September, 2008 Maritime News

Jeffboat Receives Environmental Award

Sep 30, 2008

American Commercial Lines Inc. (ACL) announced that Jeffboat received a Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence from the Indiana Department of Environmental

WOW Moves to California Maritime Academy

Sep 30, 2008

The second annual Women on the Water conference will be held on November 6 – 8, 2008 at the California Maritime Academy, Vallejo, Calif. Originally scheduled to be held in Galveston,

Malfunction Underscores Need for Second Poe-Sized Lock

Sep 30, 2008

A malfunction of the Poe Lock at Sault Ste. Marie, , on September 24 has illustrated the pressing need for Congress to appropriate the funds to build another lock capable of handling the largest U.

Second Superferry Launched

Sep 30, 2008

The second of two high speed vehicle-passenger catamarans for Hawaii Superferry has been launched at Austal USA.  The achievement comes just months after Austal

NASSCO Awarded $9.2m Repair Contract

Sep 30, 2008

National Steel and Shipping Co., San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $9.2m modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-06-C-4402) for the repair and alteration

San Antonio Makes Inaugural Transit Through Suez Canal

Sep 30, 2008

By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class (SW) Brian Goodwin, Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group Public Affairs The amphibious transport dock ship USS San

Fleet Begins Transition to New Reporting System

Sep 30, 2008

From U.S. Fleet Forces Command Public Affairs Starting Oct. 1, the fleet will begin transitioning to the new Defense Readiness Reporting System-Navy (DRRS-N),

Northrop Grumman Awarded Contract

Sep 30, 2008

Northrop Grumman Ship Systems, Pascagoula, Miss., is being awarded a $76.6m modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-06-C-2306) to exercise an option

Bath Iron Works Corp. Awarded Contract

Sep 30, 2008

Bath Iron Works Corp., (a General Dynamics Company), Bath, Maine, is being awarded an $83.4m modification to previously awarded contract to exercise an option

This Day in Naval History - Sept. 30

Sep 30, 2008

From the Navy News Service 1800 - concludes Treaty of Peace with , ending Quasi War with . 1944 - USS Nautilus (SS 168) lands supplies and evacuates people from Panay, .

Georgia’s Ports Increase Overall Tonnage

Sep 30, 2008

Georgia Ports Authority’s (GPA) Executive Director Doug J. Marchand announced that the GPA handled more than 2.2m tons of cargo for all terminals in August, a 4.

Provisions of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 Implemented

Sep 30, 2008

The Maritime Administration (MarAd) issued a final rule implementing provisions of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 and amending the definition

Notice on Hawaii & Alaska TWIC Implementation Issued

Sep 30, 2008

The US Coast Guard issued a notice stating that owners and operators of maritime facilities in Hawaii and Alaska must commence enforcement of the Transportation

Gustav Reveals Gap in Marine Industry Preparations

Sep 29, 2008

According to the  Gulf Intracoastal Canal Association, the Coast Guard, Corps of Engineers and inland barge industry have collaborated extensively since the 2005

This Day in Naval History - Sept. 29

Sep 29, 2008

From the Navy News Service 1944 - USS Narwhal (SS 167) evacuates 81 Allied prisoners of war that survived the sinking of Japanese Shinyo Maru from Sindangan Bay, Mindanao.

USS Wasp Undocks Ahead of Schedule

Sep 29, 2008

From Norfolk Naval Shipyard Public Affairs USS Wasp (LHD 1), in Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) for an eight-month docking phased maintenance availability (DPMA), undocked Sept.

NAVSEA Continues Hurricane Ike Relief Efforts

Sep 29, 2008

By Naval Sea Systems Command Office of Corporate Communications Supervisor of Salvage and Diving (SUPSALV), a directorate of the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) in Washington D.

Aker Philly Shipyard Build Methodologies Confirmed in Court Decision

Sep 29, 2008

In a decision filed by the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has upheld the United States Coast Guard interpretation of the Jones Act

GL Signs Multi-Purpose-Vessels in Bangladesh

Sep 29, 2008

Two 7,250 dwt multi-purpose-vessels are the latest addition to the orderbook of classification society Germanischer Lloyd. The ships

Cummings Issues Statement on Deepwater

Sep 29, 2008

Mr. Speaker: As Chairman of the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, I rise today in strong support of H.R. 6999, the Integrated Deepwater Program Reform Act of 2008.

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