MSC Accepts T-AKE Class Ship USNS Medgar Evers

Military Sealift Command accepted delivery of its newest dry cargo/ammunition ship, USNS Medgar Evers (T-AKE 13), during a short ceremony at the General Dynamics NASSCO Ship Yard San Diego.    The ship, which was christened Nov.

Halcyon Recruitment Expansion in Singapore

As part of itsongoing expansion plans, Halcyon Recruitment said that Rob Mars has joined itsSingapore team as a Senior Consultant, effective immediately.  Rob is a shipping and maritime professional with

DNB Bank Wins Ship Finance Award

DNB Bank ASA won the Ship Finance Award at the Seatrade Asia Awards 2012 held in Singapore April 23, 2012. Held at the Shangri-La Hotel Singapore ballroom, the venue attracted 300 senior shipping executives attending the dinner.

FSL TRUST: Vessel Portfolio Positioned for Stability, Opportunity

HIGHLIGHTS: • Revenue rose 9.3% to $26.1 million despite loss of bareboat charter revenue from three chemical tankers leased to BLT • Revenue contribution from chemical tankers to be deployed in the

Lloyd's Statutory Alert

Statutory Alert: MARPOL Annex VI – a reminder of the entry into effect of the North American ECA-SOx. Applicabilty: All shipowners and operators: The North American Emission Control Area for SOx and particulate matter (ECA-SOx) enters into effect on 1 August, 2012.

OSHA Settles Whistleblower Case

US Department of Labor's OSHA settles whistleblower case against New Orleans-based riverboat company; Agency found employee was illegally terminated under Seaman's Protection Act.   The U.S. Department of Labor has entered into a settlement agreement with St.

Piracy Dropped Worldwide in First Quarter

Sea piracy drops 28% worldwide in first quarter Sea piracy worldwide dropped 28 percent in the first quarter of the year as attacks fell sharply in Somalia’s waters thanks to international naval patrols.

Navy Secretary on Shape of Future US Fleet

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus sat down with Navy Times to share his vision for the future of the Navy as he begins his fourth year on the job. Strategic shift to the Pacific Q. Is there anything about the Navy you would like to discuss, anything right off the bat? A.

House Addresses Great Lakes Dredging Crisis

The end of the Great Lakes dredging crisis took a step closer to reality last week when the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 4348 and included a provision that could lead to substantially increased Great Lakes dredging funding.

This Day in Naval History - April 23

From the Navy News Service:   1918 - USS Stewart (DD 13) destroys German submarine off France. 1934 - In the first Navy movement through the Panama Canal, more than 100 ships transited. 1945 - In only U.

Neptune Maritime Security Opens Dubai Office

Neptune Maritime Security is delighted to announce the opening of its new offices in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Following the success of its Operations & Support Centre in Poole, Dorset, UK, the company has opened a second centre in its main area of operations.

GAC Bunker Fuels Appoints new US Bunker Manage

GAC Bunker Fuels, part of global shipping, logistics and marine services provider GAC, has announced the appointment of Maurice Lara as its Bunker Manager for East Coast USA. He is based in Norwalk, Connecticut and accountable to Nicholas Browne,