August, 2009 Maritime News

Alaska Gov Touts Offshore Oil Lease Ruling

Aug 30, 2009

According to an August 28 report from The Wall Street Journal, Alaska Governor Sean Parnell on August 28 praised a federal appeals court decision that he said will

U.S., Canadian Coast Guards Train Together

Aug 30, 2009

In this photo released by the U.S. Coast Guard, (counterclockwise from right) a Canadian coast guardsman and U.S. Coast Guardsmen Seaman Apprentice Anthony Kelley,

Krishnapatnam Port Breaks Its Own Record

Aug 30, 2009

Krishnapatnam Port is already setting various operational benchmarks even though it is still in its developing phase. The port has achieved two milestones on 20th

Goltens Markets Carbon-Fibre Composite Vessels

Aug 30, 2009

Goltens Dubai and Norway-based Brødrene Aa signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the intention of marketing high-speed ferries and special purpose vessels

Norway Targets $2t Int’l Oil & Gas Spend

Aug 30, 2009

Analysis of 19 target countries and 26 key onshore and offshore market sectors, ranging from land drilling equipment to offshore operations, has revealed that overall

Concordia Sells Shareholding General Maritime

Aug 30, 2009

Concordia Maritime has sold its holding of 1.5 million shares in the US shipping company General Maritime. As the shares had already been written down to their market value,

Seminar, Environmental Reqs for Ships

Aug 30, 2009

A Seminar on Environmental Requirements for Commercial and Navy Ships for Efficient Maritime Operations and Effective Environmental Stewardship will be held on Dec.

Horizon Lines Participates in Anti-Piracy Testing

Aug 30, 2009

Horizon Lines, Inc., (NYSE:HRZ) , the nation's leading domestic ocean shipping and integrated logistics company, recently participated in two separate anti-piracy

Keppel, First DSS 38 Semisubmersible for Brazil

Aug 30, 2009

Keppel FELS Limited is on track to deliver Gold Star, the first of two DSS 38 deepwater rigs to Brazilian operator, Queiroz Galvão Óleo e Gás (QGOG) later this year.

Burger Boat Tò-Kalòn & Ingot Award Finalists

Aug 30, 2009

Burger Boat Company announced that Tò-Kalòn, a 2008 101.5-ft Enclosed Bridge Motor Yacht  and INGOT, a 2008 153-ft Tri-Deck Motor Yacht have been selected by the

Somali Pirates Fire on U.S. Navy Helicopter

Aug 30, 2009

At approximately 8:00 a.m. local time, Aug. 26, Somali Pirates aboard Motor Vessel (M/V) Win Far, fired what appeared to be a large caliber weapon at a U.S. Navy

Standards for Ballast Water Discharge

Aug 30, 2009

The US Coast Guard proposes to amend its regulations on ballast water management by establishing standards for the allowable concentration of living organisms in

New Emission Standards Proposed, Marine Engines

Aug 30, 2009

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing air emission standards for new marine diesel engines with per cylinder displacement at or above 30 liters

Bisso Towboat Accepts 4,000 ASD Tractor Tug

Aug 30, 2009

Bisso Towboat Co., Inc. announced the delivery of its new 4,000 HP ASD tractor tug Michael S. Constructed at Main Iron Works, Houma, LA, the 100 by 38 by 13.

This Day in Naval History – August 31

Aug 30, 2009

1842 - Congress replaces the Board of Navy Commissioners, a group of senior officer who oversaw naval technical affairs, with the five technical Bureaus, ancestors of the Systems Commands.

Photo: North Pacific Coast Guard Forum

Aug 28, 2009

The Coast Guard Cutter Polar Sea (red, left) and the Coast Guard Cutter Mellon (white, right) are moored at the Coast Guard’s Pier 36 in Seattle with the Japan

Solo Navigation Requirements, NZ

Aug 28, 2009

Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) says it would need to be satisfied that a proposed solo round the world voyage by a teenage girl would not put hers or others’ lives at risk,

ARRA Funds for Cleaner Diesel in Port of Houston

Aug 28, 2009

EPA is awarding $9m in Recovery Act funds to support the SmartWay Clean Diesel Finance Program in the Houston-Galveston area. The Recovery Act grant will spur innovative

Updated Best Management Practices Re Piracy

Aug 28, 2009

An updated version (Version 2 dated August 2009) of the Industry Best Management Practices (BMP) re piracy in the Gulf of Aden off Somalia has been released to the shipping industry.

More Layoffs Possible at Bay Shipbuilding

Aug 28, 2009

According to an August 25 report from www.wbay.com, Bay Shipbuilding notified the Wisconsin Workforce Development Tuesday it may cut a total of 405 positions. The

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