Friday, January 10, 2003 Maritime News

Marzano Named President of the Port of Tacoma Commission

Jan 10, 2003

Dick Marzano Thursday was appointed President of the Port of Tacoma Commission by his fellow commissioners at the Port's first Commission of the year, held Thursday, January 9.

RC Receives Extension on Options for Radiance-Class Ships

Jan 10, 2003

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. announced it has deferred options to purchase a fifth and sixth Radiance-class ship. The options involve ships scheduled for deliveries in 2005 and 2006.

Port of Le Havre Reports Record Year for Containers

Jan 10, 2003

A strong flow of container traffic at the Port of Le Havre in 2002 was responsible for a new record of 20 million metric tons (MT) in the category of general cargo for both import and export,

Textron Systems Awarded $61M Navy Contract

Jan 10, 2003

Textron Systems’ Marine and Land Operations based in New Orleans, La., was awarded a contract by the U.S. Navy valued at over $61 million. This contract is for work associated with the Landing Craft,

London Club Urges Members to Review Security Plans

Jan 10, 2003

The London P&I Club has urged its members to review their security arrangements in light of forthcoming amendments to SOLAS in the wake of the recently completed IMO maritime security review,

Creative Systems Releases GHSCOM

Jan 10, 2003

Creative Systems, Inc., makers of GHS (General HydroStatics) ship stability software, has released GHSCOM, a software interface that allows GHS to be run from

Ferries to be Sold at Unreserved International Auction

Jan 10, 2003

Three PacifiCat-class fast ferries capable of carrying 1,000 passengers and 250 vehicles at speeds of up to 34 knots will be sold at an international, unreserved

News:Crowley Memorial Scholarships Presented

Jan 10, 2003

Crowley Maritime Corporation presented the Thomas B. Crowley Sr., Memorial Scholarships to three midshipmen from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, NY.

News:Ingram Marine Group Promotes Three

Jan 10, 2003

Ingram Marine Group, an inland marine transportation companies, announced the following executive leadership promotions. Dale Heller, former Vice President and Chief Information Officer,

Equipment:Yanmar Makes Mark in Military Duty

Jan 10, 2003

Laborde Products of Covington, La., is applying the Yanmar short stroke diesel technology to the military and light duty commercial markets. The short stroke

Markets:Eyes and Ears on the Water

Jan 10, 2003

Since the 9/11 attack there has obviously been increased emphasis on getting more eyes, ears and in some cases firepower on America's ports and inland waterways.

Equipment:New John Deere 6.8L Targets Patrol Boats

Jan 10, 2003

John Deere Power Systems added a new engine rating to its current line of marine engine products. The PowerTech 6068SFM has an M5 rating with 300 hp (224 kW) at 2,

Equipment:Fast Response Craft Keep Close Eye on Fuel

Jan 10, 2003

As the USCG builds its burgeoning fleet of fast patrol boats as an integral plank in the Homeland Security platform, it is ensuring that these vital boats don't run out of gas.

Vessels:ICE is Nice (and fast, too!)

Jan 10, 2003

While it is not a vessel you will see anytime soon on U.S. port patrol, the BladeRunner speed boat from IceMarine could offer some technological cues to designers

Havnen:Port Security has Become the Dominant Maritime Issue

Jan 10, 2003

Much has been happening in the area of Transportation Security. The Department of Homeland Security has been created and will officially open its doors on March 1, 2003.

Offshore:Rolls-Royce to Supply Power for FPSO

Jan 10, 2003

Rolls-Royce has won an equipment order in the oil and gas sector to deliver three RB211 turbogensets for the electric power needed on an FPSO to be located in the North Atlantic.

Offshore:Halifax Wins Another Order

Jan 10, 2003

Halifax Shipyard won another offshore contract. The Irving Shipyard in Halifax, Nova Scotia has landed a contract to modify and refit the Glomar Grand Banks semi-submersible drill rig.

Offshore:Torch Offshore Adds to Deepwater Fleet

Jan 10, 2003

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

Offshore:Offshore SCORE Drops in November

Jan 10, 2003

GlobalSantaFe Corp. reported that the company's worldwide SCORE, or Summary of Current Offshore Rig Economics, for November 2002 was down from the previous month's SCORE by 1.

News:Mandatory AIS on St. Lawrence Seaway

Jan 10, 2003

The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway issued a Notice


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