Friday, September 14, 2007 Maritime News

Phoenix Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Sep 14, 2007

Phoenix International, Inc., (Phoenix), a marine services company specializing in underwater operations and engineering, celebrates its tenth year of business this month.

Van der Velden Introduces EPS Azimuthing Retractable thruster

Sep 14, 2007

Van der Velden Marine Systems has introduced a new version of its award-winning EPS thruster. The new EPS Azimuthing Retractable thruster performs both propulsion and steering duties,

Graphics for BC Ferries to Promote Olympics

Sep 14, 2007

The exterior graphic designs have been unveiled for two more Super C-class vessels that will sail from Europe to join the BC Ferries fleet next year. Like the

Legislative Setback for LCS

Sep 14, 2007

The Senate Appropriations Committee voted to cancel the second of two advanced Navy combat ships – Litorral Combat Ships (LCS) – to be built by General Dynamics, the Washington Post reported.

Navy Rolls Out New Mine Warfare Mission Package

Sep 14, 2007

The Navy rolled out its new Mine Warfare Mission Package for the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) in a ceremony on Sept. 14 at the ARINC Engineering Services facility

Daewoo Gets $740m in Contracts for Two Vessels

Sep 14, 2007

Reuters reported that Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co. had secured a combined $740m order to build a drill ship and a crude oil carrier. The two

Reliance Group to Invest in Dredging Market

Sep 14, 2007

News sources including The Economic Times of India say the Reliance Group is set to enter the shipbuilding and dredging markets with two separate companies.

Oceaneering Announces Vessel Charter

Sep 14, 2007

Oceaneering International, Inc. has chartered an Olympic P101 Class multi-service subsea support vessel currently under construction from Olympic Shipping AS.

Statoil and Petrobas to Collaborate

Sep 14, 2007

Statoil and the Brazilian oil company Petrobras have signed a long-term strategic collaboration agreement for exploration and production as well as biofuels.

LaForce At Full Force

Sep 14, 2007

The M/V Michele Gronsoulin alongside at the LaForce Shipyard in Bayou LaBatre. There isn’t much space to spare in Bayou LaBatre?s LaForce Shipyard these days.

Norwegian Tanker Runs Aground

Sep 14, 2007

A chemical tanker controlled by Norwegian shipowning firm Odfjell has run aground off Indonesia. Odfjell reported that its chemical tanker Bow Star ran aground

Globus to Expand Fleet

Sep 14, 2007

Globus Maritime Limited has entered into an agreement with an unaffiliated third party in order to acquire a 1998- built 72,929 dwt geared Panamax bulkcarrier, for an agreed purchase price of $66.

Hearing on Cruise Ship Security

Sep 14, 2007

On September 19, the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation will conduct an oversight hearing on Cruise Ship Security Practices and Procedures. Source: HK Law

Two Execs Indicted for Rigging Bids

Sep 14, 2007

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a news release stating that two executives have been indicted for alleged participation in a conspiracy to rig bids,

Bunkering Boats from C&G Boat Works

Sep 14, 2007

In most North American ports the bunkering of ships is often done with tank barges. In at least one port lube oils are delivered to deep sea ships at anchor

Aker Yards Signs Contract with Birka

Sep 14, 2007

Aker Yards Lifecycle Services and Birka Line have signed a contract for the refurbishment of the spa area on board the Birka Paradise. The contract is worth approximately $2.

North of England P&I Club Renews Commitment to Danish Market

Sep 14, 2007

The ‘A’ rated, 75 million GT North of England P&I club reaffirmed its commitment to the Danish shipping industry this week with a reception for members, potential

Innovation Key for Pacific Northwest Exporters

Sep 14, 2007

The Pacific Northwest region of the United States – home to major Puget Sound container ports in Tacoma and Seattle – is expanding its worldwide exports. According

U.S. Sec of Commerce Visits Panama Canal

Sep 14, 2007

U. S. Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutiérrez visited the Panama Canal today as part of an official Panama tour. Panama Canal Authority Administrator/CEO Alberto

Bataan Arrives at NNSY for Maintenance Availability

Sep 14, 2007

Amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) transits the Elizabeth River on her way to the Norfolk Naval Ship Yard, for a nine-month dry-dock phased maintenance availability.

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