Wednesday, September 19, 2007 Maritime News

Volgograd Delivers Cargo Vessel

Sep 19, 2007

The Volgograd shipyard recently delivered the dry cargo vessel, Iran Amirabad, to Irinvestship Limited. The contract for the building of a series of the four

OSG Adds New Tanker Class with Suezmax Vessels

Sep 19, 2007

Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. has expanded its crude oil tanker fleet with the addition of four Suezmax vessels. The vessels complement OSG’s crude oil tanker fleet of ULCCs,

TEN Sells Tanker

Sep 19, 2007

Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd., announced the sale of the 1999-built 107,181 dwt Aframax tanker Olympia to an independent Greek- based operator. The Olympia will

Vessel Christened at Bach Dang Shipyard

Sep 19, 2007

Bach Dang Shipyard Corporation, an affiliate of the Vietnam Shipbuilding Industry Group (Vinashin), on September 18 christened the 22,500-ton VTC Dragon. The

New Repair Yard to Set up Shop in Philly

Sep 19, 2007

Reports indicate that a company that has repaired cruise ships plans to set up a second operation in Philadelphia. The new shipyard will be called PennShip Service.

SCI, ONGC to Form Offshore Service

Sep 19, 2007

According to reports, Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) and ONGC could be planning a joint venture in the support vessel market. OnShip would be an alliance between ONGC and SCI.

Excel Maritime Enters Charter Agreement for M/V Elinakos

Sep 19, 2007

Excel Maritime Carriers Ltd. has chartered M/V Elinakos for a period of minimum 23 up to maximum 25 months at US $58,000 per day to a first class charterer. M/V

OceanFreight Acquires Panamax Bulk Carrier

Sep 19, 2007

OceanFreight Inc. a NASDAQ listed bulk shipping company announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire a ninth vessel for its fleet, a Panamax

APL: Vietnam Seaport Master Plan Must Have Long-Term Focus

Sep 19, 2007

Vietnam must better coordinate the planning and construction of an integrated seaport network to handle the country’s rapid trade growth, according to container transportation leader APL.

Container Ship Docks at the Port of Hamburg

Sep 19, 2007

At the beginning of September the new flagship of the Chinese shipping company COSCO Container Lines Ltd. docked at the Port of Hamburg for the first time.

Northwind Supplies Fire/Rescue Boat Virginia Beach

Sep 19, 2007

Another of Northwind Marine's 30-ft. Argus class fire, search, and rescue boats has headed east from Seattle, Wash. The boat was built for Virginia Beach, Va.

Response Marine Delivers Fire/Rescue Boat

Sep 19, 2007

The latest Response FR-175 fire/rescue boat was delivered to Benwood, West Virginia Fire Department for use on the Ohio River. The FR-175 was developed over the

Response Marine Develops New Pilot Boat

Sep 19, 2007

The new P-310 pilot boat developed by Response Marine is designed to meet the need for a small, fast pilot and transport boat with a low operating and start-up cost.

IMO Leader Calls for New Ethical Mindset

Sep 19, 2007

Speaking in Salvador, Brazil, at the third Parallel Event to celebrate World Maritime Day formally and officially outside of IMO's London base, Secretary-General Efthimios E.

FMC Technologies Awards Subsea Frame Agreement

Sep 19, 2007

FMC Technologies, Inc. has signed a new five-year frame agreement with Statoil to provide subsea equipment and associated services for the North Sea and potential international developments.

Stratos Introduces Broadband Comm Solution

Sep 19, 2007

Stratos Global Corp. introduced its new maritime broadband satellite communications solution based on Inmarsat's FleetBroadband service. FleetBroadband from Stratos,

Colombia Grants E&P Rights To 5 Oil Companies

Sep 19, 2007

The Colombian government Tuesday granted exploration and production rights on nine offshore areas on the Caribbean coast to five different companies in an effort

The Seaside Sea Shipping Receives New Tanker

Sep 19, 2007

The Seaside Sea Shipping Company has received the Prisco Alcor tanker deadweight of 116,000 tons. The tanker was floated out at Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI, South Korea) on July 11.

VLCC Saves Two Lives

Sep 19, 2007

(Picture: The two survivors on the main deck of Kolossi, immediately following their rescue.) The Master and crew of the World Tankers VLCC Kolossi carried out

Prediction: Strong Storm Could Cause $65B in Offshore Losses

Sep 19, 2007

An extreme-risk consulting firm predicted a strong hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico could generate losses of more than $65 billion for the offshore oil and gas industry.


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