Monday, July 25, 2011 Maritime News

This Day in Naval History - July 25

Jul 25, 2011

1779 - Amphibious expedition against British in Penobscot Bay, Me. 1863 - U.S. Squadron bombards Fort Wagner, N.C. 1866 - Rank of Admiral created. David G. Farragut

AWO: Need for Congress to Enact Vessel Discharges Legislation

Jul 25, 2011

Friday’s decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to reject three maritime industry associations’ challenge to the U.S. Environmental Protection

SeaRiver Maritime: LOI to Build Two Tankers

Jul 25, 2011

Aker Philadelphia Shipyard ASA (Oslo: AKPS) announced that its sole operating subsidiary, Aker Philadelphia Shipyard, Inc. (APSI), has signed a Letter of Intent with SeaRiver Maritime, Inc.

Pirates Take Italian Tanker

Jul 25, 2011

Reuters reported that pirates seized an Italian tanker carrying a cargo of diesel fuel in the Gulf of Guinea off Cotonou, siting a source from the Italian Foreign Ministery.

Report: HII Poised to Hire "Thousands"

Jul 25, 2011

According to a report posted on the Virginian-Pilot, Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) shipyard in Newport News, Va., is poised to hire between 10,000 and 15,

Potential Port Problems in Nigeria

Jul 25, 2011

According to a report on http://www.thenationonlineng.net, the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) today threatened to shut down seaports to protest the planned

Keppel on Track to Complete FSO

Jul 25, 2011

Keppel Shipyard Ltd (Keppel Shipyard) is on track to complete the fast-track conversion of FSO Sepat, a floating production and storage (FSO) unit, for Bumi Armada Navigation Sdn Berhad (Bumi Armada).

IBIA Chief Executive Resigns

Jul 25, 2011

Bunker trade association IBIA announced the resignation of its Chief Executive Ian Adams, effective from 31 July 2011. Adams had been at the helm of IBIA since

IMCA Logbook: Aid to Offshore Crane Ops

Jul 25, 2011

Offshore crane operations can encompass lifts as heavy as 13,000 Tonnes; as challenging as stabbing a flare boom at a great height or lifting containers in a heavy

LR: New Tool To Assess Vessel Fatigue in Icy Waters

Jul 25, 2011

Lloyd's Register (LR) gives shipowners and operators a new tool to help assess designs and reduce the risk of fatigue damage in the hull structures of their ice-strengthened vessels.

Santa Cruz Christened in Shanghai

Jul 25, 2011

On Saturday, 23 July 2011, Hamburg Süd christened the container ship “Santa Cruz” in Shanghai. Sponsor of the “Santa Cruz” was Heike Schmidt, wife of Dr Heino Schmidt,

MOL Adopts Low-friction Hull Paint

Jul 25, 2011

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. has adopted a new low-friction “Seaflo Neo” developed by Chugoku Marine Paint, Ltd. After analyzing the results of an onboard test with a newbuilding vessel,

World Container Index (WCI) to launch in September

Jul 25, 2011

Drewry Shipping Consultants and The Cleartrade Exchange announced that the World Container Index (WCI), the first Europe-based assessment of container freight rates and index production,

Novenco, Alfa Laval Develop Low Sulfur Fuel Oil Solution

Jul 25, 2011

Novenco and Alfa Laval have joined forces to provide a professional and complete cooling solution: Alfa Laval Advanced Cooling System (ACS). The system will allow

New Freestanding Offshore Access System

Jul 25, 2011

Offshore Solutions B.V. (OSBV), the joint venture between AMEC and Cofely Nederland N.V., has launched a free standing Offshore Access System (OAS) designed to significantly reduce installation time.

Middle East Workboats: Supporting GCC Cross-sector Expansion

Jul 25, 2011

Middle East Workboats 2011, the region’s leading event for workboat operators, builders and equipment suppliers returns to Abu Dhabi at a time when the maritime

MAN Reports Breakthrough in China

Jul 25, 2011

The new super long-stroke MAN B&W S90ME-C9 engine to be built in China Seaspan Corporation has placed an order for 7 + 18 newbuildings of 10,000 teu container ships

GPA Posts Double-Digit Increases for 2011

Jul 25, 2011

Georgia Ports Authority’s (GPA) Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced that the GPA handled more than 2.9 million TEUs (Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit containers) at the Port of Savannah,

Danaos Appoints Chatzis as CFO

Jul 25, 2011

Danaos Corporation (NYSE: DAC), an owner of containerships, announced that the Board of Directors of the Company has appointed Evangelos Chatzis to the position of Chief Financial Officer,

Crowley Names Cosgrove VP, Marine Ops

Jul 25, 2011

Crowley Maritime announced that Cole Cosgrove has assumed the role of vice president of marine operations for Crowley's liner services groups. Cosgrove will continue

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