Hospital Ship Comfort Arrives in New Orleans
From U.S. The U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) arrived here Sept. 28 at the request of the Department of Health and Human…
Witte Elected VP of ISU
International Salvage Union members meeting in Seattle during late September for the ISU’s 51st General Meeting elected Arnold Witte, CEO of US salvor Donjon Marine, as Vice-President.
CP Ships Focuses on U.S.
CP Ships yesterday re-flagged the 3200 teu CP Yucatan to US flag and changed its name to CP Yosemite in recognition of the ship's enrolment in the US government's…
Northrop Grumman Wins Brazilian Navy Deal
Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) won a contract from the Brazilian Navy to upgrade the primary navigation systems on its combat ships with new-generation…
Crowley to Acquire Titan Maritime
Crowley Maritime Corporation Chairman, President and CEO Tom Crowley Jr. announced last night at the International Salvage Union's annual dinner that Crowley has…
Denial of Petition to Re-Route Ships
The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) issued a Notice stating that it denied the petition submitted by various environmental advocacy groups requesting that…
Hurricane Rita Waterways Update
The U.S. Coast Guard issued a Press Release updating the status of waterways affected by Hurricane Rita. The port of Freeport is open for all vessel traffic. The…
Blohm + Voss Gets QM2 Repair Contract
Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 will arrive in Hamburg at Blohm + Voss Repair GmbH on November 8 for maintenance and repair work. The Queen Mary 2, which was built in 2003…
Wärtsilä and MHI to Form Alliance
Wärtsilä Corporation and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd (MHI) have signed an agreement for an alliance in the field of two-stroke diesel engines. The two companies…
Electric Boat Awarded $6M Contract
The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $5.9 million contract modification to perform maintenance, repairs and alterations on the USS Augusta (SSN-710).
V.Ships Appoints Trivedi to Head V.Ships Agency
V.Ships has appointed Rishi K. Trivedi as Group Managing Director of the Marine Services Division’s worldwide agency business - V.Ships Agency. The move follows…
Coast Guard issues New Mariner Certification Form
The Coast Guard began issuing a newly revised U.S. STCW Endorsement, Form CG-5611 (Rev. 01-05), yesterday to qualified licensed and unlicensed merchant mariners. Over 59,000 U.S.
USACE Issues Navigation Bulletin
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued a Navigation Bulletin stating that the contract dredge Tom James is working in the vicinity of the Old River Lock until approximately October 1.
Waterways to Reopen after Rita
The U.S. Coast Guard announced that the Houston Ship Channel is open to vessels of less than 35 ft., daylight transit only. The Freeport Ship Channel is open to vessels of less than 40 ft.
Bush, Allen Visit Katrina Staging Site
President George W. Bush and Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen visit Coast Guard and Joint Task Force personnel at a Hurricane Katrina staging site in Lake Charles, La. U.S.
World Maritime Day Celebrates International Shipping
Today marks the 28th celebration of World Maritime Day, the annual occasion when the International Maritime Organization (IMO) leads the world in honoring shipping.
Noble Corp. Reports Rig Damage
prior to the storm's arrival and that all the company's units in the U.S. of Mexico have been secured. from their mooring lines as Hurricane Rita passed. system…
Taking Stock in the Wake of Rita
Five refineries in Texas and Louisiana suffered significant damage from Hurricane Rita over the weekend and at least two of them will take weeks to come back on line, Reuters reported. U.S.
Taiwan Invites Stake in China Shipbuilding
The Taiwan Government is inviting bids for a majority stake in China Shipbuilding Corp, the island’s biggest shipbuilder, to help the company become more competitive…
Jones Act Waiver to Continue
In the aftermath of hurricane’s Katrina and Rita, and in an effort to help alleviate energy supply disruptions, the President announced the following measures would be taken or continued.