Friday, December 19, 2008 Maritime News

OPEC Output Cut May Hit Shipping

Dec 19, 2008

According to a report from The Economic Times, the Indian shipping industry is concerned with the steady fall in crude oil prices and is waiting for the outcome of an important upcoming OPEC meeting.

Tanker Orders Will Not Be Cancelled

Dec 19, 2008

According to a report from Emirates Business 24/7, existing new-build programs in the tanker sector of the shipping industry are expected to go ahead with no fear

Endorsement of Emissions Trading

Dec 19, 2008

SEAaT, the association dedicated to shipping emissions abatement and trading, welcomed the endorsement of the concept of emissions trading for shipping by the British

NCL, STX Europe Agree on F3 Project

Dec 19, 2008

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) and STX France Cruise SA, STX Europe's French shipyard, have reached an agreement and are moving forward with the construction of the F3 cruise ship project.

UK Grounding - Lack of ECDIS Training

Dec 19, 2008

The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) issued the report of its investigation into the grounding of a freighter on Haisborough Sand in the North Sea on 12 May 2008.

Canada Protects Waters From Pollution

Dec 19, 2008

A Halifax Provincial Court Judge has imposed a penalty of $80,000 against the Motor Vessel Alida Gorthon for a pollution offense. The Alida Gorthon is a 12,750

Op Big Tow - No Discrepancies So Far

Dec 19, 2008

Personnel from Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River have contacted and safety-checked more than 74 towing vessels and examined 310 mariner licenses and have

FMCSA – Roadability Rule Published

Dec 19, 2008

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued its final rule addressing requirements for intermodal equipment providers (sometimes referred to as the roadability rule).

Daring Handed to Royal Navy

Dec 19, 2008

The 7,381.5 ton Daring has now completed a range of stringent trials and tests and is due to sail to her home port of Portsmouth in the UK in January 2009 to undertake

New Navy Contacts

Dec 19, 2008

General Dynamics, Electric Boat Corp., Groton, Conn., is being awarded a $39,703,986 cost plus fixed fee modification to the previously awarded contract for the

New SAR Boat – CG Station NY

Dec 19, 2008

Members of the media were invited to participate in the launch and get underway on a new law enforcement and search and rescue vessel at Coast Guard Station New York on Staten Island Friday, Dec.

Northrop - Yslas Corp VP; Coyne Secretary

Dec 19, 2008

Northrop Grumman Corporation’s (NYSE: NOC) board of directors has elected Stephen D. Yslas, 61, corporate vice president and general counsel effective Jan. 1, 2009.

Judge Recognizes MARAD Authority

Dec 19, 2008

As a result of the Maritime Administrator’s designation of New Jersey as an adjacent coastal state, pursuant to 33 USC 1508(a)(2), Atlantic Sea Island Group, LLC,

Lynden Int’l Names New Pres and Int’l VP

Dec 19, 2008

Lynden International has promoted David Richardson to president and Steve Tofts to vice president, international. Richardson succeeds Dennis Patrick who retired from the company Oct.

Nordic Tankers - Extraordinary General Mtg

Dec 19, 2008

According to a report from BYM News, Nordic Tankers A/S have received a demand for summon of an extraordinary general meeting from the shareholders Mogens Bushard

GMR Combines with Arlington Tankers

Dec 19, 2008

General Maritime Corporation (GMR) announced that Historic General Maritime and Arlington Tankers Ltd. have completed their combination to form public company to

Largest Containership Classed by GL

Dec 19, 2008

The biggest containership ever classed by Germanischer Lloyd (GL) was delivered in mid-December at Samsung Heavy Industry Shipyard in Geoje, Korea. The newbuilding

MOL Sails Back into Southhampton

Dec 19, 2008

At 1,050 ft in length and capable of carrying over 8000 containers, the MOL Cosmos was an impressive sight as she sailed into Southampton for the first time early this morning.

Ship’s Boy to Executive Board

Dec 19, 2008

Hapag-Lloyd executive board member Adolf Adrion is retiring at the end of the year after over 50 years with the company. “Adolf Adrion is leaving us as a shipping

This Day in Naval History – Dec 19

Dec 19, 2008

1870 - After a month at sea in a 22-foot boat, Coxswain William Halford, the lone survivor of 5, reaches Hawaii to seek help for crew of USS Saginaw, wrecked near Midway Island.

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