September, 2006 Maritime News

STX Shipbuilding Wins $199m Deal

Sep 29, 2006

SEOUL, Sept 29 Asia Pulse - South Korea's STX Shipbuilding Co. said Friday it has won a $198.6m deal to build four container carriers for a Japanese company.

Matson Vessel to Undergo $17m Conversion

Sep 29, 2006

Matson Signs $17m Contract with Atlantic Marine Alabama for C-9 Conversion Matson Navigation Company, Inc. (Matson) has signed a $17m contract with Atlantic Marine Alabama,

Bay Ferries Thrown a Lifeline

Sep 29, 2006

According to reports, Ottawa and the province of Nova Scotia will hand over a combined $6m to keep the vital Bay of Fundy cargo ferry service afloat. Nova Scotia

NOAA Team Assesses Debris Impacts in Gulf Region

Sep 29, 2006

view of side scan sonar image of sunken ship in Pascagoula, Miss. Photo Credit: NOAA NOAA’s Office of Response and Restoration and Office of Coast Survey, working with the U.

Coast Guard Promotes Newest Admiral

Sep 29, 2006

Coast Guard Atlantic Area Chief of Staff, Captain Christopher C. Colvin, was promoted to the rank of rear admiral lower half today at a ceremony held at the Coast Guard Atlantic Area Command.

Sec. of Labor Praises Merchant Mariners

Sep 29, 2006

Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao extolled the importance of the maritime industry to America's security and economy in an address to the United States Merchant

Concordia Maritime Invests in more Tankers

Sep 29, 2006

Concordia Maritime has exercised existing options and placed an order with the Brodosplit shipyard in Croatia for a further two vessels in the P-MAX series, thus extending the series to ten units.

KOTC to Tender for Four Vessels

Sep 29, 2006

Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC) said it would issue a tender in the next few months to build four 300,000-tonnes crude oil tankers as part of plans to upgrade its fleet.

USS Austin Decommissioned After 41 Years of Service

Sep 29, 2006

The amphibious assault ship USS Austin (LPD 4) was decommissioned Sept. 27, during a ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk, ending more than 41 years of naval service.

VT Stays on Track

Sep 29, 2006

VT Group, the support services and shipbuilding company, said it remains on course to deliver results for the first half of the year in line with its expectations.

Aker Build Two for Maersk

Sep 29, 2006

Maersk AS has announced that they will exercise the option with Aker Yards to build another two Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessels (AHTS). The two vessels

Arroyo Inspects Shipbuilding Facility

Sep 29, 2006

Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo inspected the ongoing construction in Subic Bay, Zambales of the biggest shipbuilding facility in Asia. The President

TOP Tankers Announces Sale of the M/T Taintless

Sep 28, 2006

TOP Tankers Inc announced the sale of Taintless, a 46,217 Dwt, double-hull Handymax tanker built in 1999. The sale will result in a book profit of approximately $4 million,

Navy Awards General Dynamics $62m Contract Modification

Sep 28, 2006

The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $61.5 million contract modification to provide lead yard services for Virginia-class nuclear-powered attack submarines.

GE to Provide Diesel Engines for PSVs

Sep 28, 2006

GE Transportation’s marine business announced it will supply IML Motori S.p.A., Lomagna, Italy, with four medium-speed diesel engines. GE reported today at the

Coast Guard Issues Notice

Sep 28, 2006

The US Coast Guard issued a notice stating that it has drafted revised guidelines on medical and physical examinations for merchant mariner credentials. Comments

Insurer Entitled to Lien for Value of Insurance Provided

Sep 28, 2006

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ruled that an insurer that provides marine insurance for a vessel is entitled to a maritime lien for the value of the insurance provided.

Wärtsilä to Power Project Genesis

Sep 28, 2006

Wärtsilä Corporation received a contract from Aker Yards Oy, Finland, in July 2006 for the delivery of the main engines and the transverse tunnel thrusters for the 220,

IMO Commemorates World Maritime Day

Sep 28, 2006

Today marks the 29th celebration of World Maritime Day, the annual occasion when the International Maritime Organization (IMO) leads the world in honouring shipping.

CCG-USCG Summit to be Held

Sep 28, 2006

The US Coast Guard said that the second annual Canada-U.S. Coast Guard summit is being held in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The summit, attended by Canadian Coast


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