Russian Navy Plans Expansion
The Russian Navy plans to build 20 new frigates over the next 15-20 years. The Navy plans to build a large series of these ships, at least 20 and at least five ships for each fleet [Black Sea…
More Big Tankers, Lower Profits?
The abundance of big tankers, the very large crude carriers (VLCCs) of some 300,000 deadweight tons, makes several analysts express reservations about the projected revenues of the category this year.
U.S. Execs to Discuss Cuban Oil Reserves
In the two years since oil reservoirs were discovered off Cuba's coast, Canadian, Chinese, Indian and Norwegian companies have lined up to explore the potentially lucrative Caribbean waters. U.S.
Iran and China Agree on Joint Oil Exploration
Iran's North Drilling Company (NDC) and the Hong Kong-registered China Oilfield Services Ltd. signed an oil-exploration agreement for management, repair, and maintenance…
Gov: No Offshore Signoffs Without Royalty Share
Louisiana’s governor warned that the state would not support future offshore lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico unless Louisiana gets a share of the federal royalties generated by oil production there.
Pirate Attacks at its Lowest Since 1999
According to the Hartford Courant, pirate attacks on ships fell last year to their lowest since 1999 as incidents declined off Indonesia, the world's most dangerous area for piracy.
Sailors Safe After Ship Collision
Sailors were rescued off the English Channel in the United Kingdom after a chemical tanker collided with another vessel at dawn, the Manila Standard Today reported.
Naval Ships Rescue 114 in Indonesia
Naval vessels rescued more than 100 people after a packed ferry sank in heavy seas off Indonesia, but dozens could still be missing, the Edinburgh Evening News reported.
Super Yachts to Bring Profits to Miami
According to Miami Today, Miami is poised to become the next destination for those who sail - and those who follow – super yachts, the size of small cruise ships and staffed by up to 50-person crews.
Maritime Art Sales Hit Record at Christie’s
Sample of Montague Dawson’s work. Today's Maritime sale at Christie's New York totaled $3,361,680, achieving the highest ever total for a Maritime sale at Christie's.
New Cruise Ship Delivered to HAL
Holland America Line took delivery ms Noordam from Fincantieri-Cantieri Navali Italiani S.p.A. at a special ceremony in Venice, Italy. The Noordam will depart Venice on Friday…
Panama Canal Receives ISO 9001 Certifications
The Panama Canal Authority stated that its Industrial Shipyard Division and its Electrical & Aqueduct Division received ISO 9001:2000 certifications based on audits…
Court Rules on Salvage v. Finds
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled that the law of salvage rather than the law of finds applies to the on-going work related to the wreck of the RMS TITANIC.
Navy Ship Provides Assistance to Disabled Cargo Ship
A Landing Craft Utility (LCU) 1661, assigned to Assault Craft Unit Two (ACU-2) approaches the port beam of the distressed motor vessel Al Manara as a MH-60S Seahawk helicopter pass overhead.
Carnival Names New Ship
Carnival Splendor is the name Carnival Cruise Lines has chosen for its new 112,000-ton cruise ship scheduled to enter service in spring 2008. Representing a new class of ship for the line…
Triple-Engine Tug From Rodriguez
In mid-January Rodriguez Boat Builders Inc. of Bayou LaBatre Alabama installed three Cummins KTA38 M0 diesels in the finished hull of a new 90 by 32-foot tug for Hughie L. Cheramie, Inc.
This Day in Naval History - Feb. 02
1800 - USS Constellation, commanded by Capt. Thomas Truxtun, captures French vessel la Vengeance. 1862 - USS Hartford, commanded by Capt. David G. Farragut, departs…
U.S. Public Port Development Expenditure Report
The Maritime Administration (MarAd) released the latest version of its U.S. Public Port Development Expenditure Report. The report, which relies on voluntary reporting by U.S.
Horizon Offshore Announces Pemex Contract
Horizon Offshore, Inc. S. de R.L. de C.V. and Horizon Offshore Contractors, Inc. Package 'J' pipelines of the KU-MALOOB-ZAAP project offshore Mexico. Bay of Campeche.
Consilium Wins S-VDR Contract
The A.P. Moller - Maersk Group has awarded Consilium Navigation AB, in partnership with Hans Buch A/S, a contract to supply its fleet with Simplified Voyage Data…