Super Tanker Attacked in Arabian Sea
A Liberian-flagged very large crude tanker, Sirius Star, was attacked more than 450 nautical miles southeast of Mombasa, Kenya, Nov. 15. The ship is owned by the…
This Day in Naval History - Nov. 18
1890 - USS Maine, first American battleship, is launched. 1922 - CDR Kenneth Whiting in a PT seaplane, makes first catapult launching from aircraft carrier, USS Langley, at anchor in the York River.
EMSA Adds to Oil Recovery Network
The European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) has strengthened its network of stand-by oil spill response vessels by finalising tenders for the Black Sea and North Sea. In the Black Sea, Romanian shipowner Grup Servicii Petroliere (GSP) will provide a pollution response capability using an offshore supply vessel which services the oilfields off the coast of Romania. In the North Sea, Belgian shipowner DC Industrial will provide a service based on two hopper dredgers which operate in this sea area.
Navy Brings Maritime Perspective
Members from Maritime Civil Affairs Group (MCAG) participated in the 57th Civil Affairs Association annual conference held in Portsmouth, Va., Nov. 6-8, marking…
USS Constitution – 200+ Yrs of Service
The crew of USS Constitution - the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world - celebrated the ship's 211th birthday and recognized the performance of her Sailors Oct. 21. More than 100 people attended the celebration, including her crew, staff members of the USS Constitution Museum and invited guests for the annual "Grog Ceremony" on her decks. The party also included a birthday cake and the presentation of the Berenson Award…
Washburn & Doughty New Fabrication Bldg
On Monday, November 17, 2008, Sheridan Construction of Fairfield, Maine began erecting steel for Washburn & Doughty’s new fabrication building. The building will measure 225’ x 155’ and is designed with two construction bays, each equipped with two twenty-ton cranes. A central, two level mezzanine will contain shop space and offices for production support. This 42,000 sq. ft. facility is designed for vessels up to 200’ long by 50’ wide.
IMO Launches the "Go to Sea!" Campaign
A campaign to address the global shortage of seafarers, especially officers, which threatens the very future of the international shipping industry, has been launched…
MARAD, ABS Sign Research Agreement
Maritime Administrator Sean T. Connaughton and Robert D. Somerville, Chairman and CEO of the American Bureau of Shipping, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding…
Veson Welcomes Li, Elkin, Patel, Venkatesh
Veson Nautical, the US-based developer of software solutions for the commercial maritime community, announced the addition of four professionals to the company’s Boston headquarters office.
Hempel A/S Acquires Hempel-Hai Hong
Hempel A/S has reached an agreement to acquire Hempel-Hai Hong in China, with completion expected to take place on 5 January 2009. This latest acquisition means…
Telemedicine on Largest Italian PV
The project, which is the result of the collaboration between Telesal, Costa Cruises, Genoa’s Galliera Hospital, the C.I.R.M. and D’Apollonia, has premiered at the Telemedicine Conference in Rome.
Odfjell SE Avoids Gulf of Aden
Odfjell SE has decided that all its owned, managed and time chartered ships that normally would sail through the Gulf of Aden will be routed via the Cape of Good Hope.
FMC – Meeting
The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) issued a notice stating that it will hold a meeting in its office in Washington, DC on November 20. Topics on the agenda include…
Panama Canal – Maintenance Advisory
The Panama Canal Authority issued an advisory stating that the centerwall culvert of Miraflores Locks will be out of service from November 18 through November 28…
Discovery Lowers Fares and Fuel Surcharges
Discovery Cruise Line, which offers daily ferry service with cruise line amenities between South Florida and Grand Bahama Island except Wednesdays, announced that…
Conrad Industries 3Q Results
Conrad Industries, Inc. (Pink Sheets: CNRD) announced its third quarter and nine months 2008 results and the termination of its stock repurchase program. For the quarter ended September 30…
APS Terminal Automation at Dames Point
APS Technology Group (APS) announced that TraPac, Inc. will deploy several of APS' terminal automation solutions at its new container terminal at Dames Point in Jacksonville, Florida.
Impeva Labs at Maritime Security Expo
The panel, to include senior representatives of IBM, Northrop Grumman, Zhi Verden and Deutsche Bank, will discuss business processes and technologies that can enhance…
Ensuring Public Safety - Hazmat Transport
Inspectors with several federal and State of Hawaii agencies joined forces to enforce hazardous materials shipping requirements and standards in several key Hawaii ports. The U.S. Coast Guard helped organized the 2008 Multi Agency Strike Force Operation (MASFO 2008) on Oahu, Maui and the Big Island, Nov. 12-14. The MASFO focused attention on the enforcement of hazardous materials shipping requirements and shipping container material condition safety standards.
Singapore Ship Owners Recognized for Safety
In conjunction with the U.S. Embassy here, U.S. Coast Guard officials recognized more than 434 ships from 51 Singapore-based companies at an official ceremony celebrating…