Wednesday, April 19, 2006 Maritime News

Toisa Orders Dive Support/Offshore Construction Vessel

Apr 19, 2006

IHC Holland Merwede BV subsidiary Merwede Shipyard received a contract for the design and construction of a new Diving Support / Offshore Construction vessel for Bermuda based Toisa Limited.

Production on Solar-powered Gas Platform Begins

Apr 19, 2006

The world's first gas platform powered solely by wind and solar energy has begun production, in a breakthrough for the offshore industry in low-cost exploitation of marginal fields.

CNOOC to Invest $12B in Gas, Oil Exploration

Apr 19, 2006

The China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) will invest $12.5b in gas and oil exploration in the next five years, CRI reported. By 2010, more than 50

Vietnam to Build First Tanker

Apr 19, 2006

The tanker, named Dung Quat No 1 is scheduled for launch in 2007, the VietNamNet Bridge reported. The Infrastructure Development and Construction Corporation

Q1 Shipbuilding Orders Hit Record High

Apr 19, 2006

According to Chosun Ilbo, Korea's new shipbuilding orders during the first quarter of the year amounted to $12bi, a record high. The orders account for 136 ships or a total volume of 4.

Passenger Missing after Indonesian Ferry Sinking

Apr 19, 2006

All but one person on an Indonesian ferry that sank in eastern Indonesian waters are safe, ABC Online reported. The ferry had 66 people onboard- 60 passengers and six crewmembers.

Study: LNG Explosion Would Not Reach Land

Apr 19, 2006

A catastrophic release of liquefied natural gas from a terminal proposed off the Ventura County coast could spread a powerful and spectacular fireball over several miles,

Cruise Vessel Drifts Away

Apr 19, 2006

On April 16, a cruise ship known as The Spirit of Perth Amboy was untied and drifted about a mile from the Carteret dock into the Arthur Kill where it had become stuck in the mud near Staten Island.

Lockheed Martin Wins $17.4M Contract

Apr 19, 2006

Lockheed Martin Corp. won a $17.4 million contract from the Navy to support a program that oversees all technical products for submarine combat systems. Under the contract,

SCI to Buy 76 Ships for $3.3B

Apr 19, 2006

Shipping Corp. of India Ltd. plans to buy 76 vessels for about $3.3b over the next six years, The Financial Express reported. This is the first major fleet acquisition

MISC Orders New Tankers

Apr 19, 2006

Malaysian shipper MISC Bhd. confirmed an order for four chemical tankers from South Korea's STX Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. No pricing details were released, but it is said that the tankers were of 38,

Australia Issues Notice on Piracy

Apr 19, 2006

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) issued a Notice advising owners, operators, masters, and crew of the latest guidance from the IMO on preventing

ODU to Offer Undergraduate Major in Maritime Managment

Apr 19, 2006

Old Dominion University will offer a new undergraduate major in maritime and supply chain management in the fall of 2006. The major will be the first of its kind in Virginia,

Transocean Awarded Contract

Apr 19, 2006

Transocean Inc. announced that a subsidiary of Eni has awarded an estimated six-month contract for the semisubmersible rig Transocean Legend for drilling operations offshore Indonesia.

Hatsu to Launch Transatlantic Service

Apr 19, 2006

Hatsu Marine Limited is to launch a new service in June linking North Europe with the U.S. East Coast and the Gulf of Mexico. The service, provided in partnership

Honolulu Says Farewell to Namesake Submarine

Apr 19, 2006

Hawaii Sen. Daniel Inouye, Lt. Gov. James Aiona, and Pacific Fleet Commander Adm. Gary Roughead joined past and current crew members of USS Honolulu (SSN 718) to

Surface Strike Group Makes Surge Deployment

Apr 19, 2006

More than 700 Sailors on two surface ships “surged” April 18 as part of the Global War on Terrorism Surface Strike Group (GWOT SSG) 06-2 from their homeports in Norfolk, Va.

DryShips Takes Delivery of Vessel

Apr 19, 2006

DryShips Inc. has taken delivery of m.v. Hille Oldendorff a 2005 built, 55,566 deadweight ton, or dwt, handymax drybulk carrier which it acquired recently. m.

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