Wednesday, March 22, 2006 Maritime News

Sperry Marine Wins $40m Navy Deal

Mar 22, 2006

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Sperry Marine, Charlottesville, Va., is being awarded a $40,305,984 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee

McAllister FiFi 1 Tractor Tugs Respond to Emergency

Mar 22, 2006

On March 15, two restaurants, the historic Bowen’s Inn and the Lighthouse Inn caught fire on Solomon’s Island in Calvert County Maryland. The Solomon’s Volunteer

USS Howard W. Gilmore to be Scrapped

Mar 22, 2006

The USS Howard W. Gilmore will be the 50th ship to leave the James River Reserve Fleet to be scrapped. The ship's departure was delayed Wednesday, because of high winds and choppy water.

PGS to Build New Supply Vessel at Aker Yards

Mar 22, 2006

Petroleum Geo-Services ASA (PGS) has announced that it has signed an agreement of main commercial terms to build a new third generation Ramform vessel at Aker Yards,

Another Ship to Join MSC Fleet

Mar 22, 2006

MSC Cruises has signed a contract ordering one ship and taking out an option for another. The confirmed buy is the fifth ship order for the line. The cruise line,

BAE Systems Launches Talisman Autonomous Underwater System

Mar 22, 2006

The Talisman autonomous unmanned underwater vehicle developed by BAE Systems (Photo: Business Wire) BAE Systems launched its new autonomous unmanned underwater

Attica Holdings Sells 3 Vessels

Mar 22, 2006

According to reports, Attica Holdings announced that, on March 21, 2006, it has contracted to sell to AS Tallink Grupp its ice-class Ro-Pax vessels Superfast VII,

B+H Ocean Carriers Announces Vessel Acquisitions

Mar 22, 2006

B+H Ocean Carriers Ltd. Has acquired a 1993-built, 83,000 DWT Combination Carrier to be renamed MV SAKONNET for $36.4 million. The purchase, made effective as of January 15,

Northrop Grumman Establishes Asia-Pacific Distribution Center

Mar 22, 2006

Northrop Grumman Corporation has expanded its commercial marine operations in Singapore with the creation of an Asia-Pacific Distribution Center for its Sperry Marine business unit,

Cutter Commissioning Ceremony Slated for Thursday

Mar 22, 2006

The Coast Guard Cutter Terrapin will officially enter the Coast Guard fleet during a commissioning ceremony to be held Thursday in Bellingham, Wash., at Fairhaven Moorings.

Queen of North Grounds, Passengers Safely Evacuate

Mar 22, 2006

On Wednesday, BC Ferries' Queen of the North, hit a rock off Gil Island in Wright Sound. BC Ferries Emergency Operations Center confirms that all 101 passengers

Aker Kvaerner Awarded Drilling System Contract

Mar 22, 2006

Aker Kvaerner has been awarded a contract with Discoverer Invest Ltd in Singapore for delivery of drilling systems and equipment to a Frigstad D90 ultra deepwater semi-submersible drilling rig.

OSI Awarded Contract with the U.S. Office of Naval Research

Mar 22, 2006

Offshore Systems International Ltd. (OSI) has been awarded a contract worth $1.1M including all options with the United States Office of Naval Research (ONR).

USCG Established Sectors Juneau and Anchorage

Mar 22, 2006

The US Coast Guard has stated that it established Sector Juneau and Sector Anchorage through the realignment and renaming of various field commands.

Chambal Signs Contract with Hyundai Unit

Mar 22, 2006

Reports indicate that Chambal Fertilisers & Chemicals Ltd. said on Wednesday it has signed a shipbuilding contract with South Korea's Hyundai Heavy Industries Company Ltd.

Lockheed Martin Awarded $20.8M Contract

Mar 22, 2006

The U.S. Navy awarded Lockheed Martin a $20.8 million contract to deliver the first Aegis Combat System upgrade ship-set for a cruiser modernization program.

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