January, 2010 Maritime News

Coast Guard Photo: Haiti

Jan 28, 2010

Hundreds of Haitians pile into a ferry headed away from Port-au-Prince, Jan. 20, 2010. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Blackwell)

Austal Contract for JHSV 2 and 3

Jan 28, 2010

The U.S. Navy has exercised contract options funding the construction of two additional Austal Joint High Speed Vessels (JHSV) – as part of an existing 10-vessel, $1.

French, Spanish Funds for Motorways of the Sea

Jan 28, 2010

Funding Commission authorises state aid to a Franco-Spanish Motorways of the Sea project and includes it among the twenty-two selected projects for Marco Polo financing The

USCG Searches for Man Over Board

Jan 28, 2010

The Coast Guard is searching for a 26-year-old Myanmarese crewmember reported to have fallen overboard from the 792-ft container ship Cap Gilbert approximately 450 miles south of Adak Island Jan.

Sabine-Neches Waterway Open, Limited Traffic

Jan 28, 2010

The Unified Command, consisting of the Texas General Land Office, the U.S. Coast Guard and the Eagle Otome's owner, opened the Sabine-Neches Waterway on Jan. 27

Kiswire’s New Plant for Offshore Ropes

Jan 28, 2010

Kiswire is building a new plant for the production of very large wire ropes for Offshore and Mining applications. The Neptune 2 plant is located in Tanjung Langsat,

Crowley Petroleum Distribution Restructures

Jan 28, 2010

Crowley Maritime Corporation announced that it has restructured its petroleum distribution and contract services group, consolidating all Alaska operations under Craig Tornga, vice president.

Faststream New Super-Yacht Crewing Division

Jan 28, 2010

International shipping recruitment specialist Faststream has launched a new service for the owners and operators of super-yachts looking for crew. With a 65 strong team of specialist recruiters,

Green Star Reduces Fuel Consumption

Jan 28, 2010

Green Star Products, Inc. announced that it has received the final report on a fuel savings test conducted on a Greek shipping vessel. The tests were conducted

Globus Maritime Charter for the Tiara Globe

Jan 28, 2010

Globus Maritime Limited (AIM: GLBS) (LSE: GLBS), a marine transportation company that owns and operates Handymax and Panamax dry bulk vessels, announced that a

Sperry Marine Radars for Australian Ferry Fleet

Jan 28, 2010

Northrop Grumman Corporation’s (NYSE: NOC) Sperry Marine business unit has been chosen to supply radars for the Sydney Harbour Ferries fleet. Sydney Harbour Ferries

Free SUNY Maritime Conference

Jan 28, 2010

SUNY Maritime College will present the College’s 5th Annual Conference on Cutting Edge Issues in Shipping, Tuesday, February 2, 2010, the “Tiv,” McMurray Hall, Maritime College, Throggs Neck, N.

This Day in Coast Guard History – Jan. 29

Jan 28, 2010

1919-Ratification of the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified.  The amendment prohibited the manufacture, sale and transportation of alcoholic beverages.

This Day in Naval History – Jan. 29

Jan 28, 2010

1914 - U.S. Marines land in Haiti to protect U.S. consulate 1943 - Beginning of 2 day battle of Rennell Island after which U.S. transports reached Guadalcanal (Source: Navy News Service)  

Fuel Logistics Enable U.S. Haiti Relief Effort

Jan 28, 2010

The United States Government Defense Energy Support Center (DESC) provides fueling services to Department of Defense, federal civilian and government agencies. In the wake of the Haiti disaster,

High-Speed Ferries Ready for Haiti

Jan 27, 2010

High-speed ferry ships MV Huakai and MV Alakai are preparing to sail to Haiti in support of Operation Unified Response to provide disaster relief following the Jan.

Monongahela Successfully Refloated

Jan 27, 2010

Acting Maritime Administrator David Matsuda announced that the Monongahela, one of the government-owned obsolete ships stored at the James River Fleet, was successfully

Projemar Contracts with Sener

Jan 27, 2010

The reference ship and offshore design consultancy in Brazil, Projemar, has entered a license contract with Sener for the use of FORAN. After the implementation

Zurich Appoints Gillen Head of Marine Claims

Jan 27, 2010

Zurich, a property and casualty insurance provider globally and in North America, announced that Steve Gillen has joined Zurich in a key new role as Global Head of Marine Claims.

Saudi Aramco’s 1st Purpose-Built Jackup

Jan 27, 2010

Keppel FELS Limited (Keppel FELS) has secured a contract from Aramco Overseas Company B.V., a subsidiary of Saudi Aramco, to build a customized KFELS Super B Class jackup rig.

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