Tuesday, December 19, 2006 Maritime News

Jan De Nul Group Orders Workboats from Damen

Dec 19, 2006

Jan De Nul Group has placed an order with Damen for a total of three workboats. Two of them are of the Damen Fast Crew Supplier 1605 type designed for the

Vinashin Builds Oil Tank for PetroVietnam

Dec 19, 2006

Vietnamese state-owned shipyard Vinashin has clinched a $110m order for a floating storage and offloading (FSO) unit for an affiliate of state giant PetroVietnam.

ABG Shipyard Secures Order from Vroon BV

Dec 19, 2006

ABG Shipyard Ltd has announced that the Company has secured a order for construction of 1 unit 78M LOA Diving Support Vessel at a price of Euro 16,540,000 from Vroon Offshore B.

Judge Halts Dredging Near Md. Shipyard

Dec 19, 2006

A Baltimore County judge ordered the owners of the Sparrows Point shipyard to temporarily stop dredging in the Patapsco River in Maryland. A Circuit Court Judge

Barge Sinks Off Bintulu

Dec 19, 2006

Bernama reported that a barge laden with logs meant for export sank near the rivermouth of Sungai Batang Kemena in Bintulu, while another one was partially submerged

Report: Coast Guard Won’t Turn Great Lakes into Firing Range

Dec 19, 2006

The U.S. Coast Guard said it was withdrawing plans to periodically close 2,500 square miles of the Great Lakes for live machine-gun firing exercises, the AP reported.

Shreyas Takes Delivery of Container Vessel

Dec 19, 2006

Shreyas Shipping & Logistics Company has taken the delivery of the Independent Spirit of 1,300 Teu capacity, built in 1991, on December 15, 2006. The purchase

NCL Christens Norwegian Pearl

Dec 19, 2006

At a ceremony at the Port of Miami, talk show host Rosie O'Donnell served as Godmother and christened Norwegian Cruise Line's (NCL) newest ship, Norwegian Pearl.

Rolls-Royce Wins $39.2m Shiplift Contract

Dec 19, 2006

Rolls-Royce will provide the Government of South Australia with a $39.2m shiplift, designed to be a key element of a major new shipbuilding and ship repair development at Techport Australia.

OSG Reaches Settlement With Department of Justice

Dec 19, 2006

Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. announced that it has reached a comprehensive settlement with the United States Department of Justice regarding violations stemming

Russia to Set up Three Shipbuilding Holdings in 2007

Dec 19, 2006

The Russian government will soon adopt a strategy for the development of shipbuilding until 2020, which envisions the creation of three major shipbuilding holdings,

SeaMobile Acquires Geolink

Dec 19, 2006

SeaMobile, Inc., a provider of at-sea communications, connectivity and content services announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Geolink,

Fire Consumes Cargo Ship

Dec 19, 2006

The MV Basra II, which plies the Indian Ocean waters, was consumed by a fire, said to have started from the kitchen. The cargo ship burnt down at Mombasa's Old

Hydro, Statoil to Establish Offshore Oil Company

Dec 19, 2006

The boards of Norway's Hydro and Statoil have urged their shareholders to approve a deal that would merge their oil and gas assets. If approved, Norway's largest

Venezuela, Brazil to Build Oil Tankers

Dec 19, 2006

According to reports, Venezuela's state oil company has signed a deal with Brazilian companies, Eisa and Maua Jurong to build ten oil tankers in Venezuela.

Konecranes Wins Order from U.K. Port

Dec 19, 2006

In September, The Bristol Port Company made a repeat order of a second type of crane is approximately $7.8m. The crane will be delivered to the Royal Portbury Dock in Bristol, U.

54th Ship to Depart James River Reserve Fleet

Dec 19, 2006

The Vulcan is scheduled to be towed from the James River Reserve Fleet on Tuesday, December 19th. It will be the 54th ship to leave the James River site for recycling since January 1, 2001.

Telenor Satellite Services Extends High Speed Services

Dec 19, 2006

Telenor Satellite Services, a subsidiary of Telenor of Norway announced that it now offers high-speed 128 kbps maritime satellite communications service globally.


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