Monday, January 17, 2011 Maritime News

110 Year-Old Ship to Become Floating Health Clinic

Jan 17, 2011

The preservation of an important historic vessel is doing more than protecting the past, it’s saving lives in the future.  This timeless icon of maritime history

Hudong-Zhonghua to Build LNG Carriers for PNG, Gorgon Jansz

Jan 17, 2011

Exxon Mobil Corporation (ExxonMobil) and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) announced that they have selected Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) Co., Ltd. (Hudong),

MOL's Ship Starts Direct Service to North Europe

Jan 17, 2011

Mitsui O.S.K Lines Ltd.(MOL)'s MOL Precision made its first call at Tan Cang-Cai Mep International Terminal (TCIT) in Vietnam on January 15, where a welcoming ceremony

MV Eagle Pirated in Somali Basin

Jan 17, 2011

In the early hours of Monday 17 January, the bulk carrier MV Eagle was attacked and pirated by a single skiff, with pirates firing small arms and a Rocket Propelled Grenade before boarding the vessel.

Sustainable Marine Transportation Conference, Large Turn-Out

Jan 17, 2011

Around 200 professionals from the shipping, logistics and liquefied natural gas development sectors converged on Singapore today to take part in the Sustainable

EU NAVFOR New Deputy Ops Commander

Jan 17, 2011

On 13 January 2011, Rear Admiral Thomas J. Ernst (German Navy) handed over the responsibility of Deputy Operation Commander of the European Union Naval Force Somalia,

China Gets First Overseas Order for LNG Ships

Jan 17, 2011

According to a report from CRIenglish.com, China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) signed a contract with Exxon Mobil and Mitsui & Co Ltd on Jan. 15 to build

BP and Russia Sign Arctic Oil Deal

Jan 17, 2011

According to a Jan. 15 report from Aljazeera, BP has signed a joint venture with Russia's state-controlled energy giant Rosneft to explore for offshore oil and

Quality Shipyard Launches Cindy Brown

Jan 17, 2011

According to a report from www.dailycomet.com, Quality Shipyard launched the 266-ft Cindy Brown Tide for Tidewater on Jan. 13. But the MV Cindy Brown Tide enters

MV Motivator Released from Pirate Control

Jan 17, 2011

In the early morning of 16 January, the Product Tanker MV Motivator was released from pirate control. The Marshall Islands flagged vessel, which was pirated on

New Century Shipbuilding Seeks $500-800M IPO

Jan 17, 2011

According to a report from Dow Jones, Chinese shipbuilder New Century Shipbuilding Ltd. plans to raise $500m - $800m in an initial public offering ahead of a listing in Hong Kong in the first half,

India Aims to Invest $100B in Ports, Shipping

Jan 17, 2011

According to a Jan. 14 report from The Wall Street Journal, India aims to invest $100b by 2020 to build new ports and develop its shipping industry in a bid to boost trade, Shipping Minister G.

Oldenburg Group Gets Subcontract to supply LCS Vessels

Jan 17, 2011

According to a Jan. 14 report from the Pierce County Herald a Milwaukee firm will get over $200m to provide material handling systems for the new U.S. Navy ships to be built in Marinette and Alabama.

MV Samho Jewelry Pirated in Indian Ocean

Jan 17, 2011

On the morning of 15 January, the MV Samho Jewelry was pirated approximately 350 nautical miles South East of the port of Muscat, Oman. The 19,609-tonne Product

This Day in U.S. Coast Guard History – January 17

Jan 17, 2011

1832- Treasury Secretary Louis McLane discontinued the practice of hiring "unemployed" Navy officers as senior Revenue Cutter Service officers.  All vacancies were

This Day in U.S. Naval History – January 17

Jan 17, 2011

1832- USS Peacock makes contact with Vietnamese court officials 1900 - US (CDR Taussig in USS Bennington) takes formal possession of Wake Island 1955 - USS Nautilus (SSN-571),

Rolls-Royce Strikes Deal to Power 10 U.S. Navy LCS

Jan 17, 2011

Rolls-Royce announced the contract to supply gas turbines and waterjets for 10 of the U.S. Navy’s Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) – the Group’s largest ever marine naval surface ship contract.

Hudong-Zhonghua Selected to Build LNG Carriers

Jan 17, 2011

Exxon Mobil Corporation (ExxonMobil) and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) announced today that they have selected Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) Co., Ltd. (Hudong),

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