London Club Continues to Expand Membership
The P&I Club recorded a growth of nearly two million gross tons in its book of owners’ P&I business during the 2007/8 policy year, increasing the total mutual membership…
ASA Welcomes New Members
At its recent Spring meeting, the American Salvage Association (ASA) welcomed a new General Member, 10 new Associate Members, and four new Corporate Associate Members to its ranks.
USNS Grasp Recovers Two Downed Jets from Gulf of Mexico
Recovery efforts began March 1 when Grasp arrived in the vicinity of the crash site to locate the wreckage, and ended March 22 when the last recoverable debris from…
Export Ship Newbuilding Orders with class Germanischer Lloyd
company Hollander Schultens. Lloyd class. Construction of the vessels with ice class will start in December 2008. The delivery of all units is scheduled to be completed by April 2012. equipment.
STX Able to Vote at Aker Yards' Extraordinary Shareholders' Meeting
Aker Yards ASA has been informed that the EU Commission has granted STX an exemption from the suspension of voting rights attached to its shares in Aker Yards ASA…
IBIA Plans to Establish Professional Bunkering Qualifications
The International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) has commissioned an independent study into the feasibility of instigating professional qualifications for the global bunkering industry workforce.
Volunteers Needed April 26 for SEA PERCH
The Sea Perch program in are in need of volunteers on April 26 to judge various competition events. The SEAPerch program is a new program in Prince William County Schools.
Neptune Start-Up Delayed by Hull “Anomolies”
The Neptune TLP, which is located approximately 120 miles off the Louisiana coastline, was scheduled to start up first oil and natural gas production by the end…
Kongsberg Maritime Develops DP Solution for Construction Vessel
Dynamic Positioning and maneuvering solution to Pieter Schelte - Allseas' platform installation/decommissioning and pipelay vessel that will be delivered in 2011. After the successful launch of Audacia in November 2007, Allseas is now fully committed to its next construction vessel - Pieter Schelte - which will take the pipe laying specialist into new territory by providing heavy lift and platform removal capability.
GPA Awarded Design Contract for Washington State Ferries
uido Perla & Associates signed a contract with Todd Pacific Shipyards Corporation to provide the design of a new 144-Auto ferry, satisfying the design portion of a design-build contract that Todd Pacific Shipyard, in conjunction with its major subcontractor J.M. Martinac Shipbuilding Corporation recently signed with Washington State Ferries. has budgeted $342 million for the construction of up to four vessels, which are to be constructed under this design-build contract.
$4B Fleet Expansion Planned
's state-owned shipping company aims to spend up to $4 billion over the next three to four years to expand its fleet size, a senior company official said, according…
BMT to hold Workshop
BMT Fleet Technology Ltd, a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, announced the next Fatigue and Fracture Analysis workshop for Fall 2008. The popular three day workshop…
This Day in Naval History - March 26
1942 - Adm. Ernest King becomes both Chief of Naval Operations and Commander, U.S. Fleet. 1943 - The Battle of Komandorski Islands prevents Japanese reinforcements from reaching .
Northrop Grumman to Supply PMS
Northrop Grumman Corporation has been chosen to provide the Platform Management System (PMS) for the next Royal Navy Astute-Class submarine, HMS Audacious. BAE Systems…
Frontline Jumps in Oslo After Buying Stake in OSG
Frontline Ltd., the oil-tanker owner, advanced the most in 22 months in trading after buying a stake in a rival shipping company. Frontline acquired 5.2 percent…
Engineer Sentenced For Trying To Steal Navy Secrets
A Chinese-born engineer convicted of conspiring to pass military secrets to the People's Republic of was sentenced to 24 years and five months in federal prison.
ACP Awards Contract for Construction of New Dredge
Moving forward with its equipment upgrades for the Expansion Program, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) officially awarded the contract to design and build a new…
Star Bulk Announces Charter
Star Bulk Carriers Corp. announced it has agreed to a further three-year time charter for its Supramax vessel Star Gamma. The new three-year time charter to Korea…
Rigdon Marine Christens Fast Supply Vessel
Billy Guice, Vice President of Sales and Marketing of Rigdon Marine Corporation (RMC), announced the christening and delivery of the Hammerhead, the first of four…
L&T Wins Contract
Larsen and Toubro Ltd (L&T) has won a contract valued at about $240m to build four specialized ships for Dutch company RollDock BV. Indian companies are currently…