Monday, April 03, 2006 Maritime News

Malaysian Maritime Academy Upgrades

Apr 03, 2006

Malaysian Maritime Academy (Alam) is aiming to be a regional training hub specializing in liquefied natural gas (LNG) and petroleum tankers, Business Times reported.

Qatargas Set for Expansion

Apr 03, 2006

Qatargas expanded its LNG production capabilities with the groundbreaking of Qatargas 3 (QG3) and Qatargas 4 (QG4) at Ras Laffan. Both QG3 and QG4 will each have a capacity of 7.

P&O Enforces New Security Measures

Apr 03, 2006

P&O will deploy sniffer dogs at the start of its cruises to deter drug use, Seven.com.au reported. In a new security measure, sniffer dogs will search passengers

Turkish Ban on Cyprus Ships Pose Problems

Apr 03, 2006

According to Cyprus Mail, The Cyprus Shipping Council (CSC) reported that the Turkish ban on Cypriot vessels is the number one problem for the shipping industry.

Iran: Underwater Missile Test Completed

Apr 03, 2006

Iran has test-fired a sonar-evading underwater missile that can outpace any enemy warship, the Washington Post reported. Iran earlier in the war games said it tested a radar-evading missile.

Many 1Q Orders for South Korean Shipbuilders

Apr 03, 2006

South Korean shipbuilders racked up large overseas orders in the first quarter, keeping them on course to far exceed yearly targets, Korea Times reported. Hyundai Heavy Industries,

Tanker Freights’ Declining Rate to Continue

Apr 03, 2006

Global tanker freight rates may be depressed for several more years as a stream of new vessels hit the market and shipowners refrain from scrapping older ships.

Qatar's LNG Output to Quadruple

Apr 03, 2006

By 2012, about one-third of the world's liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanker fleet will be delivering LNG produced in Qatar, the Peninsula On-line reported. In terms of world markets,

Navy's Shipbuilding Costs Criticized

Apr 03, 2006

Some members of Congress are questioning the U.S. Navy's plan to expand its fleet to 313 ships, citing budget concerns and cost overruns, UPI reported. While the Navy has projected spending $13.

Bharati Shipyard Wins Contract

Apr 03, 2006

Bharati Shipyard Ltd has secured a contract from Bourbon Supply Investissements, France for export of five 120 tons bollard pull anchor handling tug cum supply vessels.

NASSCO, Daewoo Team to Build Jones Act Ships

Apr 03, 2006

General Dynamics NASSCO, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), and Daewoo Ship Engineering Company (DSEC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Daewoo

ABB Wins Contracts Worth $110M

Apr 03, 2006

ABB has been awarded contracts worth $110 million to supply electrical power systems for twelve vessels and five offshore drilling rigs. The ABB orders,

$30M Bridge Loan Program Distributed to Business Community

Apr 03, 2006

Louisiana Governor Blanco announced that the $30 million Extended Bridge Loan program for small businesses affected by last year's hurricanes has been depleted in less than three weeks.

STX Pan Ocean Orders $215M LNG Carrier

Apr 03, 2006

STX Pan Ocean has ordered an LNG carrier from Korean shipbuilder Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction. The vessel will be built at a cost of $215 million.

Korean Shipbuilders Book Orders for First Quarter

Apr 03, 2006

According to sources, South Korean shipbuilders racked up large overseas orders in the first quarter, keeping them on course to exceed yearly targets, industry sources said Sunday.

USS Tortuga Arrives to Sasebo for Hull Swap

Apr 03, 2006

USS Tortuga (LSD 46) arrived on March 31 after completing an 11,000-mile voyage across two oceans and transiting the Panama Canal for a scheduled hull swap with USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43).

U.S. Coast Guard Assists in Bahrain Search and Rescue

Apr 03, 2006

The crew of the 110-ft. Coast Guard Cutter Wrangell is supporting rescue efforts of a vessel that capsized off the coast here. Coast Guard and U.S. Navy Fifth

Coast Guard Captain Retires After 30 Years of Service

Apr 03, 2006

Capt. Kevin L. Marshall is presented with the Legion of Merit by Rear Adm. Robert F. Duncan during Marshall's retirement ceremony held at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans on March 31.

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