Thursday, July 14, 2011 Maritime News

Maritime Exhibition: Greek Humanity at Sea

Jul 14, 2011

South African Arts International announces plans to mount a photo exhibition during the WMRC 2011 in Shanghai, China next month. "Greeks are the guardians of the sea.

Port of LA Cargo Volumes Drop 12% in June

Jul 14, 2011

The Port of Los Angeles has released its June 2011 cargo volumes. Total volumes decreased 12 percent compared to June 2010. Exports rose 5.5 percent while import volumes declined 10 percent.

IHC Merwede, BAE Systems Join to Service US OSV

Jul 14, 2011

IHC Merwede and BAE Systems will enter into a cooperation agreement to meet the demands of the offshore construction vessel market in the USA.  This cooperation

Navis Introduces Chinese-Language Dynamic Positioning System

Jul 14, 2011

Finnish dynamic positioning systems manufacturer Navis Engineering has launched a Chinese language version of its NavDP4000 dynamic positioning system graphic user interface (GUI).

OTC Brasil Conference Set for October

Jul 14, 2011

The inaugural 2011 OTC Brasil technical conference will present addresses from industry leaders and experts on issues facing the Brazilian and global offshore oil and gas industry.

African Executives Complete Port Training Course

Jul 14, 2011

A group of 25 port executives from nine French-speaking African countries has completed the latest course hosted by Marseilles Fos under a port training initiative

Largest Mediterranean Drydock to Reenter Service

Jul 14, 2011

The Marseilles Fos port authority is launching a tender for the use of its drydock No.10 – the largest in the Mediterranean – as a repair facility for the latest generation cruise ships,

Wartsila to Design Graig Container Feeders

Jul 14, 2011

Wärtsilä has been contracted to supply the ship design for a series of new generation container feeders. The Cardiff-based Graig Group has ordered up to 26 MARLIN

AWO Testifies Before Congress

Jul 14, 2011

The American Waterways Operators (AWO), the national trade association for the tugboat, towboat, and barge industry, urged members of the House Transportation and

Update on Omega's Chapter 11 Proceedings

Jul 14, 2011

Omega Navigation Enterprises Inc. has announced that, in connection with its Chapter 11 proceedings in Houston, Texas, the Court has granted all of the interim relief that Omega requested.

Ambitious Students Participate in "Project Shiphunt"

Jul 14, 2011

Sony and Intel’s Project Shiphunt team of young explorers, scientists and historians has returned to shore with news of its underwater discovery: shipwrecks of the schooner M.

This Day in Naval History: July 14

Jul 14, 2011

On July 14, 1813, LT John M. Gamble became the first marine to command a ship in battle. Forty years later, Commodore Matthew Perry held his first meeting with the Japanese in Uraga,

Totem Plus to Supply Automation and Navigation Systems

Jul 14, 2011

Totem Plus has been awarded a contract to supply a full package of Automation and Navigation Systems for a new series of Modern Bulk Carriers.  The 55800 DWT ships

ECDIS Partners with Simrad to Offer Training

Jul 14, 2011

UK-based ECDIS training and consultancy company ECDIS Ltd has signed a new agreement with Simrad to provide flag-state approved training on Simrad's CS68 ECDIS software.

New Maritime Training Facility in Florida

Jul 14, 2011

Florida has a new facility to develop and train Merchant Mariners. Florida Maritime Training Academy has submitted Basic Safety Training and Able Bodied Seaman

Piracy: Attacks Getting Bigger, Bolder

Jul 14, 2011

According to data released July 14, 2011, by the International Maritime Bureau, pirate attacks off Somalia and in the GoA/Indian Ocean region climbed dramatically in the first six months of this year.

MAN L27/38 Propulsion Package for ‘Cattleya-trawler’

Jul 14, 2011

Esbjerg-based Danish owner Flemming Pedersen has ordered a replacement for his 2006-trawler - scheduled for 2012 delivery, but now larger, more advanced and again

Jumbo Orders Another Heavy Lift Ship

Jul 14, 2011

An agreement has been signed with the Brodosplit shipyard in Split, Croatia, for the construction of a top segment heavy lift vessel. The new vessel will have a length of 152.

Constuction Commences on Aircraft Carrier "Island"

Jul 14, 2011

Construction on the forward island structure for the first Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier began today at BAE Systems’ facility in Portsmouth Naval Base.

Roden Joins Fairbanks Morse Engine

Jul 14, 2011

Fairbanks Morse Engine, an EnPro Industries (NYSE: NPO) company, announced that Paul Roden has joined the company as Vice President, Washington Operations. In this

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