ACP extends deadline for Panama Canal lock construction proposals

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has extended the submission date for the proposals to build the new set of locks. The four consortia vying for the contract will now have until March 3, 2009 to submit their bids for what will be the largest and most important project under the $5.25 billion expansion program. The […]

French capture 9 pirates but tension mounts over captured ‘tank’ ship

Tensions heated up on the high seas, as the French Navy captured nine pirates near the Gulf of Aden and a Somali pirate warned Thursday that the crew of a hijacked Ukrainian arms ship would be killed if NATO forces attacked, according to a report by Associated Press. The French Navy intercepted the pirates in […]