Friday, August 23, 2013 Maritime News

Great Lakes Shipyard to Build Floating Breakwater

Aug 23, 2013

Great Lakes Shipyard was awarded a contract by Whiskey Island Marina to fabricate a new floating breakwater. The Shipyard will fabricate two 150’ long steel

BOEM Public Meetings on Gulf Central Planning Area

Aug 23, 2013

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is preparing a supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for proposed Central Planning Area (CPA) lease sales

Mechanical Issues Dock Alaskan Cruise

Aug 23, 2013

Engine problems aboard the 294-meter Celebrity Cruises ship, Millennium, forced the cancellation of six Alaska sailings, multiple news sources reported. The

Mark Guthrie Joins KVH as VP

Aug 23, 2013

KVH Industries, Inc., announced today that Mr. Mark Guthrie has joined the company as Vice President, Global Mobile Broadband Sales to manage the continuing development

NOAA Seeks Hydrographic Panel Members

Aug 23, 2013

NOAA is seeking qualified candidates to apply for up to five voting member vacancies to serve on its Hydrographic Services Review Panel (HSRP) as of January 1, 2014.

Charleston Freight Station Aims to Expand

Aug 23, 2013

Since 1995, Charleston Freight Station (CFS) has provided container freight station services for the Port of Charleston’s customers. For the last 17 years, they served in partnership with the U.

U.S.-Flag Cargo Movement on Lakes Slips Slightly in July

Aug 23, 2013

U.S.-flag Great Lakes freighters (lakers) carried 10.3 million tons of dry-bulk cargo in July, a slight increase over June, but a decrease of 2.2% compared to the corresponding period last year.

ITOPF Joins NAMEPA in Goal to “Save the Seas”

Aug 23, 2013

Founding Chairman of the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA), announced today that ITOPF (The International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation Limited) has joined NAMEPA.

Odfjell SE Reports Progress in Chemical Tanker Market

Aug 23, 2013

Odfjell released its second quarter 2013 results and reported a EBITDA of $6 million in the second quarter is reflecting a better utilization of our chemical tanker fleet and a somewhat better market.

Naval Surface Warfare Center Gets Wavemaking Upgrade

Aug 23, 2013

By Nicholas Malay, NSWCCD Public Affairs Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division (NSWCCD) completed major renovations of the Maneuvering and Seakeeping Basin (MASK) facility, Aug.

Today in U.S. Naval History: August 23

Aug 23, 2013

Today in U.S. Naval History - August 23 1864 - Rear Admiral David Farragut's squadron captures Fort Morgan at Mobile Bay winning control of Mobile Bay 1958

Royal New Zealand Navy Upgrades Software

Aug 23, 2013

SeeByte, the global leader in creating smart software for unmanned maritime systems, is pleased to announce that the Royal New Zealand Navy has chosen to purchase

Coast Guard Medevacs Diver 120 Miles off Texas Coast

Aug 23, 2013

A 33-year-old female diver was medevaced Thursday evening after she experienced decompression issues following her fourth dive, approximately 120 miles off Galveston.

Meyer Werft Orders More MAN Diesel & Turbo Power

Aug 23, 2013

MAN Diesel & Turbo has won the order from Meyer Werft for new cruise vessels for Norwegian Cruise Line to supply its V48/60CR engines with diesel-electric propulsion systems.

German Federal Minister Names DFDS Ro/Ro Vessel

Aug 23, 2013

The Danish shipping company DFDS and Volkswerft Stralsund held a ceremony for newbuild no. 500: On the fitting-out quay at the shipyard the special-purpose Ro/Ro vessel was named Ark Germania by Prof.

Study: Deeper Miss. River Would Add $11.5 Billion to U.S. Economy

Aug 23, 2013

U.S. Senator David Vitter, the ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, joined industry and Louisiana transportation officials

Concordia Maritime Management Change

Aug 23, 2013

Concordia Maritime´s president Hans Norén will leave the company at the end of the year. Norén said, “After ten years as president and 18 years in total with the company,

Naviera Contracts Damen for Two Fast Crew Suppliers

Aug 23, 2013

Juan Pablo Vega, president of Mexican offshore operator Naviera Integral, signed a contract for two Damen Fast Crew Suppliers 5009. With these vessels Naviera Integral

Dan-Bunkering Adds Staff in Dubai

Aug 23, 2013

The newly opened Dubai office of worldwide bunker trading company, A/S Dan-Bunkering Ltd., has been open for a few months, and according to the bunker trader has

Study Targets Economic Benefits of Ocean Observing

Aug 23, 2013

The U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) has awarded ERISS Corporation the funds to work with The Maritime Alliance on a study that will articulate the


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