Friday, April 09, 2010 Maritime News

Telemar Broadband SatComms for Rickmers Fleet

Apr 09, 2010

The Telemar Group through its German subsidiary Telemar GmbH is to provide broadband satellite communication for the entire Rickmers fleet. The Rickmers Group, operating a fleet of 102 vessels,

MTN Provides VSAT for Fred.Olsen Fleet

Apr 09, 2010

MTN Satellite Communications (MTN) announced that it has signed an agreement with Fred.Olsen Cruise Lines, an international shipping company based in Norway, to outfit its entire fleet of ships,

Hallin Expands Fleet

Apr 09, 2010

Integrated subsea contractor Hallin Marine has expanded its fleet with the purchase of the dynamically positioned (DP2) vessel the Penrith. Hallin already knows the 67 metre Penrith well,

Award to Restore Habitat After 1953 Sinking

Apr 09, 2010

State and federal trustees were awarded $16.9m for seven projects to address harm from mysterious oil leaks that killed more than 50,000 California seabirds since 1990.

America’s Marine Highways Program Expands

Apr 09, 2010

On April 7, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood unveiled a new initiative to move more cargo on the water rather than on crowded U.S. highways. Under the America’s Marine Highway program,

Pirates Hijack Turkish Bulk Carrier

Apr 09, 2010

The Turkish flagged Bulk Carrier Yasin C was hijacked on April 7 approximately 250 Nautical Miles east of Mombasa. The Yasin C, with deadweight of 36 318 tonnes,

McFaul Crew Captures Suspected Pirates

Apr 09, 2010

The crew of the guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul captured 10 suspected pirates and rescued eight crewmembers from the Indian cargo dhow Faize Osamani near Salalah,

Approval for Siemens’ SiCURE System

Apr 09, 2010

The introduction of Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) via ships’ ballast water is an increasingly disastrous ecological issue. Numerous mechanical, physical and chemical

Analyst Says Northrop Could Sell Shipyard

Apr 09, 2010

Defense industry analyst, Loren Thompson, in an April 7 Press Register story, questioned whether Northrop Grumman Corp.'s recent focus on profit margin will lead

Ship Scrapping Now a Money Maker

Apr 09, 2010

According to an April 8 report from China Daily, as the shipbuilding industry struggles to recover from the global recession, China's ship scrapping business has

Pakistan Residents Buy Water from Tankers

Apr 09, 2010

According to an April 8 report from Pakistan’s Daily Times, the residents of the federal capital are buying water from tankers of Capital Development Authority (CDA) to meet their water needs.

Scorpio Tankers Completes Initial Public Offering

Apr 09, 2010

Scorpio Tankers Inc. (NYSE: STNG) announced that it has closed on its previously announced sale of 12,500,000 shares of common stock in its initial public offering, and received net proceeds of $149.

Globus Maritime to Acquire Supramax Carriers

Apr 09, 2010

Globus Maritime Ltd (AIM: GLBS) (LSE: GLBS), a global shipping transportation company that owns and operates Supramax and Panamax dry bulk carriers, announced that

This Day in Coast Guard History – April 9

Apr 09, 2010

1909- Race Point, Massachusetts-The sloop Keewaydin IV’s mast was carried away and the sloop anchored 2 miles SW of station, but dragged ashore. Station crew was

This Day in Naval History – April 9

Apr 09, 2010

1861 - Second relief convoy for Fort Sumter left New York 1941 - Commissioning of USS North Carolina, which carried 9 16-inch guns 1943 - Re-establishment

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