Arthur Kill Oil Spill Response
A Unified Incident Command (UIC) comprised of the U.S. Coast Guard (with coordination from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency), the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP)…
Dubai Delegates Visit U.S. to Ease Ports Concern
According to reports, Dubai's royal family sent a delegation to the U.S. today to meet officials such as Senator Hillary Clinton to allay concerns about the emirate's purchase of six U.S.
Oscar Austin Provides Assistance to Fishing Vessel
The guided-missile destroyer USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79) located and assisted a distressed fishing vessel Feb. 14 while operating 140 nautical miles off the coast of Sicily in the Mediterranean Sea.
Australian Navy Patrol Boats Named In Dual Ceremony
Following the recent commissioning of HMAS Larrakia and Bathurst into Navy service, a dual Naming Ceremony for the fourth and fifth Armidale Class Patrol Boats to…
ILO – Maritime Labor Convention Status
The International Labor Organization (ILO) said that the new consolidated maritime labor convention is to be voted on at the Conference in Geneva on Thursday, February 23. source: HK Law
Neww Fees for Tug Services at Panama Canal
The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) announced that effective April 1, 2006, there will be rate increases for tug and linehandling services due to rising operating costs.
Canadian Ships to Join Training Exercise with U.S. Navy
Five Canadian warships left Halifax on Monday for a three-week training exercise with the U.S. navy, reports said. The flagship of the exercise will be HMCS Montreal…
Signal to Repair Boomtown Barge
Signal International, a company known for its work in repairing and renovating offshore drilling rigs, will be repair the hull of the Boomtown Casino barge. The barge…
Aker Yards to Build PSV for Island Offshore
Aker Yards has signed a contract with Island Offshore VIII KS, a company within the Island Offshore Group in Ulsteinvik, Norway, to deliver a UT 755 LN platform supply vessel.
Reagan Carrier Strike Group Enters U.S. 5th Fleet
U.S. The Navy’s newest aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), along with embarked Commander, Carrier Strike Group (CCSG) 7 and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 14 arrived in the U.S.
57 Missing After Ships Sink
At least 57 people are missing after two ships sank in high winds in the Taiwan Strait off southeast China, the state news agency said on Friday, according to a report on www.cbc.ca.
Cat Delivers 3412C Marine Genset as a Complete MCS-Certified Package
The 3412C marine genset from Caterpillar Marine Power Systems now arrives at shipyards as a complete MCS-certified package. Vessel builders receive the ready-to…
Seaway Pilots Train at MSI Newport
Saint Lawrence Seaway Pilots completed a High Speed Craft Bridge Resource Management course on Jan. 20 at MarineSafety's Newport Center. The course included a detailed…
Rolls-Royce Wins Orders
Color Line, Viking Line and Tallink have all specified Rolls-Royce CP propeller systems and tunnel thrusters for new vessels they have ordered to be be built in Finland.
Wheelabrator Group Announces New Ownership
Wheelabrator Group has announced new ownership. Mid Europa Partners (MEP), through its Emerging Europe Convergence Fund II, L.P. has completed the acquisition of…
Mitsubishi Launches Hatsu Smile
On February 4, 2006, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries’ Kobe shipyard launched Hatsu Smile, the fourth in a series of ten 7024TEU S-type container vessels that the shipbuilder…
IUMI 2006 Conference to Focus on Claim Reduction
Marine insurance claims are escalating. As a result, underwriters are adopting a much more active role in assessing the risks they are asked to cover in renewed efforts to reduce and control claims.
SSIC Completes Largest Vessel
The Saigon Shipbuilding Industry Company (SSIC) handed over Wednesday a 6,500 tonne freighter to the Saigon Shipping Company. The Saigon Queen, which cost $7.2 million…
Navy Budgets for Future Force
President Bush submitted his 2007 fiscal year (FY) budget request to Congress recently, which included the Navy's $127 billion budget proposal. The president's budget…
Navy Awards Raytheon $31.7M Contract
Raytheon Company has been awarded a $31 million contract from Naval Sea Systems Command for integrated combat control systems for the next five Virginia class submarines.