Tuesday, October 06, 2009 Maritime News

Arbitration, Foreign Seaman’s Wage Claim

Oct 06, 2009

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that a wage claim by a foreign seafarer against his employer for service on a foreign vessel is subject to arbitration.

Italian Navy, More Subs with Siemens Fuel Cells

Oct 06, 2009

For the Italian navy, the Siemens Industry Solutions Division is equipping two new submarines of the U212A type with fuel cell modules for air-independent propulsion.

ITS $55M Investment from Lime Rock

Oct 06, 2009

ITS Group, a specialist provider of oilfield equipment and services to the global oil and gas industry, announced a $55m equity investment from leading energy-focused

Bisso Marine Acquires New SAT System

Oct 06, 2009

Bisso Marine, provider of energy and maritime support services, has acquired a 12-man portable Saturation Diving System. The new SAT System has a working depth of 1,000 feet (300 meters).

Austal Launches Maltese Patrol Boats

Oct 06, 2009

The first two of four 69.5-ft aluminium patrol boats for the Armed Forces of Malta (AFM) have been launched at Austal’s Western Australian facilities – less than

Cummins Names Harrison Dir. Marine EMEA

Oct 06, 2009

Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) has named Neil Harrison Director Marine for Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA). Working in close cooperation with the Cummins distributor network,

USACE New Contract

Oct 06, 2009

T.W. LaQuay Dredging, Inc., Port Lavaca, Texas, was awarded in Sept. 29, 2009 a $13,612,660 firm-fixed-price contract.  The work consists of approximately 2,297,

New Gladding-Hearn Order from Maryland Pilots

Oct 06, 2009

Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation, has received a new pilot boat order from the Maryland pilots.  Delivery of the new 53-ft in 2010, will mark the

Axis Bank Cancels Great Offshore Oil Rig Funding

Oct 06, 2009

In Bangalore, offshore oilfield services firm Great Offshore Ltd has run into fresh trouble after Axis Bank Ltd walked out of a deal to lend Rs350 crore to the

Bill Includes $5M to Study Offshore Wind

Oct 06, 2009

According to an Oct. 5 report from the Bangor Daily News, a budget bill that appears headed for final passage in Congress includes $5m for research and development

New Zodiac Escape Slide for Passenger Vessels

Oct 06, 2009

Zodiac SOLAS, Chevanceaux, France, has developed a new escape slide system for small to medium-sized ships and high speed craft. The new Zodiac SOLAS MES MIS (Marine

Furuno Manufacturer of the Year

Oct 06, 2009

Furuno, manufacturer of marine electronics, was honored with five awards at the 2009 National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) Convention in Sanibel, Fla. This year’s event, held Sept.

Dutch Pilot Boats Under Construction

Oct 06, 2009

Kvichak Marine Industries and Camarc Design, UK have teamed up once again this year in close cooperation with the owner to design and build three 72-ft all weather fast pilot boats,

This Day in Coast Guard History – Oct. 6

Oct 06, 2009

1881-At daylight the crew of Station No. 1, First District (Carrying Point Cove, West Quoddy Head, Maine), sighted a schooner at anchor some four miles east-southeast of the station.

This Day in Naval History – Oct. 6

Oct 06, 2009

1884 - Department of the Navy establishes the Naval War College at Newport, RI (General Order 325). 1940 - Fourth group of 8 U.S. destroyers involved in Destroyers

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