Wednesday, August 15, 2007 Maritime News

IMCA Holds Fundraiser for World Maritime University

Aug 15, 2007

A grand total of $5,014 was raised for the World Maritime University (WMU) when the International Marine Contractors Association Ball (IMCA) held its annual midsummer

Thrane & Thrane Awarded Contract

Aug 15, 2007

Thrane & Thrane has been awarded a contract by Inmarsat to supply and install two Radio Network Controller stations in Hawaii. This is one of the first contracts

Panama Canal Ties Transit Record

Aug 15, 2007

For the third time in the last 14 months, the Panama Canal tied its record for the total number of daily transits that have an overall length greater than 900 feet.

Adesta to Expand River Operations Security for the Jefferson County

Aug 15, 2007

Adesta, LLC, a systems integrator and project management company for communication networks and electronic security systems, has been awarded a $958,000 contract

MLL Adds More Ships to Middle East Route

Aug 15, 2007

Maersk Line, Limited (MLL) announced has enhanced its U.S. flag capacity with a weekly U.S. flag service to the Middle East. MLL has taken several strategic actions to improve customer service,

Climax Portable Machine Tools Expands Facilities

Aug 15, 2007

Climax Portable Machine Tools, Inc., announced the expansion of its two headquarter facilities in Oregon and Düren, Germany. At its worldwide headquarters in Newberg,

SCI Orders Tankers

Aug 15, 2007

The Shipping Corporation of India Ltd (SCI) has placed orders for four Aframax crude oil tankers and 2 LR-II size product tankers, with Hyundai Heavy Industries, Korea.

Genco Overcomes Contract Challenge

Aug 15, 2007

Genco Shipping & Trading Ltd. said it overcame a challenge to a contract award from the U.S. Army worth up to $63.3m. Under the contract Genco will provide operations

Coast Guard Shuts Down 2 Casino Ships

Aug 15, 2007

Two casino cruises from Port Canaveral were temporarily shut down by the Coast Guard, reports said. Inspectors said they found 24 violations during a routine check of the Sun Cruz Casino.

K-Sea Completes Acquisition of Smith Maritime and Sirius Maritime

Aug 15, 2007

K-Sea Transportation Partners L.P. has completed the acquisition of Smith Maritime, Ltd. of Honolulu, Hawaii and Sirius Maritime, LLC of Seattle, Wash. President and CEO Timothy J.

Aker Yard to Build Offshore Vessels for Solstad

Aug 15, 2007

Aker Yards has entered into contracts with Solstad Offshore ASA for building of one Platform Supply/ ROV Vessel of Aker PSV/ROV 06 CD design and one Offshore

Sibu’s Sapor to Deliver Anchor Handler

Aug 15, 2007

With a track record in delivery of smaller tugs, Sapor Shipyard of Sibu in Sarawak East Malaysia, is demonstrating an ability to build larger anchor handling

Sea Launch Leaves Victoria Shipyards

Aug 15, 2007

Sea Launch Commander alongside the South jetty at Esquimalt Drydock. The Commander completed routine maintenance while supporting work crews at Victoria Shipyards.

Panama Canal Turns 93

Aug 15, 2007

Ninety-three years after its grand opening in 1914, the Panama Canal will mark its anniversary tomorrow by celebrating the successful start of its historic Expansion Program.

Ship Owners to Plead Guilty in Ship Breakup

Aug 15, 2007

Owners of a ship that ran aground on an Aleutian Island will plead guilty to illegally discharging its cargo and have agreed to pay a hefty fine, reports said.

Updated Guidance on Underwater Air Lift Bags Published by IMCA

Aug 15, 2007

Updated guidance on ‘Underwater Air Lift Bags’ has been published by the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA). It addresses the initial and periodic examination,

MAN Diesel, Harren & Partner Celebrate Order Completion

Aug 15, 2007

MAN Diesel SE recently held a small celebration at its works in Augsburg, Germany. The event marked the start of acceptance testing of the final engine of eight

Dryships to Announce 2Q Results

Aug 15, 2007

DryShips Inc., announced that it will release its results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2007, after the market closes in New York on Tuesday August 21, 2007.

Texas Gov. Authorizes Creation of Houston Ship Channel Security District

Aug 15, 2007

Texas Gov. Rick Perry signs House Bill 3011, authorizing creation of the authorizing creation of the Houston Ship Channel Security District. Texas Gov. Rick

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