Monday, October 28, 2002 Maritime News

International Seminar Held in Hong Kong

Oct 28, 2002

The International Seminar on Tanker Safety, Pollution Prevention, Spill Response and Compensation, co-hosted by ITOPF, OCIMF and INTERTANKO, has proven to be very popular.

Bollinger Delivers Z-Drive Tug Savannah

Oct 28, 2002

Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., Lockport, La., has delivered the 4,000 HP, Z-Drive tug Savannah, to Crescent Towing, New Orleans. It is the second Z-Drive tug in the Crescent Towing fleet,

Statoil and Petropars Sign Agreement

Oct 28, 2002

Statoil and Iran's Petropars have signed a participation agreement which gives Statoil a share of up to 40 percent in, and the operatorship for, the offshore part of phases six,

FMC Announces Compromise Agreements

Oct 28, 2002

The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) issued a press release stating that it has reached compromise agreements recovering civil penalties in an aggregate amount of $820,000.

Big Power for Z-drive Barge

Oct 28, 2002

Seaspan Coastal Intermodal of the Washington Marine Group put a new trailer-carrying push-barge into operation in late summer. It is the second that they have

Derecktor Delivers Fisheries Research Vessel

Oct 28, 2002

The State of Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife took delivery of First State to replace its current Fisheries Research Vessel (FRV), a 100-year-old converted wooden sailboat.

New Tech Requirement for Single Hull Tankers by 2007

Oct 28, 2002

According to a USCG final rule published September 17 in Federal Register, by October 17, 2007, single hull tank vessels (US Flag and foreign Flag) will be required

Alstom Diesel Electric Solution Selected by Otto Candies

Oct 28, 2002

Alstom won contract to supply electrical systems for a vessel being built for Otto Candies by the de Hoop shipyard in the Netherlands. The order includes a simplex

Kirby Buys Towboats, Barges from Coastal

Oct 28, 2002

Kirby Corp. signed an asset purchase agreement with Coastal Towing, Inc. to purchase from Coastal seven black oil tank barges and 13 inland towboats. The transaction, estimated at $17.

UFRJ Wins International Student Offshore Design Competition

Oct 28, 2002

A team from the Naval and Ocean Engineering Department at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) won the first International Student Offshore Design

FMC Issues Vessel Financial Responsibility Proposal

Oct 28, 2002

The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that would, if adopted, eliminate the current ceiling on required coverage

Horizon Offshore Receives Southeast Asia Contract

Oct 28, 2002

Horizon Offshore, Inc.’s subsidiary, Horizon Marine Construction, Ltd., has been awarded a contract by Brunei Shell Petroleum Company Sdn. Bhd (BSP) to perform

President Bush Announces STAR Initiative

Oct 28, 2002

In conjunction with the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Conference in Los Cabos, Mexico, the White House issued a Fact Sheet discussing the Secure Trade

Rodriquez Cantieri Navali Launches Fast Ferry

Oct 28, 2002

“Ramon Llull” (yard number 311), an 84 meter all aluminium fast ferry being built for Balearia Eurolinies Maritimes, was launched today at Rodriquez’s yard in Pietra Ligure, Italy.

Vistas Construction Awarded Contract

Oct 28, 2002

Vistas Construction of Illinois, Chicago, Ill., was awarded on Oct. 24, 2002, a $5,000 increment as part of a $12,497,471 firm-fixed-price contract for Chicago shoreline damage reduction.

Chief Engineer Sentenced in Tacoma

Oct 28, 2002

Chun Do Oh, Chief Engineer of the M/V Rubin Stella sentenced to twelve months plus one day in prison for presenting false entries in an Oil Record Book to the United States Coast Guard.

Engineer Pleads Guilty to Pollution Charge

Oct 28, 2002

Duk Jo Jeong, a first assistant engineer of a Toyota car carrier ship, pled guilty to making a false statement to the United States Coast Guard concerning the disposal of waste oil aboard the Cygnus.

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