Judge Recognizes MARAD Authority
As a result of the Maritime Administrator’s designation of New Jersey as an adjacent coastal state, pursuant to 33 USC 1508(a)(2), Atlantic Sea Island Group, LLC…
Lynden Int’l Names New Pres and Int’l VP
Lynden International has promoted David Richardson to president and Steve Tofts to vice president, international. Richardson succeeds Dennis Patrick who retired from the company Oct. 31.
Nordic Tankers - Extraordinary General Mtg
According to a report from BYM News, Nordic Tankers A/S have received a demand for summon of an extraordinary general meeting from the shareholders Mogens Bushard…
GMR Combines with Arlington Tankers
General Maritime Corporation (GMR) announced that Historic General Maritime and Arlington Tankers Ltd. have completed their combination to form public company to…
Largest Containership Classed by GL
The biggest containership ever classed by Germanischer Lloyd (GL) was delivered in mid-December at Samsung Heavy Industry Shipyard in Geoje, Korea. The newbuilding named MSC Daniela has a capacity of 13,800 TEU. To meet SOLAS requirements for bridge visibility on the large containership, the design includes the separation of deckhouse and engine room. The arrangement of the deckhouse in the forward part of the ship permits an increase in container capacity and a reduction in ballast water.
MOL Sails Back into Southhampton
At 1,050 ft in length and capable of carrying over 8000 containers, the MOL Cosmos was an impressive sight as she sailed into Southampton for the first time early this morning.
Ship’s Boy to Executive Board
Hapag-Lloyd executive board member Adolf Adrion is retiring at the end of the year after over 50 years with the company. “Adolf Adrion is leaving us as a shipping…
This Day in Naval History – Dec 19
1870 - After a month at sea in a 22-foot boat, Coxswain William Halford, the lone survivor of 5, reaches Hawaii to seek help for crew of USS Saginaw, wrecked near Midway Island.
Kruse, Director National/Naval Ice Center
Commander Denise Kruse will relieve Captain Raymond Chartier as Director of the National Ice Center (NIC), Commanding Officer of the Naval Ice Center (NAVICECEN)…
Flensburger Newbuilding No. 749
On Friday Dec 19 the naming and launching ceremony of a new 634 ft RoRo freight ferry will take place in Flensburg, Germany. The freight ferry is the thirteenth of fourteen RoRo vessels, which our longstanding Turkish customer U.N. Ro-Ro has ordered with Flensburger. U.N. Ro-Ro is in ownership of the private investor KKR (New York), who took over the shipping company U.N Ro-Ro in 2007. The vessel will be christened Cüneyt Solakoglu. The vessel’s godmother is Mrs.
Icebreaker Moskva Equipped with AMOS
The newbuilt icebreaker Moskva delivered to FSUE Rosmorport by the shipyard Baltiyskiy Zavod on December 11, 2008 has been equipped with the AMOS system. Icebreaker…
India Responds to Korea Court Decision
In response to questions on the decision of the Court in the Republic of Korea to sentence two Indian mariners, an Indian government spokesperson said, on Dec. "Government…
UN Security Council – Further Anti-Piracy
The United Nations Security Council has adopted a resolution authorizing further action against pirates operating off the coast of Somalia. Naval forces patrolling…
Coast Guard - Mel Oliver Capt. to Testify
U.S Coast Guard will resume its public hearing regarding the collision on the Mississippi River that occurred July 23, 2008, between the motor vessel Tintomara and…
Thrane & Thrane Uses iDirect Platform
VT iDirect, Inc., a company of VT Systems Inc, announced that Thrane & Thrane A/S has implemented the iDirect satellite communications platform to support its customers'…
Hornblower Honored for Growth
Hornblower Marine Services (HMS) was named the sixteenth fastest growing company in Business First of Louisville’s Greater Louisville’s Fastest-Growing Privately Held Companies publication.
Vessel Traffic in Beauharnois Canal
On December 16, 2008, The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) announced that the Saint-Louis de Gonzague Bridge has been successfully raised to permit…
Tidewater Builds Diesel Electric
Tidewater began with the 1955 launch of the Ebb Tide, the first purpose-built boats to serve the Gulf of Mexico offshore oil industry. With over 400 vessels currently serving the oil industry worldwide the company is now the largest offshore support vessel operator in the world. The fleet has been built by acquiring competitors but also by an extensive and systematic new construction program. Currently the latest generation of platform supply vessels have completed the design phase.
U.S Flag Lakers - Steel Slowdown Apparent
The downturn in steel production impacted U.S.-Flag lakers’ November iron ore float. The fleet moved 3.9 million net tons of iron ore in November, a decrease of 3.2 percent compared to a year ago…
Burger Boat, Setzer Design Futuristic Vessel
The 185 ft Specter offers up to five cabins below, each with oversized port lights providing exceptional views. The elaborate owner’s suite would include recessed hull-side balconies providing additional living space and private outside retreats. Generous accommodations for a crew of 12 would be situated forward. This design offers possible amenities such as a large theater, gym with spa, observation rooms and two galley areas.