Tuesday, October 21, 2008 Maritime News

Star Bulk-Board of Directors Resignation

Oct 21, 2008

Star Bulk is a global shipping company providing seaborne transportation solutions in the dry bulk sector. (www.starbulk.com)

KVH Satellite TV Antennas - 11th Consecutive NMEA Industry Award

Oct 21, 2008

Each year, members of the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) recognize those products that they feel offer the best value, performance, and customer satisfaction in several categories.

Measuring Impact of Ice on Arctic Tankers

Oct 21, 2008

ABS, ConocoPhillips, Sovcomflot, and Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) are jointly participating in a study measuring the effect of ice loads on Arctic class shuttle tanker performance.

Navy Uses Divers for Fleet Readiness

Oct 21, 2008

NAVSEA's UWSH program provides cost effective repair solutions when dry-docks are either infeasible or impractical, enabling ships to return to the fleet sooner

CNO Speaks at DDG 108 Christening

Oct 21, 2008

The Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) spoke at the christening ceremony for the Arleigh-Burke class destroyer, USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) on Oct. 18. Adm. Gary Roughead,

Iridium Launches New Sat. Phone

Oct 21, 2008

The new phone is engineered to withstand and perform in the world's most rugged, remote and industrial environments, including being water- and shock-resistant.

UN Sec. Gen. Supports Anti-Piracy Extension

Oct 21, 2008

IMO Secretary-General Efthimios E. Mitropoulos wrote to Mr. Ban last month proposing that the mandate be extended. Mr. Ban has now confirmed that he supports

ABB Wins Orders of $75M for LNG Ships

Oct 21, 2008

ABB’s delivery will help the ships maximize their fuel efficiency, as well as provide a reliable power supply to improve the availability of onboard equipment.

Indian Navy Hunts for Hi-Tech Submarines

Oct 21, 2008

The Navy has clearly specified that under this second line of diesel-electric submarines, called Project-75A, all six vessels will be equipped with air-independent

UNO - 50 Years in Higher Ed

Oct 21, 2008

The University of New Orleans (UNO) community is in the midst of celebrating the school's 50th anniversary. Since opening its doors to local students on September 5,

Sight-Seeing Boat Capsizes While Helping Others

Oct 21, 2008

A watchstander at Coast Guard Station Port Aransas received a call at approximately 11:10 a.m. from a Good Samaritan reporting a capsized boat with three people in the water.

UK Allision with Mooring Structures

Oct 21, 2008

The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) issued the report of its investigation of a product carrier making heavy contact with mooring structures at a refinery on the River Thames on Feb.

Singapore Port Authority Conducts Oil Spill Exercise

Oct 21, 2008

JOSE 2008 involved a scenario where a very large crude carrier (VLCC), ‘Moon Shadow’ (299,999 dwt), carrying 290,000 tons of light crude oil, was hit by an oil tanker MT (motor tanker),

EMSA, Cedre, Cefic Sign Agreement

Oct 21, 2008

The signature of this Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) covers the framework for co-operation between the three organizations in establishing a network of chemical

NATO Group Sails for Anti-Piracy Duties

Oct 21, 2008

Seven ships, from six NATO navies, transited the , on their way to conduct both anti-piracy duties and visit NATO Partner nations in the Gulf region. In response to a UN request,

WA Petitions Against LNG Terminal License

Oct 21, 2008

In this case, Ecology argues the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) prematurely awarded a license in September to Northern Star Natural Gas for a liquefied

Port Canaveral Security Zone Proposed

Oct 21, 2008

The US Coast Guard proposes to establish a security zone encompassing the navigable waters of the West Basin of Port Canaveral Harbor, . The security zone would

Great Lakes - Stone Slump and Dredging Woes

Oct 21, 2008

Although rising water levels partially offset the chronic lack of dredging in the spring and summer, the Lakes begin their seasonal decline in September, and as a result, lightloading increased.

GE LM2500+ Gas Turbines to Power Naval Ship

Oct 21, 2008

Hybrid Propulsion System Configuration GE Marine announces that its LM2500+ marine aeroderivative gas turbines have been selected by Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding (NGSB), , to power the U.

Northwind Marine Boats in S/E Asia Offshore

Oct 21, 2008

A pair of Northwind Marine’s rough-water diesel-powered A/RIB vessels are operating in the tumultuous seas off the and , servicing floating oil production vessels as far as 60 miles from any beach.

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