Thursday, July 13, 2006 Maritime News

Maersk Line, Georgia Port Authority Sign Agreement

Jul 13, 2006

Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) on July 13 announced the signing of a major new agreement between Maersk Line and the GPA. The recent opening of Phase One of Savannah’s newest container berth,

Anchor Handling Tug From South China

Jul 13, 2006

Formerly a state owned shipyard, the Guangdon Xinhui Shipyard in Jianmen, Guangdong China has recently been renamed South China Shipyard (SCS) after being purchased

SeaMobile, Crystal Cruises Sign Contract

Jul 13, 2006

SeaMobile Inc. signed an agreement with Crystal Cruises to provide communication solutions for its guests throughout the world. SeaMobile will begin installing

Law to Restrict LNG Tankers from Narragansett Bay

Jul 13, 2006

A recently adopted law effectively bans tankers carrying liquefied natural gas from entering Narragansett Bay -- a restriction Rhode Island lawmakers hope will

Senators Vote to Increase Security Funding

Jul 13, 2006

Senate Republicans and Democrats together boosted funding for border and port security in the fiscal 2007 Homeland Security appropriations bill by almost $1b, but

Navy Signs $72.8M Contract

Jul 13, 2006

Military contractor Raytheon Co. landed a $72.8m contract from the U.S. Navy to provide the Royal Australian Navy with radar equipment. Raytheon's Integrated Defense

Amels to Build Second Limited Editions Series Megayacht

Jul 13, 2006

Amels recently announced plans to begin construction of the second in its Limited Editions series, the 64.7-m Amels 212. This decision follows the success of the Amels 171,

$1.3M Contract Extension for AMSC

Jul 13, 2006

American Superconductor Corporation received a $1.3m contract extension for its second generation (2G) high temperature superconductor (HTS) wire from the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD).

Crescent Towing Captains Honored

Jul 13, 2006

Crescent Towing/New Orleans captains received Citations of Merit awards on July 12 at the NOLA Port Safety Consul meeting. USCG Commanding Officer and Captain of the Port of New Orleans, Capt.

American Superconductor Wins $1.3m DoD Contract

Jul 13, 2006

American Superconductor Corporation has received a $1.3 million contract extension for its second generation (2G) high temperature superconductor (HTS) wire from the U.

BC Ferries Signs $45.5m Deal to Build New Ferry

Jul 13, 2006

BC Ferries has signed a $45.5m Contract to construct a new intermediate-sized ferry slated for the Saltery Bay-Earls Cove route. Construction of the 125-car, 600 passenger, 328-ft.

Intoxicated Master Banished for Six Months

Jul 13, 2006

The US Attorney for the District of Oregon has stated that the master of a foreign vessel pleaded guilty operating a motor vessel while under the influence of alcohol.

EU-Wide Policy Proposals Launched

Jul 13, 2006

The European Fisheries Commissioner is in Dublin tp launch proposals for a new Europe-wide maritime policy. If the plans are approved, Ireland would have to adopt new policies on fishing,

Petrobras: Deep Offshore Wells a New Frontier

Jul 13, 2006

Bloomberg reported that Petroleo Brasileiro SA, Brazil's state- controlled oil company, opened a new exploration frontier with the discovery of oil beneath more

Senate Reaches Deal on Offshore Drilling

Jul 13, 2006

Senators who want to open new areas of the Gulf of Mexico to oil and gas production heralded came to a compromise. The agreement was supported by a key Florida senator,

Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2006

Jul 13, 2006

President Bush has signed into law the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2006 (H.R. 889). Among the provisions in the legislation are the following:

Houston Changes Captain of Port

Jul 13, 2006

A Change of Command ceremony for Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston is scheduled for July 14. The event will take place at United Way Community Center in Houston.

BP & Maersk Oil Approve Front End

Jul 13, 2006

BP and its partner, Maersk Oil North Sea UK Limited, announced the approval of FEED (Front End Engineering and Design) for the Harding Area Gas Project. This

Troubled Yard Ordered to Hand Over Ship

Jul 13, 2006

It has been reported that the shipbuilder Swan Hunter will be ordered to hand over its last remaining warship - which will then be completed at a rival yard in Scotland.

Another Ship to Leave Ghost Fleet

Jul 13, 2006

The Daily Press has reported that MarAd is scheduled to tow away another obsolete ship from the James River Reserve Fleet, which sits off the coast of Newport News, Va.

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