Tuesday, November 14, 2006 Maritime News

Cruise Vessel for Chilean Patagonia

Nov 14, 2006

The coastal scenery of Chile’s Patagonia supports a growing cruise industry that welcomed its latest entrant when the MV Atmosphere was launched at the Astilleros y Servicios Navales S.

VT Group Benefits from Acquisitions

Nov 14, 2006

Support services and shipbuilding firm VT Group said its interim results benefited from the positive impact of recent acquisitions, which traded in line with expectations.

MC Shipping to Sell LPG Tankers

Nov 14, 2006

Reuters reported that MC Shipping Inc. said its board approved the sale of six small liquefied petroleum gas tankers to a special purpose German KG company for $52m.

Coast Guard Monitors Grounded Barge

Nov 14, 2006

According to reports, the Coast Guard is monitoring a 110-ft. barge that went aground near Kodiak, Alaska The barge was anchored when it broke free of its anchor line sometime during the night.

Suez Marks a Milestone at the Atlantic LNG Facility

Nov 14, 2006

Suez LNG announced that its liquefied natural gas (LNG) ship, Suez Matthew, had the honor of loading the 1000th cargo of LNG from the Atlantic LNG facility in Trinidad.

Conrad Industries to Barges for Foss Maritime

Nov 14, 2006

Conrad Industries, Inc., announced the signing of a contract with Foss Maritime Company for three 35,000 bbl. double skin barges that will be equipped as bunkering

BV to Acquire Majority Shareholding in Germanischer Lloyd

Nov 14, 2006

Bureau Veritas has made an offer to all Germanischer Lloyd shareholders to acquire their shares. Once completed, the proposed alliance will create the global leader in ship classification.

Royal Caribbean Cruises Finalizes Pullmantur Purchase

Nov 14, 2006

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. has completed its purchase of Madrid-based cruise and tour operator Pullmantur S.A. Closing documents were signed today in Madrid.

Cargo Vessel Under Tow

Nov 14, 2006

The U.K. Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) reported that a cargo vessel is under tow to sheltered waters after reporting that it had lost engine power off Orkney in severe gale force weather.

Maersk Increases Rate on Transatlantic Trade

Nov 14, 2006

Maersk Line will be implementing a rate restoration on the westbound Transatlantic and Canadian trade from North Europe to North America. The increase will

Crowley Opens Distribution Center in Jacksonville

Nov 14, 2006

Crowley Maritime Corporation’s logistics group has moved and expanded its Jacksonville distribution center to the Jacksonville International Tradeport business park,

DOV Participates in Oil Recovery & Dam Inspection Simulations

Nov 14, 2006

Deep Marine Technology’s DeepWorker 2000 Direct Operated Vehicles (DOV) recently participated in, and successfully completed, oil spill recovery and dam inspection

Coast Guard Begins Biometric Collection Program

Nov 14, 2006

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) began a pilot program today that will collect biometric information from illegal migrants interdicted while attempting entry into U.

Slow Discharge Strands Tankers

Nov 14, 2006

Seven tankers carrying some 210,000 tons of petroleum products have been stranded outside the Dar es Salaam Port due to its slow discharging process, according to local press reports on Monday.

Seaspan Announces Delivery of New Vessel

Nov 14, 2006

Seaspan Corporation announced the delivery of its 20th vessel, the Santos Express. The 4250 TEU vessel, which was built by Samsung Heavy Industries Co. Ltd.,

More Dredging for Intrepid

Nov 14, 2006

Photo credit: Jennifer Rabulan With the aid of Navy divers, dredging operations around the Intrepid began on Monday morning. The Navy’s efforts, costing about $3m,


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