This Day in Naval History - Jan. 23

Wednesday, January 23, 2008
From the Navy News Service 1960 - The Bathyscaph Trieste descends to the deepest part of the ocean -- the Marianas Trench. 1968 - USS Pueblo (AGER 2) is seized by North Korean forces in the Sea of Japan. 1991 - Navy A-6 Intruders sink an Iraqi tanker and accompanying hovercraft that were monitoring allied air activity over the northern Persian Gulf.

Contracts

Austal Dives into Loss

Australia’s largest shipbuilder Austal posted a full year loss of $84.28 million because a program to build war ships for the US Navy took longer than expected.

Russian Shipbuilder Signs $1 bln Oil Rigs Contract with Iran

Russian shipbuilder Krasnye Barrikady and Iran's Tasdid Offshore Development Company (TODC)  have signed a deal worth $1 billion to build five offshore drilling

BP, ExxonMobil, ConocoPhillips 'Quit' Alaska LNG Project

BP, Conoco Phillips, and Exxon Mobil said that the 65-billion dollar megaproject would be too unprofitable for them to move into the next phase of development.

 
 
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