Thursday, December 04, 2008 Maritime News

Navy Ships Named for American Pioneers

Dec 04, 2008

Secretary of the Navy Donald Winter announced the names of four new Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo/ammunition ships (T-AKE) as Matthew Perry, Charles Drew, Washington Chambers and William McLean.

Stratos Introduces ChatCard Online 5.0

Dec 04, 2008

Stratos Global Corp., a global provider of advanced mobile and fixed-site remote communications solutions, introduced ChatCard Online 5.0 to improve the order-processing

High-Tech Survey of Rare Deep Coral Reefs

Dec 04, 2008

The Waitt Institute for Discovery and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution have joined forces to launch the Catalyst Program, making available for the first time

Rivergate Finishes Work on MY Steve Irwin

Dec 04, 2008

Rivergate Marina and Shipyard has completed the new helipad onboard the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society’s flagship, the MY Steve Irwin. Rivergate’s bid to

CBP, CG Team Intercept Stowaways

Dec 04, 2008

A joint federal team was mobilized Sunday, Nov. 30, to investigate a report of three stowaways aboard a barge off of Mobile, Ala. The team was made up of members from U.

Lakes Limestone Trade Down

Dec 04, 2008

Cleveland—Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 3.5 million net tons in November, a decrease of six percent compared to both a year ago and the month’s five-year average.

Drilling Complete on Gas/Oil Discovery

Dec 04, 2008

StatoilHydro has completed the drilling of an appraisal well on the Pan/Pandora gas/oil discovery south of the Visund field in the North Sea. The purpose of

BIW Awarded $46m Navy Contract

Dec 04, 2008

The U.S. Navy has awarded Bath Iron Works, a subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE:GD) , a $45.8m contract option to provide services associated with the detail

Niagara/Welland-Notice to GL Shipping

Dec 04, 2008

The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation announced two-Person lockage procedures at Lock 8. Mariners are advised that as of December 2, 2008, the St. Lawrence

Leak Detection with the EZ-Shot Kit

Dec 04, 2008

The Tracerline TP-8646 Optimax Jr/EZ-Shot A/C Kit is a new A/C leak detection kit featuring the OPTIMAX Jr, a cordless, compact, super-bright LED flashlight with

Convention May Up Terminal’s Liability

Dec 04, 2008

A new United Nations convention on carriage contracts (“Rotterdam Rules”) will impact the liability of marine terminal operators when it comes into force, according to TT Club.

Netherlands Navy Chooses Thordon

Dec 04, 2008

Caption: Composite image of patrol vessel for Royal Netherlands navy to be equipped with Thordon seawater lubricated COMPAC propeller shaft bearings. Schelde Naval Shipbuilding in Vlissingen,

This Day in Naval History – Dec. 4

Dec 04, 2008

1918 - President Woodrow Wilson sails in USS George Washington for Paris Peace Conference. 1943 - Aircraft from USS Lexington (CV-16) and USS Independence (CVL-22) attack Kwajalein Atoll,

Cummins New QSK60 Tier 2 Engine

Dec 04, 2008

Cummins Inc. (NYSE:CMI) has upgraded the QSK60 marine engine for propulsion and auxiliary applications to meet U.S. EPA Tier 2 and European Union Stage IIIA emissions regulations.

Offshore Ship Designers Series

Dec 04, 2008

Three recent deliveries highlight the series of offshore support vessels designed by the Offshore Ship Designers group. The VOS Pathfinder completes a series

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