Thursday, April 09, 2009 Maritime News

Navy Ship Nears Pirates Holding U.S. Captain

Apr 09, 2009

According to an April 9 Reuters report, a U.S. Navy destroyer reached waters off Somalia to help free an American ship captain taken hostage by pirates in the first incident of seizure of U.

Mack Boring, East Coast Scania Distributor

Apr 09, 2009

Scania has appointed Mack Boring & Parts Co. as distributor for its commercial marine diesel engines in the eastern United States.  For the last year, Mack Boring

Evergreen Upgrades FPS Service

Apr 09, 2009

Evergreen Line will adjust its weekly transit times on its Far East - Panama service (FPS), to improve the service it offers to its customers in Central America,

PD Ports Appoints Legal Contracts Manager

Apr 09, 2009

PD Ports recently appointed Deborah McGargle as legal contracts manager, based at the Port’s Queen’s Square headquarters in Middlesbrough. McGargle, who joined PD Ports on February 17,

Albania’s DPA Awards Contract to Cargotec

Apr 09, 2009

Cargotec’s Kalmar business area has been awarded a five-year equipment servicing and maintenance contract by the Durres Port Authority (DPA) in Albania. The

StatoilHydro Canada Discovery

Apr 09, 2009

Hydrocarbons were encountered while drilling the deepwater Mizzen prospect (EL 1049), located approximately 500 kilometres east-northeast of St John’s, Newfoundland.

Combined Maritime Forces Alert to Mariners

Apr 09, 2009

Following a series of attacks off the eastern coast of Somalia, Combined Maritime Forces issued an updated special maritime advisory message. The message highlights

Airport Windsock Goes Marine

Apr 09, 2009

Known for supplying windsocks for aerospace and industrial applications, Airport Windsock Corporation has developed a windsock specifically designed for the harsh marine environment.

Cummings Statement, Maersk Alabama

Apr 09, 2009

April 8, Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, released the following statement

TVA Uses Ellicott Dredge for Cleanup

Apr 09, 2009

Three months after a massive coal ash spill, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has begun dredging the ashen byproduct of coal-generated electricity from the

Tom Boardley, Marine Director

Apr 09, 2009

Tom Boardley assumes responsibility for Lloyd’s Register’s global marine activities, as Marine Director. He succeeds Alan Gavin. Tom has worked in the shipping

Mitcham Industries 4Q & Year-End Results

Apr 09, 2009

Mitcham Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:MIND) announced financial results for its fiscal 2009 fourth quarter and year ended January 31, 2009. The company reported total revenues of $16.

Obzerv's Cameras Monitor the Strait of Malacca

Apr 09, 2009

Several long-range surveillance ARGC-2400 cameras from Obzerv Technologies have been installed in Malaysia to improve the Malaysia Maritime Enforcement Agency's

Fugawi X-Traverse Supports Online Charts

Apr 09, 2009

Software manufacturer Northport Systems Inc. announced the addition of Hilton’s Realtime-Navigator support to its online Fugawi X-Traverse collection for use with Fugawi navigation software,

This Day in Naval History – April 9

Apr 09, 2009

1861 - Second relief convoy for Fort Sumter left New York 1941 - Commissioning of USS North Carolina, which carried 9 16-inch guns 1943 - Re-establishment

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