IMO Commemorates World Maritime Day
Today marks the 29th celebration of World Maritime Day, the annual occasion when the International Maritime Organization (IMO) leads the world in honouring shipping.
Wärtsilä to Power Project Genesis
Wärtsilä Corporation received a contract from Aker Yards Oy, Finland, in July 2006 for the delivery of the main engines and the transverse tunnel thrusters for the 220…
Insurer Entitled to Lien for Value of Insurance Provided
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ruled that an insurer that provides marine insurance for a vessel is entitled to a maritime lien for the value of the insurance provided.
Coast Guard Issues Notice
The US Coast Guard issued a notice stating that it has drafted revised guidelines on medical and physical examinations for merchant mariner credentials. Comments…
CCG-USCG Summit to be Held
The US Coast Guard said that the second annual Canada-U.S. Coast Guard summit is being held in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The summit, attended by Canadian Coast Guard…
GE to Provide Diesel Engines for PSVs
GE Transportation’s marine business announced it will supply IML Motori S.p.A., Lomagna, Italy, with four medium-speed diesel engines. GE reported today at the SMM…
Navy Awards General Dynamics $62m Contract Modification
The U.S. nuclear-powered attack submarines. subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD). periods. Work will be performed in Groton, Conn. (94 percent); Quonset, R.I. percent); and Newport, R.I.
TOP Tankers Announces Sale of the M/T Taintless
TOP Tankers Inc announced the sale of Taintless, a 46,217 Dwt, double-hull Handymax tanker built in 1999. quarter of 2006. within the next 60 days.
Arroyo Inspects Shipbuilding Facility
Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo inspected the ongoing construction in Subic Bay, Zambales of the biggest shipbuilding facility in Asia. The President…
VT Stays on Track
VT Group, the support services and shipbuilding company, said it remains on course to deliver results for the first half of the year in line with its expectations.
Aker Build Two for Maersk
Maersk AS has announced that they will exercise the option with Aker Yards to build another two Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessels (AHTS). The two vessels will be…
Concordia Maritime Invests in more Tankers
Concordia Maritime has exercised existing options and placed an order with the Brodosplit shipyard in Croatia for a further two vessels in the P-MAX series, thus extending the series to ten units.
Coast Guard Promotes Newest Admiral
Coast Guard Atlantic Area Chief of Staff, Captain Christopher C. Colvin, was promoted to the rank of rear admiral lower half today at a ceremony held at the Coast Guard Atlantic Area Command.
NOAA Team Assesses Debris Impacts in Gulf Region
view of side scan sonar image of sunken ship in Pascagoula, Miss. NOAA’s Office of Response and Restoration and Office of Coast Survey, working with the U.S. Coast…
Bay Ferries Thrown a Lifeline
According to reports, Ottawa and the province of Nova Scotia will hand over a combined $6m to keep the vital Bay of Fundy cargo ferry service afloat. Nova Scotia…
USS Austin Decommissioned After 41 Years of Service
The amphibious assault ship USS Austin (LPD 4) was decommissioned Sept. 27, during a ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk, ending more than 41 years of naval service.
KOTC to Tender for Four Vessels
Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC) said it would issue a tender in the next few months to build four 300,000-tonnes crude oil tankers as part of plans to upgrade its fleet.
Sec. of Labor Praises Merchant Mariners
Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao extolled the importance of the maritime industry to America's security and economy in an address to the United States Merchant…
Matson Vessel to Undergo $17m Conversion
Matson Navigation Company, Inc. (Matson) has signed a $17m contract with Atlantic Marine Alabama, LLC to perform work related to the conversion of Matson’s C-9, MV Mokihana…
STX Shipbuilding Wins $199m Deal
SEOUL, Sept 29 Asia Pulse - South Korea's STX Shipbuilding Co. said Friday it has won a $198.6m deal to build four container carriers for a Japanese company. STX…