Thursday, February 22, 2007 Maritime News

Northrop Grumman Completes Main Mast Installation On USS Carl Vinson

Feb 22, 2007

Northrop Grumman completed a significant work performance milestone on the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) with the installation of the final section of the ship's main mast.

Indian Coast Guard Pushes for Boat Deal

Feb 22, 2007

The Indian Coast Guard is in the process of acquiring a fleet of modern, high-speed boats to patrol sensitive stretches of the coastline. A proposal to purchase

RasGas LNG Carrier Fleet Grows to 12

Feb 22, 2007

RasGas’s LNG tanker fleet has grown to 12 with the addition of Al Daayen, built by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co, South Korea. Al Daayen was recently

MSC Oiler Honored with Environmental Award

Feb 22, 2007

The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Hopper (DDG 70) receives stores from the Military Sealift Command underway replenishment ship USNS John

Seadrill Sells FPSO Crystal Sea

Feb 22, 2007

Seadrill Limited, the owners of the Crystal Sea, have completed a sale of the FPSO vessel to BW Offshore. The total consideration for the FPSO vessel is $80 million

Wärtsilä Extends License Agreement to Yichang Marine Diesel

Feb 22, 2007

Wärtsilä Switzerland Ltd and Yichang Marine Diesel Engine Plant (YMD) of Yichang, China, jointly signed an agreement in January 2007 to extend the existing

FMC – Petition for Stay Denied in PRPA Case

Feb 22, 2007

The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) released the order of an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) denying the petition of Puerto Rico Ports Authority (PRPA) for

Zabrocky to Headline WISTA

Feb 22, 2007

Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) USA announced that Lois K. Zabrocky of Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. (OSG) will be the keynote

COSCO Selects Intergraph Marine Enterprise

Feb 22, 2007

Intergraph Corporation announced that COSCO Shipyard Group, a joint venture comprising five shipyards operated by China Ocean Shipping Company (COSCO) and Singapore's SembCorp Marine,

Carnival to Sell Windstar Cruises

Feb 22, 2007

Carnival Corporation & plc has signed a definitive agreement to sell its Windstar Cruises brand to Ambassadors International Inc. Windstar Cruises, which operates three sailing vessels,

Recovery of Remaining Oil from Solar Days to Take Several Days

Feb 22, 2007

The Italian sub-sea construction service provider will begin offloading oil from the sunken tanker Solar 1 on March 14. Although Sonsub International expects the offloading to be an easy job,

Product Tanker Palva Delivered

Feb 22, 2007

The product tanker Palva was delivered today from Bordosplit Shipyard in Split. The Palva and sister vessel the Stena Poseidon, which was delivered from the same shipyard in January,

China Shipping to Buy Two Tankers

Feb 22, 2007

Bulk shipping operator China Shipping Development is spending $87m on another two oil tankers to boost capacity. The new tankers, each with a capacity of 46,

New Orleans Maritime High School

Feb 22, 2007

The maritime industry’s need for qualified employees is approaching a crisis, and it is only predicted to worsen in the near future. This has caused industry personnel

Wärtsilä Extends Licence Agreement in China

Feb 22, 2007

Wärtsilä Switzerland Ltd and Yichang Marine Diesel Engine Plant (YMD) of Yichang, China, jointly signed an agreement in January 2007 to extend the existing licence

Orders for Floating Production Systems

Feb 22, 2007

(Source: IMA, Floating Production Systems, 2006) If confirmation is needed that the offshore oil sector is booming, it’s clearly provided by the recent spike in orders for production floaters.

MSC Oiler Wins Enviro Award

Feb 22, 2007

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Michael Mullen announced that Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS John Ericsson (TAO-194) won a 2006 Environmental Quality Small Ship award.

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