Monday, May 12, 2008 Maritime News

Harrison to Retire from International Shipholding

May 12, 2008

nternational Shipholding Corporation has announced the retirement of William H. Harrison, a veteran of 44 years with Waterman Steamship Corporation and its affiliates, effective June 30, 2008.

Sperry Marine Expands Operations in China

May 12, 2008

Northrop Grumman Corporation’s Sperry Marine business unit has announced the completion of an expansion of its commercial marine service operations in . The two-year

All American Marine Delivers the R/V Manta

May 12, 2008

All American Marine has delivered an 82-ft.Teknicraft research catamaran built under contract for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).  The

Navy Selects Mikros for New Shipboard Networks

May 12, 2008

Mikros Systems Corporation, announced that it was recently awarded two new U.S. Navy contracts. The contracts cover follow-on work based on Mikros' AIRchitect-EMC wireless network design tool,

General Maritime to Acquire Aframax Vessels

May 12, 2008

General Maritime Corporation has agreed to acquire two 2002-built double hull Aframax vessels from or its affiliates for an aggregate purchase price of $137 million.

Genco to Acquire Three Drybulk Vessels

May 12, 2008

Limited announced that it has agreed to acquire three 2007-built drybulk vessels from Bocimar International N.V. and Delphis N.V., for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $257.

USCG Issues Marine Safety Alert

May 12, 2008

The US Coast Guard issued a Marine Safety Alert recommending that vessel owners and operators ensure all watertight doors and bulkheads are inspected periodically to verify their integrity and,

USACE Issues DEIS for Container Terminal Project

May 12, 2008

The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) issued a notice stating that it is recirculating the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Berths 97-109 [China

SS Columbia Seeks Funding

May 12, 2008

 A volunteer friendraiser/fundraiser was held aboard the John J. Harvey to celebrate the SS Columbia’s 106th birthday. The SS Columbia is a National Historic Landmark

Austal Secures Order for Police Boats

May 12, 2008

Austal confirms an unconditional contract has been signed with a value of approximately $11.3m with the Queensland Police Force for the construction of three72-ft.

COSCO to Pay $1.95B for 16 Ships

May 12, 2008

The company will reportedly pay $1.3b for eight 13,350-TEU containerships and eight 205,000-dwt dry bulk cargo ships for $612.8m. COSCO had said in April that it would expand its fleet by ordering $2.

What Goes Up …

May 12, 2008

Global credit woes have largely had little affect on the historic shipbuilding orderbook … yet.  According to a Bloomburg report, there are signs that shipbuilding’s bull run may be coming to an end,

This Day in Naval History - May 12

May 12, 2008

1780 - Fall of Charleston, SC; three Continental Navy frigates (Boston, Providence, and Ranger) captured; and one American frigate (Queen of France) sunk to prevent capture.

Marshall Islands Accedes to Key IMO Conventions

May 12, 2008

One of the world's largest shipping nations, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, has acceded to five major IMO Conventions. Mr. Joseph A. Bigler, Counsellor to the Maritime Administration,

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