USS Harpers Ferry and JS Ohsumi Complete Transport Exercise 2007
USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) completed Transport Exercise (TRANSPORTEX) 2007 with the Japanese Ship (JS) Ohsumi (LST 4001) off the coast of Japan on March 7. TRANSPORTEX…
Severn Trent De Nora Launches New Web Site
The new site features more detailed information on Severn Trent De Nora’s product line. In this newly designed, easy-to-navigate site, information is presented in an intuitive fashion…
Putin Orders the Creation of State Shipbuilding Champion
President Vladimir Putin ordered the government and the Industry and Energy Ministry to prepare a draft decree on setting up a state-controlled shipbuilding compan, Moscow Times reported.
Merger Plan Signed by Boards of Hydro and Statoil
The Board of Directors of Statoil ASA and Norsk Hydro ASA have now signed the final plan to demerge Hydro as part of the planned merger of Hydro's petroleum activities with Statoil.
SeaArk Delivers Patrol/SAR Vessels
SeaArk Marine, Inc. has delivered three 44-ft. Dauntless Class Patrol/SAR vessels to be operated by the Egyptian Ports and Lighthouses Administration. These vessels…
This Day in Naval History - March 13
1895 - The first submarine building contract is awarded to John P. Holland Torpedo Boat Co. 1917 - Armed merchant ships are authorized to take action against U-boats.
Minesweeper XO Readying to be First Surface Warfare Officer for ‘Fleet-Up’
In addition to managing his regular duties, the executive officer (XO) of the USS Guardian (MCM 5) is preparing to be the first surface warfare officer to "fleet-up" to commanding officer (CO). Lt.
Naval Coastal Warfare Squadron 4 Completes Deployment to Guatemala
Naval Coastal Warfare Squadron (NCWS) 4 completed a six-week deployment to Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala, on March 4. The mission focused on providing landward and seaward…
ACP Awards Legal Counsel Contract for Expansion
Panama Canal Authority (ACP) announced today that it has awarded the legal counsel contract for the Panama Canal expansion to Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP. A total…
Maritime Labor Leader Simpkin Dies
Talmage (Tal) E. Simpkins, who devoted 50 years to American maritime labor and the seafaring community, died Sunday, March 11, at Fairfax (Va.) Hospital of injuries…
Orders at Korean Shipbuilders to Break $30b
Korea's three major shipbuilders are expected to draw in orders worth $30b this year, Arirang News reported. Industry reports put orders for Hyundai Heavy Industries at $13b…
Carnival to Build and Operate Cruise Terminal in Honduras
Carnival Corporation & plc has signed an agreement to build and operate a cruise terminal on the island of Roatan, Honduras. Development of the facility - to be…
Genco Shipping to Sign Time Charter for the Genco Vigour
Genco Shipping & Trading Limited announced it has reached an agreement to enter into a time charter for the Genco Vigour, a 1999-built Panamax vessel, with STX Panocean (UK) Co. Ltd.
Sunbelt Spirit installs Offshore Systems Dual ECDIS
Offshore Systems Ltd. installed a dual ECPINS 5000 system on the M/V Sunbelt Spirit, a combined vehicle and refrigerated cargo carrier that mainly trades between Japan and the United States.