Monday, September 25, 2006 Maritime News

Port of NY/NJ to Get More Funding

Sep 25, 2006

Annual funding to protect the perimeters of New York's and New Jersey's ports will be boosted nearly fourfold, the Department of Homeland Security was to announce Monday.

Organizations File Briefs in Support of Stolt-Nielsen Case

Sep 25, 2006

Nine separate organizations, including a foreign sovereign government, leading trade associations and other groups have filed amicus curiae briefs with the Supreme

Kattán de Jordán and Sweep Awarded Thomas Crowley Trophies

Sep 25, 2006

Claudia Kattán de Jordán, general manager, Honduras and Nicaragua, for Crowley Maritime Corporation's liner services group, and Cal Sweep, director of facilities

Shipbuilders Experience Backlog

Sep 25, 2006

After decades where shipbuilding was a sick industry, a rush of orders for modern vessels has booked out dockyards around the world for years ahead. Operators

Pact Signed for Drydock Project

Sep 25, 2006

Ahmed bin Abdulnabi Macki, minister of finance and national economy and deputy chairman of the Financial Affairs and Energy Resources Council, signed on behalf

New York Firm to Buy Maritrans

Sep 25, 2006

Overseas Shipholding Group Inc. has a definitive agreement to acquire Maritrans Inc., for $455 million. Terms call for New York-based Overseas Shipholding to

Mystery Surrounds Deaths of Coast Guard Divers

Sep 25, 2006

According to the AP, the Coast Guard has launched two investigations into the mysterious deaths of two crew members from Florida who died during a training dive 500 miles north of Alaska.

McMoRan Announces Coast Guard/MarAd Publication of EA and Draft Finding

Sep 25, 2006

McMoRan Exploration Co. announced the publication of the Environmental Assessment (EA) and Draft Finding of No Significant Impact by the United States Coast

Krystallon Launch New System for Measuring Emissions

Sep 25, 2006

September 25, 2006: Krystallon, a world leader in emissions solutions specialising in abatement technology for the commercial shipping industry, has developed a

USCG Issues Broadwater LNG Waterways Suitability Report

Sep 25, 2006

The US Coast Guard announced that the assessment of safety and security issues for the Broadwater Energy liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility proposed for Long Island Sound has been completed.

ACP Chairman Addresses Executives

Sep 25, 2006

Panama Canal Authority (ACP) Board Chairman and Concurrent Minister of Canal Affairs Dr. Ricaurte Vásquez Morales spoke at a private-sector forum hosted by the

Wärtsilä Unveils New Cylinder Lubricating System

Sep 25, 2006

Wärtsilä Corporation has introduced a new, electronically-controlled cylinder lubricating system to meet the demand for lower cylinder oil feed rates: the Pulse Lubricating System (PLS).

Qatar Orders $3b of LNG Tankers

Sep 25, 2006

According to Trade Arabia, Qatar Gas Transport Co ordered $3b of natural LNG from South Korean companies including Hyundai Heavy Industries as the state

Navy Battling Shipbuilding Cost Overruns, Delays

Sep 25, 2006

According to Reuters, U.S. Navy shipbuilding has long been plagued by billions of dollars of cost overruns and lengthy, schedule delays, but acquisition chief

China Maps out Goal for Shipbuilding

Sep 25, 2006

According to Xinhua, the latest official blueprint on the China's shipbuilding industry urges the country to crank up efforts over the next five to ten years

Vinashin Lines Signs Contracts

Sep 25, 2006

According to reports, the Vinashin Lines Ltd Co, a subsidiary of Vietnam Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (Vinashin), signed two major shipbuilding contracts this week in Hai Phong.

TSA Civil Enforcement Docket

Sep 25, 2006

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) issued a notice stating that it has transferred its civil enforcement docket from its office in Arlington, Virginia to the Docketing Center,

Merchant Mariner Credentials Extended in the Gulf Region

Sep 25, 2006

The Coast Guard is extending the expiration dates of licenses, merchant mariners' documents and certificates of registry held by merchant mariners impacted by the effects of Hurricane Katrina.

First Littoral Combat Ship Christened

Sep 25, 2006

History was made on September 23 when the nation’s first Littoral Combat Ship, Freedom (LCS-1) – the inaugural ship in an entirely new class of U.S. Navy

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