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Thuraya Targets European Gov’t & Defense

Thuraya has partnered with the UK based Global RadioData Communications (GRC). According to the agreement, the specialist firm in communication solutions, GRC, will promote and distribute Thuraya’s entire portfolio of services to government and defense institutions in Europe.

STX Europe Contract for Eco-Friendly Design

STX Europe has been awarded a contract with Deep Sea Supply for design and building of a Platform Supply Vessel. The new PSV 09 CD design, optimized for eco-drive in all weather conditions, is designed by STX Europe in Ålesund, Norway.

EU NAVFOR Boards Suspected Pirate Skiff

On the morning of 3 Oct, whilst conducting a patrol in the Gulf of Aden, EU NAVFOR Belgian warship Louise-Marie intercepted a distress call from a merchant vessel transiting in the Gulf of Aden. The merchant vessel reported a skiff, a small boat regularly used by pirates, approaching to 300 meters.

Burger Boat Honored by Maritime Museum

The Wisconsin Maritime Museum in Manitowoc, Wisconsin held its 7th Annual Commodore’s Ball Saturday October 3, 2009. This year’s theme was “The Burger Tradition: Past and Present,” celebrated the heritage

MOL Peak-Season Surcharge, Europe to Asia

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines said it will apply a peak-season bill of lading surcharge for all shipments from Europe and the Mediterranean to Asia for all equipment types. The surcharge, which will become effective from 1 Nov.

Russian River Fleet, Wilhelmsen Ships Agreement

The world’s leading maritime service network Wilhelmsen Ships has reached its first service and supply agreement in the Russian river fleet market. The agreement, which was managed by the company’s team in Eastern Europe,

Swire Oilfield Services invests in North Sea

Swire Oilfield Services, a leading supplier of specialist offshore cargo carrying units (CCU), is defying market conditions by establishing Aberdeen, UK as a Centre of Excellence for its Cargo Carrying business with a $1.

Nalen General Manager Valdez Ops Crowley

Crowley Maritime Corporation announced that Charlie Nalen has been named general manager of the company's Valdez operation. In his new position, Nalen will be responsible for the entirety of Crowley's

MAN Diesel, Harren & Partner Order Complete

As a fitting finale to a major contract from a valued customer, MAN Diesel SE held a small celebration at its works in Augsburg, Germany. The event marked the start of acceptance testing of the final engine of eight ordered by shipowner Harren & Partner of Bremen,

This Day in Coast Guard History – Oct. 8

1986-Coast Guard units evacuated flood victims from the St. Louis area using punts, helicopters and trucks after the Mississippi and Missouri rivers flooded.  In all, 150 Coast Guardsmen participated in the emergency flood relief efforts.

This Day in Naval History – Oct. 8

1812 - Boat party under Lt. Jesse D. Elliott captures HMS Detroit and Caledonia in Niagara River. 1842 - Commodore Lawrence Kearny in USS Constitution addresses a letter to the Viceroy of China, urging that American merchants in China be granted the same treaty privileges as the British.

Gulf Marine Introduces the Endurance

A uniquely designed self-propelled self-elevating jack-up barge is currently under construction in Abu Dhabi, UAE, and, once delivered, will be one of the most flexible and capable vessels in the market.