Monday, March 23, 2009 Maritime News

Bridge Collapsed By Chain of Barges

Mar 23, 2009

According to a report from the Sun Herald, on March 22, salvage crews removed debris from the Back Bay two days after a chain of eight barges crashed into the Popp’s Ferry Bridge in Biloxi, MS.

Firms Strive to Hold 'Debt Maginot Line'

Mar 23, 2009

According to a March 22 report from the Korea Times, the Asian currency crisis, which caused many Korean firms to fold a decade ago, left a strong legacy that debt-to-equity

Car Carrier Escapes Pirate Attack

Mar 23, 2009

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) reported that its operated car carrier Jasmine Ace was fired on by pirates in two high-speed boats about 480 miles (about 900km)

UK Oil, Gas Exploration Faces Collapse

Mar 23, 2009

According to a March 19 report from Dow Jones & Company, Inc., investment and exploration in the U.K. North Sea oil and gas basin could collapse this year because of high costs and a funding drought,

Albacora Deploys Stratos FleetBroadband

Mar 23, 2009

Stratos Global Corporation, global provider of advanced mobile and fixed-site remote communications solutions, has successfully completed an Inmarsat FleetBroadband

Venezuelan Gov't Takes Control of Ports

Mar 23, 2009

According to a report from the Xinhua News Agency, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez announced on March 21 that the central government has taken over all the country's

SMIT Acquires Minette Bay Ship Docking

Mar 23, 2009

On Wednesday 18 March 2009, SMIT entered into an agreement to acquire all shares of Minette Bay Ship Docking Ltd in Prince Rupert, Canada. Minette Bay is active

Wesmar’s New DC Thruster Design

Mar 23, 2009

Wesmar has made replacing outdated thrusters easier with a simple two-bolt design. Created for easy drop-in installation, Wesmar’s new stainless steel bow and stern

Breaking Ships on Tidal Beaches is Illegal

Mar 23, 2009

The International Ship Recycling Association (ISRA) is quite clear; Bangladeshi ship breakers who are using tidal beaches are, as ISRA understands the court decision, illegal.

Diesel-Electric PSV for Norwegian Firm

Mar 23, 2009

In keeping with the growing popularity of diesel-electric DP2 capable platform supply vessels (PSV) Norways REM Offshore based in Fosnav took delivery of the Rem Mermaid in 2008.

Acceptance Trials for Makin Island

Mar 23, 2009

Northrop Grumman shipbuilders and U.S. Navy personnel joined forces aboard the amphibious assault ship Makin Island (LHD 8) to complete a successful U.S. Navy acceptance

Stabbert Yacht & Ship Shipyard

Mar 23, 2009

CEO Dan Stabbert and Paul Madden, Head of Sales, announced the sale of the 308 ft ex-NOAA Research Ship Sahara to a European buyer. This vessel is currently undergoing

U.S. Navy Vessels Collide in Strait of Hormuz

Mar 23, 2009

A U.S. Navy submarine and U.S. amphibious ship collided in the Strait of Hormuz March 20, 2009. The collision between USS Hartford (SSN 768) and USS New Orleans

Marchand in Int’l Maritime Hall of Fame

Mar 23, 2009

The International Maritime Hall of Fame announced recently the Georgia Ports Authority’s (GPA) Executive Director Doug J. Marchand will be honored as one of its newest members on May 13,

This Day in Naval History – March 23

Mar 23, 2009

1815 - USS Hornet captures HMS Penguin in battle lasting 22 minutes 1882 - SECNAV Hunt issues General Order No. 292 creating Office of Naval Intelligence. 1917 - Launching of USS New Mexico,

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