Thursday, March 22, 2012 Maritime News

This Day in Naval History - March 22

Mar 22, 2012

  1820 - Commodore Stephen Decatur dies after a duel with Capt. James Barron.

Iron Ore Carrier Ore Sao Luis Completed

Mar 22, 2012

Tokyo—Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd. announced the completion of the 297,000-ton iron ore carrier Ore Sao Luis at the Universal Shipbuilding Corporation, Ariake Shipyard.

Norwegenkai Expansion Work Completed

Mar 22, 2012

Work on extending operational areas at the Port of Kiel’s Norwegenkai Terminal has now been completed. Construction was officially brought to a close at a ceremony

CNOOC Limited Appoints Joint Company Secretary

Mar 22, 2012

The board of CNOOC Limited announced that Zhong Hua, the Chief Financial Officer of the company, has been appointed as the joint company secretary of the company, effective March 22.

Costamare Announces Pricing of Common Stock Offering

Mar 22, 2012

Athens - Costamare Inc. announced that its offering of 7,500,000 shares of its common stock was priced at $14.10 per share. The gross proceeds from the offering

Ocean Rig UDW Inc. Announces Drilling Contract

Mar 22, 2012

Nicosia, Cyprus – Ocean Rig UDW Inc., a global provider of offshore deepwater drilling services, announced that it has signed a new drilling contract for its semisubmersible

GE LM Gas Turbines Poised to Re-Emerge in Marine Market

Mar 22, 2012

GE Marine reported that its LM aeroderivative gas turbines are poised to re-emerge in the commercial marine market as a prime power producer, especially for new natural gas applications,

ETC Will Partner With Bibby Maritime in Mumbai

Mar 22, 2012

Hamburg - ETC, the MSG MarineServe GmbH operated ‘ECDIS Training Consortium,’ announced that it has reached agreement with the Sir Derek Bibby Maritime Training

E Instruments Offers Combustion Gas and Emissions Analyzer

Mar 22, 2012

The new E8500 combustion analyzer from E Instruments is a portable tool for EPA compliance level emissions monitoring and testing. The E8500 is ideal for regulatory and maintenance use in boiler,

U.S. Navy Funds Fabrication of the USS Omaha

Mar 22, 2012

With the U.S. Navy funding construction of the future USS Omaha (LCS 12), Austal USA, the vessel’s builder, invited the citizens of Omaha to join in as their naval namesake takes shape on the Mobile,

NSRP Approves $2.5 Million for Cost-Saving Projects

Mar 22, 2012

The National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) Executive Control Board selected 17 new research and development projects for award as part of the NSRP’s core

Raymarine Navigation Displays Now Stream to Android Devices

Mar 22, 2012

Nashua, N.H. – Raymarine announced the release of its Raymarine Viewer app, RayView, for Android tablets and Smartphones. The new app, available now in the Google Play Android store,

Imenco Offers Quad CCTV System

Mar 22, 2012

The Imenco Quad Video CCTV system is designed for robust and easy use monitoring, primarily for the offshore and marine industry. The system is set with four waterproof

New Contract in North America for ABS Nautical

Mar 22, 2012

Otto Candies LLC, a marine transportation and towing company based in Louisiana, has signed a contract with ABS Nautical Systems for its NS5 Enterprise software.

BAE Systems and Moran Iron Works Join Forces on Fabrication

Mar 22, 2012

Mobile, Alabama – BAE Systems Southeast Shipyards and Moran Iron Works Inc. signed a teaming agreement in order to collaborate on the pursuit of plate steel fabrication

Smiths Detection Names Head of Global Programs

Mar 22, 2012

Edgewood, Md. - Smiths Detection today named Sal Cipres as Head of Global Programs, which oversees all Smiths Detection program efforts for transportation, military,

St. Lawrence Seaway Opens Shipping Season Today

Mar 22, 2012

The St. Lawrence Seaway will open its 54th annual international shipping season today. The first vessel to transit the Welland Canal as part of the opening

Heavy-Duty Sea-Fire Systems Protect Crew and Tugs

Mar 22, 2012

To meet strict international codes, the marine transportation and logistics services company Signet Maritime Corporation recently installed Sea-Fire suppression

Lloyd's Register Designs Software to Monitor Instrumentation

Mar 22, 2012

Lloyd’s Register has designed the industry’s first reliability-based mechanical integrity (RBMI) software designed to address the maintenance needs of rotating and instrumentation equipment.

Strong Growth Forecast for Offshore Operations & Maintenance

Mar 22, 2012

Over $335 billion worth of expenditure is expected over the next five years on offshore operations and maintenance, according to a new report, The World Offshore


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