Wednesday, January 23, 2008 Maritime News

Crowley Orders Heavy Lift 455 Series Deck Barges

Jan 23, 2008

Crowley Maritime Corporation's technical services group has awarded a construction contract to Gunderson Marine of Portland, Oregon to build two additional Heavy Lift Series 400 x 105-ft.

Israel Shipyards Holds Keel-Laying Ceremony

Jan 23, 2008

Following the signing of a $25m contract to build two general cargo ships for a German client, the Israel Shipyards held a keel-laying ceremony. The two 90 meters long vessels on order,

S&P Confirms North of England’s ‘A’

Jan 23, 2008

Leading ratings agency Standard and Poor’s (S&P) has confirmed North of England P&I club’s ‘A’ financial strength rating and stable outlook for the fourth consecutive year.

Russia Cancels Offshore Drilling Rig Import Duties

Jan 23, 2008

Reuters reported that Russia has abolished for two years import duties and customs taxes for offshore drilling rigs temporarily imported to Russia for exploration work,

Rigdon Christens and Delivers Slam Dunk

Jan 23, 2008

Rigdon Marine Corporation (RMC) recently christened and delivered the Slam Dunk in Lockport, Louisiana. Karla Abshire, wife of Rodney Abshire, RMC’s Marine Superintendent

Coast Guard Responds to Tow Boat Sinking

Jan 23, 2008

The Coast Guard is responding to a tow boat that sunk in the Tennessee River. Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Paducah was notified that the tow boat Janet Leavell had sank,

Keppel Awarded Contract for Bully Drillship

Jan 23, 2008

Keppel Shipyard Limited was awarded a contract valued at about $100.7m for the integration and completion of a new build Bully drillship. Keppel secured the contract

This Day in Naval History - Jan. 23

Jan 23, 2008

From the Navy News Service 1960 - The Bathyscaph Trieste descends to the deepest part of the ocean -- the Marianas Trench. 1968 - USS Pueblo (AGER 2) is seized

NASSCO Begins Construction of Product Carrier

Jan 23, 2008

General Dynamics NASSCO began construction of the second ship of its new class of product carriers. The shipyard is scheduled to lay the ship’s keel in June and deliver the ship to U.

Westerholm to Head NOAA Response and Restoration

Jan 23, 2008

Dave Westerholm, former chief of the U.S. Coast Guard's Office of Response, has been named the new director of the NOAA Office of Response and Restoration. Westerholm

Cummings to Convene TWIC Hearing

Jan 23, 2008

Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, will convene a Subcommittee hearing on

Three Hopper Barges for Van Oord

Jan 23, 2008

Vosta LMG in The Netherlands has been awarded a contract for the delivery of a complete engineering and component package for 3 hopper barges for Van Oord in The Netherlands.

Seamanship Trophy Recognizes Rescue

Jan 23, 2008

The captain and crew of a U.S.-flag merchant vessel will receive the American Merchant Marine Seamanship Trophy for their skillful action in rescuing two mariners from stormy seas.

MarAd to Hold Conference on Panama Canal Expansion

Jan 23, 2008

MarAd is co-sponsoring a conference in Tampa on January 23-24 on Planning for the Panama Canal Expansion. The agenda can be views at Panama Canal Expansion Workshop

BP Marine to Cease Cyprus Bunker Ops

Jan 23, 2008

BP Marine is to close its bunkering operation in Cyprus as a result of sales failing to deliver on expectations. BP Marine first moved into the Cyprus marine

Crowley Completes Discharge of Gas Plant Modules

Jan 23, 2008

Crowley Maritime Corporation's energy and marine services has safely completed the tug-and-barge transportation and discharge and delivery of oversized cargo

Fatigue in Marine Structures Discussed in Germany

Jan 23, 2008

Fatigue assessment in shipping is vital in order to predict the structural durability of welded joints. Progress made during the past decade regarding different

Westerholm to Head NOAA Office

Jan 23, 2008

Dave Westerholm, former chief of the U.S. Coast Guard's Office of Response, has been named the new director of the NOAA Office of Response and Restoration, responsible

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