Wednesday, August 16, 2006 Maritime News

Raytheon Gets $11m Navy Contract for Mine Hunting Sonar

Aug 16, 2006

Raytheon Company and Naval Sea Systems Command have finalized an $11m modification to an existing contract for the company's AN/AQS-20A mine hunting sonar systems.

Christensen Yachts To Build Megayachts in Tennessee

Aug 16, 2006

Christensen Yachts will build yachts costing up to $50m at a new $20m, 400,000-sq. ft. facility on Tellico Lake southwest of Knoxville, Tenn. Construction is

Carnival Ship Spills Oil off Bahamas

Aug 16, 2006

According to reports, a cruise ship's engine propeller struck the sea floor while docking Wednesday in the Bahamas, spilling oil and damaging the vessel, the Miami-based cruise company said.

California OSPR to Sponsor Oil Spill Response Course

Aug 16, 2006

The California Office of Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR) issued a notice stating that it and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

TTS Acquires Umoe Schat-Harding

Aug 16, 2006

TTS Marine ASA has entered into a letter of intent with Umoe Industri regarding the takeover of Umoe Schat-Harding, which supplies lifeboats and other life-saving

MOL Names New Trade Management EVP/COO

Aug 16, 2006

Tsuyoshi Yoshida has been appointed as the new executive vice president and CEO of Trade Management for MOL (America) Inc. Yoshida will have responsibility for pricing,

Panama Canal Hosts Safety Conference

Aug 16, 2006

Panama Maritime Authority Merchant Marine Director Fernando Solórzano; Marine Accident Investigators' International Forum Chairman Doug Rabe; Second Vice President

Pha Rung Builds its Largest Cargo Vessel

Aug 16, 2006

The Pha Rung Shipyard in the northern port city of Hai Phong on August 15 began work on its largest-ever cargo ship of 34,000 DWT and an oil tanker of 6,500 DWT.

Nautica to Build Two Tugs

Aug 16, 2006

Nautica Nova Shipbuilding and Engineering Sdn Bhd has signed a contract to build two tugboats for Multraship Towage & Salvage, a Dutch salvage and towage company.

Second in Hellespont Product Series Named

Aug 16, 2006

The second in the series of six panamax product carriers under construction for Hellespont Hammonia was named at New Century Shipbuilding Co Ltd (NCS) in Jingjiang, China.

New Guide Aims to Demystify Cargo Ventilation

Aug 16, 2006

The 'A' rated 65 million GT North of England P&I club has published a new guide for its members and the wider shipping industry on how to avoid problems

Bunker Fuel Spill Threatens Environmental Disaster

Aug 16, 2006

The Coast Guard and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources yesterday were racing against time to prevent a major environmental disaster as oil seeped

India's Varun to Build LNG Carrier Fleet

Aug 16, 2006

India’s fourth largest private sector shipowner, Varun Shipping Co, plans to raise 536m in an effort to expand business, mostly in the carriage of liquefied natural gas.

MISC Goes for Cost Efficiency

Aug 16, 2006

MISC Bhd expects shipping rates to be soft over the next two years and is focusing on improving cost efficiency, said company chairman Tan Sri Mohd Hassan Marican.

Oil Spill as Ships Collide

Aug 16, 2006

A Japanese tanker spilled about 4,365 tons of crude oil in the eastern Indian Ocean near the Nicobar islands following a collision with a cargo ship, the tanker's operator announced Tuesday.

 

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