Thursday, August 21, 2008 Maritime News

Cal Maritime Training Ship Rescues Two

Aug 21, 2008

The ’s 500-ft. training ship Golden Bear rescued two fishermen Sunday evening, August 17th, approximately 80 miles off the .  The two men departed the area earlier that day in an open 17-ft.

Gulf Lease Sale Attracts $487.2m in Bids

Aug 21, 2008

Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne announced that the Western Gulf of Mexico Oil and Gas Lease Sale 207, held in New Orleans, attracted $487,297,676 in high bids.

MARAD – US Citizenship for Contracts on RRF Vessels

Aug 21, 2008

The Maritime Administration (MARAD) issued a final rule clarifying the requirement that Agents (including Ship Managers) for the National Defense Reserve Fleet (NDRF) appointed by MARAD be citizens.

Houston-Galveston Assessing TWIC Population

Aug 21, 2008

USCG Sector Houston-Galveston issued a Port Security Information Bulletin stating that, on August 26-27, it will conduct a comprehensive port-wide exercise to gather

Canada Supports Port Expansion, Short Sea Shipping

Aug 21, 2008

Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure, and Communities gave a speech at the Association of Authorities Annual Conference in . In that speech,

Bidders Sought for Daewoo Shipbuilding

Aug 21, 2008

Creditors of Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co Ltd are formally seeking bidders for a 50.4 percent stake by next Wednesday, Reuters said. Korea Development

This Day in Naval History - Aug. 21

Aug 21, 2008

From the Navy News Service 1800 - U.S. Marine Corps Band gives its first concert in 1883 - Installation of the first electric lighting on a U.S. Navy Ship completed on USS Trenton.

LCS 1 To Be Commissioned Nov. 8

Aug 21, 2008

By Chief Mass Communication Specialist Rhonda Burke, Navy Region Public Affairs The Navy's newest ship, the future USS Freedom (LCS 1), will be commissioned Nov.

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