Tuesday, April 24, 2007 Maritime News

Quintana Maritime to Purchase Capesize Newbuildings

Apr 24, 2007

Quintana Maritime Limited to purchase two 181,000 deadweight-ton (dwt) Capesize vessels. The vessels are being built at STX Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., a major South Korean shipyard,

Craney Island Design Partners to Design New Terminal

Apr 24, 2007

The Craney Island Dredged Material Management Area (CIDMMA), a 2,500-acre confined dredged material disposal site in Portsmouth, Virginia, currently provides

ABS Elects Wiernicki to Board

Apr 24, 2007

Christopher J. Wiernicki was elected to the ABS Board of Directors by the ABS Council following the Annual Meeting of the members of the international classification society.

The Glosten Associates Appoint New Director of Engineering

Apr 24, 2007

The Glosten Associates has named John Edgar to serve as the firm’s Director of Engineering. In this role, he is responsible for establishing and maintaining

Strike Group Commanders Visit Oil Terminals

Apr 24, 2007

As the sun-sets over the Khawr Al Amaya Oil Terminal (KAAOT), another day passes safely under the watchful eye of masters-at-arms assigned to Mobile Security Detachment Two Five (MSD-25).

Coast Guard Investigates Vessel Collision

Apr 24, 2007

Two miles of Mississippi River are closed as Coast Guard investigators from Marine Safety Unit Baton Rouge respond to a vessel collision near Geismer, La. The

Gontarski Named Southeast Region Propeller Club Maritime Person of the Year

Apr 24, 2007

Port Manatee’s Joe Gontarski was elected the International Propeller Club of the United States Southeast Region Maritime Person of the Year April 20th at ceremonies in Charleston, S.

A Japanese Space Mission for Rickmers

Apr 24, 2007

Space may be the final frontier but in this instance, the craft setting out on a momentous voyage was not the starship Enterprise but Rickmers New Orleans,

Incat Crowther Designs Dinner Cruise Boat for Sydney Harbor

Apr 24, 2007

Incat Crowther was selected to design a 78.7 ft. Catamaran Dinner Cruise Boat for the Sydney Harbor operator, VC Cruises. The vessel will be a low speed catamaran

Cummins Introduces K38-M Tier 2 Engine

Apr 24, 2007

Cummins Inc. has upgraded the popular KTA38-M0 to meet Tier 2 emissions levels. The new K38-M Tier 2 fills a gap in the market for durable, reliable power designed for use in areas covered under U.

Navmaster ECDIS Gets GL Type Approval

Apr 24, 2007

PC Maritime, a member of the Charente Group, has received Type Approval from Germanischer Lloyd (GL) for its Navmaster ECDIS. The GL Approval is in addition to

Maersk Optimizes North America Inland Services

Apr 24, 2007

Maersk Line introduced a service network designed to offer customers reliable inland transportation. By aligning inland traffic to specific ocean port gateways,

Sea Level Marine Completes Majesty of the Seas Project

Apr 24, 2007

Miami-based Sea Level Marine, full-service marine refurbishment contractor, completed the renovation of the Boleros mid-ship lounge and Casino Royale aboard the Majesty of the Seas.

First of BC Ferries’ Super C-Class Vessel Launched

Apr 24, 2007

The first of BC Ferries’ three new Super C-class vessels, Coastal Renaissance, was officially launched at a special ceremony in Germany. Representatives from

Eagle Bulk Shipping Takes Delivery of Supramax Drybulk Vessel

Apr 24, 2007

Eagle Bulk Shipping, Inc., a global marine transportation company specializing in the Supramax segment of the dry bulk shipping industry,announced that it has taken delivery of the Shrike,

Panama Canal Tugs go Z-Tech

Apr 24, 2007

With the introduction of three new Z-Tech tugboats, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) introduces the most powerful tugs in its history. The new tugs will

Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group Enters 7th Fleet

Apr 24, 2007

Amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) departs Naval Base San Diego, for a six-month deployment. Bonhomme Richard is part of Expeditionary Strike Group Five (ESG-5).

Port Commissioner Lowell Hellervik

Apr 24, 2007

PDI Personnel Decisions International, Minneapolis, Minn., Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer Lowell Hellervik, Ph.D., was in April 2007 appointed

Cummings: LNG Terminal Should Not Be Placed in Baltimore

Apr 24, 2007

Congressman Elijah E. Cummings, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, convened the Subcommittee at the Ceremonial Courtroom

Kalmar Lands St. Petersburg Order

Apr 24, 2007

Kalmar Industries has received an order from JSC Sea Port St Petersburg, Russia, for 24 machines for delivery from May to September this year. The order comprises


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