Tuesday, October 17, 2006 Maritime News

FTC Clears Maritrans Deal

Oct 17, 2006

The Federal Trade Commission has cleared the $455 million purchase of Maritrans Inc. by Overseas Shipholding Group. New York-based Overseas Shipholding announced

Tesoro Charters Two from OSG Tankers

Oct 17, 2006

Tesoro Expands Relationship with OSG and Charters Two Additional Jones Act Product Tankers Overseas Shipholding Group announced that time charter agreements

ABS Creates Black Sea Technical Advisory Committee

Oct 17, 2006

More than 40 representatives from the shipping industry attended the inaugural meeting of the ABS Black Sea Technical Advisory Committee in Istanbul last week.

Galbraith’s Predicts Growth in Demand for Suezmax Tankers

Oct 17, 2006

Shipbroker and consultant Galbraith's Ltd says that demand for Suezmax tankers is expected to grow strongly in the next five years in line with large-scale

Operating Costs Hit by Insurance and Crew Expenditure

Oct 17, 2006

Last year, shipowners experienced an average increase of just under four per cent in their total operating costs, compared to the previous year. And OpCost 2006,

CapRock Wins Tiburon Divers Contract

Oct 17, 2006

Tiburon Divers, a commercial diving company servicing the inland and offshore sectors, has signed an agreement with CapRock Communications to outfit its entire fleet with a communications package.

Matson Decreases Fuel Surcharge by One Percentage Point

Oct 17, 2006

As a result of recent declines in bunker fuel prices, Matson Navigation Company will lower its fuel surcharge in its Hawaii, Guam/CNMI and Micronesia services by one percentage point, from 19.

JHD Names New Managing Director

Oct 17, 2006

Jakob Hatteland Display (JHD) has named Tomm-Erik Johannessen, as managing director of its daughter company, Hatteland Technology. Johannessen, an IT professional

Machine Gun Fire Suspended on Great Lakes

Oct 17, 2006

The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended its machine-gun exercises on the Great Lakes. The coast guard plans to set up 34 live-fire zones in the Great Lakes so its

Scientists to Simulate Arctic Spills

Oct 17, 2006

According to CBC, a group of Arctic oil spill experts who recently met in Halifax say they plan to create artificial spills in northern waters to learn how to clean them up.

BAE, VT Group Resume Merger Talks

Oct 17, 2006

Reports indicate that BAE Systems PLC and VT Group PLC have resumed talks to combine their shipbuilding operations The assets that are expected to be merged

Partial Closure of Kealakekua Bay After Earthquake

Oct 17, 2006

On October 15, 2006 an earthquake impacted the Hawaiian Islands resulting in falling rocks along the coastline. These falling rocks present a safety hazard to users of Kealakekua Bay.

Eleven Companies Seek to Buy Tug Malta Share

Oct 17, 2006

According to Di-ve news, Malta’s Ministry for Investment, Industry and Information Technology (MITI) announced that the process for the sale of the Government 73.

Ambassadors Acquires Columbia Queen

Oct 17, 2006

Ambassadors International, Inc. announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Ambassadors Cruise Group, has acquired the 150-passenger river cruise ship, Columbia Queen.

Tanker for Sovcomflot Delivered

Oct 17, 2006

STX Shipbuilding delivered the new product tanker, SKF Neva, to Sovcomflot JSÑ. The first product tanker of the series, the keel was laid on May 30, 2006. The 600 x 106 ft.

Bergesen Signs Contract for FPSO

Oct 17, 2006

Bergesen Worldwide Offshore Ltd (BWO) has signed a contract with Peak Petroleum Industries Nigeria Ltd and Equator Exploration Ltd for the use of an FPSO at the Bilabri Field,

Aker Kvaerner Awarded Mooring Systems Contracts

Oct 17, 2006

Aker Kvaerner has recently been awarded contracts for the delivery of advanced mooring systems with a total contract value of $29.5m. The contracts comprise

Bulk Carriers Collide

Oct 17, 2006

U.S Coast Guard photograph courtesy of Air Station New Orleans The U.S. Coast Guard responded to a collision between two bulk carrier vessels, the 712-ft.

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