January, 2009 Maritime News

Underprepared for Maritime Accidents

Jan 30, 2009

The UNH/NOAA said that the existing infrastructure for responding to maritime accidents in the Arctic is limited and more needs to be done to enhance emergency

Lilley & Gillie, DPM Launch BridgeDirect!

Jan 30, 2009

Lilley & Gillie and DPM (UK), international Admiralty Chart agents, have launched BridgeDirect!, a new, fully automated onboard chart management system. BridgeDirect!

Marine Products 2008 Q4 Results

Jan 30, 2009

Marine Products Corporation (NYSE:MPX) announced its unaudited results for the quarter ended December 31, 2008. Marine Products is a manufacturer of fiberglass

Piracy Pushing Up Marine Premiums

Jan 30, 2009

According to a Jan 28 Reuters report, Munich Re expects insurance premiums against high sea piracy to rise, as well as the risk of piracy in the world. (Source: Reuters)

Northwest Ports Grants for Environmental Program

Jan 30, 2009

The ports of Tacoma and Seattle, and the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency announced a combined match of $318k in additional funding for the Clean Air Agency’s Puget

Gladding-Hearn to Build Pilot Boat for Bahamas

Jan 30, 2009

Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation, has begun construction of a new St. Johns class pilot boat for Freeport Harbour Company in the Grand Bahamas. 

NCE Receives ABS Certification

Jan 30, 2009

Noise Control Engineering Inc. of Billerica, MA has received external specialist certification in Ambient Environmental Testing from the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS).

Keppel Completes 5 Scorpion Jackups

Jan 30, 2009

Keppel AmFELS Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine Limited (Keppel O&M) in the US Gulf of Mexico, has delivered the jackup drilling rig, Offshore Intrepid,

Launching the OSV Hos Iron Horse

Jan 30, 2009

In April 2007, IHC Merwede Offshore & Marine was granted the order to design and build the new Multi Purpose Offshore Support Vessel for Hornbeck Offshore Services.

SEAaT Emissions Trading Seminar

Jan 30, 2009

SEAaT, the association promoting abatement technology and emissions trading for ships, is to host the Shipping Emissions Trading Seminar on 2nd April at the IMO in London,

Northrop Grumman Grants to Gulf Coast Schools

Jan 30, 2009

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has awarded five gulf coast school districts grants of $5k each to use for specific science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) projects.

Globe Wireless GlobeSwift Yacht Product Line

Jan 30, 2009

Globe Wireless has introduced GlobeSwift, a line of communications equipment, airtime, applications and IT services for the yacht market. Globe Wireless provides

This Day in Naval History – Jan. 30

Jan 30, 2009

1862 - Launching of first turreted warship, USS Monitor 1968 - Tet Offensive begins in Vietnam (Source: Navy News Service)

MOL Revises Forecast Downward

Jan 30, 2009

To view updated figures, visit: http://www.mol.co.jp/ir-e/financial/financial_r.html

Grounding, Unsubmerged Propeller

Jan 29, 2009

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) issued the report of its investigation into the grounding of a bulk carrier at Grassy Harbour, King Island, Tasmania on 10 May 2007.

USCG, Commercial Tugs Respond to Tanker

Jan 29, 2009

The Coast Guard, along with commercial tug vessels, and the California Department of Fish and Game responded to a vessel, which lost propulsion on Jan. 27, just outside the Golden Gate Bridge.

Risk of Accidents in the Aleutian Islands

Jan 29, 2009

The Transportation Research Board of the National Academies issued a notice stating that its Special Report 293 – “Risk of Vessels Accidents and Spills in the Aleutian

USS Mahan Counterpiracy Ops

Jan 29, 2009

As part of Combined Task Force (CTF) 151, the guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72) is cooperating with approximately 14 nations also operating in the Gulf of Aden,

FERC Tech Conference with LNG Company

Jan 29, 2009

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a notice stating that on February 4 it will convene an engineering design and technical conference in Astoria,

Decommissioning for Nuclear Ship

Jan 29, 2009

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued a notice stating that it is seeking comments on the Post Shutdown Decommissioning Activities Report (PSDAR) for the Nuclear Ship Savannah.

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