June, 2002 Maritime News

Spanish Yard to Build Snøhvit Barge

Jun 28, 2002

The Spanish shipyard group Izar Construcciones Naval is to build the barge which will carry the process equipment for the Snøhvit project's gas liquefaction plant at Melkøya in the north of Norway.

U.S. Customs Agents To Be Stationed in Le Havre

Jun 28, 2002

The Port of Le Havre Authority is ready to accept a team of U.S. Customs inspectors working closely with French Customs officers under an agreement between the

EGD Implements Early Warning System

Jun 28, 2002

Applied Microsystems Ltd. (AML) of Sidney, BC announced that the Esquimalt Graving Dock (EGD) – the largest non-military ship repair facility on the Pacific Coast

NATO Mine Research Targets CSS Test Range

Jun 28, 2002

From an unassuming block structure nestled between luxury waterfront condominiums, a team of international scientists quietly conducted experiments last week that

Vice Adm. Pete Nanos Retires

Jun 28, 2002

Vice Adm. Pete Nanos, Commander of Naval Sea Systems Command and the Navy's senior engineering duty officer, retired June 26 in a ceremony at the Washington Navy Yard after 35 years of service.

EU Agrees Strategy to Counter Korean Shipbuilding Practices

Jun 28, 2002

Today the Council of the EU approved the twin-track strategy proposed by the European Commission to counter unfair Korean practices in the shipbuilding sector.

Forum Selection Clause and Liability Limit in Bill of Lading

Jun 28, 2002

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that a cargo owner is bound by the forum selection clause of a bill of lading issued by the carrier to

RFA Brambleleaf Completes Refit

Jun 28, 2002

A&P Falmouth has confirmed that the RFA Brambleleaf has successfully completed its latest refit at their facility. The vessel dry docked in Falmouth on May 1

BC Ferries Says Union’s Safety Report Inaccurate

Jun 28, 2002

BC Ferries responded critically to a Union report on safety issued today. BC Ferries’ President and CEO Bob Lingwood responded by saying the report is inaccurate and creates an incorrect perception.

Pinckney to be Christened

Jun 28, 2002

U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi will be the principal speaker for a ceremony here June 29 honoring the selfless heroism of a U.S. Navy cook when the Navy's

Weakley Named Next President of Lake Carriers' Association

Jun 28, 2002

James H.I Weakley has been selected to be the next President of Lake Carriers' Association. He will succeed George J. Ryan when the latter retires after 20 years of service on January 15, 2003.

SeaArk Marine Wins $14M Warfare Boats Deal

Jun 28, 2002

The cash continue to flow from government sources into the coffers of the U.S. marine business, as SeaArk Marine, Inc. yesterday announced a two-year, $14-million

Northrop Grumman Newport News to Lay Keel

Jun 27, 2002

Northrop Grumman Corporation's Newport News sector is teamed with Electric Boat to build the first four ships of the Virginia-class. Texas is the second ship of

Navy to Christen New Guided Missile Destroyer Pinckney

Jun 27, 2002

The newest Arleigh Burke class guided missile destroyer, Pinckney (DDG 91), will be christened Saturday, June 29, 2002, during a 10 a.m. CDT ceremony at Northrop Grumman Ship Systems in Pascagoula,

Rolls-Royce Completes Queen Mary 2 Order

Jun 27, 2002

The last 40 ft. long stabilizer bound for French shipyards to complete the construction of Queen Mary 2 leaves Rolls-Royce’s Dunfermline site this week. Each

IACS Appoints Leslie as Permanent Secretary

Jun 27, 2002

Richard Leslie has been appointed as permanent secretary of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS). Hi will succeed Robin Bradley, who is retiring.

The Manitowoc Company Celebrates 100 Years

Jun 27, 2002

The Manitowoc Company, Inc., a diversified, multi-industry capital goods manufacturer headquartered in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, today will ring the closing bell at

Blount-Barker Signs Contract for Whale Watch Catamaran

Jun 27, 2002

Blount-Barker Shipbuilding signed a contract with a B.B.O., LLC of Portsmouth, New Hampshire for the construction of a 124 ft. Whale Watch Catamaran for operation in Bar Harbor, Maine.

Commission Takes France and Ireland to Court of Justice

Jun 27, 2002

The Commission decided to bring an action in the Court of Justice against France and Ireland for their failure to enforce legislation on the State control of vessels in their ports.

NKK Delivers Cape-size Bulk Carrier

Jun 27, 2002

NKK Corp. has delivered the 172,559DWT bulk carrier, Cape Salvia, to its owner Pinos Maritime S.A. of Panama. The bulk carrier is the ship of designed with the Ax-bow developed by NKK,


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