Friday, September 15, 2006 Maritime News

Dominion E&P Names New Offshore VP

Sep 15, 2006

Dominion Exploration and Production, a subsidiary of Dominion, has appointed Richard L. “Rick” Fowler vice president and general manager, Gulf of Mexico Operations.

Senate Passes GreenLane Port Security Legislation

Sep 15, 2006

The Senate passed the cargo security legislation authored by U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) that is aimed to improve the security of America 's ports and cargo container system.

APL: Port Infrastructure Deter India’s Progress

Sep 15, 2006

A lack of infrastructure and high port and inland costs continue to limit India’s economic progress, a senior executive of global container transportation leader,

ITIC Warning for Surveyors on Indemnities and Waivers

Sep 15, 2006

The International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) has warned its surveyor members, wherever possible, not to sign indemnities or waivers before they have

LCL Expands into Egypt

Sep 15, 2006

Lauritzen Cool Logistics (LCL) the logistics subsidiary of reefer vessel owner and operator NYKLauritzenCool, provides customized multi-modal and multi-destination

Exmar Terminates Time Charters

Sep 15, 2006

EXMAR has signed an agreement to terminate the time charter contracts of the three 10,500 m³ Ethylene carriers (Polar Discovery, Polar Belgica and Polar Endurance) both with Eitzen,

Coast Guard Responds to Grounding off Port Everglade

Sep 15, 2006

Coast Guard inspectors on board the Clipper Lasco have confirmed the 645-ft. cargo vessel has run aground just west of the designated anchorage area off Fort Lauderdale Beach, Fla.

Suez Canal Reopens to Very Large Ships

Sep 15, 2006

The Suez Canal has reopened to very large vessels including supertankers after the authorities introduced special procedures in the deeper eastern channel, which

Exxon Chief Backs More Access to Offshore Acreage

Sep 15, 2006

ExxonMobil Corp supports legislation that would give companies greater access to offshore U.S. oil and gas acreage, chief executive officer Rex Tillerson said.

Bidding for PNG’s Offshore Oil Leases On

Sep 15, 2006

The Papua New Guinea Government received confirmation of global interest in bidding for 15 exploration blocks in the Gulf of Papua when 60 executives from more

Denmark Promises Vietnam for Strong Support on Development

Sep 15, 2006

The Danish government was committed to implementing the Denmark-Vietnam Cooperation Development Strategy for 2006-2010,said Danish Prime Minister at a meeting in Hanoi.

Royal Caribbean to Expand Operations in Asia in 2007

Sep 15, 2006

Royal Caribbean International announces its return to Asia in December 2007. The Vision-class ship, featuring the line’s rock-climbing wall and indoor glass walls,

Nigeria: Navy Concludes Plans On Local Shipbuilding

Sep 15, 2006

The Nigerian Navy has announced that it was making plans to commence shipbuilding locally in the nearest future with a view to meeting with capacity demands of the nation's maritime industry.

Inquiry Lists Factors Behind Sinking

Sep 15, 2006

The Manila Times reported that the Special Board of Marine Inquiry looking into the sinking of the tanker Solar 1 blamed the incident on overloading, bad weather and an incompetent ship captain.

Senate OKs Security Improvement Act of 2006

Sep 15, 2006

The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) applauded the unanimous vote in the U.S. Senate to pass the Port Security Improvement Act of 2006 (H.R. 4954),

Navy Safety Excellence Award 2006 Winners Honored

Sep 15, 2006

Secretary of the Navy, Dr. Donald C. Winter presents the Department of the Navy 2006 Safety Excellence Award for Marine Corps ground safety to Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune at the Navy Memorial.

Former Coast Guard Commandant Dies

Sep 15, 2006

The U.S. Coast Guard today announced the death of Adm. J. William Kime, 72, Coast Guard commandant from 1990 to 1994, who succumbed to cancer earlier this morning.

Navy Christens New Guided-Missile Destroyer

Sep 15, 2006

The latest Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, Sampson (DDG 102), will be christened Sept. 16 during a ceremony at Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine. The ship is named in honor of Rear Adm.

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