May, 2008 Maritime News

Homeland Security Committee – Concern re TWIC Helpdesk

May 30, 2008

The House Committee on Homeland Security issued said that the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Helpdesk established by the Transportation

Bourbon to Sell Interest in Rigdon Companies

May 30, 2008

Under the merger proposal between Rigdon Marine Corporation and Gulfmark Offshore announced on May 28, Bourbon will sell its interest in the Rigdon companies. This

K LINE and Intersleek 900 in New 100 Ship Milestone

May 30, 2008

International Paint Ltd. announced the completion of the 100th ship coated with the fluoropolymer based, patented foul release product Intersleek 900. Working in close cooperation with K LINE,

M/V Centurion Del Atlantico Returns after Refurbishment

May 30, 2008

M/V Centurion Del Atlantico returned to the southern hemisphere after a major refurbishment May 30. MAN Diesel PrimeServ’s Service Center in Frederikshavn, Denmark,

This Day in Naval History - May 30

May 30, 2008

From the Navy News Service 1814 - Navy gunboats capture three British boats on Lake Ontario near Sandy Creek, N.Y.

Navy's Top Engineers and Scientists Honored

May 30, 2008

By Lt. Cmdr. John T. Schofield, Research, Development and Acquisition Public Affairs The Acting Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition, John S.

Marlink Signs Sealink Deal with Wilhelmsen

May 30, 2008

Marlink, a Vizada company, announced an agreement to provide the Sealink Maritime VSAT solution to Wilhelmsen Ship Management (WSM). Marlink will equip 30 Wilhelmsen

Wärtsilä Inaugurates Research Engine in Switzerland

May 30, 2008

Wärtsilä Corporation inaugurated its new RTX-4 full-scale, low-speed research engine in its Diesel Technology Centre in . This large, RTX-4 research engine is employed

Ulstein to Build PSVs for Remøy Shipping

May 30, 2008

Remøy Shipping has signed a contract with Ulstein Verft for two eco-friendly platform supply vessels (PSV) of ULSTEIN PX105 type designed by Ulstein Design with

GulfMark Offshore to Acquire Rigdon Marine

May 30, 2008

 GulfMark Offshore, Inc. announced it had entered into a definitive purchase agreement to acquire Rigdon Marine Corporation (RMC), a major operator of technologically advanced offshore supply vessels.

Marinette Receives $6.2m Navy Deal

May 30, 2008

Marinette Marine Corp., Marinette, Wis., is being awarded $6,243,345 under previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00025-03-C-0002) for the acquisition of

MarAd Releases Marine Operator Survey

May 29, 2008

The Maritime Administration (MarAd) released its Marine Operator Survey Concerning Mariner Availability.  The survey found, among other things, that 71% of respondents

Coast Guard Postpones Pursuing Refunds For Faulty Ships

May 29, 2008

The U.S. Coast Guard said it will temporarily stop its review and suspend its pursuit of a $96.1m refund for faulty ships built by Lockheed Martin Corp. (LMT) and Northrop Grumman Corp.

Update on Pirate Attack of MV Amiya Scan

May 29, 2008

Reider Shipping, owners of the hijacked freighter MV Amiya Scan and charterers Scan-Trans, report they have been in contact with their vessel. Contact has been

USCG Releases Great Lakes Ballast Water Management Report

May 29, 2008

The US Coast Guard released the Great Lakes ballast water management report.  The report, compiled by the Great Lakes Ballast Water Working Group (BWWG), summarizes

Wärtsilä to Centralize Warehousing and Logistics of Spare Parts

May 29, 2008

Wärtsilä is centralizing the spare parts logistics and by building a new spare parts distribution centre in the . A large and modern central warehouse is planned

Chemoil Opens New Office in Greece

May 29, 2008

Chemoil has officially opened its sales and marketing office in .  Based in , the office will be headed by Costas Karanikolaou. The company’s presence in will

Safe Bulkers Announces Listing on NYSE

May 29, 2008

Safe Bulkers, Inc. announced  that its public offering of 10,000,000 shares of common stock was priced at $19.00 per share. As of today, the company’s common stock

Second Phase of Dry Excavation Work on Track

May 29, 2008

In the first two months of execution, the second dry excavation contract for the Pacific Access Channel (PAC 2) removed 263,246 cubic meters of material. The Mexican-Panamanian

STX Wins Shipbuilding Order

May 29, 2008

STX Shipbuilding won a $247.3m order from Europe to build two very large ore carriers, according to a Reuters report, with delivery scheduled for 2012.


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