Wednesday, December 18, 2002 Maritime News

Coquitlam Begins Upgrade

Dec 18, 2002

The Queen of Coquitlam left for Vancouver Drydock this morning to begin a major upgrade as part of a strategy to improve operational efficiency on the services between Horseshoe Bay and Nanaimo.

Hope Services Readies Another Push Boat

Dec 18, 2002

Hope Services of Dulac Louisiana is putting the finishing touches on the twentieth in the series of their popular 72x30-ft. pushboats. The last two, the eighteenth and nineteenth to the design,

IMO Adopts Comprehensive Maritime Security Measures

Dec 18, 2002

A new, comprehensive security regime for international shipping is set to go into effect in July 2004 following the adoption by a Diplomatic Conference held at

CDC Analyzes Illness Aboard Cruise Ships

Dec 18, 2002

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has issued a report entitled, Outbreaks of Gastroenteritis Associated with Noroviruses on Cruise Ships, United States 2002.

MARAD and Russian Federation Hold Maritime Consultations

Dec 18, 2002

On December 4, 2002 Maritime Administrator Capt. William G. Schubert led the U.S. delegation in maritime consultations with the Russian Federation. Vyacheslav V.

EIS/EIR for Marine Terminal Expansion Project

Dec 18, 2002

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued a Notice stating that the revised draft Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) for the Pier

Conference to DiscussTransport of Radioactive Materials

Dec 18, 2002

The U.S. Research and Special Programs Administration (RSPA) issued a Notice stating that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), International Maritime Organization (IMO),

NOAA Fisheries Offer Reward for Shooting of Sea Lion

Dec 18, 2002

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries) of the Commerce Department’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is offering a reward

EBDG-Designed Mare Australis is Delivered

Dec 18, 2002

Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) of Seattle announced the delivery of the Mare Australis. EBDG became involved with the Mare Australis project when operator Nisa

NTSB: Patrol Boat, Passenger Vessel Collision Caused by Speed

Dec 18, 2002

The National Transportation Safety Board have determined that the failure of a Coast Guard coxswain to operate a patrol boat at a safe speed in a restricted area

Navy Names Newest Destroyer

Dec 18, 2002

Secretary of the Navy Gordon R. England has selected the name Bainbridge for its newest destroyer, DDG 96. As the U.S. Navy continues to recognize the 100th

New Cutter Arrives at its Homeport

Dec 18, 2002

The Coast Guard’s newest cutter will arrive at its homeport at Pier Papa on the old Navy base in Charleston, S.C., on Thursday. The Coast Guard Cutter Oak, a 225-ft.

Torch Offshore Adds to Deepwater Fleet

Dec 18, 2002

Torch Offshore, Inc. entered into an agreement for the purchase of the Wave Alert, a 340-ft. cable-laying dynamically positioned ("DP-2") vessel, from Global Marine

Transocean Inc. Subsidiary - Todco - to go Public

Dec 18, 2002

Transocean Inc. said its subsidiary TODCO (formerly R&B Falcon Corporation) has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission

Kirby Buys 94 Inland Tank Barges

Dec 18, 2002

Kirby Corporation purchased from Union Carbide Finance Corporation, a subsidiary of Union Carbide Corporation, 94 inland tank barges for $23 million in cash. Nine

Diamond Offshore Completes Rig Acquisition

Dec 18, 2002

Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc. reported that its subsidiary, Diamond Offshore Drilling Limited, completed the previously announced acquisition of the third-generation

A&B Stock Repurchase Authorized

Dec 18, 2002

Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. announced that its board of directors renewed an outstanding authorization for repurchase of its common shares. The new authorization,

Rolls-Royce to Supply Power for FPSO

Dec 18, 2002

Rolls-Royce has won a major equipment order in the oil and gas sector of the global energy market. Three RB211 turbogensets have been ordered to provide the electric

Venezuela Oil Output Choked

Dec 18, 2002

Venezuela, beset by the strife of a more than two week old strike aimed at ousting controversial President Hugo Chavez, has seen its oil production plummet to less than 15 percent of normal levels,

Technip-Coflexip Names Dubois

Dec 18, 2002

Olivier Dubois, who joined Technip-Coflexip in September as Senior Executive Vice President Finance and Control, was named a member of the Management Board on December 17.

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