India Aims to Invest $100B in Ports, Shipping
According to a Jan. 14 report from The Wall Street Journal, India aims to invest $100b by 2020 to build new ports and develop its shipping industry in a bid to boost trade, Shipping Minister G.K.
Oldenburg Group Gets Subcontract to supply LCS Vessels
According to a Jan. 14 report from the Pierce County Herald a Milwaukee firm will get over $200m to provide material handling systems for the new U.S. Navy ships to be built in Marinette and Alabama.
MV Samho Jewelry Pirated in Indian Ocean
On the morning of 15 January, the MV Samho Jewelry was pirated approximately 350 nautical miles South East of the port of Muscat, Oman. The 19,609-tonne Product…
This Day in U.S. Coast Guard History – January 17
1832- Treasury Secretary Louis McLane discontinued the practice of hiring "unemployed" Navy officers as senior Revenue Cutter Service officers. All vacancies were…
This Day in U.S. Naval History – January 17
Rolls-Royce Strikes Deal to Power 10 U.S. Navy LCS
Rolls-Royce announced the contract to supply gas turbines and waterjets for 10 of the U.S. Navy’s Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) – the Group’s largest ever marine naval surface ship contract. Designed to operate in combat zones close to the shore (littoral waters), each LCS will be equipped with two Rolls-Royce MT30 gas turbines powering four large waterjets, enabling the vessels to reach speeds in excess of 40 knots. At 36 megawatts, the MT30 is the world’s most powerful marine gas turbine.
Hudong-Zhonghua Selected to Build LNG Carriers
Exxon Mobil Corporation (ExxonMobil) and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) announced today that they have selected Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) Co., Ltd. (Hudong)…
Concordia Maritime in Chartering Deal for Aframax Tankers
Concordia Maritime participates with 50% in time charter contracts for two Aframax tankers with high ice class (1A). The contracts are made by Stena Bulk. An Aframax…
USCG Photo: Sycamore Sets Buoy in Valdez
The Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore crew sets one of two security zone buoys marking the restricted navigational area the Coast Guard patrols helping to protect the Trans Alaska pipeline terminal in the port of Valdez Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011. The Sycamore is a 225-foot buoy tender homeported in Cordova, Alaska, and is responsible for helping maintain 130 aids to navigation in Alaska. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ensign Carla Geyer.
Cruise Ships Leaving Port of Los Angeles
According to a Jan. 14 report from the Los Angeles Times, Cruise line officials and port officials say the moves stem from the sour economy and continuing drug-related violence in Mexico.
Carnival Fleeing California
According to a Jan. 13 report from the Associated Press, Carnival Cruise Lines is pulling the last of its ships out of San Diego, and other cruise operators are…
BMP3 Continues to Defeat Pirates
On 6 January, the MV Front Warrior and the MV BW Austria defeated pirate attacks through the use of Best Management Practices. The MV Front Warrior, a Bahaman flagged Oil tanker was attacked at 0232Z approximately 300 nautical miles South East of Muscat. Rocket propelled grenades (RPGs) were fired at the vessel from 1 skiff in order to attempt a boarding. The ship’s crew used fire hoses to deter the pirates as well as razor wire on the perimeter.
New England Shipyards Cited for Environmental Violations
Two New England shipyards, one in Massachusetts and one in Rhode Island, will pay penalties to settle claims by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that they violated federal environmental laws.
USCG Pollution Recovery, Charenton Navigational Canal
The Coast Guard announced that it has accessed the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund to pay for costs associated with the pollution recovery operations resulting from…
Seaway Tonnage Rebounds in 2010
The St. Lawrence Seaway experienced a rebound in activity over the course of the 2010 navigation season, with a 15% increase in cargo volume yielding an estimated total of 35.5 million tonnes.
Wilhelmsen Appoints Hole Business Director
Wilhelmsen Ships Service has appointed Vidar Hole to the position of Business Director responsible for the Maritime Logistics Services portfolio. Hole will drive the design, development and launch of new offers in line with the company’s strategy and identified market and customer needs, across its range of logistics services. This includes developing new services, with particular focus on more complex logistics projects to ensure that they respond to customers’ needs.
Perko’s New Emission System Training Facility
Perko announced the opening of a new Diurnal Emission System Design Training Facility. It's part of Perko's 450,000 sq ft manufacturing plant, located just 30 minutes…
Bulgarian Shipyard Workers Protest Delayed Pay
According to a Jan. 12 report from Sofia News Agency, workers from the Rousse Shipyard Jsc based in Bulgaria's Danube city of Ruse have declared civil disobedience…
Draka Marine Cable Order for Royal Boskalis
Draka Offshore announced that Keppel Singmarine has selected Draka as a cable supplier for its production of Hull 362 for Royal Boskalis Westminster. The contract…
MOL Initiative to Cut CO2 Emissions from Vessels
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced that the company has established a Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP) and started its use with the MOL tanker fleet.