Friday, December 10, 2010 Maritime News

Austal Unveils Its Largest Ever Catamaran

Dec 10, 2010

On Dec. 10, Austal unveiled its largest ever catamaran to date. The vessel, measuring 370.7 ft in length, was towed out of the shed at its shipyard in Henderson, Western Australia.

MV Panama Pirated far South of Somali Basin

Dec 10, 2010

On the afternoon of 10 December, the MV Panama was pirated by two armed skiffs with a total of five pirates on board. A rocket propelled grenade was used during

Skipperliner Wins Cassville Ferry $1.7m Contract

Dec 10, 2010

Wisconsin’s oldest operating ferry service is getting a new boat. By July 9, 2011, the Cassville ferry service will have a new tug and barge to make its Mississippi River crossing.

Rolls-Royce MT30 Genset Achieves Full Power Ops with Navy

Dec 10, 2010

Rolls-Royce has achieved full power operation of its first production MT30 powered main turbine generator set delivered to the U.S. Navy. The MT30, delivered to the U.

Northrop Grumman $323M Contract, CVN 79 Modifications

Dec 10, 2010

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) received a $323.6m, cost plus incentive fee contract extension for continuation of work on the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier CVN 79.

Vietnam Minister, Vinashin Should Make Its Own Payment

Dec 10, 2010

According to a report from Bloomberg, A Vietnamese minister said state- owned Vietnam Shipbuilding Industry Group, Vinashin, should make a $60m debt payment on

Daewoo Shipbuilding $1.05B Order

Dec 10, 2010

According to a Dec. 8 report from Reuters Dec 8 South Korea's Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering said it won a $1.05b order to build one drillship and one semi-submersible drilling rig.

Singapore Cruise Terminal Gets TEAM Boarding Bridges

Dec 10, 2010

TEAM was recently contracted by Singapore Tourism Board (STB) to design, manufacture and deliver three Passenger Boarding Bridges for the International Cruise Terminal in Singapore,

Ecospeed Coating in Excellent Condition After 1.5 Years

Dec 10, 2010

Recently, tow boat M/V Salvation came into drydock one and a half years after the underwater hull of the vessel was coated in Bayou La Batre, Alabama. The Ecospeed

Kvichak Builds Second Long Beach Transit Water Taxi

Dec 10, 2010

The brightly painted Aqualink built by Kvichak Marine Industries (KMI) and designed by Incat Crowther of Australia, has been in operation by Long Beach Transit

Second Research Vessel at Great Lakes Shipyard

Dec 10, 2010

Great Lakes Shipyard, Cleveland, Ohio, will perform repairs, haul out and drydocking, as necessary, to the U.S. Geological Survey Research Vessel Sturgeon under

Industry Expert: Offshore Drilling Criticisms Off Base

Dec 10, 2010

Engineering professor and petroleum industry veteran Michael J. Economides expressed concern over comments made by President Obama's national oil spill commission co-chair, William K.

M/Y Islander’s Transformation

Dec 10, 2010

In the early evening hours twenty years ago in a shipyard in Brisbane, Australia the sleek hull of the 192 foot motor sailing yacht The Other Woman effortlessly

USS Nimitz New Homeport in Everett, Wash.

Dec 10, 2010

The Navy announced that the nuclear aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) will be homeported at Naval Station Everett, Wash., upon completion of the ship's docking

General Dynamics $7M Advanced Sub Technologies Contract

Dec 10, 2010

General Dynamics Electric Boat has been awarded a $7.4m contract modification by the U.S. Navy to develop advanced submarine technologies for current and future undersea platforms.

Resolve Maritime Trains Qatar Firefighters

Dec 10, 2010

Resolve Maritime Academy, U.S. - based maritime emergency response training center, graduated seven students from Qatar on November 23. The graduates, who are land-based firefighters,

Sea Tow Presents Awards during 28th Annual Meeting

Dec 10, 2010

Sea Tow Services International, the world’s largest professional marine assistance organization, welcomed Rear Admiral William Baumgartner, the Coast Guard’s 7th District Commander,

This Day in U.S. Coast Guard History – December 10

Dec 10, 2010

1905-"To evaluate its use in lighthouse work, radio equipment was installed experimentally on Nantucket Lightship in August of 1901. On December 10, 1905, while riding out a severe gale, Lightship No.

This Day in U.S. Naval History – December 10

Dec 10, 2010

1941 - Guam surrenders to Japanese. 1941 - Aircraft from USS Enterprise attack and sink Japanese Submarine I-70 north of Hawaiian Islands. A participant in the Pearl Harbor Attack,

Meyer Werft Delivers Disney Dream

Dec 10, 2010

Disney Cruise Line took possession of its newest ship – Disney Dream – from the Meyer Werft shipyard in a traditional maritime ceremony aboard the ship in Bremerhaven, Germany.

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