Friday, March 14, 2008 Maritime News

Schiffko to Design Research Icebreaker

Mar 14, 2008

Wärtsilä's ship design and marine consultancy subsidiary, Schiffko, based in Hamburg, has been awarded a contract from the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research of Bremerhaven,

EC- Polluter Pays Principle and Channeling of Liability

Mar 14, 2008

The European Commission (EC) summarized the opinion of the Advocate General in litigation involving the damages arising from the discharge of heavy fuel oil from the tanker ERIKA.

Bill Introduced to Evaluate Vessel Discharges

Mar 14, 2008

Representative Young (R-AK) introduced the Vessel Discharge Evaluation and Review Act (H.R. 5594) to require the Commandant of the Coast Guard to conduct an evaluation

USCG- Future Merchant Mariner Credentialing Program

Mar 14, 2008

The US Coast Guard posted an article entitled “The Future of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Merchant Mariner Credentialing Program”.  The article envisions full electronic credentialing in the near term.

Star Bulk Expands Fleet

Mar 14, 2008

Star Bulk Carriers Corp. announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the M/V Nord Wave, to be renamed the M/V Star Omicron, a Supramax bulk carrier of 53,

Credit Crunch Spreads to Shipyards

Mar 14, 2008

There are growing signs the credit crunch that began with the housing market is spreading to the world's shipyards, Reuters reported. The global economy saw shipbuilders

Damaged Vessel Repaired

Mar 14, 2008

A P&O cruise liner damaged in stormy weather on its way from Southampton to the has left port after being fully repaired, BBC reported.  Artemis, carrying 1,188 passengers,

This Day in Naval History - March 14

Mar 14, 2008

From the Navy News Service 1863 - Rear Adm. Farragut's squadron of seven ships forces its way up the Mississippi River to support Union troops at , , and 1929

Dryships Swaps Older for Newer

Mar 14, 2008

DryShips, Inc., announced that the company has entered into an agreement to purchase a 2000 built, 73,288 dwt Panamax bulk carrier for $72m. The vessel will be

Admiral Engages Engineering Class During Sacramento Navy Week

Mar 14, 2008

By Chief Mass Communication Specialist Dave Kaylor, Navy Office of Community Outreach Public Affairs Commander, Regional Maintenance Centers and the Navy's

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