Thursday, October 19, 2006 Maritime News

Indonesian Navy to Purchase Six Russian Subs

Oct 19, 2006

According to the AP, the Indonesian Navy will purchase six modern diesel submarines from Russia as part of an upgrading of its aging military arsenal, the state news agency reported Thursday.

MarAd: Cruise Occupancy Rates Rise

Oct 19, 2006

During the second quarter of 2006, occupancy rates on North American cruises rose to 112 percent, the highest second quarter occupancy over the last 4 years,

SNRH BeginsTowage in the Port of Le Havre

Oct 19, 2006

After 7 years of legal battles with the Authorities in France, Société Nouvelle de Remorquage du Havre (SNRH) assisted its first vessel, the ‘Horncap’ of Hamburg based Hornlinie.

BC Ferries Takes Possession Vessel to Replace Queen of the North

Oct 19, 2006

BC Ferries announced that the acquisition of the MV Sonia for the Inside Passage route has been successfully concluded and the company has now taken possession of the vessel.

Seabourn Cruise Line Orders Two New Ships

Oct 19, 2006

Seabourn Cruise Line announced today that it will build two new, ultra luxury ships, for delivery in spring 2009 and 2010. Seabourn, a division of Miami-based

Havila Sells Eight Recovery Vessels

Oct 19, 2006

Havila Shipping ASA has signed a Heads of Agreement with Ocean Mainport Ltd group regarding sale of the UK based rescue recovery operations (RRV). Eight vessels

Panamanians to Vote on Canal Expansion

Oct 19, 2006

On October 22, Panamanians will vote in a national referendum on Panama Canal Expansion. The expansion would build a third lane of traffic along the waterway

Austal USA Plans Expansion

Oct 19, 2006

The Press Register has reported that Austal USA revealed a multimillion-dollar expansion plan that includes adding a pair of 18,000-square-foot buildings at its

Transocean Appoints New President, COO

Oct 19, 2006

Transocean Inc. has named Jean P. Cahuzac as president and Steven L. Newman as chief operating officer. Cahuzac, who previously served as executive vice president

Malaysian Shipyards Play Catch-up

Oct 19, 2006

Thanks to a booming global shipping industry, Malaysian shipyards are working overtime, mostly to meet backlog orders that could stretch well into 2008. The biggest player,

Guangzhou Shipyard Sees Profit Increase

Oct 19, 2006

According to reports, Guangzhou Shipyard International Co. Ltd., who has already seen its Hong Kong-listed shares surge almost six-fold this year, said it will

Qatar Team to Weigh Petronet Stake Buy

Oct 19, 2006

According to BS Reporter, a delegation from Qatar is expected to visit India shortly to carry out due diligence for a possible investment in Petronet LNG.

Bluewater Wants to Bring Offshore Wind Farm to Del.

Oct 19, 2006

Bluewater Wind, a developer of off-shore wind energy, is one of the companies competing for a long-term energy contract with Delmarva Power. Delmarva Power

IMO Issues Summary of MEPC Session

Oct 19, 2006

The IMO issued summarized the results of the recent session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC). Among other things, the MEPC designated

Unified Command Responds to NY Oil Spill

Oct 19, 2006

A Unified Command comprised of the U.S. Coast Guard, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), and Penn Maritime Inc. continue

Australian Gov’t Pushes for Ship Project

Oct 19, 2006

Thales has submitted a bid to the Commonwealth to build two amphibious warships at shipyards on Australia's east coast, including at Sydney's Garden Island.

ABB Wins Azipod Propulsion Orders

Oct 19, 2006

ABB has signed contracts worth to supply Azipod propulsion, power generation and distribution systems for a total of eleven vessels. They are being built by Admiralty Shipyard,

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