Monday, December 27, 2010 Maritime News

Vigor Industrial to Acquire Todd Shipyards

Dec 27, 2010

Todd Shipyards Corp. (NYSE: TOD) and Vigor Industrial LLC announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Vigor will acquire the stock of Todd for $22.

Dryships Announces Entry into Tanker Sector

Dec 27, 2010

DryShips Inc. a global provider of marine transportation services for drybulk cargoes and off-shore contract drilling oil services, announced today that it has

NSCSA to Buy Ships

Dec 27, 2010

The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (NSCSA) announced that the Board of Directors of The National Chemical Carriers (NCCNCC) (one of its affiliates) agreed

Seven Tugs Free Stranded Coal Barge

Dec 27, 2010

As many as seven tugboats finally freed a huge coal barge stuck aground for days near , the U.S. Coast Guard said, as reported by UPI The 780-ft. vessel McKee Sons was reportedly carrying nearly 12,

Report: DSME Targets $11b Orders in 2011

Dec 27, 2010

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering aims to secure $11 billion in orders next year, according to a Reuters report. The global news service quoted Sang-tae,

$28.5m Boost for Shipbuilding Industry

Dec 27, 2010

The booming shipbuilding industry in is set to get 2bn taka ($28.5mn) refinancing fund as the central bank reviews the plan. According to a report on www.gulf-times.

Vinashin Struggles to Repay Creditors

Dec 27, 2010

According to an Associated Press report, state media say the Vietnam Shipbuilding Industry Group doesn't yet have an agreement on the first repayment toward $600m it owes foreign creditors.

EU’s Counter-Piracy Ops 2012 Extension Confirmed

Dec 27, 2010

8th December 2010 marked the 2nd anniversary of the start of Operation ATALANTA, the European Union’s Naval Force (EUNAVFOR) counter-piracy operation in the Gulf of Aden and Somali Basin.

Aluminum Boats Australia Delivers First International Vessel

Dec 27, 2010

Aluminum Boats Australia’s (ABA) latest vessel has been delivered to her new owners and has successfully completed her delivery voyage from Brisbane to Madang Port, Papua New Guinea.

AIDA Has Most Successful Year, Fleet to Grow

Dec 27, 2010

2010 was the most successful year in the history for AIDA Cruises, with a strong surge in both sales and passenger numbers. Michael Thamm, President of AIDA Cruises,

Aker Solutions Wins Kristin LPP Modification Contract

Dec 27, 2010

Aker Solutions has won a contract to build and install a new compressor module on the Statoil-operated Kristin platform in the Norwegian Sea. The contract value is approximately $151m.

Wisconsin Proposes Modification to Ballast Rule

Dec 27, 2010

As a consequence of a year-long feasibility study, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) proposed on Dec. 21 that its Vessel General Permit be modified

MSC Delivers Patrol Boat to Iraqi Navy

Dec 27, 2010

Military Sealift Command-chartered heavy lift crane ship MV Ocean Titan delivered the second of a new class of U.S.-built patrol boats to Manama, Bahrain. The 115-ft boat is destined for Iraq,

National Oil Spill Commission Date for Final Report

Dec 27, 2010

National Oil Spill Commission Set a Press Conference Date to Release Its Final Report: Deep Water: The Gulf Oil Disaster and the Future of Offshore Drilling   Who:       

MV Thor Nautilus Evades Pirates

Dec 27, 2010

During the night of the 22 December, the MV Thor Nautilus defeated a pirate attack thanks to the use of BMP (Best Management Practices), showing the efficiency

MV Thor Nexus Pirated in Indian Ocean

Dec 27, 2010

In the early hours of 25 December, the MV Thor Nexus was pirated approximately 450 nautical miles North East of the island of Socotra in the Indian Ocean. The 20,

Keppel AmFELS Delivers Third Rowan Rig

Dec 27, 2010

Keppel AmFELS Inc., a wholly-owned US subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd, has delivered the third of four EXL jackup rigs to a subsidiary of Rowan Companies, Inc.

Protector Targa 28 Used in Fire Department Rescue

Dec 27, 2010

Protctor USA announced that its Targa 28 played a critical role in a recent on-water rescue by the Alameda County Fire Department. Within days of its delivery,

This Day in U.S. Coast Guard History – December 27

Dec 27, 2010

1968-In October 1968, the United States Air Force requested additional LORAN-C coverage in Southeast Asia and by 27 December 1968 the Coast Guard had received authorization

This Day in U.S. Naval History – December 27

Dec 27, 2010

1777 - Floating mines intended for use against British Fleet found in Delaware River. 1814 - Destruction of schooner Carolina, the last of Commodore Daniel Patterson's

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