Hearing to Discuss NOAA Budget
On February 16, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation will conduct a hearing on the FY2007 budget for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Hyundai Heavy to Import Chinese Steel Plates
According to reports, Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd., has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Baoshan Iron & Steel Co., Ltd. to import wide and heavy plates for shipbuilding.
Aker Yards to Build PSV
Aker Yards has confirmed an optional agreement with Siem Offshore Inc for the building of two Platform Supply Vessels. The value of the contract is approximately NOK 275 million.
Tank Barge Damages Marina in Port of Memphis
On Saturday night the Coast Guard Command Center in Memphis was notified by the towing vessel A. DEAN HEASLEY that one of the two barges they were towing had struck the Riverside Park Marina.
New Zealand's New Navy Vessel Ready for SeaTrials
The first vessel in the New Zealand government's $500 million navy upgrade has come off its slipway in a Dutch shipbuilding yard. It will be used to carry troops and cargo…
West Asia Maritime to Get Cargo Vessel
According to reports, Chennai-based shipping company West Asia Maritime Limited has signed an MOU with Japanese shipbuilding major Mitsui for constructing a huge cargo vessel on contract for 12 years…
Xtreme Gets $1M Order From Wayton Marine
Xtreme Companies, Inc. announced the receipt of a $1 million order from Texas-based Wayton Marine International. The purchase order is for 10 Challenger Z-Series boats.
UltraStrip Signs Agreement with BAE Systems
UltraStrip Systems, Inc. services. removal services to the shipyard's customers, including U.S. tankers, cruise ships, bulk carriers, and container ships. Repair…
Fairweather Out With Engine Problems
until mid-April due to a problem with all four of its MTU diesel engines. said Captain John Falvey, AMHS General Manager. The MTU diesels are manufactured in Germany and use an aluminum block. down.
Wärtsilä Acquires Total Automation Ltd.
Wärtsilä Corporation acquired the entire business of Total Automation Ltd., a Singapore-based public marine automation company, and all Total Automation's shares…
Repsol YPF Eyes LNG Joint Venture
Repsol YPF SA is studying the creation of a joint venture with Tambeyneftgaz and Anadarko for a liquified natural gas (LNG) project in the Yamal Peninsula. The project…
BP to buy Nigerian LNG
Oil major BP Plc has agreed to buy liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the new Brass project in Nigeria to help meet growing demand in the U.K. and the U.S. The deal…
Questions Remain after Ferry Disaster
The European Maritime Safety Agency has questioned Rina, the Italian shipping organization that certified the Egyptian ferry that sank with the loss of almost 1,000 lives.
Malacca Straits Remains on At-Risk List
The Joint War Committee (JWC) of Lloyd's Market Association announced that the Malacca Straits would remain on its list of areas at risk from terrorism and other related perils.
Carville Job Corps Academy Obtains Certification
Rig pass certification was established several years ago by the International Drilling Contractors Association (IADC) as a minimum safety training program for personnel…
Offshore Projects Utilize PLM
IBM and Dassault Systemes (DS) announced that PLM solutions from IBM and Dassault Systemes are driving a multi-national collaborative global design and manufacturing…
Shipbuilders Demand Lower Steel Prices
South Korean shipbuilders are asking Japanese steelmakers to reduce their steel plate prices, Asia Times Online reported. The price of imported Japanese steel plates…
Tanker Incident Raises Concerns
Concerns about pollution from disabled tankers anchored in Kachemak Bay is generating pressure for greater tanker safety measures in Cook Inlet after a cracked oil tanker…
Cargo Ship Blocks Suez Canal
A 93,000-ton cargo ship blocked the Suez Canal, stopping all transit of the waterway between the Mediterranean and the Red Sea. The Hong Kong-flagged Okal King Dor…
Jetty on APL Panama
The container vessel APL Panama, stranded since Christmas Day off an Ensenada beach, now has its own jetty. Salvors commissioned the 500-foot rock-and-sand ramp…