Monday, October 16, 2006 Maritime News

New Orleans Welcomes Norwegian Sun

Oct 16, 2006

Norwegian Sun entered the Port of New Orleans as the first cruise ship to homeport in New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina. The ship docked at the city's new $37 million Erato Street Terminal,

Sea Containers Files for Chapter 11

Oct 16, 2006

Sea Containers Ltd. Announced that, in order to achieve a financial restructuring, Sea Containers Ltd and two subsidiaries, Sea Containers Services Ltd and Sea Containers Caribbean Inc,

GlobalSantaFe Worldwide September SCORE Up 1.7 Percent

Oct 16, 2006

SCORE ReportsWorldwide oil and gas drilling contractor GlobalSantaFe Corporation reported that the company's worldwide SCORE, or Summary of Current Offshore Rig Economics,

Horizon Lines Experiences Minimal Disruptions from Earthquakes

Oct 16, 2006

Horizon Lines reported that the earthquake measuring magnitude 6.6, and several strong aftershocks including one measuring magnitude 5.8, that struck the Big

TEN Announces Delivery and Charter of Tanker Newbuildings

Oct 16, 2006

Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd. (TEN) announced the delivery of the 1A ice-class 116,000dwt Aframax product tanker Propontis and the 1A ice-class 36,660dwt

NCL’s Veitch Named Maritime Person of the Year

Oct 16, 2006

In recognition for his efforts to build a vibrant and successful U.S.flag cruise fleet, Colin Veitch, president and CEO of NCL Corporation (NCL) was honored

Moran and Washburn & Doughty Unveil Newbuild Program

Oct 16, 2006

On August 29, 2006 Moran Towing Corporation of New Canaan, Connecticut and Washburn & Doughty Shipyard of East Boothbay, Maine signed a Letter of Commitment

ACL Dedicates New Shipyard Facility

Oct 16, 2006

American Commercial Lines Inc. announced the dedication of a new enclosed manufacturing facility at its shipyard in Jeffersonville, IN. Associates of Jeffboat

Seadrill Awarded Deepwater Contract for West Sirius

Oct 16, 2006

Reference is made to the Letter of Intent disclosed to the Oslo Stock Exchange September 7, 2006 regarding the assignment awarded the deepwater semi-submersible drilling rig West Sirius.

ConocoPhillips to Pay Fine for 2004 Spill

Oct 16, 2006

The owner of the Polar Texas - the oil tanker that spilled more than 1,000 gallons of crude oil into Puget Sound's Dalco Passage on Oct. 13, 2004 - will pay in full a $540,

NTSB Issues Report on Selendang AYU Casualty

Oct 16, 2006

The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released its report on the grounding of the bulk carrier Selendang AYU on Unalaska Island on December 8, 2004.

NOAA Issues RFI on Positioning, Navigation, and Timing

Oct 16, 2006

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) issued a request for information (RFI) from commercial sources on behalf of the National Security Space

President Signs SAFE Port Act

Oct 16, 2006

President Bush signed into law the Security and Accountability for Every Port (SAFE Port) Act of 2006 (H.R. 4954). Among other things, this bill, also known as

A&B Issues Statement on Hawaii Earthquake

Oct 16, 2006

Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. Chairman & CEO Allen Doane issued the following statement regarding this morning's earthquake: "As many of you are aware, an earthquake

Wärtsilä Acquires Swedish Ship Repair Business

Oct 16, 2006

Wärtsilä has signed an agreement to acquire the entire business of the Swedish company Stockholms Fartygsreparationer AB. The agreement $1m ($.8 million Euros).

Transportation Secretary Swears in New Seaway Administrator

Oct 16, 2006

Secretary of Transportation Mary E. Peters swore in Collister Johnson, Jr. as the Administrator of the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC). Together with Canada’s St.

Coast Guard Reserve Master Chief to Report to Commandant

Oct 16, 2006

The U. S. Coast Guard announced an organizational change in which Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Reserve Force Jeffrey Smith, its senior reserve enlisted advisor,

Moran and Washburn & Doughty Unveil New Build Program

Oct 16, 2006

On August 29, 2006, Moran Towing Corporation of New Canaan, Connecticut and Washburn & Doughty Shipyard of East Boothbay, Maine signed a Letter of Commitment

McMurdo Wins $7.5m Contract with U.S. Coastguard

Oct 16, 2006

McMurdo has been awarded an order from the U.S. Coastguard worth up to $7.5m over 5 years to supply Fastfind Plus Personal Locator Beacons (PLBs). The Fastfind Plus,

LADY MOURA at Blohm + Voss

Oct 16, 2006

After having stayed at Blohm + Voss in 1992, 1997 and 2003, the mega yacht LADY MOURA has started her fourth visit yesterday to Blohm + Voss Repair, a company of ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems.

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