New Strategy to Help the Nation's Ports Go Green
EPA has unveiled a new plan of action for working with public port authorities and other interested groups to reduce the environmental impacts of moving goods through ports.
Eitzen Sells Tanker
Norwegian chemical tankers operator Eitzen Chemical ASA said on Wednesday (5 March) that it has agreed to sell the 42,000 dwt chemical and oil carrier Siteam Merkur.
Failure to report oil discharges and the False Claims Act
The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled that an assertion by an employee that the employer failed to report illegal discharges of oil does not establish…
Port of New Orleans seeks State Help
Officials with the Port of New Orleans called on the state to help pay for its $1b master plan, which outlines development projects to be completed by 2020, the Times Picayune reported.
Groton Yard Gets Navy Funds
General Dynamics, Electric Boat Corp., Groton, Conn., is being awarded a $49,835,387 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-04-C-2100) for consolidated planning yard…
WSDOT Announces Service Changes
Last week WSDOT announced the following upcoming temporary service and capacity adjustments. Complete information on schedules and service is available at: www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries/…
Aker Shareholder Asks for Extraordinary Shareholders Meeting
Aker Yards has received a request from Havyard Invest AS to schedule an extraordinary shareholders' meeting, to enable the shareholders to elect a new Board of Directors.
This Day in Naval History - March 07
1778 - Continental Navy frigate Randolph (32 guns) engages HMS Yarmouth (64). Randolph explodes and sinks with the loss of all but four men. 1958 - Commissioning of USS Grayback (SS 574)…
NAVSEA Earns EEO Awards
Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) leadership, field activities and employees won five of six of the Navy’s 2008 Nathaniel Stinson Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Awards.
MSC Ships Support Korean-defense Exercise
A water bladder on the pier at Chinhae naval base is filled by offshore petroleum distribution system ship MV Vice Adm. K.R. Wheeler (blue-hull ship in distance) Feb.
Coastal Inspiration Transits Panama Canal
BC Ferries’ second Super C-class vessel, Coastal Inspiration, is scheduled to transit the Panama Canal on March 7. The journey through the canal is expected to take 11.5 hours.
Bill Debuts re: Oil Spill Liability Limits
Senator Lautenberg (D-NJ) introduced a bill (S. 2700) to amend the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 to double liability limits for single-hull tankers and tank barges for 2009, and for other purposes.
Bill Seeks to Reduce Whale Strikes
Representative Allen (D-ME) introduced a bill (H.R. 5536) to require the Secretary of Commerce to prescribe regulations to reduce the incidence of vessels colliding…
New Trawler for Argentine Owner
The port of Mar del Plata, located about 400 km south of Buenos Aires, has a long history as a center for commercial fishing. (www.mardelplata.com/puerto/banquina_eng.asp…
This Day in Naval History - March 10
1783 - USS Alliance, commanded by Capt. John Barry, defeats HMS Sybil in the final naval action of the American Revolution in waters. 1945 - Navy and civilian nurses interned at…
Navy Fleet Survey Team Receives New Boats
Fleet Survey Team (FST) took delivery of two 9-m SAFE Boat Defender-class survey boats on March 4. This delivery triples FST's organic boat inventory of C 130-deployable platforms.
STX Eyes Sales of $3.17b in 2008
Korea.net reported that STX Shipbuilding Co, is targeting $3.17b in sales in 2008. STX Shipbuilding in a regulatory filing said that it expects its operating income…
MarAd: Study Confirms Benefits of Moving Freight on Inland Waterways
A new joint study by government and industry confirms the efficiency, cost-savings and environmental benefits of moving freight on 's inland waterways. The study…
Kongsberg ERS and CHS Receive Approvals
out in DNV Class A - Standard for Certification of Maritime Simulators No. Regulation I/12. realism in accordance with recognised training and assessment objectives. certified to this level.
Danaos Corporation Arranges Charters Even For Fully Depreciated Vessels
Danaos Corporation announced that it has signed an agreement with MCC, a subsidiary of MAERSK, and has already time-chartered the 30 year old S.A. Helderberg, a 3…