Monday, March 30, 2009 Maritime News

Obama Nominates Mabus for SecNav

Mar 30, 2009

The Navy Times reported that former Mississippi governor Ray Mabus will be nominated as the next Secretary of the Navy, as the Obama administration announced on March 27.

Enhanced Direct Reading Flow Meters

Mar 30, 2009

Aalborg Instruments has announced the introduction of Direct Reading Scales for Models P, S and T Flow Meters. Direct Reading flow tube scales are designed exclusively

Seaway Notice, Max Allowable Drafts

Mar 30, 2009

In the Montreal to Lake Ontario section, the maximum allowable draft will be 80.8 dm (26.5 ft), subject to favorable water elevations, effective March 31, 2009.

Mediterranean Project Chartering Moves

Mar 30, 2009

Mediterranean Project Chartering (MPC), a subsidiary of BBC Chartering & Logistic, is moving its head office in Genoa. Business growth since it was established

Commander-in-Chief Fleet Visits Ukho

Mar 30, 2009

The Royal Navy’s leading Operational Commander visited the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) Friday, March 27, to see the navigational services and charts

Intersleek Used on GNV Fleet

Mar 30, 2009

Grandi Navi Veloci (GNV), cruise ferry operator in the Mediterranean has converted all vessels at maintenance and repair dry docking to the biocide free, foul release system, Intersleek.

Update on Oil Spill Near East Newark, NJ

Mar 30, 2009

The Coast Guard discovered an estimated 50 gallons of biodiesel that leaked from a spill reported yesterday near East Newark, N.J., along the Passaic River near North Arlington, N.

New Navy Contract

Mar 30, 2009

BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair, Inc., San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $9,064,075 modification to previously-awarded contract (N00024-08-C-2300) to exercise

Alaska Scheduled to Change Homeports

Mar 30, 2009

USS Alaska (SSBN 732), a fleet ballistic submarine assigned to Submarine Group 10, is scheduled to change homeports to Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Ga. Alaska

Ship Seizures Broaden Piracy Challenge

Mar 30, 2009

Two ship seizures in the Indian Ocean in recent days appear to indicate that pirates have broadened their focus beyond the heavily patrolled Gulf of Aden. Pirates

Assessment of USS Hartford and New Orleans

Mar 30, 2009

The U.S. Navy submarine and U.S. amphibious ship that collided in the Strait of Hormuz March 20, have been undergoing extensive engineering and damage assessments since pulling into Bahrain March 21.

Hamburg Süd Restructures Trident Service

Mar 30, 2009

Hamburg Süd announced today that it is restructuring its Trident Service in response to changing market conditions. The changes are designed to bring reduced network costs.

First Russian LNG Cargo Journeys to Japan

Mar 30, 2009

The first Russian LNG cargo for delivery to Japan has been successfully loaded from the Sakhalin II LNG plant into the Energy Frontier LNG carrier. The Energy Frontier

Dubai Maritime City Training Program

Mar 30, 2009

Dubai Maritime City (DMC) has announced the launch of an internal training program for its employees. “Ta’aleem Mutabadal,” which translates into “shared learning,

This Day in Naval History – March 30

Mar 30, 2009

1954 - Carrier aircraft began reconnaissance near Dien Bien Phu, Indochina 1960 - Launch of first fully integrated Fleet Ballistic Missile from USS Observation

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