Friday, June 23, 2006 Maritime News

USCG Awards Response Boat-Medium Contract

Jun 23, 2006

The U.S. Coast Guard announced the award of the Response Boat-Medium production contract valued at approximately $600 million to Marinette Marine Corporation of Marinette, Wis.

Fuel Prices Drive Ferry Fares Up

Jun 23, 2006

Rising fuel costs may mean another fare hike for ferry riders. The Washington State Transportation Commission last week directed the ferry system to cover a $10

Chinese Officials Observe U.S. Navy Exercise

Jun 23, 2006

After Chinese military officials observed a large-scale U.S. exercise, several of their American counterparts — on both sea and land — expressed interest in China returning the favor,

Government, Oil Majors Discuss Royalties

Jun 23, 2006

Several major oil companies are apparently willing to discuss a change in their offshore-drilling leases that, because of a government error, could give the industry a $10 billion windfall,

Coast Guard Responds to Freighter Taking on Water

Jun 23, 2006

Coast Guard rescue crews are on scene and assisting with the dewatering process of a 184-foot freight ship that was reported to be taking on water at 11:40 p.

Eagle Bulk Shipping Acquires 3 Ships

Jun 23, 2006

Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc., a global marine transportation company specializing in the Supramax segment of the dry bulk shipping industry, announced that it has

Horizon Offshore Prices Shares for Public Offering

Jun 23, 2006

Horizon Offshore, Inc. announced the pricing on June 22, 2006 of its public offering of 8,500,000 shares of the company's common stock at $20.53 per share. The Company is selling 2,

Aker Yards Enters Chem Tanker Market

Jun 23, 2006

Aker Yards signed an agreement with Kleven Maritime to acquire Kleven Florø AS, and Kleven Design AS. Both entities are located in Florø, Norway. The acquisition

First Member State Sudits Under IMO Scheme

Jun 23, 2006

Chile and Denmark have become the first two IMO States to cement formally their participation in the Voluntary IMO Member State Audit Scheme. A major milestone

Carnival, International Paint Strike Deal

Jun 23, 2006

International Paint LLC, an Akzo Nobel company, announced a long-term agreement with Miami-based Carnival Cruise Lines to supply the company’s fleet with Intersleek 700 foul release coating system.

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