Monday, March 03, 2008 Maritime News

Statoil, Sonatrach Sign LNG Extension Deal

Mar 03, 2008

StatoilHydro and Sonatrach agreed on to extend a liquefied natural gas (LNG) supply accord and allow Sonatrach access to one of Statoil' terminals abroad, Sonatrach said.

SCI – Houston Adds Instructors to Training Staff

Mar 03, 2008

The Seamen’s Church Institute announces that Captain Henry E. Cummings and Captain Stephen Polk have joined the teaching staff at the Institute’s simulator

Ship Owner to Pay $2m for SF Oil Spill

Mar 03, 2008

Agents for the owner of a cargo ship that dumped oil into San Francisco Bay have agreed to pay $2 million to the city of San Francisco, the AP reported Thousands of birds died,

Hyundai Heavy Wins Record Orders in Feb.

Mar 03, 2008

Hyundai Heavy Industries has set a new record in the global shipbuilding history by winning $5.7b in orders in February, the highest figure ever for a single month.

Superior Energy Services Names Executive VP

Mar 03, 2008

Superior Energy Services, Inc. announced that William B. Masters has been named Executive Vice President and General Counsel. Masters, age 50, joins Superior

This Day in Naval History - March 01

Mar 03, 2008

From the Navy News Service 1942 - Patrol Wing (VP) 82 aircraft sinks German submarine, U-656. It is the Navy's first submarine kill of World War II. 1954

Fitzgerald Trains with Nimitz Carrier Strike Group, Japanese

Mar 03, 2008

The guided-missile destroyers USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) and USS Chafee (DDG 90) steam in the Pacific Ocean with the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) during

Nimitz CSG Ships Arrive in South Korea

Mar 03, 2008

The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) is moored near the Republic of Korean submarine Sohn Won-il (SSK 072) at Busan Naval Base. The nuclear-powered aircraft

Companies Swap Accusations over Oil Spill

Mar 03, 2008

Defense lawyers from rival companies wrangled over who was to blame for South Korea's worst oil spill as the trial resumed of five people accused of negligence, according to AFP.

Possible Fourth Freedom Vessel to be Built by Aker

Mar 03, 2008

Aker Yards and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. have reached an understanding regarding the basis on which Royal Caribbean will order a fourth ship in the Freedom

MarAd To Recycle Three More Ships

Mar 03, 2008

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration has signed contracts totaling $1,136,106 for the recycling of three obsolete ships from its reserve fleets.

Wärtsilä Acquires Maritime Service

Mar 03, 2008

Wärtsilä has acquired the Norwegian company Maritime Service AS, which specializes in ship service, mechanical and reconditioning services. Maritime Service has its operations in Ålesund,

Containership Bremen Express Named

Mar 03, 2008

Hapag-Lloyd is naming the containership Bremen Express in Bremerhaven. The patron of the 335m long mega containership capable of carrying 8,749 standard containers is Hilde Herwig, wife of Thomas W.

Royal Haskoning Buys First Marine

Mar 03, 2008

Royal Haskoning acquired First Marine International to develop and expand its services towards the upper end of the supply chain. First Marine International has

CSIC Aims High

Mar 03, 2008

China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC) said it strives to rank among the global top 500 by 2015, according to a report on Xinhua. The company's shipbuilding

Taiwan Shipbuilding Output Equals $1.6b

Mar 03, 2008

According to tallies released by the Taiwan’s Industrial Development Bureau, the production value of Taiwan's shipbuilding industry is expected to amount to $1.6b, up 21% versus the previous year.

E-ships Orders two LPG Tankers

Mar 03, 2008

Emirates Ship Investment Company (E-ships) has ordered construction of two semi-refrigerated LPG Tankers from STX for $76 million, according to a report on www.

China Hits 18.9m Tons

Mar 03, 2008

China reported its shipbuilding tonnage was up 30% to reach 18.93 million tons in 2007, according to a report from China Knowledge. The country exported 14.9

Aker Yards Reports Loss; CEO Steps Down

Mar 03, 2008

The troubles at Aker Yards now have a number to them, as the company reported a loss for the year and that its CEO has been forced out. Aker Yards ASA reported

Wärtsilä Acquires Company

Mar 03, 2008

Wärtsilä has acquired the Norwegian company Maritime Service AS, which specializes in ship service, mechanical and reconditioning services. Maritime Service has its operations in Ålesund,


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