Wednesday, October 22, 2008 Maritime News

Mel Oliver Steersman Testifies

Oct 22, 2008

In this photo, released by the U.S. Coast Guard, Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Melissa Harper, investigating officer into the collision between the towing vessel Mel Oliver and motor vessel Tintomara,

CNO Participates in Seapower Symposium

Oct 22, 2008

  More than 200 delegates representing 100 countries attended the largest The Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), Adm. Gary Roughead, participated in the 7th Regional

Alion Wins $31M Navy Contract

Oct 22, 2008

Under the five-year contract, Alion will help the NSWCCD expand its Advanced Ship and Submarine Evaluation Tool (ASSET) and enhance the center’s Leading Edge

Euronav 3rd Qtr Results

Oct 22, 2008

The company had a net income of USD 158 million (third quarter 2007: USD -23.3 million) or USD 3.05 (third quarter 2007: USD -0.44) per share, for the third quarter 2008.

Dominican Republic Joins Global Info System

Oct 22, 2008

Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command (NAVSO)/ U.S. 4th Fleet Rear Adm. Joseph D. Kernan joined Dominican Republic representatives in a ceremony to mark

Laser Cladding Services Appoints Kowske President

Oct 22, 2008

Prior to this appointment, Kowske served as Gremada and LCS vice president of sales and marketing where he was responsible for overseeing marketing, product and

B+H Ocean Carriers to Repurchase Shares

Oct 22, 2008

B+H Ocean Carriers Ltd. announced that it will commence a modified "Dutch Auction" tender offer to purchase up to 600,000 shares of its common stock at a price per share not less than $4.

Binh Dinh Shipbuilding Losing Ground

Oct 22, 2008

During the ‘golden age’, the Hoai Nhon Seafood Joint-Stock Co received 15-20 contracts every year to build vessels of over 90HP. However the age lasted all of five years, from 1998 to 2002.

Drydocks World – SE Asia Expansion

Oct 22, 2008

Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman of Dubai World, one of world’s largest holding companies, visited the Nanindah and Graha shipyards last week, at Batam in Indonesia and Singapore,

India Considers Reviving Shipbuilding Subsidy

Oct 22, 2008

T R Baalu, minister of shipping, road transport and highways, has circulated a cabinet note towards this end for comments from various ministries. (Source: Times of )

Subsea 7 - 3rd Qtr Report

Oct 22, 2008

The company’s performance summary gave highlights for the quarter including: good project execution in all regions delivering EBITDA of $164.8 million; satisfactory

Great Lakes Iron Ore Trade Up 8%

Oct 22, 2008

Iron ore shipments on the Great Lakes totaled 6.5 million net tons in September, an increase of 8.2 percent compared to a year ago. The trade also outperformed

Brazil: Investment Opportunities

Oct 22, 2008

The Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce is hosting a breakfast seminar on Maritime Infrastructure & Investment Opportunities in . The seminar will be held from 8:00 to 10:00 a.

San Francisco – Ferry Service Funds

Oct 22, 2008

The Secretary said $13 million will be made available to support ferry service in the Bay Area. The funding for ’s parking initiative and ferry service is provided

Lower Mississippi River – Update

Oct 22, 2008

(Source: Holland & Knight)

This Day in Naval History – Oct. 23

Oct 22, 2008

1983 - A suicide truck bomber attacks the Marine barracks at airport, killing 241 (220 Marines, 18 Sailors, and 3 soldiers). 1983 - Operation Urgent Fury (, ) begins.

Jacksonville – TWIC Enrollment Encouraged

Oct 22, 2008

Starting December 1, port workers must have a TWIC to gain unescorted access to facilities in all port facilities. A TWIC is required for any individual requiring

TWIC Deadline - Great Lakes

Oct 22, 2008

The Coast Guard is set to enforce new security measures at port facilities located on the Oct. 31, 2008, as mandated by the Maritime Transportation Security Act

TSA – TWIC Update

Oct 22, 2008

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) issued an update to its status report on the implementation of the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) program.

Mariner Pleads Guilty-Illegal License

Oct 22, 2008

The maximum statutory penalty Millien faces is five (5) years incarceration, a $250,000 fine, not more than three years of supervised release and a $100 special assessment.

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