Thursday, October 21, 2010 Maritime News

Initial Soo Replacement Lock Contracts Complete

Oct 21, 2010

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced the completion of two contracts that initiated construction of the proposed new Poe-sized lock at the Soo Locks, located on the St.

Concordia Receives the Stena Penguin

Oct 21, 2010

Concordia Maritime has taken delivery of the product tanker Stena Penguin, which will enter into a three-year charter with Glencore subsidiary ST Shipping. The

ABS NS Strengthens Management Team

Oct 21, 2010

ABS Nautical Systems has added four senior executives to lead the firm’s growth globally and to better serve its customers. Thomas Blenk has been appointed Vice

Kongsberg Develops Green Engine Room Simulator

Oct 21, 2010

The Kongsberg Maritime Simulation & Training department has developed a Green Ship Engine Room Simulator (ERS) model based on a Wärstilä 12RT-flex 82C low-speed common-rail engine,

EU NAVFOR Flagship FS De Grasse Disrupts Pirates

Oct 21, 2010

In the early hours of 20 October, while conducting a patrol along the Somali coastline, the EU NAVFOR French Flagship FS De Grasse spotted and intercepted a pirate

HB Rentals Secures Contracts in Excess of $1.5M

Oct 21, 2010

Global Offshore accommodation specialist HB Rentals announced that it has secured recent contracts worth in excess of $1.5m for modules on platforms in the North Sea.

Vizada Receives Inmarsat Partner Award

Oct 21, 2010

At their European Partner Conference in London last week Inmarsat announced that it has selected Vizada as the recipient of its 2010 Partner Award in the category “Most Significant Contract.

Affiliate of Platinum Equity to Acquire ACL

Oct 21, 2010

American Commercial Lines Inc. (NASDAQ: ACLI), one of the largest and most diversified inland marine transportation and service companies in the United States,

Teekay Offshore Acquires FPSO & New Shuttle Tanker

Oct 21, 2010

Teekay Offshore Partners L.P. (NYSE:TOO) announced that is has completed the acquisition of the Cidade de Rio das Ostras floating production storage and offloading

Omega Navigation Enterprises, Q2 Results

Oct 21, 2010

Omega Navigation Enterprises, Inc., a provider of global marine transportation services focusing on product tankers, announced its financial and operational results

Officials Inspect Model of New Panama Canal Locks

Oct 21, 2010

Steadily moving forward with expansion, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) reached another milestone. Oct. 18, the Canal’s Advisory Board and Board of Directors inspected

Pirates Move to South China Sea

Oct 21, 2010

According to a report from World Tribune, Western navies and the weather are putting pirates out of commission in the Gulf of Aden. NATO and other countries are

U.S. Barge Delivers Another Double-Hull

Oct 21, 2010

U.S. Barge recently delivered another petroleum barge to Harley Marine Services. The Barge Anne Elizabeth, designed by Elliott Bay Design Group, was christened on October 4,

Teachers Learn about Marine Industry, Old Dominion University

Oct 21, 2010

Dr. Alok Verma, Director of Lean Institute at Old Dominion University organized two workshops for middle school and high school teachers under a project funded

Husick Honored with NMEA Lifetime Achievement Award

Oct 21, 2010

In a ceremony that mixed fond memories with humorous stories, the National Marine Electronics Association celebrated the life of Charles “Chuck” Husick, who died September 13 at the age of 77.

Bay Diesel Hires Mechanic Panaksy

Oct 21, 2010

Bay Diesel & Generator is pleased to announce that Neal Panasky has joined Bay Diesel as a diesel mechanic. Panasky is a retired Chief Engineman, with 24 years served in the United States Navy,

Grain Surge Shows Lakes Untapped Potential

Oct 21, 2010

According to the Great Lakes Maritime Task Force, Russia’s decision to suspend grain exports has ships throughout the world steering for the Great Lakes to load wheat and other staples.

This Day in Coast Guard History – October 21

Oct 21, 2010

1971-Alaska Senator Mike Gravel criticized the punishment of 18 crewmen of CGC Confidence for showing support for Greenpeace and asked the Commandant, Admiral Chester Bender, to investigate.

This Day in Naval History – October 21

Oct 21, 2010

1797 - Launching of USS Constitution at the Hartts Boston shipyard, Boston, Massachusetts. The ship is now the oldest commissioned ship in the U.S. Navy. 1942

U.S. Barge Delivers for Harley Marine

Oct 21, 2010

U.S. Barge delivered another petroleum barge to Harley Marine Services. The Barge Anne Elizabeth was christened on October 4, 2010 by her namesake, Anne Elizabeth Hall.

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