Thursday, February 03, 2011 Maritime News

John Deere’s Newest Diesel Engine

Feb 03, 2011

John Deere Power Systems (JDPS) announced its newest marine engine the PowerTech 6090AFM75 marine diesel engine is the newest addition to the John Deere lineup and boasts up to 317 kW (425 hp).

EPS Corp Launches First EPS M10 Hovercraft

Feb 03, 2011

The EPS M10 Hovercraft, built at the company’s facilities in Titusville, Fla., was launched in late 2010 and was shipped to its final destination in early January 2011.

PPG Protective and Marine Coatings Receive Award

Feb 03, 2011

PPG Industries’ (NYSE: PPG) protective and marine coatings (PMC) business has been selected as the recipient of The Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC) 2011 E.

PortVision Appoints Perduto

Feb 03, 2011

PortVision has appointed James Perduto as Director of Transportation and Government Business Development.  Based in N.Y., James assumes responsibility for business

Mississippi River Pilots Limit Large Ship Movements

Feb 03, 2011

According to a Feb. 2 report from Bloomberg, deep-draft ships traveling on sections of the Mississippi River in southern La. will be allowed to run only during

Maersk Pirate Deserves 27-Years According to His Lawyers

Feb 03, 2011

According to a report from Bloomberg, Abduwali Muse, a Somali pirate who pleaded guilty to hijacking the container ship Maersk Alabama, should get 27 years in prison when he is sentenced this month,

Gibdock Repairs Collision Damaged Cargo Ship

Feb 03, 2011

A collision involving the three-year-old multipurpose general cargo/container vessel Ems, owned by Werse Schiffahrts of Münster, Germany, recently brought a new customer to Gibdock,

Great Offshore Net Plunges

Feb 03, 2011

According to a Feb. 2 report from Reuters, offshore and oilfield services firm Great Offshore (GOFS.BO) posted a 96% fall in net profit in Oct-Dec, dragged down by lower operating income,

OMSA New Leadership: Hornbeck, Adams

Feb 03, 2011

Todd Hornbeck will succeed Otto Candies III as chairman of the Board, Robert Clemons will advance to Vice Chairman and Ben Bordelon will serve as Secretary and Treasurer.

Costamare Shipbuilding, Chartering, Fleet Renewal Contracts

Feb 03, 2011

Costamare Inc. (NYSE: CMRE) announced that it has contracted with Sungdong Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. for the construction and purchase of two newbuild containerships,

This Day in U.S. Coast Guard History – February 3

Feb 03, 2011

1801- Treaty of peace with France was ratified on this date, thereby ending the "Quasi-War," in which cutters of the Revenue Marine had rendered outstanding service.

This Day in U.S Naval History – February 3

Feb 03, 2011

1801 - Senate approves peace treaty with France ending undeclared naval war that began 1798 1917 - US severs diplomatic relations with Germany (Source: Navy News Service)  

Passenger Vessel Market Update

Feb 03, 2011

By Raina Clark, in the January edition of MarineNews MarineNews spoke with industry experts to get an overview of the passenger vessel market as it stands today,

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