Wednesday, June 21, 2006 Maritime News

Cruise Ship Crew Member Missing

Jun 21, 2006

A person on board a luxury cruise ship has disappeared during a voyage. According to Carnival Cruise Lines, a crew member from the cruise ship Imagination

New Cruiseline Opens Offices in Seattle

Jun 21, 2006

The Majestic America Line, specializing in river and coastal cruising, has opened offices in Seattle. The newly formed line is operated by Ambassadors Cruise Group LLC,

Coast Guard Responds to Oil Spill in Lake Charles

Jun 21, 2006

The Coast Guard is responding to an oil spill in the Calcasieu Parish Ship Channel, near the CITGO Clifton Ridge Terminal, in Lake Charles, La. CITGO notified

VYCON's REGEN for Shipyard RTG Cranes

Jun 21, 2006

VYCON, announced the launch of REGEN, their Crane Energy Storage System. VYCON is the first flywheel company to address the environmental need to save

TEN Announces Charter Extension for Tanker

Jun 21, 2006

Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd. announced a three-year charter extension for its 2005-built double-hull 1C ice class Suezmax tanker Euronike to a large independent United States refiner,

MMA Graduate Hugs President Bush

Jun 21, 2006

In a story reported by the NY Times, Gabriel Whitney says he did not plan to nearly suffocate President Bush in a bear hug. In fact, he did not plan to hug him at all.

Harvey Gulf Lease Property at Port of Fourchon

Jun 21, 2006

Harvey Gulf International Marine, Inc., has completed the leasing of property in the Port of Fourchon for the support of operations in the deep waters and the shelf of the U.

J. Ray McDermott Returns To New Orleans

Jun 21, 2006

J. Ray McDermott, S.A., a subsidiary of McDermott International Inc., announced has reopened its Engineering office in New Orleans, LA. The return to

Breaux’s Bay Builds on Tradition

Jun 21, 2006

This coming September, Offshore Oil Services of Freeport Texas will add the eighth boat to their distinctively white-hulled fleet of crew boats when they

GlobalSantaFe SCORE Climbs

Jun 21, 2006

Worldwide oil and gas drilling contractor GlobalSantaFe Corporation reported that the company's worldwide SCORE, or Summary of Current Offshore Rig Economics, for May 2006 was up 1.

Asian Agreement Thwarting Piracy to Take Effect

Jun 21, 2006

A landmark regional cooperation pact against marine piracy in Asia is set to take effect in early September. Singapore's foreign affairs ministry says 11 countries

South Korea's Shipyards May Raise Prices

Jun 21, 2006

Bloomberg has reported that South Korea's seven shipbuilders, which delivered 38 percent of the world's vessels in 2005, said they may raise the prices of new ships

Second CARAT Phase Underway in Thailand

Jun 21, 2006

The Thailand phase of the exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) series officially began June 20 at the Royal Thai Navy’s (RTN) Lam Tien Naval

NAVCOM Defense Electronics Awarded Contract

Jun 21, 2006

NAVCOM Defense Electronics, Inc., El Monte, Calif., is being awarded an $11.4m firm-fixed-price contract for URN-25 tactical air navigation systems and on-board and shore-based spares.

Husky Energy Makes New Oil Discovery

Jun 21, 2006

The Canadian Press has reported that Husky Energy Inc. has made a sizeable new hydrocarbon discovery in western section of its White Rose oilfield located off the shore of Newfoundland.

Hearing Conducted on USCG Authorizing Legislation

Jun 21, 2006

The Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure conducted a Hearing on Coast Guard authorizing legislation.

Tugboat Strikes Railroad Bridge

Jun 21, 2006

Foggy conditions are being blamed for a tugboat striking the concrete bridge abutments on the Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge. The Tuesday morning incident occurred

Aker Yards Delivers Missile Boat

Jun 21, 2006

A missile boat in the Hamina class – dubbed Pori and the last in the series of four built at Aker Yards, Rauma, was delivered to the Finnish Navy. The four vessels form the Navy s new "Squadron 2000".

OSG to Time Charter Product Carriers

Jun 21, 2006

Overseas Shipholding signed agreements with subsidiaries of Cido Tanker Holding to timecharter a pair of product/chemical carriers for 10 years. The 47,000 dwt

CMB Continues Fleet Rejuvenation

Jun 21, 2006

CMB confirmed that its subsidiary, Bocimar and Wah Kwong, have sold the panamax vessel Yasmine Venture (2006 - 73,546 dwt) - ordered in joint venture in 2003

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