Monday, February 06, 2012 Maritime News

Craig Group Invests $79m in New Vessels

Feb 06, 2012

North Star Shipping, a division of the family-owned global shipping and energy services firm The Craig Group, has been awarded a major new contract with Talisman Energy (UK) Ltd.

IMO Head Defends Ship Size, Regs

Feb 06, 2012

According to the head of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the world’s largest ships are well regulated and safe, Bloomberg news agency reported following an interview.

Alnmaritec Delivers Logistics Supply Vessel

Feb 06, 2012

Logistics Supply Vessel 'Montarik' was delivered at the end of 2011 to the ship service company Gibunco for operations in Gibraltar harbour. At 18m x 6m she is

HII Awarded Navy Funding

Feb 06, 2012

Huntington Ingalls, Inc., Pascagoula, Miss., is being awarded a $9,000,000 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-10-C-2229) for additional long lead

This Day in Navy History - February 6

Feb 06, 2012

1778 - Treaties of commerce and alliance are signed with France. This turns the American Revolutionary War into an international conflict. 1862 - A Union gunboat

Ship Pollution Control: MOL Demos Diesel Particulate Filter

Feb 06, 2012

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. has started a demonstration test of the Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) system installed on the diesel engine used for power generation

First Ever Dual Drydocking of Aegis Destroyers

Feb 06, 2012

BAE Systems Ship Repair in Norfolk, VA., has performed the first ever tandem [or dual] drydocking of two U.S. Navy Aegis Guided Missile Destroyers. Both of the massive ships now rest back to back,

Ocean Rig: Three Year Drilling Contract

Feb 06, 2012

Ocean Rig UDW Inc. (NASDAQ:ORIG) signed a new drilling contract for its semisubmersible drilling rig “Leiv Eiriksson” with a consortium coordinated by Rig Management

Iran Sanction Proposal Targets Oil Companies, Tanker Fleet

Feb 06, 2012

A U.S. proposal to sanction Iran’s state-owned oil company and its main tanker fleet may ensnare any person or business in the world involved in purchasing or shipping Iranian oil,

Purfresh Names Westcott President and CEO

Feb 06, 2012

Proven executive to build upon Company’s leadership position and growth.   Purfresh, Inc., a provider of ocean transport and supply chain management technologies

Rapp Hydema Establishes Office in Stavanger

Feb 06, 2012

Rapp Hydema, the winch and deck machinery specialist, are opening a new office in Stavanger. “We are pleased to be present in Norway’s most expansive offshore environment.

Moray First Marine Continues to Grow

Feb 06, 2012

Moray First Marine based in Lossiemouth on the Moray Firth has recently seen the delivery of a second boat allowing them to take on a greater, more varied workload

SCI Orders 6 AHTSVs with ABG Shipyard

Feb 06, 2012

Shipping Corporation of India Ltd (SCI) has signed ashipbuilding contract for acquisition of six 80 Ton Bollard Pull Anchor Handling, Towing and Supply Vessels (AHTSVs), with M/s.

This Week at ASNE Day 2012

Feb 06, 2012

The American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) will present many of its most prestigious awards this week at ASNE Day 2012.  In addition to the notable guest presenters listed below,

GAC Singapore Moves to new HQ

Feb 06, 2012

GAC Singapore is marking the 30th anniversary of its establishment by relocating to a new head office to enable future expansion of its operations.  The company,

Royston Earns Solstad Approval

Feb 06, 2012

Three weeks of intensive work late last year by engineers from Royston Limited has won praise from the operators of the Normand Installer after it was found to

Containership Rescues Shipwreck Survivors

Feb 06, 2012

MOL-operated Containership Rescues 116 Shipwreck Survivors off Papua New Guinea.     Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced that the MOL-operated containership

American Steamship Charters ATB

Feb 06, 2012

American Steamship Compnay charter New Articulated Tug Barge American Steamship Company (“ASC”), a subsidiary of GATX Corporation (NYSE:GMT), announced its charter

EMU to Study Coastal Defense Structures

Feb 06, 2012

EMU Limited announces biodiversity and coastal defense engineering research.   Marine consultancy and survey specialists EMU Limited, will collaborate with

NAM Marine Names Regional Energy Manager

Feb 06, 2012

Organizational announcement -  NAM Marine - Regional Energy Solutions Manager. Energy efficiency is recognized as a global mandate by governments, maritime organizations & business,


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