Friday, May 18, 2007 Maritime News

Pacific Northwest Ports Aim to Reduce Emissions

May 18, 2007

The Tacoma Daily said ports of Seattle, Tacoma and Vancouver, Canada have proposed performance goals to reduce particulate matter by 70 percent from ships at

Fire Aboard Ship Returning to Seattle

May 18, 2007

There was a small fire in the engine room of the Norwegian Star cruise ship as it returned to Seattle from an Alaska cruise, KXLY reported. Canada's Transportation

Merrimac Receives for Satcom Receivers

May 18, 2007

Merrimac Industries, Inc. announced that it received both an Internal Research And Development (IRAD) and a new co-design contract as a follow-on to the IRAD

Shipping Season Rewarded During National Transportation Week

May 18, 2007

During the 2006 Great Lakes shipping season, the Port of Detroit exceeded its 2005 international cargo tonnage volume by more than sixty percent. Because

Hapag-Lloyd to Deliver 8 Newbuildings in 2009

May 18, 2007

Hapag-Lloyd announced a newbuilding program for eight vessels for delivery in December 2009 (two ships) and in the first half of 2010. It is planned to deploy

San Francisco Bay: The Next Generation

May 18, 2007

On his day off Red and White Port Engineer Mike Epstein likes to take his nearly three-year-old son Mark down to the Bay and onboard the tour boats that he maintains.

USCG Commandant Supports UNCLOS Accession

May 18, 2007

Adm. Thad Allen, commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, issued a statement reiterating long-standing Coast Guard support for joining the Convention on the Law of the Sea.

Matagorda Ship Channel Improvement Project to Hold Meeting

May 18, 2007

The US Army Corps of Engineers will host a meeting in Port Lavaca, Texas on June 5 to receive public comment on the Matagorda Ship Channel Improvement Project.

New Zealand Navy Orders AUV CAD/CAC

May 18, 2007

SeeByte Ltd. ordered additional Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) sidescan embedded mine Computer Aided Detection and Classification (CAD/CAC) system to the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN),

Island Oil & Gas Drilling Begins at Celtic Sea well

May 18, 2007

Island Oil and Gas PLC said it spudded a gas appraisal well (49/23-2) in the Celtic Sea, offshore Ireland. The well is the first of this year's drilling program.

Seoul Shares Close at New High on Shipbuilding

May 18, 2007

South Korean stocks hit a fresh closing high Thursday as investors picked up shipbuilding and machinery shares, taking a cue from overnight gains in U.S. markets, analysts said.

Wärtsilä Acquires Railko

May 18, 2007

Wärtsilä has signed an agreement to acquire the marine business of Railko Ltd. in the UK, a company specializing in synthetic stern tube bearing technology. The

Superior Offshore International Announces 1Q Results

May 18, 2007

Superior Offshore International, Inc. , a leading provider of subsea construction and commercial diving services on the outer continental shelf of the Gulf of Mexico,

Seaarland Sets up in Singapore

May 18, 2007

Seaarland Shipping Management has set up a commercial office in Singapore and made a strategic move into both the large dry bulk and suezmax tanker sectors.

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