Monday, February 12, 2007 Maritime News

Omega to Expand Fleet

Feb 12, 2007

Omega Navigation Enterprises, Inc. will acquire two newbuilding Ice Class 1A Panamax product tankers. The vessels, which will be named the Omega Emmanuel and

RCL Majesty Undergoes Renovation

Feb 12, 2007

Royal Caribbean International's Majesty of the Seas returns home to South Florida after undergoing an extensive bow-to-stern renovation that includes several new dining and entertainment options.

Abbott Joins Seward & Kissel

Feb 12, 2007

Seward & Kissel LLP announced that James E. Abbott has joined the firm as a partner. He will be joining Seward & Kissel’s Corporate Finance Department to help lead its Business Transactions Group,

Cruise West Names Petrone Chief Marketing Officer

Feb 12, 2007

Cruise West, the largest American-owned cruise line and leader in small-ship cruising, has announced Al Petrone as its Chief Marketing Officer. Petrone has been

Practical Checklist for MARPOL Requirements

Feb 12, 2007

Marine Pollution Prevention Pocket Checklist, jointly published by Lloyd’s Register and the UK P&I Club, aims to help masters and owners to comply with the

From Steel to Foam

Feb 12, 2007

Dawn breaks and envelops the northern New Jersey shoreline with a golden glow on an early December morning as a boat crew from Aids to Navigation

Oil Spill Closes Intracoastal Waterway

Feb 12, 2007

The Intracoastal Waterway has been closed for six miles west of Lake Charles, La., due to an oil spill today initially estimated at 700 gallons. A watchstander

Vacon Strengthens Distribution in Russia

Feb 12, 2007

The Finland-based AC drives manufacturer Vacon has signed a distributor agreement with Ruselprom, one of the biggest motor manufacturing companies in Russia.

Makin Island Takes Top Honor at Local Surface Line Competition

Feb 12, 2007

Crewmembers from Pre-Commissioning Units (PCU) Makin Island (LHD 8) and Mesa Verde (LPD 19) wrapped up the first Pascagoula Surface Line Week (SLW) competition on Feb.

Diamond Offshore Reports 4Q Results

Feb 12, 2007

Deepwater drilling company Diamond Offshore announced fourth quarter and full-year earnings. Results were solid, with revenues and earnings showing big increases

Vinalines Plans to Expand Fleet

Feb 12, 2007

Vinalines plans to expand its fleet of ships so it can transport 2.6 million tons of cargo by 2010 A company official said Vinalines would continue to invest in building new seaports in Dinh Vu,

Oldest Coast Guard Vessel Decommissioned

Feb 12, 2007

The U.S. Coast Guard decommissioned its oldest vessel, retiring the cutter Storis with eight rings of a bell and the playing of taps in a gymnasium at the Kodiak Coast Guard Base.

Waxman Sees Discrepancy In Coast Guard Ship Contract

Feb 12, 2007

Managers of the U.S. Coast Guard's $24b fleet-overhaul program appeared to cover up a Navy engineering report that highlighted design flaws in a new cutter under

Report: Shipbuilding Getting Safer

Feb 12, 2007

Building ships long has ranked as one of the more dangerous industrial jobs, according to a report in the Daily Press. There's just something about cutting and bending steel,

Ronald Reagan Strike Group Enters 7th Fleet

Feb 12, 2007

The USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) Carrier Strike Group (RRSG) entered the U.S. 7th Fleet’s area of responsibility (AOR) Feb. 9, as part of a surge deployment to promote peace,

SK Corp. Buys Stake in Vietnam Offshore Oil Field

Feb 12, 2007

SK Corp. bought a 25 percent stake in an offshore oil development project in Vietnam to better tap the fast-growing energy demand in Southeast Asia. According to the Korea Herald newspaper,

Volvo Penta Celebrates 100th Anniversary

Feb 12, 2007

Volvo Penta was established in 1907 – the year the company produced its first marine engine. Volvo Penta has had global innovations with the Aquamatic sterndrive,

Totem Plus Secures FPSO Contracts

Feb 12, 2007

Totem Plus, manufacturer of Marine automation and navigation systems, has secured a contract for the engineering, supply and installation of a comprehensive Tank

BP Addresses Tanker Problems

Feb 12, 2007

BP's new fleet of oil tankers, already dogged by cracked rudders and missing anchors, now has a new glitch, according to a report on www.scrippsnews.com. Fleet

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