Study Assesses Hurricane Impacts Coral Reefs
The Department of the Interior’s Minerals Management Service (MMS) recently concluded a study that gives new insight into the effects Hurricane Rita had on the Gulf…
EPA Reminder, VGP NOI Requirement
On December 29, 2008, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a notice stating that it had finalized the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System…
Artic Sea, August 17 Update
Following communications between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Russian authorities, the Maritime Security Committee confirms that the MV Arctic Sea is…
Birnbaum Hosts Western GOM Lease Sale 210
The Director of Minerals Management Service, Liz Birnbaum, will host Western Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 210 in New Orleans on August 19. She will open the Federal oil and gas lease sale at 9:00 a.m.
Alion Awarded $4.4m NOAA Contract
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA’s) collection, analysis and dissemination of ecosystem information on the Earth’s atmosphere, oceans and seas…
Vizada, CLS Form Partnership for LRIT Tracking
Vizada, an independent satellite communications provider, and CLS, specializing in sustainable management of marine resources, environmental monitoring and maritime security…
Dockwise Q2 2009 Results
Dockwise Ltd. announced its second quarter and interim 2009 results. "Dockwise has had a good second quarter, and in quieter market conditions the business is displaying its strengths.
Newest U.S. Navy Logistics Ship Launched
USNS Matthew Perry, which will be the newest ship in the U.S. Navy's Lewis and Clark-class of dry cargo/ammunition ships, was christened and launched Aug.16, during a late afternoon ceremony at the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard in San Diego. The ship, designated T-AKE 9, is expected to be delivered to the Navy's Military Sealift Command in early 2010 following a series of tests and sea trials. The 689-ft ship slid into the water for the first time as Hester G.
This Day in Naval History – August 18
1838 - Exploring Expedition under LT Charles Wilkes embarks on world cruise.
Arctic Sea Mystery Continues
According to an August 16 report from www.presstv.ir, Finnish officials have rejected claims that the MV Arctic Sea, a missing Russian-manned freighter, was carrying a secret nuclear cargo.
Maritime IT Consulting Service
Teledata Marine Solutions (TMS) will launch a maritime IT consulting service and Holistic Maritime Training (HMT) platform in Hong Kong on 4 September 2009. Himanshu Joshi…
Strategic Marine Delivers Landing Craft
Strategic Marine Australia has successfully delivered three 42.3 ft landing craft to Kuwaiti sales agent Seas and Deserts. The aluminium vessels designed by Strategic Marine and Southerly Designs…
Naval Forces Prevented Pirate Attack
The incident occurred in the International Recommended Transit Corridor (IRTC) in the Gulf of Aden. Six pirates in a skiff were reported to approach the Turkish cargo ship MV Elgiznur Cebi. The pirates were forced to break off their attack by a helicopter from the EU NAVFOR frigate Bremen after warning shots were fired. Boarding was subsequently conducted by the boarding team of the Greek frigate Navarinon, once it had arrived at the scene of the incident.
Planned Snøhvit Stoppage
The Hammerfest LNG plant at Melkøya in northern Norway will be shut down on Saturday 15 August for up to three months of upgrading and maintenance work. As operator, StatoilHydro is conducting upgrading and modification work at the Hammerfest gas liquefaction plant in order to maintain a high production level in the time ahead. Since start-up in the autumn of 2007, upgrading and replacement of equipment has been carried out to increase the plant's production level.
Cargotec Merges Hiab & Kalmar
Cargotec announced on 22 June 2009 of merging Hiab and Kalmar business areas. As a result of the merger, Cargotec has now formed two business areas: Marine, which…
Seanergy Controlling Interest in Bulk Energy
Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: SHIP) (NASDAQ: SHIPW) announced that it has closed on its previously announced agreement to purchase a 50% ownership interest…
Conrad Q2 2009 Results & New Business
Conrad Industries, Inc. (OTC Pink Sheets: CNRD.PK) announced its second quarter and six months 2009 results and the signing of new contracts. For the quarter ended June 30…
Port of Hamburg Cargo Remains Below Last Year
In the first half of 2009, the Port of Hamburg handled a total of 54.2 million metric tons of seagoing cargo. This represents a drop of 23.7 percent in comparison to the same period in the previous year. Port of Hamburg Marketing, the marketing organization for the Port of Hamburg, reported a volume of 30 million tons of imported cargo, 26.5 percent less than in the last year. Exports were hit less hard, with a total volume of 24.2 tons, falling only 19.9 percent.
Panama Canal Celebrates 95 Years
On August 15, the Panama Canal celebrated 95 years of service as an engine of global trade and national growth. Since the steamship Ancón’s inaugural Canal passage August 15, 1914, the waterway has offered safe, reliable and efficient service to more than 983,000 transits. The Canal will reach the significant mark of one million transits next year. On this anniversary, the Canal finds itself engaged in the largest project since its inauguration…
PVA Calls to Preserve Navigation Routes
Traditional navigational routes for ferries and other passenger vessels must be recognized and protected. That was the Passenger Vessel Association’s message delivered…