Monday, July 02, 2007 Maritime News

U.S. Shipping Partners Takes Delivery of First ATB

Jul 02, 2007

U.S. Shipping Partners L.P. announced the delivery of its new articulated tug barge unit (ATB) the pusher tug Freeport and the parcel barge Chemical Transporter.

SEACOR and Nabors Announce Letter of Intent for Offshore Vessel Fleet

Jul 02, 2007

SEACOR Holdings Inc. and Nabors Industries Ltd. have entered into a letter of intent to form a new company to own and operate a fleet of 20 offshore support vessels

Two New Modern Seismic Vessels for CGGVeritas in 2010

Jul 02, 2007

CGGVeritas and Eidesvik Offshore ASA have entered into an agreement for the supply of two large seismic vessels to be newly built, with a total contract value of approximately $420m.

Brunswick Buys North Carolina Boat Plant

Jul 02, 2007

Brunswick Corporation will expand its manufacturing presence in North Carolina with the purchase of a boat manufacturing facility in Navassa, N.C., near Wilmington, from KCS International, Inc.

Cummings Calls on Coast Guard to Submit Designs for NSC 3

Jul 02, 2007

U.S. Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, called on the Coast Guard to submit the designs

Simplex Expands Service Team

Jul 02, 2007

Simplex Americas LLC, the representative office for Blohm & Voss Industries GmbH in the Americas, has expanded its Factory Trained & Authorized service team with the hiring of Jay M.

Lyngsø Marine Awarded Contract

Jul 02, 2007

Lyngsø Marine of Hørsholm, Denmark, a subsidiary of SAM Electronics, has been awarded a contract for supply of integrated automation packages for installation aboard a series of 14 54,

IMO, UNHCR Discuss Loss of Life in Unseaworthy Craft

Jul 02, 2007

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) are both seriously concerned about the flow of people

Lillie Elected President of SCMS

Jul 02, 2007

John Lillie has succeeded Captain Chris Spencer as president of the Society of Consulting Marine Engineers and Ship Surveyors. The society says that

Albwardy Awarded Tug Contract

Jul 02, 2007

Nakilat-SvitzerWijsmuller (the joint venture company set-up by SvitzerWijsmuller and Qatar Gas Transport Company - Nakilat), has awarded UAE's Albwardy Marine

Delhi to Acquire 6 submarines, 33 Ships

Jul 02, 2007

According to reports, India’s navy will acquire six new submarines and 33 ships. The reports indicated that it would take about six years for the navy to

Cable Snaps as Refloat Begins

Jul 02, 2007

One of the cables connecting the stranded freighter Pasha Bulker to a tugboat at Newcastle's Nobbys Beach has snapped, as efforts are made to refloat the freighter.

LNG Carrier to Enter Service in China by End of Year

Jul 02, 2007

According to reports, China LNG Shipping (Holdings) Ltd plans to put the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier built in China into operation by the end of this year,

United Shipbuilding Corporation to Be Officially Registered

Jul 02, 2007

The RF President's advisor on the military and technical policy Alexander Burutin announced that United Shipbuilding Corporation will be registered not later than July 22 in Saint-Petersburg.

Coast Guard Seeks Applications for GoM Area Security Committee

Jul 02, 2007

The US Coast Guard seeks applications for membership on the Gulf of Mexico Area Maritime Security Committee (GOMAMSC). The committee advises the Eighth District

Quintana Maritime Announces Sale and Lease-back of Panamax Vessels

Jul 02, 2007

Quintana Maritime Limited has agreed to a transaction with Glitnir Finance AS, subject to negotiation of final documentation and satisfaction of closing conditions,

Russia in Talks with Venezuela on Selling Diesel Subs

Jul 02, 2007

The Rosoboronexport Company is in talks with Venezuela on a delivery of five Russian diesel-electric submarines of the Kilo class with missile systems to that country.

This Day in Naval History

Jul 02, 2007

1923 - Commissioning of Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C. 1926 - Distinguished Flying Cross authorized by Congress. 1937 - Amelia Earhart disappears in Pacific.

Coast Guard to Hold Change of Command

Jul 02, 2007

Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley is scheduled to host a change-of-command ceremony on July 6, 2007 in Louisville, Kentucky. During the ceremony, Capt. Hung M.

Euroseas Announces Pricing of Public Offering

Jul 02, 2007

Euroseas Ltd., announced that its public offering of 5,000,000 shares of common stock was priced at $13.50 per share. Euroseas has granted the underwriters a

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