June, 2013 Maritime News

Union Seals Long-term Great Lakes Bulker Contract

Jun 30, 2013

The Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association (M.E.B.A.) and Interlake Steamship Company have successfully reached an agreement on a 12-year contract for 10 bulker vessels on the Great Lakes.

Egypt Turmoil May Threaten Suez Canal

Jun 30, 2013

Growing turmoil in Egypt is threatening to disrupt shipments through the Suez Canal and increase the costs for shipping lines as Cairo’s cash-strapped government seeks ways of bringing in revenue,

French Cruise Line Flagship Delivered by Finacantieri, Ancona Yard

Jun 30, 2013

"Le Soléal", the third of 3 super-luxury cruise ships built by Fincantieri for the French cruise line Compagnie du Ponant has been  delivered. "Le Soléal", whose

US Ports Dredging FY2014: Record Grant Recommended

Jun 30, 2013

Following on the heels of House Committee's recommendation, U.S. Senate Subcommittee recommends record US$1-billion for FY2014 maintenance dredging. The U.S. Senate

HII Awarded Nuclear Carrier Inactivation Contract

Jun 30, 2013

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) has received a $745 million cost-plus-incentive fee contract for the inactivation of the aircraft carrier 'USS Enterprise' (CVN 65).

Italy Yard Launch Fremm Warship

Jun 30, 2013

Fincantieri's Riva Trigoso (Genoa) shipyard celebrates the launch of the frigate “Carlo Margottini”, the third of a series of Fremm vessels - Multi Mission European Frigates,

Diary Note: Marion Bermuda Cruising Race Date Set

Jun 30, 2013

The Board of Trustees of the race schedule Friday June 19, 2015 as the date for the 20th biennial Marion Bermuda Race. The Board of Trustees of the Marion to Bermuda

FSL Request Share Trading Halt

Jun 30, 2013

First Ship Lease Trust (FSL) request halt to trading on exchange from 0830, July 1, 2013, pending a Board of Director's announcement. According to the company's

Offshore Brazil PLSV's: Huge Petrobas Contract for SNM

Jun 30, 2013

Seadrill & SapuraKencana Petroleum Berhad joint entity Sapura Navegação Marítima S.A., Brazil (SNM) awarded US$2.7-billion Petrobas contract to charter & operated

Navy Contracts for Electric Boat, RFD Beaufort

Jun 30, 2013

Amongst the latest announcement of US Department of Defense, Navy contracts were those to Electric Boat Corp., Groton, Conn. & RFD Beaufort, Inc., Sharon Center, Ohio.

Round Europe Yacht Race Winners

Jun 30, 2013

After 2450 miles of offshore racing, linking Valencia to Roscoff on the Bay of Morlaix via Lisbon, Dún Laoghaire and Plymouth and 16 inshore short course contests of which they won nine,

Willard Vessel Chosen to Umpire America’s Cup

Jun 28, 2013

Willard Marine, Inc. of Anaheim, Calif. announced that the America’s Cup Racing Association has chosen to use their 43’ High Speed Interceptor RIB as the Umpire Boat for this summer’s race.

Titan and T&T Cooperate for Salvage on Chilean Coast

Jun 28, 2013

Crowley Maritime Corp. subsidiary Titan Salvage, based in Pompano Beach, Fla., and its partner T&T Salvage, a maritime emergency and salvage company based in Galveston,

Damen Launches New PSV Series

Jun 28, 2013

The first deliveries from Damen Shipyards Group’s extensive new offshore portfolio open the way to the realization of the global group’s strategic ambition to challenge

Secretary LaHood Designates New Marine Highway in Texas

Jun 28, 2013

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has designated a new marine highway in Chambers County, Texas. The “M-146 Marine Highway Connector,” which is sponsored

Senate Selects Anthony Foxx as Secretary of Transportation

Jun 28, 2013

The White House issued a statement from President Barack Obama on the unanimous confirmation by the Senate of Anthony Foxx as the next Secretary of Transportation.

Stage Set for Entry of Liquid Gas Injection Engine

Jun 28, 2013

Ole Grøne, Senior Vice President – Low Speed Promotion & Sales – MAN Diesel & Turbo, said, “We can really see the momentum towards dual-fuel operation building now.

MV Danio Undergoes Much Needed Repairs

Jun 28, 2013

The MV Danio has certainly had some adventures this year. In March she hit both the BBC and the ITV British news channels when she went aground just off the Farne Islands,

Today in U.S. Naval History: June 28

Jun 28, 2013

Today in U.S. Naval History - June 28 1794 - Joshua Humphreys appointed master builder to build Navy ships at an annual salary of $2,000. 1814 - USS Wasp

NOVATECH Locator Beacons Earn FCC Approval

Jun 28, 2013

MetOcean received FCC approval of the NOVATECH locator and recovery beacons by the United States Federal Communications Commission. FCC approval and the FCC


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