Thursday, November 20, 2008 Maritime News

Royal Caribbean's Freedom-Class Ship

Nov 20, 2008

Royal Caribbean International's newest Freedom-class ship, Independence of the Seas, made her US debut on Nov 19 at Port Everglades in Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. Sharing

Blackwater Gunboats To Protect Ships

Nov 20, 2008

According to a Nov. 19 report from The Independent World, the American security company Blackwater is planning to launch a flotilla of gunboats for hire by the shipping companies.

Royal Navy Hands Over Suspected Pirates

Nov 20, 2008

Eight suspected pirates apprehended by crew members from Royal Navy frigate HMS Cumberland off Africa's east coast last week have been handed over to the custody of the Kenyan Police today,

Singapore –Bunkers Convention

Nov 20, 2008

The Singapore Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) issued a circular reminding the maritime community that the International Convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage,

Indian Navy Encounters Pirate Mother Ship

Nov 20, 2008

The Indian Naval Ship Tabar, which is currently in the Gulf of Aden for Anti-Piracy Surveillance and Patrol Operations, encountered a pirate vessel, 285 NM South

IMO – BWM Convention

Nov 20, 2008

The IMO issued a circular noting that Liberia and France have acceded to the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments, 2004.

General Dynamics $286m Contract

Nov 20, 2008

The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $286m contract for planning yard work, engineering and technical support for nuclear submarines. Electric

NOL Group - Cost Reduction Initiatives

Nov 20, 2008

Neptune Orient Lines Limited (NOL), the parent company of container shipping line APL and of APL Logistics, announced a package of measures to place the company

Korean Shipbuilders Face Bankruptcy

Nov 20, 2008

According to a report from The Korea Times, following troubled construction firms and savings banks, the Korean government and creditor banks are now moving to

NSRP Approves Ship Production Projects

Nov 20, 2008

On 12 November 2008, the Executive Control Board of the National Shipbuilding Research Program Advanced Shipbuilding Enterprise announced the selection of 9 new Ship Production Panel projects,

ABS Council Adds Members

Nov 20, 2008

At the recent ABS Council meeting, 31 prominent members of the shipping and offshore industries were elected as new members of the prominent international classification society.

ABS Elects Pendexter Senior VP

Nov 20, 2008

ABS announced the election of Linwood (Lenny) Pendexter to the position of Corporate Senior Vice President and Chief Surveyor by the ABS Board of Directors at a recent meeting in New York.

Panamanian Dredging Kickoff

Nov 20, 2008

Manning the controls of a large cutter suction dredge, Panamanian President Martín Torrijos kicked off the Pacific sea entrance dredging work for the waterway’s expansion on Nov.

Navios 3Q, 9 Mo. Report

Nov 20, 2008

Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. (NYSE:NM) , a global, vertically integrated seaborne shipping and logistics company, today reported financial results for the third

New Boat from Guangzhou Shipyard

Nov 20, 2008

Joining a long list of successful craft from this well-established south China shipyard, the 40-meter Putrajaya Singosari completed sea trials in mid-November of this year.

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