Monday, February 26, 2007 Maritime News

Royal Caribbean International's Latest Megaships to Debut in 2008

Feb 26, 2007

Royal Caribbean International announced plans to deploy Independence of the Seas - the third in its new Freedom class of ships - in the United Kingdom, when she debuts in May 2008.

Washington State – Coastal Oil Spill Response Plans

Feb 26, 2007

The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) and U.S. Coast Guard are looking for interested parties to help update the state's oil spill response strategies

Daewoo wins $430m Contract to Build Drill Ship

Feb 26, 2007

Daewoo Shipbuilding Marine & Engineering Co., won a $430m order to build an offshore drill ship. The deal from Odfjell Invest Ltd. calls for Daewoo Shipbuilding

Wärtsilä and BW Gas Sign Training Contract

Feb 26, 2007

Wärtsilä Corporation and the Norwegian gas transportation company BW Gas ASA of Oslo signed a contract in January 2007 for the training of BW Gas personnel.

Morgan Stanley May Run Larger Tankers for Oil Trades

Feb 26, 2007

Morgan Stanley plans to expand its oil tanker business as global demand for crude rises, according to two people briefed on the discussions, according to Bloomberg.

Turkey, Egypt to Discuss Oil Crisis in Mediterranean

Feb 26, 2007

Turkish and Egyptian foreign ministers agreed to set up delegations to discuss an Egyptian-Greek Cypriot deal that paves the way for oil and gas exploration by

OSG to Acquire Heidmar Lightering

Feb 26, 2007

Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. will acquire the Heidmar Lightering business from Heidmar Inc., a subsidiary of Morgan Stanley Capital Group Inc. The operation,

Ambassadors International to Acquire Windstar Cruises

Feb 26, 2007

Ambassadors International, Inc. it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Windstar Cruises from Holland America Line, a unit of Carnival Corporation & plc .

Coast Guard to Build $17m Facility in New Orleans

Feb 26, 2007

The Coast Guard Sector New Orleans recently announced plans to build a $17 million facility on the Naval Support Activity next to the Federal City in New Orleans.

MDSU 1 Completes Emergent Repair of Chinese Flagged Merchant Vessel

Feb 26, 2007

By Lt. Cmdr. Keith Dowling, Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit Executive Officer The “Heavy Lifters” of Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 1 responded to a request Jan.

SECNAV Tours Shipyard

Feb 26, 2007

Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV), the Honorable Donald C. Winter tours an automated robotic welding facility at the A.P. Moller-Maersk’s Odense Steel Shipyard.

Contemplated Reductions of the Labor Force

Feb 26, 2007

The management of Odense Steel Shipyard Ltd. has decided to initiate negotiations for a reduction in the number of employees due to difficulties in obtaining new orders.

Taiwanese Shipper To Build Cruise Ships

Feb 26, 2007

Taiwan's Yangming Marine Corp. shipping line plans to diversify and build cruise ships, the company said. Yangming said it plans to launch its first luxury cruise ship in 2012,

HHI Tests First Thruster

Feb 26, 2007

HHI’s Engine & Machinery Division successfully completed a function test for a side thruster with a capacity of 2,000kW on February 12. The side thruster will be installed in a 145,

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