. ABG Shipyard has an order backlog of Rs 1,

Tanker to Arrive in Port Angeles

Feb 15, 2006

A 601-foot tanker that was refloated last week after it ran aground in Alaska is due in with escort to Port Angeles Harbor. The Seabulk Pride left Alaska's Kachemak Bay Feb.

Seaspan Buys Two Ships

Feb 15, 2006

Seaspan Corporation announced that it has agreed to purchase two new building vessels from affiliates of Conti Holding GmbH & Co. KG of Germany, increasing Seaspan’s total fleet to 25 vessels.

Crowley Appoints Cunningham to VP

Feb 15, 2006

Crowley Maritime Corporation announced that Maureen Cunningham has been promoted to vice president of operations for the company's Puerto Rico liner services group.

Boomtown Barge Headed for Repairs

Feb 15, 2006

According to reports, Tugboats began towing Boomtown Casino's gambling barge to a dry dock in Pascagoula. The repairs at Signal International should take about three weeks, company officials said.

USS Fort McHenry, JDS Ohsumi Complete Transport Exercise 2006

Feb 15, 2006

USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) returned to its forward deployed base of Sasebo, Japan, Feb. 12, after successfully completing a four-day bilateral Transportation

USS Ross Honors Ship's Sponsor

Feb 15, 2006

The crew of guided missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) took time to honor their sponsor during an at sea memorial service Feb. 11. Helen Lou Ross, who passed away Jan.

Coast Guard Updates Oil Spill Response

Feb 15, 2006

A Unified Incident Command (UIC) comprised of Chevron Products Co., the U.S. Coast Guard, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP),

McHale Named VP at Northrop Grumman

Feb 15, 2006

Northrop Grumman Corporation has named Gaylene M. McHale vice president and program manager of large deck amphibious ship programs for the Ship Systems sector, effective immediately.

Jamestown Metal Marine Delivers Casino Vessel

Feb 15, 2006

Jamestown Metal Marine Sales, Inc. has successfully delivered the completed Blue Chip 2 casino vessel to Blue Chip Casino, at Blue Chip’s Michigan City, Ind., facility.

Rowan Extends North Sea Contract for Gorilla VII

Feb 15, 2006

Rowan Companies, Inc. has entered into a one-year extension of its drilling contract for the Rowan Gorilla VII in the North Sea. Gorilla VII is currently working

Lloyd’s Register Group Incert B.V.

Feb 15, 2006

The Lloyd's Register Group, through Lloyd's Register Nederlands B.V., has acquired Incert B .V., a leading professional services certification body in the Netherlands.

ABS Introduces Dynamic Checklists

Feb 15, 2006

ABS announced the introduction of electronically prepared, vessel type-specific, dynamic checklists for surveys of ABS-classed vessels. The new checklists are

CNOOC to Form Pipeline Unit

Feb 15, 2006

China National Offshore Oil Corp. will set up a joint venture to make pipelines along with a local private company. The move represents CNOOC Ltd.'s first foray

Deep Offshore BBLT Comes on Stream

Feb 15, 2006

Total announces that the Belize field, part of Angola's deep offshore BBLT (Benguela-Belize-Lobito-Tomboco) Development, has been brought on stream in Block 14.

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