Monday, February 07, 2011 Maritime News

Maersk Floating Platform in Heavy Weather in North Sea

Feb 07, 2011

Aberdeen Coastguard are currently monitoring developments on the Gryphon A, operated by Maersk, a floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) which is being

USS Momsen and Bunker Hill Disrupt Pirate Attack

Feb 07, 2011

USS Momsen (DDG 92) and USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) disrupted a pirate attack on Panamanian flagged merchant vessel Duqm, Feb. 2 in the Gulf of Oman. While transiting in international waters,

Transpetro opens 342 positions for Merchant Marine officers

Feb 07, 2011

On Monday, February 7, 2011, Transpetro opened the selection process for the immediate admission of 342 officers of the Merchant Marine to man the vessels operating in its fleet.

Gaoh Offshore, STX to Develop Wind Farm Vessel

Feb 07, 2011

UK Wind Energy Services company, Gaoh Offshore announced the signing of a Letter of Intent covering the design development and construction of their multi-purpose wind farm development vessel,

Newest WSDOT ferry Salish Heads to Everett Shipyard

Feb 07, 2011

Washington’s second new Kwa-di Tabil Class ferry, the Salish, will make an initial journey under tow on Monday, Feb. 7. Todd Pacific Shipyards is moving the Salish

Port of Cork Uses Castrol’s Environmentally Responsible Lubricants

Feb 07, 2011

Port of Cork has turned to Castrol Marine to further reduce its environmental footprint and protect the sensitive waters in which it operates. Castrol Marine’s

Samer Halawi Appointed CEO of Thuraya

Feb 07, 2011

Thuraya Telecommunications Company, a mobile satellite communications company, appointed Samer Halawi as Chief Executive Officer. Halawi assumed the office on January 23,

Burger Boat Contract for Steel Passenger Vessel

Feb 07, 2011

Burger Boat Company has received a contract for the construction of Chicago’s Leading Lady, a 98-ft steel passenger vessel, for Chicago’s First Lady Cruises, Chicago, Ill.

Nearly all Top 20 Carriers Suffer Reliability Declines, Q4 2010

Feb 07, 2011

Following two consecutive increases in the second and third quarters of 2010, container service reliability disappointingly fell back in the fourth quarter, according

Gladding-Hearn’s Twelfth Escort Vessel to U.S. Navy

Feb 07, 2011

After delivering its first vessel for the U.S. Navy 18 months ago, Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation, has delivered the last of 12, 64-ft screening escort vessels, operated by the U.

Pirates Reportedly Execute Seafarer, UN Anti-Piracy Action Plan

Feb 07, 2011

The United Nations (UN) issued a news release stating that Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling for a long-term strategy of deterrence, security, rule of law,

Extension Requests for FEMA Port Security Grants Deadline

Feb 07, 2011

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Grant Programs Directorate (GPD issued Information Bulletin 354 announcing that extension requests for FY 2006 Preparedness

Technip, Daewoo Consortium Wins FLNG Contract

Feb 07, 2011

According to a Feb. 4 report from, a consortium of Technip and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co Ltd. has won a contract from Petroliam

General Dynamics Share Repurchase

Feb 07, 2011

According to a Feb. 4 report from The Day the board of directors of General Dynamics has authorized its management to repurchase up to 10 million shares of the

Indian Package to Promote Shipbuilding

Feb 07, 2011

According to a Feb. 5 report from The Hindu, Union Minister for Shipping, G.K. Vasan, announced a package to promote Indian shipbuilding which will be taken to the Cabinet.

This Day in U.S. Coast Guard History – February 7

Feb 07, 2011

1914-Pursuant to the Convention for Safety at Sea in London, President Woodrow Wilson directed that the Revenue Cutter Service undertake the task of manning the International Ice Patrol.

This Day in U.S. Naval History – February 7

Feb 07, 2011

1800 - USS Essex becomes first U.S. Navy vessel to cross the Equator. 1815 - The Board of Naval Commissioners, a group of senior officers, is established to


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