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Nathans Auditor of Swansea-Cork Ferry Ops

Ireland-based accountant and consultant Moore Stephens Nathans has been appointed auditor to the group of companies recently set up under the name Fastnet Line to operate a new passenger and freight ferry link between Swansea in Wales and Cork in Ireland.

CMA CGM Adds New Orleans

The world’s third largest container shipping company, CMA CGM, announced a new weekly service calling the Port of New Orleans. The Victory Bridge will offer direct calls to North Europe effective Oct.

J. Ray McDermott Installation for LUKOIL

J. Ray McDermott’s Caspian subsidiary has completed installation of offshore facilities at the Yuri Korchagin field for OOO LUKOIL-Nizhnevolzhskneft (LUKOIL), a subsidiary of OAO LUKOIL Oil Company. The

Port of Rotterdam Aims for 80% CO2 Reduction

The Port Authority Rotterdam and Friends of the Earth Netherlands want the maritime shipping industry to drastically reduce its CO2 emissions: 30% by 2020 and closer to 80% by 2050, compared to 1990.

MAN Diesel Introduces 10 MW Engine

The new V28/33D engine has the highest power density in its class while maintaining full compliance with IMO-II and EPA Tier-II legislation. Its compact design is tailored for three main segments: multiple propulsion applications,

MAN Diesel Expands CP Propeller Portfolio

In response to the market demand for very large CP propellers up to and beyond 30,000 kW and with diameters over eight meters, MAN Diesel is expanding its propeller portfolio to add two new, propeller hub-sizes – VBS2080 and VBS2240 (2080 mm and 2240 mm hub diameters respectively).

This Day in Coast Guard Hisory – Oct. 13

1883 - Between 4 and 5 o’clock in the afternoon, a small sailboat, owned at West Hampton, New York, capsized In crossing the bay with one man on board. Three of the crew of the Petunk Station (Third District) sprang into a skiff, rowed out, rescued the man, and towed the boat ashore.

This Day in Naval History – Oct. 13

1775 - Birthday of U.S. Navy. The Continental Congress establishes Continental Navy, later the U.S. Navy. 1954 - USS Saipan begins relief and humanitarian aid to Haitians who were victims of Hurricane Hazel. The operation ended 19 October. (Source: Navy News Service)

Mediterranean Shipping Container Pickup Fee

Mediterranean Shipping Company announced that the company will charge a container fee for export equipment picked up at some Midwest depots as well as other locations in the United States effective November 1, 2009.

Shell Plans to Build Floating Gas Plant

According to an Oct. 9 report from The Wall Street Journal, Royal Dutch Shell PLC announced plans to deploy the world's first floating liquefied-natural-gas facility, off the coast of northwestern Australia, in a move that could have major repercussions for the global natural-gas industry.

Phillies to Be Honored at Keel-Laying

On October 12, workers at Aker Philadelphia Shipyard, just down Broad Street from the home of the Phillies, will sport baseball caps in addition to their traditional hard hats as they pay tribute to the

EU NAVFOR, Seychelles CG Prevent Piracy

On October 10 two French fishing vessels in position approximately 160 nm North of Seychelles reported being under attack by pirate skiffs. The attacks were unsuccessful. EU NAVFOR reacted immediately