Wednesday, April 23, 2008 Maritime News

VLCC Attacked off Aden

Apr 23, 2008

A Japanese VLCC was reportedly hit by a rocket propelled grenade launched from a small boat 270 miles off the coast of . There appear to have been no injuries and no fire or explosion.

PT PAL Receives to Build Container Ships

Apr 23, 2008

  PT PAL Receives to Build Container Ships State-owned shipbuilding company PT PAL Indonesia has received orders from a Thai shipping company for four container ships measuring 50,

StatoilHydro & Kongsberg Maritime Join Forces

Apr 23, 2008

StatoilHydro and Kongsberg Maritime have made a general agreement for the operation of automation and security systems delivered by Kongsberg Maritime onboard StatoilHydro's installations in the .

Samsung Chairman to Step Down

Apr 23, 2008

's most powerful businessman said he is stepping down after 20 years at the helm of the Samsung group, following his indictment for tax evasion and breach of trust.

This Day in Naval History - April 23

Apr 23, 2008

From the Navy News Service 1918 - USS Stewart (DD 13) destroys German submarine off . 1934 - In the first Navy movement through the , more than 100 ships transited.

Oil Product Ships Disrupted In French Fos Strike -Port

Apr 23, 2008

Strike action at 's state-administered Autonomous Port of Marseille, which encompasses the oil terminals of Fos-Lavera, continued to disrupt activity there, with 19 oil and gas vessels affected,

China Boosts Demand, Supply For Shipping

Apr 23, 2008

Since 2003, has kicked maritime cargo carriers into overdrive by importing huge amounts of raw materials to feed its economy, Investor's Business Daily reports.

Halifax Shipyard to Modernize Frigates

Apr 23, 2008

A sea of people in hard hats flooded a tent Monday at the Halifax Shipyard for the announcement of $549m worth of work on the navy’s Halifax-class frigates. Seven

Violation of Ocean Dumping Act Charged

Apr 23, 2008

 The US Attorney for the District of Oregon issued a news release stating that a terminal operator has been charged with violation of the Ocean Dumping Act. It

IMO Reoccupying its Headquarters

Apr 23, 2008

IMO will be fully operational, once again, from its Headquarters on 's Albert Embankment, following a 20-month period in temporary accommodation while the Headquarters

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