Tuesday, January 27, 2009 Maritime News

Riding Out the Economic Cycle

Jan 27, 2009

The roll call of countries and regions now declaring themselves in recession keeps growing, and credible economists around the world offer little hope for relief in the short term.

CNOOC Growth Continues in 2009

Jan 27, 2009

On Jan. 20, CNOOC Limited announced its business strategy and development plan for year 2009. The total targeted net production of the company in 2009 is 225-231

Class Action, Ethanol Blend Boat Fuel

Jan 27, 2009

Exxon, Chevron, Conoco Phillips, BP and Shell, all defendants in a proposed Florida class action lawsuit, were dealt a huge blow on Jan. 20 when a Federal Court

Northrop Grumman Launches Sub

Jan 27, 2009

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NSYE:NOC) reached a milestone by launching the Virginia-class submarine New Mexico (SSN 779) at the company's Shipbuilding sector in Newport News, Va, on Jan.

Comark Expands EnduraShock Panels

Jan 27, 2009

Comark Corporation, a designer and manufacturer of custom computer solutions for the marine and military markets, expanded its portfolio of MIL qualified computer

Evac’s New Quiet Flush Toilets

Jan 27, 2009

One of the main complaints from passengers onboard cruise ships and cruise-ferries relates to the noise generated by the flushing of vacuum toilets, which can cause considerable disturbance,

Untested Brackets Tied to Fatal Accident

Jan 27, 2009

According to a report from the Yomiuri Shimbun, a 95 ft long, 3 ft wide iron gangway, which was connected to a car carrier that was under construction, collapsed

Hearing on Piracy

Jan 27, 2009

The Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure will hold a hearing on February 4 on International Piracy on the High Seas.

MARAD Recycles 3 More Ships

Jan 27, 2009

The U. S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration has signed fee-for-service contracts to recycle three more of its obsolete ships. Two ships, the

LaHood, 16th U.S. Secretary of Transportation

Jan 27, 2009

Ray H. LaHood became the sixteenth U.S. Secretary of Transportation just before 1:00 p.m. on Jan. 23. LaHood was joined for an official swearing-in ceremony in his new office by his wife Kathy,

DHS Secretary Visits Coast Guard

Jan 27, 2009

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano visited Coast Guard Headquarters, on Jan. 22, to receive briefings from the service's senior leaders

STX Europe Delivers Passenger Ferry for Brittany Ferries

Jan 27, 2009

Car-passenger ferry Armorique was delivered on Jan. 26 from STX Europe's Helsinki yard in Finland to the French operator Brittany Ferries. The vessel is worth approximately

Diana Shipping Time Charter, M/V Calipso

Jan 27, 2009

Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE:DSX), a global shipping company specializing in the transportation of dry bulk cargoes, has entered into a time charter contract with Cargill International S.

Star Bulk FFA Transactions, Private Placement

Jan 27, 2009

Star Bulk Carriers Corp. (Nasdaq: SBLK), a global shipping company focusing on the transportation of dry bulk cargoes announced that the company has sold contracts

This Day in Naval History – Jan. 27

Jan 27, 2009

1942 - USS Gudgeon is first US sub to sink enemy submarine in action, Japanese I-173. 1945 - Commissioning of USS Higbee (DD-806), first U.S. Navy ship named after women member of U.

 

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