Friday, January 25, 2008 Maritime News

Tanker Owner in Spill Denies Wrongdoing

Jan 25, 2008

According to reports, the owner and operators of the tanker involved in South Korea's worst oil spill denied any wrongdoing, but offered sympathy to locals affected

Aries Maritime Provides Update on the Ostria

Jan 25, 2008

Aries Maritime Transport Limited announced the Ostria, a 2000-built products tanker, has returned to service effective January 13, 2008 following the completion

VT Order Book Expands

Jan 25, 2008

According to the Financial Times, VT has seen its order book rise to about $7.93b on the back of several contract wins. The company said its financial performance

Wounded Warriors to Serve at MMA

Jan 25, 2008

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Mary E. Peters announced that U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point (USMMA) will be opened to U.S. Navy and Marine Corps

French Navy New Sub Fleet to be Powered by GE

Jan 25, 2008

GE Oil & Gas has been selected by DCNS to provide the turbo-generators and propulsion turbines for the French Navy’s new fleet of six nuclear submarines, which

PMA Posts Freight and Passenger Records

Jan 25, 2008

The Port of Marseilles Authority (PMA) has briefed unions and staff on government plans for the ‘re-launch’ of French ports - as required by a timetable for

Moose Boats Delivers M1-44

Jan 25, 2008

Moose Boats, an aluminum boat manufacturer, recently delivered a new model named the M1-44 to the Naval Militia in New York. This vessel is the first of its

Navy to Christen Guided Missile Destroyer Dewey

Jan 25, 2008

By the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs) The Navy will christen the newest Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyer, Dewey, Saturday, Jan.

Nimitz Gets Underway for Western Pacific Deployment

Jan 25, 2008

From USS Nimitz Public Affairs USS Nimitz (CVN 68) departed San Diego Jan. 24 with commander, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 11 on a regularly scheduled Western Pacific deployment.

Nobu Steps Down at Star Bulk

Jan 25, 2008

Star Bulk Carriers Corp. said that the company's Co-Chairman Nobu Su has resigned from his position as Co-Chairman of the Board with immediate effect due to his

Port Workers Begin Enrollment for TWIC

Jan 25, 2008

TSA reported that port workers, longshoremen, truckers and others employed at the Port of Green Bay, the Port of Pittsburgh and Port of Texas City recently began

Kite-Powered Ship Sets Sail

Jan 25, 2008

A newly built cargo vessel was towed by wind propulsion of the Hamburg-based company SkySails on the North Sea near Bremerhaven, Germany for the first time.

Sener Wins BAE Contract

Jan 25, 2008

Sener Ingeniería y Sistemas S.A closed a contract with UK-based BAE Systems PLC for the license to use the FORAN CAD/CAM System in its shipbuilding activities. According to the contract,

Noble Reports Record Earnings

Jan 25, 2008

Noble Corporation reported 4Q 2007 earnings of $347.4 million, or $1.29 per diluted share, versus $199.7 million, or $0.74 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2006.

Aker Kvaerner, ExxonMobil Extend Contract

Jan 25, 2008

ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Norway AS has exercised a two year option in its term contract with Aker Kvaerner in Stavanger, Norway. The contract covers

Drydocks World Selects Foran

Jan 25, 2008

Drydocks World, a subsidiary of Dubai World, is an expanding international player in ship repair, conversion, new building and other marine related activities.

Changes to UK tonnage Tax Unwelcome for Some

Jan 25, 2008

Shipping accountant Moore Stephens has warned that new EC requirements will lead to unwelcome changes to the UK tonnage tax regime from April 2008. Sue Bill, a tax partner with Moore Stephens,

 

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