Friday, March 03, 2006 Maritime News

Navy Budget Debated in Congress

Mar 03, 2006

PICTURED: Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Mike Mullen, Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV), the Honorable Donald C. Winter and Commandant of the Marine Corps (CMC) Gen.

U.S. Navy on Patrol

Mar 03, 2006

The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) pass the Rock of Gibraltar as it makes the transit from the Mediterranean Sea to Atlantic Ocean.

ExxonMobil Marine Fuels to Supply Houston Market

Mar 03, 2006

ExxonMobil Marine Fuels has begun supplying marine fuels in Houston, Texas, with immediate effect. ExxonMobil will offer 180cSt, 380cSt and 500 cSt marine fuel

Canadian Shipyard wins $45M Order

Mar 03, 2006

Canadian Shipbuilding and Engineering has won a $39.6 million order for three new ships that will keep the St. Catharines, Ont., shipyard running at full employment for the next two years,

Daewoo Shipbuilding Wins $470M Order

Mar 03, 2006

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering has won a $470 million order to construct a drillship for the first time. The order was placed on a turnkey basis by the

Mersey Ferry Services Disrupted

Mar 03, 2006

Mersey ferry services are at risk of chaos after part of its landing stage at the Pier Head sank. Fire crews were called out to help evacuate staff and remove equipment from the landing stage,

Port Security Questions Remain

Mar 03, 2006

According to the Homeland Security Department, between 2004 and 2007 it will have spent $10 billion on maritime security investments. However, industry and government

U.S., India to Increase Maritime Security

Mar 03, 2006

The U.S. and India agreed to beef up maritime security to prevent the use of shipping containers for smuggling weapons of mass destruction and other trans-national crimes, the Times of India reported.

Oil Spills Pollute Jakarta Waters

Mar 03, 2006

The waters in the Kepulauan Seribu Seribu National Park (TNKS) in the Java Sea north of Jakarta were last week polluted by oil spills from oil rigs of China National

Chinese Yards to Build More LNG Tankers

Mar 03, 2006

Chinese shipbuilders are gearing up to build liquefied natural gas (LNG) tankers as the government approves more projects to import the fuel. China's first home-built

Stallion Acquires BLR

Mar 03, 2006

Stallion Oilfield Services Ltd., a provider of fully-integrated drilling support services, has completed the acquisition of BLR Construction Companies, L.L.C.,

Caspian Sea Navy to Reconstruct Vessel

Mar 03, 2006

The Caspian Sea Navy of the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) announced a tender on purchase of equipment and spare parts for the refurbishment of Ali Amirov vessel.

Navy Dismisses Sub Purchase Pressure

Mar 03, 2006

Navy officials held firm to a decision to buy only one submarine annually for the next several years, despite a strong reaction from lawmakers concerned that the

Dahlgren Engineers Ready USS Ronald Reagan

Mar 03, 2006

Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Dahlgren Division engineers, working with their counterparts from other Navy commands and industry, recently completed work

NAVSEA Sponsors Summer Naval Surface Ship Design Program

Mar 03, 2006

The Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) has created a Summer Naval Surface Ship Design program in cooperation with the Department of Naval Architecture and Marine

Whale Watch: Improved Economy and Passenger Comfort

Mar 03, 2006

Ivan Reiff learned to love the marine world with his commercial fisherman father in Florida. Like many children of fishermen he went off to school and eventually

SUPSHIP Gulf Coast Change of Command

Mar 03, 2006

In a traditional Navy change of command ceremony Capt. Mary E. Dexterrelieved Capt. David W. Bellaas the Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Conversion and Repair (SUPSHIP) Gulf Coast on Feb.

Burger Boat Company – Monaco Celebrates Anniversary

Mar 03, 2006

One full year has passed since the Grand Opening of Burger Boat Company – Monaco. To celebrate the occasion, Burger hosted a reception for Monaco Captains

Coast Guard Responds to Accident in Mobile Bay

Mar 03, 2006

Investigation and pollution teams from Coast Guard Sector Mobile are responding to an accident in Mobile Bay, Ala., involving a container ship and a sky-crane.

Coast Guard Conducting Study of Mermentau River, Channel

Mar 03, 2006

The Coast Guard is conducting a Waterways Analysis and Management Systems (WAMS) study of the Mermentau River and Mermentau Channel. The study focuses on the area's aids to navigation system,

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