Hurricane Katrina: Waterway Status
The U.S. Coast Guard issued updates on the status of waterways impacted by Hurricane Katrina. Panama City is open to vessels with a draft of 34 feet or less. Pensacola…
George G. Sharp Wins Contract
George G. NAVSEA Inactive Ships On-Site Maintenance Office (NISMO) in Philadelphia Pa. exercised, bring the total estimated contract value to $52,277,547. performed in Philadelphia, Pa.
Red Funnel Records Good Summer
Red Funnel has enjoyed a very successful August this year with growth in market share on the Southampton – East Cowes route. Figures show that Red Funnel has outperformed…
IBIA calls for Clarification
with the timing of the SECAs introduced under Marpol Annex VI. help to spread confusion. sulphur content in marine fuel oil. 2005. oil burned on board ships must not exceed 1.5%.
EU Agrees to Delivery Extension for Tankers
The European Commission has decided to , allow an extension of the delivery date for two product/chemical tankers built at Estaleiros Navais de Viana do Castelo…
Bender wins ATB Contract
Bender Shipbuilding & Repair Co. Inc. will build three tug barges worth $232.5 million for Maritrans Inc. Each articulated tug barge unit, a powerful 12,000-hp workboat…
Cruise Ship Shelter Plan Dropped
According to a published report in the Galveston County Daily News, federal officials have abandoned plans to house more than 4,000 Hurricane Katrina survivors on luxury liners in Galveston…
Seacor Annonces Executive changes
SEACOR Holdings Inc. Environmental Services Inc. position of Chief Financial Officer for SEACOR. Vice President and General Counsel, will become Corporate Secretary.
Crowley-Managed MARAD Ship Headed to New Orleans
support ship SS Wright has been activated by the U.S. brought about by Hurricane Katrina. aviation logistics ships that supports U.S. aircraft. ready to deploy to a contingency operation worldwide.
SNAME Houston Conference Unaffected by Hurricane
are intact at the George R. Hilton Americas Hotel-Houston. these facilities. OUR 2005 SMTC&E and SPS IN HOUSTON IS A GO!
GOM Oil Industry Starts Comeback
Following a nearly complete shutdown of the oil and gas business in the Gulf of Mexico in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, signs indicate a comeback is starting, slow but steady.
Sealift Command Charters Cruise Ships to House Evacuees
WASHINGTON – Along with thousands of active-duty and National Guard troops, several commercial passenger ships are also reporting to duty to support hurricane-relief efforts along the Gulf Coast, U.S.
Hurricane Katrina – Mobile AOR
The U.S. Coast Guard issued (via NGA) a Marine Safety Information Bulletin (MSIB) providing updated information on the conditions of waterways within the Captain…
This Day in Naval History - Sept. 8
1923 - In disaster at Point Honda, Calif., seven destroyers run aground through faulty navigation. 1939 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaims a limited national…
Military Support in Katrina's Wake
Almost 60,000 U.S. service members are aiding in rescue and recovery efforts in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida, Defense Department officials said Sept.
RailPower/OTB Supply and Licensing Agreement
RailPower Technologies Corp. and Ocean Tug & Barge Engineering Corp. a supply and licensing agreement, in which RailPower will license its technologies to OTB for marine applications and…
Green Reefers Invests in Polish Terminal
Green Reefers ASA increased its share in the Polish terminal Euro Terminal Sp.z.o.o.; formerly Odraport. An agreement has been reached to acquire Frax AS' 6 percent shares in Odra Industries ASA…
LR Debuts Container Ship Focus
Lloyd’s Register (LR) has published the first issue of Container Ship Focus magazine. The publication contains 12 pages of information and news relevant to the container ship sector.
Crowley Acquires Alaska Fuel Distribution Businesses
Crowley acquired the Alaska-based fuel distribution business of Northland Fuel, LLC. The purchase consists of the assets of Yukon Fuel Company, Northland Vessel…
DHS: Limited Waiver of Coastwise Trade Restrictions
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published the temporary waiver of compliance with coastwise trade restrictions to assist in the recovery from the effects of Hurricane Katrina.