Thursday, April 16, 2009 Maritime News

M/V Liberty Sun Crew Safe Following Attack

Apr 16, 2009

On April 14, United States flag merchant vessel M/V Liberty Sun and its crew, operated by American shipping company Liberty Maritime Corporation of Lake Success,

Mullen Promises Review of Antipiracy Ops

Apr 16, 2009

The U.S. military has initiated a review to look "broadly and widely and deeply" at the overall strategy on piracy off the coast of Somalia, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said April 14.

Ribcraft New Line of RIBs

Apr 16, 2009

Ribcraft, a builder of professional grade rigid inflatable boats (RIB), announced the addition of the AF Series of Inflatables for first responders and military agencies.

New Navy Contract

Apr 16, 2009

BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair, San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $24,656,595 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-07-C-2200) for LPD 20 post

Hornblower Tests Eco-Friendly Paints

Apr 16, 2009

By participating in an EPA-funded study of copper-free paints, Hornblower Cruises & Events is pioneering efforts to protect marine life and minimize boating impact in San Diego Bay.

St. Lawrence Seaway Notice to Shipping

Apr 16, 2009

A St. Lawrence Seaway notice to shippers was issued on April 14, 2009 regarding the Maisonneuve region, Montréal / Lake Ontario section. Mariners are advised

Seafuture Sponsored by Italian Trade Commission

Apr 16, 2009

The Italian Trade Commission and the Liguria Region are sponsoring an event in La Spezia to facilitate and create collaborations and partnerships between universities,

Aida Cruises Chooses MCP for New Ships

Apr 16, 2009

Maritime Communications Partner (MCP), provider of onboard communications to the global cruise fleet, has announced a new five-year contract with Germany’s Aida

Dryships Signs Contract for Leiv Eiriksson

Apr 16, 2009

Dryships Inc. (NASDAQ: DRYS), a global provider of maritime transportation services for drybulk cargoes and off-shore contract drilling oil services, announced that on April 8,

Bollinger Delivers 60k BBL Tank Barge

Apr 16, 2009

Bollinger Marine Fabricators, L.L.C., a Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. company, has delivered B. No. 262, a double hull 60,000 BBL oil tank barge built to meet the requirements

Northrop Grumman Nav Systems for Brazil Navy

Apr 16, 2009

Northrop Grumman Corporation’s (NYSE: NOC) Sperry Marine business unit has been awarded contracts to supply state-of-the-art navigation systems for two new 500-ton patrol boats for the Brazil navy.

Panama Canal Authority 2009 Q2 Metrics

Apr 16, 2009

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) released second quarter (Q2) operational metrics for fiscal year 2009. In Q2, Canal Waters Time (CWT), the average time it takes a vessel to transit the Canal,

Frontier Acquisitions in Gulf of Mexico

Apr 16, 2009

StatoilHydro has acquired a 40% stake in 50 blocks from BHP Billiton in the frontier DeSoto Canyon area of the US Gulf of Mexico. “DeSoto Canyon is a mostly

This Day in Naval History – April 16

Apr 16, 2009

1863 - Union gunboats pass Confederate batteries at Vicksburg 1924 - Navy commences relief operations in Mississippi Valley floods, lasting until 16 June 1947

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