Wednesday, June 28, 2006 Maritime News

ACR Announces Company Changes

Jun 28, 2006

In a move to bridge electronics and an increase in marine sales, the Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., ACR team has assumed new titles and responsibilities. Tony Smith,

Overseas Shipholding to Sell Tankers

Jun 28, 2006

Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. has agreed to sell two of its oldest Aframaxes (the 1993-built Overseas Keymar and the 1994-built Pacific Sapphire) and one

Sunken Ships to be Considered for Storm Barriers

Jun 28, 2006

Marine scientists and Louisiana officials are floating the idea of sinking some of Uncle Sam's cast-off ships along the water's edge to create a steel barrier against hurricane flooding.

Bourne Tug in Need of Rescue

Jun 28, 2006

The Boston Globe reported that an old tugboat, New York Central No. 16 will be demolished soon to make way for a CVS pharmacy. A Raynham man started working to save the boat.

NTSB to Release Reports on 2005 Tour Boat Accident

Jun 28, 2006

As part of its continuing investigation into the capsizing of the Ethan Allen in Lake George, New York last year, the National Transportation Safety Board will

Moran Selects Veson Nautical IMOS

Jun 28, 2006

Veson Nautical, a maritime software developer, announced that its Integrated Maritime Operations System (IMOS) has been selected by Moran Towing Corporation of New Canaan, Ct.

Coast Guard Investigates Possible Security Threat

Jun 28, 2006

The Coast Guard, along with other federal and local law enforcement agencies responded to a suspected terrorist threat aboard a cargo ship at Port Hueneme, Calif.

Omega Navigation Takes Delivery of Tanker

Jun 28, 2006

Omega Navigation Enterprises, Inc., has taken delivery of its third product tanker, its first Handymax (Ice Class 1A) double hull product tanker, the Aris, to be renamed the Omega Prince.

Russia to Pursue offshore Oil and Gas

Jun 28, 2006

According to UPI, Russia's first offshore oil and gas platform, LUN-A, is in operation in the sea of Okhotsk on the Sakhalin Shelf. The platform will be used

Coast Guard Participates in Joint Pollution Response Exercise

Jun 28, 2006

The U.S. Coast Guard and the states of Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, in cooperation with TSAKOS Shipping, Sunoco, National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration

Connaughton Selected as Next Maritime Administrator

Jun 28, 2006

The President intends to nominate Sean T. Connaughton, of Virginia, to be Administrator of the Maritime Administration at the Department of Transportation. Connaughton

BC Ferries Vessel Ready After Upgrade

Jun 28, 2006

BC Ferries' Queen of Surrey returns to service today on the Langdale – Horseshoe Bay route following a $40m extensive upgrade. The vessel’s extensive upgrade

Seadrill Secures Contract for Jack-Up

Jun 28, 2006

Seadrill has been awarded a contract by an Indonesian subsidiary of Serica Energy for the jack-up Seadrill 5. The drilling contract includes four wells offshore

Daewoo Clinches $531m Order

Jun 28, 2006

Bloomberg has reported that Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., said it has received a $531m order to build container ships for a customer in Panama.

Concordia Maritime Signs Contracts with Lukoil

Jun 28, 2006

Concordia Maritime has signed two-year timecharter contracts for the V-MAX vessels Stena Vision and Stena Victory with Litasco, a subsidiary of the Russian oil company Lukoil.

NOAA Grants Permit for Sonar Activities

Jun 28, 2006

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) issued three key documents June 27 that support the critical international naval exercise Rim

U.S. Sailor Helps Coordinate Rescue Effort

Jun 28, 2006

The U.S. Naval Forces Central Command’s (NAVCENT) command center answered a distress call from the owner of the Indian-flagged merchant vessel Kayana, after the ship sank off the coast of Somalia,

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