January, 2007 Maritime News

China Sees Record Ships Output

Jan 31, 2007

The output of China's shipbuilding industry reached a record 14.52 million dwt in 2006, making up close to one-fifth of the global total for the same year, according to official statistics.

Cutter Bear Returns Home from Law Enforcement Patrol

Jan 31, 2007

The Coast Guard Cutter Bear is scheduled to return to ISC Portsmouth today following a 66-day law enforcement patrol in the Caribbean Sea. The highlight

Petrobras Unit to Spend $1.2B on Tankers

Jan 31, 2007

The transportation unit of Brazil's state oil company Petrobras said Wednesday that it will pay $1.2b to build 10 oil tankers. Brazil's National Development

L&T Lays Keel for First Ship

Jan 31, 2007

Larsen & Toubro Ltd (L&T) has announced that the Company laid the keel for the first ship within 17 weeks of commencing operations at its shipbuilding yard at Hazira, near Surat.

Ribcraft Donates Defibrillators

Jan 31, 2007

Ribcraft announced that in honor of American Heart Month, it is donating a defibrillator to any professional customer ordering a Ribcraft rescue RIB in the month of February.

ISPS Code Auditor Training - Fort Lauderdale - Feb 22 & 23

Jan 31, 2007

MARITIME SECURITY AUDITOR (ISPS): Maritime security training for ship managers, port facilities, shipboard personnel, and yachts. This module provides trainees

USCG – Response Plans and Significant Pollution Events

Jan 31, 2007

The US Coast Guard issued guidance on vessel and facility response plans in relation to oil spill response organization (OSRO) resource movements during significant pollution events.

Containerships Rebrands South Baltic Services and Agencies

Jan 31, 2007

Containerships is rebranding the South Baltic services and agencies built up under the Kursiu Linija name. From February 1, 2007 all Kursiu Linija services

Kongsberg Wins Contract

Jan 31, 2007

Emerson Process Management, in France, has awarded Kongsberg Maritime, Process Simulation (including former Fantoft Process Technologies) the contract to deliver

Superior Energy Services Acquires Duffy & McGovern

Jan 31, 2007

Duffy & McGovern Accommodation Services has been acquired by US oilfield services firm Superior Energy Services Inc. The $47m deal sees Superior Energy Services

Salvage Experts Remove 60% of Napoli's Oil

Jan 31, 2007

Around 60 percent of the fuel oil aboard a damaged container ship grounded off a World Heritage Site coast has been removed, officials said. The 62,000 ton MSC Napoli,

Clark Nominated as Candidate for Horizon Board of Directors

Jan 31, 2007

Horizon Lines, Inc.announced that its Board of Directors has nominated Admiral Vern Clark, U. S. Navy (Retired), as a nominee to replace Mr. Marcel Fournier

Hudong to Invest in Shipyards and Tech

Jan 31, 2007

Hudong Heavy Machinery Co., said that it will use proceeds to fund its purchase of shipyards and to invest in new technologies. With the proceeds, Hudong will

Mackay Marine announces new SW Regional Sales Manager

Jan 30, 2007

Mackay Communications announces that Oscar Solis has been hired as the new Southwest Regional Sales Manager, reporting to Mackay’s Vice-President of Sales David Lemoine.

Mackay Marine announces new SW Regional Sales Manager

Jan 30, 2007

Mackay Communications announces that Oscar Solis has been hired as the new Southwest Regional Sales Manager, reporting to Mackay’s Vice-President of Sales David Lemoine.

Neptune LNG Deepwater Port Project Receives Approval From MarAd

Jan 30, 2007

Suez Energy North America's subsidiary, Neptune LNG LLC, announced that the U.S. Maritime Administration (MarAd) has decided to issue a deepwater port license to the company to build,

Quintana Takes Delivery of Vessel From Metrobulk

Jan 30, 2007

Quintana Maritime Limited took delivery of Iron Knight, the last Panamax bulk carrier that the company agreed to acquire from Metrobulk. Iron Knight was built in June 2004 at Tsuneishi,

Offshore Systems gets Type Approval for ECDIS & S-VDR System

Jan 30, 2007

Offshore Systems Ltd. is pleased to announce the type approval of their integrated ECPINS/S-VDR 5000 system by Bundesamt fϋr Seeschiffahrt & Hydrographie (BSH)

TSA Awards Lockheed Martin TWIC Program

Jan 30, 2007

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) selected a team led by Lockheed Martin to provide services for the Transportation Worker Identification

Northrop Grumman Wins New Destroyer Contract

Jan 30, 2007

U.S. Navy's Zumwalt-class destroyer (DDG 1000) Northrop Grumman Ship Systems, Pascagoula, Miss., is being awarded a $268m contract to complete the detail design


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