Tuesday, May 25, 2010 Maritime News

Sinochem Becomes Partner in Peregrino Field

May 25, 2010

Statoil ASA (OSE: STL, NYSE: STO) has agreed to sell 40% of the Peregrino field offshore Brazil to Sinochem Group. Statoil maintains 60% ownership and the operatorship

The Liebherr Pactronic Hybrid Power Booster

May 25, 2010

Liebherr has announced the industry’s first hydraulic hybrid drive for mobile harbour cranes. The new Pactronic - hybrid drive system addresses two critical issues:

Canada Invests in Two Ferries for Marine Atlantic

May 25, 2010

The Honourable Rob Merrifield, Minister of State (Transport), Rob Crosbie, chair of Marine Atlantic Inc.’s (MAI) board of directors, and Wayne Follett, president and chief executive officer of MAI,

Bill to Repeal Liability Limitation of Offshore Oil

May 25, 2010

Representative Grijalva (D-AZ) introduced a bill (H.R. 5355) to amend the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 to repeal the limitation of liability of a responsible party

Bill to Extend Galveston Channel

May 25, 2010

Representative Gene Green (D-TX) introduced a bill (H. R. 5329) to modify the project for navigation and environmental restoration, Houston-Galveston Navigation Channels,

Container Ship Aground in Columbia River

May 25, 2010

The Coast Guard responded to a 648-foot container ship aground in the Columbia River near Kalama, Wash., May 23. Sector Portland, Ore., received a call at 1:30 p.

Ship Operator Fined $725K in Port of Tampa

May 25, 2010

Aksat Denizcilik Ve Ticaret A.S., a Turkish corporation that operated the commercial ship M/T Kerim, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Tampa, Fla., to two

No Hair Boom for Oil Spill Response

May 25, 2010

The Unified Area Command for the Deepwater Horizon/BP Response announced it will not use hair boom in its response efforts. While this suggestion was submitted

SAIC Tsunami Buoy System for Russian Federation

May 25, 2010

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (NYSE: SAI) announced it has been awarded a contract for the production and delivery of an SAIC Tsunami Buoy

Marlink Renews Sealink Contract with Hapag-Lloyd

May 25, 2010

Marlink has renewed its agreement with German cruise operator Hapag-Lloyd Cruises for a further five years. As part of the renewed contract, Marlink will continue

Jindal Says BP, Coast Guard Response Inadequate

May 25, 2010

According to a May 23 report from The New York Times, Louisiana state and local officials repeatedly threatening to take matters into our own hands if the response

First LM2500-Powered Ship for Indian Navy

May 25, 2010

GE Marine reports that the Indian Navy commissioned the INS Shivalik stealth frigate on April 29, 2010, at the Indian Navy’s shipyard in Mumbai. This first-in-class frigate, built by Mazagon Dock Ltd.

Maritime Services Plays Role in Robin Hood Film

May 25, 2010

For the Ridley Scott movie, Robin Hood, which opened at the Cannes Film Festival, the Dover beaches were recreated at Freshwater West, in Pembrokeshire, Wales.

This Day in Coast Guard History – May 25

May 25, 2010

1877-Training of first class of Revenue Cutter cadets began on the school-ship Dobbin at Curtis Bay, Maryland, with nine cadets, three officers, one surgeon, six

This Day in Naval History – May 25

May 25, 2010

1952 - USS Iowa bombards Chongjin, Korea. 1973 - Launch of Skylab 2 mission, which was first U.S. manned orbiting space station. It had an all Navy crew of CAPT Charles Conrad, Jr.

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