Wednesday, January 07, 2009 Maritime News

Seaway Concludes 50th Nav Season

Jan 07, 2009

The St. Lawrence Seaway concluded its 2008 navigation season on December 30th with the passage of the Canadian Coast Guard’s Martha L. Black.  The vessel, which transited the St.

Danaos Adds 39th Containership

Jan 07, 2009

Danaos Corporation (NYSE: DAC) announced Jan. 6, 2009, that it took delivery of one more containership, the Zim Monaco, expanding its operational fleet to a total of 39 containerships aggregating 157,

Wesmar's New DC Thruster Design

Jan 07, 2009

Wesmar's two-bolt design was created for an easy drop-in installation. The new stainless steel bow and stern thrusters can also fit on competitive two-bolt metric systems.

Curry VP of Furrion

Jan 07, 2009

Furrion has promoted Mark Curry to Vice President. He joined the shore power products manufacturer as Sales Manager for North America in 2008 after 14 years in

Offshore Ship Designers Strategy

Jan 07, 2009

Design teams in IJmuiden, Montrose, Escrick, Bideford and Shanghai will now all operate under the IJmuiden-based Offshore Ship Designers (OSD) name and will work more closely together.

ASA Praises Salvage & Firefighting Reg

Jan 07, 2009

The American Salvage Association (ASA) is pleased with the announcement on December 30 that the United States Coast Guard's Marine Salvage and Firefighting Regulations

Report on Enclosed Space Fatality

Jan 07, 2009

The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch released the report of its investigation of the fatality on board a passenger ship in Southampton on 11 June 2008. A

Jones Act Doesn't Preempt State

Jan 07, 2009

The Supreme Court of Texas ruled that a state law respecting a procedural framework for claims for personal injury allegedly caused by silica and asbestos is not

Gulf Coast, Fog Halts Ships

Jan 07, 2009

According to a Jan. 5 report from Reuters, Fog hampered shipping Monday afternoon along the central U.S. Gulf Coast. Houston, Galveston, Texas City and Beaumont

Cement Barge Washes Ashore in Oak Bay

Jan 07, 2009

A Jan. 1, Vancouver Sun report stated that a 197 ft barge went aground in Oak Bay on New Year’s morning. The barge grounded in the waves of Enterprise Channel,

CG Stops 4 Unsafe Passenger Vessels

Jan 07, 2009

Boarding team members from Coast Guard Station Yankeetown stopped four unsafe passenger vessels operating on the Crystal River, Fla., and in the vicinity of Homosassa, Fla.

EPA – NPDES VGP program

Jan 07, 2009

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a notice announcing the Vessel General Permit (VGP) program as part of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination

EPA – Cruise Ship Discharge Assessment Report

Jan 07, 2009

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a notice stating that the 162-page Cruise Ship Discharge Assessment Report has been completed.  The report assesses

Contract, Removal of MSC Napoli Stern

Jan 07, 2009

A major contract to remove the stern of the container vessel MSC Napoli has been awarded to the newly-established company Global Response Maritime B.V.,based in The Netherlands.

This Day in Naval History - Jan. 7

Jan 07, 2009

1960 - Launch of first fully-guided flight of Polaris missile at Cape Canaveral (flew 900 miles) 1967 - Mobile Riverine Force begins arriving at Vung Tau, Vietnam (Source: Navy News Service)

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