Upcoming Maritime News – Editor’s Picks

John Konrad
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January 20, 2008



Here are gCaptain editor’s Top 10 upcoming picks of the week from gCaptain’s Maritime News Discoverer. Please Vote on the ones you like to have them published.

Singapore retains busiest world port title
Singapore handled a record 27.9 million containers last year, reinforcing its position as the world’s busiest port. read more »

How Atomic Clocks Will Change the World
The best timepiece in the world lives deep in a ’60s-style concrete government building, where it resembles nothing so much as a teenager’s science-f read more »

Crew to blamed for tilting ship Crown Princess
Improper training and bad steering by a Princess Cruises ship’s second officer caused the vessel to tilt suddenly in 2006, injuring alm read more »

China’s first deepwater drilling rig to be built
Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding (SWS) has won the contract to build China’s first deepwater drilling rig for China National Offshore Oil Corporation read more »

Marad launches grant program for small shipyards
Marad is establishing the Assistance to Small Shipyards Grant Program, which was provided for under Section 3506 of the FY 2006 National Defense Auth read more »

U. S. Coast Guard Responds to Sinking Laker
Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Duluth responded to the partial sinking of the 1,000-foot laker McCarthy at the Hallett No. 8 Dock at approximately 1 read more »

Surf’s Up at Maverick’s
HALF MOON BAY, Calif. – The Coast Guard spent Jan. 12, 2007, patrolling the waters near Half Moon Bay, Calif., during the Mavericks surfing competition read more »

Total Fined almost $298 million for Erika Spill
PARIS — In a ruling that could set a precedent for responsibility in maritime pollution, a French court ruled Wednesday that the oil company Total wa read more »

Parts of Puget Sound could rise 2 feet
The Seattle PI is reporting in a newly released study that local waters could rise by as much as two feet. read more »

US rewards foreign seamen for testifying vs ship’s waste dumping
Eight Filipino seamen who told United States authorities about their ship’s illegal waste dumping in American waters have received $730,000 for the i read more »

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