Tuesday, June 15, 2010 Maritime News

The Townsend Decision: Should Vessel Owners Deny Maintenance and Cure?

Jun 15, 2010

Unfortunately, as a vessel owner or operator, you have probably been faced with a situation where one of your crew members have allegedly become sick or injured while in the service of the vessel.

PVA Tells Members: Losses from Oil Spill May Be Compensable

Jun 15, 2010

The Passenger Vessel Association reminded its members on the gulf coast that economic losses from the BP oil spill may be compensable. As the spill continues and spreads,

Large Diameter Synthetic Certified by Lloyd's

Jun 15, 2010

Samson, provider of performance cordage, and Endenburg BV, Samson’s Master Fabricating Distributor in Europe, has provided Seaway Heavy Lifting (SHL) with the first

New England Ports Expect Record Cruise Season

Jun 15, 2010

According to a June 13 report from Bloomberg, New England ports are expecting a record number of cruise ships during the tourism season this year. New England and

UK Flagged MV Asian Glory Released by Pirates

Jun 15, 2010

On 11 June 2010, a ransom drop was made to the pirate group holding the merchant vessel MV Asian Glory at anchor in the vicinity of Garacad on the eastern coast of Somalia.

Natural Gas Leak on Supply Vessel in Gulf

Jun 15, 2010

Houma Incident Command received a report of an incident that occurred at about 9:25 a.m. Friday, June 11, involving a supply vessel that was mooring to a natural

Oil Spill NIC Press Briefing, June 11

Jun 15, 2010

The National Incident Commander (NIC) released his latest press briefing on June 11, regarding the BP oil spill: (June 11, 9:00 a.m. CT) MODERATOR: Good morning.

Heng Deputy CEO of Keppel Integrated Engineering

Jun 15, 2010

Keppel Integrated Engineering Ltd (KIE), the wholly-owned environmental arm of Keppel Corporation Limited appointed BG (NS) Tay Lim Heng as its Deputy Chief Executive

BP Spill Opportunity in Disguise for Rig Builders

Jun 15, 2010

According to a June 14 report from Bloomberg, heightened U.S. scrutiny of offshore drilling after the BP spill, the worst in the nation’s history, may spur oil

BP Claims Progress on Long-Term Solution

Jun 15, 2010

According to a June 13 report from MarketWatch, BP PLC said it was taking steps to implement a more permanent arrangement to capture the oil spewing into the Gulf of Mexico, as U.

Thomas Miller Helps Renovate of Africa’s Oldest Ship

Jun 15, 2010

Believed to be the oldest ship still afloat in Africa, the 124.6 ft long motor ship Chauncy Maples is to be renovated as a floating clinic to bring primary health

Viking Expands Lifeboat & Marine Fire Services

Jun 15, 2010

With the expansion of its specialized lifeboat and marine fire divisions, Viking Life-Saving Equipment now offers ship owners throughout North America a single point-of-contact for all service needs.

Marine Travel Agent App for the iPhone/iPad

Jun 15, 2010

The Marine Travel Company, a specialist agency handling marine travel worldwide, has introduced an iPhone and iPad application for anyone on the move in the maritime industry.


Jun 15, 2010

On 14 June 2010, Rear Admiral Hudson Peter Hudson CBE handed over the responsibility of Operation Commander of the European Union Naval Force Somalia, Op ATALANTA to Major General Buster Howes OBE.

This Day in Coast Guard History – June 15

Jun 15, 2010

1904-Nearly 1,000 lives were lost when the steamboat General Slocum caught fire in the East River in New York.  The disaster led to improved safety regulations and life-saving equipment.

This Day in Naval History – June 15

Jun 15, 2010

1944 - Fifth Fleet lands Marines on Saipan, under the cover of naval gunfire, in conquest of Marianas 1963 - Launching of combat store ship, Mars (AFS-1), first

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