Monday, June 18, 2001 Maritime News

Future Requirements for Shuttle Tankers in the Gulf

Jun 18, 2001

Ultra-deepwater plays in the Gulf of Mexico offer vast potential for oil and gas production. There are now more than 1,650 active leases in the Gulf of Mexico in water depths exceeding 5,000 ft.

SeaStreak Launches New High-Speed Catamaran

Jun 18, 2001

SeaStreak America, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sea Containers Limited, added another catamaran ferry to its service in the New York market with the May 3, 2001 launch of the 140-ft.

No Leg Left to Stand On -- An Obituary for MarAd?

Jun 18, 2001

Unless things change dramatically, I am writing as the last Deputy Administrator of the Maritime Administration (MarAd). At least the MarAd we have known, sometimes loved,

U.S. Shipbuilding Industry: A Bright Future Tempered with Challenges

Jun 18, 2001

Not since the heady days of the late 1970s has the outlook for shipbuilding in U.S. yards looked brighter, but that outlook is tempered somewhat by the threat of

Camacho Returns to His Roots

Jun 18, 2001

December 7, 1941, "A day that will live in infamy," is undoubtedly a defining moment in U.S. history. The day the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor is again in the public

Nordic Empress Guests Flown To New York

Jun 18, 2001

Following a brief fire in the main engine room of Royal Caribbean International's Nordic Empress late Friday that necessitated the ship's return to Bermuda, nearly all of the ship's 1,

Silver Whisper Is Christened In Genoa, Italy

Jun 18, 2001

Silversea Cruises, today welcomed the 382-passenger, 28,258 grt Silver Whisper into its fleet. Following the time honored tradition of blessing and christening a ship,

FGH Signs Master Shipyard Agreement With Noble Drilling

Jun 18, 2001

Friede Goldman Offshore, Inc., the rig segment of Friede Goldman Halter, Inc. and Noble Drilling (U.S.), Inc. have signed a Master Shipyard Agreement, which will cover all repairs,

SembCorp Brazil Wins $149M Offshore Contract

Jun 18, 2001

SembCorp Marine Ltd.'s Brazilian joint venture had secured its first contract, worth $149 million, for the fabrication of topside production modules in offshore Brazil.

Bergesen Sells Tankers

Jun 18, 2001

Bergesen has entered an agreement with Tankers International to sell two tankers for a total $156 million. Bergesen would deliver tankers Berge Ichiban and Berge Tokyo,

NOL To Raise $300M

Jun 18, 2001

Singapore's Neptune Orient Lines Ltd. launched an issue of seven-year notes totaling $300 million after setting up a $1 billion medium-term note (MTN) program for up to 10 years.

Fire Cuts Cruise Short

Jun 18, 2001

A fire broke out in the engine room of a cruise ship with nearly 1,600 passengers on board after it left Bermuda for New York, but the fire was quickly extinguished and no one was hurt,

Bangladesh Gets Fifth Frigate

Jun 18, 2001

The Bangladesh Navy's fifth frigate, built at a cost of $100 million, arrived at the Chittagong naval port on Saturday. The frigate, 339-ft. (103.5 ,) long, is

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