Shipbuilding Plan Features a Bigger Fleet
Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Mullen submitted his long-range shipbuilding plan to Congress Feb. 7, designed to grow the fleet to about 313 ships – up from 281 today.
West Asia Maritime Strikes Bareboat Charter Deal
According to reports, Chennai-based shipping company, West Asia Maritime Ltd. (WAM), has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for taking a bulk carrier from Mitsui & Co.
Yunta Promoted to GM at Crowley
Crowley Maritime Corporation announced today that Nelly Yunta has been promoted to general manager Dominican Republic/Haiti for the company's liner services group.
Luquette Tapped as President of Chevron North America Exploration & Production
Chevron Corporation said that Raymond I. Wilcox, president of Chevron North America Exploration and Production Co., will retire from the company on March 31, 2006…
Coat Guard Responds to Oil Spill
The Coast Guard is responding to an oil spill at the Chevron Perth Amboy facility, in Perth Amboy, N.J., that was reported yesterday, February 13. The spill occurred…
Man Convicted of Scuttling Boat
The U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California stated that a man was convicted six federal charges related to the scuttling of his boat in the port of Los Angeles in 2005.
IMO Offers Support After ferry Accident
On his return from a one-day trip to Cairo in the aftermath of the tragic loss of the ferry al-Salam Boccaccio 98, IMO Secretary General Efthimios E. Mitropoulos…
Kirby Marine Orders New Towboats
Kirby Marine has 241 active towboats and 887 active tank barges with a total capacity of 16.4 million barrels. The company’s ongoing repower program that has seen…
General Maritime to Sell Tankers
General Maritime Corp said it would sell nine OBO Aframax tankers to Tanker Pacific for $247.5 million to fund its paying down of debt and other corporate purposes.
New Catamaran from Seascape Marine
Seascape Marine Builders, an affiliate of Seaforth Marine Group, both of Maple Ridge, has almost finished its 72-foot, jet-powered catamaran, titled appropriately…
House Panel Passes Gas Exploration Bill
A proposed state energy bill that supports oil and natural gas exploration off the Virginia coast was approved by a House subcommittee, lending more momentum to…
J. Ray McDermott Wins Two Contracts
McDermott Arabia Company Ltd. a subsidiary of J. Ray McDermott, S.A., has been awarded two turnkey contracts by Al-Khafji Joint Operations (KJO), to provide engineering…
S.F. Cruise Ship Industry Growing
San Francisco’s cruise ship industry is booming. After years of declining business, the dry dock’s return to financial health means blue-collar jobs growth, tourist spending by visiting crews…
CNO Delivers Plan to Congress
Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Mullen submitted his long-range shipbuilding plan to Congress, designed to grow the fleet to about 313 ships – up from 281 today.
Chinese Govt. to Take Over Private Firms
The Chinese government will take over from private companies the pilot ships on certain waterways, Xihua reported. New pilot stations will be set up under local port authorities.
Exxon, Shell Lose Nigerian Field Access
Chevron Corp. and Exxon Mobil lost an auction for Nigeria's most promising oil and gas fields last year to companies controlled by South Korea. In Venezuela, Royal…
Indian Shipbuilders See Profits
Increased spending on offshore exploration & production (E&P) of oil and gas has increased order-book positions of Indian shipbuilders. ABG Shipyard has an order backlog of Rs 1…
LNG Terminal Proposal Debated
Since hurricanes Katrina and Rita slammed the Gulf Coast nearly five months ago, the region has lost more than 610 billion cubic feet of natural gas production.
Cruise Ship Breaks Free from Moorings
Coast Guard Lt. Ronald Fogan and Petty Officer 2nd Class Josh Hobson review the voyage data recorder of the cruise ship Ecstasy, while some of the ship’s officers look on.
Oil Spill Prevention Act of 2005 Introduced
Representative Inslee (D-WA) introduced the Oil Spill Prevention Act of 2005 (H.R. 4724) to establish requirements with respect to the transfer of oil to or from an onshore or offshore facility…