December, 2000 Maritime News

USCG Restricts Barge Tow Size In Mississippi

Dec 29, 2000

The U.S. Coast Guard further restricted the size of barge tows on the Mississippi River due to problems with low water levels that have caused several groundings in recent weeks, Reuters reported.

Blount-Barker Shipbuilding Formed

Dec 27, 2000

Blount-Barker Shipbuilding Corporation was recently formed and James A. Barker has been named the President and CEO. Blount-Barker, based in Warren, R.I., specializes

People & Company News

Dec 22, 2000

Duramax Marine Breaks Ground Duramax Marine, a world leader in water-lubricated rubber bearings, recently broke ground on a new facility that will streamline

Marine Products & Literature

Dec 22, 2000

Handy Pouch Easily Adds Storage Space Davis Instruments offers its new Deckhand Boating Pouch for storage space. This convenient carrying caddy is designed for simple installation and removal.

USCG Announces Casualty Reporting Requirements

Dec 22, 2000

By Duncan C. Smith III, James S.W. Drewry, and Jennifer M. Southwick Dyer Ellis & Joseph On Thursday, November 2, 2000, the U.S. Coast Guard published a

Deepwater Offshore Cuba Peaks Oil Major's Interest

Dec 22, 2000

Four European oil firms are reportedly negotiating with Cuba to carry out deep-water exploration of the island's Gulf of Mexico waters, and at least two are likely to sign contracts early next year,

ABS Creates 'One-Stop Shop' for Rig Certification

Dec 22, 2000

As the offshore market, particularly in the Gulf of Mexico, continues to heat up, news from Dallas heralds a new era of ensuring safety and efficiency. ENSCO

Schlumberger Launches Second Deepwater Stimulation Vessel

Dec 22, 2000

Schlumberger has affirmed its commitment to the deepwater market with launch of the DeepSTIM II - the second in a new line of advanced stimulation vessels for deepwater service.

Great Boats of 2000

Dec 22, 2000

Every year, MarineNews chooses a handful of vessels delivered in the past 12 months and bestows upon them the distinction of “Great Boats.” The boats are chosen for innovations in design,

Tidewater Reorganizes Management

Dec 22, 2000

Tidewater Inc. announced that, effective immediately, Cliffe F. Laborde, Larry T. Rigdon and Dean E. Taylor have been promoted to the level of Executive Vice President.

Manitowoc Acquires Marinette

Dec 22, 2000

The Manitowoc Company, Inc. has finalized its previously announced agreement to purchase Marinette Marine Corporation. Marinette was acquired for approximately

Hvide to Add Two New Boats

Dec 22, 2000

Hvide Marine Incorporated has made an agreement to purchase two modern 152-ft. crewboats from Crewboats, Inc. The purchase price for the two vessels, which will

Tugz Florida Franchise Is Pending

Dec 22, 2000

Following months of intense scrutiny, financial due diligence, background checks and equipment review, Ronald C. Rasmus, president of TUGZ International, LLC, is

Tugz Florida Franchise Is Pending

Dec 22, 2000

Following months of intense scrutiny, financial due diligence, background checks and equipment review, Ronald C. Rasmus, president of TUGZ International, LLC, is

USN Awards Litton $338.2M Contract

Dec 22, 2000

Litton Ingalls Shipbuilding won a $338.2 million contract to build DDG 100, an additional DDG 51 Class Aegis guided missile destroyer for the United States Navy.

General Dynamics Gets $661M Contract

Dec 22, 2000

U.S. military shipbuilder General Dynamics Corp. said the Navy had awarded it an additional $661 million to complete the construction of the next two ships in the

Crowley to Acquire Marine Transport

Dec 22, 2000

Crowley Maritime Corporation and Marine Transport Corporation jointly announced that Crowley has agreed to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Marine Transport Corporation for $7 per share.

Halter Gets Second PCTC Order

Dec 22, 2000

Pasha Hawaii Transport Lines LLC (PHTL), the joint venture of The Pasha Group and Van Ommeren Shipping (USA) LLC, have exercised their option with Halter Marine for the construction of a second U.

Bollinger Signs Deal With Incat to Build Fast Craft

Dec 22, 2000

In a move that signals the long-awaited fast craft boom in the United States is about to begin, Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., Lockport, La., and Incat Australia Pty.

Northrop Grumman to Acquire Litton Industries for $80 Per Share Cash

Dec 22, 2000

Northrop Grumman Corp. and Litton Industries have jointly announced that they have signed a definitive agreement under which Northrop Grumman will acquire for cash

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