Thursday, August 16, 2007 Maritime News

Port Security Grant Funds Available

Aug 16, 2007

The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) said that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that it has made available an additional $110m in fiscal 2007 Port Security Grant funding.

CNOOC, Newfield Sign PSC contracts

Aug 16, 2007

China National Offshore Oil Company Limited (CNOOC Ltd) announced that its parent China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) has signed two production

Offshore Systems Ltd. Changes Location

Aug 16, 2007

Offshore Systems Ltd. announced that due to the company’s growth and expansion, it has relocated from North Vancouver to Burnaby, British Columbia.

ACP Inaugurates New Tug Simulator

Aug 16, 2007

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) inaugurated a new tugboat simulator Tuesday that will help train personnel and enhance skill development to meet today's evolving international standards.

W&O Announces New Hires

Aug 16, 2007

W&O Supply announced two new hires. In order to develop relationships and partnerships with its clients, W&O Supply has created two new positions: Business Development

Crowley Christens New ATB

Aug 16, 2007

Yesterday, Crowley Maritime Corporation christened the third of ten new 185,000-barrel Articulated Tug-Barge (ATB) tank vessels that the company will take delivery of by the end of 2010.

Confitarma and Jiangsu Yards Sign Contract

Aug 16, 2007

A group of Naples ship owners have come to an agreement with the Chinese yard Jiangsu New Yanagzijang Construction Co. for the building of 16 90,000 ton bulk carriers.

Smit Profit Soars 60%

Aug 16, 2007

Smit International announced that its mid-year results saw profits soar 60% from EUR 29.7 million to EUR 47.5 million, driven by an extremely busy six months

New BC Ferries Vessels to Set Sail Next Month

Aug 16, 2007

BC Ferries is pleased said that preparations for the arrival of its new Super C-class ferries is proceeding according to plan. All three new vessels are on schedule and under budget.

PVA Testifies at Congressional Hearing on TWIC

Aug 16, 2007

The U. S. House of Representative’s Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Safety and Transportation held a hearing last month on the TWIC program. Debbie Gosselin,

Bisso Marine Sets 1,100 Ton Superstructure

Aug 16, 2007

Bisso Marine recently utilized the tandem heavy lift capabilities of the 700 ton capacity D/B Cappy Bisso and the 600 ton capacity D/B Lili Bisso to set an 1,

ASA Members Recovers Crashed Cessna Aircraft

Aug 16, 2007

On June 7, 2007, a member of the American Salvage Association (ASA) was contracted to respond to the crash of a Cessna jet aircraft, which crashed into Lake Michigan on June 4.

MAN Diesel Signs New Contract

Aug 16, 2007

MAN Diesel has signed a new Chinese licence contract with Wuxi Antai Power Machinery Co., Ltd. The Chinese company will deliver small-bore MAN B&W two-stroke engines to small yards.

Multraship Refloats Capsized Cargo Ship

Aug 16, 2007

Salvage and towage company Multraship has refloated the Egyptian-flagged Al Shaymaa after the 5,744 gt, 1981-built general cargo vessel capsized in the southern

Ceremony Set for Joint Harbor Operations Center

Aug 16, 2007

Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Thad Allen, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Deputy Commissioner Jayson Ahern, U.S. Navy Commander Submarine Group Trident, Rear Admiral Frank Drennan,

Aker Kvaerner to Deliver Substructures for Offshore Wind Turbines

Aug 16, 2007

A close-up of the substructure Multibrid M5000 (5MW each) windmills in Bremerhafen, these windmills are prototypes for the complete offshore windmill including

Bulyard Shipbuilding to Contruct New Vessels

Aug 16, 2007

Navigation Maritime Bulgare (Navibulgar) will receive three new ships after a contract for the construction of the ships was signed, Focus news agency reported.

Excel Enters Charter Agreement for the M/V First Endeavour

Aug 16, 2007

Excel Maritime Carriers Ltd. an owner and operator of dry bulk carriers and a provider of worldwide seaborne transportation services for dry bulk cargoes, announced

Maintenance Dredge Completed at Navy's Key West Harbor Project

Aug 16, 2007

From Naval Air Station Key West Public Affairs The final steps in a U.S. Navy dredging project of Key West Harbor were completed Aug. 8 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

This Day in Naval History - Aug. 16

Aug 16, 2007

1812 - USS Constitution recaptures American merchant brig Adeline. 1954 - Beginning of Operation Passage to Freedom, the transport of refugees from Haiphong to Saigon, Vietnam.

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