Friday, March 24, 2006 Maritime News

Argonaut Laptop Receives ABS and IMO Certification

Mar 24, 2006

Argonaut Computer announced the first marine laptop computer certified by the American Bureau of Shipping and compliant with International Marine Organization standards.

India Steamship to Buy Tankers

Mar 24, 2006

India Steamship, a company of the K K Birla group managed out of Kolkata by C S Nopany, is planning for mega expansion, the Business Standard reported. The outfit,

Newfoundland Plans Offshore Oil-Drilling Auction

Mar 24, 2006

Newfoundland, Canada's second largest oil- producing province, plans the third-largest auction of offshore drilling rights in its history after ending a territorial

B.C. to replace 3 Ferries

Mar 24, 2006

The B.C. Treasury Board on March 22 approved an agreement that will allow the long-awaited purchase of replacements for the vessels on northern routes. The Treasury

Couple Feared Dead in Ferry Sinking

Mar 24, 2006

Two people are now feared dead after an ocean-going ferry sank when it smashed onto a rocky island on Canada's Pacific coast on March 22. Police have begun a missing

BC Shipyard General Worker's Federation Calls for More Ships

Mar 24, 2006

The sinking of a BC Ferry has the BC Shipyard General Worker's Federation pushing for more ships to be built as soon as possible. News 1130 reported that Federation

Scientists Use Space Technology to Explore Deep Sea

Mar 24, 2006

Chinese and American scientists recently have found a new measure to explore deep sea by using space technology. With the help of space satellite, scientists have

Wales Reflects on Sea Empress Oil Spill

Mar 24, 2006

On the night of Thursday, February 15, 1996, shortly after 8pm the 147,000-ton supertanker Sea Empress had begun the final stages of its three-day voyage from Grangemouth,

Aker Arctic to Design Drillship Enhancements

Mar 24, 2006

Frontier Drilling USA Inc, Houston, has engaged Aker Arctic of Helsinki, Finland to proceed with the initial design and conceptual development of the modification

IMO Presents Ballast Water Documentary

Mar 24, 2006

Tiny alien invaders transported in ballast water star as the villains in a new documentary film on harmful organisms in ships’ ballast water launched on March 23 by IMO,

Aker Yards Contracted for Eight AHTSV

Mar 24, 2006

Aker Yards has entered into a contract with AP. Moller - Maersk AS, for the building of eight Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessels (AHTS). The contract also includes

PMI's Ton Mate Program to Begin in May

Mar 24, 2006

Gregg Trunnell, Director of the Pacific Maritime Institute (PMI), announced that their U.S. Coast Guard approved 500/1600 Ton Mate Program is scheduled to begin on May 30, 2006.

BAE and VT in Babcock Talks

Mar 24, 2006

According to reports, BAE Systems and VT, revealed that they were considering a joint bid for Babcock, the support services and shipbuilding group, in a move

Coast Guard Cutter Enters Service

Mar 24, 2006

Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire is welcomed aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Terrapin by its crew in Bellingham, Wash., after the Terrapin officially entered service.

Ship Manager and Chief Engineer Plead Guilty

Mar 24, 2006

The U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey have stated that a ship management company and the chief engineer on one of its ships pleaded guilty

More Ships to Leave Ghost Fleet

Mar 24, 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

Northrop Grumman Names Kastner VP

Mar 24, 2006

Corporation has named Christopher D. Kastner as vice president, contracts and risk management for the company's Ship Systems sector. Kastner moves to this

Aker to Build AHTS for Maersk

Mar 24, 2006

Aker Yards has entered into a contract with AP. Moller - Maersk AS, for the building of eight Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessels (AHTS). The contract also includes

AAPA: Congress Must Enhance Security, Promote Int'l Trade

Mar 24, 2006

Representatives of public seaports in the United States this week urged Congress to pass legislation that enhances port security without punishing international

NTSB to Assist in Cruise Ship Fire Investigation

Mar 24, 2006

The National Transportation Safety Board has sent an investigator to Jamaica to assist in the investigation of today's fire on board the Bermuda registered cruise ship Star Princess.

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