Wednesday, June 26, 2013 Maritime News

Hapag Lloyd Amver Ship Saves Four

Jun 26, 2013

Four sailors were rescued by Amver participating container ship 'Altamira Express'  after their 46 foot sailboat was demasted and the engine fouled approximately 129 miles south east of Bermuda.

Seadrill Seeks to Increase Sevan Stake

Jun 26, 2013

Bermuda-based Seadrill Ltd., an offshore driller controlled by billionaire John Fredriksen, is seeking to buy 50.1 percent of Sevan Drilling ASA to veto financing

Louisiana Ports: New Legislation Grants Tax Breaks

Jun 26, 2013

Governor Bobby Jindal has signed legislation that supports Louisiana’s ports by expanding a tax cargo credit for certain port projects. SB 122 — authored by Senator

Around Europe Race: FenêtréA-Cardinal First in Plymouth

Jun 26, 2013

Skipper Erwan Le Roux and crew of FenêtréA-Cardinal crossed the Plymouth finish line in warm summer sunshine and light airs to win Leg 3 of the Routes des Princes multihull race around Europe.

Fishing Vessel Abandoned in Indian Ocean: 31 Missing

Jun 26, 2013

Owners of the fishing vessel 'Chun Ying' reported their ship destroyed by fire and abandoned about 320 mls north of the Seychelles. The fate of the 28 crew members

Navy UUV Tests Completed, Deployed to Fifth Fleet

Jun 26, 2013

The U.S. Navy has deployed the MK18 Mod 2 Kingfish underwater unmanned vehicle (UUV) for operations in the 5th Fleet area of responsibility, following more than

Hornbeck Contracts Eastern Shipbuilding for Two MPSVs

Jun 26, 2013

Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. announced that it has won contracts from Hornbeck Offshore Services, LLC.  for two 302’x76’x26’ Multi-Purpose Supply Vessels. Eastern

Norway is First to Accede to Hong Kong Ship Recycling Treaty

Jun 26, 2013

Norway became the first contracting State to the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships, 2009, today, Wednesday, June 26.

Acoustic Pingers for Submarines and AUVs

Jun 26, 2013

U-Boat Worx reported that personal submarine and autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) sales are on the rise. Not long ago personal submarines were high tech toys

Port of Houston Tonnage and Revenue Up

Jun 26, 2013

Tonnage is up this year at the Port of Houston Authority, with container tonnage through May up by 9%, Executive Director Len Waterworth reported at Tuesday's meeting

Palfinger Wins New Customer in Peru

Jun 26, 2013

A few days ago, the telescopic marine crane PTM 1800 was officially handed over to Palfinger Marine’s new customer, Enersur S.A. The PTM 1800 will mainly be used

MAPS Offers Free Merchant Marine Training

Jun 26, 2013

With the offshore industry rapidly growing, it can be difficult to find well-trained and competent merchant mariners to meet the increasing demands. It can be equally

Carmanah M550 Marine Lantern Launched

Jun 26, 2013

Carmanah Technologies launched the new M550, one to three nautical mile marine lantern and private aid-to-navigation (PATON). At fifteen times brighter and half

Today in U.S. Naval History: June 26

Jun 26, 2013

Today in U.S. Naval History - June 26 1884 - Congress authorizes commissioning of Naval Academy graduates as ensigns 1918 - Marine brigade captures Belleau

rescueME Introduced to Commercial Market

Jun 26, 2013

Marine communication and safety specialist Ocean Signal presents what they call the world’s smallest personal locator beacon at this year’s Seawork International, through U.

John McLaurin to Receive 2013 Connie Award

Jun 26, 2013

John McLaurin, President of the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association (PMSA), a West Coast maritime trade association representing ocean carriers and marine terminal operators on a variety of local,

Caterpillar Unveils the M 32 E, Increased Power Rating

Jun 26, 2013

Caterpillar Marine Power Systems announce the development of the MaK M 32 E, a new high performance marine diesel engine platform for the commercial marine industry based on the M 32 C engine series.

Austal Celebrates Keel Laying for U.S. Navy LCS

Jun 26, 2013

On June 25, 2013, Austal held a keel-laying ceremony for the fourth Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) – Montgomery (LCS 8). This is the second LCS of ten awarded by the Navy to Austal,

Shortsea Shipping: Poised for a Comeback

Jun 26, 2013

The idea that cargo, moved from deep draft ports to smaller, niche destinations, can be accomplished without trucks is something that has taken a backseat over the past five years.

Cracking the Boat Buying Nutshell

Jun 26, 2013

New work boats are never purchased out of want, but rather need – imminent need. Such a need prompts buyers to scour the web and perhaps their favorite maritime


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