July, 2008 Maritime News

Manitowoc Profit Rises

Jul 31, 2008

The company reported second quarter earnings of $133.9m, or $1.01 per share, up from $97.5 million, or 76 cents per share in the year-ago period. Sales were up to $1.

This Day in Naval History - July 31

Jul 31, 2008

From the Navy News Service 1815 - Commodore Stephen Decatur concludes agreement with Bey of Tunis to compensate for seizure of merchant ships during the War of 1812.

USS George Washington Investigation Complete

Jul 31, 2008

Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Adm. Robert F. Willard, issued a final endorsement to the investigation of a fire that occurred aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73) on May 22.

Becker Marine Systems Integrates OpenPortSM

Jul 31, 2008

Becker Marine Systems Communication has entered into a global distribution partner agreement with Iridium Satellite to integrate, optimize and distribute Iridium

Navy Says Smoking is to Blame for Carrier Fire

Jul 31, 2008

Smoking appears to be the blame for a fire that caused $70m in damage to the aircraft carrier USS George Washington, Naval officials said . The announcement by the Navy came as Adm.

Fanning Joins Tidewater

Jul 31, 2008

Tidewater Inc. announced that Quinn P. Fanning has joined Tidewater as Executive Vice President. Mr. Fanning will report to Chairman, President and CEO Dean Taylor

USCG Signs LOR on Cove Point LNG expansion

Jul 31, 2008

The US Coast Guard issued has signed a Letter of Recommendation relating to the planned expansion of the Dominion Cove Point liquefied natural gas (LNG) import facility in .

Sealink Heads South

Jul 31, 2008

Sealink International Bhd, pulling the stock's opening price seven sen below its initial offer price of RM1.25, the Star reported.  Sealink's earnings would be

L-3 Acquires International Electronics

Jul 31, 2008

L-3 Communications, announced has acquired the six corporations of G.A. International Electronics Group. G. A. International Electronics is a high seas marine electronics

GPA Opens European Subsidiary

Jul 31, 2008

Guido Perla & Associates, Inc. (GPA), headquartered in , has established a European subsidiary – Guido Perla Europe GmbH (GPE GmbH) – in . GPE GmbH will initially handle the sales,

Louisiana Touts its Offshore Oil Drilling

Jul 30, 2008

— Flying in National Guard Black Hawk helicopters 500 feet above the bayous and marshes along the Mississippi River delta last week, officials tried to show visiting

This Day in Naval History - July 30

Jul 30, 2008

From the Navy News Service 1918 - Units of First Marine Aviation Force arrive at . 1941 - Japanese aircraft bomb USS Tutuila (PR 4) at ; First Navy ship damaged by Axis during World War II.

Freedom Begins Builder's Trials

Jul 30, 2008

The first ship in the Navy's new Littoral Combat Ship class, the future USS Freedom (LCS 1), began Builder's Trials on July 28. LCS is a fast, agile, focused-mission

Eleventh Tug Sold By Marcon International This Year

Jul 30, 2008

Constellation Maritime of Boston, MA sold the 2250 bhp twin screw tug Scorpius"(ex - Joseph T, Olympic, Georgeann) to Donjon Marine Co., Inc. of New Jersey fors

Study: Closure of the St. Lawrence Seaway Not Needed to Fight Invasive Species

Jul 30, 2008

Closing the St. Lawrence Seaway to ocean-going vessels is not the answer to ending the further introduction of aquatic invasive species (AIS) into the Great Lakes,

USNS Pililaau Completes Offload

Jul 30, 2008

Military Sealift Command large, medium-speed, roll-on/roll-off ship USNS Pililaau anchored two miles off the coast of , July 22. A platform of floating Navy barges

LNG Tankers Bound for Boston

Jul 30, 2008

Two ships carrying liquefied natural gas are bound for the LNG terminal in , according Bloomberg News. Suez SA's Suez Matthew is due in and is carrying 126,540 liquefied 4.

Star Bulk Carriers Updates Ownership of Insider Holdings

Jul 30, 2008

Star Bulk Carriers Corp. announced that F5 Capital, a company affiliated with Mr. Nobu Su, one of the Company's directors, filed a Schedule 13D report  with the

Austal Submits Final Phase II JHSV

Jul 30, 2008

Austal submitted its final Phase II Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV) submission to the US Navy this week following a design and review process. Austal was one of

AMOS Adds Ocean Ship Management

Jul 29, 2008

Management, based in . AMOS Business Suite has been installed in the Ocean Ship Management office and on board the first vessel, the MCP Athens. The next two vessels will be delivered in 2009.

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