Tuesday, December 11, 2007 Maritime News

Danaos Orders 3 Containerships

Dec 11, 2007

Danaos Corporation ordered three 10,100 TEU containerships from Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries. The ships are expected to be delivered to Danaos in January, February and March of 2011.

ConocoPhillips, Qatar Petroleum Sign MOU

Dec 11, 2007

ConocoPhillips and Qatar Petroleum International (QPI) announced that the two companies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to pursue and develop international

Northrop Grumman to Supply Icelandic Coast Guard

Dec 11, 2007

Northrop Grumman Corporation won a contract to supply an integrated bridge system (IBS) for a new offshore patrol vessel (OPV) being built in Chile for delivery to the Icelandic Coast Guard.

IHC Merwede Opens Singapore Office

Dec 11, 2007

IHC Merwede B.V. launched its first regional office in Singapore. The setting up of this 38,000-sq.-ft. facility is part of IHC Merwede’s global strategy to provide

Skills Shortages Could Scupper UK Energy Plans

Dec 11, 2007

Surging demand for energy, an aging workforce and a lack of new entrants to the industry is combining to threaten delivery of the energy strategies of countries worldwide.

Bisso Marine Launches Four New Vessels

Dec 11, 2007

Bisso Marine recently mobilized the 700 ton capacity D/B Cappy Bisso to Gulfport, Miss., to launch four newly built tractor-type tugs. In a single day, the four identical vessels,

EMSA Launches RuleCheck Port State Control System

Dec 11, 2007

EMSA has launched RuleCheck, which is a system to enable ship inspections in ports to be undertaken more efficiently and effectively. Over time, the international

Kongsberg Opens in Korea

Dec 11, 2007

Kongsberg Maritime Korea (KMK), a wholly owned subsidiary of leading international marine electronics manufacturer Kongsberg Maritime has officially opened the

Eastern Echo Orders Seismic Vessels

Dec 11, 2007

Eastern Echo Holding Plc signed the shipbuilding contracts with Dubai Drydocks and the design and equipment contracts with Ulstein Design AS, for two seismic vessels,

Costa to Double Presence in Asia

Dec 11, 2007

Encouraged by the positive trend of its cruises in Asia, Costa Cruises will increase its presence by positioning a second cruise ship in the region, beginning in March 2009.

Essar Sings Deals for Bulkers from STX

Dec 11, 2007

Shares of Essar Shipping were up on reports that Essar Shipping & Logistics signed a deal to build six bulk carrier at STX (Dalian) Shipbuilding in China, according

Hercules Offshore Announces Rig Contracts

Dec 11, 2007

Hercules Offshore, Inc. said that Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) has awarded three-year contracts for the Hercules 258 and Hercules 260 jackup rigs

USCG Rejects LNG Appeal

Dec 11, 2007

The U.S. Coast Guard, according to an AP report, has rejected an appeal of its decision to advise against a proposed liquefied natural gas terminal in Fall River.

South Korea Struggles to Contain Oil Spill

Dec 11, 2007

The scene at the once-picturesque Mallipo Beach in South Korea, 160 km southwest of Seoul, turned drastically over the weekend when the South Korea western coastline

Brodosplit Delivers Product Tanker

Dec 11, 2007

Concordia Maritime’s product tanker Stena Perros has been delivered from Brodosplit Shipyard, Croatia. The vessel has been signed to a 5-year time charter with

Remembering Pearl Harbor

Dec 11, 2007

Fred Hill the Vice President of the Mayport Fleet Reserve Association Branch 290 renders honors for departed shipmates during a Pearl Harbor remembrance ceremony

This Day in Naval History - Dec. 11

Dec 11, 2007

1941 - A contract establishes the Naval Salvage Service. 1941 - The Wake Island Garrison, under the command of Cmdr. Winfield Cunningham, turns away a Japanese invasion force.

TOP Tankers Closes Offering

Dec 11, 2007

TOP Tankers Inc. announced the closing of its offering to the public of 24,150,000 shares of its common stock. The company recently announced the pricing of the Offered Shares at $3.

Lockport Finishes Third in Series

Dec 11, 2007

Supreme Servics Inc. is expecting delivery of the third in a series of Frank Basile designed utility vessels. All three vessels are from Richard Adams Sr. and son Dickie Adams’ Lockport Fabrication.

Pirates Demand $1M Ransom

Dec 11, 2007

Somali pirates who seized a Japanese tanker six weeks ago have threatened to kill the 22 crew members unless a US$1 million ransom is paid, the AP reported. The

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