Monday, March 12, 2007 Maritime News

BC Ferries’ Northern Vessel Opens to Public

Mar 12, 2007

BC Ferries will host a series of open houses this month to give all members of the public an early preview of its newest ship, the MV Northern Adventure. The

Homeland Security Secretary to Speak at Ports Association Gathering

Mar 12, 2007

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, only the second to serve in this cabinet level post since the DHS was formed after 9/11, will

New Funding Needed for Malaysia's Maritime Sector

Mar 12, 2007

The local maritime industry needs additional funding as the New Shipping Financing Fund (NSFF) will soon be exhausted. Total loans dispensed under the RM1 billion NSFF have reached RM914.

Ashland Names Piiroinen to European Marine Manager

Mar 12, 2007

Olli Piiroinen has been named industry manager for the European marine market within Ashland Composite Polymers, a business group of Ashland Performance Materials, a division of Ashland Inc.

Coast Guard Orders Keep Marinette Marine Busy

Mar 12, 2007

The cutter Mackinaw is one of 31 vessels Marinette Marine Corp. has produced for the U.S. Coast Guard. The company is also building 180 high-speed interdiction

Gladding-Hearn Starts Construction of New Chesapeake Class Launch

Mar 12, 2007

Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation, has begun construction of a new pilot boat for the St. Johns Bar pilots of Jacksonville, Fla. Delivery is scheduled for February 2008.

Crowley Names Sweeney as VP of Safety and Health

Mar 12, 2007

As part of its focus on safety, Crowley Maritime Corporation announced today that Alex Sweeney has been named vice president of safety and health. Sweeney will

Sen. Vitter: New Orleans 'Embodies a New Culture of Technological Growth And Economic Progress'

Mar 12, 2007

Speaking to a crowd of more than 5,000, U.S. Sen. David Vitter of La., described the Northrop Grumman-built amphibious transport dock ship New Orleans (LPD 18)

Hearing on Coast Guard Budget and Oversight

Mar 12, 2007

On March 15, the Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and the Coast Guard of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation will conduct

USCG Seeking Applicants for TSAC

Mar 12, 2007

The US Coast Guard is seeking applicants for membership on the Towing Safety Advisory Committee (TSAC). Applications should be received by March 30. Source: HK Law

Owner Fined for Grossly Negligent Operation

Mar 12, 2007

The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California said that the owner of a foreign freighter pled guilty to grossly negligent operation of a vessel and was fined $50,000.

USS New Olreans Commisioned in Namesake City

Mar 12, 2007

Sailors from USS New Orleans (LPD 18) and Marines from the 14th Regiment manned the rails of the San Antonio class ship March 10, bringing it to life during a commissioning

Theodore Roosevelt Moves to Shipyard

Mar 12, 2007

Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Lucas Friend and Gunner's Mate 3rd Class Derek Benedict stand watch with a .50-caliber machine gun aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier

Marlink Opens New Operations Center in Houston

Mar 12, 2007

Marlink, a supplier of integrated satellite communications equipment and network services has opened an expanded regional operations center in Houston, Texas

Panama Canal Kicks Off Conference

Mar 12, 2007

More than 600 representatives from 222 companies and 34 countries arrived at Panama City's ATLAPA Convention Center for the Panama Canal Expansion Infoconference 2007.

MultiPlus Awarded Contract

Mar 12, 2007

MultiPlus Solutions in Norway was awarded a contract in China for the delivery and implementation of an ERP system at SinoPacific Shipbuilding Group. The committed order value of $1.

Danaos Orders Boxships from Chinese Shipyard

Mar 12, 2007

Danaos Corporation recently announced that it has signed shipbuilding contracts for four 6,800 TEU vessels with China Shipbuilding Trading Company, Limited.

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