Friday, December 21, 2007 Maritime News

More Ferries Ordered

Dec 21, 2007

The San Francisco Bay Area Water Transit Authority ordered two more passenger ferries, continuing its mission of expanding ferry service in the San Francisco Bay area,

Bay-Houston Towing Receives First Z-Tech Tug

Dec 21, 2007

Bay-Houston Towing Co. has taken delivery of the first of their innovative Z-Tech 7500 tugs. The Z-Tech 7500 design is the largest of the Robert Allan line of Z-Tech tugboats.

This Day in Naval History - Dec. 21

Dec 21, 2007

From the Navy News Service 1861 - Congress declares Naval personnel eligible for the Medal of Honor, the Nation's highest award. 1943 - USS Grayling (SS

Schelde Awarded Contract for Patrol Vessels

Dec 21, 2007

The Netherlands' Defence Materiel Organization (DMO) and Schelde Naval Shipbuilding signed a contract for the supply of four Patrol Vessels. The contract has a value of 240 million euros.

Navy Modernizes Amphibious Ships and Hovercraft

Dec 21, 2007

By Dan Broadstreet, Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division Public Affairs Invisible to approximately 5,000 people witnessing the USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) commissioning ceremony, Dec.

DeepOcean Awarded LOI for a 5 Year

Dec 21, 2007

DeepOcean awarded LOI for a 5 year contract for Arbol Grande worth MNOK 500 DeepOcean ASA has received a confirmation that the subsea construction company Constructora

Scientific Study to Assist MARPOL Amendment Process Completed

Dec 21, 2007

A comprehensive study commissioned by IMO to assist in the planned revision of regulations governing air pollution from ships has been successfully completed.

Top Ships Takes Drybulk Carrier Delivery

Dec 21, 2007

Top Ships Inc., which operates a fleet of crude-oil tankers and drybulk vessels, has taken delivery of a a 2000-built Panamax drybulk vessel. The company, formerly known as Top Tankers Inc.

U.S. Navy, Uruguay Plan 2008 Maritime Operations

Dec 21, 2007

By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class (SW) Holly Boynton, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command Public Affairs Representatives from the Navy, Marine Corps,

Bourbon Finalizes Harbor Towage Sale

Dec 21, 2007

In line with the announcement made on July 19 of Bourbon’s plan to sell its harbor towage business to Grupo Boluda Corporación Marítima, the sale was completed today, effective immediately.

GL Presents Award to Hapag-Lloyd

Dec 21, 2007

As the first liner shipping company worldwide Hapag-Lloyd has today been awarded the GL Excellence – 5 Stars newly introduced by Germanischer Lloyd. The award

Superior Energy Names Prejean VP

Dec 21, 2007

Superior Energy Services has appointed John Prejean as Vice President of Corporate Sales – Houston. Prejean will lead the Houston Corporate Sales Group identifying

President Bush signs Marine Highway Legislation

Dec 21, 2007

On Dec. 19, 2007, President George W. Bush signed into law the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, which contains provisions establishing a formal marine

S. Korea Plans Ban on Single Hull Tankers

Dec 21, 2007

In the wake of the country's worst oil spill, South Korea reportedly plans to introduce a ban on single-hulled tankers, according to an AFP report. A drifting barge hit a 147,

Consortium Nabs $1.2B Platform Deal

Dec 21, 2007

The FSTP consortium, composed of Technip and Keppel FELS, won from Petrobras a contract, worth approximately $1.2 billion, for the engineering, procurement and

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