Sen. Breaux Seeks More Oil, Gas Revenue for Louisiana
Employees of Shell Exploration & Production who evacuated from New Orleans before Hurricane Katrina will come back to the city soon, according to a BizNewOrleans report.
Washington Senator Seeks to Increase Port Security
Washington Sen. Patty Murray is working to plug a hole in the nation's terrorism defenses that is very close to home, according to a Seattle Times report. Imported…
NASSCO Wins LSD/LPD Maintenance and Repair Contract
National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO) won a seven-year contract for the continuous maintenance and repair of four LSD-41/49 class ships and four LPD-4 class ships for the U.S. Navy.
Aker Kvaerner to Create New Jobs on Teesside
Aker Kvaerner Offshore Partner, headquartered in Aberdeen, is to open a satellite office in Stockton-on-Tees, UK. The office will be responsible for a range of upstream oil and gas projects…
Contract for New Z-Drive Harbor Tug
A contract for the Hector P., a new 4,200 hp Z-Drive harbor tug to be built by Orange Shipbuilding for South Puerto Rico Towing Corporation was signed last month.
Coast Guard Searches for Cruise Ship Passenger
Coast Guard rescue crews have been searching since Saturday afternoon for a 59-year-old-Canadian woman who possibly fell overboard yesterday from the cruise ship Jewel of the Sea off Nassau, Bahamas.
Navy's Plans Call for Smaller Ships
The Daily Press reports that a new Navy shipbuilding plan envisions a future fleet with one fewer aircraft carrier and six fewer attack submarines than exist today…
Gulf Among Top Superyacht Markets
According to reports, at the Middle East Money & Ships a Representative of Frankfurt's DVB Bank, said although the Gulf's SuperYacht industry is not yet fully developed…
California Releases Report on Ballast Sater Discharge Standards
The California State Lands Commission (SLC) released its Report on Performance Standards for Ballast Water Discharges in California Waters . The report and its accompanying…
Fireboat Would Boost Port Security for NH
The Union Leader reported that security at the Port of New Hampshire is expected to be enhanced by the acquisition of a boat, which would be used to fight maritime…
Arlington Tankers Enters Loan Agreement
Ltd. million loan agreement with The Royal Bank of Scotland plc. agreement provides for a five-year term loan facility. N.V. tankers from the Stena Group. in January 2006. drawdown.
This Day in Naval History - Dec. 13
1775 - The Continental Congress authorizes the building of 13 frigates. 1941 - Cmdr. William A. Sullivan designated the first supervisor of salvage, giving the supervisor an office in New York City.
New Chinese Shipbuilder Unveiled
A new, bigger shipbuilder was unveiled in Dalian recently, as part of the restructuring of the city's shipbuilding industry, ShanghaiDaily.com reported. Dalian Shipbuilding…
Pertamina to Procure 32 Oil Tankers
PT Pertamina will procure 32 oil tankers totaling more than 800,000 dwt for domestic oil shipments, according to a report on Antara News. The company`s president…
Singapore Launches Stealth Frigate
Singapore launched the Republic of Singapore Navy's (RSN) fifth stealth frigate, RSS Stalwart, from the Singapore Technologies Marine shipyard, according to a report on www.chinaview.cn.
China Oil Output to Exceed 200m Tons
China's annual oil output is expected to surpass 200 million tons in the 2010-2015 period, and the production capacity will last for at least 15 years, a senior…
Australian Customs Issues Addresses Maritime Surveillance
The Australian Minister for Customs issued a Media Release stating that the Australian Customs Service’s Annual Report has been tabled in Parliament. Among other things…
Chinese Maritime Industry to See Development
Reports indicate that China's maritime industry has been on a rapid growth path, according to sources from the 2005 China International Maritime Exhibition in Shanghai Friday.
NASSCO Awarded Multi-Ship Repair Contract
National Steel and Shipbuilding Company has been awarded a seven-year contract for the continuous maintenance and repair of four LSD-41/49 class ships and four LPD-4 class ships for the U.S. Navy.
Kuwait: $44bn to ‘Upgrade’ Oil Industry
Kuwait has earmarked more than $44 billion over the next 15 years to upgrade its oil industry and boost output to 4 million bpd, according to a report on www.gulf-times.com.