Thursday, March 23, 2006 Maritime News

One Dead, 11 Injured in Cruise Ship Fire

Mar 23, 2006

On March 23, as Star Princess was en route from Grand Cayman to Montego Bay, a fire broke out in the passenger accommodations, and spread to adjacent cabins. Passengers

Keppel Wins Contract from SeaDrill

Mar 23, 2006

Keppel FELS Ltd has secured a $132 million contract from a wholly-owned special purpose company of SeaDrill Limited for a KFELS B class jackup rig. Delivery of

Naval Vessel Damaged in Palau

Mar 23, 2006

The Navy on March 22 dispatched a Lafayette-class frigate and two tugboats to escort s warship back to Kaohsiung, after it was damaged in Palau when carrying out a naval friendship tour.

Passengers, Crew Safe after Ferry Sinking

Mar 23, 2006

On March 22, off B.C.'s north coast, rescuers plucked dozens of people from lifeboats after The Queen of the North, sailing south on a 450-kilometer overnight trip

Italian Cruise Line Plans Expansion

Mar 23, 2006

MSC Cruises announced its plans to expand its seven-ship fleet by adding a new vessel every year through 2009, and to kick off its "Beautiful. Passionate. Italian.

Chambal, Hyundai Sign Shipbuilding Contract

Mar 23, 2006

Chambal Fertilisers & Chemicals Ltd. has signed a shipbuilding contract with South Korea's Hyundai Heavy Industries Company Ltd. The contracts are for two Aframax tankers.

Attica to Sell Vessels to AS Tallink

Mar 23, 2006

Attica Holdings S.A. announces that it has contracted to sell to AS Tallink Grupp its ice-class Ro-Pax vessels Superfast VII, Superfast VIII and Superfast IX for

MacAndrews Upgrades Indian Ocean Service

Mar 23, 2006

MacAndrews has upgraded the existing tonnage on its Swahili Express Service, which provides a regular container service between the Indian sub-continent, the Middle East/Gulf and East Africa,

Germanischer Lloyd Publishes New IMO Pilot

Mar 23, 2006

The new IMO Pilot 2006 with an overview on the current legislation of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is now available. New additions include the

Aker Kvaerner Awarded Contract

Mar 23, 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.

More Ships to Leave James River Fleet

Mar 23, 2006

Two more ships are leaving the James River, headed for disposal facilities in Virginia and Maryland, in what has become a regular occurrence since the Bush Administration

Euronav Orders Two VLCCs

Mar 23, 2006

Euronav nv signed a contract with Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (HHI) of Korea to build two double hull 318,000 dwt Very Large Crude Carriers to be delivered in the first quarter of 2009.

Raytheon Wins NOAA Contract

Mar 23, 2006

Raytheon Company's Intelligence and Information Systems business has been awarded a six-month, competitive contract by the National Oceanographic & Atmospheric Administration's

USS Tucson Deploys to Western Pacific

Mar 23, 2006

The nuclear-powered attack submarine USS Tucson (SSN 770) departed on a Western Pacific deployment from its homeport of Pearl Harbor March 21. According to Cmdr.

MacAndrews Brings New Ship to Indian Ocean Service

Mar 23, 2006

MacAndrews has upgraded the existing tonnage on its Swahili Express Service, which provides a regular container service between the Indian sub-continent, the Middle East/Gulf and East Africa,

Delta Queen Celebrates Return of American Queen

Mar 23, 2006

The Delta Queen Steamboat Company (a Delaware North Company) will celebrate the return of the American Queen in 2007 with several advance purchase offers.

SeaDrill to Build Jack-Up Rig with Keppel FELS

Mar 23, 2006

SeaDrill Limited has declared its option to build a fourth jack-up rig with Keppel FELS Ltd in Singapore. The rig will be of the KFELS B Class design, capable

Singtel Launches Integrated Maritime VSAT Service

Mar 23, 2006

Singtel has announced that it has launched its Maritime VSAT (Very Small Aperture Terminals) service which will enable the maritime community to use high-speed

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