February, 2009 Maritime News

S.Korea STX Sees Orders Resuming in 2nd Half

Feb 27, 2009

According to a Feb. 26 report from Reuters, South Korea's STX Group, which runs the world's No. 4 shipbuilder and No. 5 dry bulk carrier, said new ship orders could

Dryships Agreement with Nordea Bank

Feb 27, 2009

DryShips Inc. (NASDAQ:DRYS), a global provider of marine transportation services for drybulk cargoes and off-shore contract drilling oil services, announced that

Global Diving & Salvage Acquires Offshore Divers

Feb 27, 2009

Seattle-based Global Diving & Salvage, Inc. has announced the acquisition of Offshore Divers of Anchorage, Alaska. As Global Offshore Divers, the new company will

MARAD, $100m in Small Shipyard Grants

Feb 27, 2009

Under the terms of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the Maritime Administration has received $100 million for the Small Shipyards Grant Program, which

Burger Boat at Dubai Boat Show

Feb 27, 2009

Burger Boat Company of Manitowoc, WI USA, will be participating in the Dubai International Boat Show March 3-7, 2009, held at the Dubai International Marine Club – Mina Seyahi.

Comark Corp New Panel Mount Computers

Feb 27, 2009

Comark Corporation, designer and manufacturer of ruggedized custom computer solutions for the marine and military markets expanded its portfolio of display and

Mitropoulos Urges Nigeria to Act on Piracy

Feb 27, 2009

IMO Secretary-General Efthimios E. Mitropoulos has urged the Government of Nigeria to intervene to help reduce the incidence of acts of piracy and armed robbery

Noble, OTC Distinguished Achievement Award

Feb 27, 2009

The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) will present the 2009 Distinguished Achievement Awards to Peter G. Noble for his marine design innovations and to Sakhalin

State of the Coast Guard Address

Feb 27, 2009

The U.S. Coast Guard Commandant, Adm. Thad Allen, is scheduled to deliver his State of the Coast Guard address Tuesday, 3:00 p.m., at the National Press Club, 529 14th St.

MARAD Contract to California Sealift Terminals

Feb 27, 2009

The Maritime Administration has awarded a contract to California Sealift Terminals, Inc, San Francisco, Calif., to provide layberth services for three Ready Reserve Force vessels--Cape Henry,

Mediterranean Shipping Co. Rate Increase

Feb 27, 2009

Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) will file a General Rate Increase (GRI) of $160 per 20 ft container and $200 per 40 ft unit on all cargo moving from Europe to the USA.

Calypso Withdraws Deepwater Application

Feb 27, 2009

On February 25, 2009, Calypso LNG, LLC informed the Maritime Administration and the U.S. Coast Guard it will cease all license processing work on the Calypso Deepwater Port LNG project,

Cal Maritime Honored for Rescue at Sea

Feb 27, 2009

Capt. Paul Leyda and crewmembers of the California Maritime Academy’s Training Ship Golden Bear (TSGB) have been honored with the 2008 Mary Patten Valiant Ship

Maritime Security Venture

Feb 27, 2009

Unitel, international corporate security consultant since 1978, announced that over 2-years of intensive planning has been completed to launch a maritime security

This Day in Naval History – Feb. 27

Feb 27, 2009

1942 - Battle of the Java Sea, Allied Naval Force attacks Japanese invasion convoy 1973 - First airborne mine sweep in a live minefield took place in the Haiphong,

Strategic Marine Opens Shipyard in Vietnam

Feb 26, 2009

Western Australian shipbuilder Strategic Marine officially opened its $16.3m (USD) shipyard in Vietnam on February 24, demonstrating that the company is confident

Tsakos Charter Extension for Suezmax Triathlon

Feb 26, 2009

Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited (NYSE:TNP) announced that the seven year time-charter with profit sharing for the 2002-built double hull suezmax tanker Triathlon

GE to Supply Gas Turbines to Australian Navy

Feb 26, 2009

GE Marine will supply ASC Shipbuilding, Adelaide, Australia, with six LM2500 gas turbines to power three Royal Australian Navy (RAN) advanced Air Warfare Destroyers (AWD).

Craig, Reasoner Join Crowley Personnel Dept.

Feb 26, 2009

Crowley Maritime Corporation is continuing the expansion of its newly formed marine personnel department through the appointments of Scott Craig, director, West Coast/Alaska and Margaret Reasoner,

Maersk Line Enhancemenents

Feb 26, 2009

Maersk Line announced the extension of its Far East - West Africa FEW1 service to include Shanghai and Ningbo in China. Maersk Line offers direct calls to the West African ports of Lome (Togo),

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