Wednesday, November 19, 2008 Maritime News

Hijacked Sirius Star at Anchor

Nov 19, 2008

The Liberian-flagged oil tanker MV Sirius Star is at anchor Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008 off the coast of Somalia. The Saudi-owned very large crude carrier was hijacked by Somali pirates Nov.

Exxon Valdez Put to Rest

Nov 19, 2008

The most anticipated maritime law decision in recent years has been the decision in June 2008 by the U.S. Supreme Court that reduced the award of punitive damages against Exxon from $2.

Exec to Plead Guilty to Bid Rigging

Nov 19, 2008

The former president of a California marine products company has agreed to plead guilty for his role in a conspiracy to rig bids and allocate customers with respect

Hijacked Sirius Star Anchored

Nov 19, 2008

A report from the Wall Street Journal said that Pirates who seized a Saudi supertanker loaded with $100 million in crude oil anchored the ship within sight of impoverished

Diana Shipping Time Charter Contract

Nov 19, 2008

Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE:DSX), a global shipping company specializing in the transportation of dry bulk cargoes, announced that it has entered into a time charter

Giorgi – New InterManager Pres

Nov 19, 2008

InterManager, the international trade association for in‐house and third party ship managers, has appointed Roberto Giorgi as its new President with immediate effect.

Lt. Robert E. Lee Riverboat at Auction

Nov 19, 2008

On December 19, 2008, the iconic Lt. Robert E. Lee riverboat will be sold to the highest bidder - regardless of price - at an unreserved public auction in St. Louis, Missouri.

New Australian Nav Equip Standard

Nov 19, 2008

The Australian Transport Council (ATC) of Ministers this month approved the new national safety standard for navigation equipment. The National Standard for Commercial Vessels (NSCV) Part C,

New Australian Pilotage Guidelines

Nov 19, 2008

The Australian Transport Council (ATC) of Ministers has approved a new set of national safety guidelines on marine pilotage. The revised guidelines were developed

Cutter Bertholf – 1st Operational Patrol

Nov 19, 2008

The Coast Guard's first Legend-class National Security Cutter, Bertholf, returned to its homeport here Sunday marking the completion of the cutter's first operational patrol.

Statoil - Offshore Canada Licenses

Nov 19, 2008

StatoilHydro was awarded an interest in two licenses off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada, in a land sale award announced 17 November 2008. The company will operate one of the licenses.

Navy Carrier Potential Move Controversial

Nov 19, 2008

The Virginian-Pilot reported that the Navy’s preference to base a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier at Mayport Naval Station reignited the political rivalry between Florida and Virginia for Navy ships,

Navy Finds New Ship Unsat

Nov 19, 2008

According to a report from Reuters, U.S. Navy Secretary Donald Winter said he remained unhappy about the performance of the USS San Antonio, the first in a new

Federal Electronics Wins Award

Nov 19, 2008

Federal Electronics, Inc. has been selected as a recipient of the 2008 Supplier Excellence 4 Star Award from Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS). A supplier

Dover Port Workers Strike

Nov 19, 2008

Hundreds of Unite members working at the UK’s Dover Harbour Board, began a 48 hour strike starting 7.00am, Tuesday, 18th November. They are demanding that their jobs not be outsourced.

Greenpeace Blockade Ended by Police

Nov 19, 2008

According to a report from China View, On Nov. 16, Dutch police ended the blockade of a Rotterdam dock by Greenpeace which was trying to stop the construction of a coal-fired plant.

S. Korea Shipbuilders Predict Falling Sales

Nov 19, 2008

According to a Nov. 17 report from The Hankyoreh, in the face of the global financial crisis and the downdraft on China’s economy following the Beijing Olympics,

This Day in Naval History – Nov. 19

Nov 19, 2008

1813- Capt. David Porter claims Marquesas Islands for the United States. 1943 - Carrier force attacks bases on Tarawa and Makin begun. 1943 - USS Nautilus

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