Tuesday, April 15, 2008 Maritime News

Georgiopoulos Launches Green Maritime Partners

Apr 15, 2008

Peter C. Georgiopoulos launched Green Maritime Partners, LLC (GMP), a private equity fund targeting environmentally sustainable investments within the maritime and clean energy sectors.

$300m Invested to Boost Marine Crankshaft Production

Apr 15, 2008

Kobe is the world's top producer of large crankshafts used in tankers and other big ships. Kobe will introduce a new production line at its Takasago Works in central Japan,

STX Begins Construction of Tankers

Apr 15, 2008

Port News reported that the steel cutting for the new ship of PRISCO was held at STX Shipyard in South Korea. The new vessel is the first of seven tankers of 51,

Phoenix Express 2008 Underway

Apr 15, 2008

From Nassau Strike Group Public Affairs Office Phoenix Express 2008 (PE 08) wrapped up the inport portion of the exercise on April 13 and began the underway portion

NASSCO Lays Keel of USNS Wally Schirra

Apr 15, 2008

General Dynamics NASSCO, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics laid the keel for USNS Wally Schirra, the eighth dry cargo-ammunition ship in the U.S. Navy’s T-AKE program.

USCG/ASME to Conduct Workshop on Marine Tech

Apr 15, 2008

The U.S. Coast Guard and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) are sponsoring a two-day public workshop on marine technology and standards to be held on June 3 and 4, 2008, in .

Quintana Shareholders Approve Excel Merger

Apr 15, 2008

Excel Maritime Carriers Ltd. (NYSE: EXM) and Quintana Maritime Limited (NASDAQ: QMAR) jointly announced that at a special meeting of Quintana’s shareholders held April 14,

This Day in Naval History - April 15

Apr 15, 2008

1885 - Naval forces land at Panama to protect American interests during a revolution. 1912 - USS Chester (CL 1) and USS Salem (CL 3) sailed from Massachusetts to assist RMS Titanic survivors.

New CEO at DCT Gdansk

Apr 15, 2008

Wenzel brings to DCT Gdansk a wealth of port industry experience with a strong financial and business development bias. Educated in , Mr Wenzel spent his very

Northrop Takes Financial Hit from Shipbuilding

Apr 15, 2008

Obituary: John Newbold

Apr 15, 2008

John "Jock" Newbold died Saturday, April 12, in New York. He was among the most well-known and highly respected figures in shipping and financial circles. Jock

Year-round Response Tug for Neah Bay

Apr 15, 2008

A state-funded emergency response tug will be stationed at Neah Bay, ready to prevent oil spills 365 days a year under a contract extension agreement signed today

NY Ferry Grounded

Apr 15, 2008

The U.S. Coast Guard responded yesterday to a report of a ferry vessel aground near Liberty Island.  The Golden Sunshine, a 90-foot tourist transport based in New Jersey,

Port Security Advisory Policy Change

Apr 15, 2008

The US Coast Guard issued Port Security Advisory 5-08.  In a welcome change, the use of armed security guards on vessels that are subject to conditions of entry

Proposed Withdrawal of Vessel Escort Rulemaking

Apr 15, 2008

The US Coast Guard proposes to withdraw its plan to amend regulations relating to escort vessels for single-hulled oil tankers.  The proposal would have considered

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