Thursday, September 07, 2006 Maritime News

Ships to Hold Ballast Water by Law

Sep 07, 2006

iAfrica reported that South Africa will ratify an international maritime convention aimed at stopping ships illegally discharging their ballast water while in local waters.

Quintana Takes Delivery of Three

Sep 07, 2006

AQuintana Maritime Limited has taken delivery of three additional vessels -- Santa Barbara, Grain Harvester, and Iron Elisabeth -- from Metrobulk. Santa Barbara

Bender to Build Two for Trico

Sep 07, 2006

Trico Marine Services, Inc. has reached an agreement to build two GPA 640, 210-ft. offshore supply vessels for a total cost of approximately $35m. The vessels

Washington to Post Rescue Tug at Neah Bay

Sep 07, 2006

According to Kitsap Sun, the Washington state Ecology Department has to use an emergency contracting procedure to get a rescue tug to Neah Bay by October first.

Coast Guard Searching for Operator of Adrift Vessel

Sep 07, 2006

The Coast Guard, Baltimore City Marine Police, and the Maryland Natural Resources Police are currently searching the waters of the Patpasco River in the vicinity

GW Completes Last Underway Before Yard Period

Sep 07, 2006

Ammunition is transferred from the hangar to the flight deck during an ammunition offload aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73). The Norfolk, Va.-based Nimitz-class

Connaughton Sworn in as Maritime Administrator

Sep 07, 2006

The Department of Transportation announced that Sean Connaughton was sworn in as Maritime Administrator.

Seadrill Secures Letter of Intent for Newbuild

Sep 07, 2006

Seadrill has been awarded a letter of intent by an E&P operator in the Gulf of Mexico for the semi-submersible drilling rig West Sirius (Jurong 1). The contract

DOJ Indicts Stolt-Nielsen

Sep 07, 2006

In response to the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division announcement, Stolt Nielsen issued a statement: In direct violation of its express promise in a written amnesty agreement, the U.

ST Marine Wins Contract to Build Barges for Crowley

Sep 07, 2006

Singapore Technologies Marine has won a third contract from a unit of Crowley Maritime Corporation to build four additional tug barges. The contract is worth a total of $240.

USS Annapolis Visits Namesake City

Sep 07, 2006

The Los Angeles-class submarine USS Annapolis (SSN 760) visited its namesake city from Aug. 30 to Sept. 5. The crew of Annapolis hosted tours for both midshipmen

International Seakeepers Society Announces Megayacht Program

Sep 07, 2006

The International SeaKeepers Society will host a press conference on September 22 to introduce its new Yacht Builder Partnership Program, whose initial membership includes Oceanco,

SUNY Maritime Announces Major Gifts

Sep 07, 2006


Aker Yards to Build Two for NCL

Sep 07, 2006

Aker Yards is to build two cruise vessels for Norwegian Cruise Line, with an option for a third. The total value of the two vessels is $1.8b. The vessels will

Repair Capacity Running Low in Cape Town

Sep 07, 2006

The Port of Cape Town is experiencing pressure on its ship-servicing and marine-surveyor services due to insufficient capacity, says Arthur James, head of maritime

LNG Project Costs Rise 21%

Sep 07, 2006

Woodside Petroleum Ltd said costs for the planned phase five expansion of its North-West Gas liquefied natural gas project are estimated to have risen by 21 pct to 2.

WiFi Wireless Ready for ort Security Duty

Sep 07, 2006

WiFi Wireless, Inc. will now take orders for its WFSCT System. The proprietary system is lauded as a solution for securing cargo ships and containers in and out of U.

Cruise Line Spending Slows

Sep 07, 2006

Spending related to cruises run by Carnival Corp., Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and other lines grew at the slowest pace in at least six years as fewer new ships were launched.

New Shipbuilding Industrial Park Planned

Sep 07, 2006

Hock Seng Lee Bhd (HSL) will develop a shipbuilding industrial zone in the new township of Tanjung Manis in central Sarawak. The proposed 142 hectacre zone will cater for the construction,

Is Navy Mulling New Cuts?

Sep 07, 2006

According to a Reuters report, the U.S. Navy has proposed cutting a Lockheed Martin Corp. missile program and a Northrop Grumman Corp. amphibious assault ship in its fiscal 2008 budget,

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