Ships Collide; Thirteen Missing
Thirteen crew members of a South Korean fishing vessel were missing after the boat collided with a Malaysian freighter in the south sea, according to a Korea Times report.
Russian Navy to Receive New Ships, Subs
In 2006, the Russian navy will continue its renewal program for submarine and surface forces. The navy rearmament program stipulates construction of the new missiles strategic submarine…
Italian Ships Mobilized to Contain Oil
Italy’s Environment Ministry's fleet has been mobilized to recover the fuel and combustible oil of a cement ship that sunk outside La Spezia harbor, AGI reports.
Ninety North Korean Ships Granted Entry to Japan
Ninety North Korean vessels were granted certificates to enter Japanese ports in the eight months since a new law that bans entry of any ship without insurance took effect…
Navy to Increase Fleet by 32 Ships
The Navy wants to increase its fleet to 313 ships by 2020, reversing years of decline in naval shipbuilding and adding dozens of warships designed to defeat emerging adversaries…
VistaScape for Port of Wilmington
The Port of Wilmington, Del. deployed VistaScape's SiteIQ software to automate surveillance, enforce port security policy, and increase the effectiveness of its…
China Struggles to Find LNG for Terminal Projects
China will have a hard time acquiring enough LNG to feed its planned LNG terminals, according to a China Daily report. So far, Chinese companies have proposed building 16 LNG receiving terminals…
Woodside to Develop Pluto LNG Project
Woodside Petroleum Ltd agreed on key commercial terms with North Asian customers for the supply of liquefied natural gas from its 100 percent-owned Pluto gas field in Western Australia, AFX reports.
Coast Guard Delivers Cutter to Alameda County
California’s Alameda County Sheriff's Office has added an 85 ft. cutter with twin .50-caliber machine guns to its growing fleet, which now numbers four vessels, according to an AP report. The U.S.
Navy Confirms USS George Washington’s Move to Japan
The U.S. Navy announced that the USS George Washington will replace the USS Kitty Hawk as the forward deployed aircraft carrier in the western Pacific, according to a Stars & Stripes report.
Exxon Mobil Signs EPSA to Explore Offshore Libya
Exxon Mobil Corporation announced that its subsidiary, ExxonMobil Libya Limited, has signed an Exploration and Production Sharing Agreement (EPSA) with Libya's National…
Gulf Maritime 2006 Attracts 180 Exhibitors
According to a Trade Arabia report, more than 180 leading marine companies from 28 countries will participate in the fourth edition of Gulf Maritime to be held at Expo Centre Sharjah from April 24-26…
Madagascar Shipbuilder Debuts Streamlined Ferry
A small shipbuilding firm based on an island nation off the coast of Madagascar expects to launch its first boat in April, and the firm's Harwinton-based U.S. agent has placed its first order…
CNOOC Reports Successful Oil Production From Field
China National Offshore Oil Company Limited (CNOOC) announced that its independent oil field in the Eastern South China Sea has come on stream successfully, according to a China View report.
ASA Confers With Chinese Colleagues
The American Salvage Association (ASA) met last week with eight representatives from the Bureau of Salvage and Rescue, China Ministry of Transportation, as well as other related groups from China…
Northrop Grumman's Stewart Honored with Achievement Award
Women in Business achievement award from Inside Business for her demonstrated leadership, professional accomplishment and her commitment to the community. In her current position…
ExxonMobil Receives Washington State Exceptional Compliance Award
Exxon Mobil Corporation announced that its U.S. marine transportation affiliate, SeaRiver Maritime, Inc., has been recognized by the Washington State Department…
Rowan Announces Construction of New Rigs
Rowan Companies, Inc. announced plans for the construction of two jack-up rigs to add to its offshore fleet. The rigs will be a new design called the LeTourneau 240C.
Port of Wilmington Installs Surveillance System
Port of Wilmington, Del. has deployed VistaScape's SiteIQ software to automate surveillance, enforce port security policy, and increase the effectiveness of its…
Coastal Patrol Boat to be Commissioned in Mississippi
A U. S. Navy 179-ft. Cyclone class patrol boat is scheduled to be formally commissioned as a Coast Guard cutter during a ceremony in their new homeport of Naval Station Pascagoula.