Thursday, May 30, 2002 Maritime News

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,

Estonia signs agreement with Primar Stavanger

May 30, 2002

Estonia signs agreement with Primar Stavanger Primar Stavanger, the international Electronic Navigational Chart (ENC) center operated by the Norwegian Hydrographic Service,


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