Sealift Changes Name to Dockwise Ltd.
At the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders today, shareholders approved the name change of Sealift Ltd to Dockwise Ltd. This name change will take on July 31.
Bear Stearns Unit to Buy MC Shipping
MC Shipping Inc. said it agreed to be bought by a Bear Stearns private-equity affiliate. The offer price is a premium of nearly 20 percent over MC Shipping's closing stock price on Friday.
Woodside Natural Gas Announces MarAd Agreement
Woodside Natural Gas announced a commitment to U.S. staffing and flagging of its regasification ships for the proposed OceanWay natural gas project. This action…
Transocean Announces Settlement and License Agreement
Transocean Inc. announced that one of its subsidiaries has entered into a settlement and license agreement with Noble Corporation. In the agreement, the Transocean…
Alion Awarded $5.6m Contract Option
The Naval Sea Systems Command has exercised a $5.6m contract option for Alion Science and Technology, an employee-owned technology solutions company, to provide…
Crowley Christens Barge Gunderson
Crowley Maritime Corporation Saturday christened and launched barge 455-2, the second of three Heavy Lift 455 Series flat-deck barges that will be built and delivered…
Mukilteo Dock/Cathlamet Investigation Report Finalized
Washington State Ferries announced the results of the investigation into the Cathlamet incident at Mukilteo on June 1st. At approximately 5:44 a.m. that morning…
House to Vote on Bill to Reform Deepwater Program
The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote on the Integrated Deepwater Program Reform Act, H.R. 2722. The legislation, authored by Congressman Elijah E.
Nordcapital Orders 8 Container Vessels
K.S. Choi, President of Hyundai Heavy Industries and Erck Rickmers, Chairman of the Executive Board of the Nordcapital Group, in Ulsan, South Korea. Nordcapital…
Ferry Service Stalls after Bomb Threat
The Canadian Press reported that travelers were stuck for hours when B.C. Ferries was forced to cancel sailings after receiving a bomb threat that police considered credible.
ONGC Hunts for New Offshore Ships
Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), has initiated negotiations with shipping companies to keep oil from its Bombay High oil fields flowing after the Directorate…
Essex Demonstrates Sustained Mission Readiness
By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class (SW) Corey Truax, Commander, Amphibious Force, U.S. The multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) successfully…
Big Engine Creates Big Problems
Employees at a San Diego shipyard are trying to figure out how to get an engine the size of a large bus out of the sinkhole created by its fall. The engine destined…
ACB Expands Facility
(LOI) with Jansen Inc. to have a new manufacturing facility built in Ferndale, Wash. Jansen Inc. ACB with 190,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility plus a separate 10,000 sq ft.
Cargo Ship Blocks Suez Canal
According to AFP, the Suez Canal was blocked for three hours Saturday by a cargo ship which broke down in Egypt's economically vital waterway, an official of the canal's authority said.
Coast Guard Responds to Oil Spill
The U.S. approximately 60 miles south of Venice, Louisiana. The spill of crude oil was discovered around and resulted in a two mile by eight mile heavy sheen. pipeline…
Coast Guard Allows Freighter to Proceed
The marine casualty investigation into the death of Paul Wade and the sinking of the Buona Madre that occurred on July 13 off Point Reyes continues. The Coast Guard…
Prisco Launches Second Tanker
On July 27, Prisco launched a second Suezmax type ship named, Prisco Alcor. The tanker is under construction at Hyundai Heavy Industries Shipyard in South Korea.
ACB Unveils Expansion Plans
Aluminum Chambered Boats (ACB) signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Jansen Inc. to have a new manufacturing facility built in Ferndale, Wash. Jansen Inc. will provide ACB with a turn-key 190…
Steady Demand for 40m Crewboat
Strategic Marine’s Singapore branch is meeting a steady demand for its 40-m crewboat. With a beam of 7.5 m and a molded depth of 3.23 m, the aluminum vessels have a 2.3-m operating draft.