EPA – Cruise Ship Discharge Assessment Report
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a notice stating that the 162-page Cruise Ship Discharge Assessment Report has been completed. The report assesses…
Contract, Removal of MSC Napoli Stern
A major contract to remove the stern of the container vessel MSC Napoli has been awarded to the newly-established company Global Response Maritime B.V.,based in The Netherlands.
This Day in Naval History - Jan. 7
1960 - Launch of first fully-guided flight of Polaris missile at Cape Canaveral (flew 900 miles) 1967 - Mobile Riverine Force begins arriving at Vung Tau, Vietnam (Source: Navy News Service)
Daewoo Shipbuilding, Over $10b in 2009
According to a Jan. 5 report from Reuters, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, the world's third-largest shipbuilder, said on Monday it expected revenue in 2009 to reach more than $9.8b.
Another Tanker Explosion Kills One
A January 5 report from Port World stated that an explosion on an oil tanker docked in the eastern Chinese province of Shandong has killed one person and left two…
French Navy Thwarts Hijackings
According to a Jan. 4 report from Radio Netherlands Worldwide, French sailors have thwarted two attempts to hijack ships in the Gulf of Aden. The French intervened…
Calif. Vessel Speed Reduction Survey
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is conducting a vessel speed reduction survey. The purpose of the information collection is to help determine the economic…
Great Lakes Pilotage Rates
The US Coast Guard issued a final rule adjusting the rates for pilotage services on the Great Lakes. Effective February 4, 2009, the rates will be increased by a…
Keppel Ends Year with More Contracts
According to a report from Sea Trade Asia, Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) has ended 2008 with additional signed contracts worth $136m through its wholly owned subsidiaries.
Mobile Propeller Club Donates $21,500
According to a December 29, 2008 report from Gulf Shipper, the Port of Mobile Propeller Club presented the USS Alabama Battleship Commission and the National Maritime…
MOL President's New Year Message
MOL President, Mr. Akimitsu Ashida, released a New Year Message to the MOL Group companies and their customers. MOL is a multi-modal transport company, operating more than 800 vessels and a network of liner and logistics services, including weekly Transpacific, Transatlantic, Americas and Asia-Europe services. Mr. In the United States, the Barack Obama administration starts this year. As you know, he won a long…
EPS Acquires 50% Stake in VectorWorks
EPS Corporation (EPS) has announced the acquisition of one-half interest in Vectorworks Marine LLC, manufacturer of reinforced plastic composite vessels. The Vectorworks facilities…
India Strengthens Maritime Security
According to a Jan. 5 report from the Emirates News Agency, India has signed a $2.2b deal for eight Boeing P8I Multi-mission Maritime Aircraft (MMA) to strengthen its coastal and maritime interests.
Minimax Sprinklers Protect River Cruiser
The GL-certified Undercover sprinkler system was designed by Minimax for the M/S Scenic Emerald, the largest freshwater cruiser on the river Elbe. At 442 ft long and 37.5 ft wide, this new cruise giant from Saxony-Anhalt’s Tangermünde Ship Building and Developing Company (SET) offers 20 percent more room than average cruisers. The four extensive decks are home to 86 luxury suites, a restaurant, a lounge and bar area and spacious viewing areas.
Beware of First-Class Charterers
The International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) has advised shipbrokers against using the term "first-class charterers" when conducting fixture negotiations…
Kiel Canal Pilots Install PC Rembrandt
On Jan. 2, BMT SeaTech Ltd, provider of maritime products and consulting services, and a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, announced the successful installation of its PC Rembrandt ship simulation system at the headquarters of the Kiel Canal Pilots Association in Brunsbuttel, Northern Germany. Current training of Kiel Canal’s 123 pilots takes place at the full bridge simulator of the Maritime Academy of Bremen.
More Time to Comply with Discharge Regs
A team of K&L Gates LLP environmental and maritime lawyers representing a coalition of shipping interests has obtained an order from a United States District Judge…
Castrol Offshore Environmentally Safer Greases
A new performance standard for critical offshore operations will help North Sea oil and gas drilling operators comply with new environmental requirements. Under…
This Day in Naval History – Jan. 6
1967- Operation Deckhouse V begins in Mekong Delta, Vietnam. 1996 - USS Hopper, named for RADM Grace Hopper, commissioned.
Photo: New Zodiac Enforcer
The new Zodiac Enforcer has been tailor-made for the law enforcement and harbor patrol markets. These customers benefit from the tactical and ride comfort advantages of a Zodiac RIB.