Tuesday, September 29, 2009 Maritime News

Grounded Tank Vessel Eagle Tucson

Sep 29, 2009

A 33-ft response boat from U.S. Coast Guard Station Venice, La., monitors efforts to free the grounded tank vessel Eagle Tucson, Monday, Sept. 28, 2009, near Pilottown, La.

Aker Philadelphia Shipyard Launches 8th Tanker

Sep 29, 2009

On Sunday, September 27th, Aker Philadelphia Shipyard (Oslo: AKPS), a U.S. commercial shipyard, launched Ship 012. The eighth in a series of 12 product tankers to be completed by 2011,

CMA CGM Agreement

Sep 29, 2009

CMA CGM reached agreement on the establishment of a committee comprised of French, European and international banks including certain major financial institutions from Asia and the Republic of Korea.

CG Monitoring Oil Spill Off Savannah Coast

Sep 29, 2009

The Coast Guard is continuing to monitor an oil spill approximately nine miles offshore of Savannah after a tank ship damaged its double-hulled fuel tank during

Closed Portion of Houston Ship Channel Opens

Sep 29, 2009

The three mile portion of the 52-mile Houston Ship Channel that was closed due to an oil spill Sept. 25 opened at 12:45 p.m. Sept. 28 to vessel traffic.  The channel,

NAMEPA Present Award to U.S. Coast Guard

Sep 29, 2009

September 21, 2009 Clay Maitland, Founding Chairman of the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA), announced that the United States Coast

Transocean Rig Deepwater Horizon Extension

Sep 29, 2009

Transocean Ltd. (NYSE:RIG) announced that its ultra-deepwater semisubmersible rig Deepwater Horizon has been awarded a three-year contract extension by a subsidiary of BP p.

Davie Yards Appoints Tanguay CFO

Sep 29, 2009

Davie Yards Inc. (TSX:DAV) announced the appointment of Alain Tanguay as Chief Financial Officer of the company effective immediately. Tanguay comes to Davie

McClure Secures Port Aransas Ferry Assignment

Sep 29, 2009

Alan C. McClure Associates (ACMA), a naval architecture and engineering firm, recently announced that the company has been selected to develop shipyard construction-level

Cummings Chairs Subcommittee Hearing on CG SAR

Sep 29, 2009

Congressman Elijah E. Cummings will chair a hearing of the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, to review the Coast Guard’s Search and Rescue (SAR) Mission.

Cory Brothers New Route from Dublin

Sep 29, 2009

Cory Brothers Shipping Agency is delighted to announce the operation of a new route between Dublin, Ireland and Tin Can, Lagos, Nigeria. The new monthly route

This Day in Coast Guard History – Sept. 30

Sep 29, 2009

1899-First Navy wireless message was sent via the Lighthouse Service Station at Highlands of Navesink, New Jersey. 1943-CGC E.M. Wilcox foundered off Nags Head, NC.

This Day in Naval History – Sept. 30

Sep 29, 2009

1800 - U.S. concludes treaty of peace with France, ending Quasi War with France. 1944 - USS Nautilus (SS-168) lands supplies and evacuates some people from Panay, Philipppine Islands.

China, Korea Fight for Shipyards May Hit Rates

Sep 29, 2009

A Sept. 29 report from Bloomberg stated that China and South Korea’s support for shipbuilders may add to a glut of capacity, slowing a recovery in freight rates and vessel prices.

ThyssenKrupp Sells Shipyards to SIAG Schaaf

Sep 29, 2009

According to a Sept 29 report from Reuters, ThyssenKrupp AG (TKAG.DE) is selling part of its civil shipyards as the economic downturn hits shipbuilders around the world.

Italy Eni Buys Exploration Licences in Ghana

Sep 29, 2009

According to a Sept 28 report from Reuters, Italy's oil and gas major Eni (ENI.MI) has bought majority stakes in two offshore exploration licenses in Ghana, making

Metal Trades Builds Hull for Barge Conversion

Sep 29, 2009

Metal Trades, Inc. (Hollywood, SC) has built and delivered the outer hull for a double hull fuel barge conversion for Cross State Towing Company of Jacksonville, FL.

NTSB Meets on Alaska Ranger Sinking

Sep 29, 2009

The National Transportation Safety Board will hold a public Board meeting on Wednesday, September 30, 2009, at 9:30 a.m., in its Board Room and Conference Center, 429 L'Enfant Plaza, S.

Oil Recovery from Submerged Ship Wreck

Sep 29, 2009

Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Port Arthur is continuing to coordinate response operations to recover oil from a submerged ship wreck 6 miles off Texas Point in the Gulf of Mexico, Friday, Sept.

CG Responds to Oil Spill off Savannah Coast

Sep 29, 2009

The Coast Guard is responding to an oil spill approximately nine-miles offshore of Savannah after a tank ship punctured a hole in its double-hulled fuel tank during

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