Friday, January 11, 2008 Maritime News

Oil Tanker on Fire at Nigerian Port

Jan 11, 2008

Reuters reported that an oil tanker burst into flames at Nigeria's Port Harcourt on Friday after two loud explosions were heard, oil industry sources said. The

NAVSEA Engineers Selected for Engineer of the Year Awards

Jan 11, 2008

By NAVSEA Office of Corporate Communications The National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) announced the selection of D. Mark Johnson, Director, Force

Navy Takes Delivery of RMMV

Jan 11, 2008

By Program Executive Office Littoral and Mine Warfare The Navy took delivery of the third low-rate production model Remote Multi-Mission Vehicle (RMMV) on Dec.

Aker Floating Production Wins $1b Contract

Jan 11, 2008

Aker Floating Production ASA said it had won a 10-year contract from Reliance Industries Limited worth $1.1b. Aker said Reliance Industries Limited had exercised

Barge Hits Bridge in Fog

Jan 11, 2008

A barge carrying tanks of heavy black oil struck the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge on Thursday evening - but no oil spilled into the bay, authorities said. The crash occurred,

COE – Widening of Freeport Ship Channel

Jan 11, 2008

The US Army Corps of Engineers issued a notice stating that it has completed the final environmental impact statement (FEIS) for widening of the Freeport Ship Channel in Freeport, Texas.

NTSB: Crew Mistakes Caused Heeling of Cruise Ship

Jan 11, 2008

The National Transportation Safety Board today determined that the probable cause of an accident involving the cruise ship Crown Princess was the second officer's incorrect wheel commands,

Coast Guard Responds to Drifting Barges

Jan 11, 2008

The Coast Guard responded to an incident on the Mississippi River that resulted in approximately 45 barges breaking free of their moorings in the vicinity of

South Korea to Ban Single-Hulled Tankers after Spill

Jan 11, 2008

Reuters reported that South Korea will ban single-hulled tankers from traveling in its waters by 2011, earlier than the international regulation that calls for a ban from 2015,

Damen Starts Joint Venture

Jan 11, 2008

Damen announced that the Damen Shipyards Group has purchased 49 percent of the shares of Albwardy Marine Engineering (AME), Dubai, United Arab Emirates AME is a company active in ship repair,

Hyundai Mipo Wins $462m Contract

Jan 11, 2008

Reuters reported that Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Co Ltd said it had won a $461.7m order to build ten product carriers from an unidentified Asian company. The shipbuilder

HMCS Charlottetown Assists Vessel off Somalia Coast

Jan 11, 2008

Official U.S. Navy file photo of Canadian frigate HMCS Charlottetown (FFH 339). From Combined Task Force 150 Public Affairs Canadian multi-patrol frigate HMCS

Jacksonville Mayor Tours Navy Construction Projects

Jan 11, 2008

By Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast Public Affairs Jacksonville's Mayor John Peyton came on board Naval Air Station Jacksonville (NAS JAX) Jan.

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