GlobalSantaFe Updates Rig Status
GlobalSantaFe provided a preliminary estimate for the expected start of operations for its four offshore drilling rigs damaged by Hurricane Katrina. Most of the…
Langh Wins Maritime Safety Prize
Finnish Minister of Transport and Communications Leena Luhtanen will present the maritime safety prize to staff representatives of the Langh Ship shipping company onboard the icebreaker Sisu.
Bender Wins ATB Contract
Bender Shipbuilding & Repair Co., Inc signed a contract with Maritrans Inc. to build three new articulated tug-barge units, each having a carrying capacity of 335,000 barrels.
Cincinnati Electronics Wins Navy Contract
L-3 Communications said its Cincinnati Electronics (L-3 CE) subsidiary will provide the U.S. Navy's Sea Fighter FSF-1 (Sea Fighter) with its Night Conqueror thermal imager.
Wärtsilä Power for New Zealand Project Protector
The offshore patrol vessels to be built by Tenix Defence Pty Ltd for the New Zealand Navy will be equipped with Wärtsilä propulsion systems. Wärtsilä won contracts…
Entire Ship Crew Treated for Food Poisoning
A doctor and a nurse were last night treating 24 foreign crewmen with suspected food poisoning on board a cargo ship off the Western Isles, the U.K. Maritime & Coastguard Agency reported.
California Cruise Traffic Up Sharply
Cruise traffic through California ports has grown 80 percent in the past two years, according to new figures released today by the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD).
U.S., Canada Collaborate on Inland Waterway Security
On September 12th, 2005, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and United States Coast Guard (USCG) began a two-week pilot project to enhance inland marine border security.
DHS Announces $141M in Port Security Grants
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced $141,969,967.61 in the fifth round of awards under the Port Security Grant Program (PSGP). The FY 2005 PSGP fortifies…
Houston Port Gets Most Security Money
The Port of Houston got the biggest chunk of nearly $142 million in the fifth round of port security grants awarded to 36 U.S. ports by the U.S. The Houston port…
Tanker Phase-out, Orderbook Size Profiles Differ
The size distribution of tankers 5,000-80,000 dwt to be phased out of the oil trades according to MARPOL 13G is quite different from the size distribution of the orderbook…
Damen Delivers two Multi Cats
Following delivery by Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld of two shallow draft Multi Cats 1908 to Coastal Shipping, these versatile workboats were named by Miss Marina van Oord and Mrs.
This Day in Naval History - Sept. 14
1899 - Gunboat Concord and monitor Monterey capture two insurgent schooners at Aparri, Philippine Islands. 1939 - Atlantic Squadron Neutrality Patrol ships deploy. 1976 - USS John F.