Thursday, February 24, 2011 Maritime News

Tsakos Time Charter Extension, Panamax Tankers

Feb 24, 2011

Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited (NYSE:TNP) announced  two-year time charter extensions for two of its 2009 Korean-built panamax tankers, Chantal and World Harmony.

Three Cruise Lines Plug into Shore Power, Port of LA

Feb 24, 2011

The Port of Los Angeles this month became the first port worldwide to provide Alternative Maritime Power (AMP) to three separate cruise lines. In recent weeks, ships from Disney Cruise Line,

Maritime Cabotage Task Force is now American Maritime Partnership

Feb 24, 2011

American Maritime Partnership (AMP) is the new name for the Maritime Cabotage Task Force, the largest coalition of maritime interests in the United States, which has been in operation since 1995.

Incat Crowther Launches 118-ft Monohull Crewboa

Feb 24, 2011

Incat Crowther announced the launch of the 118-ft Monohull Crewboat Siem Piata. The vessel was recently launched by ETP Engenharia Ltda in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,

Cleanup Ops After Spill in Port of Long Beach

Feb 24, 2011

Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach and California Fish and Game personnel are investigating the cause of an unintentional discharge of 710 gallons of diesel

USCG Investigates Alcohol Leak on Ohio River Barge

Feb 24, 2011

The Coast Guard is responding to a report of an isopropyl alcohol leak from a barge in the Ohio River, Feb. 21.   At about 5:30 a.m., the captain of the tug vessel

IMS 7012 HP Versi-Dredge Works Buckingham Canal, India

Feb 24, 2011

The Water Resources Department has begun using imported machinery on an experimental basis to desilt South Buckingham canal. According to officials of WRD, the

Vizada Launches Pharostar VSAT Service

Feb 24, 2011

Vizada, independent satellite communications provider, has launched Pharostar, its proprietary VSAT (Very Small Aperture Terminal) fixed satellite communications

American Salvage Assoc. Recognizes SMFF Implementation

Feb 24, 2011

After a nearly 20-year wait since the original issuance of the OPA-90 regulatory package, the American Salvage Association (ASA) expressed its recognition for the

Gladding-Hearn Takes Order for N.Y. Fire Island Ferry

Feb 24, 2011

Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation, has received an order for a new high-speed ferry from Fire Island Ferries, Inc., on the south shore of Long Island in New York.

USNS Washington Chambers Joins MSC Fleet

Feb 24, 2011

Military Sealift Command accepted delivery of its newest dry cargo/ammunition ship, USNS Washington Chambers, during a short ceremony at the General Dynamics NASSCO Ship Yard San Diego on Feb.

Dubai Maritime City Authority Supports Environmental Efforts

Feb 24, 2011

The United Arabs Emirates Shipping Association, a representative body for UAE-based commercial shipping, is supporting the efforts of the UN, IMO, and UAE Ministry

This Day in U.S. Coast Guard History - February 24

Feb 24, 2011

1964- A U.S. Coast Guard ice skiff rescued 25 persons from an ice flow that had broken loose from the shore near Camp Perry, Ohio. A similar rescue took place almost simultaneously at St.

This Day in U.S. Naval History - February 24

Feb 24, 2011

1813 - USS Hornet, Captain James Lawrence, captures HMS Peacock   1968 - Task Force Clearwater established in I Corps   (Source: Navy News Service)  

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