Monday, September 24, 2007 Maritime News

TSA & USCG – TWIC guides

Sep 24, 2007

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the US Coast Guard jointly published guides relating to the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) program.

'Big 3' Shipbuilders Likely to Win $20B in Orders

Sep 24, 2007

The world’s top three shipbuilders - Hyundai Heavy Industries, Samsung Heavy Industries and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) - are each expected

Labor Shortages Hit Shipbuilding Industry

Sep 24, 2007

WA-based shipbuilder Austal said that it would use its newly acquired Margate shipyard near Hobart to supply lucrative military contracts in preference to its

ONGC Videsh Wins 3 Exploratiom Blocks in Myanmar

Sep 24, 2007

ONGC Videsh Ltd (OVL) has won three offshore exploration blocks in Myanmar. The contracts will be signed between OVL and Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise, a Government of Myanmar enterprise.

Bangladesh Government Pushes for Gas Exploration in Bay

Sep 24, 2007

As part of a measure to resolve future gas crisis, the government of Bangladesh in October may announce the third round of block bidding for oil and gas exploration

Nigerian Navy Arrests 236 Ships in Three Years

Sep 24, 2007

The Nigerian Navy has arrested over 236 ships, tugboats, and barges engaged in crude oil theft, illegal bunkering and other vices on the high seas resulting in

CNOOC, COSCO team up to Exploit Energy Resources

Sep 24, 2007

China National Offshore Oil Company Limited (CNOOC) signed an agreement to jointly exploit energy resources including liquid natural gas (LNG) with China Ocean

K-Sea Prices IPO

Sep 24, 2007

K-Sea Transportation Partners L.P. (NYSE: KSP) announced today that it has priced its previously announced public offering of 3.5 million common units representing limited partner interests at $39.

Navy Requests Changes to General Dynamics Deal

Sep 24, 2007

The U.S. Navy has reportedly asked General Dynamics Corp to switch to a fixed-price contract for its shore-hugging Littoral Combat Ships or risk losing at least part of the deal.

Horizon Lines’ Exec Wins Award

Sep 24, 2007

Horizon Lines, Inc., (NYSE:HRZ), said that Gabriel M. Serra, VP and General Manager of the company's Puerto Rico division, has been awarded a Top Management Award

M/T Apostolos Delivered

Sep 24, 2007

Capital ProductPartners L.P. (Nasdaq:CPLP) took delivery of its eleventh medium range (MR) product tanker, M/T Apostolos, from Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Ltd., a Korean shipyard, on September 20, 2007.

Signal Wins Rig Modification Work

Sep 24, 2007

Signal International announced it has been awarded a contract to upgrade the Atwood Oceanics Richmond submersible drilling unit. Upon completion of drilling the current well,

Moose Delivers Rescue and Patrol Vessel

Sep 24, 2007

Moose Boats, a designer and builder of aluminum catamarans, recently delivered a fully equipped M2-35’ for law enforcement, searchand rescue efforts and fire

Bocimar Set for Fleet Expansion

Sep 24, 2007

CMB confirms that its subsidiary Bocimar International has sold its Handymax vessel CMB Talent (2001 – 52,403 dwt). The vessel is sold time charter attached, expiring at the end of 2008.

Raytheon Wins Cost-Type Modification

Sep 24, 2007

Raytheon Systems Co., Integrated Defense Systems, Tewksbury, Mass., is being awarded a not to exceed $994,300,000 cost-type modification to previously awarded contract N00024-05-C-5346,

Superferry Halts service to Kauai Indefinitely

Sep 24, 2007

Hawaii Superferry suspended service to Kauai yesterday days before its planned restart, citing the need to take care of all legal challenges. Plans to restart

“Old Tar” Impressed with New Leaders

Sep 24, 2007

By Edward Lundquist Commander Master Chief Mark Davidson becomes the U.S. Navy's “Old Tar,” symbolic of the senior Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist. The award

C&G Yard Crowded with Crewboats

Sep 24, 2007

Pictured are Rigdon's Hammerhead and Alioth crew boats on the left and two Tidewater crewboats to the right. Following hard on the heels of the recently delivered M/V Gayla Graham,

RINA Invests in Crew Training

Sep 24, 2007

RINA has invested in crew training in a bid to help owners overcome the major challenge of manning their growing fleets. Today marks the opening of the Manila-based Italian Training Academy Phils Inc,

Case on EU Ship Source Pollution Directive to be Heard

Sep 24, 2007

On September 25, 2007, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in Luxembourg will hear oral arguments in the case brought by INTERTANKO and the industry coalition to


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