August, 2007 Maritime News

Appeals Court OKs Navy Use of Sonar

Aug 31, 2007

A federal appeals court on Friday said the U.S. Navy could use high-power sonar during exercises off the Southern California coast despite the technology's threat to whales and other marine mammals.

Coast Guard Issues New Oil Barge Regulations

Aug 31, 2007

According to reports, the Coast Guard has issued new rules governing the transportation of oil through Buzzards Bay that require single-hulled tankers and oil

Trico Marine Names VP of International Operations

Aug 31, 2007

Trico Marine Services, Inc. announces the appointment of Gerald Gray as its Vice President Trico Supply of International Operations. Gray has been in the

Harris Joins Port of Tacoma

Aug 31, 2007

Paulette Harris recently joined the Port of Tacoma Finance Department as Senior Accountant. Before joining the Port, Harris was Senior Accountant for Vulcan Inc.

J. Ray McDermott Sends Jacket to India from Louisiana

Aug 31, 2007

J. Ray McDermott (J. Ray) project staff at the Morgan City fabrication yard successfully completed the load-out of a 9,015-ton jacket built for Reliance Industries

USS Alabama Returns To Water After Dry Dock Period

Aug 31, 2007

The Ohio-class nuclear powered ballistic missile submarine USS Alabama (SSBN-731) is being moved "dead-stick" in the sound by a flotilla of tug boats with Mount Rainer in background.

Second Fleet Takes Final Step Toward JTF Certification

Aug 31, 2007

From 2nd Fleet Public Affairs Commander, U.S. 2nd Fleet begins the final step in its certification as a joint task force (JTF) headquarters Aug. 29, with the

Aker Yards to Build Two AHTS

Aug 31, 2007

Aker Yards has entered into a contract with an International Shipping Company, for building of two Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessels of Aker Yards AH 12 design.

VT to Unveil FSC Concept

Aug 31, 2007

VT Shipbuilding will unveil a design tailored to meet the lower end of the U.K. Royal Navy's (RN's) projected Future Surface Combatant (FSC) program, reports said.

Kvichak Constructing Four MPF Boats

Aug 31, 2007

Photo credit: Bill Sutton Kvichak Marine Industries is currently constructing four each MPF utility boats for the United States Navy. The 40-ft. high-speed landing

Multinational FA PANAMAX 2007 Begins

Aug 31, 2007

By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Barrie Barber, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command Public Affairs PANAMA CITY, Panama (NNS) -- Nineteen nations have

OSG Orders Four Product Carriers

Aug 30, 2007

Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. will build four 73,500 dwt coated Panamax product carriers, or LR1 tankers, at the SPP Plant and Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. based in Tong Yang, South Korea.

Euroseas to Purchase a Container Ship

Aug 30, 2007

Euroseas Ltd., an owner and operator of drybulk carriers, container ship and multipurpose vessels and provider of seaborne transportation for dry bulk and containerized cargoes,

Port of South Louisiana Dedicates New Vessel

Aug 30, 2007

From left to right: Paul Zimmermann, Director of Operations, Port of New Orleans; Jay Hardman, Executive Director, Port of Greater Baton Rouge; Bobby Scafidel, Executive Director, Port of St.

Marubeni to Participate in Peru LNG Project

Aug 30, 2007

Marubeni Corporation has signed the Sales and Purchase Agreement with SK Energy for the acquisition of 10% interest in the Peru LNG Project. The international

Yenisei Shipping to Sell Ships

Aug 30, 2007

On August 28 the Krasnoyarsk branch of the Russian Fund of Federal Estate announced the privatization of ships operated by Yenisei Inland Shipping Company, reports Kommersant.

DH Tankers Earnings Rise

Aug 30, 2007

Double Hull Tankers Inc., which owns and operates a fleet of crude oil tankers, said Wednesday its second-quarter earnings rose 11 percent on strong charter rates

Statoil Makes Deepwater Gas Discovery

Aug 30, 2007

Statoil has discovered gas in the Midnattsol prospect in the Norwegian Sea, Rigzone reported. The find was made in exploration well 6405/10-1 in production license 281.

College of William and Mary Partners with Maersk

Aug 30, 2007

The College of William and Mary's Mason School of Business has partnered with Maersk Line, Limited to provide training in a newly developed Lean Six Sigma management system.

Ship Fined for Failure to Have Oil Spill Readiness Plan

Aug 30, 2007

The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) has levied an $8,500 fine to the Greek shipping firm Marmaras Navigation Co. Ltd. for operating a cargo vessel in

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