Cutter Commissioned in RI
The Coast Guard Cutter Tiger Shark, an 87-ft. coastal patrol boat, was commissioned by Rear Adm. David Pekoske, Coast Guard First District commander, in a ceremony…
Navy to Commission New Guided-Missile Destroyer Halsey
The Navy will commission the newest Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, Halsey (DDG 97), July 30 during an 11 a.m. PDT ceremony at Pier J, Naval Air Station Coronado, Calif. Sen.
MarAd Awards Contracts for Scrapping of TwoOships
The U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) issued a News Release stating that it awarded contracts for removal and scrapping of two obsolete ships from the James River Reserve Fleet.
Coast Guard Admiral Testifies on Chemical Facility Security
Coast Guard Director of Port Security, Rear Adm. Craig E. Bone, testified today on chemical facility security before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.
Rickmers-Linie Expands Heavy Lift Fleet
"A plan of Rickmers four multipurpose heavy lift vessels on order from the SADRA Shipyard in Busheher. Rickmers-Linie, the Hamburg based global breakbulk, heavy lift and project specialist…
Continued Success for WW
Continued progress characterized results for Wilh. Wilhelmsen ASA (WW) in the first half of 2005. The group has never delivered such high quarterly figures, including…
APL Introduces RFID
APL - the global container shipping line - introduced active RFID technology to its Southern California marine terminal in an important innovation that will speed up cargo container processing.
Schwarzenegger Announces $5M Port Security Grant
Governor Schwarzenegger joins Admiral Kevin J. Eldridge, USCG, Commander, Eleventh Coast Guard District and Matt Bettenhausen, Director, Office of Homeland Security…
Shell Makes Two Discoveries in Nigeria
Shell Nigeria Ultra Deep Limited and Shell Nigeria Exploration Properties Alpha Limited, companies of the Shell Group, announced they have made discoveries in two 'Big Cat prospects'.
Intermarine Launches Italian Fast Patrol Boat
On July 28, 2005, Rodriquez’s Intermarine shipyard in Sarzana launched the Bigliani Class VI Series Fast Patrol Boat G124 Cavatorto. The G124 Cavatorto will be formally…
MarAd Announces New RRF Contracts
A Department of Transportation program that helps supply U.S. military forces in the combat theater will continue supporting the Department of Defense and other U.S.
Case re Vessel Hull Design Registration
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ruled that a vessel hull design that merely corrects a mistake in an earlier design is not substantial. In the instant case…
Washington: We Need More Spill Response Vessels
Shipping companies and oil-handling facilities should take immediate steps to increase the number of boats available to respond to oil spills in Puget Sound and along Washington's coast…
Near Miss in New Zealand
The New Zealand Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC) issued a report of the near grounding of the ferry ARATERE on September 29, 2004. The ferry was entering Tory Channel…
Keppel FELS Wins $130M Rig Order
Inking the deal for the second Gulf Drilling rig: (From left) Mr Nobuo Makabe, Deputy Managing Director/General Manager of Gulf Drilling International; Mr Yousif Rashid Al Khater…
Two Ships to Leave James River Fleet
International Shipbreaking Limited (ISL) of Brownsville, TX, was awarded contracts for removing two ships from the James River Reserve Fleet at Fort Eustis, VA, the U.S.
OSG Appoints Mozdean
Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. announced the appointment of Robert R. Mozdean, Esq. to lead its global human resources function, a newly created role that reports to Morten Arntzen…
Exmar Profits from LPG, LNG
During the first six months the LPG fleet contributed $19.7 million to the operating result (EBIT) (compared to $12.3 million for the first six months in 2004).
New HazMat Rules
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) is amending the Hazardous Materials Transportation Regulations (HMTR) to add a definition for “person who offers or offeror”.
This Day in Naval History - July 28
1915 - Sailors and Marines land in Haiti to restore order. 1916 - Navy establishes a Code and Signal Section which initially worked against German ciphers and tested…