2008 Maritime News

T&T Bisso Salvages Miss Janice

Dec 31, 2008

T&T Bisso has successfully salvaged the 72 ft 1600 hp vessel, Miss Janice, which recently sank in the Port of New Orleans in the Mississippi River.  T&T Bisso was

Eye on the Fleet: Assault Craft Unit

Dec 31, 2008

On Dec. 24, in the Persian Gulf, a landing craft air cushion (LCAC) from Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 4 prepares to embark aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Antonio (LPD 17).

Navy Settles Mid-Frequency Sonar Lawsuit

Dec 31, 2008

The Navy and several plaintiffs, including the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), the International Fund for Animal Welfare, the Cetacean Society International,

New Navy Contracts

Dec 31, 2008

American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), Houston, Texas, is being awarded a $55,000,000 cost no fee, indefinite delivery, indefinitely quantity contract to provide for

New Public Port Finance Survey, FY06

Dec 31, 2008

The Maritime Administration has released its new Public Port Finance Survey – FY 2006.  This report is the only one of its kind in the port industry that covers U.

Call for Papers: Marine & Offshore Coatings

Dec 31, 2008

The Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology (FSCT) is inviting presentation for the International Marine and Offshore Coatings Conference, to be held May 18 to 20, 2009 in Virginia Beach, VA.

This Day in Naval History- Dec. 31

Dec 31, 2008

1862 - USS Monitor founders in a storm off Cape Hatteras, NC. 1941 - Admiral Chester W. Nimitz assumes command of U.S. Pacific Fleet. 1942 - Commissioning of USS Essex (CV-9),

Cole Hersee Smart Battery Isolator

Dec 30, 2008

Cole Hersee Company, a manufacturer of heavy-duty electrical, electronic, and digital products for the vehicle industry, introduces its new Smart Battery Isolator 48525 and 48530.

MV Fairlane Completes Heavy Lift Project

Dec 30, 2008

In the Exmouth sub-basin, offshore Northwest Australia, Apache Energy ltd. is developing the Van Gogh oilfield on behalf of a joint venture of the same name. As part of the Vincent field,

Harley Marine Becomes Corporate Sponsor

Dec 30, 2008

Over the past 21 years Harley Marine’s charitable contributions have benefited the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Seattle Children’s Home,

Warnings of Off Spec Fuel Deliveries at Riga

Dec 30, 2008

Fuel testing agency Lintec Testing Services has warned that three fuel oil samples taken recently from vessels that have bunkered in Riga, Latvia, have shown the presence of Dicyclopentadiene (DCPD),

Myanmar Signs Gas Deal with China

Dec 30, 2008

According to a report from the Associated Press, Myanmar's government and four foreign companies have signed an agreement to sell natural gas from offshore fields to neighboring China,

Grimaldi Lines: First Departure from Hamburg

Dec 30, 2008

As the first vessel to be used in the new Euro-Aegean service of the Grimaldi Lines shipping company, the RoRo ship Grande Sicilia was dispatched at Hamburg's Unikai Terminal on 27 December 2008.

Evergreen Line Launches Express Service

Dec 30, 2008

Evergreen Line has announced the launch of its new combined weekly service with Sea Consortium Pte LTd. on the Arabian Express Service (ASX) that commenced December 27, 2008.

CG GMDSS Task Force Meets

Dec 30, 2008

The U.S. Coast Guard's Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) Implementation Task Force will meet Thursday, January 8, 2009 at 9:30 am at RTCM in Arlington, VA.

MARAD, Anti-Piracy Website

Dec 30, 2008

The US Maritime Administration (MARAD) issued a compilation of information relating to piracy in waters off the Horn of Africa, including maritime advisories, piracy statistics,

CG Monitoring LNG Vessel Repairs

Dec 30, 2008

The Coast Guard is monitoring and assisting a Liquefied Natural Gas tanker that temporarily lost propulsion about 45 miles east of Boston today. The 920 ft tanker Suez Matthew,

Tank Level or Pressure Monitoring Devices

Dec 30, 2008

The US Coast Guard issued a final rule removing its regulations for tank level or pressure monitoring devices on single-hull tank vessels carrying oil or oil residue as cargo.

Great Lakes Dry Cargo Residue Discharges EIS

Dec 30, 2008

The US Coast Guard announced its intent to prepare a new Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) relating to the discharge of dry cargo residue in waters of the Great Lakes.

EPA: NPDES VGP program

Dec 30, 2008

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a notice announcing the Vessel General Permit (VGP) program as part of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination

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