August, 1999 Maritime News

Recent Ship Sales Announced

Aug 31, 1999

Secondhand tonnage brokers reported the sale of the following vessels. Type Name Built DWT Price ($M) Tanker Serena Sky 1976 154,934 $3.75 Tanker Serena Star 1977 154,934 3.

Coflexip Stena Offshore Upgrades CSO Constructor

Aug 31, 1999

Coflexip Stena Offshore has announced the approval of an upgrade of the CSO Constructor, which will allow the group to offer its clients a heavy duty subsea construction vessel,

London Brent Futures Set New High

Aug 31, 1999

London IPE Brent oil futures set a new 22-month high of $21.30 a barrel in early trade today, jumping 54 cents from Friday's close. Dealers said a renewed pledge

Attica To Acquire Stake In Strintzis

Aug 31, 1999

Passenger shipping firm Attica Enterprises has reportedly signed an agreement for the acquisition of an approximate 38 percent stake in Strintzis. Under the agreement,

Kvaerner Says It Has Common Interests With Aker Maritime

Aug 31, 1999

Kvaerner's chief official Kjell Almskog reportedly said a possible union between Kvaerner's Oil & Gas division and Aker Maritime is an exciting prospect but only theoretical,

Increased Oil/Water Separation

Aug 31, 1999

Abanaki Corp. Oil Separation Division, offers three oil concentrators that complement most Abanaki oil skimmers. These optional decanters provide an effective second

APRG Expands Training & Response Team

Aug 31, 1999

The Alaska Pacific Response Group L.L.C. (APRG) has added Dick Jackson and Tom Jones to its ICS training and oil spill response team staff. Jackson, formerly with Mobil Oil,

PCCI Awarded Contract in Support of Navy's Response Program

Aug 31, 1999

PCCI, Inc. was awarded an indefinite quantity contract by the Atlantic Division of the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) for services in support of

New Oil Skimmer

Aug 31, 1999

A new high-capacity oil skimmer completed sea trials. Designed by Ro-Clean Desmi, the skimmer uses two Desmi 250 vertical screw pumps, which have a well-proven

Hyde Marine Oil/Water Separator

Aug 31, 1999

The Hyde Marine Separator uses a proven method for gravity separation of oil from bilge water to less than 15 ppm. The separator exceeds all performance requirements of USCG 46CFR 162.

Spaghetti Link Boom from Edge Group

Aug 31, 1999

This new absorbent boom is able to soak 25 times its weight in petroleum. It's non-toxic to marine life, and isn't affected by temperature change; it neither rots nor mildews.

FastHex Method Solves Environmental Discharge Compliance Monitoring

Aug 31, 1999

The new FastHex Method, available from Turner Designs, allows oil companies to abandon Freon extraction methods for measuring oil and grease discharge into the world's oceans.

Halter Begins Construction of Three Second Generation Hvide SDM

Aug 31, 1999

Halter Marine, Inc. has begun construction of three second generation Ship Docking Modules (SDM) at its Lockport, La. shipyard for Hvide Marine, Inc. The new tugs,

Q-Mar Partners With Socomar

Aug 31, 1999

Q-Mar, specialist in the development of ECDIS for the naval and hydrographic sectors, has formed a partnership with Socomar International to integrate its industrial and commercial activities.

Electronic Marine Systems Acquires SMC Assets

Aug 31, 1999

Electronic Marine Systems, Inc. (EMS) of Rahway, N.J. has acquired the assets of Sarasota Measurements and Controls (SMC) of Sarasota, Fla., a leading manufacturer

Detroit Diesel, Volvo Penta Collaboration Concludes

Aug 31, 1999

Detroit Diesel Corporation (DDC) and Volvo Penta of the Americas (VPA) have announced a mutual agreement to conclude their successful four-year collaboration which

Halter to Convert Bouchard Barge, Tug to ITB Unit

Aug 31, 1999

Halter Marine, Inc., has signed a contract with Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. of Hicksville, N.Y. to convert a 446-ft. single hulled, ocean-going petroleum tank barge (B.

Blount Launches 300th Vessel

Aug 31, 1999

Harold E. Bickings, the 300th vessel built by Blount Industries, was launched earlier this month. The 104 ft. oyster dredge, built for Tallmadge Brothers, is scheduled to operate out of Port Norris,

Eastern Shipbuilding Delivers Santa Cruz

Aug 31, 1999

RINCON Marine, Inc., has taken delivery of its newest addition, anchor handling tug Santa Cruz. The 190 x 44 x 16 ft. vessel is the first of two vessels of this

Bender Delivers Vessel to Otto Candies

Aug 31, 1999

M/V Juanita Candies was successfully delivered to Otto Candies, Inc. The vessel immediately departed Mobile en route to Fouchon, La. to go on long-term charter


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