May, 2007 Maritime News

Keppel FELS Secures Order for $191m Jackup

May 31, 2007

Keppel FELS Limited (Keppel FELS), the wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine Limited (Keppel O&M), has secured a contract from PetroVietnam Drilling

HHI Secures $3b in Orders for May

May 31, 2007

Hyundai Heavy Industries Co said it secured orders for 31 vessels worth $3.3b in May. According to AFX News, it is the largest ever monthly shipbuilding orders total.

MMA Training Ship Arrives in Sicily

May 31, 2007

Maine Maritime Academy’s (MMA) training ship, State of Maine, arrived earlier today in Palermo, Sicily, a port-of-call not originally on the itinerary of the

Eastern Echo Builds Seismic Ships

May 31, 2007

The newly formed, Dubai-based shipping company Eastern Echo is building four ships of the Ulstein SX124 design. These will be the first seismic vessels

First Hawaii Superferry Handover

May 31, 2007

The 107-meter Auto Express vehicle-passenger catamaran, launched at Austal’s Mobile, Alabama facility on January 18, for the Hawaii Superferry Corporation has

Cruise Passengers to Help Celebrate Anniversary of the Battle of Midway

May 31, 2007

Cruise Passengers to Help Celebrate Anniversary of the Battle of Midway When Regal Princess arrives in Midway on June 4, passengers will have the unique opportunity

Bills Introduced on Air Emissions from Ships

May 31, 2007

Senator Boxer (D-CA) and Representative Solis (D-CA) introduced the Marine Vessel Emissions Reduction Act of 2007 in companion versions (S. 1499 and H.R. 2548

EPA Issues Notice on Low-Sulfur Diesel Fuel

May 31, 2007

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a notice stating that, effective June 1, refiners will begin producing low-sulfur diesel fuel for use in ships.

Navy Secretary Names New Combat Logistics Ship

May 31, 2007

From from the United States Department of Defense Secretary of the Navy Donald Winter announced on May 29 his decision to name the Navy's newest underway replenishment vessel,

Kitty Hawk Returns From Sea Trials

May 31, 2007

Large harbor tugs assist USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) as she returns to her forward deployed base after conducting sea trials. U.S. Navy photo by Mass communication

SeaChange Completes $100m Private Placement for Expansion

May 31, 2007

SeaChange Maritime has completed a private placement of $100m, the proceeds of which will be used to invest in expanding its fleet of container ships. The company,

NorSkan Offshore Awards Contract to CapRock

May 31, 2007

As competition continues to escalate within the offshore energy industry, major players often differentiate themselves by offering improved and innovative services to customers.

NTSB Determines Pilot’s Maneuvering Error in 2006 Accident

May 31, 2007

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) determined that the probable cause of the grounding of the New Delhi Express was the error of the docking pilot

Boskalis Extends Container Port at Panama Canal Entrance

May 31, 2007

Boskalis extends container port at Panama Canal entrance Dredging company Royal Boskalis Westminster has won a contract for the extension of the container port of Balboa,

Eitzen Chemical Buys and Sells Vessels

May 31, 2007

Eitzen Chemical ASA announced has reached an agreement to acquire the vessel Team Actinia for $20m. The vessel is 40,296 dwt, built in Uljanik Shipyard, Croatia in 1993,

Statoil Merger Prospectus Available

May 31, 2007

Statoil’s registration statement on Form F-4, which includes the prospectus relating to the planned merger of Norsk Hydro’s petroleum business with Statoil, was

Louis Dreyfus Armateurs Buys Fairmount

May 31, 2007

After two years of collaboration with Fairmount Marine BV, Louis Dreyfus Armateurs has strengthened its services to the offshore industry through the acquisition of Fairmount, a Dutch company.

Brownsville Marine Products Hopes to Cash In

May 30, 2007

According to the Tribune Review, an aging barge fleet coupled with high scrap steel pricing and demand from the biodiesel and ethanol industries has launched a barge-building boom,

DT To Address Role Of Unmanned Vehicles

May 30, 2007

The role of unmanned vehicles in the war against maritime terrorism will be one of the key topics at this year’s UDT Europe, taking place at La Mostra d’Oltremare in Naples, Italy, June 5-7.

NASSCO Lays Keel of Sixth T-AKE Ship

May 30, 2007

General Dynamics NASSCO, a wholly-owned subsidiary of General Dynamics held a keel-laying ceremony for the sixth ship in the U.S. Navy's T-AKE program. The


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