Wednesday, April 06, 2011 Maritime News

EU NAVFOR Disrupts Another Suspected Pirate Action Group

Apr 06, 2011

During the early morning of April 6, the EU NAVFOR Finnish warship FNS PohjanMAA identified a suspected Pirate Action Group (PAG) consisting of a dhow and two attack

Proposed Demerger of Aker Solutions

Apr 06, 2011

6 April 2011 - In accordance with the strategy previously disclosed, the Board of Directors of Aker Solutions ASA ("Aker Solutions") has resolved to propose to

National Maritime Day of India - 5 April

Apr 06, 2011

April 5 marks the National Maritime Day of India. On this day in 1919 navigation history was created when SS Loyalty, the first ship of the Scindia Steam Navigation Company,

New Travelift Hoist for Gold Coast City Marina

Apr 06, 2011

Gold Coast City Marina in Queensland, Australia accommodates superyachts seeking refits, blasting, paintwork and maintenance and features superyacht facilities,

Mid Ocean Tanker Contracts with BAE Systems to Launch Tanker

Apr 06, 2011

Mid Ocean Tanker Company, a joint venture of private equity firm Alterna Capital Partners and Mid Ocean Marine, has contracted with BAE Systems Southeast Shipyards in Mobile, Ala.

Coast Guard Foundation Hosts Guardian of the Heartlands Awards

Apr 06, 2011

The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization, announced that its Annual Tribute to the United States Coast Guard (USCG) Eighth District, The Guardian of the Heartland Dinner,

Danaos Completes Comprehensive Financing Plan

Apr 06, 2011

Danaos Corporation (NYSE: DAC), international owner of containerships, announced the formal completion of its previously announced Comprehensive Financing Plan,

Crowley Reestablishes Second Weekly Sailing to Haiti

Apr 06, 2011

To better meet the needs of customers shipping to Haiti from the Dominican Republic and South Florida, Crowley Maritime Corp. has enhanced its liner container shipping

OMB: Inspection of Towing Vessels

Apr 06, 2011

The proposed rule for Inspection of Towing Vessels has (finally) been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review.  This rulemaking would

Seventh Session of Deepwater Joint Investigation Concludes First Day

Apr 06, 2011

The Deepwater Horizon joint investigation board concluded April 4 the first day of its seventh session of hearings examining the circumstances surrounding the loss of 11 lives,

Bellingham Marine New Zealand Celebrates 25 Years

Apr 06, 2011

Bellingham Marine New Zealand and its employees are celebrating 25 years of operation this year during its silver anniversary.  Although much has changed since its first marina project in 1985,

This Day in U.S. Naval History - April 6

Apr 06, 2011

1776 - Sloop-of-war Ranger, frigate Queen of France and frigate Warren capture British Hibernia and 7 other vessels   1862 - Naval Gunfire from Tyler and Lexington

This Day in U.S. Coast Guard History - April 6

Apr 06, 2011

1894- President authorized the Revenue Cutter Service to enforce the Paris Award, which was concerned with the preservation of fur seals in Alaska.   1917- The

ABS and Lloyd’s Register Release Common Software

Apr 06, 2011

(Houston and London) ABS and Lloyd’s Register (LR) announce the release of jointly-developed software that will be used to assess bulk carriers and oil tankers

NOAA Announces New Members of The Hydrographic Services Review Panel

Apr 06, 2011

Federal Advisory Committee provides advice on NOAA’s navigation services   NOAA Administrator Jane Lubchenco recently appointed nine new members to the Hydrographic Services Review Panel,

SpecTec Announces The New Contract with Oceanex

Apr 06, 2011

SpecTec is happy to announce a new contract signed with Oceanex Inc for the implementation of AMOS2 Staff Management for crewing services. As part of this project,

APL To Train 20 Sri Lankan Seafarers Annually

Apr 06, 2011

Collaborates with Sri Lanka’s Mahapola Training Institute on training programs COLOMBO, SRI LANKA, 5 APRIL, 2011: APL has agreed with Sri Lanka Port Authority’s

Diana Shipping Inc. Announces Time Charter Contract

Apr 06, 2011

Also Announces Filing of 2010 Annual Report   ATHENS, Greece, April 5, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE:DSX), a global shipping company specializing

WHOI-led Team Locates Air France Wreckage

Apr 06, 2011

A search team led by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) has located the wreckage of Air France Flight 447 some 3,900 meters, or nearly 2.5 miles, below

Douglas-Westwood Warns Congress on Chinese Oil & Gas Demand

Apr 06, 2011

In evidence to the US House of Representatives Subcommittee on Energy and Power’s hearing, April 4th, regarding the “The American Energy Initiative”, Douglas-Westwood LLP’s Managing Director,


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