Navy Patrols Seas for Pirates
A U.S. Navy destroyer detained and boarded a suspected pirate ship in the Indian Ocean last month, aiming to see that terrorists do not lash up with pirates in the Asia-Pacific region.
Ships Suspected in Estonian Oil Spill
An investigation committee headed by the Estonian Central Criminal Police now suspects 15 vessels of the oil spill off the Estonia coast that resulted in death of thousands and aquatic birds.
Navy Goals Requires Bigger Funding
The Navy sent Congress a 30-year shipbuilding plan that would reverse the decline in the fleet and build it up from the current 285 ships to 315 in five years and…
ONGC Ready to Spend $15B on Acquisitions
Oil and Natural Gas Corp Ltd will invest $3 billion next year to raise domestic production and is ready to spend $15 billion on overseas acquisitions to feed India’s energy needs.
Interior Department Plans Drilling Expansion
The Department of the Interior proposed leasing drilling rights in waters south of the Florida Panhandle in the Gulf of Mexico in a new five-year drilling plan that…
Azura Names New CEO
Azura Energy Systems, Inc. (Azura) announced that Curtis D. Burton, 50, has been named the company's Chief Executive Officer. In this role, Burton will be responsible…
Review: Pacific Needs More Navy Presence
The Pentagon, in its strategic Quadrennial Defense Review, supports an increased Navy presence in the Pacific but gave few details on how this vision might take shape.
Indian Navy Spots Chinese Destroyer
The Indian Navy's reconnaissance aircraft and spy drones detected, tracked and photographed a new Chinese destroyer and a tanker traversing through the Indian Ocean region.
Some Argue for Port Security Enhancements
According to the Washington Times, the U.S. port industry is facing unprecedented challenges that should concern American consumers, as well as the president and Congress.
ILO Opens Conference, Maritime Session
ever forged regarding the world's shipowners, seafarers and maritime nations. The 10th maritime session of the International Labor Conference will run until Feb 23 in Geneva.
Port of Rotterdam Continues Success
In 2005, 370 million tons of cargo passed through the port of Rotterdam, 5% more than in 2004 and a new record. The volume of cargo leaving the port grew faster than that of cargo coming in…
Smit Intl. Earnings Up 40%
Smit International NV announced that net earnings for 2005 have risen by nearly 40% to EUR 38.3 million. Despite facing a heavier tax burden of 30% (up from 24% in 2004)…
Wärtsilä's Announces Executive Changes
Jaakko Eskola, 47, MSc (Eng.) has been appointed Group Vice President, Ship Power and a member of the Board of Management. Eskola joined Wärtsilä in 1998 as Managing…
Bid Solicitation for New Passenger Vessels
An invitation to bid on the construction of a new Passenger Only Ferry and a new Cargo / Passenger Ferry for Puerto Rico Maritime Transportation Administration (PRMTA) of Fajardo…
TOP Tankers Reports on M/T Flawless
TOP Tankers Inc the owner of the double hull 154,970 dwt M/T Flawless, announced that on January 23, 2006, the vessel reported a minor fuel oil overflow on the vessel's…
USS Ohio Rejoins Fleet
SILVERDALE, Wash. (NNS) -- The first of four Ohio-class Trident missile submarines being converted to carry guided missiles and Special Operations Forces (SOF) rejoined…
ACL Announces 4Q Results
American Commercial Lines Inc. announced results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2005. Net sales for the quarter were $236.2 million, a 31 percent…
Australia : Lifeboat Fatalities Caused by Severe Corrosion
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) issued the report of its investigation into the deaths of two crewmen and the injury of three more during a lifeboat…
Inland Waterways Users Board – Meeting
The Inland Waterways Users Board, sponsored by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, will meet in Alexandria, Virginia on February 22. Topics on the agenda include funding…
Crane Removes Containers to Aid Vessel
According to the reports, a container vessel APL Panama, stranded since Christmas Day off an Ensenada beach, now has its own jetty. Salvors commissioned the 500-ft.