December, 2001 Maritime News

Eco-Tankship Opposes Enron Auction

Dec 31, 2001

South Carolina based Eco-Tankship, Inc. is contemplating a bid to oppose the auction of Enron Corp's "enrononline" trading division. The auction, approved last

Willbros Senior Exec Retires

Dec 31, 2001

Willbros Group Inc. announced on Friday, December 28, that Senior Executive Vice President Melvin F. Spreitzer (63) will retire from the company and the board of directors effective Dec.

International Standards on Transport of Dangerous Goods

Dec 28, 2001

The Research and Special Programs Administration (RSPA) of the U.S. Department of Transportation will conduct a public meeting in Washington, DC on January 16, 2002.

Meeting Regarding International Carriage of Goods by Sea

Dec 28, 2001

On December 21, 2001, the Maritime Administration (MARAD) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) today released September 2001 official U.S. foreign waterborne transportation statistics.

Crowley Announces Management Team for Newly Formed Ship Assist and Escort Services Group

Dec 27, 2001

Crowley Maritime Corporation has announced the appointment of Robe Grune to the position of vice president and general manager of Crowley’s newly formed ship Assist

Circular for Combination With Royal Caribbean Cruises Posted to P&O Princess Shareholders

Dec 27, 2001

P&O Princess Cruises plc posted its shareholder circular in relation to its proposed combination with Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. The circular contains the

Seabulk Earns ISM Certification

Dec 27, 2001

Seabulk International, Inc. announced that its U.S.-based offshore energy support subsidiary, Seabulk Offshore, Ltd. (SOL), has been certified by the American Bureau

Court Denies Maritrans' Claim for Damages From the Oil Pollution Act of 1990

Dec 27, 2001

The U.S. Court of Federal Claims ruled on December 21, 2001 that the double hull requirement of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 ("OPA") does not constitute a "taking" of Maritrans' petroleum barges.

U.S. Navy Awards Northrop Grumman Contract For DDG 102

Dec 27, 2001

Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a $369.8 million contract to build an additional DDG 51 Class Aegis guided missile destroyer for the United States Navy.

ISM Code Implementation - Phase II

Dec 27, 2001

Certain freight vessels and self-propelled mobile offshore drilling units (MODUs) to which the ISM Code does not currently apply will come within its ambit on 1 July 2002.

Norwegian Ship Captain Sentenced for Oil Spill

Dec 27, 2001

The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Texas issued a Press Release stating that a Norwegian ship captain was convicted of a Clean Water Act violation and sentenced to a $5,000 fine.

Traffic Management Plan for New York and New Jersey

Dec 27, 2001

The U.S. Coast Guard has made further revisions to its Traffic Management Plan for the Port of New York/New Jersey. The 300-yard safety zone around JFK International Airport has been terminated.

Transportation Security Administration Meets First Security Requirements

Dec 21, 2001

U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta today announced that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has successfully met the first security requirements

AUSTAL USA Launch First Two Vessels

Dec 21, 2001

Within a busy 18 day period, Austal USA have launched their first two vessels, Anapaula and Veronica from the new, high-tech facility in Mobile, Ala. The 120 man

AUSTAL USA Launch First Two Vessels

Dec 21, 2001

Within a busy 18 day period, Austal USA have launched their first two vessels, Anapaula and Veronica from the new, high-tech facility in Mobile, Ala. The 120 man

Commission Initiates Investigation of Proposed Italian State Aid

Dec 21, 2001

The Commission has decided to initiate the formal investigation procedure(1) of a draft Italian aid scheme granting an incentive to shipowners for the elimination

Commission Seeks Information From UK on Regulation and Supervision of Lloyd's

Dec 21, 2001

The European Commission has decided to request the UK to provide additional information concerning the regulation and supervision of the Lloyd's insurance market.

1988 SOLAS Protocol and MARPOL Amendments Enter Into Force

Dec 21, 2001

As part of the IMO's continuing work to update and amend the regulatory framework surrounding international shipping, the following amendments to SOLAS and MARPOL

MITAGS Formally Certified by USN As Non-Traditional Training Site

Dec 21, 2001

Glen Paine, Executive Director of the Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate (MITAGS) and Pacific Maritime Institute (PMI), has announced that the United

Bureau Veritas and RINA Suspend Alliance Discussions

Dec 21, 2001

French classification society Bureau Veritas and RINA, of Italy, have acknowledged that discussions concerning an alliance between the two IACS members have been suspended.

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