Wednesday, October 10, 2007 Maritime News

RoRo Ferry Delivered

Oct 10, 2007

Toronto Port Authority recently took delivery of a new 100ft steel car/passenger Ro-Ro ferry. Hike Metal Products Ltd. won the contract in 2006 amid local competition.

Blue Whale Operations Update

Oct 10, 2007

Coast Guard District Eleven continues to support the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) in conducting overflights to monitor the locations of blue whales

Mississippi River Restrictions Lifted

Oct 10, 2007

Coast Guard Captain of the Port Captain Sharon Richey, commanding officer of Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River, issued an order today lifting the restrictions

Public Comment Period Extended

Oct 10, 2007

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it has extended the public comment period on the draft National Response Framework (NRF) until October 22, 2007.

Suez to Build LNG Terminal in Chile

Oct 10, 2007

Utility Suez (NYSE:SZEZY) said its energy division, in conjunction with copper producer Codelco, is to construct a liquefied natural gas (LNG) regasification terminal in Mejillones,

Judge Approves Security Zone in Hawaii Harbor

Oct 10, 2007

Opponents of the Hawaii Superferry lost a round in court, according to an Associated Press report, when U.S. District Judge Helen Gillmor refused to block the U.

Floating Casino Taken into Gov’t Custody

Oct 10, 2007

The Philippine government has taken custody of the MV Philippine Dream, also known as the Floating Casino, following its recent auction to a Singaporean firm, an official said.

Pride International Appoints Robert G. Phillips to Board

Oct 10, 2007

Pride International, Inc. (NYSE:PDE) announced the appointment of Robert G. Phillips to the company's board of directors. Over the past 26 years, Mr. Phillips

Canada Firm on LNG Tanker Stance

Oct 10, 2007

A federal study has concluded that LNG tankers could navigate Head Harbour Passage off the Bay of Fundy with little risk of accident, but the Canadian government

China Merchants Shipping Approved to Buy Six Oil Tankers

Oct 10, 2007

China Merchants Energy Shipping Co. Ltd. (SHA 601872) said orders for six oil tankers have been approved by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC).

POSCO to Raise Steel Plate Prices

Oct 10, 2007

POSCO Co. Ltd., the world's fourth-largest steel maker, said it would raise the price of its steel plates for shipbuilding by 9.9 per cent, reflecting higher costs and strong demand,

Croatia Considers Cuts to Shipyard Aid

Oct 10, 2007

According to a Bloomberg report, Croatia's to EU negotiator indicated the country’s next government will have to cut subsidies to the shipbuilding industry to

MMS Supports Workshop on Effects of Wave Energy

Oct 10, 2007

Scientists from the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Minerals Management Service (MMS) will join colleagues from federal and state government,

Austal USA Appoints New CEO

Oct 10, 2007

Austal USA announced the appointment of Joe Rella to the position of Chief Operating Officer for Austal’s Mobile, Alabama shipyard. Mr. Rella most recently led

This Day in Navy History

Oct 10, 2007

October 10, 1845 - Naval School, later the Naval Academy, opens in Annapolis, Maryland with 50 midshipmen and seven faculty. 1923 - First American-built rigid airship, Shenandoah, is christened.

Fleet Week San Francisco Style

Oct 10, 2007

The guided missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86) passes under the Golden Gate Bridge as part of the Parade of Ships during the 27th annual San Francisco Fleet Week celebration.

Rowan Enters Guilty Plea

Oct 10, 2007

Rowan Companies, Inc. (NYSE:RDC) announced that, pursuant to a plea agreement with the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), it entered guilty pleas to three

ASA Honors Congressman Cummings

Oct 10, 2007

The American Salvage Association (ASA) awarded its Rapid Response Award on October 9, 2007 to the United States Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD), Chairman

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