Thursday, December 07, 2000 Maritime News

Teekay Shipping Appoints New Director

Dec 07, 2000

Teekay Shipping has elected Eileen A. Mercier to its Board of Directors to fill the vacancy created by the retirement yesterday of Steve G.K. Hsu, who had served on Teekay's board since 1993.

Royal Olympic Cruises Appoints New Executives

Dec 07, 2000

Royal Olympic Cruise Lines (ROCL) has elected George Stathopoulos to the position of acting CEO. At the same time, Stathopoulos maintains responsibility for the

Cold Spell Halts Mississippi River Barge Traffic

Dec 07, 2000

Barge traffic on the upper and mid-Mississippi River was slowing this week as a cold snap in the U.S. Midwest created ice on the Mississippi at Guttenberg, Iowa,

Six-Day Strike Ends At Mongla Port

Dec 07, 2000

Mongla port workers ended a six-day strike on Thursday after being assured authorities would investigate the deaths of four people and the wounding of 100 others

Antonini Re-Elected To Top Spot Of European Consortium

Dec 07, 2000

Corrado Antonini, executive chairman of Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri, has been re-appointed to the presidency of the Euroyards consortium for the next two years, Fincantieri said on Wednesday.

Libya Commences Release Of Detained Fishermen

Dec 07, 2000

Libya has begun to release 149 Egyptian fishermen detained for the past month on suspicion of fishing illegally in Libyan waters, a foreign ministry official said on Thursday.

Yemen Plans To Prosecute Suspects Behind USS Cole Disaster

Dec 07, 2000

Yemen has sent prosecutors to begin work on the case of the apparent suicide bombing of a U.S. destroyer in Aden and plans to put the six suspects on trial next month,

EC Probes Further Into Aker Maritime's Transaction With Kvaerner

Dec 07, 2000

The European Commission said on Thursday it had opened an in-depth four-month investigation into plans by Norway's Aker Maritime ASA to buy a 26.7 percent stake

Carnival Cruise Lines' Tropicale To Be Transferred To Costa Cruises

Dec 07, 2000

Carnival Cruise Lines reported today that it will transfer its 1,022-passenger Tropicale to sister company Costa Cruises in February 2001. Prior to its delivery to Costa,

OMU Holds Rally Today At WorkBoat Show

Dec 07, 2000

Offshore Mariners United, (OMU), a federation of five U.S. maritime unions organizing workers in the Gulf of Mexico oil patch offshore service industry, will hold a rally in front of the Ernest N.

OMI Corp. Elects New Director

Dec 07, 2000

OMI Corp. has appointed Donald C. Trauscht as a director - he currently serves as chairman of BW Capital Corp. Prior to his current position, Trauscht served as chairman and CEO of Borg Warner Corp.

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