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MILLENNIUM MARITIME

Britain Warns Shipowners To De-Bug Before 2000

Britain has warned shipowners on Monday that vessels calling at British ports could be detained if they have not ironed out millennium bug problems. All ships inspected before Jan. 1, 2000 that have not tackled the risk and will be at sea at the turn of the millennium will be detained until they can show they will not be a threat to safety or the environment, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said.


Shipowners Say Industry Is Being Choked By Legislation

International shipowners said the maritime industry is being choked by legislation and that they are unfairly targeted as the culprits for all ills in the sector. Addressing some 1,000 delegates from 35 countries who attended the bi-annual Maritime Cyprus Conference in the port town of Limassol, shipowners outlined the problems the industry faces entering the new millennium. There was a heated discussion on Flags of Convenience (FoC)


Millennium Class Tanker Christened

ARCO Marine, Inc. unveiled its first state-of-the-art Millennium Class tanker at a christening ceremony at Litton Avondale Industries in metro New Orleans. The 125,000 dwt crude oil tankers are setting the standard for safety at sea, with double hulls, twin engine rooms, twin propellers, twin rudders and a sophisticated navigation and control system, which allows the control of the ship from a single joystick. The sponsor is Teresa Sullivan, wife of John Sullivan, vice-president engineering


Celebrity Cruises Welcomes New Infinity

Celebrity Cruises' new Infinity, the newest addition to the cruise line's fleet, today sails into San Diego, prior to tomorrow's call on Los Angeles, where the 1,950-guest Infinity will hold formal inaugural ceremonies. Accenting the interior of the ship's SS United States specialty restaurant are actual glass panels from the SS United States cruise ship, which launched in 1952 and gained fame for clocking the fastest transatlantic crossing from New York.


Deliveries

New Z-Drive Tugs Delivered to Millennium Millennium Maritime began providing ship assist and escort services to the Los Angeles harbor area in. late-April, with the first of two new 4,400 bhp (3,282 bkW) Z-drive sister tugs designed and built by Marco Shipyard. The 105 ft. Millennium Falcon is powered by two Cat 3516B marine diesel engines, each rated 2,200 bhp (1,641 bkW) at 1,600 rpm, supplied by N C Power Systems, Seattle


New "Millennium" Begins

Alstom's Chantiers de l'Atlantique delivered the Millennium cruise ship to Celebrity Cruises, a subsidiary of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. The new ship is the largest passenger ship ever built in France, and is significant in that it is the first to feature gas turbines (General Electric make) and steam turbine as its main propulsion. In fact, facing increased scrutiny from environmental concerns, companies such as Royal Caribbean are striving to ensure the environmental "friendliness" of


Transocean Signs Deal for Two Drillships

Transocean Inc. has been awarded contracts for two High-Specification drillships, the Deepwater Millennium and the Deepwater Expedition, for drilling operations in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and offshore Egypt, respectively. The Deepwater Millennium, a Fifth-Generation, dynamically positioned drillship, has been awarded a two-year contract by Anadarko Petroleum Corporation for drilling operations in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico


Carnival Corp. Reports First Quarter Earnings

Carnival Corp. reported net income of $128 million ($0.22 diluted EPS) on revenues of $1 billion for its first quarter ended February 28, 2001, compared to net income of $171.5 million ($0.28 diluted EPS) on revenues of $824.9 million for the same quarter in 2000. For the first quarter of 2001, revenues increased 22.2 percent over the comparable quarter in 2000 primarily because of the consolidation of Costa's results of operations starting in the first quarter of 2001 and the introduction of


Celebrity Cancels Summer Israel Calls

Celebrity Cruises canceled summer port calls at Haifa, Israel, by its Millennium ship, saying the itinerary change was meant to ease passenger fears about political violence in the region. Miami-based Celebrity, a unit of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., said the 2,040-passenger Millennium will instead stop at Limassol, Cyprus, on five, 12-night cruises beginning on May 31. Limassol, with 10 miles of coastline, is the second-largest city on Cyprus.


Panama Canal Cruise Season Kicks Off

The Panama Canal cruise ship season officially starts today, Wednesday, October 2, with the transit of the Celebrity Millennium. During this season, cruise ships will be transiting the waterway during the year of its 100th anniversary.  The Celebrity Millennium, with a capacity of more than 2,000 passengers, marked the beginning of the season, transiting through the Panama Canal as part of a 15-day trip from San Diego, California to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida in the United States.


Norway-India Partnership in Polar Research

Pic by Norwegian Polar Institute

 India and Norway closer to one another in questions related to Polar Research and a new proposal for polar research co-operation is on the anvil, reports Press Trust of India.   The Norwegian Research Council and the Ministry of Earth Sciences in India will announce a new proposal for


French Coast Braced for Giant Tide

Photo by France’s National Hydrographic Service

  Towns on France's North Atlantic coast braced for their first giant tide of the millennium on Saturday as the full moon and this week's solar eclipse combined to create an ocean surge not seen since 1997. At the picturesque Mont Saint Michel island where some of the biggest tides in the


Arctic Melt Messing with Gulf Stream

The blue cooling spot south of Greenland: NASA GISS warming map 1901-2013

 As glacier melt in the Arctic continues to accelerate, the foot of the Atlantic's most powerful ocean current keeps pressing harder and harder on the brake pedal, resulting in the weakest Gulf Stream in the last 1,000 years.   The slowing Gulf Stream water currents is threatening


Swire Pacific Offshore wins Industry Award at IMA

Swire Pacific Offshore emerges as the winner of the SRS Shipowner of the Year award at the Singapore International Maritime Awards (IMA) ceremony held during the Singapore Maritime Week 2015

  Shipowner and operator, Swire Pacific Offshore Operations (Pte) Ltd (SPO) won the SRS Shipowner of the Year award at the Singapore International Maritime Awards (IMA) 2015 ceremony held on Tuesday, 21 April 2014 at The Ritz-Carlton, Millennia Singapore.  


Tsakos VLCC Charter to Generate US$11.5 Million

Greece-based Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited (TEN) has time-chartered out the 301,171 dwt, double hull VLCC  'Millennium', with a state oil company for a period of 18 months. The new charter commenced in September 2013 and is expected to generate gross revenues of approximately $11


Sea Marshals Showcases Management System in New Premises

Sea Marshals new headquarters

International private maritime security company Sea Marshals Ltd. has expanded into new premises to cope with its growing workload, particularly in the Gulfs of Guinea and Aden. Sea Marshals marked its expansion with an open evening held at its new 4


Life at Sea in Container Ships Extraordinay Says New Book

Cover of the book: Image courtesy of Amazon

Author Horatio Clare joined two container ships for voyages that led to the recent publication of his book 'Down To The Sea In Ships: Of Ageless Oceans and Modern Men', available from Amazon for Kindle, or as a hardback. Amazon introduce the book as follows:


Proposed Coal Terminal Under Environmental Review

Environmental review for a proposed coal terminal near Longview is about to begin now that a scope of study has been initially set by Cowlitz County and the Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology). The information gathered during this phase, which includes analyses


MOL Assists South African Primary Education Initiative

A Panel of MOLs cutting-edge hybrid car carrier Emerald Ace ,which carried eight mobile library vehicles last year, was presented to South African Ambassador in Japan Her Excellency Mohau Pheko by MOL Senior Managing Executive Officer Takashi Kurauchi.

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. said it plans to assist nonprofit organization South Africa Primary Education Support Initiative (Sapesi-Japan) with the ocean transport of mobile library vehicles to the Republic of South Africa. This marks the fourth time since 2009 that MOL has contributed to this


MOL Ships Medical Supplies to Myanmar for Free

Mitsui O.S.K.Lines,Ltd. (MOL)  announced that it supported PH-Japan’s (Peoples’ HOPE Japan’s - PHJ) Myanmar healthcare program to provide free transportation of PH-Japan’s container filled with 2,000 units of digital thermometers and electronic blood pressure


Tanker Fire Kills One off Oregon

USCG image

An engine room fire last week aboard a 485-foot, Bahamian-flagged chemical tanker has left the vessel disabled without propulsions about 700 miles west of Cape Blanco, Oregon, killing one crew member, the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) reported.


ESAB Boasts Over a Century of Technological Innovation

ESAB boasts more than a century of technological innovation

  September 2014 marks the 110th anniversary of ESAB Welding & Cutting Products. A world leader in welding and cutting technology, with the broadest, most complete line of products and solutions for industry, ESAB’s reach extends to almost every nation in the world, with more than 8


Transas ECDIS Chosen by Maersk Tankers Again

Photo courtesy of Transas

The IMO requirement has phased installation of ECDIS on board all ships, beginning July 2012. Maersk Tankers, one of the world’s largest product tanker companies, has selected Transas to address this by implementing ECDIS compliance program across the Maersk Tankers’ fleet


Bajpaee to Receive Tanker Industry Accolade

Rajaish Bajpaee

Rajaish Bajpaee, Chief Executive Officer of Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement, will receive the Tanker Shipping & Trade Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of a career spanning more than 40 years and characterized by outstanding commercial acumen


Desperate Times for US Coal Mean Desperate Port Proposals

Photo: IEEFA

It’s a spectacularly atrocious time for U.S. coal companies. Demand for coal domestically is not what it was—and likely never will be—so producers have cast their gaze abroad, where they hope Asian markets respond as domestic ones fail






 
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