Sunday, October 11, 2009 Maritime News

Mediterranean Shipping Container Pickup Fee

Oct 11, 2009

Mediterranean Shipping Company announced that the company will charge a container fee for export equipment picked up at some Midwest depots as well as other locations

Shell Plans to Build Floating Gas Plant

Oct 11, 2009

According to an Oct. 9 report from The Wall Street Journal, Royal Dutch Shell PLC announced plans to deploy the world's first floating liquefied-natural-gas facility,

Phillies to Be Honored at Keel-Laying

Oct 11, 2009

On October 12, workers at Aker Philadelphia Shipyard, just down Broad Street from the home of the Phillies, will sport baseball caps in addition to their traditional

EU NAVFOR, Seychelles CG Prevent Piracy

Oct 11, 2009

On October 10 two French fishing vessels in position approximately 160 nm North of Seychelles reported being under attack by pirate skiffs. The attacks were unsuccessful.

Navy Names Ship for Activist Medgar Evers

Oct 11, 2009

The Navy announced Oct. 9 the newest Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo/ammunition ship (T-AKE) would be named USNS Medgar Evers. The announcement was made by Secretary

Marsh & REDfour Partner to Address Piracy

Oct 11, 2009

Marsh, insurance broker and risk adviser, and REDfour (MSS) Ltd, a maritime security firm, announced they are working together to help shipowners address potential

MTNW Supports Frontier Drilling

Oct 11, 2009

Measurement Technology NW (MTNW) has recently completed a contract to provide installation, calibration and commissioning on an eight-point mooring monitoring system for Frontier’s drill ship,

ShipTech 2010, March 9-10

Oct 11, 2009

The 13th annual ShipTech event will be held at the Beau Rivage Resort in Biloxi, Mississippi, March 9-10, 2010. ShipTech 2010 is cosponsored by the Office of Naval

Champions of Maritime Excellence

Oct 11, 2009

Companies, organisations and individuals that have championed high standards and quality in shipping issues have been honoured in the annual Seatrade Middle East and Indian Subcontinent Awards.

Ryder Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend

Oct 11, 2009

The Board of Directors of Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R) declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.25 per share of common stock, to be paid on December 11,

NSRP Research Calls for Project Proposals

Oct 11, 2009

The National Shipbuilding Research Program Executive Control Board has approved release of a Research Announcement for project proposals to support the Program

Pipavav Shipyard Prospects Tied to Orders

Oct 11, 2009

According to an Oct. 9 report from The Wall Street Journal, India's Pipavav Shipyard Ltd. made a muted debut on the stock exchanges. The shares of the shipbuilding,

House Bill Would Requires Two Tugs for Tankers

Oct 11, 2009

According to a report from Petroleum News, Provision in a Coast Guard bill would extend dual escorts even to ships with double hulls. Similar legislation pending in the Senate.

Eagle Bulk May Have to Wait for Shipping Rebound

Oct 11, 2009

According to an Oct. 9 report from Bloomberg, Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc. may have to wait as long as three years for a rebound in shipping rates to fully reap the benefit of an expansion of its fleet,

U.S. Firm to Remove Oil from Sunk Ship

Oct 11, 2009

According to an Oct. 9 report from The Times of India, Paradip Port Trust authorities said they had selected a U.S. company to pump out oil from Mongolian vessel Black Rose, which sank on September 9.

This Day in Coast Guard History – Oct. 12

Oct 11, 2009

1897- Near Corson Inlet, New Jersey, a man and two women were endangered by the sea sweeping around a their house 1/2 mile from the station.  Life-savers answered

This Day in Naval History – Oct. 12

Oct 11, 2009

1914 - USS Jupiter (AC-3) is first Navy ship to complete transit of Panama Canal. 1944 - Aircraft from Carrier Task Force 38 attack Formosa. 1957 - RADM Dufek arrives at McMurdo Sound,

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