Wednesday, August 06, 2008 Maritime News

Bertholf Commissioned

Aug 06, 2008

Cummings Holds Port Hearings in CA

Aug 06, 2008

Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, released the following statement at the adjournment

Pearl Seas Ship in Outfitting

Aug 06, 2008

Pearl Seas Cruises’ first ship, which was launched in March, is in its outfitting stage. “It is progressing with over 150 people working on the ship daily at Irving

LR Acquires Human Engineering

Aug 06, 2008

Lloyd’s Register seeks to enhance its human factors technical services business with the acquisition of Human Engineering Limited, a supplier of ergonomics and

SAIC Wins Navy Contract

Aug 06, 2008

Science Applications International Corp., San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $9,068,457 modification to previously awarded contract (N00178-04-C-2004) to exercise

Tanker Company Coats with Intersleek 900

Aug 06, 2008

  A second Aframax tanker belonging to Mumbai-based Mercator Lines, the 105,000 dwt Prem Divya, has been coated with International Paint’s foul release coating, Intersleek 900.

Veripos Wins Major Offshore Contract

Aug 06, 2008

Veripos’ Houston-based Americas Region has been awarded major offshore positioning contracts by , LSP, Tidewater and WesternGeco for vessels operating in Brazilian, Mexican and US waters.

Bluesail Signs MOU with Dubai

Aug 06, 2008

Dubai World Security (DWS), the security solutions arm of Dubai World, signed a memorandum of understanding with Bluesail, the Middle East’s leading maritime training company based in ,

Wärtsilä-Hyundai JV Wins Big Order

Aug 06, 2008

The Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel engine represents a pioneering industry change from traditional steam turbine machinery to a dual-fuel-electric concept with the benefits

China & Brazil Sign $1.6B Shipbuilding Pact

Aug 06, 2008

Brazilian mining giant Companhia Vale do Rio Doce (Vale) reportedly signed a $1.6 billion agreement with Chinese Rongsheng Shipbuilding and Heavy Industries to build 12 large ore carriers,

Aler Philadelphia Holds Ceremonial Keel Laying

Aug 06, 2008

Aker Philadelphia Shipyard held a ceremonial keel laying for the eleventh vessel being built at the yard. The Veteran Class MT-46 product tanker is the seventh

Bill Introduced re: TWIC

Aug 06, 2008

Senator Coleman (R-MN) introduced the Small Marine Business and Fishing Guide Relief Act of 2008 (S. 3377) to amend title 46, United States Code, to waive the biometric

New Orleans Spill Response Update

Aug 06, 2008

The US Coast Guard issued a Marine Safety Bulletin stating that the safety zone on the Lower Mississippi River has reduced in scope and now extends from mile marker 20 to mile marker 97.

Technical Committee Discusses Flexibility in Ship Design

Aug 06, 2008

The new "Technical Committee on Risk Management" of Germanischer Lloyd was established to respond to the growing significance of risk-based approaches for the maritime industry.

DONJON Contracted to Salvage Tugboat Pair

Aug 06, 2008

Donjon Marine Co., Inc., a provider of multi-faceted marine services including marine salvage, heavy lift, dredging and related emergency response services, was

This Day in Naval History - Aug. 06

Aug 06, 2008

1862 - CSS Arkansas destroyed by her commanding officer to prevent capture by USS Essex. 1943 - Battle of Vella Gulf begins. U.S. destroyers sink three of four Japanese destroyers.

 

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