Tuesday, November 27, 2007 Maritime News

Ferry Experts and Legislators to Discuss Steel Electric Ferries

Nov 27, 2007

Washington State Ferries will hold meetings regarding the status of the Steel Electric class vessels and Port Townsend/Keystone ferry service. Legislators

Gulf Ships to Join Global Green Drive

Nov 27, 2007

Bahraini and foreign ships operating in Gulf waters will soon have to meet international pollution standards that aim to protect marine life and the natural resources of the region.

TBS International Takes Delivery of Bulk Carrier

Nov 27, 2007

TBS International Limited announced that it has taken delivery of its the M.V. Arapaho Belle, formerly the M.V. Elsa Oldendorff, an acquisition that it had announced in July 2007.

StatoilHydro Starts Test Drilling in Arctic Oil Prospect

Nov 27, 2007

StatoilHydro has begun a two-year drilling program in Arctic waters to determine the potential of Norway's share of one of the world's few remaining unexplored oil prospects,

Woodside Begins Construction of Pluto LNG Project

Nov 27, 2007

Woodside Petroleum has begun construction of the Pluto liquefied natural gas project. The first phase of the Pluto project will include a single liquefied natural

Platform Crew Airlifted to Safety After Blaze

Nov 27, 2007

A fire on a North Sea oil platform led to the evacuation of 118 workers. The fire broke out on the Thistle Alpha platform, 325 miles north of Aberdeen and only

S. Korean Navy Joins Multinational Sub Exercise

Nov 27, 2007

The South Korean Navy's 1,300-ton submarine Lee Eokgi is participating in a multinational naval exercise designed to promote cooperation and interoperability

Fishing Vessel Spills Diesel Near Gloucester Harbor

Nov 27, 2007

A fishing vessel spills 300 gallons of diesel near the Gloucester Harbor and its owner immediately calls in a private contractor to begin clean up operations.

Coast Guard to Test Oil from Seven Ships in Spill

Nov 27, 2007

Testing of oil samples taken from ships that might have spilled the fuel that washed up in Atlantic Beach and Long Beach last week will probably take place by next week, the Coast Guard said.

More Than 500 Wärtsilä RT-Flex Common-Rail Engines Sold

Nov 27, 2007

Orders for Wärtsilä RT-flex electronically-controlled common-rail marine engines have passed the 500-engine mark since the RT-flex common rail system was introduced in 1998.

Hamburg Süd Training Ship Christened

Nov 27, 2007

The Monte Tamaro, the first of a second series of ten vessels of Hamburg Süd's successful 5,552 TEU Monte- class vessels, was christened at the Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co.

This Day in Naval History - Nov. 27

Nov 27, 2007

1941 - Chief of Naval Operations sends "war warning" to commanders of Pacific and Asiatic Fleets. 1961 - Navy reports first use of its cyclotron at Harvard

Enterprise Strike Group Exemplifies CNO's Maritime Strategy

Nov 27, 2007

The Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), Adm. Gary Roughead, along with the Commandant of the Marine Corps (CMC), Gen. James Conway and Commandant of the Coast Guard, Adm.

SECNAV Visits Big E

Nov 27, 2007

By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joseph R. Wax, USS Enterprise Public Affairs/Fleet Public Affairs Center, Atlantic On Nov. 24, the Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV), Donald C.

Vacon Receives Frost & Sullivan's Product of the Year Award

Nov 27, 2007

Frost & Sullivan has named Vacon 10, Vacon's new micro drive, the 2008 Product of the Year for OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) in the micro drives domain.

Noordhoek Orders Vessel

Nov 27, 2007

Noordhoek Offshore B.V., based in Zierikzee - The Netherlands, ordered a newbuild diving offshore construction support (DOCS) vessel for itsNorth Western European operations.

AAS to Split?

Nov 27, 2007

Aker's Aker American Shipping (AAS) reportedly has decided to split its business into a shipyard and a separate ship-owning company, according to a report on Forbes.


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