Wednesday, June 14, 2006 Maritime News

Ecology Proposes Spill Prevention and Response Readiness Rules

Jun 14, 2006

The Department of Ecology (Ecology) is seeking public comment on a set of three proposed rules designed to prevent oil spills into Washington waters and to improve response readiness.

Broström Tanker Propelled by Rolls-Royce

Jun 14, 2006

Bro Deliverer is the first of a series of four combined product/chemical tankers which break new ground in propulsion systems. They will all be propelled, maneuvered

Container Carrier Christened at Aker Yards

Jun 14, 2006

On June 14, the christening ceremony of a Container Carrier, ordered by Baltic Container Shipping, took place at Aker Yards shipyard in Rauma. The vessel to be

Crowley's Bay-Area Tugs Relocate to Port of Oakland

Jun 14, 2006

To better serve its Oakland ship assist and escort customers Crowley Maritime Corporation is relocating its tugs to Berth 9 in the Port of Oakland effective Friday, June 16.

O’Brien’s Group Celebrates Grand Opening of Command Post and EOC

Jun 14, 2006

The O’Brien’s Group celebrated the grand opening of a new state-of-the-art Command Post and Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in Slidell, La. O’Brien’s previous

Canada Appeal Denied in Port State Control Case

Jun 14, 2006

Transport Canada stated that the Supreme Court of Canada has declined to consider the appeal of the ship owner in a case challenging the decision of Canadian

Goldman Agrees to Buy AB Ports for $4.6b

Jun 14, 2006

Bloomberg reports that Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and its bidding partners agreed to buy Associated British Ports Holdings Plc., after raising their offer to $4.6b.

Shipyard Auction Row May be Over

Jun 14, 2006

Reports indicate that the legal battle over the ownership of the largest piece of the former Fore River shipyard appears to be over, more than three years after

Murphy in Talks to Sell Gas to Petronas

Jun 14, 2006

According to reports, Murphy Oil Corp said it is in negotiations with Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas), the state oil company, for the sale of gas from its fields offshore Sarawak.

Former B.C. Ferries Safety Director Sues

Jun 14, 2006

The Canadian Press is reporting that former safety director of B.C. Ferries who resigned after the sinking of the Queen of the North is suing the corporation,

Rutter Names Engineering & Automation President

Jun 14, 2006

Rutter Inc. announced that effective July 10, 2006, Mr. Glenn Willar, P. Eng. will become the new President of Rutter Engineering & Automation Inc. Willar

ABB Wins $50m North Sea Power Contract

Jun 14, 2006

Voltimum Founder Member Company ABB has won a contract from BP Plc in Norway to supply equipment for an underwater power link that will increase

Pascagoula Harbor Navigation Project – Environmental Statement

Jun 14, 2006

The US Army Corps of Engineers issued a Notice stating that it intends to prepare a draft supplement to the environmental impact statement (DEIS) to address the

Chairman Blust to Leave FMC

Jun 14, 2006

The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) announced that Chairman Steven R. Blust intends to leave the agency after completion of his current term. He joined the

Barge hits bridge in Port of Tampa

Jun 14, 2006

Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg, Fla., is trying to find the owner of a 60-ft. work barge that struck the northbound lanes of the Howard Frankland Bridge, Interstate 275.

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