Tuesday, June 12, 2001 Maritime News

Environmental Activists Protest President Bush's Kyoto Pact Veto

Jun 12, 2001

Greenpeace activists boarded an oil tanker in Norway on Tuesday in a bid to stop it sailing for the United States, in their second such protest this week against President George W.

Coast Guard Lifts Restrictions on Houston Ship Channel

Jun 12, 2001

The U.S. Coast Guard kept the Houston Ship Channel open without any restrictions on Tuesday, but still required vessels to check with traffic controllers before exiting or entering,

General Maritime Goes Public, Raises $144 Million

Jun 12, 2001

General Maritime Corp., a crude oil shipping company, raised $144 million by selling 8 million shares in an initial public offering, the latest in a spate of energy companies to go public.

Atlantic Panamax Rates Soften, Fixtures Lay Low

Jun 12, 2001

Sentiment for the Atlantic panamax freight market may be softening while fixture rates stay on the low side, shipbrokers said on Tuesday. "It may be settled

Silversea Cruises Appoints Albert Peter As CEO

Jun 12, 2001

Luxury cruise line, Silversea Cruises, Ltd., has announced that its owners, Italy's Lefebvre family, have completed a restructuring of its family holdings. As part of this process, Dr.

Pan United Shipyard Lands $38 Million Vessel Contract

Jun 12, 2001

Singapore's Pan United Corp Ltd said on Tuesday its unit Pan United Shipyard Pte Ltd won a $38 million shipbuilding contract from Shanara Maritime. The contract

Asia-Pacific Countries Bond To Protect Vital Sea Lanes

Jun 12, 2001

Fifteen ships and 1,500 personnel from 16 Asia-Pacific countries took part in exercises off Singapore on Tuesday with the aim of forging stronger ties to protect the region's vital sea lanes.

Explosion Rocks Singaporean Tanker

Jun 12, 2001

An explosion has ripped through an empty Singaporean supertanker in the Indian Ocean, Lloyds shipping intelligence reported on Tuesday. "The damage to tanker Heng San is understood to be serious,

Boat Sinks Off Madagascar; Soccer Team Feared Dead

Jun 12, 2001

About 40 people, including an entire soccer team, were missing on Tuesday after a boat sank off Madagascar, state radio said. The boat, which went down in bad weather at midday on Monday,

Shell: Short Term LNG Contracts Will Be the Norm

Jun 12, 2001

Shell Gas & Power said on Tuesday short-term liquefied natural gas (LNG) contracts will become common within the next decade. Shell Gas & Power President Peter

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