Hijacked Vessel Released, Crewmember Dead
According to a report from the Associated Press, the Dutch Defense Ministry said Somali pirates have released a hijacked cargo ship, the Dutch Antilles-flagged MV Marathon.
Austal Celebrates Partnership with Alabama
An official visit by the Governor of Alabama to Austal’s Western Australian shipyard has underlined the mutually-beneficial relationship that exists between the two parties. The visit by Governor Bob Riley allowed Austal to recognise the State of Alabama’s support during the establishment of its US shipyard, which over the past 10 years has grown to become the largest aluminium shipyard in the world.
WSDOT Sells Vessel to Recycler
Washington State Department of Transportation Ferries Division (WSF) has sold four 1927-built Steel Electric class vessels to Eco Planet Recycling, Inc. of Chula Vista, Calif.
Iridium OpenPort Wins Award
Iridium Satellite LLC and Cambridge Consultants announced that Global Telecoms Business (GTB) has awarded its 2009 GTB Innovation Award to the two companies for…
Another North Sea Oil Find
A small oil discovery has been made by StatoilHydro in the Titan prospect directly east of northern Visund in the Tampen area of the Norwegian North Sea. Made by…
Teekay Tankers Prices Stock
Teekay Tankers Ltd. (NYSE:TNK) announced that it has priced its follow-on public offering of 7,000,000 shares of Class A common stock, at $9.80 per share. The offering is expected to close on June 24…
Rickmers Donate $1.4m to World Future Council
As part of their "175 Years of Rickmers in Shipping" anniversary, Hamburg shipowners and businessmen Bertram and Erck Rickmers have donated $1.4m to the World Future Council (WFC).
Kurz & Widdows Receive AOTOS Award
The United Seamen's Service (USS) 2009 40th Annual Admiral of the Ocean Sea Awards (AOTOS) will be presented to Donald Kurz, President and CEO of Keystone Shipping Co.…
AK Fishing Boat Repowered with Isuzu
Kodiak Diesel in Kodiak, Alaska has just finished the repower of the F/V Jeanoah an 84 ft crabbing and long line vessel owned by Fairweather Fisheries, Jerry Bongen & James Stevens. The new engine is a UM6WG1WM-AB1K Isuzu tier 2 common rail, M1 rating to deliver 505 HP @1800 RPM engine. The engine was paired with a Twin Disc 5170 6:1 transmission. The Jenoah fishes from Sitka out to the Aleutian Islands. With a fishing area this large, engine reliability is very important.
ABS Nautical Systems Realigns
ABS Nautical Systems (NS), a division of ABS, a classification society, announced a series of senior management changes and established a new client-centered operational structure to strengthen its portfolio of fleet management software services for the marine and offshore industries. Karen Hughey, who joined NS in January as Senior Vice President, has been appointed President and Chief Operating Officer…
Shipyards Expect Painful Correction Period
Just at a time when Europe discovers the vast growth opportunities linked to new technologies for the sustainable use of the oceans and seas, the key maritime sectors face their deepest slump ever.
Allianz Piracy Study
Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS), an insurer of ships and cargo, has released a study suggesting its clients adapt their approach to marine insurance…
CG Proposed Rulemaking: Notice of Arrival, OCS
On June 22 the U.S. Coast Guard announced the publication of a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register to enhance maritime domain safety and security…
Navy Orders Material for More Austal JHSVs
The U.S. Navy has exercised contract options funding Austal’s acquisition of long lead-time material associated with the construction of two additional 338 ft Joint High Speed Vessels (JHSV).
Smith Berger Mooring & Towing Solutions
Smith Berger Marine, Inc. recently delivered another towing pin stern roller set to Baydelta Maritime for installation on their 100 ft, 94 Ton Bollard Pull tug, Delta Cathryn, currently being built at Nichols Brothers Boatbuilders. The towing pins are designed for use with 2.5 inch wire rope and are the fourth set delivered to Baydelta for this vessel class. The tow pins and hold down hook are hydraulically raised and lowered by a dedicated hydraulic power unit located below deck…