September, 2007 Maritime News

Alcoa to Help Redesign LCS

Sep 28, 2007

ALCOA Inc.*, Alcoa Center, Pa., is being awarded an $8,272,113 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee completion contract to provide engineering

This Day in Naval History - Sept. 28

Sep 28, 2007

From the Navy News Service 1822 - Sloop-of-war Peacock captures five pirate vessels. 1850 - Congress outlaws flogging on Navy ships. 1923 - Navy aircraft

Navy to Unveil New Maritime Strategy

Sep 28, 2007

The U.S. Navy will unveil a new maritime strategy next month that will address the demands of a globalizing world, a top military official said Sept. 27. Vice Adm.

TSA & USCG – TWIC regulation – Amendments

Sep 28, 2007

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the US Coast Guard have amended the regulation establishing the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) program.

Ship Captain Pleads Guilty

Sep 28, 2007

Nicanor E. Jumalon pleaded guilty in federal court in Puerto Rico, for his involvement with the illegal dumping of oily sludge, bilge wastes, and oil contaminated

Senate Hearing on Law of the Sea Convention

Sep 28, 2007

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee conducted a hearing on the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea. Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte testified that

Estonia Sinking Remembered

Sep 28, 2007

Thirteen years ago today, on September 28, 1994, the ferry ESTONIA sank during a storm in the Baltic Sea. The sinking claimed 852 lives and the exact cause remains controversial.

Crowley Introduces Bigger, Faster Ships in Caribbean Service

Sep 28, 2007

Crowley Maritime Corporation's liner services group is enhancing its Caribbean islands service beginning next week with the addition of two new, bigger, faster container ships - the Eclips and Ocean.

Rolls-Royce Signs $49m Deal

Sep 28, 2007

Rolls-Royce has signed a contract with SE Shipping in Singapore covering the supply of integrated equipment systems for four large heavy lift vessels. The value of the contract is about £24 million.

Northrop Grumman Tapped for Carrier Work

Sep 28, 2007

Northrop Grumman Corporation won two contracts from the U.S. Navy for maintenance and modernization work on aircraft carriers based in San Diego and Yokosuka, Japan.

Crowley Contracts for Large, Fast ATBs

Sep 28, 2007

Maritime Corporation's Vessel Management Services subsidiary has signed a contract with VT Halter Marine Inc. and Dakota Creek Shipyards to build three articulated tug-barge (ATB),

Panama Canal Issues RFP for Excavation Projects

Sep 28, 2007

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) released its request for proposal (RFP) Tuesday, September 18, for the second dry excavation project under expansion. This contract

Gladding-Hearn Delivers Resilient Class Launch

Sep 27, 2007

Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation , has delivered a new rigid-bottom, soft-sided pilot boat to the Matagorda Bay pilots in Port Lavaca, Texas. This

Superior Energy Services Inc. Opens Singapore Office

Sep 27, 2007

Superior Energy Services Inc. (NYSE: SPN) announces it has opened a new location in Singapore to serve as a base of operations for Superior Energy Services’ Marine Division,

Northrop Grumman Awarded $15m Naval Contract

Sep 27, 2007

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. is being awarded a $15.4m cost-plus-award-fee modification under previously awarded contract to exercise an option to provide integration

Techno-Sciences Wins $11m Navy Contract

Sep 27, 2007

Techno-Sciences Inc. is being awarded an $11m cost-plus-fixed-fee, fixed-price contract by the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center, San Diego, CA, for

L-3 Communications Wins $6.9m Naval Contract

Sep 27, 2007

L-3 Communications Westwood Corp., NMP Division, is being awarded a $6.9m fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to provide Load Center

Philadelphia Maritime Interests File Lawsuit

Sep 27, 2007

The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania has granted a request for an expedited hearing requested by major maritime interests in the Delaware River area in a lawsuit

Calls For More Flexible Hiring Rules at Shipyard

Sep 27, 2007

KOFAC campaigners are fighting for more Astute submarine orders for the BARROW shipyard; campaigners say academic requirements for apprentices are too strict. Ministers

Share Offer Will Fund Shipping Expansion

Sep 27, 2007

China State Shipbuilding Co. said it has completed a private offer of $1.6b worth of new shares to strategic investors to fund expansion. The company sold 400


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