Wednesday, January 05, 2000 Maritime News

Cunard Narrows Field To Five

Jan 05, 2000

Cunard Line says it has five bids from European shipyards to build the Queen Mary 2, a rare new transatlantic liner that will rank with the world's largest passenger ships upon its completion in 2003.

Croatian Yard Completes Tanker Order

Jan 05, 2000

Croatian Uljanik shipyard delivered a tanker to Russia's Novoship company. The 17,750 dwt oil and chemical tanker is the last one of a series of four similar vessels built for the same buyer,

Second “Chunnel” Not Likely

Jan 05, 2000

In a move that was sure to please the ferry companies servicing the English Channel, a motorway under the sea between Britain and France was mooted last week in

Arrest Made In Seattle Shipyard Shooting

Jan 05, 2000

Seattle police have arrested a 30-year-old man in connection with execution-style shootings at a local shipyard that left two dead and two injured in November.

Chiles Offshore LLC Completes Finance Moves To Free Up Cash

Jan 05, 2000

Chiles Offshore has raised $15 million through the sale of equity interests to its current equity holders. The proceeds were used by the company to repurchase

Moore Stephens says tonnage tax proposals lack flexibility

Jan 05, 2000

Shipping accountant Moore Stephens says draft proposals on the new U.K. tonnage tax regime lack the flexibility shipowners need for timing acquisitions and sales of ships.

Crowley Concludes Sale of S. America Services

Jan 05, 2000

Crowley Maritime Corporation last week concluded the sale of its South America liner services to Hamburg Sud. Crowley's business activities in Puerto Rico, the Caribbean,

U.S. Builders Make Waves At Year End

Jan 05, 2000

While consolidation and closures continue to reshape the ship and boatbuilding industry worldwide, 1999 ended on some positive notes, particularly for ship and

The Coating Conundrum

Jan 05, 2000

Incorporating Good Environmental Science in the Current Organotin Regulatory Debate. A draft Assembly Resolution (Annex 21/11) prepared by the Marine Environmental

HMS: Outfitting ferry for safety, success

Jan 05, 2000

Operating between Nassau and Harbor Island and Eleuthera in the Bahamas, M/V Bo Hengy carries passengers daily for this ferry service that provides an innovative form of transportation,

United States Lines -- Flying High Again

Jan 05, 2000

As far back to the early 1900's when the transatlantic crossing ruled the day, the motto of the cruise ship industry was to provide passengers with a vacation that was both relaxing and hospitable.

"Boutique" Cruise Vessel Keeps French Cruisers Nicely Coiffed

Jan 05, 2000

A "boutique" luxury cruise catamaran - set to meander the islands of the French Caribbean - has been delivered by Australian ship and boat builder Austal Ships.

Cascade Signs Maintenance/Repair Agreement

Jan 05, 2000

Cascade General and Alaska Tanker Company (ATC) have signed an alliance agreement for the maintenance and repair of ATC's fleet of Alaska North Slope (ANS) tankers.

Pilot Boat Features New Hull Design

Jan 05, 2000

Featuring a waterjet-powered fiberglass hull, a new pilot boat was constructed for Puget Sound Pilots at Nordlund Boat Co., Tacoma, Wash. Measuring 74 ft. (22.

Vasco De Gama Launched For Jan De Nul

Jan 05, 2000

Proceeding 19 months of construction time, the suction dredger Vasco de Gama - with a hold of 33,000 cu. m. — was launched at the Thyssen Nordseewerke construction yard on November 5, 1999.

De Poli Yard Launches Chem. Tanker

Jan 05, 2000

Based on the Island of Pellestrina (Venice), Cantiere Navale De Poli shipyard launched chemical tanker named Jo Laguna D built for venician company Ar.Co.In. The vessel,

Columbia Coastal Christens Super Barge

Jan 05, 2000

U.S.-flag container feeder barge operator, Columbia Coastal Transport added Columbia Elizabeth — one of the largest container barges ever built — to its fleet. The 912 TEU barge,

Offshore Supply Vessels Rebuilt - Cargo Handling, Tank Sounding Automated

Jan 05, 2000

Two circa-1980 vessels are moored — decommissioned, but preserved from corrosion — in the frigid, dry climate of Murmansk, Russia. The hulls are a superior grade

Waller To Design Largest

Jan 05, 2000

Houston based marine design company Waller Marine has been contracted to design the world's largest single power barge. The 220 MW barge mounted power plant utilizes a combined cycle technology,

Deutz Secures Large Order For N. Sea Installation

Jan 05, 2000

Deutz has received another order from Wintershall for the installation of a power plant on its new production platform for operation in the German gas field A6A

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