Wednesday, December 15, 2010 Maritime News

New Columbia Class Tug for Shaver Transportation

Dec 15, 2010

Power will be provided by two high-speed MTV/Detroit Diesel 16V4000 M61 main engines, each rated 2,680 bhp at 1,800 rpm. Each engine drives a Schottel SRP1215 360° azimuthing thruster with 94.

McCain Wants Delay for LCS Deal

Dec 15, 2010

According to a Dec. 15 report from the Green Bay Press Gazette, Sen. John McCain pushed for a delay in Senate approval of a U.S. Navy plan to buy 20 ships — 10

TEN Wins Shuttle Tanker Contract

Dec 15, 2010

Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd. (TEN) (NYSE: TNP or the “Company”) today announced two 15-year time charters with a national oil major for two DP2 Suezmax shuttle tankers with delivery within 2012.

Schottel Appoints EastProject Italy Sales Partner

Dec 15, 2010

Schottel, designer and producer of azimuthing propulsion and manoeuvring systems, and conventional propulsion units up to 30 MW, has announced the appointment of EastProjects r.

Senator Levin Backs U.S. Navy Plan for LCSs

Dec 15, 2010

According to a report from Bloomberg, Senator Carl Levin, the Michigan Democrat who heads the Armed Services Committee, supported the U.S. Navy’s plan to buy Littoral

Wärtsilä Joins Sustainable Shipping Initiative

Dec 15, 2010

Wärtsilä has joined the Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI), a program initiated by Forum for the Future. The initiative brings together the industry's leading

China's Nov. Shipbuilding Up 20%

Dec 15, 2010

According to a Dec. 14 report from Platts, China completed shipbuilding work totaling 56.76 million dwt over January-November this year, up 55.4% year on year,

Putin Visits Shipbuilder, Looks at Nuclear Sub

Dec 15, 2010

According to a report from Murmansk & Shtokman News, on Dec. 13, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin visited the Sevmash shipbuilding company and took a look at the nuclear

Korean Shipbuilders Win Major Orders

Dec 15, 2010

According to a Dec. 16 report from The Chosunilbo, Korean shipbuilders clinched a series of major deals worth nearly $1b and more in recent days, including Hyundai Heavy Industries,

Tug Sinks, Spills 800 gal in Saginaw River

Dec 15, 2010

According to a Dec. 14 report from the Chicago Tribune, the U.S. Coast Guard said a tug boat sank in the icy Saginaw River at Bay City, spilling 800 gallons of diesel fuel.

Coast Guard Great Lakes Ice Breaking Ops Begin Early

Dec 15, 2010

The U.S. Coast Guard commenced Operation Coal Shovel Dec. 15 after colder temperatures caused a rapid development of ice in the eastern Great Lakes. Originally scheduled to begin Dec.

U.S. Navy Urges Senate to Approve LCS Plan

Dec 15, 2010

According to a Dec. 14 report from Reuters, four top U.S. Navy officials appeared at a hastily arranged Senate hearing to press for approval of a $9.8b plan to

This Day in U.S. Coast Guard History – December 15

Dec 15, 2010

1846-Revenue Captain Alexander Fraser protested in a report to Congress against "unjust imputations" made against the Service for its involvement in the failure of the first steam cutters.

This Day in U.S. Naval History – December 15

Dec 15, 2010

1943 - Bureau of Naval Personnel Circular Letter on non-discrimination in Navy V-12 program. 1944 - Congress appoints first three of four Fleet Admirals. 1965

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