'Maersk Alabama' Crew File for Financial Compensation
The five-day saga off the coast of Somalia ended when Navy SEALs killed three of the ship's masters' captors in a volley of rifle fire and a fourth pirate had previously surrendered to the Navy.
Statoil Strike it Rich in Offshore Brazil Field
The total estimated resources of the block amount to more than 700 million barrels of light crude and 3 Trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of gas. The estimate includes the Seat…
Russian Trawler Hits Bering Sea Iceberg, Crew Rescued
The unnamed Russian fishing vessel went down after crashing into an iceberg in Bering Sea, but all the 91 people on board have been rescued. The accident ocurred…
Russian Warship Escorts Gulf of Aden Convoy
The convoy consisted of merchant ships flying flags of Malta and Liberia, the NF spokesman Capt 1 Rank Vadim Serga told ITAR-TASS. "Crew of destroyer Vice Admiral Kulakov replenished supplies delivered by tanker Ivan Bubnov on May 25. After that, a new convoy will be formed at an assigned point in the Red Sea to be escorted along the 'safety corridor' again", Serga said. Destroyer Vice Admiral Kulakov left NF main base Severomorsk on Apr 6.
Battleship 'Iowa' on Tow to New Home
Surrounded by pleasure boats and other vessels, the 887-foot long, 58,000-ton battlewagon was towed through the bay and passed under the Golden Gate Bridge. Crowds watched from both sides of the bridge as the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Sockeye provided an official escort and the San Francisco fireboat Phoenix led the way. At the St. Francis Yacht Club on San Francisco’s shoreline, officers and crew members of the USS Decatur…
Center for Coastal Conservation Honors Grady-White Boats
Grady-White Boats President, Kris Carroll, has received an antique sextant commemorating the inaugural Eddie Smith Manufacturer of the Year Award from the Center for Coastal Conservation in recognition of her commitment to the preservation of America's fishery resources. The Eddie Smith Manufacturer of the Year award was established by the Center to honor extraordinary commitment to conservation by manufacturers.
Mina Masaffah Port Record Broken
The MV Svenja, with a draft of 8.66 metres owned by the SAL shipping line, arrived at the port heavily laden with a load weighing just over 12,000 tonnes. One heavy-lift piece of cargo wieghed in at 570 tonnes. Before this, the record for the largest ship to berth at the Port in terms of LOA (length overall) had lain with the MV Arzanah, which discharged over 7,000 tons of bagged urea fertilizer from Ruwais.
Container Ship Owner to Present at Euro-Pacific Investment Conference
Global Ship Lease Inc. Global Ship Lease, Inc. (NYSE:GSL ), a containership charter owner, has announced that the Company's Chief Executive Officer, Ian Webber,…
China Prepares for 7.000-meter Manned Submersible Dive
China's manned submersible Jiaolong, which reached 5,188 meters below the sea during its deepest dive in the Pacific Ocean this year, is on its way to attempt a 7,000-meter dive in the Marianas Trench, according to the State Oceanic Administration (SOA). China's intention is to develop deep-sea technologies and equipment, including comprehensive research ships, mothership of manned undersea grafts…
Damen Shipyards Acquire Swedish Ship Repair Yard
Dutch shipbuilding and repair company Damen Shipyards Group has taken over the shares of Swedish shiprepair and maintenance yard Oskarshamnsvarvetin Oskarshamn.
MHI & Imabari Shipbuilding Agree Container Ship Collaboration
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) and Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. The initiative aims to combine MHI's technological capabilities, as in the development of energy-saving vessels…
BP to Supply LNG to Indonesia Long Term
On behalf of the Tangguh PSC partners, BP yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to provide long-term LNG supply to Indonesia’s state electricity company, PT.