October, 2002 Maritime News

Carnival Legend Earns Perfect Scores

Oct 31, 2002

The new 88,500-ton Carnival Legend scored perfect 100s from both the U.S. Department of Public Health and Canadian Public Health Service during inspections in Baltimore and Halifax,

Seabulk International Reports 3Q Results

Oct 31, 2002

Seabulk International, Inc. reported a net loss, excluding charges related to its recent refinancing, of $2.8 million or $0.21 per diluted share for the quarter ended September 30, 2002.

Ocean Policy Commission to Meet in D.C.

Oct 31, 2002

The U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy will hold a meeting in Washington, DC on November 22, 2002 to discuss development of recommendations for a coordinated national ocean policy.

MTS National Advisory Council to Meet in NY

Oct 31, 2002

MTS National Advisory Council to Meet in NY The Marine Transportation System (MTS) National Advisory Council, sponsored by the Secretary of Transportation, will

Nation’s Oldest Buoy Tender to Work Last Buoy

Oct 31, 2002

After 50 years of service, Coast Guard Cutter Cowslip, the oldest in the Coast Guard fleet will be going out on the Columbia River to work its last buoy, Friday.

Maritrans Reports 3Q Results

Oct 31, 2002

Maritrans Inc. announced its third quarter financial results, declared its quarterly dividend and announced an investor teleconference to discuss the quarter's results.

U.S. Customs Publishes Regulations

Oct 31, 2002

U.S. Customs Commissioner Robert C. Bonner announced the publication of final Customs regulations requiring sea carriers to provide cargo manifests 24 hours prior

MARAD Releases Fall Update

Oct 31, 2002

The Maritime Administration (MARAD) has released the Fall 2002 edition of MARAD Update. This issue discusses, among other things, the port security grant program; port,

American Superconductor Provides Update

Oct 31, 2002

American Superconductor Corporation issued an update on recent advances in the utilization of high temperature superconductor (HTS) wires in electric power applications,

Spellings to Succeed Healey at ExxonMobil Marine Fuels

Oct 31, 2002

ExxonMobil Marine Fuels (EMMF) has appointed Jaime Spellings as Director, Global Marine Fuels in succession to Peter Healey. Spellings, who was formerly Lead Country

MPA Recommends Sea Point for Phase One of Millennium Port

Oct 31, 2002

The Milennium Port Authority (MPA) voted unanimously 9-0 to recommend New Orleans-based Sea Point as an element of the first phase of the Louisiana Millenium Port System.

Port Authority Hires Contractor to Build $20M ExpressRail

Oct 30, 2002

With the Port Authority’s ship-to-rail facility at the Elizabeth Port Authority Marine Terminal nearing capacity, the agency announced that it has hired a contractor to design and build a larger,

Virginia’s CIT Receives National Award

Oct 30, 2002

Virginia's Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) received national recognition for its assistance in the development of a ballast-water processing system designed

"What Your Lawyer Will Tell You After a Barge Breakaway"

Oct 30, 2002

I. Duty of Vessel Owner to Furnish a Seaworthy Vessel Under the general maritime law, a vessel owner has a duty to furnish a seaworthy vessel. A seaworthy vessel

One if by Land

Oct 30, 2002

When contractors Brasfield & Gorrie accepted a job to rehabilitate a dam for a local power company, their first foray into marine work was far from routine. With

Sea SLICE Provides Glimpse of Future

Oct 30, 2002

As first reported in the July edition of Maritime Reporter & Engineering News, Lockheed Martin's Sea SLICE advanced technology demonstration vessel recently provided

The U.S. Gulf Market: When Will It Turn Around?

Oct 30, 2002

It seems everyday during the last several months, the top question on everyone's mind is 'When will things turn around?' Discussions around our office and

RIB Report

Oct 30, 2002

AB Inflatables www.abinflatables.com The 10.5 ft. Oceanus 3.20VSC from AB Inflatables is a sporty RIB with a deep V hull construction large, 17-in.-diameter tubes,

CH3OH: Make Room for Methanol

Oct 30, 2002

The newest buzz among offshore operators serving the oil and gas rigs in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) is the increased use of methanol (CH3OH) by oil companies and contract drillers.

Stabbing Victim Airlifted From Bulk Carrier

Oct 30, 2002

Rescue aircrews from Kodiak and Sitka airlifted an injured crewman aboard a bulk carrier about 200 miles southwest of Sitka Monday afternoon. Jin Bao Lin, 47, a Chinese citizen,


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