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Delivery of Crude Carriers VLCC

Crude Carriers Corp. (NYSE: CRU) announced that on March 26 it took delivery of the M/T Alexander the Great, a very large crude carrier (VLCC) with carrying capacity of 297,958 mt, from Universal Shipbuilding Corporation at the Ariake Shipyard in Japan.

Tricon Marine Showcases Ops in China

Euro-American luxury yacht builder Tricon Marine was selected by the Chinese government to join a delegation presenting to local businessmen and women in Boston. Led by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council and the Zhuhai Investment Promotion Bureau,

East Africa Joint Service Launches

Evergreen Line, Wan Hai Lines Ltd (WHL), and Simatech Shipping have agreed to operate an East Africa Service (EAF) with three ships of 1,200 TEU capacity. Evergreen, WHL, and SSF will each operate one vessel.

New Navy Contract

Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding, Inc., Newport News, Va., is being awarded a $13,200,000 modification for planned and growth supplemental work under a previously awarded contract (N00024-08-C-2100) for

Risk of Information Theft on Inmarsat C

Dr. Ir. Sluiman, of eXpert ICT, is a naval reserve officer assigned to the Naval Cooperation and Guidance for Shipping (NCAGS) organization of the Netherlands. All analyses and views expressed in this article are those of the author.

Arctic Ocean Foreign Ministers' Meeting

The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Foreign Affairs, met with foreign ministers of the five Arctic Ocean coastal states—Canada, Denmark, Norway, Russia and the United States—in Chelsea, Quebec on March 29.

Foss Maritime Environmental Milestone

Foss Maritime has earned the ISO 14001 environmental certification to use as a blueprint to achieve its "zero trace" corporate goal. With its new certification, Foss' entire marine division, both shoreside and marine has publicly committed to sound environmental practices and continual improvement,

OMSA Says Offshore Jobs Should Go to Americans

The Offshore Marine Service Association (OMSA),  the association representing the owners and operators of the U.S. Flag supply vessels that support offshore energy, has issued the following statement on the announcement by the Obama Administration to increase offshore energy production from oil,

This Day in Coast Guard History – April 1

1897- Federal Civil Service rules were applied to Life-Saving Service (under Executive Order May 6, 1896). 1916-The official birthday of Coast Guard aviation.  On this date LT Elmer F. Stone reported to Pensacola Naval Air Station for flight training.

This Day in Naval History – April 1

1893 - Navy General Order 409 of 25 February 1893 establishes the rate of Chief Petty Officer as of this date. 1917 - Boatswain's Mate 1/c John I. Eopolucci, a Naval Armed Guard on board the steamship Aztec, died when the vessel was sunk by a German U-boat.

Genoa Design Wins Project for Iraqi Navy

Genoa Design International Ltd. has won a contract to provide production design and lofting for two196.8 ft Offshore Support Vessels for the Iraqi Navy. The ships, which will play a central role in rebuilding Iraq’s maritime security capability,

Crowley Christens ATB Tank Vessel in Tampa

On March 26, Crowley Maritime Corporation christened the eighth of 10 new 185,000-barrel Articulated Tug-Barge (ATB) tank vessels that the company will take delivery of by 2011. The vessels christened were the tug Achievement and barge 650-8.