Friday, August 18, 2000 Maritime News

Turkish Ferry Sinks Off Black Sea Coast

Aug 18, 2000

A ferry sank off the Turkish Black Sea coast Aug. 16 after a fire, officials said, adding that one crew member was missing, but no passengers were on board when the vessel went down.

Maersk-Sealand To Move Hub To Malaysia

Aug 18, 2000

Maersk-Sealand, the world's biggest container line, will move its transhipment hub to the Malaysian port Tanjung Pelepas (PTP) from Singapore. Maersk-Sealand,

Canada To Study Ban On Pacific Ocean Drilling

Aug 18, 2000

An environmental group has criticized a move by British Columbia to study the idea of having Ottawa lift a 28-year-old ban on offshore drilling along Canada's pristine Pacific coast.

Britain Delays Repairs On Crippled Sub

Aug 18, 2000

Britain's defense ministry agreed to delay repairs on a crippled nuclear submarine stranded in Gibraltar since May, handing at least a temporary victory to environmentalists

Sunken Drydock Removed From Ship Channel

Aug 18, 2000

The U.S. Coast Guard has removed the sunken drydock that has been blocking the Lake Charles, Louisiana, ship channel to large crude oil tankers, a spokesman said.

Explosions Recorded Where Sub Sank

Aug 18, 2000

A Norwegian seismic institute recorded two explosions Aug. 12 where a stricken Russian submarine sank off north Russia, the biggest as strong as one or two tons of TNT.


Aug 18, 2000

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,

Vessel Focus: Patrol Boats

Aug 18, 2000

Halter Delivers Four Patrol Boats to Venezuelan Navy Halter Marine has answered the call from the Venezuelan Navy for a variety of patrol boats. The company recently delivered four 80 ft.

Naval Shipbuilders Try to Get More for Less

Aug 18, 2000

As it becomes abundantly clear that a major injection of dollars is not imminent for the U.S. Naval shipbuilding sector, industry leaders met recently to mull ideas on getting more for less.

Legal Matters

Aug 18, 2000

Court Moves Coastal's Lease Confiscation Claim Forward Coastal Petroleum Company said Florida's First District Court of Appeal denied motions by the State and

News Briefs

Aug 18, 2000

San Francisco Catamarans Get Cummins Power Nichols Brothers Boatbuilders are building a highspeed catamaran ferry for San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation district.

News Briefs

Aug 18, 2000

Pilots Association Again Chooses IF Engines The Delaware River Pilots Association recently contracted with Carey's Diesel to repower a vessel with a pair of Isotta Fraschini marine diesel engines,


Aug 18, 2000

Bollinger to Build Two Jumbo Coal Barges Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., Lockport, La., has signed a contract to build two, 250-ft., double hull, jumbo coastwise service,

Companies to Develop GOM Shuttle Tanker Technology

Aug 18, 2000

Conoco Inc. and Maritrans Inc. are jointly developing advanced shuttle tanker technologies to safely transport newly discovered deepwater Gulf of Mexico crude oil reserves to U.

Lesar Named New CEO of Halliburton

Aug 18, 2000

Halliburton Company's board of directors, elected David J. Lesar, 47, to the board of directors and named him the company's chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer.

Bush-Cheney: Is It An Oil Industry Dream Team?

Aug 18, 2000

The U.S. oil industry may have found its dream team with Republican presidential candidate George W. Bush's pick of Dick Cheney, former CEO of Halliburton Company,

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