Thursday, October 02, 2008 Maritime News

Pension Fund Set to Scrap Plan to Bid for Daewoo

Oct 02, 2008

AFP reported that 's state pension fund is likely to scrap plans to bid for Daewoo Shipbuilding because of global financial turbulence. The National Pension Service the world's fifth largest,

This Day in Naval History - Oct. 02

Oct 02, 2008

From the Navy News Service 1799 - Washington Navy Yard is established. 1842 - The sloop, , wrecks with the loss of three lives in the . 1939 - Foreign ministers

California Legislation Signed on Spill Response and Pilotage

Oct 02, 2008

The Office of the Governor of California said that Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed into law various bills to enhance oil spill prevention and response and

Ship Sought for Maritime Security Program

Oct 02, 2008

The Maritime Administration (MarAd) issued a notice stating that it is seeking applications for one eligible ship to fill one Maritime Security Program (MSP) Operating Agreement.

Shipping Execs Agree to Plead Guilty

Oct 02, 2008

The U.S. Department of Justice announced that four individuals have agreed to plead guilty for their involvement in a conspiracy to eliminate competition and raise

General Dynamics Announces Exec Appointments

Oct 02, 2008

General Dynamics announced that David K. Heebner, president of General Dynamics Land Systems, will succeed Michael W. Toner as executive vice president and group

Aries Maritime Secures Charters for Two Products Tankers

Oct 02, 2008

Aries Maritime Transport Limited announced that it has reached an agreement to commence a period charter for the , a 1992-built products tanker, and the High Rider,

Intrepid Returns to Manhattan

Oct 02, 2008

After a 2-year stint at Bayonne Drydock to undergo $60m restoration and refurbishment efforts, the Intrepid will make its way back to Pier 86 . The voyage begins

Navy Christens Littoral Combat Ship Independence

Oct 02, 2008

From the Department of Defense The Navy will christen littoral combat ship (LCS) at 10:00 a.m. on Oct. 4, during a ceremony at Austal USA Shipyard, , The name

Sealift Ships Transfer to Ready Reserve Force

Oct 02, 2008

As of October 1, 2008, eight Fast Sealift Ships officially became part of the Maritime Administration’s Ready Reserve Force.  While custody of the eight ships (Algol,

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