Monday, January 24, 2011 Maritime News

Thackrah New Exec. Director Military Sealift Command

Jan 24, 2011

The U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command welcomed its new executive director John Thackrah Jan. 24. Thackrah - a member of the Senior Executive Service - will oversee

China Leads Shipbuilding World-Wide

Jan 24, 2011

According to a report from The National, at China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC) yard in Tanggu, a coastal town an hour by fast train from Beijing, the BBC Fuji is taking shape, a 390.

Dubai's Drydocks World Gets $200M in Financing

Jan 24, 2011

According to a Jan. 23 report from Bloomberg, the shipbuilding and repair arm of indebted state conglomerate Dubai World said it has secured $200m in immediate

Damco Names de Vroet Global Head of Ocean Freight

Jan 24, 2011

Damco, the logistics arm of the A.P. Moller – Maersk Group, appointed Diederick de Vroet as its Global Head of Ocean Freight. A Dutch national with more than two decades of experience in sales,

Reliance, Eighth-Largest Hirer of Aframax Ships for Fuels

Jan 24, 2011

A report from Bloomberg said that Reliance Industries Ltd., owner of the world’s largest oil refining complex, was the eighth-biggest charterer of Aframax vessels

S.Korean Shipbuilder’s Anti-Piracy System

Jan 24, 2011

According to a report from AFP, South Korea's Samsung Heavy Industries has rolled out a system to help ships detect and fend off pirates, after the recent hijacking

Nautica Queen at Great Lakes Shipyard for Repairs

Jan 24, 2011

Great Lakes Shipyard, Cleveland, Ohio, will perform deck repairs to the Nautica Queen. The 124 ft long Nautica Queen was built in 1981 and is home-ported in Cleveland,

Keppel Delivers Second KFELS N-Class Jack-up to Rowan

Jan 24, 2011

Keppel FELS Limited (Keppel FELS) has delivered the KFELS N-Class jack-up rig, the Rowan Stavanger, to Rowan Companies, Inc. (Rowan) (NYSE: RDC) safely, on time and within budget.

The Glosten Associates Get New Pres, Employees

Jan 24, 2011

The Glosten Associates, a Seattle naval architecture and marine engineering consulting firm announced new leadership changes. The Glosten Associates Board of Directors elected John L.

S. Korea Navy Praised Over Pirate Rescue

Jan 24, 2011

According to a report from AFP, Seoul newspapers on Jan. 22 praised South Korean navy commandos who battled pirates off the coast of Somalia to release captured crew.

Fire-Damaged Cruise Ship Leaves San Diego

Jan 24, 2011

According to a Jan. 21 report from the Associated Press, Carnival Cruise Line’s vessel Splendor, which was towed to San Diego after catching fire in November is

Hudspeth on Passenger Vessel Compliance

Jan 24, 2011

By Joe Hudspeth, from the January 2011 edition of MarineNews One thing we can look forward to in the new year and beyond is the implementation and development of more regulations.

Keppel to Build Two Jackups for Clearwater

Jan 24, 2011

Keppel FELS Limited (Keppel FELS) has secured new orders from Clearwater Capital Partners, LLC (Clearwater) to build a pair of premium KFELS B Class jackup rigs at $360m.

Dubai World Port Division Defends Finances

Jan 24, 2011

According to a Jan. 23 report from Bloomberg, DP World officials defended the Dubai port operator's finances, saying the company is under no pressure to raise cash

UPDATE: BOEMRE Response to Natural Gas Leak in GOM

Jan 24, 2011

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) is continuing to oversee Apache Corp.’s source control efforts for a natural gas leak near East Cameron Block 278 Platform B.

This Day in U.S. Coast Guard History – January 24

Jan 24, 2011

1968- Seifu Maru, a Japanese refrigerator vessel, reported a fire and requested clearance to enter Dutch Harbor, Alaska to combat it. They also reported that two

This Day in U.S. Naval History – January 24

Jan 24, 2011

1942 - Battle of Makassar Strait, destroyer attack on Japanese convoy in first surface action in the Pacific during World War II 1991 - Helos from USS Leftwich

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