Tuesday, December 22, 2009 Maritime News

MAN Diesel to Feature High-Speed Engines

Dec 22, 2009

MAN Nutzfahrzeuge will transfer part of its business involving high-speed engines to the group’s sister company, MAN Diesel. With effect from 1 January 2010, these

Royal Navy Frigate Upgrades with Thales Sonar

Dec 22, 2009

One of the Royal Navy’s (RN’s) most advanced Type 23 frigates has re-entered operational service, fitted with Thales’s Sonar 2087 system, following a period of sea trials.

Russian-Norwegian Project on Barents Sea

Dec 22, 2009

The Barents 2020 cooperation project on safeguarding petroleum activities in the Barents Sea was concluded on Dec. 18 at a conference in Moscow. More than 100 Russian

KVH’s Mini-VSAT Broadband Gov’t Approval

Dec 22, 2009

KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI) announced that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has granted permanent “Earth Station onboard – Vessel” or ESV license

Navy Retires USNS San Jose

Dec 22, 2009

An SA-330 Puma helicopter lifts a load of stores from the Military Sealift Command combat stores ship USNS San Jose (T-AFS 7) during a vertical replenishment with an amphibious dock landing ship.

APL Landmark $11M Clean Air Plan in Oakland

Dec 22, 2009

Global shipping leader APL and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District announced a landmark $11m project to cut vessel emissions and improve this city's air quality starting in 2010.

Federal Security Grants Fund Maintenance

Dec 22, 2009

The Passenger Vessel Association (PVA) announced in its newsletter that for the first time, funds awarded under the Port Security Grant Program will be available

New Cruise Ship 3 Months Ahead of Schedule

Dec 22, 2009

The brand new American Cruise Lines ship, Independence, being built at Chesapeake Shipbuilding, was taken on its first underway trials yesterday. This important

Statoil Fined for Statfjord Incident

Dec 22, 2009

The Rogaland county public prosecutor notified Statoil on 18 December that it has been fined $4.26m following the oil leak from the Statfjord A loading buoy on 12 December 2007.

GDF Suez Expands LNG Fleet apacity

Dec 22, 2009

According to a Dec. 17 report from www.UPI.com, French energy giant GDF Suez took delivery of its Neptune regasification vessel that can discharge natural gas directly into regional ports.

NSRP Portable Automated Bulkhead and Hull

Dec 22, 2009

The National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) Portable Automated Bulkhead and Hull Straightener project has been completed with a final demonstration conducted

Omega Navigation Q3 2009 Results

Dec 22, 2009

For the quarter ended September 30, 2009, Omega Navigation reported total revenues of $14.3 million and Net Income of $1.9 million, or $0.12 per basic share, excluding

This Day in Coast Guard History – Dec. 23

Dec 22, 2009

1904-Near Oak Island and Fire Island, New York the American schooner Frank W. McCullough ran aground on Fire Island Bar, 2 miles from the former station and 4 from the latter, at about 9 am.

This Day in Naval History – Dec. 23

Dec 22, 2009

1826 - Captain Thomas ap Catesby Jones of USS Peacock and King Kamehameha negotiate first treaty between Hawaii and a foreign power. 1910 - LT Theodore G. Ellyson

MOL Completes Settlement, 13th Unsecured Bonds

Dec 22, 2009

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) announced that the company determined the terms and conditions for the issuance of its 13th series of unsecured bonds (with inter-bond

Topaz Secures $42M SCB Financing

Dec 22, 2009

Topaz Energy and Marine announced that it had raised $42m from Standard Chartered Bank, Dubai in support of its fleet expansion plans, taking its total financing raised in 2009 to $150m.

New Wilhelmsen Office in Australia

Dec 22, 2009

Wilhelmsen Ships Service has opened its twentieth port office in Australia.  The new office is in the remote port of Broome.  Over 2000km from Perth and almost 2000km from Darwin,

Increased Transhipments Predicted

Dec 22, 2009

"The increased demand for point-to-point service requires the use of transshipment hubs to coordinate feeder services to and from countries and ports with low-volume throughput,

Coronado (LCS 4) Keel Laying

Dec 22, 2009

Austal hosted an abbreviated U.S. Navy keel-laying ceremony for its second Littoral Combat Ship, Coronado (LCS 4). Fabrication has started on twelve of the

Hong Kong Emergency Wreck Buoy

Dec 22, 2009

The Hong Kong Marine Department issued a notice stating that, effective immediately, it will mark new dangerous wrecks in Hong Kong waters with the Emergency Wreck

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