Friday, February 09, 2007 Maritime News

Hellenic Navy Minehunter Crews Train At MSI Norfolk

Feb 09, 2007

MarineSafety International provided training to eight Greek Naval Officers in connection with Foreign Military Sale (FMS) transfer of two US Navy MHC-1, Osprey Class Minehunters.

Garware Offshore Inks MoU With Havyard Leirvik

Feb 09, 2007

arware Offshore Services in association with Norway-based Havyard Leirvik AS signed a memorandum of understanding for marketing and sale of ships built by Havyard Leirvik A.

Majesty of the Seas Returns From Renovation

Feb 09, 2007

Less than a month after aging cruise ship Majesty of the Seas went off to drydock in the Bahamas to be refurbished, the new, improved Majesty sailed back to Miami on Feb.

Shipyard Hopes to be Exempt from ID Cards

Feb 09, 2007

It could be months before the Coast Guard decides whether 19,000 workers at Northrop Grumman Newport News will have to submit their fingerprints and undergo national

Subcommittee Calls Public Hearing on LCS

Feb 09, 2007

The Navy’s ship for future sea warfare has become so problematic a congressional subcommittee has called a public hearing to get immediate answers. The Seapower

SCF Orders from Marine Builders

Feb 09, 2007

Construction has begun on a multiple-vessel order for push boats at Marine Builders, Inc. Indiana shipyard. The vessels are being built to the account of SCF Marine LLC.

HMS Portland Sails After Upkeep Period

Feb 09, 2007

Type 23 frigate HMS Portland has been handed back to the Fleet following a nine-month upkeep period completed by Fleet Support Limited (FSL) in Portsmouth. The

ACP Awards Financial Advisor Contract for Expansion

Feb 09, 2007

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) announced that it has awarded the financial advisor contract for the Panama Canal expansion to Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd.

Baydelta Picks Up Option for Second Nichols Brothers-Built Tug

Feb 09, 2007

Baydelta Maritime of San Francisco has exercised its option for a second 100-ft., 6800-hp harbor tug from Nichols Brothers Boat Builders. Meanwhile, an order

Smit Intl. Profit Nearly Doubles

Feb 09, 2007

Smit International reported that its profit for 2006 will amount to approximately EUR 75 million, almost twice the net profit compared to the year 2005 (EUR 38.

Problems Continue to Plague BP Ships

Feb 09, 2007

BP's new fleet of oil tankers, already dogged by cracked rudders and missing anchors, now has a new glitch. Fleet managers have been forced to replace deck

General Maritime Corp. Announces 4Q Results

Feb 09, 2007

General Maritime Corporation announced that it will hold a conference call to discuss the Company's results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2006 on Thursday, February 22, 2006.

Lockheed Gets $5.7m Navy Deal

Feb 09, 2007

The U.S. Navy awarded a $5.7m contract modification to a unit of Lockheed Martin Corp. Lockheed Martin Maritime Systems and Sensors will deliver cruiser modernization hardware to the Navy,

Kvichak Completes Navy MPF Utility Boats

Feb 09, 2007

Photo credit: Bill Sutton Kvichak Marine Industries completed the construction and delivery of 10 each MPF utility boats for the United States Navy. The 40-ft.

Aker Yards Gets Contract for Multi-Purpose Vessels

Feb 09, 2007

Aker Yards in Ukraine (Damen Shipyards Okean) has been awarded a contract for delivery of three multi-purpose vessels by the Ukrainian shipping company JSSC Ukrrichflot.

Vinashin Sets Up Joint Venture with Dutch Partner

Feb 09, 2007

The Vietnam Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (Vinashin) has signed a contract with its Dutch partner, Damen Shipbuilding Corporation, to set up a shipyard

USCG – Salvage and Firefighting – Partial Suspension

Feb 09, 2007

The US Coast Guard is suspending, until February 12, 2009, the requirement for vessel response plans (VRPs) to identify salvage and firefighting capability that

USACE Seeks Comment on Gulfport Harbor Navigation Project

Feb 09, 2007

The US Army Corps of Engineers is seeking public comment on its Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (DSEIS) relating to the Federal Gulfport Harbor

Ferry Captain Sentenced for Fraudulent License

Feb 09, 2007

The US Coast Guard said that a man formerly employed as a ferry captain was sentenced to five months of confinement, followed by three years of supervised release,

Bayport Container Terminal Grand Opening

Feb 09, 2007

About 800 elected officials, port commissioners, community leaders, labor leaders and representatives of the maritime industry turned out on February 8 to watch

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