Wednesday, May 17, 2006 Maritime News

Bisso Takes Delivery of New Tug

May 17, 2006

Bisso Towboat Co., Inc., has taken delivery of a new 4,300 hp reverse z-drive ship-assist tug, Alma S. Constructed at Main Iron Works, Houma, LA, the 100 x 38 x 13.

Oman Orders Two Multi-Purpose High Speed Ferries

May 17, 2006

The Sultanate of Oman and Austal today signed a contract for two 213.2 ft., 50 knot, multi-purpose passenger-vehicle catamaran ferries following a competitive international tender process.

Iranian Shipbuilding Company Signs $5b Deal with Venezuela

May 17, 2006

Iran Shipbuilding and Offshore Industries Complex Co. (ISOICO) has managed to conclude an agreement worth $5b on the development of marine industries and shipbuilding with Venezuela,

Cruise Ship Detained on Thames

May 17, 2006

A Spanish-owned cruise ship carrying 178 passengers has been impounded on the River Thames in London because of serious safety deficiencies, the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) said on Wednesday.

Northrop Grumman Reworks Hurricane Plans

May 17, 2006

According to the AP, with the next hurricane season two weeks away, Northrop Grumman Ship Systems has made changes in its plans to protect its coastal shipbuilding

Aker Philly Shipyard Lays Keel for Tanker

May 17, 2006

Aker Philadelphia Shipyard has layed the keel for the second vessel in the series, the sixth ship constructed at the yard since it started production in 2000. The

Westpac Express Gets New Charter

May 17, 2006

Austal Hull 130 Chartering, LLC, Mobile, Ala., is being awarded a $13,395,944 firm-fixed-priced, reimbursables contract for the charter of high speed vessel MV Westpac Express.

MarAd: Calif. Ghost Ships are Safe

May 17, 2006

The U.S. Maritime Administration (MarAd) says World War II-era ships are safe to move from Suisun Bay, Calif., to Texas scrap yards, a report said. The U.S.

Frech Ship Back after Scrap Yard Debacle

May 17, 2006

The decommissioned French warship turned away as an environmental hazard by India three months ago, went home on Wednesday. The former aircraft carrier Clemenceau,

DoD Announces Installation Realignment in U.K.

May 17, 2006

The Department of Defense announced May 15 that it would cease operations at RAF Eastcote and reduce operations at RAF West Ruislip, United Kingdom. Due to U.

TSA, USCG Approve Biometric ID for Port Workers

May 17, 2006

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the U.S. Coast Guard have taken another step toward the implementation of the Transportation Worker Identification

Korean Shipyards Rank 1-7th in Order Backlogs

May 17, 2006

South Korean shipyards ranked No. 1 through No. 7 in terms of order backlogs as of the end of April, the Korea Times recently reported. Hyundai Heavy Industries,

EU Approves French Shipbuilding Plan

May 17, 2006

The European Commission said it approved a guarantee system planned by the French government to step up investment for its shipbuilding industry. Under the scheme,

Volvo to Provide Breathylizers to Nordic Ferries

May 17, 2006

The Volvo Group has taken a step to reduce the number of intoxicated drivers entering Sweden by providing breathalyzer equipment for truck and bus drivers at ferries serving Sweden.

WWII Bomb Halts Mersey Ferries

May 17, 2006

Around 250 passengers and crew were stranded on ferries in the River Mersey in northern England after a huge unexploded bomb was spotted, the U.K. coastguard said.

Oman to Buy Catamaran Ferries

May 17, 2006

Oman recently signed a major contract with the Australian shipbuilder Austal to buy two 65-meter, 50-knot, multipurpose state-of-the-art passenger-vehicle catamaran ferries.

Knightsbridge Tankers 1Q Profit Falls

May 17, 2006

Knightsbridge Tankers Ltd. reported a 14 percent decline in first-quarter profit as revenue fell and operating costs rose. The Bermuda-based company reported quarterly net income of $14.

NorFerries Eyes Silja Line

May 17, 2006

Norwegian shipping investment company NorFerries said it wanted to buy Finnish ferry company Silja Line from US-stocklisted Sea Containers. Silja Line runs ferries in the Baltic,

Lockheed Martin Engineers Receive U.S. Navy Honor

May 17, 2006

Lockheed Martin engineers were part of an industry team that recently received the U.S. Navy's "Program Executive Office Integrated Warfare Systems (PEO IWS)

Rafael Signs $28m Navy Deal

May 17, 2006

The Israeli Armament Development Authority Rafael signed a contract with the United States Navy to supply then with 67 Typhoon-type naval weapon stations. The deal,


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