Hazmat Experts to Meet in France
Leading experts in dealing with maritime incidents involving hazardous and noxious substances, such as chemicals, will gather to exchange information and ideas at…
Global Industries 1Q Results
Global Industries, Ltd. (NASDAQ:GLBL) announced revenues of $269.5m for the first quarter of 2009 compared to $301.5m in the first quarter of 2008. Net income was $19m…
Globus Maritime to Sell Dry Bulk Carrier
Globus Maritime Limited (AIM: GLBS.L), a marine transportation company that owns and operates a fleet of Handymax and Panamax dry bulk ocean-going vessels, announced…
FLIR Systems Elects Wood to Board
FLIR Systems, Inc (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced that John W. Wood, Jr. has been elected to the Board of Directors for a term expiring at the Company's 2010 Annual Meeting of Shareholders. Mr.
Crowley Transports Race Car & Equipment
Crowley has added racecars to their list of unique goods transported by the company. Last month, the company transported the J.D. Jaguar race car from San Juan to…
Skelton on Defense Budget Proposal
“Members of the House Armed Services Committee are anxious to examine the details of the President’s defense budget proposal and get to work on the Fiscal Year 2010 defense authorization bill.
Cal Maritime Leadership Symposium
Trade and transportation organizations with close ties to California’s vital maritime industry will gather in Sacramento May 12-14 for the California Maritime Leadership Symposium.
Merger Approved: Noble Denton, GL
The Norwegian cartel authority Konkurransetilsynet has approved the merger of Noble Denton with Germanischer Lloyd (GL). The two companies had announced their merger on 1 April 2009.
Johnston, Executive VP Intern’l Shipholding
Peter M. Johnston has been promoted to executive vice president of International Shipholding Corporation. The announcement was made by Erik L. Johnsen, president of the company. Johnston, whose appointment is effective immediately, is a 1977 graduate of SUNY Maritime College. He is a veteran of many years in the offshore industry and rose to the rank of port captain for American Overseas Marine. Johnston…
Signal Delivers Two Rigs for Diamond Offshore
Signal International, L.L.P. announced the recent completion and return to service of two Diamond Offshore rigs, the Ocean Titan and the Ocean America. The LeTourneau Class 64 jackup, Ocean Titan, entered Signal’s East Pascagoula, Mississippi yard for modifications and repairs on 06 March 2009 and departed on 14 April 2009. Meanwhile, another Diamond rig, the eight-column semisubmersible Ocean America…
Elbit Systems $55m Contract
Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ:ESLT) announced that its subsidiary, Elisra Electronic Systems Ltd. (Elisra), was awarded a contract by Lockheed Martin Canada Ltd valued…
New Navy Contract
General Dynamics Information Technology, Fairfax, Va., is being awarded an estimated $10,906,614 modification to previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity…
MSC Ship Prevents Suspected Piracy Attack
At approximately 10:30 local time May 5, Military Sealift Command ship (MSC) USNS Lewis and Clark (T-AKE-1) was approached by suspected pirates off the eastern coast of Somalia and took evasive action to prevent a successful attack. While transiting north to provide logistics support for U.S. Navy and coalition ships operating in the area, two pirate skiffs pursued Lewis and Clark for more than an hour, closing to a distance of approximately one nautical mile.
First Consolidated Merchant Mariner Credential
The U.S. Coast Guard issued the first consolidated Merchant Mariner Credential May 7, during the Towing Safety Advisory Committee meeting held at Dania Beach, Fla. Jessica Dennis, a regulatory compliance manager for Hornbeck Offshore, was the first mariner to receive the new MMC as evidenced by its serial number of 000000001. Dennis is a graduate of the Texas Maritime Academy and holds domestic officer endorsements such as…
This Day in Naval History – May 8
1963 - Navy ships evacuate 2,279 civilians from Haiti during crisis. 1972 - U.S. Navy and Marine Corps aircraft mine Haiphong Harbor in North Vietnam.