MarAd Seeks to Designate Ships for Relief
According to reports, the U.S. Maritime Administration (MarAd) is seeking to designate one or more vessels as relief ships for rescue operations during disasters.
Coast Guard to Hold Change of Command
The Coast Guard Cutter Tornado will welcome its new Commanding Officer during a change-of-command ceremony at the Naval Station in Pascagoula, Miss. on Fridayy. Lt. Cmdr. Robert J. Landolfi Jr.
Oil Spill Cleanup Continues on Calcasieu Ship Channel
The Coast Guard opened the Intracoastal Waterway at Calcasieu River to all commercial traffic. The ICW remains closed to recreational traffic from the Calcasieu Lock to mile marker 242.
U.S., Thai Navies Conduct Live-Fire Practice at Sea
A ship-deployed surface target (SDST) was launched from USS Tortuga (LSD 46) during a gunnery exercise with the Royal Thai Navy (RTN) June 23, in the Gulf of Thailand.
Four Groups to Compete for Naval Contract
The Ottowa Business Journal has reported that four consortia have been selected to bid on a $2.9 billion contract to supply three new joint support ships to the Canadian Forces…
Aker Yards to Build Construction Vessel
Aker Yards has entered into a contract with Farstad Shipping ASA for the building of one Construction Vessel with a value of approx $135m. Aker Yards, Langsten is to build a 398 x 85 ft.
Senate to Rumsfeld: The Navy Needs More Ships
On Friday, June 23, 2006, Senators Susan Collins (R-ME); Jack Reed (D-RI); Trent Lott (R-MS); Jim Talent (R-MO); Olympia Snowe (R-ME); Christopher Dodd (D-CT); Lincoln Chafee (R-RI)…
Dubai Drydocks Invests in Shipbuilding
Shipbuilding has emerged as the second most important business for Dubai Drydocks, the region's leading ship repair facility, according to a report in Gulf News.
IE Profits from Offshore Focus
As Intelligent Engineering (IE) prepares to carry out another drilling rig repair using its SPS Overlay technology in the reinstatement of the pipe-rack deck on board the Pride South Atlantic…
Bourbon Christens Bourbon Orca
Bourbon Orca (Ulstein AX104) is an AHTS (Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessel) and the latest of the modern offshore oil and gas marine service vessels christened recently in Aalesund, Norway.
Knightsbridge Announces Time Charter
Knightsbridge Tankers Limited entered into new time charter agreements for its two very large crude carriers, TI Ningbo and TI Qingdao. The two VLCCs, which are…
MFI Selected to Supply for Greenland Pier
Marine Fenders International, Inc., a manufacturer of marine fendering systems, was selected to supply our Ocean Guard Netless foam filled marine fender system for…
Menas Cuts Navigation Dues
The Middle East Navigation Aids Service (Menas) is cutting, with effect from July 1, 2006, its navigation dues tariffs for ships calling at ports in the Middle East Gulf.
The Marine Electronic Highway
Implementation of the Marine Electronic Highway (MEH) Demonstration Project in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore is set to begin shortly, following the signing…
Chevron Renews GAC Contract
Gulf Agency Company Ltd. (GAC), a global provider of shipping, logistics and marine services, announced the contract renewal with Chevron Shipping Company LLC (CSC)…
MTU to Build Engines in China
One year after the foundation was laid for the MTU Group’s new facility in the Chinese city of Suzhou, a ceremony marked the start of local assembly of MTU Series 2000 diesel engines.
Aker Yards to Build DSVs
Aker Yards has entered into a contract with DOF ASA for the building of one Diving Support Vessel (DSV), and a contract with DOFCON and Technip for a second DSV.
Technip Continues Plan to Rebuild Fleet
Technip has reached several new milestones in relation to its strategy to renew and develop the Group’s subsea construction fleet. Technip has signed agreements with Norwegian ship owner…
Marine Transport Lines RRF to Relocate S.C.
Charleston, S.C., effective July 1. is (843) 747-8045. for six U.S. Maritime Administration RRF vessels. Edmont at the former Charleston Naval Base. Jacksonville, Fla. Jacksonville, Fla., 32225.
Seacor Repowers Vessels
Conrad's aluminum manager Todd Babin shows the "tweaked" props. The 300-ton travel lift at Conrad Industries Morgan City facility is a major attraction to Gulf Coast crew boat operators.