Thursday, August 16, 2001 Maritime News

Made for End to Exploitation of Workers in Nairobi

Aug 16, 2001

The Center for Seafarers Rights (CSR) of the Seamen's Church Institute of New York & New Jersey has raised fears over the ongoing recruitment of Kenyans to work in cruise vessels abroad.

P&O: Economic Slump To Affect Future Revenues

Aug 16, 2001

P&O Nedlloyd said on Thursday that global economic slowdown was expected to affect future revenues, as the container shipping group posted a slight rise in second quarter operating profit.

Russia Disputes Tanker Investigation

Aug 16, 2001

Russia questioned the legality of a Canadian-U.S. probe into the alleged ramming last week off Massachusetts of an American trawler by a Russian-owned tanker, which

Low Water Hampers River Traffic

Aug 16, 2001

Already low water on the Mississippi River around St. Louis was expected by this weekend to approach levels too shallow for barge transportation, and a damaged

Tanker Rates Double

Aug 16, 2001

Rates for tankers to carry crude cargoes from the North Sea to Europe have nearly doubled over the last 48 hours to levels not seen since April, brokers said on Thursday.

Sri Lanka Cuts Fuel Cost To Balance Insurance Hikes

Aug 16, 2001

Sri Lanka slashed refueling charges at its main port on Thursday in a bid to woo back ships which are bypassing the country to avoid a prohibitive war-risk insurance surcharge, officials said.

Bean Carrier Runs Aground

Aug 16, 2001

Reuters reported that the Panamanian-registered bulker Global Star, grounded at km 210.5, Pasaje Talavera at 1105 local time on August 15. The 36,561 gt tanker

Andrew E. Gibson: A Life Dedicated To Maritime

Aug 16, 2001

Andrew Edward Gibson died on July 8, 2001, at the age of 79 in Short Hills, New Jersey. His final decade, after a life of notably active achievements, had been primarily devoted to scholarship,

Steamship Historical Society Honors Ships, People

Aug 16, 2001

The Ship of the Year Award honors a vessel that has made or is making a major contribution to the purpose of the society. The winner of the 2000 award is the Independence of American Hawaii Cruises,

Crowley Crews To The Rescue

Aug 16, 2001

The debate surrounding the cost to value of advnanced tractor tugs is ongoing in the marine business, as most normal operations do not always require the swift

WSF Cuts Costs With Oily Water Separator Refit

Aug 16, 2001

Washington State Ferries, a company that operates on routes with tremendous environmental concern and legislation, recently refit one of its ferries, Nisqually,

New Propulsion System Improves Uptime, Power

Aug 16, 2001

The repower of Brother, a 140-ft. aluminum offshore crew/supply vessel with Cat 3508Bs, has reportedly improved efficiency more than 20 percent, and helped to decrease downtime significantly,

The Search Is On For WWII Sub Detection Networks

Aug 16, 2001

Prior to the outbreak of WWII the Japanese began construction of several different types of midget submarines. Recognizing the strategic importance of such a weapon for combat use,

McAsphalt Stays Liquid With Heatec

Aug 16, 2001

McAsphalt Industries, Ltd., headquartered in Scarborough, Ontario, is a major distributor of asphalt products. Their products are used extensively for road construction.

Capt. Cheever Assumes Command of USCG Yard

Aug 16, 2001

Captain William S. Cheever recently assumed command of the U.S. Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore, Md. He becomes the 36th Commanding Officer in the 102-year history of the Yard,

USACE Recommends Plan for Corpus Christi Ship Channel

Aug 16, 2001

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is planning on the completion of its three-year feasibility study and has recommended a channel improvement plan to widen,

Rib Report

Aug 16, 2001

AB Inflatables Delivers For Diversity Of Applications

Complete Tig Welding Systems in One Package

Aug 16, 2001

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. introduces the new TIGRunner package, which is a complete water-cooled TIG welding application system for its Syncrowave 250 DX and Syncrowave 350 LX TIG/Stick power sources.

Perkins Sabre Launches New Commercially-Rated Engines

Aug 16, 2001

Subsequent to the recent launching of several new commercially-rated engines, the latest additions to the Perkins Sabre range are the M85T, M92 and M115T. Continuing

Spence Offers New Line of Safety Valves

Aug 16, 2001

Spence Engineering Company, Inc., announced a new line of Safety Valves featuring a soft seat for tighter shutoff in those applications where the operating pressure

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