Monday, January 15, 2007 Maritime News

Frontline Ltd. Develops Heavy Lift Activity

Jan 15, 2007

In line with the strategy decided by the Board, Frontline Ltd. is currently in the process of establishing a separate entity to develop the company's heavy lift activity.

Neuville Mixes Large and Small Crewboats

Jan 15, 2007

Kerry Neuville recently built an 18-ft. aluminum skiff with his son and now parks it in the same shed where he and his brother started their boatbuilding careers.

Coast Guard Auxiliary Seeks Input on Long Range Navigation System

Jan 15, 2007

The Coast Guard Auxiliary wants to inform all mariners that the U.S. Department of Transportation, in coordination with the Department of Homeland Security,

Costa Serena to be Inaugurated in Marseille

Jan 15, 2007

Costa Serena, will be inaugurated in Marseille on May 19, 2007. The inaugural festivities will be held on May 19 in the port of Marseille and will include

Cunard's Queen Victoria Floated Out

Jan 15, 2007

Special ceremonies at Fincantieri's Marghera shipyard near Venice were held to mark the float out of Cunard's newest Queen, ocean liner Queen Victoria. During the float out,

Electric Boat Wins $9.6m Navy Contract

Jan 15, 2007

Electric Boat Corp. has won a $9.6m contract with the U.S. Navy. The contract calls for the Groton, Conn.-based ship builder to perform alterations to the USS

Moore Stephens: Contract Certainty Gaps Must be Filled

Jan 15, 2007

Moore Stephens say there are big gaps in the U.K. insurance industry’s application and understanding of FSA requirements on contract certainty. While acknowledging

Pilot Boat for North Western Shipping & Towing

Jan 15, 2007

Twin UltraJet 305 waterjets propel Tiger, a new aluminium 39-ft. pilot boat built for North Western Shipping & Towage of Hobart, Tasmania. The vessel will

Navy Issues Stop Work Order for LCS 3

Jan 15, 2007

The first Littoral Combat Ship, Freedom (LCS 1) is shown under construction in Marinette, Wis. Photo Credit: Lockheed Martin Corporation Navy Issues Stop

Offshore Ship Designers Create New Resource

Jan 15, 2007

Three offshore, ship and tug design and technical consulting companies have joined forces to provide a new one-stop resource for oil companies, offshore operators, tug owners, ports and shipyards.

Collision of Two Bunker Tankers

Jan 15, 2007

The Singapore Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) said that two port-limit bunker tankers collided in the Southern Fairway. There were no injuries and damage to the ships was moderate,

MarAd Reports High Occupancy Rates on Cruises

Jan 15, 2007

The US Maritime Administration (MarAd) said that occupancy rates on North American cruises remains high. The rate for the third quarter of 2006 was 112% (this

Coast Guard Investigates Anchor Losses

Jan 15, 2007

The US Coast Guard said that it, the Washington State Department of Ecology, and the Alaska Tanker Company are jointly investigating two recent incidents in which

Navy Orders Lockheed to Stop Ship Work for Review

Jan 15, 2007

According to Reuters, the U.S. Navy ordered Lockheed Martin Corp. to halt work on one of its two littoral combat ships due to significant cost overruns, the service said on Friday.

Mercator Lines to Explore Oil Offshore

Jan 15, 2007

Mercator Lines, is planning to expand its business portfolio by foraying into the offshore oil exploration sector. The company is looking for global partners

MISC Fears Soft Rates Ahead

Jan 15, 2007

Malaysian shipper MISC Bhd expects freight rates for crude oil to remain soft over the next two years as competitors put more new tankers to sea, Reuters reported.

After Two Accidents, Navy Orders Subs to Stand Down

Jan 15, 2007

The Navy has ordered an operational stand-down for all submarines following two recent accidents, charging commanders to “focus energy and intellect back

HALT! Navy Issues Stop Work Order for LCS 3

Jan 15, 2007

(Pictured: The first Littoral Combat Ship - Freedom - was christened in September 2006 at Marinette Marine Shipyard.) The Navy issued a stop work order Jan. 12 to Lockheed Martin Corp.

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