STX Wins Shipbuilding Order
STX Shipbuilding won a $247.3m order from Europe to build two very large ore carriers, according to a Reuters report, with delivery scheduled for 2012.
Second Phase of Dry Excavation Work on Track
In the first two months of execution, the second dry excavation contract for the Pacific Access Channel (PAC 2) removed 263,246 cubic meters of material. The Mexican-Panamanian consortium Cilsa Panama-Minera Maria started the excavation work March 21 and by April 30, registered 3.2 percent progress.
Safe Bulkers Announces Listing on NYSE
Safe Bulkers, Inc. announced that its public offering of 10,000,000 shares of common stock was priced at $19.00 per share. As of today, the company’s common stock…
Chemoil Opens New Office in Greece
Chemoil has officially opened its sales and marketing office in . Based in , the office will be headed by Costas Karanikolaou. The company’s presence in will provide…
Wärtsilä to Centralize Warehousing and Logistics of Spare Parts
Wärtsilä is centralizing the spare parts logistics and by building a new spare parts distribution centre in the . A large and modern central warehouse is planned…
USCG Releases Great Lakes Ballast Water Management Report
The US Coast Guard released the Great Lakes ballast water management report. The report, compiled by the Great Lakes Ballast Water Working Group (BWWG), summarizes…
Update on Pirate Attack of MV Amiya Scan
Reider Shipping, owners of the hijacked freighter MV Amiya Scan and charterers Scan-Trans, report they have been in contact with their vessel. Contact has been made…
Coast Guard Postpones Pursuing Refunds For Faulty Ships
The U.S. Coast Guard said it will temporarily stop its review and suspend its pursuit of a $96.1m refund for faulty ships built by Lockheed Martin Corp. (LMT) and Northrop Grumman Corp.
MarAd Releases Marine Operator Survey
The Maritime Administration (MarAd) released its Marine Operator Survey Concerning Mariner Availability. The survey found, among other things, that 71% of respondents…
Marinette Receives $6.2m Navy Deal
Marinette Marine Corp., Marinette, Wis., is being awarded $6,243,345 under previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00025-03-C-0002) for the acquisition of…
GulfMark Offshore to Acquire Rigdon Marine
GulfMark Offshore, Inc. announced it had entered into a definitive purchase agreement to acquire Rigdon Marine Corporation (RMC), a major operator of technologically advanced offshore supply vessels. The purchase will add the RMC management team, an experienced group of mariners and a fleet of modern vessels designed to support the expanding demand in the deepwater . The combined company will initially operate 90 vessels with an additional 16 vessels under construction for delivery through 2010.
Ulstein to Build PSVs for Remøy Shipping
Remøy Shipping has signed a contract with Ulstein Verft for two eco-friendly platform supply vessels (PSV) of ULSTEIN PX105 type designed by Ulstein Design with future oriented products and systems from Ulstein Elektro. The vessels are already set for long-term contracts with StatoilHydro upon completion. The vessels will be delivered in February and May 2011. A large number of the details in the newly developed ULSTEIN PX105 design are according to requirement specifications from StatoilHydro.
Wärtsilä Inaugurates Research Engine in Switzerland
Wärtsilä Corporation inaugurated its new RTX-4 full-scale, low-speed research engine in its Diesel Technology Centre in . This large, RTX-4 research engine is employed in furthering the development of Wärtsilä low-speed marine engines to meet market needs such as further improved reliability, longer times between overhauls, greater fuel efficiency and lower exhaust gas emissions, especially NOX and CO2.
Marlink Signs Sealink Deal with Wilhelmsen
Marlink, a Vizada company, announced an agreement to provide the Sealink Maritime VSAT solution to Wilhelmsen Ship Management (WSM). Marlink will equip 30 Wilhelmsen…
Navy's Top Engineers and Scientists Honored
By Lt. Cmdr. John T. The Acting Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition, John S. Thackrah, today honored 46 of the Department of…
This Day in Naval History - May 30
From the Navy News Service 1814 - Navy gunboats capture three British boats on Lake Ontario near Sandy Creek, N.Y.
M/V Centurion Del Atlantico Returns after Refurbishment
M/V Centurion Del Atlantico returned to the southern hemisphere after a major refurbishment May 30. MAN Diesel PrimeServ’s Service Center in Frederikshavn, Denmark, has successfully completed a large main engine repair and overhaul job aboard the Argentine fishing factory trawler Centurion Del Atlantico. The 21-year-old vessel arrived at for a complete main engine overhaul and an extensive updating and renewal of the accommodation, and the fish factory processing plants.
K LINE and Intersleek 900 in New 100 Ship Milestone
International Paint Ltd. announced the completion of the 100th ship coated with the fluoropolymer based, patented foul release product Intersleek 900. Working in close cooperation with K LINE, the Japanese headquartered global shipping and logistics company, the 1998 built, 77,302 dwt Type 77 thermal coal carrier, the Corona Emblem has been completed at Huarun Dadong Dockyard Co., Ltd. in Shanghai, China.
Bourbon to Sell Interest in Rigdon Companies
Under the merger proposal between Rigdon Marine Corporation and Gulfmark Offshore announced on May 28, Bourbon will sell its interest in the Rigdon companies. 3rd quarter of 2008.
Homeland Security Committee – Concern re TWIC Helpdesk
The House Committee on Homeland Security issued said that the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Helpdesk established by the Transportation Security…