Thursday, January 04, 2007 Maritime News

Cargo Vessel Refloated

Jan 04, 2007

According to the BBC, a stricken cargo vessel which ran aground near a harbor has been re-floated following a major operation. The MV Emsland, laden with 1,

Feds OK LNG Terminal off La.

Jan 04, 2007

Petroleum producer McMoRan Exploration Co. has received final approval for a $1 b liquefied natural gas project off Louisiana's coast, including storage caverns in an offshore salt dome,

Kirby Corporation Purchases Tank Barges

Jan 04, 2007

Kirby Corporation announced the purchase of the stock of Coastal Towing, Inc., the owner of 37 inland black oil tank barges, for approximately $19.3m. Kirby

Caspian Charters Vessels to Reservoir Exploration Tech

Jan 04, 2007

Caspian Services’ subsidiary Caspian Services Group Ltd., has signed a contract to provide three vessels to Reservoir Exploration Technology ASA (RXT), a marine

SCI May Turn to Chinese Shipyards

Jan 04, 2007

Shipping Corporation of India mayturn to Chinese shipyards for acquisitions of its future tonnage covering tankers, tugs and bulk carriers. The major shipbuilders,

Kongsberg Completes Refit of Navigation Bridge

Jan 04, 2007

Kongsberg Maritime Simulation concluded a $1 million refit of the largest simulated navigation bridge in the world at the end of 2006. The simulator is located

GE Capital Solutions Acquires CitiCapital’s Marine Finance Division

Jan 04, 2007

GE Capital Solutions said it has acquired CitiCapital's Marine Finance division, an Irving, Texas unit of Citigroup. CitiCapital Marine finances and leases

Jamian Joins MTLA

Jan 04, 2007

Maritime Transport & Logistics Advisors (MTLA) announced the addition of John Jamian, former Acting Maritime Administrator for the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration,

Gadot Chemicals Tankers Considers Floating GCT

Jan 04, 2007

Gadot Chemicals Tankers and Terminals Ltd. is considering floating its subsidiary, Gadot Chemical Terminals (1985) Ltd. (GCT). According to reports, GCT currently

U.S. Navy Patrols Somalia's coast

Jan 04, 2007

U.S. naval forces have deployed off the Somali coast to prevent leaders of defeated Islamic militias escaping. Kenya has also significantly tightened border

IMO Offers Support after Indonesia Ferry Accidents

Jan 04, 2007

IMO Secretary-General Efthimios E. Mitropoulos expressed shock and sadness following the devastating news of the loss of two passenger ferries, including the Senopati Nusantara,

TSA Releases Advance Copy of TWIC Final Rule

Jan 04, 2007

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) released an advance copy of the Final Rule for phase one of the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) program.

Polar Sea Arrives in McMurdo

Jan 04, 2007

The Coast Guard Cutter Polar Sea arrived in McMurdo after a 10,200 nautical mile transit from its home port in Seattle, Washington. Polar Sea made stops in Honolulu,

Haiphong, Shipbuilding Center of Vietnam

Jan 04, 2007

Haiphong has been long viewed as a cradle of the Vietnamese ship building industry with such well-known names as Bach Thai Buoi and Nguyen Huu Thu in the past and Bach Dang,

Navy to Name Carrier After Ford

Jan 04, 2007

The Navy will name its next aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford in honor of the president who was buried Wednesday in his home town of Grand Rapids, Mich.

Navy Ship Trenton to Join Indian fleet

Jan 04, 2007

Nearly two centuries after Bombay’s famed Wadia family built HMS Minden — the ship on which the American national anthem Star Spangled Banner was written —

12 Found Alive after Indonesian Ferry Sinking

Jan 04, 2007

The Guardian reported that rescuers found a six-year-old boy and 11 other survivors clinging to an oil rig yesterday, days after an Indonesian ferry sank,

Keppel Ends 2006 with Timely Deliveries

Jan 04, 2007

Keppel Offshore & Marine Limited (Keppel O&M) completed and delivered 26 newbuilds and conversions, on time or ahead of time and within budget in 2006. Mr Tong Chong Heong,

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