March, 2001 Maritime News

Bender, Candies Sign Contract For OSV Trio

Mar 30, 2001

Bender Shipbuilding and Repair, and Otto Candies have executed a contract calling for the construction of three 240 x 54 x 20 ft. (73.1 x 16.4 x 6 m) Diesel Electric

Blount/Barker Appoints New Senior V.P.

Mar 30, 2001

Blount/Barker ShipBuilding, Warren, R.I. has elected Jacob A. Stevens III as its new senior vice president. A well-known shipbuilder, whose career highlights include the construction of six 92 ft.

Oil From Tanker Hits Coast

Mar 30, 2001

Danish authorities said that half the oil from the tanker which collided with a freighter in the Baltic Sea between Denmark and Germany on Wednesday evening had hit the Danish coast.

BP Amoco Tanker Sets Sail For Texas

Mar 30, 2001

A BP Amoco oil tanker stranded off the coast of Bermuda for 12 days with engine problems set sail for Freeport, Texas after repairs were completed. The British Valour, carrying 300,000 tons (2.

Smaller Tanker Rates Take A Pounding

Mar 30, 2001

Rates for Aframax tankers (70-80,000 tons) took a pounding this week, most notably in the Caribbean market, but elsewhere markets remained flat, brokers said. U.

Smit To Cut Costs, Focus On Growth Markets

Mar 30, 2001

Dutch shipping group Smit Internationale NV will continue cost-cutting in 2001 and put more focus on growth markets. "Our company should become more transparent

Rosyth Dockyard Tapped For Frigate Refits

Mar 30, 2001

The British government contracted Scotland's Rosyth dockyard, operated by a unit of engineering company Babcock International Group, to refit five navy frigates.

Army Corps of Engineers Under Scrutiny

Mar 30, 2001

Legislation introduced in Congress on March 29, 2001, would subject expensive and controversial Army Corps of Engineers' projects to an independent review panel,

Blue Marlin Arrives In Portland Harbor

Mar 29, 2001

The world's largest submersible lift ship arrived in Portland Harbor today at 10:00 a.m. where it docked at the International Marine Terminal. Measuring 712 ft.

HAL's Westerdam To Be Transferred To Costa Cruises

Mar 29, 2001

Carnival Corporation announced that its Holland America Line unit will transfer its 1,494-passenger Westerdam to sister company Costa Cruises in spring 2002, at

Italy To Ban Single Skin Tankers From 7 Ports

Mar 29, 2001

Italy plans to ban single hull tankers from seven port areas from April 23 to reduce risks of environmental damage, said an anonymous Environment Ministry official said.

Carib Tanker Rates Rise

Mar 29, 2001

Caribbean tanker rates are set to jump briefly this week because of a lack of available tankers for prompt cargoes, brokers said. "I can see it getting up to W285 ($11.

Oil Slick Threatens Danish Coast

Mar 29, 2001

Massive oil slicks threatened to pollute the Danish coast on Thursday after a tanker collided with a freighter in the Baltic Sea, creating one of the biggest oil leaks ever to foul Danish waters.

A.P. Moeller Expects Good 2001 Results

Mar 29, 2001

A.P.Moeller, Denmark`s biggest private enterprise and owner of container line Maersk Sealand, expects higher 2001 earnings from its shipping activities as well

Dry Bulk Index Continues Decline

Mar 29, 2001

The Baltic Dry Index (BDI) fell 16 points to 1,452, the Baltic Panamax Index (BPI) lost 25 points to 1,553, the Baltic Handymax Index (BHI) eased 46 points to 9,

Bosphorus Sea Lane To Get Busier

Mar 29, 2001

A leading U.S. tanker brokerage has warned that the newly-opened Khazakstan to Novorossiisk oil pipeline will need between 17 and 28 million-barrel tankers to serve it,

Petrobras Sends 20 Ships To Monitor Oil Spill

Mar 29, 2001

Petrobras moved about 200 men and 20 ships to monitor oil spilled offshore after the world's biggest rig was rocked by blasts and sank earlier this month. On March 15,

Panama Canal Income Up 3.1%

Mar 29, 2001

Panama Canal October-to-February toll income rose 3.1 percent over the year-ago period to $247.8 million. Transits by ships built to the maximum dimensions of the Canal's 1,000-ft.

Lawrence Graham Warns On Tanker Approvals

Mar 28, 2001

London law firm Lawrence Graham says tanker owners and charterers can expect more disputes over oil major approvals. Imogen Rumbold, partner, says that since the

IZAR Delivers For Stena

Mar 28, 2001

Stena Line announced that its brand new ferry Stena Hollandica entered service in the Hook of Holland-Harwich route. In October 2000 Stena Line had already introduced her sister ship Stena Britannica.

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