Tuesday, January 28, 2003 Maritime News

NEWS:Crowley Orders Hovercraft from Kvichak

Jan 28, 2003

Griffon Hovercraft Limited of Southampton England has licensed Kvichak Marine Industries Inc of Seattle to manufacture its range of diesel-engine powered amphibious hovercraft.

SEA TECHNOLOGY:Successfull AUV operation Ormen Lange

Jan 28, 2003

Norsk Hydro ASA contracted Stolt Offshore to perform AUV seabed charting in the Storegga slide August/September 2002. NUI AS with the AUV NUI Explorer was subcontracted

NEVA 2003 Focuses on Russian Shipping and Shipbuilding

Jan 28, 2003

Russian Agency for Shipbuilding (Rossudostroenie) General Director, V. Ya. Pospelov, announced "The aim of the Exhibition is to develop the industrial and commercial

Becena Named Security Administrator at Port Everglades

Jan 28, 2003

Anti-terrorism and physical security specialist Melchor Becena has been named Security Administrator for Broward County’s Port Everglades, announced Port Director Ken Krauter.

Conference Focuses on Fire

Jan 28, 2003

Who is in charge when a land-based fire brigade responds to a blaze at sea? What are the fire risks for ships in port and under construction? How can design

HISTORY:Rescuing the Rescuer

Jan 28, 2003

According to the Baltimore Sun last April 21, 100,000 visitors came to town the day before, just to see the boats. Most had arrived for the Volvo races, an endurance test of sorts.

Pacificat Trials For Potential Buyers

Jan 28, 2003

BC Ferries’ PacifiCat Explorer will be operated on limited trials between the end of January and early March to enable interested buyers to experience the vessels in operation.

PVA:NTSB Cites Nav Problems in Ferry Grounding

Jan 28, 2003

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) cited inappropriate navigational procedures and equipment as the result of the 2001 grounding of the New York Fast Ferry's small passenger vessel,

NEWS:NY/NJ to Receive Federal Funds

Jan 28, 2003

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) will provide approximately $54.8 million for ferry-related projects in the New York City-Northern New Jersey metropolitan

PVA:Moving Cargo, Passengers to the Water

Jan 28, 2003

As the U.S. Department of Transportation works to develop transportation policies to meet 21st Century needs, perhaps the most vexing problems faced are those associated

PVA:The Return of the American Queen

Jan 28, 2003

In late October 2001, three of America's six steam-driven paddlewheelers were suddenly tied up due to bankruptcy of the parent company, American Classic Voyages, and facing a very uncertain future.

PVA:Marketing Excursion Boats Post 9/11

Jan 28, 2003

Like most of the tourism business, the excursion/dinner boat market took a big "hit" right after 9/11. Markets that were geared for conventions and depended on

PVA:Three PacifiCat-class Fast Ferries on the Block

Jan 28, 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 public auction at 11:00 a.

Northrop Grumman Reports 2002 4Q Results

Jan 28, 2003

Northrop Grumman Corporation reported net income from continuing operations of $226 million for the 2002 fourth quarter, or $1.73 per share, on 126.5 million

Santos-Pires Joins Eurofin

Jan 28, 2003

Victoria Santos-Pires has joined London-based ship finance consultant Eurofin. Santos-Pires has been a shipping financier for more than fifteen years, most recently

AKD Prinsen Van Wijmen Moves Office

Jan 28, 2003

AKD Prinsen Van Wijmen, one of the largest law firms in the Netherlands, is moving its Rotterdam-based shipping, transport and insurance team to a new office on Rotterdam's Admiraliteitskade.

Hellespont Alhambra to Deliver Cargo at Rotterdam

Jan 28, 2003

Hellespont Alhambra, the first of the series of four new ultra-high specification double hull ulccs now being delivered to Piraeus-based Hellespont Group, will

Wärtsilä Manufactures 2000th 20 Diesel Engine

Jan 28, 2003

The Wärtsilä 20 engine type was introduced in 1992 as a heavy-duty diesel engine for economical, reliable operation on heavy fuel oil. In its ten years' production,

MARAD Activates Reserve Force Ships

Jan 28, 2003

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) has activated 13 Ready Reserve Force (RRF) ships on January 24 to support Operation Enduring Freedom.

TSA Announces New Additions

Jan 28, 2003

Several Additions have been made to the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) management team. VADM John Shkor, USCG (ret.) has been named TSA chief operating

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