Friday, April 07, 2006 Maritime News

U.S. Navy Chief: Shipbuilding Industry Should Look to the Future

Apr 07, 2006

U.S. Navy Secretary Donald Winter has told the American shipbuilding industry to focus on long-term national interests. According to UPI, Winter urged industry

Boeing UUV Indicates Compatibility, Utility with Navy Subs

Apr 07, 2006

Boeing has completed a second round of at-sea tests of its Long-term Mine Reconnaissance System (LMRS), a 20-foot unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) designed to be launched,

TOP Tankers to End Quarterly Dividends

Apr 07, 2006

Oil and petroleum shipping company TOP Tankers Inc. said Thursday it will stop paying regular quarterly dividends, but said its board declared a special dividend of $2.

BIDV Signs Credit for Oil, Chemical Tankers

Apr 07, 2006

The Bank for Investment and Development of Viet Nam’s Hai Phong branch has signed a credit guarantee with Pha Rung Shipbuilding Co for the construction of four

Fire on Russian Tanker Extinguished

Apr 07, 2006

Fire on the Russian tanker Jivanna at the Kaliningrad shipyard Yantar has been localized and extinguished, Itar-Tass reported. It took fire fighters almost seven

Young Brothers to Invest in Boats, Barges

Apr 07, 2006

Hawaii's largest provider of interisland cargo transportation is planning a major multi million-dollar upgrade. Young Brothers Ltd. said it will invest $186m over

Chinese Navy Completes Anti-Terror Drill

Apr 07, 2006

The Chinese Navy held its first anti-terror drill in the port city of Qingdao to test its capabilities in dealing with possible terrorist attacks using chemical

Navy Aims to Stall Submarine Deal with Taiwan

Apr 07, 2006

Last summer, the U.S. Navy billed the Taiwan government $2.5m to cover the cost of a little-known operation dedicated to helping Taipei close a ground-breaking

Weaver's Cove Offers Plan for LNG Shipments

Apr 07, 2006

Weaver's Cove Energy plans to use liquefied natural gas transports that are even smaller than the second set of vessels it specified in recent updates to its proposal

Hess LNG, USCG Analyze Use of Smaller Tankers

Apr 07, 2006

Hess LNG has agreed to give the U.S. Coast Guard more information on its plan to use smaller than anticipated tankers to deliver liquefied natural gas to its proposed Taunton River import terminal.

Washington’s Ferry Plan Calls for $400M

Apr 07, 2006

State ferry authorities say population and job growth in the central Puget Sound area are expected to reverse a recent trend and increase ridership on their vessels

House Panel Leader: Fate of U.S. Shipyards Uncertain

Apr 07, 2006

The chairman of a key House subcommittee rang alarm bells on April 5 over the state of the U.S. shipbuilding industry, saying there are too many shipyards chasing too little work.

Korean Shipyards Dominate 2005 Value Market

Apr 07, 2006

South Korea's shipyards dominated the world's high-value-added ship market last year, the Korea Times reported. South Korean shipbuilders clinched an average 59.

NOAA Drafts Contracting Policy on Hydrographic Services

Apr 07, 2006

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) issued a Notice stating that it has drafted an updated contracting policy for hydrographic services.

Coast Guard Hosts Homeland Security Exercise

Apr 07, 2006

The U.S. Coast Guard and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) hosted a port security exercise on April 5 at Coast Guard Sector New York on Staten Island to evaluate preparedness,

ROK, India, Sri Lanka Sign Agreement Against Piracy

Apr 07, 2006

The Republic of Korea (South Korea), India and Sri Lanka signed the Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP).

Aker Yards to Build PSVs for Nordcapital

Apr 07, 2006

Nordcapital Holding GmbH & Cie. KG in Hamburg, Germany and Aker Yards has signed an agreement to build four Platform Supply Vessels (PSVs) of the type UT 755 LN at Aker Yards in Norway.

Aker Yards to Build PSV for Island Offshore

Apr 07, 2006

Aker Yards has signed a contract with Island Offshore VIII KS, a company within the Island Offshore Group in Ulsteinvik, Norway, to deliver a UT 755 LN platform supply vessel.

U.S., ROK Navies Perfect Warfighting Skills

Apr 07, 2006

Personnel and units of the U.S. military and Republic of Korea (ROK) Combined Forces Command (CFC) conducted their annual combined and joint exercise, Reception,

Senate Approves FY 2006 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Bill

Apr 07, 2006

The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) praised the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee for approving the FY 2006 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill,

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