Tuesday, November 20, 2007 Maritime News

Maritime Administrator Honored

Nov 20, 2007

Maritime Administrator Sean T. Connaughton, pictured speaking a the recent annual meeting of the Society of Naval Architects & Marine Engineers, was honored by the International Propeller Club.

Greece Announces $1m Donation to Straits' Fund

Nov 20, 2007

The Government of Greece has announced its decision to donate $1m to support projects aimed at enhancing further the safety, security and environmental protection

Marseilles Container Traffic on the Rise

Nov 20, 2007

Container throughput at the Port of Marseilles totaled 826,000 teu to the end of October - a 3.7 rise on the first ten months last year - marked by a 6.8% increase to 586,

BP and Invensys Tackle Bunker Fuel Problem

Nov 20, 2007

The majority of bunker fuel is delivered to ships by barge. Trapped air, held in suspension within viscous bunker oil, artificially increases its volume. This

Double Hull Tankers Reports 3Q Earnings

Nov 20, 2007

Double Hull Tankers Inc. said third-quarter net income fell to $6.9m, or 23 cents a share, which met the mean estimate of analysts polled by Thomson Financial.

Aker Yards ASA International Financial Advisor Engaged

Nov 20, 2007

Following the announcement on October 23 regarding the new ownership situation in Aker Yards ASA the Board of Directors has decided to explore the company's strategic options.

Port of Marseilles Sets up Simulator Training

Nov 20, 2007

The Port of Marseilles Authority has set up a simulator-based international training center in Fos for crane and equipment operators handling cargo such as containers and dry bulks.

IMO Bravery Award Presented to Searose G Seafarers

Nov 20, 2007

The inaugural IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea has been presented to two seafarers who risked their lives to save others in a dramatic rescue operation in gale-force winds.

Lockheed Gets $11m Navy Contract

Nov 20, 2007

Lockheed Martin Corp. received an $11m contract to develop and integrate a surface mine countermeasure system for the Navy's Avenger-class ships. Lockheed Martin will develop hardware,

Wrecked Ships in Black Sea Start to Leak Sulfur

Nov 20, 2007

Sulfur from two ships that sank in a storm near the Black Sea last week is leaking into waters already polluted by an oil spill from another vessel, UkraIne's Environment Ministry said on Monday.

Wärtsilä Net Sales Estimated to Increase by 25%

Nov 20, 2007

The management of Wärtsilä will announce the growth estimate for 2008 and will specify the long term profitability target. Wärtsilä's net sales are estimated to increase by about 25 percent in 2008.

This Day in Naval History - Nov. 20

Nov 20, 2007

From the Navy News Service 1856 - Cdmr. Andrew H. Foote lands at Canton, China, with 287 Sailors and Marines to stop attacks by Chinese on U.S. military and civilians.

NAVCENT Marks Oil Platforms Upgrades

Nov 20, 2007

By Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Josh Cassatt, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/Commander, U.S. 5th Fleet Public Affairs Vice Adm. Kevin Cosgriff, commander, U.

Wonson to Invest in Shipbuilding

Nov 20, 2007

Wonson International Holdings Ltd. said that it would spend $ 449.6m purchasing the 100 percent stake in Jiangzhou Union Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. The Hong Kong-listed

Commissioning Ceremony for Brazilian Tuna Boat

Nov 20, 2007

On November 3, 2007 over 400 invited guests visited the fishing port at Itajai-Santa Catarina in the South of Brazil to celebrate the new tuna boat F/V Alalunga VII.

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