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Saturday, December 7, 2019

Electrocuted!

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on May 5, 2017

Reluctantly touching the third rail of the American waterfront.I looked up the common idiom of ‘touching the third’ rail this week.Yourdictionary.com explains it like this: The electrified rail that runs besides, or between train tracks to power electric trains.

ICS & LNG Worries: A Tempest in a Teapot

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on July 13, 2015

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) recently voiced its concerns that the United States was potentially engaging in protectionist practices, especially where it concerns the future exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG). As the U.S.

Foreign Aid Done Right:

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on June 30, 2015

Last week, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) awarded a grant to the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) to support the planning of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal. According to both ACP and USTDA, when the Panama Canal expansion project is completed next year…

USCGC Courier

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on August 10, 2012

The US Coast Guard cutter Courier (WAGR-176) started life in 1945 as the M/V Coastal Messenger. It was built in the final days of the Second World War as an inter-island shuttle craft to move military and naval cargoes between the Pacific islands. The war ended before the new ship could be deployed.

Law to curtail Shipping Trade Malpractices

Posted to Law to curtail Shipping Trade Malpractices (by Joseph Fonseca) on March 14, 2011

An Act to facilitate swift and efficient movement of goods in India in relation to export/ import or coastal cargo is set to be enacted soon. It promises to bring transparency in trade practices by publishing of tariff by shipping transport…

Arun Sharma takes over IRS

Posted to Arun Sharma takes over IRS (by Joseph Fonseca) on February 1, 2012

Arun Sharma assumed charge as “Chairman and Managing Director” of the Indian Register of Shipping (IRS) this morning having taken over from  Capt J. C. Anand who founded and nurtured the organization raising it to occupy a significant place in the Maritime history of independent India.

Bharati Shipyard in control of Great Offshore

Posted to Bharati Shipyard in control of Great Offshore (by Joseph Fonseca) on May 17, 2010

The battle for Great Offshore, country’s largest integrated offshore services firm, has finally ended with Bharati Shipyard in total control and ABS shipyard left trying to dilute its share holding in the company. Last week Bharati Shipyard…

Trireme - dreadnaught of the ancient Mediterranean

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on March 5, 2010

The trireme was utilized as a warship in the Mediterranean Sea from the 7th century BC until the fall of the Roman Republic at about the commencement of the Christian era. No other warship design has survived in service for a comparable period. It was truly the dominant battleship of its day.

Convenient Airbrushing of a Ghost from the Ghost Fleet

Posted to Martin Rushmere (by Martin Rushmere) on October 26, 2009

MARAD proudly declared this week that at least 25 ships of the Suisun Bay reserve fleet, popularly known as the ghost fleet, will be cleaned up in a San Francisco yard and then towed to Brownsville to be broken up. Two cargo ships – subject…