Kidnapped Bourbon Crew Released
Bourbon announces that its 10 crew members kidnapped in Cameroon on 31st October on board the Bourbon Sagitta were released on Nov. 11. They are now safe in Yaoundé.
12 of 20 Cruise Ships Cited for Pullution
According to a report from the Anchorage Daily News, an analysis by state regulators shows that more than half of the cruise ships that discharged wastewater regularly…
Inquiry into Russian Sub Tragedy
According to a report from the Associated Press, Russian officials reported that the Russian Akula-class submarine was undergoing sea trials Saturday with 208 people…
New Navy Contract
General Dynamics, Electric Boat, Groton, Conn., is being awarded a $6,290,977 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-06-C-4003) for Nuclear Regional…
MSC Ships & Crew Honored
The masters and crews of three Military Sealift Command ships were honored Nov. 7 at the annual United Seamen's Service Admiral of the Ocean Sea Awards banquet in New York City.
CG Comments on Purchasing Authority
On Nov. 6, 2008, Rear Admiral Gary T. Blore, Assistant Commandant for Acquisition & Chief Acquisition Officer, commented on the status of U.S. “On October 28 we…
Seaway Corp. Trade Mission to Italy, Turkey
On Nov. 10, in Genoa, Italy, a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) between the Great Lakes Seaway Corporations’ Highway H20 Port Partners Program and the Ligurian Ports…
Tactical & First Responder Training
Confident Captain/Ocean Pros announced the launch of their Tactical and First Responder Training programs. These customized, hands-on programs are designed to help state, local, and federal agencies train their staff to become safe and effective First Response vessel operators. The courses are designed for all skill levels and are customizable in order to meet the varying demands of many different agencies.
Frontier Driller Christened
The semisubmersible rig, Frontier Driller was christened with its new name at Signal International’s East Bank shipyard on Saturday November 1, in Pascagoula, MS. Mrs.
Hatteland Display Appoints Johannessen
The board of Hatteland Display has employed Trond K. Johannessen as its new President & CEO, starting Feb 1, 2009. The appointment follows a growth period where the company has increased revenue from $9.4m in 2000 to $48.5m in 2007. Hatteland Display's current President & CEO, Knut Vidar Lauritsen, who handed over the baton to Trond Johannessen, will remain in a key management role, focusing on innovation, product and business development. Trond K.
PSNS & IMF Receives Commendation
Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PSNS & IMF) was presented the Navy’s Meritorious Unit Commendation (MUC) on Friday, Nov. 7, by Vice Adm.
ISS - Rudolph Appointed VP/COO
Inchcape Shipping Services has appointed Noah Rudolph as Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Government Services, effective 10 November, 2008. A graduate of Princeton University, Rudolph holds an MBA from the University of Virginia’s Darden School. Rudolph has held several positions in the US Government including service in the United States Marine Corps and the Department of Justice. Rudolph will serve as the Chief Operating Officer for the ISS Government Services business stream.
Northrop Grumman Appoints Chanik
Northrop Grumman has appointed Evan 'Marty' Chanik to vice president of business development for its shipbuilding sector. In his new role, Chanik will be responsible for all marketing, customer and government relations initiatives, reporting to Mike Petters, corporate vice president and president of Northrop Grumman's Shipbuilding. Chanik assumes his position from John Mazach, who is retiring. Chanik served in the U.S. Navy for 35 years, achieving the rank of vice admiral.
Tsakos 3Q, 9 Mo Report
• Voyage revenues of $158.83 million versus $122.55 million in Q3 2007. • Net income of $40.98 million (no capital gain) compared to $18.20 million from operations…
Australia – Report on PV Grounding
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) issued the report of its investigation into the grounding of a passenger ship at Devonport, Tasmania on 23 February 2008.
Anti-Piracy Distress Call Procedures
The US Maritime Administration (MARAD) issued an Advisory providing suggested anti-piracy distress calling procedures for commercial vessels transiting the Gulf of Aden: (1) when in distress…
The US Coast Guard issued a notice stating that the Secretary of Homeland Security has re-established the National Maritime Security Advisory Committee (NMSAC). (Source: Holland & Knight)
The Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee (MPAFAC), sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), will meet in Monterey, California on November 18-20.
Fednav - Complete IMOS Solution
Veson Nautical, the US-based developer of software solutions for the commercial maritime community, announced that Fednav Limited of Montreal, a Canadian ocean-going…
Keppel Shipyard Delivers 9th FPSO
Keppel Shipyard Limited has delivered the floating production storage and offloading vessel (FPSO) Espirito Santo to SBM Offshore. The vessel has left Singapore for deployment in the Espirito Santo field in offshore Brazil. The FPSO is capable of processing 100,000 barrels of oil per day (bopd) with a maximum storage capacity of two million barrels of oil. It will be leased to the BC-10 Joint Venture, which is operated by Shell with ONGC Campos Ltda. and Petróleo Brasilieiro S.A.