Wednesday, October 09, 2002 Maritime News

Virtual Subsea Reality

Oct 09, 2002

A world-first virtual reality simulator for the sub-sea cable installation industry has been developed to offer improved training and reduce the costs and risk inherent in offshore operations.

The Answer is Blowing in the Wind

Oct 09, 2002

It is little secret that efforts to develop and harness new forms of clean power is an ever-present global task to serve the dual purpose of ensuring a cleaner

New Warships Will Transform U.S. Navy

Oct 09, 2002

Maritime Dominance in the 21st Century calls for naval forces that can project power forward, provide assured access in the littoral environment and support a wide

Family of Ships Employs Spiral Design

Oct 09, 2002

The U.S. Navy's Surface Combatant Family of Ships (SCFOS) will employ a transformational acquisition approach and focuses on developing a ship that can accommodate modular combat systems.

The Littoral Combat Ship: Force Multiplier for the 21st Century

Oct 09, 2002

The Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) is a new ship design concept being considered to combat emerging threats in the littoral. It will be a relatively small, focused-mission

Fresh Fuel Cell Initiatives

Oct 09, 2002

Two recent European initiatives, both involving power systems supplier Wärtsilä Corporation, have given fresh impetus to the development and application of fuel cell technology aboard ship.

Where Everyone is A Celebrity

Oct 09, 2002

That is the basic business principle that has sustained Dietmar Wertanzl, senior VP of Fleet operations for Celebrity Cruises, since he began his career with the industry in the late 1970's.

Hydrex Broadens Its Horizons With New Bow Thruster Replacement Methods

Oct 09, 2002

According to Boud van Rompay, executive director of Hydrex, "This new development will change the face of underwater repair work, as it provides a fast, yet top

The Risks of Cargo and Maritime Security

Oct 09, 2002

The U.S. Government, and particularly the U.S. Customs Service, has focused on cargo as a major risk factor with regard to the maritime security of the United States.

Fincantieri Proceeds on Costa Fortuna

Oct 09, 2002

Last month MR hopped aboard Costa Fortuna, currently under construction at Fincantieri's Sestri Ponente yard in Genoa. The 105,000-gt ship will be the largest cruise ship to ever fly the Italian flag,

Coast Guard, AWO Members Meet in Branson

Oct 09, 2002

Security plans for inland river areas and a possible reorganization for the Coast Guard Eighth District were the focus of a day-long meeting between the Coast Guard and AWO members in Branson,

Xenex Navigation Launches Improved Radar

Oct 09, 2002

Xenex Navigation Inc. introduced their new radar interface module. This module will greatly enhance the capacity of Xenex's multi-functional radar systems and

DNV-Classed Vessels Tally in at 5,000

Oct 09, 2002

The DNV-classed fleet of vessels is growing steadily. Exactly 5,000 vessels (ships and MOUs) are now classed by DNV which is 124 more vessels than at the end of

Conference to Examine Global LNG Marketplace

Oct 09, 2002

Zeus Development Corporation announces the organization of a conference, March 12-14, 2003, in Los Angeles, to consider the implications of West Coast terminals for the global LNG industry.

CAE Joins Thales CVF Team Bidding

Oct 09, 2002

CAE announced it has become an exclusive partner in the Thales CVF team's bid to build two 50,000-ton aircraft carriers for the U.K. Royal Navy. The Thales CVF

Captain and Crew of the Stena Timer Recognized by NMFS

Oct 09, 2002

Captain Don Lewis of The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) yesterday presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Captain Andrew Bielecki and the crew of the

Consilium Selesmar Launches Radar Display

Oct 09, 2002

Consilium Selesmar has launched their new SeLux TFT Display. The flexible and modular radar display follows a new and attractive design and works equally well both

Horizon Offshore Secures First Contract in West Africa

Oct 09, 2002

Horizon Offshore, Inc. in association with its Nigerian affiliate, Horizon Offshore (Nigeria) Ltd., has been awarded a portion of Chevron Nigeria Ltd.'s Escravos

Boggs Named Carnival Conquest Godmother

Oct 09, 2002

Corrine "Lindy" Clairborne Boggs, former U.S. representative from Louisiana, is to serve as godmother of Carnival Cruise Lines' newest ship, Carnival Conquest,

Settlement Reached in Stocznia/Latreefers Dispute

Oct 09, 2002

Terms of settlement have been reached in the protracted legal dispute between Polish shipyard Stocznia Gdanska, Latreefers and the Latvian Shipping Company ("Latco").

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