Friday, December 13, 2002 Maritime News

Intertanko Supports Malta and the Bahamas

Dec 13, 2002

Intertanko has given its support to the interventions of Malta and the Bahamas at the meeting of the International Maritime Organization in London today, protesting

Geest North Sea Line to Introduce New Ships

Dec 13, 2002

Geest North Sea Line will introduce two 804TEU vessels into service in the course of 2004. Wout Pronk, managing director of European shortsea and intermodal

Annual TRB Meeting in D.C.

Dec 13, 2002

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) of the U.S. National Science Foundation will hold its 82nd Annual Meeting

Disabled Tanker off Florida Coast

Dec 13, 2002

Coast Guard Marine Safety Office Miami is monitoring the progress of the Isarstern, a 529-ft. tanker disabled and adrift off the coast of Marathon, Fla. The Isle

Proposal to Eliminate Crew List Visas

Dec 13, 2002

The U.S. Department of State has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that would, if adopted, eliminate crew list visas for crew members on foreign ships

Port of Albany to Get $3.3M for Container Barge Service

Dec 13, 2002

Port of Albany officials said the $3.3 million in new funds Governor George Pataki has given to the Port to help underwrite the start-up costs of its new barge

Bollinger Completes 50 Boat CG Contract

Dec 13, 2002

What began in 1996 as a contract from the U. S. Coast Guard to Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., to build one 87-ft. Marine Protector Class Coastal Patrol Boat (CPB) with options,

Australia to Inspect All Single-Hull Tankers

Dec 13, 2002

All single-hulled oil tankers visiting Australian ports will be subject to increased inspections, under new measures to protect the marine environment announced today.

Training to Test Response to Ferry Hijacking

Dec 13, 2002

On December 16th, the U.S. Coast Guard, Washington State Patrol, and Washington State Ferries will be conducting a joint agency training exercise in Yukon Harbor, southwest of Blake Island.

Sperry Marine to Supply Ring Laser Systems for Egyptian Subs

Dec 13, 2002

Northrop Grumman Corporation's Sperry Marine business unit has been selected to supply new-generation ring laser gyro inertial navigation systems for four Egyptian Navy Romeo-class submarines.

Panama Canal Authority Signs UN Global Compact

Dec 13, 2002

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) signed the Global Compact, an initiative that promotes Corporate Social Responsibility in the private sector worldwide. The Global

Cruise Traffic Up at Port Everglades

Dec 13, 2002

Cruise travel from Broward County's Port Everglades increased by 13.5 percent this past fiscal year (Oct. 1, 2001 through Sept. 30, 2002), greatly contributing to the Port's overall $9.

Moody’s Places MISC Berhad’s Baa2 Issuer Ratings on Review

Dec 13, 2002

Moody's Investors Service has placed the Baa2 foreign and local currency issuer ratings of Malaysia International Shipping Corporation Berhad (MISC) on review for possible downgrade.

Contship Containerlines Wins Third Party Endorsement

Dec 13, 2002

Contship Containerlines services between Australia and Europe - currently being upgraded into two contra-rotating loops - now enjoy third party endorsement at both ends of the trade.

Transas Continues VTS Expansion

Dec 13, 2002

Transas recently received two orders from the Namibian Ports Authority (NAMPORT) for Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) systems to be installed in two Namibian ports, Walvis Bay and Luderitz.

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