October, 2008 Maritime News

This Day in Naval History – Nov. 1

Oct 31, 2008

1941 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt places Coast Guard under jurisdiction of Department of the Navy for duration of national emergency. 1967 - Operation Coronado

4400bhp Multi-Purpose ASD Tugs

Oct 31, 2008

Two Cummins QSK60-powered 4400 HP Z-drive tugs are nearly complete at the South China Shipyard in province . They are destined for harbor operation, standby (towing,

3200-HP Tug from China

Oct 31, 2008

A five-meter moulded depth on a 34.5-foot (10.5-meter) beam allows for a spacious engine room to accommodate the tug’s twin Cummins KTA50-M2 main engines. The

Bollinger Sells OSV’s to Odyssea

Oct 31, 2008

The spec vessels are 193-ft. x 40-ft. x 15- built at Bollinger's facility, with the first vessel going to work in the US Gulf on delivery. The second vessel will be delivered in mid December 2008.

Breivik Acting Exec VP - StatoilHydro

Oct 31, 2008

Mr. Breivik will succeed Hilde Merete Aasheim who will leave StatoilHydro on the same date to take up her new position as executive vice president of Aluminium Metal in Norsk Hydro.

Rio Negro Christened in Korea

Oct 31, 2008

The sponsor of the Rio Negro is Daniela Oetker, wife of Alexander Oetker, Managing Director of the shipping company A.O. Schiffahrt GmbH & Co. KG. The Rio Negro

Hyundai Heavy Q3 Profit Drops

Oct 31, 2008

·        Higher steel costs weigh on margins ·        Outlook weakens but top players set to weather downturn Hyundai Heavy Industries Co Ltd 009540.KS reported

VOTE: Northrop Grumman Labor Contract

Oct 31, 2008

After nearly two months of waiting since negotiations began between the company and United Steelworkers of America Local 8888, hundreds of workers turned out

K-Sea 1Q Report

Oct 31, 2008

The Company also announced that its distribution to unitholders for the first quarter will remain at $.77 per unit, or $3.08 per unit annualized. The distribution will be payable on November 14,

Oceansaver BWMS Approval

Oct 31, 2008

OceanSaver’s ballast water management system was granted final approval from the IMO at the latest meeting of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 58) in this month.

Jo-Kell Appoints Marchi COO

Oct 31, 2008

Jo-Kell Inc., an electrical distribution and engineering company has named Adrian Marchi as their Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Marchi, who had been Sr. Vice President of Worldwide Sales at Agilquest,

Guidelines - YP47 Steel for Hull Structures

Oct 31, 2008

The first large sized container carrier in the world to use a new grade of higher tensile steel in its hull structure with a specified yield point of 47 kgf/mm

Shell Orders from Survival Craft

Oct 31, 2008

Shell UK Ltd placed an order for two new 72 seat lifeboats from Survival Craft Inspectorate Ltd in Aberdeen. The lifeboats will replace two 56 seat lifeboats aboard

Sea Tel Branding Change

Oct 31, 2008

The Sea Tel brand has changed with the addition of Cobham’s name to the new Sea Tel logo. Sea Tel’s products and service will remain the same, the only difference

Cruise West – New River Itinerary

Oct 31, 2008

Cruise West, now the only cruise operator on the river, is extending the Columbia & Snake Rivers cruise season through the summer with a new itinerary on the Spirit of '98.

This Day in Naval History – Oct. 31

Oct 30, 2008

1943 - LT Hugh D. O'Neill of VF(N)-75 destroys a Japanese aircraft during night attack off Vella Lavella in first kill by a radar-equipped night fighter of the Pacific Fleet.

NOL 3Q Results

Oct 30, 2008

Group EBIT for 3Q08 of $52m was down 75% from 3Q07, while third-quarter revenue was up 16% year-on-year to $2.4b. Announcing the results, NOL Group President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr.

First VLCC Built to CSR

Oct 30, 2008

  Global tanker shipping entered a new era of vessel construction Oct 28, when Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipyard (SWS) delivered to ’s Ocean Tankers (Pte) Ltd the

Wärtsilä Powers Largest Dry Bulk Carriers

Oct 30, 2008

The RT-flex common-rail technology brings benefits to ship owners in terms of great flexibility in engine setting for lower fuel consumption, lower minimum running speeds,

STX Europe ASA 3Q Report

Oct 30, 2008

While the revenues grew with 14.2 percent and new order intake amounted to NOK 7 344 million, an ongoing project within Offshore & Specialized Vessels for A.P.

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