Monday, May 22, 2006 Maritime News

Korean Shipbuilders Eye the Future

May 22, 2006

The Korea’s shipping industry, the world largest, is preparing itself for the future. The domestic shipping industry has been sweeping the first seven places across

Stena Vision Repair Prolonged

May 22, 2006

Arlington Tankers Ltd. was notified by its vessel manager, Northern Marine Management Ltd. (Northern Marine), that one of its two VLCC tankers, the Stena Vision,

Mitsubishi launches Ever Spring

May 22, 2006

Ever Spring is the fifth in a series of ten S-types being built for the Evergreen Group by Mitsubishi. Three have already been delivered to the Evergreen Group’s

ADSB Launches Navy Vessel

May 22, 2006

Abu Dhabi Ship Building launched its first Naval export order, a landing craft for the Royal Navy of Oman. It is the first time that a vessel for a Gulf Cooperation

Konecranes Subsidiary Acquires Stake in MMH Holdings

May 22, 2006

HMM Acquisition Corp., a wholly owned Konecranes Inc. subsidiary, has acquired 59.2 percent of the shares of MMH Holdings, Inc., the owner of U.S. based Morris Materials Handling, Inc.

Dominion Announces GOM Discovery

May 22, 2006

Dominion Exploration & Production, a wholly owned subsidiary of Dominion, announced a natural gas discovery on the Gulf of Mexico Shelf at the West Cameron 130 field.

USCG Announces Deepwater Decision

May 22, 2006

The U.S. Coast Guard announced a 43-month award term extension of the performance-based contract for its Integrated Deepwater System (Deepwater) fleet modernization and recapitalization program.

CNCo Signs an Agreement with MTS

May 22, 2006

The China Navigation Co. Ltd. (CNCo), the Hong Kong based deep-sea shipping arm of John Swire & Sons Ltd, has signed a 5-year contract with Marine Transaction Services AS (MTS).

USMI Celebrates a Double Delivery

May 22, 2006

On Friday April 14, United States Marine, Inc., (USMI), celebrated the delivery of two of their 36-ft. NSW RIBs to the United States Special Operations Command,

Pride of Hawai'i Christened

May 22, 2006

NCL America made U.S. maritime history by christening Pride of Hawai'i, the largest and most expensive U.S.-flagged cruise ship in history. The historic presentation of this new U.

Union Questions Aker Philadelphia's Jones Act Compliance

May 22, 2006

According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, the AFL-CIO accused Aker Philadelphia Shipyard Inc. of undercutting the struggling U.S. shipbuilding industry by using too

Richardson and Veitch to Receive Awards

May 22, 2006

The United Seamen’s Service (USS) 2006 Admiral of the Ocean Sea Awards will be presented to container shipping pioneer Paul F. Richardson, President of Paul F.

Backlog of New Ethanol Barge Orders

May 22, 2006

According to reports, the logistics problems in the U.S. ethanol industry are expected to spread to waterborne transportation in the near future, industry sources said.

Moose Boats Awarded Contract for Patrol Boats

May 22, 2006

Moose Boats, a boat designer and manufacturer in the San Francisco Bay Area, has been awarded a new contract from the U.S. Navy for the construction of twelve M2-35 Catamaran Patrol Boats.

MarAd to Present Shipper Award

May 22, 2006

MarAd Administration will present the Shipper Award to the Fluor Corporation of Aliso Viejo, Calif, for their continuing support of the United States Merchant Marine.

MarAd Recognizes National Maritime Day

May 22, 2006

In 1933, the U.S. Congress decreed May 22nd as National Maritime Day. Each year since then, May 22nd has become the day the United States observes its proud maritime heritage,

President Proclaims May 22 as National Maritime Day

May 22, 2006

National Maritime Day, 2006 A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America The United States Merchant Marine plays an important role in ensuring

NYT: Some Ships Get Coast Guard Tip Before Searches

May 22, 2006

The Saturday, May 20 edition of the New York Times includes an article stating that the US Coast Guard sometimes tips off commercial ships that the agency will

Coast Guard Investigates Captain for Intoxication

May 22, 2006

The Coast Guard is investigating the captain of the cruise ship Mercury for operating a commercial vessel under the influence of alcohol in violation of Title 46, United States Code, Section 2302.

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