French Sale of Ships to Russians Is Criticized
According to an article from The New York Times, since the French sale of assault ships to Russia, critics — particularly among Russia’s neighbors including Georgia…
Columbia Class Tug for Shaver Transportation
Capilano Maritime Design Ltd. has recently completed the design of an 80‐foot Columbia Class ASD Ship‐Docking Tug for Shaver Transportation Company of Portland, Oregon. The tug is currently being built by Diversified Marine Inc., also of Portland, and will be the most powerful in Shaver’s fleet when delivered in 2011. The Columbia Class is a new series of tug designs by Capilano Maritime Design Ltd.
This Day in U.S. Coast Guard History – December 29
1897-Congress prohibited the killing of fur seals in the waters of the North Pacific Ocean. 1903-An Executive Order extended the jurisdiction of the Lighthouse Service to Guantanamo, Cuba.
This Day in U.S. Naval History – December 29
1798 - First annual report by Secretary of the Navy, sent by Benjamin Stoddert. 1812 - USS Constitution (Captain William Bainbridge) captures HMS Java off Brazil after a three hour battle.
Donjon Shipbuilding Floats Tugboat in Presque Isle Bay
As part of the ongoing construction process, on December 22, 2010, Donjon Shipbuilding and Repair, floated the 135-foot-long, 10,500-horsepower tugboat Ken Boothe Sr. in Presque Isle Bay. The vessel was moved from Donjon Shipbuilding’s 1250-foot graving dock to a wet berth within the facility where final construction and outfitting of the vessel will be completed in mid-February 2011. The vessel is named for Mr.
Dryships Enters Tanker Segment, Purchases 12 Newbuilds
DryShips Inc. (NASDAQ:DRYS) announced that it has entered into agreements with a first class Korean shipyard to purchase twelve high specification newbuilding tankers…
Lease for Cape Wind Energy Project
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEMRE) issued a notice stating that it has issued a Commercial Lease of approximately 46 square…
Keppel Secures S$240M in Shipbuilding Contracts
Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M), through wholly-owned subsidiaries Keppel Shipyard Limited and Keppel Singmarine Pte Ltd, has clinched new contracts totalling S$240 million.
Vinashin to Receive Gov’t Loans to Pay Workers
According to a Dec. 28 report from Bloomberg, Vietnam Shipbuilding Industry Group, the state-run company that is struggling to repay debt, will be allowed to get…
MV Marida Marguerite Released
At 1330Z on 28 December 2010, the MV Marida Marguerite was released from pirate control. The vessel which is Marshall Island flagged and German owned, was pirated on the morning of 8 May 2010.
MV EMS River Pirated in Indian Ocean
In the early hours of 27 December, the MV EMS River was pirated approximately 175 nautical miles North East of the port of Salalah, Oman. The 5,200 tonne general cargo ship, which is Antigua/Barbuda flagged and German owned, was on her way to San Nicolas, Greece from Jebel Ali in the UAE at the time of the attack. She has a crew of 8 (1 Romanian, 7 Philipinos) and is carrying a cargo of Petroleum Coke.
Photo: USCG Buoy Replacements, Elk River in Md.
A crewmember aboard the Coast Guard Cutter William Tate, homeported in Philadelphia, services the light on top of a buoy during seasonal buoy replacement operations along the Elk River in Maryland, Dec. 16, 2010. The crew of the William Tate conducts seasonal buoy maintenance every winter and spring. U.S. Coast Guard photo.
Keppel to Build $180M KFELS B Class Jackup for Jasper
Keppel FELS Limited (Keppel FELS) has secured an order for a KFELS B Class jackup rig worth about $180m from Jasper Investments Limited (Jasper), with an option for another similar unit.
This Day in U.S. Coast Guard History – December 28
1835-The "Dade Battle" occurred when Seminole Indians ambushed and killed Major Francis Langhorne Dade and his Army command while they were on the march on Fort…
Tugs Move Grounded Freighter in Great Lakes
According to a report from the Associated Press, on Dec. 26, seven tugboats succeeded in moving a 579-ft coal-hauling Great Lakes freighter that was grounded for…
Vigor Industrial to Acquire Todd Shipyards
Todd Shipyards Corp. (NYSE: TOD) and Vigor Industrial LLC announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Vigor will acquire the stock of Todd for $22.27 per share…
Dryships Announces Entry into Tanker Sector
DryShips Inc. a global provider of marine transportation services for drybulk cargoes and off-shore contract drilling oil services, announced today that it has entered…
NSCSA to Buy Ships
The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (NSCSA) announced that the Board of Directors of The National Chemical Carriers (NCCNCC) (one of its affiliates) agreed…
Seven Tugs Free Stranded Coal Barge
As many as seven tugboats finally freed a huge coal barge stuck aground for days near , the U.S. The 780-ft. vessel McKee Sons was reportedly carrying nearly 12…
Report: DSME Targets $11b Orders in 2011
Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering aims to secure $11 billion in orders next year, according to a Reuters report. The global news service quoted Sang-tae…