Friday, February 13, 2009 Maritime News

Coast Guard, Navy Apprehend Pirates

Feb 13, 2009

A Miami-based U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment operating as part of Combined Task Force 151 in the Gulf of Aden assisted in the apprehension of 16 suspected pirates in a 24 hour period.

Feeder Ports for Marine Inspector Training

Feb 13, 2009

The US Coast Guard issued an ALCOAST (All Coast Guard Message) designating 18 Sectors and Marine Safety Units as “Feeder Ports” to be utilized for training of new marine safety and security personnel.

Suspected Pirates Apprehended

Feb 13, 2009

The crew of the guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) apprehended seven suspected pirates in the Gulf of Aden Feb. 11 after responding to a distress call from a nearby merchant vessel.

Deaths & Injuries During Mooring Increasing

Feb 13, 2009

Serious accidents in mooring operations involving death or serious injury appear to be increasing over the long term, according to the UK P&I Club. The Club finds

Fifth Avenue Landing, New Megayact Facility

Feb 13, 2009

San Diego is the site of the new Fifth Avenue Landing, an elite, stylish superyacht facility that now welcomes the world’s largest and luxurious megayachts. Located

Panama Canal Expansion Briefing

Feb 13, 2009

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) Administrator/CEO Alberto Alemán Zubieta delivered an address on Feb. 11 at the 2009 Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) Logistics Conference in Dallas, Texas.

Plaquemine Ferry Runs 17-Car Vessel

Feb 13, 2009

On Feb. 11, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced that the 35-car M/V Acadia was taken out of service at the Plaquemine ferry landing because of a broken rudder.

Intertanko Says Simplify Inert Gas Regs

Feb 13, 2009

The catastrophic incidents on a significant number of small product tankers and chemical tankers, some of which have led to a tragic loss of life, have highlighted

Legal Alert, Maintaining an Oil Record Book

Feb 13, 2009

Chris Myers, John Rowley, and John Irving of the Holland & Knight firm have authored a Client Alert on the recent decision of the US Court of Appeals for the Second

Panama Canal Selects Deloitte as Auditor

Feb 13, 2009

In a move to ensure a fair, open and transparent process in the awarding of the largest contract under the Panama Canal Expansion Program, the Panama Canal Authority

MLK Leadership Award to Kelly of Jo-Kell

Feb 13, 2009

Suzy Kelly, CEO of Jo-Kell Inc., an electrical distributor and engineering company, received the Martin Luther King Leadership Award. The ceremony took place January

Gulf Oil & Aegean Strategic Partnership

Feb 13, 2009

On Feb. 10, Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. (NYSE:ANW) and Gulf Oil Marine Ltd., a member of Gulf Oil Group, announced that they entered into a strategic partnership

MCA’s Response to Fleet Growth

Feb 13, 2009

The UK National Audit Office (NAO) released its audit of the response of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) to the rapid growth of the UK merchant fleet. 

Report on Blackout and Grounding

Feb 13, 2009

The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) issued the report of its investigation into the electrical blackout and subsequent grounding of a ro-ro cargo ship in Warrenpoint Harbor,

Hercules Offshore 4Q and 2008 Results

Feb 13, 2009

On Feb. 10, Hercules Offshore, Inc. (NASDAQ:HERO) reported income from continuing operations of $37.4m, or $0.42 per diluted share, on revenues of $313.5m for the fourth quarter 2008,

This Day in Naval History – Feb. 13

Feb 13, 2009

1854 - Admiral Perry anchors off Yokosuka, Japan to receive Emperor's reply to treaty proposal 1913 - Naval Radio Station, Arlington, VA begins operations 1945

 

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