Wednesday, March 21, 2007 Maritime News

AAPA Selects Panama's President as Port Person of the Year

Mar 21, 2007

At its annual Spring Conference yesterday, the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) announced the selection of Panama President Martin Torrijos as

U.S. Maritime Agreement Could Boost Vietnam’s Economy

Mar 21, 2007

A new bilateral U.S.-Vietnamese agreement on maritime services could make the Vietnamese economy more competitive internationally and help Vietnam attract more foreign investment and know-how, U.

Bartlett Urges Naval Shipbuilding Reform

Mar 21, 2007

A leading Republican in Congress called Tuesday for sweeping reforms in the U.S. Navy's shipbuilding programs. There are several key elements necessary to achieve cost reductions,

Ferry Spills Fuel in U.S. Virgin Islands

Mar 21, 2007

A passenger ferry that ran aground on a coral reef near the U.S. Virgin Islands has spilled half its fuel into the water, the U.S. Coast Guard. An estimated

Frontline Exercises Options for Tankers from China's Jiangsu Group

Mar 21, 2007

Frontline Ltd said it has exercised options for an additional two Suezmax tankers, to be built by the Jiangsu Rongsheng Heavy Industries Group in China. These orders,

Qatar's Annual LNG Output Hits 30.7m Tons

Mar 21, 2007

The Director of the RasGas Company announced that Qatar has become the world's biggest Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) producer, at a total LNG capacity of 30.

U.S. Navy Asserts State Secrets in Sonar Case

Mar 21, 2007

The U.S. Navy on Tuesday said it had asserted the "state secrets" privilege in a lawsuit by environmental groups, a move to keep the military from being forced

Panama Signs up Vietnam to Inspect its Ships

Mar 21, 2007

The Vietnam Register (VR) and the Panamanian Isthmus Bureau of Shipping (IBS) have signed an agreement under which Vietnam will check Panamanian ships in waters near its territory.

Vinson Starts Preps for Leaving Dry Dock

Mar 21, 2007

USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) is scheduled to leave dry dock in May for a pierside location after spending nearly two years in Dry Dock 11 at Northrop Grumman Newport News shipyard.

USS Safeguard Completes TOWEX with JDS Amakusa

Mar 21, 2007

USS Safeguard (ARS 50) conducted a towing exercise March 15 in the Sea of Japan, working with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Ship JS Amakusa (AMS 4303).

Senate Confirms Keating, Renuart to Key Commands

Mar 21, 2007

The U.S. Senate confirmed the nominees to the top posts at U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM) and U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM) during the March 19 session.

Carney Trains With Jamaican Defense Force Coast Guard

Mar 21, 2007

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Susan Cornell USS Carney (DDG 64) hosted members of the Jamaican Coast Guard for a one-day training

Future of Pakistan Deep-Sea Port Touted

Mar 21, 2007

Leaders are touting development of Pakistan's first deep-sea port at Gwadar as a potentially potent engine for trade and other economic growth in the region, reported UPI.

Submarine Force Participates in Ice Exercise 2007

Mar 21, 2007

Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Alexandria (SSN 757) is submerged after surfacing through two feet of ice during ICEX-07, a U.S. Navy and Royal Navy

DNV Gets Half of All Middle East Shipbuilding Contracts

Mar 21, 2007

Risk manager for the oil and gas sector, Det Norske Veritas (DNV), has won more than half of all new shipbuilding contracts for owners in the Middle East and India, according to AB.

MEBA Signs LNG Crewing Agreement with Excelerate Energy

Mar 21, 2007

The Marine Engineers' Beneficial Association (MEBA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with innovative LNG importer Excelerate Energy to utilize U.

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