Monday, April 10, 2006 Maritime News

Conrad Announces Contract Modification

Apr 10, 2006

Conrad Industries, Inc. entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Army Engineer District, Philadelphia for the issuance of a modification for $4.

Navy Wants to Give Battleship to Norfolk

Apr 10, 2006

The Navy wants to donate the retired World War II-era battleship USS Wisconsin to Norfolk more quickly than officials had expected. The Navy requires the city to submit a letter of intent by May 27,

Royal Navy Divers Explode WWII Mine

Apr 10, 2006

Royal Navy divers have carried out a controlled explosion on a World War II mine netted by a fishing boat off the coast of Hartlepool. The two-man crew of the

SatCon Wins $1.1M Navy Contract

Apr 10, 2006

SatCon Technology Corporation has been awarded a Phase II SBIR 'cost-plus' contract for an integrated motor propulsor (IMP) with the Office of Naval Research (ONR).

Tallink Concludes Vessel Purchases

Apr 10, 2006

The Board of Directors of Attica Holdings S.A. announced that it has concluded the sale and delivery of Superfast VII and Superfast VIII to AS Tallink Grupp.

Seaarland, Nordic Tankers Sign Joint Venture

Apr 10, 2006

Seaarland Shipping Management and Nordic Tankers signed a joint venture that will see both of these companies enter the Handysize product carrier market. The

Evergreen, Hapag-Lloyd and Wan Hai to Launch CIX Service

Apr 10, 2006

Evergreen Marine Corp, Hapag-Lloyd Container Line and Wan Hai Lines are to launch a weekly service linking India with Hong Kong, Shekou and Kaohsiung at the end of April.

MJP Waterjets Debuts New Line

Apr 10, 2006

MJP introduced in 2005 a new product line called DRB. The first model MJP 450 DRB is installed in the first AB 88, built at AB Yacht in Italy. Carrying impressive

Aker Yards to build PSV for Island Offshore

Apr 10, 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.

Report: Korean Shipbuilders Dominate Global Orders

Apr 10, 2006

Reports indicate that South Korea's shipbuilders ranked No. 1 through No. 7 worldwide in terms of order backlogs for the first time ever as of the end of February,

Exclusive Remedy for Crewman injured on Public Vessel

Apr 10, 2006

In an unpublished decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled that the exclusive remedy for a crewman injured on a public vessel is against the federal government.

Nordic American Tanker Has Nine in Service

Apr 10, 2006

Nordic American Tanker Shipping Ltd. has taken delivery of the suezmax vessel that it agreed to acquire in February this year. The 1998 built suezmax has been

Questions Loom Over Leaks in HL01-Florence

Apr 10, 2006

According to reports, initial inspections have been made without results after HL01-Florence, reported ly the largest vessel ever built in Vietnam, took on water only hours after its launch April 6.

Navy Designates Next-Generation Zumwalt Destroyer

Apr 10, 2006

The Navy has announced April 7 that the first DD(X) destroyer will be designated DDG 1000. As the lead ship in the class, it will also be named in honor of former

New Ferries for Istanbul

Apr 10, 2006

The EIB is lending Istanbul’s Ferry boat company (IDO) $60.84m to finance the purchase of two fast ferryboats – part of a comprehensive program, which aims to

Northrop Grumman’s Newest Submarine Crew Moves Aboard

Apr 10, 2006

Northrop Grumman Corporation reached a milestone in the life of the newest Virginia-class submarine, Texas (SSN 775), as the crew began moving aboard and

Navy Designates Next-Generation Zumwalt Destroyer

Apr 10, 2006

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy announced that the first DD(X) destroyer will be designated DDG 1000. As the lead ship in the class, it will also be named in

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