Wednesday, July 19, 2006 Maritime News

DHS Launches $1.2b Nuke Port Security Plan

Jul 19, 2006

UPI has reported that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has launched a $1.2b plan to deploy more advanced radiological screening devices at U.S. ports.

Submersible Retrieves Data, Takes Video from Sunken Ferry

Jul 19, 2006

An underwater video released Tuesday by B.C.'s Transportation Safety Board shows images from inside the sunken Queen of the North ferry during a dive by a

St. Lawrence Seaway Traffic Gains

Jul 19, 2006

The Great Lakes – St. Lawrence Seaway System stated that traffic and tonnage volumes on the Seaway have posted strong gains, with total tonnage at the end of

NTSB Sends Team to Investigate Cruise Ship Steering Incident

Jul 19, 2006

The National Transportation Safety Board has sent a three-member team to Port Canaveral, Fla., joining representatives from the Coast Guard as the preliminary

Rear Adm. Blore Tours Cutter

Jul 19, 2006

U.S. Coast Guard Rear Adm. Gary T. Blore, center, program executive officer for the Integrated Deepwater System, toured Bertholf (WMSL 750), the first

Fire Strikes Providence Dock as Tanker Unloading

Jul 19, 2006

According to reports, a fire broke out at a Motiva Enterprises LLC fuel terminal dock in Providence, Rhode Island, on Tuesday night, shutting the terminal.

Admiral: Navy Task Force Ready for Any Contingency in Lebanon

Jul 19, 2006

While U.S. authorities in Cyprus are expecting to evacuate at least 5,000 Americans from Lebanon, they are preparing for any contingency, the commander of U.

Sea Containers Completes Sale of Ferry Business

Jul 19, 2006

Sea Containers Ltd. announced that it has completed the sale of its Baltic ferry subsidiary Silja Oy Ab to Estonian ferry operator AS Tallink Grupp. The sale,

Matson Draws $70m from Credit Line

Jul 19, 2006

Matson Navigation Co. Inc. says it has drawn $70m under a $105m revolving credit facility in connection with its latest containership purchase. The 10-year

Coast Guard Urges Mariners to Monitor Tropical Storm

Jul 19, 2006

Coast Guard personnel along the mid-Atlantic coast are strongly urging all mariners to closely monitor Tropical Storm Beryl as it is expected to make its way north over the next few days.

IMO Issues Statement on Situation in Eastern Mediterranean

Jul 19, 2006

The IMO issued a satement expressing concern for the safe evacuation by sea of persons affected by the escalation of hostilities in the eastern Mediterranean

Aker Kvaerner Partnership Wins LNG Contract

Jul 19, 2006

Aker Kvaerner in joint venture (50/50) with Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries (IHI) was awarded a contract for the engineering, procurement and construction

Cruise Ship Lists, Passengers Injured

Jul 19, 2006

Crown Princess in New York Photo credit: Princess Cruises The Crown Princess, Princess Cruises’ 947-ft. vessel that was launched in June, listed heavily yesterday after leaving Port Canaveral,

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