May, 2002 Maritime News

Vancover Shipyards and Washington Marine Sign Contract with Acomarin

May 31, 2002

Vancouver Shipyards together with their parent corporation Washington Marine Group has signed a contract with Acomarin Engineering to purchase their JAK-400 Pushpin® ATB coupling system. Will Broadcast SOCP Meeting

May 31, 2002, an Internet TV channel on the network, announced today that it will provide live web coverage of the Ship Operations Cooperative

SOCP's Philadelphia Agenda Includes Maritime Security

May 31, 2002

The Ship Operations Cooperative Program (SOCP) invites maritime industry representatives to attend the SOCP's June 11-12, 2002, meeting in Philadelphia, PA. Join

Global Industries Makes Additions

May 31, 2002

Global Industries, Ltd. announces the appointment of Craig Milburn as operations manager for Global Divers, based in New Iberia, LA. As Operations Manager, Milburn

JHC Pushes Ahead with Clause Review

May 31, 2002

The Joint Hull Committee in London (JHC) is pushing ahead with ambitious plans to review the existing Institute Hull Clauses in order to bring them into line with current market practice.

Grand Banks Announces Appointments to Management

May 31, 2002

Grand Banks Yachts, Ltd., recently appointed two members to their worldwide corporate management team. Rob Livingston has been named vice president of marketing

Sea Containers Introduce New Fast Craft

May 31, 2002

Sea Containers introduced the Ancona, Italy to Split, Croatia route operated by its joint venture with SNAV, a subsidiary of the Mediterranean Shipping Company.

European Commission Clears Take Over of HDW

May 31, 2002

The European Commission has authorized the proposed acquisition of the German submarine producer Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft (HDW) by the American banking company, Bank One Corporation.

Port of Corpus Christi Cold Storage Adds New Repack Line

May 31, 2002

The Port of Corpus Christi Cold Storage has an improved feature, a new repack line. Already in the repacking business with pork bellies and hams, the Port of Corpus

Northrop Grumman Delivers Second Double-Hulled Tanker

May 31, 2002

Northrop Grumman Corporation's Ship Systems sector delivered the tanker Polar Resolution in a brief ceremony at its Avondale Operations in New Orleans, La. Polar Resolution is the second of five 140,

Admiral Loy Appointed as Deputy Under Secretary for Transportation Security

May 30, 2002

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Norman Y. Mineta today announced the appointment of retired Coast Guard Commandant James M. Loy to the newly created post

MSC Convenes in London

May 30, 2002

The 75th session of the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) was convened at the IMO Headquarters in London 15 to 24 May. In his opening speech, the Secretary-General,

V.Ships Agency Plans For Growth

May 30, 2002

V.Ships Agency, the ship agency division of the V.Ships Group, have consolidated their presence in the Middle East by confirming an order for a newbuild Aluminium crewboat,

Wärtsilä Awarded Contract

May 30, 2002

Wärtsilä has been awarded a contract from Samsung Heavy Industries Co., Ltd, South Korea, for a complete ship propulsion and auxiliary power plant for a 133,000 tdw FPSO (floating oil production,

Transas Equipment Demonstrated at Seawork 2002

May 30, 2002

At the Seawork show to be held on June 18-20, in Southampton, UK, Transas will provide live demonstrations of its navigational equipment on board a Swedish High Speed Patrol Craft.

Houston Barge Company Pleads Guilty

May 30, 2002

Western Towing Co. of Houston, Texas, pleaded guilty on May 16 to violating the Clean Water Act (CWA). Western Towing formerly operated a barge cleaning operation in Houston.

Coast Guard Responds To Bridge Allision

May 30, 2002

Coast Guard Marine Safety Office Memphis, Tenn., along with two commercial vessels, responded to a bridge allision on the Lower Mississippi River, which occurred about 1:15 a.

ETV Ballast Water Stakeholder Meeting

May 30, 2002

The U.S. Coast Guard and the EPA are co-sponsoring a meeting of the Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) Ballast Water Stakeholders in Alexandria, Va., on June 18, 2002.

GAO Issues VIS

May 30, 2002

The General Accounting Office (GAO) issued its report entitled Coast Guard: Vessel Identification System Development Needs to Be Reassessed. The Vessel Identification

Panel Will Assist Canada’s Transport Minister With Review of CMA

May 30, 2002

Transport Minister David Collenette announced the appointment of an expert panel to assist him in conducting a review of the Canada Marine Act (CMA). Richard Gaudreau will serve as Chair,


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