Thursday, May 17, 2007 Maritime News

SCA Elects New Chairman

May 17, 2007

The Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA) announced that Steve Welch, chief executive officer of Todd Pacific Shipyards Corp., has been elected its new chairman, replacing Donald T.

Rochford Lauds Decision to Move Ahead on Channel Deepening Project

May 17, 2007

Governors Ed Rendell and Jon Corzine are to be commended for reaching an agreement to move forward on the Delaware River Main Channel (45-ft.) Deepening Project.

ABS & Vietnam Register Sign Joint Cooperation Agreement

May 17, 2007

ABS has signed an expanded agreement of cooperation with Vietnam Register (VR) covering the provision of a wide range of classification and statutory certification services.

Bristol Harbor Group Bunkering Barge Design Generates 6 New Orders

May 17, 2007

Based on a double-hulled design from the Bristol Harbor Group, six ABS Class bunkering barges with complete cargo loading and off-loading systems have been ordered.

Northrop Grumman Names MacKenzie VP of Naval Programs

May 17, 2007

Thomas L. MacKenzie, vice president of naval programs for Northrop Grumman. Northrop Grumman Corporation has named Thomas L. MacKenzie, vice president of naval programs.

TOP Tankers Announces New Time-Charter Contract

May 17, 2007

TOP Tankers Inc it has entered into a time-charter contract with a major South American oil company for the M/T Flawless, a 154,970 DWT double-hull Suezmax tanker,

Ports Applaud Action on Water Resources Bill

May 17, 2007

Representatives of public seaports in the United States applauded efforts in Congress to enact long overdue water resources legislation after action in the Senate

JDPS Debuts Its Highest HP Engine

May 17, 2007

John Deere Power Systems (JDPS) recently introduced its new 12.5L marine propulsion engine. The 6125SFM75 offers 610 hp (455 kW) and is the most powerful engine offered by John Deere.

Singapore Hosts Multilateral Maritime Security Seminar

May 17, 2007

Singapore is hosting a series of multilateral maritime security activities that include a two-day weekend sea exercise involving 18 warships and a seminar, the Jakarta Post reported.

Shreveport Making Final Cruise After 37 Years Of Service

May 17, 2007

Amphibious transport dock USS Shreveport (LPD 12) arrives in Souda Bay for a scheduled port visit. Shreveport is part of the Bataan Expeditionary Strike Group on

Pacific Northwest Service Members Learn Emergency Response

May 17, 2007

Sailors, Marines and Soldiers visited Naval Base (NB) Kitsap Bangor for a three-week emergency medical technician (EMT) course which concludes May 18. Service

Warde Joins Blank Rome

May 17, 2007

Blank Rome LLP announced that Conor T. Warde has joined the as an Associate in the maritime group. Warde brings experience in international maritime law and

TUI Orders 8 Container Ships

May 17, 2007

TUI AG has ordered eight container ships to expand its shipping division, AFX reported. The company said 11 Boeing 787 Dreamliners from a previously announced

Senate Passes Water Resources Development Act

May 17, 2007

The Senate passed the hallmark water resources legislation, commonly referred to as the WRDA bill, by a vote of 91 to 4. This legislation authorizes important U.

USS Helena Commanding Officer Relieved of Command

May 17, 2007

Commodore of Submarine Squadron 11, Capt. Paul N. Jaenichen, relieved the commanding officer of USS Helena (SSN 725), Cmdr. William A. Schwalm, due to a loss

General Dynamics NASSCO Starts Construction of Seventh T-AKE Ship

May 17, 2007

General Dynamics NASSCO, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics announced the start of construction on the seventh dry cargo-ammunition ship in the U.S.

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