Thursday, February 18, 2010 Maritime News

RBG Enhanced Service Offering

Feb 18, 2010

RBG Limited, provider of fabric maintenance and construction support to the global energy industry, launched a new range of products and services enhancing the company’s marine and subsea capability.

Effect of Tax Verdict on Odfjell

Feb 18, 2010

On Feb. 12, the Norwegian Supreme Court awarded in favor of the shipping companies that the retroactive tax imposed in 2007 for the years 1996-2006 was in breach of the Norwegian Constitution.

Guilty Plea for Price-Fixing Conspiracy

Feb 18, 2010

An Italian subsidiary of a U.S.-based company has agreed to plead guilty and to pay a $2.29m criminal fine for participating in a conspiracy to rig bids, fix prices

DOT TIGER Grants List

Feb 18, 2010

The Department of Transportation (DOT) released the list of Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grants. The grants, totaling $1.5b, are focused on rail and road projects,

Maersk Line’s 3rd Hamburg, Far East Service

Feb 18, 2010

On 12 February 2010, the container ship Maersk Sydney called at the Port of Hamburg for the first time as part of the Maersk Line’s expanded AE-10 scheduled liner service.

ABB Acquires Turbocharging Service

Feb 18, 2010

ABB, a power and automation technology group, has acquired the turbocharging service activities of ABCO Industries Limited located in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. ABB

Statoil Gets Go Ahead for Gudrun

Feb 18, 2010

Statoil reported that on Feb. 18, the partners in the Gudrun license resolved to submit a plan for development and operation (PDO) of this North Sea discovery to the Norwegian authorities.

MMS Grant for Lake Pontchartrain

Feb 18, 2010

The Minerals Management Service (MMS) has approved a grant for $699,400 to Tangipahoa Parish in Louisiana through the Coastal Impact Assistance Program (CIAP) for

Freedom’s Maiden Deployment

Feb 18, 2010

The Navy's first littoral combat ship, USS Freedom (LCS 1), left Naval Station Mayport Feb. 16 for her maiden operational deployment to the U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) and U.

Wärtsilä Wins Advanced Lube Order

Feb 18, 2010

Wärtsilä has been awarded a contract by DSD Shipping AS of Stavanger, Norway to retrofit the main engines on four DSD Shipping vessels with the Wärtsilä Retrofit Pulse Lubricating System.

Jeppesen, Furuno Partner on Navigation

Feb 18, 2010

Jeppesen, a subsidiary of The Boeing Company, has teamed with Furuno and MapMedia to develop NavNet 3D-compatible C-MAP by Jeppesen vector charts.  This will allow

Cathelco Protects New USCG Cutters

Feb 18, 2010

A series of fast response cutters being built for the U.S. Coast Guard will be protected against hull corrosion and marine pipework bio-fouling with a system manufactured by Cathelco Ltd.

This Day in Coast Guard History – Feb. 19

Feb 18, 2010

1845- Lighthouse establishment transferred to Revenue Marine Bureau.  Metal buoys were first put into service.  They were riveted iron barrels that replaced the older wooden stave construction.

This Day in Naval History – Feb. 19

Feb 18, 2010

1814 - USS Constitution captures British brig Catherine 1945 - Marines with naval gunfire support land on Iwo Jima; island secured 16 March. (Source: Navy News Service)

Surge in Boat Orders Lifts ADSB

Feb 18, 2010

According to a Feb. 16 report from The National, Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB) recorded a 38 percent rise in revenues last year to $316.1m as it booked a surge

NaviModel DTM Software from EIVA

Feb 18, 2010

EIVA released the new NaviModel software for ocean mapping, data analysis and interpretation. The software provides intuitive 3D visualization of infinite survey

NG Supplies Nav-Comms for Iraqi Boats

Feb 18, 2010

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has been awarded a contract to supply the navigation and communication systems for nine new 114.8 ft patrol boats being built for the Iraqi navy.

Mystic Seaport Awarded NEH Grant

Feb 18, 2010

The Frank C. Munson Institute of American Maritime Studies at Mystic Seaport has been awarded a “We the People” grant of $166,094 from the National Endowment of the Humanities (NEH).

Crowley’s Ocean Class Tug Building Program

Feb 18, 2010

Crowley has signed a contract with Bollinger Shipyards to build two newly designed ocean going tugboats, with options for additional vessels.  These 10,880-horsepower

Implosion on Ship, Gravesend Bay N.Y.

Feb 18, 2010

A concerted response by a member of the American Salvage Association (ASA), technical experts from the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) and New York City Fire Department

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