Thursday, December 14, 2000 Maritime News

People & Company News

Dec 14, 2000

FGH Appoints Senior Management Team Friede Goldman Halter, Inc. (FGH) announced the appointment of Robert L. Champagne, CPA, as its Executive Vice President and CFO.

Safety: Monitoring & Control Products

Dec 14, 2000

Ros Delivers Underwater Surveillance Systems Ros Inc. of San Diego, Calif. recently delivered four Anchor Bolster Deployment TV Systems to R&B Falcon of Houston, Texas.

Bisso Introduces New Revolving Crane

Dec 14, 2000

Bisso Marine Co. Inc. of New Orleans has recently put its new 250-ton revolving crane, the D/B BOAZ, into service. The American R-40 Crane has 175 ft. of boom and

Ports Applaud Congressional Passage of WRDA

Dec 14, 2000

U.S. public ports applauded final passage of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), S. 2796, conference report by the House of Representatives on November 3.

Nominations Sought For 2000 Shepheard Award

Dec 14, 2000

The Chamber of Shipping of America invites nominations for the 2000 Halert C. Shepheard Award. "Nominations for a living individual may be submitted for a single

Lürssen, Townsend Bay Alliance Announced

Dec 14, 2000

At the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in October, Townsend Bay Marine (TBM) and Lürssen Yachts formally announced the business relationship that the companies

Healthy 2001 Projected By Many Repair Yards

Dec 14, 2000

With the next "offshore boom" looming on the horizon, many of the vessel repair and conversion yards, particularly but not limited to the Gulf of Mexico region,

FGH Subsidiary Sells Interest in Ilion

Dec 14, 2000

Friede Goldman Halter, Inc. has announced that one of its subsidiaries has sold its minority equity interest in Ilion LLC for $12.8 million to Noble Drilling Corporation.

RINA Study Proves LNG Floating Storage Viable

Dec 14, 2000

Italian classification society, RINA, has concluded a major study that demonstrates that floating storage terminals for LNG are both feasible and economically viable.

Rig Count Continues To Climb

Dec 14, 2000

Baker Hughes Incorporated announced that the international rig count for October 2000 was 727, up 13 from the 714 counted in September 2000 and up 162 from the 565 counted in October 1999.

Morgan City Harbor and Terminal Completes Upgrades

Dec 14, 2000

Strategically located along the Louisiana Gulf Coast at the junction of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway and the Atchafalaya river, the Morgan City Harbor and Terminal

'All-Hands' Ceremony Held at Coast Guard Yard

Dec 14, 2000

During an "All-Hands" celebration held at the Coast Guard Yard on Oct. 2, four members of the Maryland Congressional Delegation and the Coast Guard's Assistant

Channel Islands National Park Contracts for New Boat

Dec 14, 2000

The National Park Service has awarded a contract to Modutech Marine Inc. of Tacoma, Washington for the construction of a new crewboat for Channel Islands National Park in southern California.

Tracking Safety Incidents Via The Internet

Dec 14, 2000

A new web-based incident tracking and loss prevention system has been launched which could make a substantial contribution to reducing the shipping industry's annual $2 billion losses from liability.

Expanded Trade Show Planned for Mari-Tech 2001

Dec 14, 2000

Planning has begun for Mari-Tech 2001, scheduled to be held June 20 - 22, 2001, at the Westin Bayshore in Vancouver, BC, under the sponsorship of the Canadian Institute of Marine Engineering,

JMC to Design Fireboats for L.A. Fire Dept.

Dec 14, 2000

Jensen Maritime Consultants of Seattle, Washington, has been awarded the contract to design a small fireboat for the Los Angeles Fire Department. Three of these

MDC Announces Invitation for Bids

Dec 14, 2000

The Marine Design Center, (MDC), of the U.S. Army Corps of engineers (USACE) intends to acquire three newly constructed steel deck cargo barges to serve the U.S.

Bollinger To Build Two Liftboats For Cardinal Services

Dec 14, 2000

Bollinger Shipyards, Lockport, La., has signed a contract to build two 245-ft. (74.6 m) class liftboats for Cardinal Services, a subsidiary of Superior Energy Services, Inc.

Metal Craft Marine, MIL Systems Get Contract

Dec 14, 2000

MetalCraft Marine and its joint venture partner MIL systems of Ottawa was awarded an option contract for four additional 47-ft. motor lifeboats. These self righting

Ayton Cross Arrival Boosts Wijsmuller Fleet

Dec 14, 2000

Wijsmuller Marine has accepted the first of two azimuthing stern drive (ASD) tractor tugs from the Spanish shipbuilder Astilleros Zamacona. Following a crew familiarization period,


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