Thursday, December 17, 2009 Maritime News

Safe Bulkers Acquires Two New Drybulk Vessels

Dec 17, 2009

Safe Bulkers, Inc., an international provider of marine drybulk transportation services, announced today that it has agreed to acquire two additional newbuild drybulk Post-Panamax class vessels,

Shipbuilding Design Online Course Registration

Dec 17, 2009

Enrollment is now open for the online Applications of Modern Shipbuilding Design (AMSD) course offered by the University of Wisconsin – Marinette.  This 60 hour,

Roberts Re-Elected NSRP Panel Vice Chair

Dec 17, 2009

Patrick Roberts, Director of Operations for ShipConstructor USA, has been re-elected Vice Chairman of the Business Process Technologies Panel for the United States

Horizon Lines Ends Perquisites for Execs

Dec 17, 2009

Horizon Lines, Inc. (NYSE: HRZ) announced that it is eliminating all perquisites for its four named executive officers, effective at the end of the year. The

New Safety & Environmental Blog for Shipping

Dec 17, 2009

A new “ginger group” of well-known maritime figures has announced a blog advocating more active involvement in the crusade for safer ships and cleaner seas, bridging

Crumpton Global Diving & Salvage ROV Ops Manager

Dec 17, 2009

Seattle-based Global Diving & Salvage, Inc. has appointed Eric Crumpton as Operations Manager for its fleet of underwater vehicles. Crumpton, who will be based out of Global’s Seattle office,

From Shrimp To Scrap

Dec 17, 2009

Jimmie Martin of Galliano, La. said his firm is still working on three platforms that were damaged by Katrina in 2005.  Martins firm, B&J Martin Inc., operates

Turner Designs Opens New Office In Texas

Dec 17, 2009

Fresno CA, Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments, Inc. announced the opening of a new office in Texas to promote their line of oil in water analyzers. The

Obstacle Avoidance Sonar Installed on Tanker

Dec 17, 2009

A forward-looking sonar from Marine Electronics Ltd of Guernsey, UK, has been installed aboard a British-operated tanker as a major initiative to refine operational safety.

Ulstein OCV Vessel Delivered

Dec 17, 2009

Yard number 283 Sarah, type Ulstein SX121 Offshore Construction Vessel, was delivered to Marine Subsea on December 16. The vessel has been designed and constructed by Ulstein Group.

India & China at Posidonia 2010

Dec 17, 2009

India and China have pledged their largest presence at the next Posidonia, a shipping forum to be held at the 31,000 square metre, one-level Hellenikon Exhibition Centre from 7-11 June 2010.

Raytheon Anschütz IBS for Intership Bulkers

Dec 17, 2009

Raytheon Anschütz was recently awarded a contract to supply their Integrated Bridge System (IBS) to two new bulk carriers. The bulkers will be built at New Times Shipyard in Jingjiang, China.

Asia Pacific Maritime 2010 Singapore Expo

Dec 17, 2009

Asia Pacific Maritime (APM) showcases the latest in marine engineering and port technology. Besides exchanging ideas at industry conferences and technical seminars,

This Day in Coast Guard History – Dec. 17

Dec 17, 2009

1897-The Overland Expedition, consisting of three officers from the Revenue Cutter Service, departed from the cutter Bear off Nunivak Island to rescue 300 whalers trapped in the ice at Point Barrow,

This Day in Naval History – Dec. 17

Dec 17, 2009

1846 - Ships under Commodore Matthew Calbraith Perry capture Laguna de Terminos during Mexican War. 1941 - Admiral Chester W. Nimitz named Commander in Chief,

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