MarAd Sells Two Reserve Fleet Ships for Recycling
The Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MarAd) has sold two obsolete vessels in its Beaumont Reserve Fleet for recycling. Southern Scrap Material Company…
Stellar Marine Secures Order From BC Ferries
Stellar Marine has entered into an agreement with BC Ferries to begin the installation of ESP 1000 speed pilots on the major vessels of its fleet, following the…
Yount Honored as 2006 Maritime Person of the Year
George R. Yount, sector vice president of ship construction for Northrop Grumman's Ship Systems sector, was honored by the U.S. Port of New Orleans Propeller Club…
Hearing on USCG Budget Request
On June 15, the Subcommittee on Fisheries and Coast Guard of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation will conduct a hearing on the Administration’s…
CBP – Vessel APIS Guide
The US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued its Advance Passenger Information System (APIS) Guide for Vessels. APIS manifests are required to be submitted…
TEN Announces Delivery of Tankers
Navigation Ltd. and Hyundai Mipo Dockyard, respectively. voyage carrying naptha. entity for a minimum rate that exceeds the vessel's all-in breakeven rate. specified level above the minimum.
Cutter Returns to Portsmouth, Va. After Patrol
The Coast Guard Cutter Bear will return to its homeport of Portsmouth after a 62-day patrol in the southern Caribbean. While underway, the crew conducted excercises…
Israel Navy to Participate in NATO Exercise
Eight ships belonging to the NATO southern forces docked at the Haifa port as part of the NATO Mediterranean dialog program. The ships will be the guests of the Israeli Navy from May 29-June 4.
Coast Guard Sector Baltimore Change of Command
Capt. Brian D. Kelley will assume command of Coast Guard Sector Baltimore on Friday at the Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore. Capt. Kelley will relieve Capt. Curtis A.
Sevmash Shipyard Starts Second Oceanic Megayacht
The construction of the second oceanic megayacht of the A1331 class started at the Sevmash shipyard in Severodvinsk on Tuesday, according to sources. The construction…
Celebrity Completes Refurb
Celebrity Cruises Line's Century sets sail following a $55m makeover that began just five weeks ago. Designed to incorporate a variety of Celebrity's Millennium-class attributes…
Coast Guard Responds to Spill
Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Tim J. Haibach of Coast Guard Sector Boston responds to a number-six oil spill today in the Mystic River at the Exxon Mobil facility in Everett, Mass.
Iranian-Built Cargo Vessels to be Launched
The second and third Iranian-made cargo vessels will be launched at the port of Khorramshahr today, the Persian service of ISNA reported. Constructed at the Arvandan…
NCL Corporation Sells Norwegian Crown
NCL Corporation announced last week that its parent company, Star Cruises, has agreed to sell Norwegian Crown to Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Pte. Ltd., Singapore effective August 2006.
UK Cruise Ship Detained
Last week, the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) stated that a cruise ship has been detained after a severe viral infection affected some passengers and crew. Source: HK Law
IMO- Fire Regulations for Balconies Agreed
The IMO issued a release discussing recent developments relating to the strengthening of fire protection arrangements in relation to cabin balconies on passenger vessels.
Oregon settles with owners of New Carissa
The Oregon Department of State Lands (DSL) reached a settlement with the owners of the wood chip carrier NEW CARISSA regarding removal of the wreckage. The owners have agreed to pay $22.1m…
New Route Between Malta and Italy
According to reports, a new maritime link between Malta and Italy has been established, as the Grimaldi group of companies has announced it will be operating a new…
Bill Introduced re DHS Appropriations
Representative Rogers (R-KY) introduced the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2007 (H.R. 5441) making appropriations for the Department of Homeland…
Wärtsilä to Power New Tallink Cruise Ferry
Wärtsilä Corporation was awarded a repeat order in February 2006 for main and auxiliary engines for the fourth new cruise ferry for the Estonian ferry company Tallink Grupp AS.