Friday, July 06, 2007 Maritime News

This Day in Naval History - July 06

Jul 06, 2007

From the Navy News Service 1747 - Birth of John Paul Jones at Arbigland, Scotland. 1898 - Armed Auxiliary Dixie captures Spanish Three Bells, Pilgrim and Greeman Castle.

China Shipbuilding Wave Continues to Rise

Jul 06, 2007

According to Asia Times, China's shipbuilding industry could be overextended in three years amid a booming global demand for new vessels. China's shipbuilding

ZF Nanjing Completes Commercial Craft Transmission

Jul 06, 2007

On June 5, ZF Nanjing Marine Propulsion announced that it has completed testing of the first production transmission at its new facility in Nanjing, China. This

Hercules Offshore to Announce 2Q Results

Jul 06, 2007

Hercules Offshore, Inc. has scheduled a conference call to discuss its second quarter 2007 financial results on August 3, 2007. The call will take place at 10:00 a.

U.S. Fleet Forces Command Selects New Fleet Master Chief

Jul 06, 2007

Adm. Gary Roughead, Commander U.S. Fleet Forces Command (USFF), announced the selection of Fleet Master Chief (SS/SW) Rick West June 18 as U.S. Fleet Forces Command Fleet Master Chief (FLTCMC).

ATG Pacific Evaluates Tarawa Sailors During ULTRA-S

Jul 06, 2007

After successfully completing over 10 drills during a three-day period, USS Tarawa (LHA1) passed the Unit Level Training Readiness Assessment Sustainment (ULTRA-S) inspection June 28.

BAE Wins Overhaul Contract

Jul 06, 2007

BAE Systems won a contract by the U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Fleet Support Command for a 60-day overhaul of the fast combat support ship USNS Arctic (T-AOE 8).

Kelvin Hughes Opens Copenhagen Office

Jul 06, 2007

In order to offer a better service to their customers in Scandinavia and the Baltic States, Kelvin Hughes Ltd has opened an office in Copenhagen, Denmark. From

Liberty of the Seas Fitted with Sperry IBS

Jul 06, 2007

Northrop Grumman Corporation has supplied the navigation and communication systems for Royal Caribbean’s newest passenger cruise ship, Liberty of the Seas, which made its debut in May.

New Barge Pulling System

Jul 06, 2007

Thern Inc. announced a new alternative -- The Barge Pulling System – to help position barges more efficiently when loading and unloading, without the use of tug boats.

RINA Provides MARPOL Certification to Italian Navy

Jul 06, 2007

The Italian Navy training ship Amerigo Vespucci, which has been designated a UNICEF ‘ambassador’ vessel, has become one of the first MARPOL-compliant naval ships

BP Takes Delivery of LNG Carrier

Jul 06, 2007

BP Shipping took delivery of the British Emerald, the world’s largest liquefied natural gas carrier (LNGC), the first in a series of dual-fuel diesel-electric gas ships.

L&T to Invest in Shipbuilding Venture

Jul 06, 2007

Larson and Turbo (L&T) will invest in a new greenfield shipbuilding venture, reports Business Line. The company is considering sites at the coastline of Tamil Nadu,

Deep Sea Supply Takes Delivery of AHTS

Jul 06, 2007

Deep Sea announced that it took delivery of the AHTS-vessel Sea Jaguar from Jaya Shipbuilding and Engineering Pte Ltd in Singapore. Twin screw Khiam Chuang design

Wärtsilä's Acquisition Railko Completed

Jul 06, 2007

Wärtsilä Corporation announced an agreement to acquire the marine business of Railko Ltd. on May 18. The transaction has now been completed. Railko Ltd.

Excel Maritime Enters into Time Charter

Jul 06, 2007

Excel Maritime Carriers Ltd has entered into time charter agreements for the M/V Powerful and the M/V Princess I. The M/V Powerful has been chartered for a period

NTSB Issues Safety Recommendation on Lifesaving Equipment

Jul 06, 2007

The National Transportation Safety Board is urging the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) to inspect certain lifesaving equipment that might not operate properly when needed.

Stealthgas Takes Delivery of LPG Carriers

Jul 06, 2007

Stealthgas Inc. took delivery of the M/V Sea Bird II on May 18, 2007, the M/V Gas Renovatio on May 29, 2007, the M/V Gas Icon on June 27, 2007, and the M/V Chiltern on June 28,

Dina Supplier Marks 100 for UT755

Jul 06, 2007

The delivery of Dina Supplier marks the delivery of vessel number 100 of the UT 755 design from Rolls-Royce. While the initial UT 755 design is more than 10 years old,

WMO Chief to Address IMO Meeting

Jul 06, 2007

Michel Jarraud, Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is scheduled to address the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the


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