Tuesday, October 09, 2007 Maritime News

Hike Metal Delivers Ocean Research

Oct 09, 2007

Ocean Research Corporation, Florida, recently took delivery of a new 141 foot welded steel hull/aluminum superstructure Research Vessel from Hike Metal Products Ltd.

USCG Issues Mariner Licensing and Documentation Performance Report

Oct 09, 2007

The US Coast Guard National Maritime Center (NMC) issued its Mariner Licensing and Documentation Performance Report for September 2007. The report shows a steady

Achille Lauro Hijacking Anniversary

Oct 09, 2007

On October 7, 1985, four terrorists associated with the Palestine Liberation Front took control of the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Egypt.

Singapore’s Seaport to be First Wi-Max-Ready

Oct 09, 2007

By early 2008, all ships in Singapore can have access to mobile wireless broadband, allowing real-time and data-intensive communications between the ships and their customers and business partners.

Canada Bolsters Arctic Sovereignty

Oct 09, 2007

Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced a series of scientific and infrastructure projects to help bolster Canada’s Arctic sovereignty. At a scientific research

Canada Aims to Improve Ocean Health

Oct 09, 2007

The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, announced a five-year commitment, including more than $60m in initiative,

Builders Risk Policy Serves as Inland Marine Insurance

Oct 09, 2007

The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled that, under Michigan law, a builders risk insurance policy is a form of inland marine insurance and is

Bill Introduced for Harbor Construction

Oct 09, 2007

Representative English (R-PA) introduced a bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow for expenditures from the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund for

Senate Hearing on Implementation of the SAFE Port Act

Oct 09, 2007

The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation conducted an oversight hearing on Implementation of the SAFE Port Act, which was enacted by Congress in 2006.

Transportation Fatalities Drop in 2006

Oct 09, 2007

Transportation fatalities in the United States decreased by one and a half percent in 2006 from 2005, according to preliminary figures contained in a report released

MARAD Releases 2006 Annual Report

Oct 09, 2007

MARAD announced the release of its 2006 annual report to Congress. The report summarizes the Fiscal Year 2006 accomplishments of the Maritime Administration

Altamira LNG Terminal Could Begin Expanded Ops in 2012

Oct 09, 2007

The Altamira LNG regasification terminal operated by Anglo-Dutch oil major Shell (NYSE: RDS) on Mexico's gulf coast could begin expanded operations as early as 2012,

5 Million Tons Per Year Expected from Angola’s LNG Project

Oct 09, 2007

The Angola LNG (liquid natural gas) project is expected to produce 5 million tons of gas per year, as of 2012, the country’s oil minister, Desidério Costa, said in Luanda recently.

Zion Oil & Gas Presents Updated Project Summary

Oct 09, 2007

Zion Oil & Gas, Inc. (Amex: ZN), of Dallas, Texas and Caesarea, Israel, released a summary of the current status of its oil and gas exploration related activities in Israel.

DOE Awarded Nine New Service Contracts

Oct 09, 2007

The Department of Energy (DOE) awarded anew nine new service contracts for oil and gas development. The DOE has processed nine petroleum exploration areas

Yangzijiang Shipping Wins $409.7M Shipbuilding Deals

Oct 09, 2007

China-based shipbuilder Yangzijiang Shipping (Holdings) Ltd. said it has secured contracts worth $409.7m to build 13 container vessels for delivery between 2010 and 2011.

Chinese Shipbuilding Industry Added to Report

Oct 09, 2007

Research and Markets has announced the addition of “China Shipbuilding Industry Report 2007” to their offering. Up to Dec. 2006, the ship order all over the world was 304 million DWT,

Gareware Offshore Eyes Shipbuilding Venture

Oct 09, 2007

Mumbai-based Garware Offshore Services Ltd. plans to enter the shipbuilding business by setting up a facility to build offshore support vessels. Reports from

Griffon's Telephonics Unit Awarded Two Contracts

Oct 09, 2007

According to an AP report, Griffon Corp. said the company's electronic information and communication systems unit won a $42m spare parts contract from Lockheed Martin and an $11.

Maritime Security Awareness Class Begins Oct. 15

Oct 09, 2007

A MARAD-approved online Maritime Security Awareness class begins on Oct. 15. For those who successfully complete the course you will receive a certificate and 5 continuing education credits.

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