Monday, December 04, 2006 Maritime News

Danaos to Acquire Three Containerships

Dec 04, 2006

EDanaos Corporation announced that it has signed contracts to acquire three 4,814 TEU vessels from A.P. Moller-Maersk Group. These vessels, the MC Kinney Maersk,

USCG Vessel Security Program Upheld

Dec 04, 2006

The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has upheld the US Coast Guard vessel security program. Plaintiffs, who were passengers on a ferry on Lake Champlain,

Horizon Lines Takes Delivery of First of Five

Dec 04, 2006

Horizon Lines, Inc. took delivery of its first new containership, the Horizon Hunter from the Hyundai Mipo shipyard in South Korea. The Horizon Hunter is the first of five new, U.

Maersk and Teekay Establish Swift Tankers

Dec 04, 2006

A.P. Møller - Mærsk A/S and Teekay Shipping Corporation announced an agreement to form Swift Tankers, a Pool of Intermediate Product Tankers. The management company,

Crowley’s Menard Promoted to VP of Risk Management

Dec 04, 2006

William Pennella, vice chairman and executive vice president of Crowley Maritime Corporation, announced today that Dwight Menard has been promoted to vice president of risk management effective Dec.

Horizon Lines Extends Maersk Agreements

Dec 04, 2006

Horizon Lines Extends Commercial and Operating Agreements With AP Moller Maersk Group Shipping and logistics company Horizon Lines Inc. said Monday it renewed

Vinashin to Build 8 Vessels for Hoegh Autoliner

Dec 04, 2006

The Vietnam Shipbuilding Industry Group (Vinashin) will build eight car-carrying vessels for Hoegh Autoliner of Norway under a $536 million contract signed in Hanoi on Dec.

Cargo Ship Sinks in Huangpu River

Dec 04, 2006

A 15,000-ton cargo ship sank on Saturday while trying to berth in the Huangpu River near Nanpu Bridge in Shanghai. Attempts will be made to salvage the Yin

Wärtsilä Land & Sea Academy Training Center Opens in India

Dec 04, 2006

Wärtsilä opened a Wärtsilä Land & Sea Academy (WLSA) training center at its existing technology school in Khopoli, India. This is the fourth WLSA regional centre

OSG Acquires Maritrans

Dec 04, 2006

Overseas Shipholding Group (OSG) and Maritrans Inc. announced that OSG has completed the acquisition of Maritrans Inc., a U.S. Flag crude oil and petroleum

New Barge Builder Opens in Texas

Dec 04, 2006

SeaBuilders, LLC said it is accepting orders for the first quarter of 2008 to construct 30,000 barrel and 60,000 barrel oil barges. The company also announced

MMHE Develops as Deepwater Center

Dec 04, 2006

MALAYSIA Marine and Heavy Engineering Sdn Bhd’s (MMHE) recent commission to construct a semisubmersible vessel for the Gemusut deepwater facility will equip the

Vinashin to Build for Norway

Dec 04, 2006

The Viet Nam Shipbuilding Industry Group (Vinashin) signed a contract to supply eight car carriers to Norway’s Hoegh Auto liners, according to a report on http://vietnamnews.

Cargo Ship Sinks

Dec 04, 2006

A 15,000-ton cargo ship reportedly sank on Saturday while trying to berth in the Huangpu River near Nanpu Bridge in Shanghai, according to a report on www.shanghaidaily.

Liberia Launches Offshore Exam, Training Initiative

Dec 04, 2006

The Liberian Registry has launched a new examination and training standards initiative for the offshore industry which will help develop new business training models,

Coast Guard Suspends Converted Patrol Boat Operations

Dec 04, 2006

The U.S. Coast Guard suspended normal operations of eight converted 123-foot patrol boats assigned to Coast Guard Sector Key West, Fla., due to additional structural

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