Thursday, March 15, 2007 Maritime News

Cummings: Coast Guard Makes Progress on Turning Ship Around

Mar 15, 2007

Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, commented on the decision of the Coast Guard to

Quintana Takes Delivery of Bulk Carrier

Mar 15, 2007

Quintana Maritime Limited took delivery of Iron Miner, a newbuilding Capesize bulk carrier of 177,000 deadweight tons (dwt) from Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co.

Asian Nations Push for More Exposure in Cruise Market

Mar 15, 2007

The Port of Shanghai is getting a new cruise passenger terminal. Southeast Asian nations are teaming up on a Web site for cruise travelers. Officials from China

MarAd Vietnam Sign New Bilateral Maritime Agreement

Mar 15, 2007

U.S. maritime shippers, carriers and port operators will have far-reaching access to Vietnam’s rapidly expanding markets for transportation services, thanks to a new agreement signed today by U.

Chemoil Pays $55m for Bunkering Terminal, Tankers

Mar 15, 2007

Chemoil Energy Ltd. said it plans to buy a bunkering terminal and three oil tankers for a total of $55.14m. The San Francisco-based firm said in a statement it agreed,

Fincantieri Awarded Cruise Ship Order

Mar 15, 2007

Silversea Cruises has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for one 36,000-GRT, 540-guest, ultra-luxury vessel from Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri with delivery

Singapore To Invest $400m Into Cebu Shipbuilding Sector

Mar 15, 2007

Cebu's shipbuilding industry has attracted two Singaporean firms which are planning to invest about $400 million in the fast-growing industry, a Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) official said.

3e Technologies Awarded $1.1m Navy Contract

Mar 15, 2007

EFJ, Inc., said that its 3e Technologies International (3eTI) subsidiary has received a contract for $1.1 million to develop a wireless, spectrum management system for a U.

Finalists Named for DOI’s 2006 Safety Awards for Excellence (SAFE)

Mar 15, 2007

Fifteen offshore energy companies have been named national finalists for the Department of the Interior’s 2006 Safety Awards for Excellence (SAFE) competition.

Germanischer Lloyd at Seatrade Cruise Shipping

Mar 15, 2007

Emergency Response Service for Passenger Ships A cruise ship scrapes a reef. A fire breaks out in a storage room. The many different scenarios the Emergency

Coast Guard Reassigns Deepwater Patrol Boat Project

Mar 15, 2007

FRC Photo Credit: USCGThe U.S. Coast Guard has terminated the Deepwater Fast Response Cutter-B acquisition currently with Integrated Coast Guard Systems and reassigned

Navy-Chartered Ship Delivers Coalition Cargo

Mar 15, 2007

A Military Sealift Command-chartered ship, MV Tor Futura, arrived in Szczecin, Poland, on March 9 to off-load nearly 20,000 square feet of Slovakian army cargo.

SecDef Announces Flag Officer Assignments

Mar 15, 2007

Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates announced March 13 that the President has made the following nominations: Navy Reserve Rear Adm. (lower half) Albert Garcia

This Day in Naval History - March 15

Mar 15, 2007

1865 - In the largest amphibious operation of the war, Union forces capture Fort Fisher, N.C. 1943 - The Numbered fleet system is established. 1957 - Airship

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