Monday, March 22, 2010 Maritime News

MRA Salvage & Firefighting Contract Approval

Mar 22, 2010

Marine Response Alliance, LLC (MRA) has received approval from the U.S. Coast Guard of its Salvage and Marine Firefighting Contract and Funding Agreement. The Coast

New Bridge Nav Watch Alarm System

Mar 22, 2010

Uni-Safe Electronics’ new Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm System BW-800 complies with IMO MSC 128(75) and the new IEC 62616 performance standard from February 2010.

Keppel Joint Venture, Azerbaijan Shipyard

Mar 22, 2010

President of Azerbaijan, HE Ilham Aliyev breaks ground for the new yard in the presence of Singapore’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr George Yeo. Fortifying its presence in the Caspian Region,

Star Bulk Charter to Rio Tinto for Star Aurora

Mar 22, 2010

Star Bulk Carriers Corp. (NASDAQ: SBLK) announced that it has entered into a time charter agreement with Rio Tinto for the Star Aurora, a capsize vessel of 171,

Nexen Discovery, Eastern Gulf of Mexico

Mar 22, 2010

Nexen and its partner have made a significant discovery in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico at Appomattox, located in Mississippi Canyon blocks 391 and 392. Recent operations

India Approves Exploration Contracts

Mar 22, 2010

According to a March 19 report from The Wall Street Journal, India approved oil exploration contracts for Oil and Natural Gas Corp. (ONGC), the nation’s biggest energy explorer,

Coast Guard SONS 2010 National Exercise

Mar 22, 2010

The U.S. Coast Guard and 50 other federal, state and private organizations will conduct the triennial Spill of National Significance Exercise or SONS 2010 from

Alaska’s Most Modern Ferry Sets Sail

Mar 22, 2010

Beginning May 26th, Alaska’s newest passenger ferry will commence service between the popular end-of-the-road destination of Homer and the secluded village of Seldovia,

New Navy Contract

Mar 22, 2010

Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding, Inc., Newport News, Va., is being awarded an $80,886,408 cost-plus-fixed-fee, level-of-effort contract for fiscal 2010 advance planning

Horizon Delivers, Launches Towboats

Mar 22, 2010

Horizon Shipbuilding, Inc., Bayou La Batre, Ala., has launched the third of five 140-ft towboats for Florida Marine Transporters (FMT). The M/V Rusty Zeller was launched on February 28,

$1.5M Contract for MacDuff Shipyard

Mar 22, 2010

Aberdeen Harbour has awarded Macduff Shipyards the contract to build a new workboat. The $1.5m vessel, inclusive of its high-tech survey suite is due for delivery in 2011,

Keppel Delivers Floatel Superior Early

Mar 22, 2010

Keppel FELS Limited (Keppel FELS) has delivered the semisubmersible accommodation rig, Floatel Superior, 43 days early, safely and within budget to Floatel International (Floatel).

This Day in Coast Guard History – March 22

Mar 22, 2010

1917-The first Coast Guard aviators graduated from Pensacola Naval Aviation Training School.  Third Lieutenant Elmer Stone, USCG, became Naval Aviator #38 (and later Coast Guard Aviator #1).

This Day in Naval History – March 22

Mar 22, 2010

1820 - Commodore Stephen Decatur dies after duel with Capt. James Barron 1915 - "Naval Aviator" replaces former "Navy Air Pilot" for officers qualified as aviators 1929

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