March, 2013 Maritime News

Tubbataha Reef Wreck Removal Completed

Mar 31, 2013

The stern section, the last module of the former minehunter 'USS Guardian' has now been removed by salvors. In January 2013 the Navy mine countermeasures ship

Seattle Shipyard Delivers Third NYPD Boat

Mar 31, 2013

Kvichak Marine Industries, of Seattle, WA, recently delivered a third 44.5’ Response Boat Medium to the New York Police Department Harbor Unit.  The first two

Great Lakes Shipyard Launches First Seacor Tugboat

Mar 31, 2013

Great Lakes Shipyard continues to make progress on the construction of two Aura-class tugboats for Seacor Holdings. Great Lakes Shipyard was earlier awarded contracts by Caribbean Tugz,

ClassNK Authorized for Romanian Surveys

Mar 31, 2013

The Japanese classification society has been authorized by the Romanian Naval Authority to carry out Romanian Government Surveys. The agreement allows ClassNK to perform surveys for SOLAS,

U.K. Offshore Maintenance Contract for XPD8 Solutions

Mar 31, 2013

Aberdeen, Scotland-based XPD8 Solutions' condition monitoring team secures contracts valued at more than £2-million. The company, which specializes in the management

Wellboat Order for Spain Shipyard

Mar 29, 2013

Sølvtrans has signed a contract with  Zamakona Yards for the construction of another well-boat (live-fish carrier). Delivery is scheduled to early 2014. The vessel is a sister ship of Rojna Polaris,

Ship-to-Ship LNG Bunkering Available in Stockholm Ports

Mar 29, 2013

Ports of Stockholm claims first in the world to provide infrastructure for liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel for large passenger ferries. A successful collaboration involving AGA,

China Plans Manned Submersible 2013 Missions

Mar 29, 2013

The manned submersible 'Jiaolong' will conduct scientific trial missions between June and September 2013. The four months of missions, which will include research

Bulk Ship Owner Follows Trend, Reports 2012 Profit Plunge

Mar 29, 2013

Greece-based shipowners Excel Maritime reports results for the second half and year-ended December 31, 2012, re-n For the year ended December 31, 2012, Excel reported voyage revenues of $242.

China Military Back Up Maritime Law Enforcement

Mar 29, 2013

The Chinese military will beef up its cooperation in a move to better protect China's maritime rights and interests. The military has established coordination

Hawaii Ship Repairers Fined $700,000

Mar 29, 2013

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Hawaii State Department of Health settle with Marisco Ltd for pollution offences. The violations took place at

Venice 'Blue Flag' Accord Signed

Mar 29, 2013

Cruise ships agree to adopt the strictest measures to reduce air pollution when entering Italy's Venice Lagoon. The agreement, known as “Venice Blue Flag II,

New Comnav Camera Sees Through Dark & Storm

Mar 29, 2013

Comnav Marine unveil their new gyro stabilized thermal night vision & low light camera system, the V2. The company says this next-generation of Thermal & Low Light Camera Systems,

Hydrographic Data Processing System Released by CARIS

Mar 29, 2013

CARIS releases HIPS and SIPS 8.0 water column data supplementation for bathymetry, seafloor imagery & water column data processing. The much anticipated release of HIPS and SIPS 8.

No Need to Switch Off Navy Yard Building Lights

Mar 29, 2013

Naval District Washington (NDW) testing a Energy Management System (CEMS) in Washington Navy Yard building. 
 Testing of the CEMS in Building 101 is expected to last through April 2013,

UK Club at Connecticut Expo & CMA Commodore Award

Mar 29, 2013

The UK Club took part recently in the latest Connecticut Maritime Association (CMA) exhibition and conference at Stamford, CT. The UK P&I Club say that their stand

Thai Speedboat Plan to Beat Resort's Traffic Congestion

Mar 29, 2013

Thai authorities seek new ways to get people from Phuket International Airport to their destinations on the Andaman Sea island.
 One possibilty discussed at a

US Hi-Tech Innovator to Show at Navy League Expo

Mar 29, 2013

Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC) to showcase technologies at Navy League's upcoming Sea-Air-Space Exposition. CTC is an independent, nonprofit, applied

Plug In to AMP or Stay Away from California Ports

Mar 29, 2013

Come Jan. 1, 2014, the maritime industry in California faces a looming reality: ships must link up to port alternative maritime power (AMP). “Compliance is not optional,” said T.

Important Offshore Shetland Field Appraisal Agreed

Mar 29, 2013

BP & its co-venturers Shell, ConocoPhillips and Chevron to look at development of a third phase of the giant Clair field west of Scotland's Shetland Isles. Trevor Garlick,


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