SeaMobile, Oceania Cruises Sign Agreement
SeaMobile Inc. has signed an agreement with Oceania Cruises to provide communication solutions for its guests throughout the world. The first ship in the Oceania…
China Unveils 15-year Plan
China announced its 15-year plan to invest in technologies ranging from genetics to energy-efficient cars in an effort to spur economic growth and improve environmental protection.
Wärtsilä Acquires Business of Singaporean Total Automation
Wärtsilä Corporation acquires the entire business of Total Automation Ltd, a Singapore-based public marine automation company, and all Total Automation's shares…
Aker Kvaerner Awarded Drilling Equipment Contract
Aker Kvaerner has signed a contract with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. Ltd in South Korea for delivery of drilling systems for two semi-submersible drilling rigs ordered by SeaDrill.
Navy Leaders Budget for Future Force
President Bush submitted his 2007 fiscal year (FY) budget request to Congress Feb. 6, which included the Navy’s $127 billion budget proposal. The President’s budget…
USCG – Guidelines for Vessels Operating in High Risk Waters
The U.S. Coast Guard announced the availability of Maritime Security (MARSEC) Directive 104-06 providing guidelines for U.S. vessels operating in high risk waters.
Internet Equipment Ruled Essential Part of Cruise Ship
In an unpublished decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ruled that internet communications equipment is an essential part of a cruise ship…
Matson to Convert Containership
Matson Navigation Company, Inc. (Matson) has begun the first conversion of one of its C-9 containerships, MV Mokihana, to a combination roll-on/roll-off (ro-ro)…
Schelde Standardizes on UGS PDM
UGS Corp. solution. displaced, and SSA Baan. engineering data. the design and construction of Naval surface vessels. products to foreign countries. Feadship. processes with knowledge.
General Maritime to Sell Nine Tankers
tankers en bloc to Tanker Pacific for $247.5 million. realize a net gain of $16.6 million from the sale. may consider. June 2006. the average age of General Maritime's…
IBM , Dassault Systems Collaborate on Platform Design
IBM and Dassault Systems announced that PLM solutions from IBM and Dassault Systems are driving a multi-national collaborative global design and manufacturing oil…
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.