Monday, November 10, 2008 Maritime News

This Day in History – Edmund Fitzgerald

Nov 10, 2008

On this date, Nov. 10, 1975, the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald sank in Lake Superior during a strong storm. All 29 crewmembers died. (Source: Holland & Knight)

Hawaii – Urgent Superferry Barge Repairs

Nov 10, 2008

According to a report from the Honolulu Advertiser, Hawaii’s state Department of Transportation plans to spend $414,284 for immediate repairs to the Hawaii Superferry

New Navy Contract

Nov 10, 2008

Raytheon Co., Integrated Defense Systems, San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $7,191,000 modification to previously awarded contract N00024-08-C-5122 to exercise

UK Defense Contract to LSA

Nov 10, 2008

Liferaft Systems Australia (LSA) has secured a contract worth approximately $4.8m to supply Marine Evacuation Systems to the UK Ministry of Defense for use on two new British aircraft carriers.

USS Carl Vinson Readies

Nov 10, 2008

Sailors aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) are conducting general quarters (GQ) drills this November after a three-year pause while

Pac Fleet Commander Discusses the LCS

Nov 10, 2008

In his latest edition of the "Rat-Pac Report" podcast, posted Nov. 5, Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Adm. Robert F. Willard discussed the importance of the Navy's

USS Blue Ridge Gets Comms Upgrade

Nov 10, 2008

Months of planning to create the Navy's most sophisticated at-sea communications platform went on-line Oct. 10 aboard amphibious flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) to provide Commander,

Eye on the Fleet - USS Mount Whitney

Nov 10, 2008

Sept. 1, 2008, the amphibious command ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC/JCC 20) departed Souda harbor following a routine port visit. Mount Whitney is homeported in Gaeta,

This Day in Naval History – Nov. 10

Nov 10, 2008

1775 - Congress votes to raise two battalions of Continental Marines, establishing the Marine Corps. 1941 - U.S. escorted convoy WS 12, carrying 20,000 British troops to Singapore,

Retail Container Traffic Lowest Since 2004

Nov 10, 2008

Cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports fell again in October, and 2008 is now expected to be the slowest year since 2004 as the downturn in the nation’s economy continues,

Wärtsilä Acquires Vik-Sandvik

Nov 10, 2008

Wärtsilä has acquired the global ship design group Vik-Sandvik, an independent group providing design and engineering services to ship owners and the ship building industry worldwide.

StratoilHydro Seeks New Opportunities

Nov 10, 2008

StatoilHydro has submitted an application for new production licenses both in the Barents Sea and the Norwegian Sea in the 20th licensing round on the Norwegian continental shelf.

TBS Reports 3Q, 9 Mo Results

Nov 10, 2008

Joseph E. Royce, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and President of TBS International Limited, stated: "We attribute these record results to the efforts of our

Keppel Receives Award

Nov 10, 2008

Keppel FELS Ltd (Keppel FELS), designer and builder of offshore rigs, has won the Maxa 2008 Award, which recognizes the innovation and operational excellence in manufacturing.

Reagan, Pres. Northwind Marine Passed Away

Nov 10, 2008

Bruce V. Reagan, president of Northwind Marine, Inc., Seattle, Washington, passed away October 16th. Northwind Marine, Inc. will continue to build aluminum boats

Report on Napoli Beaching Incident

Nov 10, 2008

On Nov. 6, The Maritime and Coastguard Agency delivered its in-depth 103 page Report to the Chairman of Devons local Inquiry into the circumstances leading to the

Hong Kong Tests Oil Spill Response

Nov 10, 2008

On Nov. 4, The Marine Department co-ordinated an annual joint exercise in the waters off Tsing Lung Garden, Tuen Mun, to test the response and efficiency of government

Australia – Man Overboard

Nov 10, 2008

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) issued the report of its investigation into a man overboard fatality from a research vessel in the Coral Sea. An off-duty

European Commission – Shipyard Aid

Nov 10, 2008

The European Commission has concluded, following four years of investigation, that state aid granted to Gdynia shipyard and Szczecin shipyard gives rise to disproportionate

Cruise Co. Sued Over Fuel Surcharges

Nov 10, 2008

Attorney General Bill McCollum filed a lawsuit against a Broward County cruise ship company for failing to adequately disclose fuel surcharge fees. According to the lawsuit,

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