Thursday, December 13, 2007 Maritime News

SAM Electronics for New U.S. Tankers

Dec 13, 2007

Three new shallow-draught 49,000-dwt tankers ordered by AHL Shipping of San Antonio, Texas for subsequent long-term charter to Shell Trading (US) in 2009-2010

Island Boats Building Crewboats

Dec 13, 2007

Island Boats is located on a 6.5-acre site with 30,000 square feet of covered and enclosed shops as well as a 10,000 square foot paint shop along Bayou Teche in New Iberia, La.

First ME-B Sees Light of Day

Dec 13, 2007

MAN Diesel heralded a new era in its two-stroke diesel engines with the production of the first MAN B&W S40ME-B engine. The new engine has been built by STX Heavy Industries Co.

Fourth GPA PSV 654 Delivered

Dec 13, 2007

Bollinger Shipyards in Lockport, La., delivered the Grand Slam, owned by Rigdon Marine. Grand Slam is the fourth of the 10-series GPA 654 Platform Support Vessels.

Intracoastal Producing More Push Boats

Dec 13, 2007

Joey Portier shows the donut welded in place to protect the stern bearing on the Jackie Gonsoulin. Joey Portier, yard manager at Intracoastal Iron Works, Inc,

LeTourneau, Lamprell Contract for Newbuild Jack-up Kit

Dec 13, 2007

LeTourneau Technologies, Inc. announced the sale of a second LeTourneau Super 116E Class jack-up rig kit to Lamprell Energy, Ltd., with final delivery expected by the end of 2008.

Sperry INBS for New Aircraft Carrier

Dec 13, 2007

Northrop Grumman Corporation was selected to provide a new-generation integrated navigation and bridge system (INBS) for the UK Ministry of Defence’s (MOD) Future Aircraft Carrier (CVF) project.

Navy Actions Disrupt Oil Field Access

Dec 13, 2007

StatoilHydro reportedly suspended helicopter flights to some of its main fields in the North Sea due to Russian Navy exercises in nearby international waters, Reuters reported.

North Sea Unions Call for Better Lifeboats

Dec 13, 2007

Lifeboats on oil and gas installations in the North Sea are not fit for purpose, union leaders claimed yesterday in Aberdeen, according to a report on www.thisisnorthscotland.

$392m Loan Secired for 10 New Chem Tankers

Dec 13, 2007

Samba Financial Group reportedly has signed an agreement with National Chemical Carrier (NCC)for a $392 million (SR1,470) million facility to finance 80 percent

Tug Engine Hits the Pavement: Literally

Dec 13, 2007

An 8,000-pound tugboat engine crashed to the pavement yesterday when a truck flipped shortly after 10 a.m., according to a report on the Galveston County Daily News.

IMO Strategy, Budget Approved

Dec 13, 2007

IMO's Strategic Plan for the next six years and High-level Action Plan for the next two years were updated by the Organization's highest governing body, the Assembly,

Finance Groups Meet to Discuss Canal Expansion

Dec 13, 2007

After presenting the Expansion Program at key financial centers around the world, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) hosted a two-day workshop on the waterway’s expansion financing in Panama this week.

OceanFreight Diversifies into Tankers

Dec 13, 2007

OceanFreight Inc. acquired its tenth vessel. The company announced it acquired a 1993 built 93,723 dwt double-hull Aframax tanker from interests associated with George Economou for $47.

Golden Nori Vessel Released

Dec 13, 2007

GULF OF ADEN (NNS) -- Dock landing ship USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41) is in the Gulf of Aden standing by to provide assistance to the crew of the Merchant Vessel Golden Nori.

This Day in Naval History - Dec. 13

Dec 13, 2007

1775 - The Continental Congress authorizes the building of 13 frigates. 1941 - Cmdr. William A. Sullivan designated the first supervisor of salvage, giving the

Teekay Announces IPO Pricing

Dec 13, 2007

Teekay Tankers Ltd. has priced its initial public offering of 10,000,000 shares of its Class A Common Stock at $19.50 per share. The 10,000,000 shares of Class A Common Stock (11,

Bocimar Expands Newbuild Program

Dec 13, 2007

Bocimar has expanded its newbuilding program with the acquisition of two newbuilding Capesize vessels. The first has been ordered from Imabari (Japan). The purchase price of this 180,

San Francisco on Oil Spill: Sue Everyone

Dec 13, 2007

Two Coast Guard small boats set a security zone around the 900-foot container ship Cosco Busan. The ship hit the San Francisco Bay Bridge Nov. 7, 2007 spilling an estimated 58,

Jail for Execs in Marine Hose Bid-Rigging Conspiracy

Dec 13, 2007

An independent consultant and two executives of Dunlop Oil & Marine Ltd., a manufacturer of marine hose located in Grimsby, U.K., pleaded guilty and have agreed

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