Friday, July 23, 2010 Maritime News

General Maritime May Buy More Tankers

Jul 23, 2010

According to a July 22 report from Bloomberg, General Maritime Corp., which just bought five supertankers, may buy more vessels amid low ship prices. Prices of five-year-old very-large crude carriers,

Singapore's Neptune Orient Orders 10 Ships Valued At $1.2B

Jul 23, 2010

Container company Neptune Orient Lines Ltd. (NPTOY, N03.SG) on Wednesday said that it has ordered 10 new ships valued at $1.2b. (Source: The Wall Street Journal)

Companies Brace for Gulf of Mexico Storm

Jul 23, 2010

According to a July 22 report from Reuters, energy companies in the Gulf of Mexico were closely monitoring a tropical depression that could become a storm as it crosses the region,

Keel Laying Ceremony for Spearhead (JHSV 1)

Jul 23, 2010

Just over six months after the official opening of Austal’s new Module Manufacturing Facility (MMF) in November 2009, Austal USA hosted a keel-laying ceremony at its shipyard in Mobile,

Air Supported Monohull with Pod Propulsion

Jul 23, 2010

Effect Ships International AS, Sandefjord, Norway has just launched their first Air Supported Vessel (ASV) monohull with pod propulsion. The patented ASV technology

DEME Group Belgium Uses Wilhelmsen Ships Service

Jul 23, 2010

Belgian company DEME Group, which operates a fleet of over 80 dredging vessels, another 200 auxiliary vessels and specialized equipment, has appointed Wilhelmsen

Major Dalian VLCC Contract for OceanSaver

Jul 23, 2010

OceanSaver announced that Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company (DSIC) has ordered ballast water management (BWM) systems for six VLCCs thus lifting the company’s order book to approximately $45m.

Training Course Certified to Ice Navigation Standard

Jul 23, 2010

The Ship Maneuvering Simulator Centre of Trondheim, Norway is the first training centre to have its navigation course certified to DNV’s ice navigation standard.

Navios Maritime Appoints Loizos to Board

Jul 23, 2010

Navios Maritime Holdings Inc., a vertically integrated seaborne shipping and logistics company, announced the appointment of Efstathios Loizos to its Board of Directors.

This Day in Coast Guard History – July 23

Jul 23, 2010

1836- Seminole Indians attacked and burned the Cape Florida lighthouse during the Second Seminole War. 1947- Congress approved Public Law 219 which provided

This Day in Naval History – July 23

Jul 23, 2010

1947 - First Navy all jet squadron (VF-17A) receives its first aircraft (FH). 1948 - USS Putnum (DD-757) evacuates U.N. team from Haifa, Israel and becomes first U.

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