Monday, March 27, 2006 Maritime News

Sunken BC Ferry May Soon be Found

Mar 27, 2006

British Columbia Ferries could get a first glimpse of its sunken vessel Queen of the North this weekend. Nuytco Research Ltd. has been hired by the ferry operator

Shetland to Cut Ferry Costs

Mar 27, 2006

Shetland Islands Council may set up an arms length company to run its inter island ferries in a bid to stave off potential competition on the route, while saving

B.C. Approves New Ferries

Mar 27, 2006

The B.C. government treasury board approved funding for three replacement ferries on its north coast routes on March 22, the same day Premier Gordon Campbell

Japan, S. Korea Ships Troubled by Whales

Mar 27, 2006

High-speed ships connecting the southwestern Japanese city of Fukuoka and the South Korean city of Busan are having trouble with increasing collisions with whales near Tsushima Strait.

UK’s North Sea Faces Rig Shortage

Mar 27, 2006

The government is putting together an action plan to solve a rig shortage crisis in the North Sea, but experts claim that no new rigs are available for hire until the end of 2007,

Cruise Ship Remains Stuck on Bar near Washougal

Mar 27, 2006

The Empress of the North lost a lot of weight on March 25, but the stubborn sternwheeler refused to budge from her perch on a Columbia River sandbar. Rescuers

Chevron: Relations CNOOC 'Normalizing'

Mar 27, 2006

Relations between Chevron and China's dominant offshore oil and gas producer CNOOC are 'normalizing' seven months after CNOOC bowed to U.S. political opposition

Mini-submarine to Seek Sunken B.C Ferry

Mar 27, 2006

Officials prepared a mini-submarine on March 25 that will be used to inspect the wreck of the Queen of the North as the search continues for two people missing since the ferry sank.

Sea Containers to Quit Ferry Business

Mar 27, 2006

Sea Containers Ltd. said it would withdraw from the ferry business, and it now expects to take $500 million in charges for the fourth quarter, sending its shares down 9 percent.

IMO to Hold Forum on Combating Marine Pollution

Mar 27, 2006

The IMO issued a Notice stating that the 2006 IMO/United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) Forum on Regional Cooperation in Combating Marine Pollution

USCG and USN Open Harbor Operation Center in Hampton Roads

Mar 27, 2006

The Coast Guard the U.S. Navy opened the Hampton Roads Sector Command – Joint Harbor Operations Center (SCC-JHOC) on March 24. The SCC-JHOC combines

Merchant Vessel, U.S. Navy Ship Collide in Persian Gulf

Mar 27, 2006

The Kiribati-flagged merchant vessel M/V Rokya 1 and USS McCampbell (DDG 85) collided on March 25, approximately 30 miles southeast of the Iraqi coastline in the North Persian Gulf.

UKHO to Collaborate with JHA

Mar 27, 2006

The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has announced the signing of a collaboration agreement with the Japanese Hydrographic Association (JHA) that

Aker Yards to Build Supply Vessels for Farstad

Mar 27, 2006

UT 751 E platform supply rendering Aker Yards has signed a contract with Farstad Supply AS, a company within Farstad Shipping ASA in Ålesund, Norway, to

Coast Guard Extends LeConte Operating Deadline

Mar 27, 2006

The U.S. Coast Guard has extended the deadline for the M/V LeConte to resolve crewing issues until April 4, which will allow the ship to continue

Empress of the North Re-Floated

Mar 27, 2006

The Empress of the North was re-floated on Sunday. The vessel grounded Friday morning on the Columbia River, near Washougal, Wash. The vessel is currently

Navy Ship Makes History Again

Mar 27, 2006

With a year to go before it even touches the water for the first time, the U.S. Navy's amphibious assault ship USS New York has already made history — twice.

Sea Containers Quitting Ferries

Mar 27, 2006

Sea Containers Ltd. has announced that the company is completely quitting the ferry business, including its SeaStreak commuter service between New York City and New Jersey,

Lockheed Martin Delivers MMSR for AUTEC

Mar 27, 2006

Lockheed Martin delivered its Multi-Mission Surveillance Radar (MMSR) system to the U.S. Navy for use at its Atlantic Underwater Test and Evaluation Center (AUTEC).

LR Provisional Rules for SPS

Mar 27, 2006

Lloyd’s Register, in conjunction with Intelligent Engineering, Ltd, has developed a set of provisional Rules for new construction and ship repair using steel sandwich construction.

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