Thursday, December 27, 2007 Maritime News

Citizens Lobby to Keep Ferry

Dec 27, 2007

A campaign is being mounted to retain passenger-only ferry service between Port Townsend and Seattle, according to an AP report. Ridership has reportedly grown

Smedvig Invests in Endeavour

Dec 27, 2007

Endeavour International Corporation has signed an agreement with the Smedvig Family Office of Norway for a current investment of $40 million (USD: 75.43, -0.30, -0.

Barge Hits Rail Bridge

Dec 27, 2007

The Coast Guard, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad Company responded after a tug and barge struck a railroad bridge in Beverly,

USCG Allows Cosco Busan to Depart

Dec 27, 2007

The Coast Guard has authorized the COSCO BUSAN to resume maritime commerce. The customs hold and all orders requiring the vessel to remain in San Francisco issued

Justice Department Will Not Appeal Stolt-Nielsen Decision

Dec 27, 2007

The Department of Justice issued the following statement regarding whether or not the Department will appeal the decision by the U.S. District Court in Philadelphia dismissing the indictment in U.

FERC OKs License for Hydrokinetic Energy Project

Dec 27, 2007

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued the first license for a hydrokinetic energy project. The license was issued to Finavera Renewables Ocean Energy, Ltd.

MTSNAC Meeting Set

Dec 27, 2007

The Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council, sponsored by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), will meet in Seattle, Washington on January 9 and 10.

TWIC Enrollment at Various Ports

Dec 27, 2007

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) issued a notice stating that enrollment of maritime workers for the Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Bay-Houston Receives Z-Tech Tugboat

Dec 27, 2007

Bay-Houston Towing took delivery of its first of their Z-Tech 7500 tugs. The Z-Tech 7500 design is the largest of the Robert Allan line of Z-Tech tugboats. The

NASSCO Wins $6.6m Navy Deal

Dec 27, 2007

National Steel and Shipping Co. San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $6,604,248 cost-plus-award-fee modification under a previously awarded contract (N00024-06-C4402)

Evergreen Affirms Commitment to the Port of Kaohsiung

Dec 27, 2007

Evergreen Marine Corp (Taiwan) Ltd, which currently operates two large container terminals in the Port of Kaohsiung, has extended its lease on its Container Terminal

Dockwise Transport BV Receives Heavy Lift Vessel

Dec 27, 2007

Following the delivery of the "Transporter" in May 2007, heavy lift vessel "Target", one of the former Sealift vessels, now joins the fleet of Dockwise Transport BV,

This Day in Naval History - Dec. 27

Dec 27, 2007

1814 - Destruction of schooner Carolina, the last of Commodore Daniel Patterson's make-shift fleet that fought a series of delaying actions that contributed to

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