Thursday, March 16, 2006 Maritime News

Northrop Grumman to Test SVDRs

Mar 16, 2006

The U.S. Coast Guard has certified Northrop Grumman Corporation as an authorized annual service provider for shipboard voyage data recorders (VDRs). The certification

STX Shipbuilding Wins $266m Order

Mar 16, 2006

STX Shipbuilding Co. received a $266.7 million order to build six petrochemical product carriers, reportedly from a Hong Kong-based company. STX reportedly plans

Marine Security Announces Joint Venture

Mar 16, 2006

Marine Security Services, a division of York-Mahar, Inc., announced a partnership with MARSAF, Marine Safety Consulting. Now offering a full range of professional

Shell LNG Fleet Earns 'Green Passport'

Mar 16, 2006

Shell International Trading and Shipping Company (Shell) has obtained Green Passports for all 25 of the liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers in its managed fleet.

Judge Prohibits Liquidators from Sea Malta Selling Ships

Mar 16, 2006

Liquidators who had been appointed to dispose of Sea Malta's assets have been prohibited from selling two vessels after an application filed in the First Hall

Shell initiates Beaufort Sea Oil Exploration

Mar 16, 2006

Shell is planning to begin its Beaufort Sea oil exploration this summer, a state official said. The initial work will involve excavating "well cellars" from below the sea floor.

Imtech to Acquire Radio Holland Group

Mar 16, 2006

Radio Holland Group B.V. announced that Imtech N.V. intends to acquire its shares. The acquisition will almost double the revenues of Imtech in the maritime market

GOM Lease Sales Up 38%

Mar 16, 2006

Near record oil and gas prices led to robust bidding in an offshore federal lease sale today. The Central Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 198, garnered $588,309,791 in

Execs: Bigger Cruise Ships May Not be Better

Mar 16, 2006

According to reports, shipbuilders are capable of building cruise ships even larger than Royal Caribbean International's planned 6,000-passenger Genesis vessel.

Truman Wins Environment Quality Award

Mar 16, 2006

The Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) will present USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) with the Secretary of the Navy Environment Quality Award for fiscal year 2005 May 3.

Bill Introduced to Reform DHS Science Programs

Mar 16, 2006

Representative Reichert (R-WA) introduced a bill (H.R. 4941) to reform the science and technology activities of the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes.

Xtreme Companies Partners With McLeod Design Group

Mar 16, 2006

Xtreme Companies, Inc. announced a partnership with McLeod Design Group a custom boat seat manufacturer, whereby McLeod will provide custom seating for the entire Challenger line.

Maxed-out Hawaii Coast Guard seeks Navy Aid

Mar 16, 2006

According to reports, stretched by the Kauai flood disaster and other missions, Coast Guard capabilities are nearly maxed out and the service is asking the Navy to help,

SBX Vessel Fixed

Mar 16, 2006

SeaBird Exploration Limited announced has fixed the 2D seismic ship R/V Hawk Explorer for 29 months plus a 12 month extension option. The charter will commence

Navy Vessels Named Flagships for BHR Expedition

Mar 16, 2006

The multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) and guided-missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) were named honorary flagships

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