August, 2000 Maritime News

Carnival To Cancel Two Voyages On Elation For Preventative Maintenance

Aug 31, 2000

Carnival Cruise Lines said that it will cancel two seven-day voyages of its cruise ship Elation departing October 29 and November 5, 2000, to perform preventative

Wärtsilä NSD Address Sulzer RTA84T Bedplate Fears

Aug 31, 2000

Citing overzealous trade reporting and seeking to set the record straight and ensure that accurate information is being disseminated, Wärtsilä NSD has issued a

Oil Export Terminal Re-Opens

Aug 31, 2000

Russian oil export terminal Novorossiisk reopened to shipping following a two-day weather-related closure, shipping sources said. The Black Sea terminal handles

Fincantieri Launches Golden Princess

Aug 31, 2000

Fincantieri launched the 109,000 gt Golden Princess for the P&O Group's Princess Cruises Plc. The vessel, floated out at Fincantieri's Monfalcone yard, is a sister ship to the Grand Princess which,

P&O Stena Lines Resumes Operations

Aug 31, 2000

P&O Stena Line has resumed full passenger and freight services from the British port of Dover after French fishermen began to lift their blockade of French ports.

Celebrity's Millennium - Not So Good Vibrations

Aug 31, 2000

After evaluating several alternatives, Celebrity Cruises has decided to drydock its innovative gas turbine propelled ship, Millennium, reportedly at Newport News

Costa Crociere Taps Kvaerner Once Again

Aug 31, 2000

Kvaerner Masa-Yards has again been called upon by Costa Crociere to build a sistership to Costa Atlantica, which was delivered in June. The vessel, which is worth more than $301 million,

Krupp Business Unit Receives Hopper Dredger Order

Aug 31, 2000

The Marine Technology Lübeck Business Unit of Krupp Fördertechnik GmbH has been granted an order to build two trailing suction hopper dredgers for the French harbor authority Dragages-Ports.

New World To Boast MacGregor Packages

Aug 31, 2000

Touted as the world's first luxury floating resort, the World of ResidenSea will feature MacGregor elevators and other equipment in packages worth approximately $2 million.

MarAd Elects New Shipbuilding Administrator

Aug 31, 2000

The U.S. Maritime Administration (MarAd) named Jean McKeever as associate administrator for Shipbuilding - responsible for overseeing the Administration's naval architecture,

GE Marine Engines Appoints Douglas As Marketing Director

Aug 31, 2000

GE Marine Engines has appointed Richard K. Douglas as director, Marketing and Sales. Douglas will lead the worldwide marketing and sales effort for GE's full line

Furuno Appoints Thompson To Head New Product Group

Aug 31, 2000

Furuno U.S.A. has elected Roy Thompson as manager of its newly formed Special Product & Fisheries Group. Thompson, who previously served as the company's marketing manager,

Saab Marine Group Is Newest Spin Off

Aug 31, 2000

Saab Marine Electronics has formed a new group of companies in order to supply the marine market with a total concept for modern applications. During a short period

Aker Finnyards Lands Cruise Ferry Order

Aug 30, 2000

Aker Finnyards and Estonian Hansatee Group came to an agreement for the construction of a new $150.8 million cruise ferry for the Gulf of Finland traffic. The 623 ft.

Nichols Bros. To Build Catamaran For Service On San Francisco Bay

Aug 30, 2000

The Alameda/Oakland Ferry Service on San Francisco Bay ordered a new 315-passenger catamaran ferry from Nichols Bros. Boatbuilders. Measuring 112 x 33 ft. (34.1 x 10 m),

BMI Awarded Overhaul Contract

Aug 30, 2000

Baltimore Marine Industries (BMI) has been granted a $16.6 million contract by the U.S. Navy, Portsmouth, Va. for the overhaul of floating drydock USS Resolute.

New Rule Upgrade Shields Towing Vessels

Aug 30, 2000

The U.S. Coast Guard's final rule on "Fire Protection Measures for Towing Vessels" is posted on the Federal Register dated August 28. The ruling fine tunes the

Litton Avondale Holds Keel Laying

Aug 30, 2000

Litton Avondale Industries laid the keel of M/V Polar Discovery on August 28 for Long Beach, Calif.-based Polar Discovery. Formally known as Arco Tankers, the company

Fate Of H&W To Come Next Week

Aug 29, 2000

Harland and Wolff will await the outcome of arbitration next week with a major customer before deciding the fate of the Belfast shipyard. Harland and Wolff's owners,

Sub Recovery To Commence In September

Aug 29, 2000

A Russian minister said the recovery of the bodies of the 118 men who died on board the sunken Kursk nuclear submarine would begin next month. But he played down suggestions, backed on Tuesday by U.

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