Tuesday, February 21, 2006 Maritime News

NOAA Awards Major Hydrographic Survey Contracts

Feb 21, 2006

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced today that it has awarded five-year contracts, with a total ceiling of $50 million each, to five

New Tug and Linehandling Fees at Panama Canal

Feb 21, 2006

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) announced that effective April 1, 2006, there will be rate increases for tug and linehandling services due to rising operating costs.

W&O Supply Forms New Division, Announces New Leadership

Feb 21, 2006

W&O Supply, a supplier of marine valves, pipe, fittings and valve automation services, has restructured the company to form the Engineered Products and Automation (EP/A) Division.

Teekay to Pursue FPSO Projects

Feb 21, 2006

Teekay Shipping Corporation announced an agreement with PGS Production AS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Petroleum Geo-Services ASA (PGS), to form a joint venture

VT Halmatic Gets Pilot Boat Order

Feb 21, 2006

VT Halmatic won an order to manufacture a Halmatic Nelson 29 pilot boat for the Port of Casablanca in Morocco. The new 9.22m semi-displacement craft will join

Langh Ship Orders Containerships

Feb 21, 2006

The Finnish shipping company Oy Langh Ship Ab in Pikis has ordered two container ships for delivery in February and March 2007 from the German shipyard J.J.Sietas Schiffswerft in Hamburg.

MAN Diesel SE – A New European Company

Feb 21, 2006

MAN Aktiengesellschaft is intending to convert its Diesel Engines Business Area into a European Company (Societas Europaea) in the course of this year. At the same time,

Navy Patrol Corvette Launched

Feb 21, 2006

South Africa's first commissioned patrol corvette, first lady Zanele Mbeki, attended the official handover of the SAS Amatola , four years after christening and launching it in Germany.

Navy Patrol Corvette Launched

Feb 21, 2006

South Africa's first commissioned patrol corvette, first lady Zanele Mbeki, attended the official handover of the SAS Amatola , four years after christening and launching it in Germany.

Water Taxi Lawsuit Planned

Feb 21, 2006

Two insurance firms representing the company whose water taxi overturned in Baltimore's Inner Harbor in 2004, killing five people, plan to sue the U.S. Coast Guard,

Fugro Orders Second Hugin AUV

Feb 21, 2006

Following the l deployment of Fugro's Echo Surveyor Hugin 3000 Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) in 2005, Fugro NV, in the Netherlands, has placed an order

Royal Caribbean Announces Godmother for New Ship

Feb 21, 2006

Katherine Louise Calder, foster mother to over 400 children, has a new charge as Godmother of Royal Caribbean International’s newest ship, Freedom of the Seas.

Lawmakers Push for Thorough Review

Feb 21, 2006

Last Monday, a $6.8 billion dollar deal put the operation and control of the major New York and New Jersey ports in the control of a firm in the United Arab Emirates

Arthur Kill Oil Spill Response

Feb 21, 2006

A Unified Incident Command (UIC) comprised of the U.S. Coast Guard (with coordination from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency), the New Jersey Department

Dubai Delegates Visit U.S. to Ease Ports Concern

Feb 21, 2006

According to reports, Dubai's royal family sent a delegation to the U.S. today to meet officials such as Senator Hillary Clinton to allay concerns about the emirate's purchase of six U.

Oscar Austin Provides Assistance to Fishing Vessel

Feb 21, 2006

The guided-missile destroyer USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79) located and assisted a distressed fishing vessel Feb. 14 while operating 140 nautical miles off the

Australian Navy Patrol Boats Named In Dual Ceremony

Feb 21, 2006

Following the recent commissioning of HMAS Larrakia and Bathurst into Navy service, a dual Naming Ceremony for the fourth and fifth Armidale Class Patrol

ILO – Maritime Labor Convention Status

Feb 21, 2006

The International Labor Organization (ILO) said that the new consolidated maritime labor convention is to be voted on at the Conference in Geneva on Thursday, February 23.

Neww Fees for Tug Services at Panama Canal

Feb 21, 2006

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) announced that effective April 1, 2006, there will be rate increases for tug and linehandling services due to rising operating costs.

Canadian Ships to Join Training Exercise with U.S. Navy

Feb 21, 2006

Five Canadian warships left Halifax on Monday for a three-week training exercise with the U.S. navy, reports said. The flagship of the exercise will be HMCS Montreal,

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