Wednesday, November 20, 2002 Maritime News

NYC May Use Cruise Ships to Shelter Homeless

Nov 20, 2002

As an attempt to combat homelessness, New York City is exploring the use of retired cruise ships to remedy shelter alternatives. It is reported that representatives

IMO Addresses Prestige Sinking

Nov 20, 2002

The Prestige incident has been followed closely by IMO since events began to unfold some days ago. The IMO Secretariat established contact immediately with the

Interanko Calls for Port of Refuge Agreement

Nov 20, 2002

Intertanko and BIMCO have expressed regret with the loss of the tanker Prestige and the environmental, social and economic consequences of this incident. Intertanko

Bath Iron Works Awarded $72M Navy Contract

Nov 20, 2002

The U.S. Navy has awarded Bath Iron Works a $72 million contract for Lead Yard Services associated with the DDG 51-Class AEGIS Destroyer Program. The contract

Putting the "Lift" into Liftboats

Nov 20, 2002

In the strictest sense, a liftboat is a self-propelled crane barge that can elevate itself above the water line. It is the cranes that make a liftboat such a valuable

Danger on the High Seas

Nov 20, 2002

A tale of survival could best describe John S. Burnett's experience onboard his sloop Unicorn in January 1992. Sailing solo across the South China Sea to Singapore

The People's Shipyard Moves Ahead

Nov 20, 2002

When MarineNews last visited Southeastern New England Shipyard (SENESCO) in December 2001, the yard was abuzz with barge construction activity. Upon our return however,

Keeping Vessels Moving in the Harshest Conditions

Nov 20, 2002

In Seward, Alaska, the rain and snow season starts in September and ends roughly seven months later in April. It is understandable, then, when D.J. Whitman of Seward

From Log Booms to Port Security Booms

Nov 20, 2002

Things have been quiet at Chuck's Boat and Drive Company in Longview, Wash., since the forest industry slowed to a crawl a decade ago. But now the company's largest

SCI Develops Premiere Fire Training Dedicated to Inland Mariners

Nov 20, 2002

Inland mariners are suppressing staged fires on a towboat superstructure in a new "hands-on" safety course developed by Seamen's Church Institute's Center for Maritime Education Paducah, Ky.

Tug/Barge Units Establish VMS as ATB Leader

Nov 20, 2002

The 9,280 hp Ocean Relience is the first of two tugs built by Marinette Marine Corp. for Vessel Management Services (VMS), a Crowley Maritime Co. The vessel is

Austal Makes Impact with Candies Crewboats

Nov 20, 2002

Upon entering the U.S. market, Austal USA, was quick to make a name for itself and occupy its ultra-modern shipbuilding shed in Mobile with a contract to built

Bollinger Builds Diverse Portfolio

Nov 20, 2002

The task of picking just one Bollinger Shipyards-built vessel to feature as a "Great Boat" is a nearly impossible task. Plainly stated, the boatbuilder is so active in such a diverse number of niches,

Leevac Stays Ahead of the Game

Nov 20, 2002

While it would be foolhardy to classify Leevac as a cutting-edge ship and boatbuilder, the Jennings, La.-based company quietly goes about its business of building

K-Sea's OK Seas

Nov 20, 2002

Even on New York harbor, where the tugs range from burly to brutish, K-Sea's biggest are easy to pick out. Standing as tall as a seven-story house, they're the white ones.

Long History, Promising Future

Nov 20, 2002

SeaArk Marine inc. of Monticello, Ark., is a company ideally positioned to benefit from the influx of patrol boat orders expected in the wake of tightening waterway security.

Building Candies High-Performance Boats

Nov 20, 2002

One of the first companies to offer offshore supply services in the Gulf of Mexico was Otto Candies. His vision has endured and today the company is expanding its

"Vessels Negligent Until Proven Otherwise"

Nov 20, 2002

On September 6, 1992, the M/V H. Lee (White) approached the Grosse Ile Toll Bridge on the Trenton Channel of the Detroit River. The M/V White is a 700 ft. cargo freighter that is 78 ft.

Gladding-Hearn Delivers Fast Ferry for Lake Erie

Nov 20, 2002

Gladding-Hearn has again added to its reputation as one of the preeminent builders of fast craft in the U.S. with the delivery of Jet Express III, a new 88-ft. (26.

4,000 hp Z-Drive Tug Delivered to Crescent Towing

Nov 20, 2002

Bollinger Shipyards delivered Savannah, a 4,000-hp, Z-Drive tug, to Crescent Towing of New Orleans. Savannah - which measures 96 x 34 x 14.75 ft. - is Crescent Towing's 24th tug overall,

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