February, 2007 Maritime News

Foss Maritime to pay $1.1m for Oil Damage

Feb 28, 2007

Foss Maritime Co. will pay the Suquamish Tribe $1.1 million for environmental and spiritual damage caused by a 2003 oil spill near Edmonds, Snohomish County, reported by the AP.

Panama Canal Authority Releases Q1 Operational Metrics

Feb 28, 2007

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) released first quarter (Q1) operational metrics today for fiscal year 2007. In Q1, there was an increase in net tonnage, total

NSIPS Now Available Fleetwide

Feb 28, 2007

The Navy Standard Integrated Personnel System (NSIPS), a Web-enabled pay and personnel management tool, is officially available fleetwide. The final shipboard installation,

Fincantieri Orders Thordon Shaft Bearing Systems

Feb 28, 2007

Fincantieri has ordered Thordon seawater lubricated COMPAC propeller shaft bearing systems for a new 116,000GT cruise ship being built for Princess Cruises at

Navy Selects Firm to Negotiate for Largest Family Housing Privatization Project

Feb 28, 2007

The Department of the Navy selected GMH Communities Trust on Feb. 26 to enter into exclusive negotiations for the design, construction, management, and maintenance of affordable,

Hearing on USCG Budget

Feb 28, 2007

On March 8, the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure will conduct a hearing on

Retired USCG Admiral to be Director of Executive Residence

Feb 28, 2007

The White House said that Rear Admiral Stephen W. Rochon, USCG, has been selected as the Director of the Executive Residence and Chief Usher. Source: HK Law

ACL Announces New Scheduled Barge Transportation Service

Feb 28, 2007

American Commercial Lines Inc. has initiated scheduled barge transportation service on major river segments. Approximately 80% of ACL's freight volume moves between Baton Rouge, LA and Cairo, IL.

Holland America Line Opens Rotterdam Office

Feb 28, 2007

From its start 134 years ago as a Rotterdam-based shipping firm, Holland America Line opened an office in Rotterdam. The Seattle-based cruise line returns by opening a sales and marketing office.

Ha Long Shipyard Begins Construction on 54,000-ton Freighter

Feb 28, 2007

Construction of a 54,000-toncargo ship worth $30m started on Feb. 27 by the Ha Long Shipyard in northeastern Quang Ninh province. The H172 freighter, to be

Bourbon Orders 46 Vessels

Feb 28, 2007

Bourbon ordered 3 series of modern offshore service vessels, 46 units for $730m from the Sinopacific shipyards in China (44 vessels) and West Atlantic Shipyard in Nigeria (2 vessels).

Houston Exploration Reports 2006 Results

Feb 28, 2007

The Houston Exploration Company reported full-year 2006 net income of $67.8 million, or $2.36 per diluted share. This compares with net income of $105.

BC Ferries Release 3Q Results

Feb 28, 2007

British Columbia Ferry Services Inc. (BC Ferries) announced its third quarter results for fiscal 2006/07 with a net loss of $1.8 million for the three months ended December 31,

Adyard Completes $ 5.5m Atlantis Contract

Feb 28, 2007

Adyard L.L.C has completed a contract from Atlantis Holding Norway AS a wholly-owned subsidiary of Chinese giant Sinochem Corporation. The $5.5m deal involved the fabrication,

First Call of the Hyundai Bangkok

Feb 28, 2007

On its first journey from Asia to Europe the container ship new building Hyundai Bangkok for the first time visited the HHLA container terminal Altenwerder in Hamburg.

Valhall Offshore Platform Contract to Aker Kvaerner

Feb 28, 2007

BP on behalf of the BP Licences has entered into final clarifications with Aker Kværner in a view to award contract for the steel substructure to the Valhall Re-Development Project in the North Sea.

AMSC Continues Sales Growth in Wind Energy Market

Feb 28, 2007

American Superconductor Corporation has received new orders for its D-VAR voltage regulation systems for wind farms in Northern Ireland and Texas. With these additional orders,

Cosgriff Assumes Command of NAVCENT

Feb 28, 2007

Vice Adm. Patrick M. Walsh, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) and Commander, U.S. 5th Fleet, was relieved by Vice Adm. Kevin J. Cosgriff in a ceremony Feb.

EPA – Shipbuilding & Ship Repair, Air Emissions

Feb 27, 2007

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) received adverse comments to its direct final rule for National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for

SUPSALV Recovers MH-60S Helicopter from Ocean Floor

Feb 27, 2007

The Navy's Supervisor of Salvage and Diving (SUPSALV) has successfully recovered the MH-60S helicopter that crashed in the ocean off the Calif. coast on Jan 26.

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