Thursday, July 26, 2007 Maritime News

Horizon Awarded $80m Tug Contract

Jul 26, 2007

Horizon Shipbuilding recently signed an $80m contract to build up to nine 140-ft. tugboats. Horizon signed the deal last week with Florida Marine Transporters of Mandeville, La.

Digimarc to Testify at House Subcommittee Hearing

Jul 26, 2007

Digimarc Vice President of Public Policy Tom Gann will testify at the House Subcommittee on Border, Maritime, and Global Counterterrorism Hearing on Frequent Traveler Programs,

Coast Guard Awards Deepwater Contract Under New Management

Jul 26, 2007

According to reports, the Coast Guard has awarded the first contract under its new management structure for the Deepwater program. The Coast Guard said in

MAN Diesel to Power Catamarans

Jul 26, 2007

MAN Diesel announced a contract for eight engines to power two catamarans. The catamarans will be the latest in a series of fast multihull ferries from leading catamaran exponent Incat of Tasmania,

Aker Yards Signs Conversion Contract

Jul 26, 2007

Aker Yards Lifecycle Services and Viking River Cruises have signed a contract for conversion of a river cruise ship. The value of the contract is approximately EUR 6.

Carnival Cruise Lines, Port of New Orleans Extend Contract

Jul 26, 2007

Carnival Cruise Lines and the Port of New Orleans announced a new two-year contract retroactive to October 2006, with the option to renew the deal for an additional two-year period,

MarAd Approves Sale and Transfer of Five Vessels

Jul 26, 2007

The Maritime Administration (MarAd) has approved the sale and transfer of five vessels under section 9 of the Shipping Act, of 1916, as amended. MarAd

Jebel Ali Port Ready for Mega Vessels

Jul 26, 2007

DP World-UAE has announced the completion of construction work in the first phase of stage 1 of its Mega Max container terminal in Jebel Ali Port and the start of work on the rest of the project.

ASNE Workshop to Discuss Navy C41 Strategy

Jul 26, 2007

Industry experts and U.S. Navy leadership will gather next month at a workshop conducted by the American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) to discuss how the U.

Crowley to Christen Barge

Jul 26, 2007

On July 28, Crowley Maritime Corporation will christen the 455-2, the second of three new Heavy Lift 455 series deck barges being built to handle project work for

Galway Fisher Gets Intersleek 900 Application

Jul 26, 2007

James Fisher (Shipping services) Ltd undertook to apply International Paints innovative underwater coating system Intersleek 900 while their vessel Galway Fisher

Head of Navy Education, Training Says Developing Leaders Is ‘Essential’

Jul 26, 2007

Telling an audience of education and training specialists from industry, academia and the government that they have an awesome responsibility, Rear Adm. Gary Jones,

First Maritime Force Protection Unit is Commissioned at Kings Bay

Jul 26, 2007

The U.S. Coast Guard commissioned the Maritime Force Protection Unit (MFPU) July 24 at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay. The unit, the first of its kind,

Bulkeley Recognized as Top in Combat Readiness

Jul 26, 2007

Official U.S. Navy file photo of the guided missile destroyer USS Bulkeley (DDG 84). By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class (SW) Stefanie Holzeisen-mullen,

Tacoma Plans Terminal for Yusen Terminal Tacoma Inc.

Jul 26, 2007

The Port of Tacoma announced plans to build a $300m, 168-acre (68-hectare) container terminal on the industrial east side of Tacoma's Blair Waterway. The terminal

NTSB Issues Report on Construction Barge Fire

Jul 26, 2007

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued the report of its investigation into the fatal explosion and fire on an uninspected construction barge on October 12,

Aker Yards to Build PSV for Portosalvo

Jul 26, 2007

Aker Yards has entered into a contract with Portosalvo Ltd.for building of one Platform Supply Vessel based of the design Aker PSV 09 CD. The value of the contract is approximately $53.

MarAd Approves Sale of Vessel

Jul 26, 2007

The Maritime Administration has approved the sale and transfer of a vessel under section 9 of the Shipping Act, of 1916, as amended. MarAd has approved an application to sale Eastern Overseas,

Tidewater Reports 1Q Results

Jul 26, 2007

Tidewater Inc. announced first quarter net earnings for the period ended June 30, 2007, of $87.5 million, or $1.55 per common share, on revenues of $305.5 million.

This Day in Naval History - July 26

Jul 26, 2007

1812 - Frigate Essex captures British brig Leander. 1912 - First airborne radio communications from naval aircraft to ship (Lt. John Rodgers to USS Stringham).

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