Tuesday, September 16, 2008 Maritime News

Rowan Reports Fleet Status Following Ike

Sep 16, 2008

Rowan Companies has completed an initial aerial survey of its nine rigs in the . All of the Company's rigs were on location, with the exception of the Rowan-Anchorage.

This Day in Naval History - Sept. 17

Sep 16, 2008

From the Navy News Service 1861 - Union landing party from USS Massachusetts takes possession of south of . This was the headquarters for Adm. David Farragut's Gulf Coast Blockading Squadron.

Tanker Hijacked Near Somalia

Sep 16, 2008

A Chemical tanker, with 22 crew members on board, has been hijacked by armed pirates in the Gulf of Aden near - the 12th ship to be seized in the waterway since July 20,

Petrobras Approves Contracts to Build 10 New Units

Sep 16, 2008

Petrobras said that it would contract to build 10 offshore oil production platforms in the coming eight years for a newly found pre-salt oil field. The 10 new units,

Pathfinder Identifies Sunken Vessels During At-Sea Demonstration

Sep 16, 2008

By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class (SW/AW) Jenniffer Rivera, Detachment Military Sealift Command (MSC) oceanographic survey ship USNS Pathfinder (T-AGS

USMI Helps Coast Guard After Gustav

Sep 16, 2008

United States Marine, Inc (USMI), a small business that designs and builds fast patrol and other special operations craft for the U.S. military, is leasing the U.

Saab and Trimble to Integrate Solutions for DGPS Transmissions

Sep 16, 2008

Trimble and Saab TransponderTech AB are cooperating to integrate their differential GPS (DGPS) solutions for enhanced marine navigation. Saab and Trimble will

NAVSEA Awards General Dynamics $27m IT Services Contracts

Sep 16, 2008

General Dynamics Information Technology, has been awarded three Seaport-e task orders by the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) , Carderock Division (NSWCCD), in.

This Day in Naval History - Sept. 16

Sep 16, 2008

From the Navy News Service 1854 - Cmdr. David G. Farragut takes possession of Mare Island, the first U.S. Navy Yard on the Pacific. 1917 - Navy Department authorizes

Underwater Construction Team 2 Dives into the Arctic

Sep 16, 2008

By Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Ernesto Hernandez Fonte, 30th Naval Construction Regiment Public Affairs Seabee divers from Underwater Construction

Navy to Christen USNS Carl Brashear

Sep 16, 2008

From Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs) The Navy will launch and christen dry cargo/ammunition ship the USNS Carl Brashear on Sept. 18.

Axia Announces Sale of Hydroid

Sep 16, 2008

Axia Capital Partners, LP, announced that it has completed the sale of the assets and business of Hydroid to , a division of Kongsberg Gruppen, for approximately

A.P. Moller- Maersk Chooses Inmarsat Fleetbroadband

Sep 16, 2008

Over 150 vessels to be fitted with Thrane & Thrane Sailor 500 terminals A. P. Moller – Maersk, one of the world’s largest shipping companies, has signed a contract

Northrop Grumman Appoints New CFO to AMSEC Subsidiary

Sep 16, 2008

Northrop Grumman Corporation has named Billy Jahn business manager and chief financial officer for AMSEC LLC., a subsidiary of Northrop Grumman within its Shipbuilding

Navy to Assist in Disaster Response

Sep 16, 2008

By Second Fleet Public Affairs Three ships, USS Nassau (LHA 4), USS Ponce (LPD 15), and USS Bataan (LHD 5), were ordered Sept. 12 to increase readiness for possible disaster response support.

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