Wednesday, October 07, 2009 Maritime News

Remembrance of the Achille Lauro Hijacking

Oct 07, 2009

On 7 October 1985, four members of the Palestine Liberation Front (PLF) hijacked the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro as it was in the Mediterranean Sea en route from Alexandria, Egypt to Port Said.

USCG, High HDOP Advisory

Oct 07, 2009

The U.S. Coast Guard Navigation Center issued a High Horizontal Dilution of Precision (HDOP) Advisory stating that GPS users in certain parts of the world may experience

Intermoor GNSS Equipent Order for Veripos

Oct 07, 2009

Veripos has received a major order for integrated mobile GNSS receiver equipment from the world’s largest full-service mooring company, InterMoor, an Acteon Company.

Canada Improves Security on Domestic Ferries

Oct 07, 2009

Canada's Transport Minister John Baird announced proposed regulations to improve security for domestic ferry services. Under the proposed regulations, operators

Thuraya Targets European Gov’t & Defense

Oct 07, 2009

Thuraya has partnered with the UK based Global RadioData Communications (GRC). According to the agreement, the specialist firm in communication solutions, GRC,

STX Europe Contract for Eco-Friendly Design

Oct 07, 2009

STX Europe has been awarded a contract with Deep Sea Supply for design and building of a Platform Supply Vessel. The new PSV 09 CD design, optimized for eco-drive in all weather conditions,

EU NAVFOR Boards Suspected Pirate Skiff

Oct 07, 2009

On the morning of 3 Oct, whilst conducting a patrol in the Gulf of Aden, EU NAVFOR Belgian warship Louise-Marie intercepted a distress call from a merchant vessel transiting in the Gulf of Aden.

Burger Boat Honored by Maritime Museum

Oct 07, 2009

The Wisconsin Maritime Museum in Manitowoc, Wisconsin held its 7th Annual Commodore’s Ball Saturday October 3, 2009. This year’s theme was “The Burger Tradition: Past and Present,

MOL Peak-Season Surcharge, Europe to Asia

Oct 07, 2009

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines said it will apply a peak-season bill of lading surcharge for all shipments from Europe and the Mediterranean to Asia for all equipment types.

Russian River Fleet, Wilhelmsen Ships Agreement

Oct 07, 2009

The world’s leading maritime service network Wilhelmsen Ships has reached its first service and supply agreement in the Russian river fleet market. The agreement,

Swire Oilfield Services invests in North Sea

Oct 07, 2009

Swire Oilfield Services, a leading supplier of specialist offshore cargo carrying units (CCU), is defying market conditions by establishing Aberdeen, UK as a Centre

Nalen General Manager Valdez Ops Crowley

Oct 07, 2009

Crowley Maritime Corporation announced that Charlie Nalen has been named general manager of the company's Valdez operation. In his new position, Nalen will be responsible

MAN Diesel, Harren & Partner Order Complete

Oct 07, 2009

As a fitting finale to a major contract from a valued customer, MAN Diesel SE held a small celebration at its works in Augsburg, Germany. The event marked the start

This Day in Coast Guard History – Oct. 8

Oct 07, 2009

1986-Coast Guard units evacuated flood victims from the St. Louis area using punts, helicopters and trucks after the Mississippi and Missouri rivers flooded.  In all,

This Day in Naval History – Oct. 8

Oct 07, 2009

1812 - Boat party under Lt. Jesse D. Elliott captures HMS Detroit and Caledonia in Niagara River. 1842 - Commodore Lawrence Kearny in USS Constitution addresses a letter to the Viceroy of China,

Gulf Marine Introduces the Endurance

Oct 07, 2009

A uniquely designed self-propelled self-elevating jack-up barge is currently under construction in Abu Dhabi, UAE, and, once delivered, will be one of the most

Coast Guard Reopens Lower Mississippi River

Oct 07, 2009

The Coast Guard reopened the Mississippi River at 8:35 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, 2009, from mile markers 531 to 541. The Coast Guard closed the Mississippi River to

Turkish MV Horizon 1 Released by Pirates

Oct 07, 2009

The Turkish flagged ship with 23 Turkish crewmembers was hijacked July 08 in the Gulf of Aden on the way from Saudi Arabia to Jordan. NATO TF 508 Turkish warship

North Korean Ship Detained in India

Oct 07, 2009

According to an Oct. 4 report from the Associated Press, India's coast guard detained a North Korean ship headed for Pakistan after it dropped anchor in Indian waters without permission,

Second Birthday of DCT Gdansk Terminal

Oct 07, 2009

On October 1, 2007 the construction of Deepwater Container Terminal Gdansk was completed and the terminal officially opened.  DCT Gdansk is the newest and most

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