Tuesday, April 04, 2006 Maritime News

Pirates Hijack South Korean Ship

Apr 04, 2006

According to the Washington Post, Pirates captured a South Korean-flagged fishing vessel off the coast of Somalia on Tuesday and efforts by a U.S. Navy ship

Mississippi Considers Free Ferry Services

Apr 04, 2006

Officials at the Mississippi Department of Transportation have hired a consultant to determine whether to offer free ferry services while the two U.S. 90 bridges

Chevron Postpones Newfoundland Venture

Apr 04, 2006

Chevron Canada Ltd. says its partnership has decided to suspend negotiations with the government of Newfoundland and Labrador and demobilize the Hebron offshore

China Shipping Devt To Buy Eight Oil Tankers

Apr 04, 2006

Hong Kong-listed China Shipping Development Co. agreed to buy eight oil tankers for $556m from two Chinese shipbuilders. According to Yahoo! News, China Shipping Development,

STX Pan Ocean Orders LNG Carrier

Apr 04, 2006

STX Pan Ocean has ordered a LNG carrier from Korean shipbuilder Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction. The 153,000 cubic meter vessel will be built at a cost of $215m.

U.S., Coalition Forces Conduct At-Sea Training Without Leaving Pier

Apr 04, 2006

U.S. Navy, Air Force and Army forces, along with British and German forces, concluded the four-day Fleet Synthetic Training-Joint Exercise (FST-J) March 29.

Hurricane-Damaged Destroyer Back in Water

Apr 04, 2006

The USS Kidd, an Aegis class destroyer damaged during Hurricane Katrina, has been removed from drydock and placed pier side at Northrop Grumman Ship Systems. The

Solstrand to Construct New Vessel for Trico

Apr 04, 2006

Trico Marine Services, Inc. has entered into an agreement to build a Marin Teknikk Design MT6009 MKII Platform Supply Vessel for a total cost of approximately $25 million.

Negligence Under the Jones Act

Apr 04, 2006

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that a maritime employer may be liable to an injured seaman if its failure to comply with a Coast Guard regulation played any part,

A.P. Moller - Maersk Newbuilding Named

Apr 04, 2006

On April 1, Odense Steel Shipyard presented its latest newbuilding for the A.P. Moller - Maersk Group. Jocelyn van der Heyden, accompanied by her husband, Henry van der Heyden,

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