Bristol to Oversee Two Ferry Newbuilds
Construction is progressing for the new Subchapter “K” passenger ferry vessels, M/V Isleño at Blount Boats, Inc. (BBI), Warren RI and M/V Caribeña at VT Halter Marine, Inc. (VTHMI), Pascagoula, MS.
MSRC, Clean Bay Merge
The Marine Spill Response Corporation (MSRC) and Clean Bay Inc. announce the merger of the two organizations’ California-based assets effective January 1, 2004.
NSRP Elects New Panel Chair
The National Shipbuilding Research Program's Business Process Technologies Panel elected Ken Clarke as its new Panel Chair, and Jim Rohr as returning Vice Chair…
New appointments at IMO
Two new senior level appointments have been made at the International Maritime Organization following the accession of Mr Efthimios E. Mitropoulos of Greece to the…
USCG Seeks Ballast Water Treatment Testing Participants
The U.S. Coast Guard announced the beginning of a program aimed at facilitating the installation of experimental shipboard ballast water treatment systems. Foreign…
Newbuilding Splurge Boosts London Club
The London P&I Club says the increasing amount of new tonnage being ordered by its members, and entered with the Club for P&I and FD&D risks, is confirmation of…
PMA Implementation of ISPS Code
The Panama Maritime Authority (PMA) posted on its Internet site a revised circular discussing implementation of the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code.
FMC To Meet Regarding China
The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) issued a Notice stating that it will meet in closed session on January 21, 2004 to consider various issues related to China.
Baton Rouge – security zone - update
The U.S. Coast Guard issued a Marine Safety Bulletin updating its security zone between mile 229 AHP at the I-10 Bridge to mile 235 at the Ben Burman Light in the vicinity of Baton Rouge.
Tributyltin – final aquatic life criteria
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a Notice stating that it has released the final aquatic life criteria document for tributyltin (TBT). This…
TEN Acquires VLCC
Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited (TEN) recently acquired the 299,700 dwt double hull VLCC M/T Maersk Estelle, built in Denmark in 1994, from the AP Moller / Maersk Group.
Arntzen Appointed CEO of OSG
The Board of Directors of Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. (OSG) announced the appointment of Morten Arntzen as the company's new President & CEO. Mr. Arntzen, who…