March, 2007 Maritime News

Royal Caribbean Names Godmother of Liberty of Seas

Mar 30, 2007

After a six month search, Royal Caribbean International today named travel agent Donnalea Madaley godmother of the cruise line’s newest ship, Liberty of the Seas,

Woods Hole Group Awarded BPTT Contract

Mar 30, 2007

Woods Hole Group, Inc. of Falmouth, Massachusetts has been contracted by BP Trinidad and Tobago, LLC (bpTT) to design, build and install a meteorological and

EBDG’s New Orleans Office Growing

Mar 30, 2007

Elliott Bay Design Group's (EBDG) New Orleans office has added new staff and projects. Seattle-based EBDG opened its New Orleans branch in November 2006 with the key hires of Michael Walker,

Pearl Harbor Joins Partnership of the Americas

Mar 30, 2007

Sailors aboard dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) man the rails as a tugboat assigned to Naval Station Pearl Harbor guides the ship into Pearl Harbor.

Odfjell Sells Two Ships

Mar 30, 2007

As part of Odfjell's continued fleet renewal process, two older ships have been sold. OWL Trader (12 450 dwt./built 1982) was delivered to her new owners 28 March 2007.

Keppel FELS Delivers Jackup for ENSCO

Mar 30, 2007

Keppel FELS Limited (Keppel FELS) has delivered ENSCO 108, its ninth jackup rig for ENSCO International Inc (ENSCO) on schedule, within budget and with zero loss time incidents.

Police Investigation in Moscow at Aker Kvaerner

Mar 30, 2007

Russian police came to the Aker Kvaerner Engineering & Technology representation office in Moscow to inquire about a complaint from a former Russian business partner

Project SAFEDOR- Maritime Experts Meet in Munich

Mar 30, 2007

The approval procedures of risk-based ship design is one feature of the European research project SAFEDOR. The SAFEDOR research project views safety of ships

Trident Warrior ’07 Brings New Technology to the Fleet

Mar 30, 2007

Naval Network Warfare Command (NETWARCOM) is hosting Trident Warrior 2007, the annual FORCEnet sea trial event, from March 16 through March 30, to improve communication

This Day in Naval History - March 30

Mar 30, 2007

From the Navy News Service 1944 - Torpedo squadrons from carriers are used for the first time to drop aerial mines - Palau Harbor in the South Pacific. 1972

Horizon Lines Prepays Additional $25m of Debt

Mar 30, 2007

Horizon Lines, Inc. reported that it is making a $25m prepayment on its outstanding long-term debt. This follows a $25m prepayment made December 14, 2006 and

Marine Polluter to pay $70K Fine

Mar 30, 2007

A Nova Scotia provincial court judge has recently ordered the jackup Oil Rig Rowan Gorilla VI to pay a $70,000 penalty for illegally discharging a pollutant in Canadian waters.

PMI Develops Z-Drive Tug Handling Program

Mar 29, 2007

The Pacific Maritime Institute, in partnership with Captain Jeff Slesinger, has developed and implemented a three-phase Z-drive Tug Handling Program. The

Chief Engineers Plead Guilty to Concealing Pollution

Mar 29, 2007

The chief engineers of two American-flagged car-carrier ships based in Baltimore have pleaded guilty to criminal charges related to the deliberate discharge of

Limited Brands Honors MOL

Mar 29, 2007

Limited Logistic Services, the transportation arm of specialty retailer, Limited Brands, has presented MOL its ocean carrier 2006 Distinguished Service Provider award.

Hyundai Mipo Expands Navy Yard contract

Mar 29, 2007

A South Korean shipbuilder said that it will be building additional tankers and container ships at the old Philadelphia Navy Yard. The parent of Aker Philadelphia Shipyard Inc.

Höegh LNG and Mitsui OSK Lines Confirm LNG Re-gasification Vessels

Mar 29, 2007

Höegh LNG and Mitsui OSK Lines, Ltd. (MOL) confirm the signing of long term time charter parties for two Shuttle and Regasification Vessels (SRV) with SUEZ LNG Trading SA.

Mische Appointed as VP, Alliance Navigation

Mar 29, 2007

Robert W. Mische, formerly General Manager Logistics, Höegh Autoliners Inc., has been appointed Vice President, Alliance Navigation LLC responsible for the carriage of U.

Washington State – Oil Transfer Requirement Training

Mar 29, 2007

Ecology field visits help operators understand new oil transfer requirements Washington companies and operators that transfer oil over water to non-recreational

Three Shipping Companies Indicted for Dumping Oily Waste

Mar 29, 2007

The U.S. Department of Justice said that three shipping companies have been indicted for various federal offenses relating to the alleged dumping of oily waste,


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