Tuesday, January 22, 2008 Maritime News

Quintana Terminates Sale Process

Jan 22, 2008

Quintana Maritime Limited announced that its Board of Directors has concluded its strategic sale process. On October 16, 2007, the Board had announced the start

BP Marine Wins US Government Award

Jan 22, 2008

BP Marine has collected its third accolade after the innovation of its SEA Card – Ships’ bunkers’ Easy Acquisition Card – solution was recognized by the US Government.

Siem Acquires PSV Contract

Jan 22, 2008

Norwegian offshore vessels operator Siem Offshore Inc said that its 51%-owned subsidiary Siem Meling Offshore DA has agreed to acquire a platform supply vessel construction contract for NOK315m.

Pakistan to Invest in Shipyard

Jan 22, 2008

The Pakistan government has decided to upgrade the basic infrastructure for construction of commercial cargo ships and warships, including F-22 P frigates, in Karachi, according to a report on www.

New Chinese Licensee for MAN Diesel

Jan 22, 2008

MAN Diesel has added another member to its family of two-stroke licensees with the signing of a contract with Zhenjiang CME Co., Ltd. (ZJCME), the Chinese engine manufacturer.

Five Indicted in S. Korea Spill

Jan 22, 2008

South Korean prosecutors have reportedly charged five people, including the captain of a Hong Kong-registered tanker, following the nation's worst oil spill last month, according to an AFP report.

Seabulk to Hold Double Christening

Jan 22, 2008

Seabulk Towing is scheduled to christen the sister tugs Buccaneer and Gasparilla at its Tampa, Fla. facility on Thursday, January 24. Sponsors are Lorraine Gontarski,

Commandant Welcomes New Coast Guard Foundation President

Jan 22, 2008

United States Coast Guard Commandant Thad W. Allen stopped in Stonington, Connecticut on Tuesday, January 8, 2008 to meet Anne Brengle, the new president of the Coast Guard Foundation (CGF),

Northrop Grumman Wins U.S. Navy Contract

Jan 22, 2008

Northrop Grumman Corporation was awarded a delivery order for the fourth year of a five-year contract to provide technical, logistics and material support for mission-critical systems installed on U.

MSC NAPOLI update

Jan 22, 2008

The UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) said that the accommodation block on the stern of the wreck of the MSC NAPOLI has been removed. The only remaining

State Maritime Employees Barred from Jones Act Suit

Jan 22, 2008

The Supreme Court of the State of Alaska ruled that a state-employed seaman injured on job may not recover against the state for alleged personal injuries in an action under the federal Jones Act.

MARAD Conference on Canal Expansion

Jan 22, 2008

The US Maritime Administration (MARAD) is co-sponsoring a conference in Tampa on January 23-24 on Planning for the Panama Canal Expansion. To view the agenda, go to http://www.

Towboat Grounding Delays River Traffic

Jan 22, 2008

The Coast Guard has temporarily restricted vessel traffic to one-way on the Lower Mississippi River from mile markers 167-177 due to a towboat grounding. At approximately 1 p.

REC Toledo, REC St. Louis to transition to NMC

Jan 22, 2008

The US Coast Guard said that, on February 4, the Regional Examination Centers (RECs) located in Toledo and St. Louis will begin their transition to become field

Grand Alliance upgrades ATX Service

Jan 22, 2008

Grand Alliance members Hapag-Lloyd, Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK), and Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) are upgrading a service on the North Europe - North USA Atlantic Trade,

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