Monday, November 15, 1999 Maritime News

Globalstar Appoints Globe Wireless as Provider

Nov 15, 1999

Globalstar, a worldwide mobile satellite telephone service, has expanded its marketing reach to the maritime industry by appointing Globe Wireless as a franchise service provider.

North Florida Shipyards Installs Spar Deck

Nov 15, 1999

North Florida Shipyards completed its contract for the fabrication and installation of a spar deck on RoRo vessel Cape Rise owned by the U.S. Maritime Administration.

Urethane to Provide for Supply Center

Nov 15, 1999

The Fleet and Industrial Supply Center at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii has granted Urethane Products Corp. (UPC) another contract for six 10 ft. diameter x 16 ft.-long Marine Guard foam-filled marine fenders.

Aker and Vryhof Anchors Extend Agreement

Nov 15, 1999

Aker Marine Contractors, Inc. (AMC), a subsidiary of Aker Maritime Inc, and Vryhof Anchors BV (Vryhof) have signed a Letter of Intent to extend their cooperation agreement through their U.

KVH Wins 4 NMEA Awards Again

Nov 15, 1999

For the second year in a row, two communications systems and two navigation products from KVH Industries, Inc. have earned "best product" awards from The National

Zodiac Aids with New Self-Righting Design

Nov 15, 1999

Zodiac International has developed a new patented, self-righting technique to comply with the updated RoRo ferry liferaft regulations. Formulated by a team of technical engineers,

United States Lines Names First Ship ms Patriot

Nov 15, 1999

United States Lines, a subsidiary of American Classic Voyages, said the vessel it is acquiring from Holland America Line will be named ms Patriot. The vessel - being acquired for $114.

Construction Begins on New Orleans Lock Project

Nov 15, 1999

The USACE has begun construction on the $585-million replacement of the navigation lock on the Industrial Canal in New Orleans and is now enlisting community leadership to scope out a mitigation plan.

Innovative U.S. Military Modules to be Cummins-Powered

Nov 15, 1999

A large ship arrives off a port devastated by natural or military forces. The ship contains badly needed supplies but the port infrastructure has been destroyed.

Bollinger Awarded Contract for Navy Patrol Boats

Nov 15, 1999

Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., Lockport, La., has been awarded a $5.1 million contract from the U.S. Navy to modify three Patrol Coastal ships (PC) of the Cyclone Class.

Hvide Marine Struggles to Return to Black

Nov 15, 1999

Hvide Marine Incorporated reported a net loss of $20.1 million or on revenues of $86 million for the quarter ended September 30, 1999. In the year-earlier period, the company had net income of $3.

USCG Seeks Additional Comment

Nov 15, 1999

The USCG has re-opened the docket for additional comment on its May 24 interim rule, establishing new procedures for administrative proceedings such as license suspension and revocation cases.

USCG Detains Foreign Freight Vessel Again

Nov 15, 1999

USCG inspectors in Dutch Harbor detained 281-ft. freight ship Jacha for the third time since Aug. 1998 due to Safety of Life At Sea violations (SOLAS). Inspectors

USCG Terminates Hazardous Fishing Vessel Voyage

Nov 15, 1999

The USCG investigated a fishing vessel after finding numerous safety violations during a routine boarding 50 miles southeast of Cape May, N.J. Six crewmembers of Ruby S, a 72-ft.

Slater Leads Transportation and Trade Mission to Latin America

Nov 15, 1999

U.S. Transportation Secretary Rodney E. Slater, leading a trade mission in support of President Clinton's commitment to a well-integrated Western Hemisphere transportation system,

USCG Proposes Federal Pilotage Requirement

Nov 15, 1999

The USCG has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM), requiring vessels engaged in foreign trade on the navigable waterways within the State of Maryland to

Maine BEP Endorses Tank Barge Regulations

Nov 15, 1999

The Maine Board of Environmental Protection (BEP) approved proposed Chapter 600 vessel operating regulations by a vote of five to one, with one abstention. Chapter

USCG Issues Fire Protection Equipment Requirements

Nov 15, 1999

All towing vessels except those in restricted services are required to comply with new requirements for fire protection equipment and procedures under an interim rule issued by the USCG.

Astano Delivers Discoverer Spirit

Nov 15, 1999

Astano, the Astilleros Españoles offshore construction yard, has sent off Discoverer Spirit to American owner and operator Transocean Offshore. The second of a

New Type of Passenger Vessel from Canadian Shipyard

Nov 15, 1999

Strömma Kanalbolaget Turism & Sjofart AB (SKTS), a well known tourism organization in Sweden has recently purchased a new 48 passenger Explorathor high performance

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