Thursday, June 15, 2006 Maritime News

L-3 Closes Purchase of Nautronix

Jun 15, 2006

L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. has completed its purchase of Nautronix Defense Group, the mine and anti-submarine weapons systems maker, for $65m in cash plus a possible $6m more,

LNG Execs Meet

Jun 15, 2006

Reuters has reported that four international exporters of liquefied natural gas met with U.S. utility and industry executives to discuss future supply. Government officials from Nigeria,

Canadian Navy Adm. Hopes New Ships to be Built in Canada

Jun 15, 2006

CBC News has reported that the Canadian navy's top admiral in the Atlantic region hopes that new supply ships the government is planning to buy will be built in the country.

MarAd Announces More Disposal Contracts

Jun 15, 2006

The U.S. Maritime Administration (MarAd) has signed contracts for the disposal of four ships from the Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet at Benicia, CA, bringing to nine

Aker Kvaerner Awarded Subsea Booster

Jun 15, 2006

Statoil has signed a letter of intent with Aker Kvaerner to deliver a subsea seawater injection system for the Tyrihans project in the Norwegian Sea. The new

Active Fuel Spill Cleanup Completed

Jun 15, 2006

Active cleanup operations for a fuel spill in Cape May, have been completed. The Coast Guard, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) and

Engine Installation Completed for Hawaii Superferry

Jun 15, 2006

On April 3, 2006, at Austal’s Mobile, Alabama shipyard, the installation began on the first of four MTU 8000 Series engines; the largest yet to be installed on any of Austal’s ferries in the U.

General Dynamics to Christen the Submarine

Jun 15, 2006

General Dynamics Electric Boat will christen Hawaii (SSN-776), the U.S. Navy's newest and most advanced nuclear attack submarine, at a ceremony at its shipyard here on Saturday, June 17.

Keppel Secures Rig Order

Jun 15, 2006

Inking the contract for the fourth KFELS B Class jackup from India are Mr Bharat K Sheth, Deputy Chairman/MD, Great Eastern Shipping and Mr Tong Chong Heong,

Foss Maritime Honored

Jun 15, 2006

Captain Sam Nelson and crew of the Foss Maritime Company tugboat Justine Foss received the Lifesaving Award from the Seamen's Church Institute at their annual

Exmar Sells to Kosan

Jun 15, 2006

Exmar confirms that it has sold four times 50 percent of its Lady Class vessels (3500m3) to its partner and co-owner Kosan. This sale results in a profit

Cosco Endorses Panama Canal Expansion

Jun 15, 2006

Captain Wei Jiafu, President and CEO of China Ocean Shipping Company (COSCO), recently endorsed the potential Panama Canal expansion, citing that a more modern,

HMS Clyde to Launch OPVH

Jun 15, 2006

The first complete ship to be built at a major British naval base for nearly 40 years is due to be launched. The offshore patrol vessel (OPVH) HMS Clyde will

Bush Admin. Urges Oil Lease Renegotiation

Jun 15, 2006

Bloomberg has reported that the Bush administration wants Marathon Oil Corp., Kerr-McGee Corp. and 54 other oil and gas producers to renegotiate Gulf of Mexico

USCG Cutter Makes Port Call to China

Jun 15, 2006

The Honolulu-based U.S. Coast Guard cutter Rush arrived in east China's coastal city of Qingdao on Sunday afternoon, kicking off a five-day visit at the invitation

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