April, 2007 Maritime News

Damen Combi Freighter 3850 Christened

Apr 30, 2007

On April 6, the fiftieth Combi Freighter 3850 of Damen Shipyards Bergum was christened in Harlingen. The ship was christened by Mrs. Verkaart. She baptised the ship on behalf of Unisea Shipping B.

Keppel Strengthens Safety with Leadership Training Initiative

Apr 30, 2007

Keppel Shipyard Limited, the shiprepair unit of Keppel Corporation Limited through its wholly owned subsidiary, Keppel Offshore & Marine Limited (Keppel O&M),

Theodore Roosevelt Quartermasters Train with Bainbridge

Apr 30, 2007

Four quartermasters from USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) joined USS Bainbridge (DDG 96) in early April as the ship sailed from Norfolk to participate in Neptune Warrior.

MarAd Lifts Ghost Fleet Moratorium

Apr 30, 2007

According to the Daily Press, MarAd has lifted a moratorium on the disposal of ships in the James River Reserve Fleet, clearing the way for more of the rusting

Hearing on Implementation of SAFE Port Act

Apr 30, 2007

On April 26, the Subcommittee on Border, Maritime & Global Counterterrorism of the House Committee on Homeland Security conducted an oversight hearing on implementation of the SAFE Port Act.

Unified Command Formed to Oversee Clean up in Long Beach Harbor

Apr 30, 2007

A unified command comprised of representatives from the U.S. Coast Guard, California Department of Fish and Game Office of Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR) and Paramount Petroleum Corp.

ACL Enters Into New $400mRevolving Credit Facility

Apr 30, 2007

American Commercial Lines Inc. (ACL) has entered into a new $400m bank revolving credit facility led by Wells Fargo Bank as administrative agent. The revolver has a five year term,

Iyanough Employs NVTi Technology

Apr 30, 2007

Commissioned on March 24, the 154 ft. fast ferry Iyanough is now servicing nearly 400 passengers on each of its eight daily trips between Hyannis and Nantucket, Massachusetts.

Partnership of the Americas Units Conduct Exercises with Brazilian Navy

Apr 30, 2007

Partnership of the Americas Task Group 40.0 conducted Passing Exercises (PASSEX) while underway with the Brazilian Navy on April 23 during Partnership of the Americas 2007.

Global Fleet Station Deployment Begins

Apr 30, 2007

High Speed Vessel (HSV) 2 Swift, along with Commander Task Group 40.9, is deploying as part of the Global Fleet Station (GFS) pilot to the Caribbean Basin and Central America.

Maersk Line Wins Best Global Shipping Line

Apr 30, 2007

Maersk Line was named Best Global Shipping Line at the 21st Asian Freight and Supply Chain Awards (AFSCAs) ceremony held in Macau, April 26, 2007. In addition,

Innovative Sea of Solutions Pipelay Vessel to be Built

Apr 30, 2007

The Larsen & Toubro/SapuraCrest Petroleum joint venture has ordered a new-generation heavy-lift/pipelay vessel designed by Sea of Solutions, part of the Offshore Ship Designers Group.

Container Ship Christened

Apr 30, 2007

The HCM City-based Sai Gon Shipbuilding Industry Company Ltd. (SSIC) and the Danish owner, the Erria A/S, launched a new 2,900 DWT container vessel. The new small river and seagoing container ship,

Evergreen Named Best Intra-Asian Shipping Line

Apr 30, 2007

Evergreen Marine Corp has been awarded Best Shipping Line - Intra Asia for the third year in a row at the 21st Asian Freight and Supply Chain Awards (AFSCA). Wong Kwok-Leung,

Quintana Prices Bunge Charters for 2009 at $21,800 Per Day

Apr 30, 2007

Quintana Maritime Limited has secured fourteen Kamsarmaxes and three Panamaxes, which were acquired from Metrobulk, under its master time charter with Bunge S.

AWO Elects New Chairman, Vice Chairman

Apr 27, 2007

The members of the American Waterways Operators (AWO), the national trade association for the American tugboat, towboat and barge industry, elected Mr. Royce C.

RINA Opens Indonesia Office

Apr 27, 2007

Classification society RINA has opened an office in Jakarta, Indonesia, to serve growing business across Indonesia. The opening ceremony had as godmother Francesca Hadinata,

EPA – Large Diesel Engines

Apr 27, 2007

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a direct final rule extending, through December 17, 2009, the date for adoption of a rulemaking to address

MV Northern Adventure to Undergo Refit

Apr 27, 2007

The MV Northern Adventure will undergo a refit from May 9 to 19 at the company’s Deas Pacific Marine facility in Richmond. The MV Northern Adventure has been

GW Departs Dry Dock in NNSY

Apr 27, 2007

Tug boats steady the bow of USS George Washington (CVN 73) as the aircraft carrier transits from dry dock to a wet slip. The Norfolk-based Nimitz-class aircraft


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