Monday, March 13, 2006 Maritime News

Ferries Consider Sprinkler after Fire

Mar 13, 2006

Maritime industry regulators plan to require inter-island passenger vessels to install automated firefighting equipment to help fight fires at sea like the one

Cargo Ships Collide

Mar 13, 2006

A cargo vessel carrying about 17,000 bags of rice and 22 people sank off the Cebu Harbor on March 11 after colliding with another vessel, the Philippine Coast Guard said.

Ferry Proposal Draws Support, Questions

Mar 13, 2006

A proposal for high-speed ferry service linking southwest Connecticut and Manhattan is gaining support and financial backing, but also raising concerns about

ONGC Seeks to Sell Crude Oil at Market Rate

Mar 13, 2006

Oil and Natural Gas Corporation has sought permission from the government to end the discount it offers on crude oil from its offshore assets to domestic state-run refiners.

China Seek to Become Largest Shipbuilder

Mar 13, 2006

The current flourishing world ship market has brought opportunities for China to strive to be the biggest shipbuilder with a sharp competitive edge in technological

APL Panama Finally Freed

Mar 13, 2006

The APL Panama finally broke free from the sandy beach where it ran aground Christmas Day. It was 4:40 a.m. when the 874-foot container ship returned to the sea.

$1B Sought for Port Security

Mar 13, 2006

Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., called on Congress on March 10 to fund technology that would scan 100 percent of the cargo containers entering America. Menendez

Sub Seized in Drug Bust

Mar 13, 2006

The Colombian navy has seized a 60-foot long submarine that likely was used to haul tons of cocaine out to sea for shipment to the United States. No drugs were

House Panel Postpones Homeland Security Bill Discussion

Mar 13, 2006

Republicans on the House Homeland Security Committee have postponed work on the fiscal 2007 Homeland Security Department authorization bill, prompting heated

State Urged to Replace Old Ferries

Mar 13, 2006

Maritime stakeholders in Mombasa have warned over stalled ferries at Likoni, Mombasa. They urged the government to check the condition of the vessels that dock

SHI Develops RTLinux Powered Robots

Mar 13, 2006

FSMLabs, a software developer announced that Samsung Heavy Industries Shipbuilding Division (SHI) has selected RTLinuxPro as the base for its robotics

TOP Tankers Sells 13 Vessels for $550M

Mar 13, 2006

Crude oil shipper TOP Tankers Inc. on Monday said it has sold for $550 million 13 vessels -- which will be immediately leased back under five- to seven-year

Navy-Coast Guard National Fleet Policy Updated

Mar 13, 2006

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Mullen and Commandant of the Coast Guard Adm. Thomas H. Collins jointly approved a new National Fleet policy statement

MTS Signs Contract with RCL

Mar 13, 2006

Marine Transaction Services (MTS), provider of second generation e-commerce solutions for the marine market and the international cruise company Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

UK Freighter Adrift in Irish Sea

Mar 13, 2006

The UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) reported that it and an Irish Lights vessel were responding to assist a small freighter in the Irish Sea that had suffered an engine breakdown.

NOAA Updates NowCOAST Web Portal

Mar 13, 2006

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has launched an updated version of the nowCOAST Web portal. NowCOAST is a Web mapping portal

Horizon Offshore Completes $77M Refinancing

Mar 13, 2006

Horizon Offshore, Inc. has entered into a $77.4 million secured term facility agented by The CIT Group/Equipment Financing, Inc. (the CIT Group). The credit

Coast Guard, FEMA to Help Raise Ships

Mar 13, 2006

Boats and vessels sunk by Hurricane Katrina soon will be removed by the Coast Guard in 10 St. Tammany Parish waterways, according to Parish President Kevin Davis.

Cummins Power for Russian Towboats

Mar 13, 2006

Pella Shipyard in the Leningrad region of Russia will deliver two pusher type towboats to their owner “Best” of Samara, Russia in late summer of 2006. Designed by Spetssudoproekt of St.

Report: 103 to 130 Floating Production Systems Over Next 5 Years

Mar 13, 2006

A new study by IMA calls for a major ramp up in orders for floating production systems over the next five years. The 125 page report issued in March provides a

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