Monday, October 19, 2009 Maritime News

Wärtsilä Ship Design Services in Brazil

Oct 19, 2009

Wärtsilä, the leading ship power systems integrator, has strengthened its presence within the Brazilian maritime industry by incorporating Wärtsilä Ship Design into Wärtsilä's Brazilian operations.

Globe Wireless to Distribute Addvalue

Oct 19, 2009

Globe Wireless announced the company has signed a distribution agreement to sell Addvalue FleetBroadband equipment to its maritime customers.  Globe Wireless will

Wärtsilä, Zhuhai Yuchai Agreement

Oct 19, 2009

Wärtsilä Corporation and Zhuhai Yuchai Marine Power Co Ltd, a subsidiary of Guangxi Yuchai Machinery Group Co Ltd, have jointly signed a licence agreement for the

Sub-Sea Tin Mining

Oct 19, 2009

According to some reports, the world’s first mining operation in the world to use vessels for dredging ore from the sea bottom was developed in 1907 by Australian Edward Miles.

More Visits to Isolated Alaska

Oct 19, 2009

According to an October 18 report from the San Francisco Chronicle, this past summer a 644-ft-long residential cruise ship with condos costing several million dollars apiece anchored in Nome,

Cnooc in Talks for Leases in U.S. Gulf

Oct 19, 2009

According to an Oct. 19 report from The Wall Street Journal, Cnooc Ltd. is in talks with Norway's StatoilHydro ASA over a deal for a few leases in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico,

USCG Reports: Small Fire, Important Lessons

Oct 19, 2009

The U.S. Coast recently published lessons learned resulting from a casualty investigation: Recently in the North East an 83-ft long passenger ferry which has

CG in Int’l Exercise on Washington Coast

Oct 19, 2009

The Coast Guard is participating in joint exercises with U.S. and Canadian naval forces in Washington area waters during the week of Oct. 18-24, 2009. Naval

Fellestransport Part of Greencarrier Norway

Oct 19, 2009

With effect from 1 November 2009, the Norwegian freight forwarder AS Fellestransport will change its name to Greencarrier Norway and merge its activities with those

Chinese Carrier Hijacked in Indian Ocean

Oct 19, 2009

Around noon local time, October 19th 2009, the Bulk Carrier De Xin Hai from the Peoples Republic of China was hijacked in the Indian Ocean, 350 nautical miles North

Marine Travelift Delivers to Kazakhstan

Oct 19, 2009

When the new Mangistau Oblast Boat Yard (MOBY) in Bautino, Kazakhstan ordered a Marine Travelift 600C mobile boat hoist for its marine repair operations, few were

ADM Buys 5 Ships to Network

Oct 19, 2009

According to an Oct. 15 report from the Associated Press, Agribusiness leader Archer Daniels Midland Co. said it has acquired five cargo ships to help it transport

Buzby 25th Commander of Military Sealift

Oct 19, 2009

Rear Adm. Mark H. Buzby became the 25th commander of the U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command. The global command, headquartered in Washington, D.C., is the ocean

Spectec Supplies Tanterska Plovidba

Oct 19, 2009

Tankerska Plovidba has eight new buildings on order with deliveries in 2010 and 2011. Recently, two separate agreements have been made with SpecTec Limited, for

This Day in Coast Guard History – Oct. 20

Oct 19, 2009

1892-After ten years of difficult and costly construction, the St. George Reef Lighthouse, built on a rock lying six miles off the northern coast of California,

This Day in Naval History – Oct. 20

Oct 19, 2009

1824 - U.S. Schooner Porpoise captures four pirate ships off Cuba. 1944 - Seventh Fleet lands over 60,000 Army troops on Leyte, Philippines while Japanese aircraft attack.

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