Wednesday, December 30, 2009 Maritime News

Ships May Give Piracy-Prone Routes Wide Berth

Dec 30, 2009

According to a Dec. 30 report from Business Daily, the economic impact of piracy in the Gulf of Aden continue to hit East African region for the second year running,

RNA Proposed for Portland, Ore.

Dec 30, 2009

The US Coast Guard proposes to establish a regulated navigation area (RNA) on waters of the Willamette River at Portland Terminal 4 in Portland, Oregon. The RNA

UK Flagged M/V St. James Park Pirated

Dec 30, 2009

The M/V St James Park, a UK flagged ship, was pirated Dec. 29 while transiting the Internationally Recognized Transit Corridor (IRTC) through the Gulf of Aden. After

Neptune Wins $20M Contract with Qatargas

Dec 30, 2009

According to a Dec. 30 report from Business Day, Neptune Marine Services Ltd has been awarded a $20m subsea inspection contract from producers of liquefied natural gas Qatargas Operating Company Ltd.

Environmentally Sensitive Drilling Solutions

Dec 30, 2009

Statoil is the first operator in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico to adopt the Riserless Mud Recovery (RMR) system that reduces discharges to sea. This environmentally sensitive

Sixth Sword of Honour for Drydocks World

Dec 30, 2009

For the sixth year in a row, Drydocks World – Dubai (DDW-D), a ship repair, conversion and new building yard in the region and the flagship company of the Drydocks World group,

GMMOS Stanford Marine Acquires MMPL

Dec 30, 2009

UAE based GMMOS Group, backed by Abraaj Capital and Waha Capital, has acquired 100% of the share capital of Minnow Marine Projects Limited (MMPL) through its

Wärtsilä, Maersk LNG Service Agreement

Dec 30, 2009

Wärtsilä has signed a long term service agreement with Maersk LNG. The agreement includes maintenance planning, condition & performance monitoring, co-ordination and supply of technical services,

This Day in Coast Guard – Dec. 31

Dec 30, 2009

1881-At 4 a.m. the patrolman from Station No. 34, Fourth District, New Jersey, discovered a vessel ashore on the south bar at Townsend’s Inlet, NJ about three miles

This Day in Naval History – Dec. 31

Dec 30, 2009

1862 - USS Monitor founders in a storm off Cape Hatteras, NC. 1941 - Admiral Chester W. Nimitz assumes command of U.S. Pacific Fleet. 1942 - Commissioning of USS Essex (CV-9),

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