Monday, July 03, 2006 Maritime News

Ship Finance Buys Oil Drill, Tanker

Jul 03, 2006

The AP has reported that Ship Finance International Ltd., which operates a fleet of about 50 crude oil tankers, said it bought a 2006 jack-up drilling rig for

Brandal Takes Over as CEO of Aker Kvaerner

Jul 03, 2006

Martinus Brandal, former Executive Vice President of Aker ASA assumes the role of president and CEO of Aker Kvaerner, succeeding Inge K. Hansen. Hansen joins

Fast Ferry Study Enters New Phase

Jul 03, 2006

Kitsap Transit will pile sand and gravel on a few beaches in early fall to see how much a passenger-only ferry boat will take away. It’s part of the agency’s

M/V Columbia Experiences Generator Problem

Jul 03, 2006

The M/V Columbia experienced a malfunction in one of its four generators that resulted in a fire while it was transiting Seymour Narrows on Saturday causing the

Germanischer Lloyd Opens Lab in Hamburg

Jul 03, 2006

The examination of metallic materials and failure analysis for the sectors of ship operation systems, civil engineering, plant technology and machinery will now also be offered in Hamburg by GLP,

DPW Looks Ahead to Expansion Drive

Jul 03, 2006

According to reports, DP World, on target to achieve 40 percent growth in four years, will spend up to $3b to boost container traffic at the 52 port terminals it currently operates around the globe.

Wärtsilä Unveils New Waterjets

Jul 03, 2006

Wärtsilä Corporation introduces a new compact, high-performance waterjet that is optimized for fast vessels. The new Wärtsilä LJX waterjet offers, in comparison

Seadrill Secures Further Employment for Jack-Up

Jul 03, 2006

Seadrill has agreed to a new assignment with Premier Natuna Sea BV in Indonesia for the jack-up Seadrill 5. The assignment is for five wells offshore Indonesia

Aker Kvaerner Awarded Contract with Frontier

Jul 03, 2006

Aker Kvaerner has been awarded a contract with Frontier Drilling USA Inc for delivery of a drilling equipment to the Frontier Peregrine II drillship. The total

Wärtsilä Acquires a German Service Company

Jul 03, 2006

Wärtsilä has acquired the German service company INTEC Injectortechnic GmbH. The Hamburg-based company is specialized in fuel injection equipment, providing installation

CSSC Plans $500m IPO

Jul 03, 2006

According to reports, China State Shipbuilding Corp. (CSSC) is making plans for an initial public offering on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange to raise at least US$500 million,

Traffic Continues Transits in Calcasieu Channel

Jul 03, 2006

In the Calcasieu Ship Channel, six vessels transited safely into the port and three are expected to transit outbound. The temporary Vessel Traffic Service staffed

New Hand at Helm of Norfolk Naval

Jul 03, 2006

The Daily Press has reported that Capt. Richard Berkey will lead the Portsmouth, Va., yard as Capt. Joseph Campbell heads to the Pentagon. Navy Capt. Richard D.

Esnaad Buys Two Rolls Royce Tugs

Jul 03, 2006

The UK based Rolls Royce Group has sold two UT780 tugboats to the UAE's Esnaad, a unit of the Abu Dhbai National Oil Company, according to agency reports. The boats,

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