Monday, February 04, 2008 Maritime News

Major Shipping Nation Sccedes to key Conventions

Feb 04, 2008

One of the world's largest shipowning nations, the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, has acceded to two major IMO Conventions and deposited its annual assessment for 2008 with the Organization.

Storm Damages Ship, Injures Master

Feb 04, 2008

Falmouth Coastguard last week were coordinating assistance to the `Horncliff, a refrigerated vessel, owned by Pluto shipping company, which has three injured people on board,

MAIB Repots on Pipeline Damage

Feb 04, 2008

The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) issued the report of its investigation of an oil tanker, on June 25, 2007, dragging its anchor in the North Sea

COGSA Trumps Hague-Visby in Complex Situation

Feb 04, 2008

In an awkward decision, the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled that the US Carriage of Goods at Sea Act (COGSA) applies to a claim by a shipper against

Damaged Dredge New York Moved

Feb 04, 2008

The 200-foot dredge vessel, the New York, completed necessary minimum repairs to its damaged hull enabling it to be moved to the Brooklyn Navy Yard in Brooklyn, N.

$3B for FY'08 Port Security Grant Program

Feb 04, 2008

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said that over $3 billion is being allocated for various homeland security grant programs in fiscal year 2008. As indicated in the Overview,

Port Dolphin Energy Proposes Amendment

Feb 04, 2008

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a notice stating that Port Dolphin Energy LLC is proposing an amendment to its application for a license

SCC Meeting

Feb 04, 2008

The Shipping Coordinating Committee, sponsored by the US Department of State, will meet in Washington, DC on February 19 to prepare for the upcoming session of

Fairstar Completes Submersion Tests

Feb 04, 2008

On Friday 1 February 2008, Fairstar’s heavy transport vessel ‘Fjord’ successfully completed three days of extensive tests on all aspects of the ballast system executed in Malta.

Hamburg Süd Christens Ship in New Zealand

Feb 04, 2008

For the first time in its more than 135-year history, Hamburg Süd christened a container ship in Tauranga on Sunday, 3 February 2008. Tauranga is the largest port in New Zealand.

Island Constructor Launched

Feb 04, 2008

Photo courtesy: The Ulstein Group/Fuglefjellet. Island Constructor was launched recently at Ulstein Verft. “It is an impressive ship, and world-class innovation,

Strategic Marine Wins Deal for 3

Feb 04, 2008

Netherlands-based maritime services company, SMIT has awarded Australian shipbuilder Strategic Marine the contract to build three aluminum hulled boats for use in its Middle East operations.

Tanjung Offshore to Take 5

Feb 04, 2008

TANJUNG Offshore Bhd, an O&G service provider, expects to receive five more vessels in the second half of this year, according to a report on http://biz.thestar.

Hyundai Wins $843m Order

Feb 04, 2008

Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., reportedly won a $843m deal to build six container ships, according to a report on www.kois.go.kr. According to the report, Hyundai will deliver the vessels by May 2011.

China: Shipbuilding Profits Soar x 10

Feb 04, 2008

China State Shipbuilding Co. said that its 2007 profit soared more than tenfold from 2006, powered by rising global demand, according to a report on www.chinaknowledge.

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