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  • 25 July 2006

    Singapore’s shipyards want a bigger share of the offshore shipbuilding industry, eyeing areas now dominated by South Korea, Japan and Norway. Singapore-listed yards have secured well over half the 92 oil drilling rigs under construction worldwide, and are now looking to expand capacity in a bid to meet a next wave of demand for vessels […]

  • 2 March 2006

    ABN AMRO TWO reports massive seas, 45 knots of wind and, at times, upwards of 35 knots of boat speed. They totally destroyed their code 6 spinnaker when the boat nose accelerated down an impressively large wave and the bow dug in, stopping the boat dead in her tracks.

  • 23 March 2005

    Emergency crews performed a dramatic maritime rescue Monday after a double-masted sailing ship ran aground near a rock jetty in Channel Islands Harbor, then was battered by heavy surf as 20 people clung to the listing vessel.

  • 8 June 2006

    A VESSEL with about 30 metric tonnes of condensate has been arrested by the Nigerian Navy along the Imo River in Ikot Abasi, Akwa Ibom State. Disclosing this to The Guardian in Calabar in an exclusive interview yesterday, the Flag Officer Commanding (FOC) Eastern Naval Command, Rear Admiral Sunday Baje, said the barge was arrested […]

  • 4 April 2005

    Local boat builders, Destination Marine Services Sdn Bhd (DMS) is hoping to win contracts worth RM100 million from the government to build boats under the Ninth Malaysia Plan (9MP). The company’s managing director, Datuk Abdul Aziz Sheikh Fadzir, said that the company’s confidence in winning the contracts was based on its years of experience and […]

  • 2 July 2006

    Fitzroy Engineering estimates Taranaki might secure as much as $200 million of work from the nearly $1 billion Kupe gasfield project. Kupe joint venture owners announced on Thursday they were going ahead with the development. It has been estimated to cost $980 million and deliver 253 petajoules of gas, 14.7 million barrels of oil and […]

  • 23 March 2006

    Hanjin Shipping will start a new direct service between North China and the US West Coast called CEN (China Northeast Service) starting April 1.

  • 7 February 2006

    Following its capsize last year M

  • 18 March 2006

    Some 128 workers have been evacuated from the Shell-operated North Sea Tern Alpha oil platform after an electrical fire. The fire, said to have broken out in a gas generator at about 12:50 am Thursday, was brought under control shortly before 5 am.

  • 22 May 2006

    NCL America’s Pride of Hawaiii, the largest and most luxurious U.S.-flagged cruise ship in history, was formally dedicated on May 20th in Los Angeles. U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye, Pride of Hawaii’s sponsor, said “the christening of Pride of Hawaii is the capstone of America’s return to the passenger cruise industry.” Pride of Hawaii will […]

  • 27 April 2006

    Global container transportation leader APL heightens its commitment to trade between the United States and South America beginning Friday, April 28, when it commences a third service with fixed weekly sailings to the East Coast of South America. The service, named Samba (SAM), will begin southbound from the Port of Newark. NJ, April 28. It […]

  • 9 January 2006

    Transas Scandinavia AB are proud to announce their agreement with the prestigious global shipping company Torm to fit 30 Simplified Data Recorders (S-VDR) complete with 20 Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) to their fleet. Transas, whose name is an abbreviated version of Transport Safety Systems, is ideally suited as the project partner for […]

  • 18 May 2006

    Day 9 and the racing must go on. The fleet continues to spread out, with the leaders breaking the 1,000 nautical mile mark in southwesterly winds that continue to push the fleet towards the finish. With the stronger winds over the last 48 hours, the miles are disappearing and it looks like the leader will […]

  • 3 May 2005

    More than a dozen people, fuming about their storm-battered voyage a week ago aboard the cruise ship Norwegian Dawn, gathered in Teaneck on Monday to speak with attorneys about their legal options. Ellen Tesauro of Wayne said she has had nightmares about drowning ever since the storm-tossed vacation in which the vessel was battered by […]

  • 5 April 2005

    The Portuguese oil tanker that ran aground Sunday morning near northeast China’s Dalian Port is out of danger Monday afternoon after 28 hours of rescue efforts. The local maritime bureau said the Arteaga, carrying 119,574 tons of crude oil, ran aground around 11 a.m. near the new port of Dalian.

  • 12 July 2006

    All cargo containers stacked in two of the four holds of the stricken Safmarine Agulhas off the coast of East London were removed on Tuesday, salvors said. SMIT Salvage spokesperson Clare Gomes said good progress had been made in the past 24 hours, and all deck cargo had also been removed. She said the next […]

  • 19 June 2006

    The Valencia Louis Vuitton Act 12 begins on Thursday and this is the final competition for the year. It will also be the final time Alinghi will compete against the challengers in a match race before the America

  • 11 August 2005

    Dubai Drydocks has been awarded a $25 million (Dh92 million) contract, one of its largest this year, to convert a giant tanker into a floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel. Work on Knock Adoon, a 240,000-tonne very large crude carrier (VLCC) owned by Fred Olsen Production (FOP), will begin in early November and be […]

  • 2 May 2006

    Activity at the Halterm container terminal was stepped up a notch Monday as Maersk Line resumed a scheduled weekly container service through the Port of Halifax. Some 80 to 90 longshoremen, checkers and gear men were busy with over 600 container lifts as the Maersk Duisburg, a vessel with a capacity of 3,800 TEUs (20-foot-equivalent […]

  • 6 March 2005

    Delegates from the 24-nation ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) were treated to a display of Singapore’s capabilities in handling sea-bourne terrorist threats recently. Singapore’s coordinated response to any security threat involves both the armed forces and Home Team.

  • 26 December 2005

    HANGZHOU- The container thruput of east China’s Ningbo Port is reported to surpass 5 million as of Monday, up 20 percent over last year.

  • 11 January 2006

    On 22 December 2005 a joint venture of the Unithai Shipyard and Engineering and Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (SNS) signed a contract with the Royal Thai Navy for the construction and delivery of a Multi Purpose Hydrographic Survey Vessel.