May, 2006 Maritime News

MarAd Sells Two Reserve Fleet Ships for Recycling

May 31, 2006

The Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MarAd) has sold two obsolete vessels in its Beaumont Reserve Fleet for recycling. Southern Scrap Material Company,

Stellar Marine Secures Order From BC Ferries

May 31, 2006

Stellar Marine has entered into an agreement with BC Ferries to begin the installation of ESP 1000 speed pilots on the major vessels of its fleet, following the

Yount Honored as 2006 Maritime Person of the Year

May 31, 2006

George R. Yount, sector vice president of ship construction for Northrop Grumman's Ship Systems sector, was honored by the U.S. Port of New Orleans Propeller

Hearing on USCG Budget Request

May 31, 2006

On June 15, the Subcommittee on Fisheries and Coast Guard of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation will conduct a hearing on the Administration’s

CBP – Vessel APIS Guide

May 31, 2006

The US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued its Advance Passenger Information System (APIS) Guide for Vessels. APIS manifests are required to be submitted

TEN Announces Delivery of Tankers

May 31, 2006

Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd. (TEN) announced the delivery of the 1A ice-class 116,000 dwt Aframax product tanker Proteas and the 1A ice-class 36,660 dwt

Cutter Returns to Portsmouth, Va. After Patrol

May 31, 2006

The Coast Guard Cutter Bear will return to its homeport of Portsmouth after a 62-day patrol in the southern Caribbean. While underway, the crew conducted excercises

Israel Navy to Participate in NATO Exercise

May 31, 2006

Eight ships belonging to the NATO southern forces docked at the Haifa port as part of the NATO Mediterranean dialog program. The ships will be the guests of the Israeli Navy from May 29-June 4.

Coast Guard Sector Baltimore Change of Command

May 31, 2006

Capt. Brian D. Kelley will assume command of Coast Guard Sector Baltimore on Friday at the Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore. Capt. Kelley will relieve Capt. Curtis A.

Sevmash Shipyard Starts Second Oceanic Megayacht

May 31, 2006

The construction of the second oceanic megayacht of the A1331 class started at the Sevmash shipyard in Severodvinsk on Tuesday, according to sources. The construction

Celebrity Completes Refurb

May 31, 2006

Celebrity Cruises Line's Century sets sail following a $55m makeover that began just five weeks ago. Designed to incorporate a variety of Celebrity's Millennium-class attributes,

Coast Guard Responds to Spill

May 31, 2006

Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Tim J. Haibach of Coast Guard Sector Boston responds to a number-six oil spill today in the Mystic River at the Exxon Mobil facility in Everett, Mass.

Iranian-Built Cargo Vessels to be Launched

May 30, 2006

The second and third Iranian-made cargo vessels will be launched at the port of Khorramshahr today, the Persian service of ISNA reported. Constructed at

NCL Corporation Sells Norwegian Crown

May 30, 2006

NCL Corporation announced last week that its parent company, Star Cruises, has agreed to sell Norwegian Crown to Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Pte. Ltd., Singapore effective August 2006.

UK Cruise Ship Detained

May 30, 2006

Last week, the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) stated that a cruise ship has been detained after a severe viral infection affected some passengers and crew. Source: HK Law

IMO- Fire Regulations for Balconies Agreed

May 30, 2006

The IMO issued a release discussing recent developments relating to the strengthening of fire protection arrangements in relation to cabin balconies on passenger vessels.

Oregon settles with owners of New Carissa

May 30, 2006

The Oregon Department of State Lands (DSL) reached a settlement with the owners of the wood chip carrier NEW CARISSA regarding removal of the wreckage. The owners have agreed to pay $22.

New Route Between Malta and Italy

May 30, 2006

According to reports, a new maritime link between Malta and Italy has been established, as the Grimaldi group of companies has announced it will be operating

Bill Introduced re DHS Appropriations

May 30, 2006

Representative Rogers (R-KY) introduced the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2007 (H.R. 5441) making appropriations for the Department of Homeland

Wärtsilä to Power New Tallink Cruise Ferry

May 30, 2006

Wärtsilä Corporation was awarded a repeat order in February 2006 for main and auxiliary engines for the fourth new cruise ferry for the Estonian ferry company Tallink Grupp AS.

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