Monday, June 26, 2006 Maritime News

Senate to Rumsfeld: The Navy Needs More Ships

Jun 26, 2006

On Friday, June 23, 2006, Senators Susan Collins (R-ME); Jack Reed (D-RI); Trent Lott (R-MS); Jim Talent (R-MO); Olympia Snowe (R-ME); Christopher Dodd (D-CT);

Dubai Drydocks Invests in Shipbuilding

Jun 26, 2006

Shipbuilding has emerged as the second most important business for Dubai Drydocks, the region's leading ship repair facility, according to a report in Gulf News.

IE Profits from Offshore Focus

Jun 26, 2006

As Intelligent Engineering (IE) prepares to carry out another drilling rig repair using its SPS Overlay technology in the reinstatement of the pipe-rack deck on board the Pride South Atlantic,

Bourbon Christens Bourbon Orca

Jun 26, 2006

Bourbon Orca (Ulstein AX104) is an AHTS (Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessel) and the latest of the modern offshore oil and gas marine service vessels christened recently in Aalesund, Norway.

Knightsbridge Announces Time Charter

Jun 26, 2006

Knightsbridge Tankers Limited entered into new time charter agreements for its two very large crude carriers, TI Ningbo and TI Qingdao. The two VLCCs, which

MFI Selected to Supply for Greenland Pier

Jun 26, 2006

Marine Fenders International, Inc., a manufacturer of marine fendering systems, was selected to supply our Ocean Guard Netless foam filled marine fender system

Menas Cuts Navigation Dues

Jun 26, 2006

The Middle East Navigation Aids Service (Menas) is cutting, with effect from July 1, 2006, its navigation dues tariffs for ships calling at ports in the Middle East Gulf.

The Marine Electronic Highway

Jun 26, 2006

Implementation of the Marine Electronic Highway (MEH) Demonstration Project in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore is set to begin shortly, following the signing of a $6.

Chevron Renews GAC Contract

Jun 26, 2006

Gulf Agency Company Ltd. (GAC), a global provider of shipping, logistics and marine services, announced the contract renewal with Chevron Shipping Company LLC (CSC),

MTU to Build Engines in China

Jun 26, 2006

One year after the foundation was laid for the MTU Group’s new facility in the Chinese city of Suzhou, a ceremony marked the start of local assembly of MTU Series 2000 diesel engines.

Aker Yards to Build DSVs

Jun 26, 2006

Aker Yards has entered into a contract with DOF ASA for the building of one Diving Support Vessel (DSV), and a contract with DOFCON and Technip for a second DSV.

Technip Continues Plan to Rebuild Fleet

Jun 26, 2006

Technip has reached several new milestones in relation to its strategy to renew and develop the Group’s subsea construction fleet. Technip has signed agreements with Norwegian ship owner,

Marine Transport Lines RRF to Relocate S.C.

Jun 26, 2006

Marine Transport Lines' Ready Reserve Force (RRF) ship management group, a unit of Crowley Maritime Corporation's petroleum services segment, is relocating from Secaucus, N.

Seacor Repowers Vessels

Jun 26, 2006

Conrad's aluminum manager Todd Babin shows the "tweaked" props. The 300-ton travel lift at Conrad Industries Morgan City facility is a major attraction to Gulf Coast crew boat operators.

MISC Orders Tankers

Jun 26, 2006

MISC Bhd has placed an order to build as many as four tankers, reports said. The contract value for the four 38,000 dwt carriers is estimated collectively to be in the region of $200m.

Daewoo Shipbuilding Wins Orders Worth $280m

Jun 26, 2006

Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering said its shipyard in Romania has secured $280m worth of new orders to build four container ships for two German clients.

Aker Yards Secures Contracts for Diving Support Vessels

Jun 26, 2006

Aker Yards ASA said it won an order from DOF ASA for a diving support vessel (DSV), and a contract from DOFCON ASA and Technip for a second DSV. For DOF,

Norman Mineta Submits Resignation

Jun 26, 2006

Norman Mineta, the longest-serving persons to serve as Secretary of Transportation, submitted his Letter of Resignation, effective July 7. President Bush has reluctantly accepted the resignation.

Navy Teams with Army for Joint Humanitarian Exercise

Jun 26, 2006

Several units of the recently established Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) and Naval Beach Group 2 are participating in the combined DELMAR/Joint Logistics

Vessel Runs Aground, Pulled Free

Jun 26, 2006

A 590-ft. cargo ship that ran aground has been pulled to deeper water and is being held offshore of Port Canaveral until it is safe to enter port. The Shenandoah Highway,

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