November, 2002 Maritime News

Ports Applaud Signing of Security Legislation

Nov 27, 2002

Public Port Authorities are commending President Bush for signing two key pieces of legislation that combined establish a framework for protecting the United States from maritime terrorism.

Lerchbacker Leads Austal USA to the Top

Nov 27, 2002

By Angie Drobnic Holan When Austal Ltd. of Henderson, Western Australia, started looking last year for a CEO to lead its U.S.-based operations, the job description must have been daunting.

Interesting Repair Jobs in GOM

Nov 27, 2002

By Larry Pearson Today's commercial vessel owners are becoming increasingly creative in order to extend the life of existing vessels. Typically, a commercial

Sick Cruise Ships

Nov 27, 2002

A bout with an unknown illness aboard cruise ships has again reared its ugly head, this time affecting the highly image conciscious Disney aboard its Disney Magic ship.

Bechtel Wins Navy Contract

Nov 27, 2002

Bechtel Plant Machinery Inc., Schenectady, N.Y., is being awarded a $202,675,701 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for naval nuclear propulsion components. Work will

Grounded RoRo Catches Fire

Nov 26, 2002

The RoRo, Hual Europe, rolled over yesterday and split into two parts as it caught fire in Asian waters. The Marine Disaster Prevention Center is currently working

Ports Praise President’s Signing of Security Legislation

Nov 26, 2002

Public Port Authorities are commending President Bush for signing two key pieces of legislation that combined establish a framework for protecting the United States from maritime terrorism.

Cutter Returns to Charleston

Nov 26, 2002

The crew of the 378-ft. Coast Guard Cutter Gallatin returned to their homeport of Charleston, S.C. Sunday after a three-month deployment to the Caribbean Sea in

FGH Anticipates Sale Completion

Nov 26, 2002

Friede Goldman Halter, Inc. announced that the purchaser has completed financing arrangements for the sale of its Friede Goldman Offshore division based in Pascagoula, Mississippi.

Transas To Introduce New Developments at APTS 2002

Nov 26, 2002

At the Airport, Port & Terminal Security (APTS) Exhibition in London on December 3-5, Transas (Stand No. D110 ) will showcase its latest IT solutions in the field of marine safety and security.

Kurz to be Honored with Award

Nov 26, 2002

Seafarers' House at Port Everglades, Florida, announces plans to recognize Gerhard E. Kurz as the 2003 recipient of the International Golden Compass Award.

President Signs MTS Act of 2002

Nov 26, 2002

In addition to signing the Homeland Security Act yesterday, President Bush also signed the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002. This Act will strengthen

Honolulu Shipyard Awarded Contract

Nov 26, 2002

Honolulu Shipyard Inc., Honolulu was awarded a $5,919,000 firm-fixed-price modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-02-D-8506) for the Docking Selected

Customs and DOT Launch 'Operation Safe Commerce' Program

Nov 26, 2002

Associate Deputy Secretary of Transportation Jeffrey Shane and Deputy Customs Commissioner Douglas Browning jointly announced the launch of Operation Safe Commerce (OSC),

Canada Maritime Newbuildings Make Progress

Nov 25, 2002

With the recent keel laying of the first ship and the cutting of steel for the second taking place today, Canada Maritime's latest newbuilding program is making progress.

SCA Says Prestige Sinking Shows Danger

Nov 25, 2002

The Shipbuilding Council of America (SCA) says the sinking of the 26-year old tanker Prestige illustrates the danger of continued operation of single-hulled tank vessels.

Brandemarte Receives Wyman Memorial Award

Nov 25, 2002

Albert V. Brandemarte has received the L. L. Wyman Memorial Award for 2002 from American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) International. The award is given

US Anti-Terrorism Posture Solidifies

Nov 25, 2002

By Charley Havnen The elections held on November 6th have helped to focus on some significant issues that have been mired within the halls of Congress for the past year.

Tanker Case Comes Clean

Nov 25, 2002

David Martin Clark has drawn attention to a recent arbitration award from the Society of Maritime Arbitrators in New York in the case of Giant Shipping Ltd v Tauber Oil Company.

VSE Awarded U.S. Navy Contract

Nov 25, 2002

VSE Corporation’s Fleet Maintenance Division has been awarded a cost plus fixed fee, indefinite delivery indefinite quantity contract by the Fleet Industrial Supply

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