Friday, March 23, 2007 Maritime News

Secretary Chertoff Discusses Port Security

Mar 23, 2007

The Department of Homeland Security posted the remarks by Secretary Michael Chertoff concerning port security. Topics included keeping dangerous cargo out of the United States,

NOAA – Thunder Bay NMS Advisory Council

Mar 23, 2007

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is seeking applicants for membership on the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council.

New Orleans Regional Exam Center Moves to Permanent Facility

Mar 23, 2007

The New Orleans Regional Examination Center (REC) will move to its permanent facility in Mandeville, La., and is scheduled to open on April 2. The Metairie

This Day in Naval History - March 23

Mar 23, 2007

1815 - USS Hornet captures HMS Penguin in a battle lasting 22 minutes. 1882 - The Secretary of the Navy, William H. Hunt, issues General Order No. 292, creating the Office of Naval Intelligence.

The U.S. Navy Beyond Iraq - Sea Power for a New Era

Mar 23, 2007

On April 3, the Brookings Institution's 21st Century Defense Initiative will host Admiral Michael G. Mullen, chief of naval operations, for a discussion of the U.

Milestones in Aker American Shipping Tanker Series

Mar 23, 2007

Just weeks after delivery of the first ship in the series of product tankers under construction at Aker Philadelphia Shipyard, major milestones were achieved on two subsequent vessels.

EU Clears Thales, DCN Shipbuilding Combo

Mar 23, 2007

France's two main warship makers, DCN and Thales SA, won EU approval to combine their shipbuilding businesses, boosting the prospect of wider consolidation in Europe's fragmented naval sector.

Coast Guard Integrated Support Command

Mar 23, 2007

Portsmouth Hosts Search and Rescue Forum The Coast Guard and the Virginia Marine Police are combining forces in southeast Virginia to sponsor a search and rescue forum from 8:30a.

VSTEP Launches Ship Simulator Professional

Mar 23, 2007

VSTEP launched Ship Simulator Professional, an interactive training tool for maritime professional. Ship Simulator Professional connects standard navigation equipment

Ronald Reagan, Lake Champlain Arrive in Korea for Port Visit

Mar 23, 2007

Commander, Carrier Strike Group (CCSG) 7, Rear Adm. Charles Martoglio, thanks a local child after receiving a lei from a local area child during a port visit to Busan, Republic of Korea.

Tankers International Employs Magenta Multi-Agent

Mar 23, 2007

Tankers International (TI), one of the largest operators of modern double hull VLCCs (Very Large Crude Carriers), uses Magenta's leading edge multi-agent software

ClearSpan Launches ClearSpan Fabric Structures

Mar 23, 2007

ClearSpan, division of FarmTek, has launched ClearSpan Fabric Structures International, Inc. to provide customized building solutions for large scale, engineered,

Sea Tow Awards New U.S. Franchises

Mar 23, 2007

Sea Tow Services International Inc., announced the opening of four new franchises: Sea Tow Buzzards Bay (Mass.), Sea Tow Montauk (N.Y.), Sea Tow Lake Eufaula (Ala.

Kongsberg Maritime to Increase Training in Philippines

Mar 23, 2007

Manilla last week signed an agreement to provide training courses for Kongsberg products in the Philippines. Following demand from ship owners, several courses will be initiated Autumn 2007.

Global Industries Elects Dickerson to the Board of Directors

Mar 23, 2007

Global Industries, Ltd. said that Lawrence R. Dickerson, President and Chief Operating Officer of Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc. has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Company.

Coast Guard Conducts Training At Port of Catoosa

Mar 23, 2007

The Coast Guard is in Green Country for a series of exercises. Members of the Lower Mississippi Sector of the Guard trained Wednesday at the Port of Catoosa.

Deepwater C4ISR Upgrades Contribute to Record Drug Seizure

Mar 23, 2007

The U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration have announced the record maritime seizure of more than 42,000 pounds of cocaine by 378-foot

CNOOC Aims 60m LNG Imports in 15 yrs

Mar 23, 2007

China's offshore oil and gas specialist China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC) plans to boost its imports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to 60 million tons a year in 15 years, Reuters reported.

Statoil to Develop LNG Projects CNPC

Mar 23, 2007

Norway's Statoil will cooperate with China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC), China's largest oil producer, to develop a liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects, a senior Statoil official said.

EU Commission Approves Aid for Slovakian Shipyard Modernisation

Mar 23, 2007

The European Commission has approved investment aid of 500,000 eur for the Slovakian shipbuilding company Slovenske lodenice Komarno which operates shipyards

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