Shipping Confidence Levels Hold Up Amid Glut
Overall confidence levels in the shipping industry have stabilised, according to the latest Shipping Confidence survey by shipping account and adviser Moore Stephens…
Additional Fast-Ferry Mobilized for Haiti
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood announced that the Department’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) has started preparing the Alakai, a combined cargo and passenger ship built for ferry service in the Hawaiian Islands, for relief duty in Haiti. The ship will be crewed with U.S. civilian mariners. “This ship will help our relief workers on the ground by allowing quick movements of people in and out of Haiti from various staging points,” said Secretary LaHood.
Crowley Establishing Flow of Relief Cargo
Crowley Maritime Corporation, working under contract with the U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), is unloading Haiti relief cargo in Rio Haina, Dominican Republicy.
Disney Matcor’s Gulf Coast General Manager
Matcor, Inc., a cathodic protection and corrosion prevention engineering design firm, announced the appointment of Timothy Disney as General Manager of the Houston/Gulf Coast operations.
New Navy Contracts
Detyens Shipyards, Inc., North Charleston, S.C., is being awarded a $6,405,847 firm-fixed-price contract for a 55-calendar day regular overhaul of Military Sealift…
Ishee Named New MMS Deputy Director
The Department of the Interior’s Minerals Management Service (MMS) announced the appointment of Mary Katherine Ishee as deputy director. In this capacity, Ishee…
Safety Measures Protect Ship from Piracy
Jamaica-flagged M/V Miltiades came under attack and successfully deterred suspected pirates Jan. 17, while transiting approximately 130 nautical miles southwest of Al Mukalla, Yemen.
Cox Disappointed by Asian Carp Ruling
Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox said he is extremely disappointed that the United States Supreme Court declined to immediately close Chicago-area locks that could…
Topaz Completes Fujairah Project
Topaz Energy and Marine, through its subsidiary Nico International Hydrospace, part of the newly established Topaz Engineering division, has completed the Vopak Horizon Fujairah Limited Phase 5 – Marine Extension Project. Topaz executed in subcontract to BAM International (formerly known as Interbeton). The project was completed safely without any lost time injury and within the agreed project schedule.
Maiden Voyage Cargo: a River Steamer
Shipping company owner Peter Harren said declared the building of four specialized heavy lift vessels at Lloyd Werft in Bremerhaven “a grand achievement.” At the same time, Harren backed up the hope that Rüdiger Pallentin, Managing Director of the Lloyd Werft shipyard had expressed when the last of this construction series was delivered, underlining: “I am fairly certain that there will be no more than a brief pause in our cooperation.” At the Danish/German joint venture K/S Combi Lift…
Pirates Release M/V Maran Centaurus
On 18 January 2010, the Greek crude Oil Tanker M/V Maran Centaurus was released outside Haradere off the coast of Somalia. The M/V Maran Centaurus, with a crew of 28…
Grandweld Wins Contract for Salvage Tugs
Grandweld, a United Arab Emirates-based shipbuilding, ship repair and conversion specialist, has secured a major contract worth $128m for the construction of three…
This Day in Naval History – Jan. 22
1800 - CAPT Thomas Tingey ordered to duty as first Superintendent of the Washington Navy Yard 1944 - Operation Shingle, Allied landing at Anzio, Italy (Source: Navy News Service)
This Day in Coast Guard History – Jan. 22
1944- Coast Guardsmen participated in the landings at Anzio-Nettuno, Italy. 1987- The Coast Guard established the Air Interdiction Facility at Norfolk Naval Air Station.
Solar Installed on LA Shipping Warehouses
PMA member Research Tool & Die Works, a shipbuilding industry manufacturers, has just installed a massive 225-kilowatt solar system on its facility in an industrial…
Nyda New Chairman, CEO at Davie Yards
Davie Yards Inc. (TSX:DAV) announced that Gustav Johan Nydal will be joining the corporation as President and CEO. Nydal-who has extensive experience in the marine…
Canadian Maritime Engineering Buys Breton Gray
Canadian Maritime Engineering of Dartmouth Nova Scotia announced the purchase of Brenton Gray Boatyards of Sambro Head. Located near the approaches to Halifax Harbour…
Statoil Gets Norwegian Continental Shelf Licenses
Statoil has been awarded shares in eight exploration licenses on the Norwegian continental shelf. The company is operator on six of them. The award, which comprises 38 production licenses…
MMS Awards $67M for CIAP Grants in 2009
The Minerals Management Service (MMS) announced that it awarded $67m in grants to Alabama, Alaska, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas and their political subdivisions…
T&T Bisso Refloats Grounded Vessel
T&T Bisso successfully refloated a bulk carrier that ran aground near Gwadar Port in Pakistan. Led by Salvage Master V. Seva, T&T Bisso mobilized a salvage team that included a naval architect and dive team, along with a high-horsepower tug, to refloat the grounded vessel carrying 50,000 metric tons of urea fertilizer. The crew safely refloated the 623.3-ft bulk carrier during high tide without having to lighter bunkers or cargo.