Thursday, October 15, 2009 Maritime News

Jumbo Shipping, Pluto LNG Phase I

Oct 15, 2009

Jumbo Shipping’s heavy lift vessel Daniella has completed her 11th and final voyage for the Pluto LNG project in Dampier, Australia. Between October 2008 and October

Frigg Area Yields More Crude

Oct 15, 2009

Oil has been discovered by StatoilHydro in the Frigg Delta prospect in the North Sea, with proven recoverable volumes put at 18-35 million barrels. This find is

Caribbean Patrol Boats Impress During Trials

Oct 15, 2009

The Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard (TTCG) has described the speed and manoeuvrability of its Austal-built 98.4 ft patrol boats as impressive following recent sea trials in Western Australia.

S. San Fran. Ferry Terminal Construction Begins

Oct 15, 2009

Construction on the South San Francisco Ferry Terminal begins at Oyster Point Marina with an official groundbreaking ceremony.  At 10:30 a.m. on Monday, October 19,

Bulk Carrier Fleet Poised for Growth

Oct 15, 2009

A new report, released by Lloyd’s Register - Fairplay Research, predicts that the world’s dry bulk carrier fleet will continue to show strong growth over the next five years,

De Vries State Harbour Master of Rotterdam

Oct 15, 2009

René de Vries has been appointed (State) Harbour Master of Rotterdam, taking office on 1 March 2010.  That is the date on which the current Harbour Master Jaap Lems retires.

Grandunion Controls Aries Maritime Transport

Oct 15, 2009

Aries Maritime Transport Limited (NASDAQ:RAMS) announced that Grandunion Inc., a company controlled by Michail S. Zolotas and Nicholas G. Fistes, acquired 18,977,

General Dynamics Submarine Support Work

Oct 15, 2009

The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat $61.8m to extend two existing contracts for submarine modernization and maintenance and reactor-plant planning yard work.

Major Enhancements to MPRI’s LCHS

Oct 15, 2009

L-3 MPRI has launched the first liquid cargo handling simulator (LCHS) model for handysize products tankers capable of carrying mixed loads of crude oil, products and Class 2 chemicals.

EBDG's New Orleans Office Moves

Oct 15, 2009

Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) announced that its New Orleans staff has moved into its permanent home, 4,750 sq ft of prime office space on the 15th floor of the One Canal Place building.

OceanFreight Inc. New Charter

Oct 15, 2009

OceanFreight Inc. (NASDAQ: OCNF), a global provider of seaborne transportation services for both drybulk and energy commodities, announced a new charter for the recently acquired 180,

DryShips Agreements with Nord LB, West LB

Oct 15, 2009

DryShips Inc. (NASDAQ: DRYS), a global provider of marine transportation services for drybulk cargoes and off-shore contract drilling oil services, announced that

PD Ports Shortlisted for Int’l Bulk Journal Awards

Oct 15, 2009

PD Ports has been shortlisted for the International Bulk Journal Awards 2009, in the category of Best Ship Loading/Unloading System. The awards, which take place in Amsterdam on 23rd November,

This Day in Coast Guard History – Oct. 16

Oct 15, 2009

1790-Contract entered into for the construction of the "first" of the 10 revenue cutters, Massachusetts, at Newburyport, Massachusetts. 1952-A Merchant Marine Detail was established at Yokohama,

This Day in Naval History – Oct. 16

Oct 15, 2009

1885 - CAPT Alfred Thayer Mahan, USN, becomes Superintendent of the Naval War College 1891 - Baltimore Incident, Valparaiso, Chile. 1940 - 5th group of 10

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