Thursday, June 24, 2010 Maritime News

NIC: Jones Act Has Not Interfered with Spill Cleanup

Jun 24, 2010

The National Incident Commander (NIC) issued a Fact Sheet stating that the Jones Act has not impeded response to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill: “Currently 15

Senator Cornyn Supports Jones Act Waiver Request

Jun 24, 2010

Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) sent a letter to Admiral Thad Allen on June 22 supporting Allegiance Capital's request for a waiver of the Jones Act. For more than two weeks,

NOIA Encouraged by Court Decision on Drilling Moratorium

Jun 24, 2010

The National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) said it is encouraged by the June 22 decision in Federal court in New Orleans. The association said Judge Martin Feldman’s ruling means that,

Senator Cochran to Receive Herbert H. Bateman Award

Jun 24, 2010

The American Shipbuilding Association (ASA) announced that U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS) would be the 2010 recipient of the Herbert H. Bateman Award. The award will be presented Wednesday,

Wärtsilä Expands in Panama

Jun 24, 2010

Wärtsilä, a provider of power plant and ship power solutions and services, opened new offices and a workshop in Panama. Located in the International Business Park of Panama Pacifico,

Iridium Expands with South African License

Jun 24, 2010

Iridium Communications Inc. (Nasdaq:IRDM) announced the establishment of Iridium South Africa, under which Iridium has licenses to operate, provide and sell mobile

Costa Cruises Installs Funnel on Costa Favolosa

Jun 24, 2010

Work is continuing in Fincantieri’s Marghera yard on the construction of the Costa Favolosa, the 15th member of the Costa fleet.  Her funnel was recently installed:

Alewijnse Marine Systems Outfits Oceanco Motoryacht

Jun 24, 2010

Alewijnse Marine Systems has been awarded the contract for the supply and installation of the complete electrical outfitting on board a new 280-ft motoryacht. The

Stena Sonangol Suezmax Pool Adds Eight Vessels

Jun 24, 2010

Stena Bulk of Sweden announced that a newly created fleet of seven modern Suezmax Tankers will join the Pool, immediately growing this premium Pool to 18 vessels.

New Krishnapatnam, India Office for Wilhelmsen

Jun 24, 2010

Wilhelmsen Ships Service announced the opening of a branch office in Krishnapatnam on the east coast of India. Krishnapatnam is one of the fastest growing private ports in the region,

MaK Marine Engines Power Norwegian Epic

Jun 24, 2010

The Norwegian Epic departed the STX France Shipyard on 17 June 2010 heading towards New York City for its inaugural event.  The power behind the massive vessel

Court Calls Drilling Moratorium Arbitrary

Jun 24, 2010

The US District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana issued an order preliminarily enjoining the federal government for enforcing its six-month moratorium of deepwater drilling on the U.

Zodiac’s New Distributor in Mexico

Jun 24, 2010

Zodiac of North America recently signed Yates y Costas S.A. de C.V. as their exclusive distributor for mainland Mexico. Yates y Costas S.A. de C.V. is based in

This Day in Coast Guard History – June 24

Jun 24, 2010

1914-Congress authorized the Secretary of Treasury to "detail for duty on revenue cutters such surgeons and other persons of the Public Health Service as … necessary"

This Day in Naval History – June 24

Jun 24, 2010

1833 - USS Constitution enters drydock at Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston, MA, for overhaul. The ship was saved from scrapping after public support rallied to save

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