Friday, March 07, 2008 Maritime News

New Strategy to Help the Nation's Ports Go Green

Mar 07, 2008

EPA has unveiled a new plan of action for working with public port authorities and other interested groups to reduce the environmental impacts of moving goods through ports.

New Trawler for Argentine Owner

Mar 07, 2008

The port of Mar del Plata, located about 400 km south of Buenos Aires, has a long history as a center for commercial fishing. (

Port of New Orleans seeks State Help

Mar 07, 2008

Officials with the Port of New Orleans called on the state to help pay for its $1b master plan, which outlines development projects to be completed by 2020, the Times Picayune reported.

Aker Shareholder Asks for Extraordinary Shareholders Meeting

Mar 07, 2008

Aker Yards has received a request from Havyard Invest AS to schedule an extraordinary shareholders' meeting, to enable the shareholders to elect a new Board of Directors.

WSDOT Announces Service Changes

Mar 07, 2008

Last week WSDOT announced the following upcoming temporary service and capacity adjustments. Complete information on schedules and service is available at: www.

Coastal Inspiration Transits Panama Canal

Mar 07, 2008

BC Ferries’ second Super C-class vessel, Coastal Inspiration, is scheduled to transit the Panama Canal on March 7. The journey through the canal is expected to take 11.

MSC Ships Support Korean-defense Exercise

Mar 07, 2008

A water bladder on the pier at Chinhae naval base is filled by offshore petroleum distribution system ship MV Vice Adm. K.R. Wheeler (blue-hull ship in distance) Feb.

Failure to report oil discharges and the False Claims Act

Mar 07, 2008

The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled that an assertion by an employee that the employer failed to report illegal discharges of oil does not establish

Bill Seeks to Reduce Whale Strikes

Mar 07, 2008

Representative Allen (D-ME) introduced a bill (H.R. 5536) to require the Secretary of Commerce to prescribe regulations to reduce the incidence of vessels colliding

Bill Debuts re: Oil Spill Liability Limits

Mar 07, 2008

Senator Lautenberg (D-NJ) introduced a bill (S. 2700) to amend the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 to double liability limits for single-hull tankers and tank barges for 2009, and for other purposes.

Eitzen Sells Tanker

Mar 07, 2008

Norwegian chemical tankers operator Eitzen Chemical ASA said on Wednesday (5 March) that it has agreed to sell the 42,000 dwt chemical and oil carrier Siteam Merkur.

NAVSEA Earns EEO Awards

Mar 07, 2008

Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) leadership, field activities and employees won five of six of the Navy’s 2008 Nathaniel Stinson Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Awards.

Groton Yard Gets Navy Funds

Mar 07, 2008

General Dynamics, Electric Boat Corp., Groton, Conn., is being awarded a $49,835,387 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-04-C-2100) for consolidated planning yard,

This Day in Naval History - March 07

Mar 07, 2008

1778 - Continental Navy frigate Randolph (32 guns) engages HMS Yarmouth (64). Randolph explodes and sinks with the loss of all but four men. 1958 - Commissioning of USS Grayback (SS 574),

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