Wednesday, March 14, 2007 Maritime News

ACP to Hold Public Hearing on Proposed Changes

Mar 14, 2007

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) held a public hearing in the Ascanio Arosemena Auditorium in Balboa, Panama, on its proposal to restructure the Panama Canal’s

Swiber to Increase Fleet

Mar 14, 2007

Gulf News reports that Singapore-listed marine engineering firm Swiber Holdings plans to increase the size of its fleet in the next three years by adding 19 new vessels.

Coast Guard, Navy to Conduct Security Exercise

Mar 14, 2007

A flotilla of military and support vessels Tuesday will conduct a joint security exercise off of the entrance to Pearl Harbor. Persons viewing this exercise

Coast Guard, Rescue Tug Bail Out Boat at Neah Bay

Mar 14, 2007

The Coast Guard and the state-funded rescue tugboat at Neah Bay rescued a sinking fishing boat in the bay, reported the Seattle Times. The 70-ft. boat Kristena Rose,

Maersk Line, Limited Defense Logistics Services Now Available Via FIRST

Mar 14, 2007

Maersk Line, Limited Defense Logistics Services Now Available Via FIRST Department of Defense (DoD) organizations now have access to Maersk Line, Limited's (MLL)

MITAGS Technology Center to Celebrate Grand Opening of Simulation Technology Center

Mar 14, 2007

The Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies (MITAGS) will celebrate the grand opening of its marine simulation technology center on March 26. The event will include a reception,

Orders at Korea's 3 Big Shipyards to Break $30B

Mar 14, 2007

Korea's three major shipbuilders are expected to draw in orders worth $30 billion this year, according to a report on http://english.chosun.com. Reports put

Caterpillar to Power Series of NCL Cruise Ships

Mar 14, 2007

Caterpillar Marine Power Systems (CMPS) has been awarded a contract to supply the main engines on new cruise ships for US-based Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL Corp.

Grimaldi Group Orders Five RoRo's for $430m

Mar 14, 2007

The Grimaldi Group ordered five Ro-Ro Multipurpose Car Carriers for its Atlantic Services. The order was placed with Hyundai Mipo Dockyard of Ulsan, South Korea,

Hamburg Cruise Center to Promote Seatrade

Mar 14, 2007

The Hamburg Cruise Center e.V., together with the cruise terminal operator UNIKAI Lagerei- und Speditionsgesellschaft mbH will promote the destination Hamburg at Seatrade.

Wreck Removal Convention: Key Issues Remain Unresolved

Mar 14, 2007

New developments in wreck removal and the ever-increasing size of ships provided the focus for the International Salvage Union’s London conference on March 7.

Scholarship Honors Navy Veteran and Offers Educational Opportunity

Mar 14, 2007

A group of shipmates from the now decommissioned U.S. Navy destroyer USS John A. Bole (DD-755) have established the “LT William G. Faris Scholarship Fund” in memory of a fellow shipmate.

Coast Guard Responds to Rock Barge Incident

Mar 14, 2007

Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit (MSU) Port Arthur is responding to a marine casualty on the Sabine-Neches waterway involving a barge under tow, which became unstable

Adm. Fallon Relinquishes Helm at U.S. Pacific Command

Mar 14, 2007

From U.S. Pacific Command Public Affairs Admiral William J. Fallon, Commander, U.S. Pacific Command relinquished command to Air Force Lt. Gen. Daniel P. Leaf, Deputy Commander of U.

Navy to Drop Anchor in Tucson

Mar 14, 2007

The Navy Office of Community Outreach (NAVCO) and Navy Recruiting District (NRD) Phoenix are partnering to celebrate Tucson Navy Week, from March 14 through March 20.

This Day in Naval History - March 14

Mar 14, 2007

Story Number: NNS011215-15 Release Date: 12/15/2001 6:23:00 PM From the Navy News Service 1863 - Rear Adm. Farragut's squadron of seven ships forces its way

Ceremony Celebrates Completion Of First Vehicle-Passenger Ferry For Turkey

Mar 14, 2007

Following the launch in December of Osman Gazi-1, the first of two Auto Express 88 fast car ferries for the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, an Inaugural Voyage

Merger Plan Bigned Hydro, Statoil

Mar 14, 2007

The Board of Directors of Statoil ASA and Norsk Hydro ASA have now signed the final plan to demerge Hydro as part of the planned merger of Hydro's petroleum activities with Statoil.

Todd Shipyard Gives Klickitat Early Drydock for Repair

Mar 14, 2007

Washington State Ferries Director of Marine Operations Traci Brewer-Rogstad announced that M/V Klickitat went into Todd Shipyard’s drydock this afternoon, ahead of schedule.

Vacon opens subsidiary in Australia

Mar 14, 2007

The Finland-based AC drives manufacturer Vacon strengthens its global presence by opening a subsidiary in Australia. The grand opening will take place on March 15 in Melbourne,

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