Tuesday, May 22, 2007 Maritime News

SHI to Extend Existing Intergraph Software Installation

May 22, 2007

Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) has committed to using Intergraph’s Marine Enterprise solutions suite for the design and manufacturing of ships. SHI will extend

Verreault Navigation Completes Two Repair Contracts

May 22, 2007

Verreault Navigation has completed two recent repair contracts at our shipyard in Les Méchins. The first contract was awarded to the yard in late April, when the McKeil Marine general cargo vessel,

Todd Shipyards to Overhaul USCGC Polar Sea

May 22, 2007

Todd Shipyards Corporation said that the U.S. Coast Guard has awarded to its wholly owned subsidiary, Todd Pacific Shipyards Corporation a $7.5m modification

Power Squadron Honors Sea Rescue

May 22, 2007

By R/C William E. Husted, SN Florida’s Palm Beach Sail & Power Squadron a unit of the United States Power Squadrons has honored sixteen student heroes

Guarino & Cox Designed ATB Launched

May 22, 2007

The first of a series of 12,000 hp ATB tugs being built for U.S. Shipping Partners, L.P. was recently launched. But the occasion was devoid of the usually expected thrill and large splash.

Mine Games Under Construction at Trinity

May 22, 2007

Trinity announced recently, they are well under-construction with a 164ft., 28ft. beam, aluminum tri-deck motoryacht to be named Mine Games. Designed and built by Trinity Yachts,

Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks

May 22, 2007

A new international convention on wreck removal has been adopted in Kenya. The Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks, 2007, will provide the legal basis for States to remove,

Chairman Cummings Honors Merchant Mariners on National Maritime Day

May 22, 2007

In honor of National Maritime Day, U.S. Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (D-Maryland), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, released

L-3 Taps Whitlow as President of Aviation and Maritime Services Division

May 22, 2007

L-3 Communications said that Bill Whitlow was named as President of its Aviation and Maritime Services division (AMSD). Whitlow assumes the role previously

FreeSeas Names Papadopoulos as CFO

May 22, 2007

FreeSeas Inc. a provider of seaborne transportation for dry bulk cargoes, said that Dimitris D. Papadopoulos has been appointed Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining FreeSeas, Mr.

National Maritime Day

May 22, 2007

Today, May 22, is National Maritime Day, set aside to honor current and former members of the United States Merchant Marine. President Bush issued a Proclamation marking this day. Source: HK Law

Naval Staffs, Units Reach Training Milestones for Cobra Gold 2007

May 22, 2007

By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class (SW) Adam R. Cole, Task Force 76 Public Affairs From middle-of-the night physical training to airfield security

Norway Funds Shipbuilding Training Program

May 22, 2007

Norway has committed some $4m in grants to aid Vietnam’s shipbuilding industry in human resource development over the course of the next three years, VNA reported.

Modular Construction at Intracoastal Marine

May 22, 2007

Louisiana shipyards are famous for launching fine boats from some pretty basic facilities. Raymond Viguerie's Intracoastal Marine is a good example. His yard

NTSB to Conduct Meeting on May 30

May 22, 2007

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will meet in Washington, DC on May 30 to consider the Marine Accident Brief on the grounding of the container

MarAd Issues Advisory on Piracy

May 22, 2007

The US Maritime Administration (MarAd) issued an advisory to operators of US-flag and effective US-controlled vessels warning of increased activity by pirates

Anzio Rescues Stranded Sailors

May 22, 2007

Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) conducts a fueling at sea with Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Eisenhower

Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group Arrives in 5th Fleet

May 22, 2007

Amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) steams in formation during a photo exercise near Guam. Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group consists of Amphibious Squadron 7,

Iraq Mulls Small Tankers

May 22, 2007

Iraq is reportedly planning to buy small oil tankers, ships small enough to enable them to navigate through terminals on the Gulf and the Shat al-Arab Waterway, according to a report on www.

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