Friday, January 16, 2009 Maritime News

Coast Guard Responds to NY Plane Crash

Jan 16, 2009

The Coast Guard launched a multi-asset response on Jan. 15 when a passenger plane plunged into the Hudson River here. Upon initial notification, Coast Guard Sector

Fuel Spill Contained After Tugboat Sinks

Jan 16, 2009

A diesel spill was reported and contained after an out-of-service tugboat sank at the 38th Street pier in Brooklyn, N.Y., the week of January 15. No one was onboard the vessel at the time it sank.

New Navy Contracts

Jan 16, 2009

General Dynamics, Electric Boat Corp., Groton, Conn., is being awarded a $34,892,258 cost plus incentive fee contract for the preparation and accomplishment of

Navy Announces Decision on Mayport Homebasing

Jan 16, 2009

Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Installations and Environment, B.J. Penn, signed a record of decision for the Mayport Homeporting Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on Jan.

James River Ship Sold For Recycling

Jan 16, 2009

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration has sold a ship for recycling to Bay Bridge Enterprises of Chesapeake, Va.   The Milwaukee, an AOR2-class

Trinity Yachts Delivers First of Two Patrol Craft

Jan 16, 2009

Trinity Yachts, L.L.C., through its wholly owned subsidiary, Trinity Offshore, L.L.C., has delivered the first of two aluminum 82 ft. patrol craft it is building

Port & Terminal Technology USA 2009

Jan 16, 2009

Following its European show over the last 5 years, Millennium Conferences International brings the Port & Terminal Technology Conference to the USA for the first time on April 7 and  8 in Houston.

2009 Toughest Test for Container Industry

Jan 16, 2009

Drewry Shipping Consultants, in its latest Container Forecast, concluded that 2009 will be the toughest test yet for the Container industry and further casualties are a real possibility.

RAstar 3900 Svitzer Kilroom Delivered

Jan 16, 2009

The third in a series of six high-performance Terminal Escort tugs, the Svitzer Kilroom entered service at the Dragon LNG terminal in Milford Haven, U.K. at the end of December, 2008.

StatoilHydro Maintains Growth Ambition

Jan 16, 2009

StatoilHydro (OSE: STL, NYSE: STO) is continuing its strategy for growth and upholding its ambition to increase the equity production of oil and gas up to 2012,

Deterring Piracy at Sea

Jan 16, 2009

Contrary to the romanticized portrayal of pirates that have populated folk tales and captured youngsters' imaginations, modern-day pirates pose a clear and present threat to lives,

This Day in Naval History – Jan. 16

Jan 16, 2009

1930 - USS Lexington provides power to Tacoma, WA, when floods knocked out city power plants 1991 - Operation Desert Storm, liberation of Kuwait from Iraq, begins (Source: Navy News Service)

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