Thursday, September 14, 2006 Maritime News

Katrina-Damaged Businesses Can Apply for Navy Funds

Sep 14, 2006

According to Defense News, shipbuilders and other companies who do business with the U.S. Navy and are still dealing with the effects of Hurricane Katrina can

Connaughton to Visit Port of VA

Sep 14, 2006

The nation’s new top maritime official, Maritime Administrator Sean T. Connaughton, will make his first trip outside Washington to the Port of Virginia on Friday, September 15.

Submarine Comes Together at Northrop Grumman

Sep 14, 2006

Northrop Grumman reached a construction milestone on August 31 when it completed the final hull welds of the Virginia-class submarine North Carolina (SSN 777).

Shipbuilding Yard Planned for Tuticorin

Sep 14, 2006

According to reports, the Tuticorin Port Trust plans to establish a shipbuilding yard on its premises, to be built on build-operate-transfer (BOT) or lease basis.

Techno-Sciences Awarded IMSS Contract

Sep 14, 2006

Techno-Sciences, Inc., Beltsville, Md., is being awarded a $16.1m cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to upgrade and integrate the existing Indonesian Integrated Maritime

USN Ships Available for Donation

Sep 14, 2006

The US Navy stated that the test craft ex-Sea Shadow and the Hughes Mining Barge, along with several other vessels, are available for as a static museum/memorial to qualified applicants.

DHS Awards Contracts for Advanced Radiography Equipment

Sep 14, 2006

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded contracts totaling an estimated $1.35 billion for development and acquisition of advanced radiography equipment

Globalstar Partners with OCENS

Sep 14, 2006

Globalstar, Inc., will with software and communications company, OCENS, to launch a new suite of data services. OCENS Mail, WeatherNet and GRIB Explorer products

Increase of Pilot use into Baltic Sea

Sep 14, 2006

On the September 6, the members of the Joint Pilotage User Group (JPUG) INTERTANKO, INTERCARGO, ICS, OCIMF, BIMCO, Danish Maritime Authority and Danish Royal

Ellicott Dredges Receives Export Achievement Award

Sep 14, 2006

The U.S. Commerce Department awarded Ellicott Dredges, a Division of Baltimore Dredges, LLC, its 2006 Export Achievement Award on September 8. The Award was presented

Hearing – Homeland Security: The Next Five Years

Sep 14, 2006

The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs conducted a hearing entitled Homeland Security: The Next Five Years. As explained in her opening statement, Senator Susan M.

First Phase Completed at Changxing Shipbuilding Base

Sep 14, 2006

The first phase of the Jiangnan Changxing Shipbuilding Base has been finished and is already in operation on Changxing Island, Shanghai. Built by the China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC),

NOAA Issues New Coast Pilot for Alaska

Sep 14, 2006

In order to promote safe navigation and enhance marine conservation, NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey and the National Marine Protected Areas Center have partnered

Port of NY and NJ Sets Cargo Record

Sep 14, 2006

Fueled by a continuing increase in Asian trade, the Port of New York and New Jersey set a new cargo record during the first six months of 2006, surpassing 1.8m loaded 20-ft.

New President of the MacGregor Group

Sep 14, 2006

Olli Isotalo was named president of MacGregor. He was previously president of Bromma, the container spreader specialist belonging to Cargotec Corporation. Isotalo has an MSc in Engineering,

US, Chinese Navy Carry Out Joint Communication Drills

Sep 14, 2006

The visiting Chinese missile cruiser 113 (Qingdao) and U.S. missile cruiser 93 (Zhongyun) cooperated on a six-hour marine communication and mobile drill near Hawaii on September 10.

Nigerian Oil Loadings Normal

Sep 14, 2006

Oil tankers loaded crude normally from Nigerian export terminals on Wednesday morning, the first day of a three-day strike by oil unions to protest about violence against oil workers,

PetroCom, LLC To Be Acquired by H.I.G. Capital Affiliate

Sep 14, 2006

PetroCom LLC has entered into a binding agreement to be acquired by an affiliate of H.I.G. Capital, a Miami-based private investment firm. Headquartered in New Orleans,

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