Monday, October 18, 2010 Maritime News

Korean Ship Hijacked by Somali Pirates

Oct 18, 2010

According to a report from The Korea Times, a South Korean fishing boat was hijacked by Somali pirates Oct. 9 in waters off Lamu, Kenya, which was considered a relatively safe maritime area,

Merchant Industry Meets on Piracy Threat

Oct 18, 2010

On 14 October 2010, EU NAVFOR Operational Headquarters (Northwood, UK) welcomed maritime industry representatives to provide them with an update on the current piracy threat in the Horn of Africa.

BMP Saves Three Vessels from Pirates

Oct 18, 2010

The EU NAVFOR reported that over a period of 15 days, piracy of three merchant vessels was prevented through the use of Best Management Practices, proving the value of such self-protection measures.

CMA CGM Upgrades Service, North Europe, South Atlantic, Mexico and the Gulf

Oct 18, 2010

CMA CGM announced the launch of its New Victory Bridge service linking North Europe to U.S. South Atlantic, Mexico and the U.S. Gulf, effective October 17, 2010.

Gowdy Joins Global Diving & Salvage

Oct 18, 2010

Seattle-based Global Diving and Salvage has hired Renee Gowdy as Lead Estimator. In this position, Gowdy will be responsible for developing estimates and proposal

Coast Guard Authorization Bill Signed into Law

Oct 18, 2010

A new law that improves maritime safety, improves living conditions for Coast Guard members, assists the ongoing replacement of the service’s aging fleet and bolsters

New Galveston Pilot Boat Honors Fallen Colleague

Oct 18, 2010

The Galveston has a top speed of 29 knots and the ability to stop within two boat lengths when operating at full speed and make a 360 degree turn while stationary.

Northrop Grumman Gulf Coast Shipbuilders Awarded for Excellence

Oct 18, 2010

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) recognized 39 shipbuilders from its Gulf Coast facilities for their significant accomplishments supporting quality and continuous

BOEM $249,000 Grant for Louisiana Pump Station

Oct 18, 2010

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Regulation and Enforcement (BOEM) announced it has approved a grant for $249,000 to St. James Parish in Louisiana through

EDC Launches New Container Security Device

Oct 18, 2010

The Belgium company European Datacomm has developed a new Container Security Device (CSD) to the market.  The device called EDC77 provides communication on GPRS (GSM technology) and satellite.

This Day in Coast Guard History – October 18

Oct 18, 2010

1799-USRC Pickering (70 men) captured the French privateer L’Egypte Conquiste (250 men). 1848-Captain Douglas Ottinger, USRM, was designated by the Secretary

This Day in Naval History – October 18

Oct 18, 2010

1812 - U.S. sloop of war Wasp captures HM brig Frolic. 1859 - U.S. Marines reach Harper's Ferry, VA and assault the arsenal seized by John Brown and his followers.

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