Tuesday, November 18, 2008 Maritime News

Super Tanker Attacked in Arabian Sea

Nov 18, 2008

A Liberian-flagged very large crude tanker, Sirius Star, was attacked more than 450 nautical miles southeast of Mombasa, Kenya, Nov. 15. The ship is owned by

This Day in Naval History - Nov. 18

Nov 18, 2008

1890 - USS Maine, first American battleship, is launched. 1922 - CDR Kenneth Whiting in a PT seaplane, makes first catapult launching from aircraft carrier, USS Langley,

EMSA Adds to Oil Recovery Network

Nov 18, 2008

The European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) has strengthened its network of stand-by oil spill response vessels by finalising tenders for the Black Sea and North Sea.

Navy Brings Maritime Perspective

Nov 18, 2008

Members from Maritime Civil Affairs Group (MCAG) participated in the 57th Civil Affairs Association annual conference held in Portsmouth, Va., Nov. 6-8, marking

USS Constitution – 200+ Yrs of Service

Nov 18, 2008

The crew of USS Constitution - the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world - celebrated the ship's 211th birthday and recognized the performance of her Sailors Oct.

Washburn & Doughty New Fabrication Bldg

Nov 18, 2008

On Monday, November 17, 2008, Sheridan Construction of Fairfield, Maine began erecting steel for Washburn & Doughty’s new fabrication building. The building

IMO Launches the "Go to Sea!" Campaign

Nov 18, 2008

A campaign to address the global shortage of seafarers, especially officers, which threatens the very future of the international shipping industry, has been launched

MARAD, ABS Sign Research Agreement

Nov 18, 2008

Maritime Administrator Sean T. Connaughton and Robert D. Somerville, Chairman and CEO of the American Bureau of Shipping, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding

Veson Welcomes Li, Elkin, Patel, Venkatesh

Nov 18, 2008

Veson Nautical, the US-based developer of software solutions for the commercial maritime community, announced the addition of four professionals to the company’s Boston headquarters office.

Hempel A/S Acquires Hempel-Hai Hong

Nov 18, 2008

Hempel A/S has reached an agreement to acquire Hempel-Hai Hong in China, with completion expected to take place on 5 January 2009. This latest acquisition means

Telemedicine on Largest Italian PV

Nov 18, 2008

The project, which is the result of the collaboration between Telesal, Costa Cruises, Genoa’s Galliera Hospital, the C.I.R.M. and D’Apollonia, has premiered at the Telemedicine Conference in Rome.

Odfjell SE Avoids Gulf of Aden

Nov 18, 2008

Odfjell SE has decided that all its owned, managed and time chartered ships that normally would sail through the Gulf of Aden will be routed via the Cape of Good Hope.

FMC – Meeting

Nov 18, 2008

The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) issued a notice stating that it will hold a meeting in its office in Washington, DC on November 20.  Topics on the agenda

Panama Canal – Maintenance Advisory

Nov 18, 2008

The Panama Canal Authority issued an advisory stating that the centerwall culvert of Miraflores Locks will be out of service from November 18 through November 28

Discovery Lowers Fares and Fuel Surcharges

Nov 18, 2008

Discovery Cruise Line, which offers daily ferry service with cruise line amenities between South Florida and Grand Bahama Island except Wednesdays, announced that

Conrad Industries 3Q Results

Nov 18, 2008

Conrad Industries, Inc. (Pink Sheets: CNRD) announced its third quarter and nine months 2008 results and the termination of its stock repurchase program. For the quarter ended September 30,

APS Terminal Automation at Dames Point

Nov 18, 2008

APS Technology Group (APS) announced that TraPac, Inc. will deploy several of APS' terminal automation solutions at its new container terminal at Dames Point in Jacksonville, Florida.

Impeva Labs at Maritime Security Expo

Nov 18, 2008

Impeva Labs, Inc., the leading supplier of global asset visibility services (tracking, tracing, monitoring and security), announced that Eric Topp, director of sales and business development,

Ensuring Public Safety - Hazmat Transport

Nov 18, 2008

Inspectors with several federal and State of Hawaii agencies joined forces to enforce hazardous materials shipping requirements and standards in several key Hawaii ports.

Singapore Ship Owners Recognized for Safety

Nov 18, 2008

In conjunction with the U.S. Embassy here, U.S. Coast Guard officials recognized more than 434 ships from 51 Singapore-based companies at an official ceremony celebrating

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