February, 2003 Maritime News

Hornbeck Offshore Reports 4Q Results

Feb 28, 2003

Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. announced today that revenues for the quarter ended December 31, 2002 increased 20.7 percent to $26.2 million compared to $21.

Hammar Introduces Hydrostatic Release Unit

Feb 28, 2003

The Hydrostatic Release Unit from Sweden is found life rafts and EPIRBs of all sizes and on all types of ships around the world. The new Hydrostatic Release Unit,

Rickmers Tokyo Sails to Hamburg on Maiden Voyage

Feb 28, 2003

Rickmers Tokyo, the second of nine new Superflex Heavy MPC (multi-purpose container carrier) vessels being built in China for Rickmers-Linie, the Hamburg-based

BIMCO Names Monsen as Business Development Manager

Feb 28, 2003

BIMCO has appointed Jan Henrik Monsen as Business Development Manager responsible for the marketing and promotion of the widely used idea online charter party editing system.

AIS Carriage Requirement for St. Lawrence Seaway

Feb 28, 2003

The Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC), in coordination with the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) of Canada, promulgated a

Continuation of National Emergency re Cuba

Feb 28, 2003

President Bush has continued the current national emergency regarding Cuba. This declaration provides the U.S. Coast Guard with emergency authority to regulate

Pilot Project for Cruise Baggage

Feb 28, 2003

The U.S. Department of Transportation has stated that on March 2, 2003 the Transportation Security Administration would demonstrate a pilot project for screening

Foreign Waterborne Stats For November Released

Feb 28, 2003

The Maritime Administration (MARAD) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released the US foreign waterborne transportation statistics for November 2002

IMO Issues Circular on Mass Rescue

Feb 28, 2003

The IMO issued Radiocommunication and Search and Rescue Circular 31 entitled Guidance for Mass Rescue Operations

Vessel’s Support Illustrates Importance

Feb 28, 2003

The military value of a strong and diverse fleet of U.S.-flag commercial vessels was dramatically illustrated this month when the Military Sealift Command requested that the Jones Act trailership S.

Shipping Coordinating Committee Scheduled to Meet

Feb 27, 2003

The Department of State issued Notices of three upcoming meetings of the Shipping Coordinating Committee. All meetings will be held in Washington, DC. A meeting on March 12,

Keels Laid at Ingalls

Feb 27, 2003

Northrop Grumman Corporation's Ship Systems sector laid the keel on Halsey (DDG 97) and Mesa Verde (LPD 19) Feb. 24 and 25 respectively, during ceremonies held

Wärtsilä Engines in Production in Korea

Feb 27, 2003

A series of electronically-controlled Sulzer RT-flex low-speed marine diesel engines are in production under license from Wärtsilä Corporation in the Ulsan works of Hyundai Heavy Industries Co.

Single-Hull Phase-Out Bill Introduced

Feb 27, 2003

Representative Capps (D-CA) introduced a bill (H.R. 880) to amend title 46, United States Code, to accelerate to 2007 the application of the requirement that a

Cutter Deploys for Operation Enduring Freedom

Feb 27, 2003

A Charleston-based Coast Guard cutter has been ordered to deploy overseas to support Operation Enduring Freedom and to prepare for future contingencies. USCGC Dallas (WHEC-716),

Walker Joins Moore Stephens

Feb 27, 2003

Moore Stephens has appointed Lloyd's insurance market expert Tim Walker a consultant to its insurance and business intelligence team. Walker has extensive

USCG Conducts Study of Willapa Bay

Feb 27, 2003

The Coast Guard is conducting a Waterways Analysis and Management System (WAMS) study of Willapa Bay,Wash.The purpose of the WAMS is to validate the adequacy

FMC Rules Against Canaveral Port Authority

Feb 27, 2003

The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) issued an Order finding that Canaveral Port Authority violated the Shipping Act of 1984 by unreasonably refusing to deal or

TSA to Transfers to Homeland Security

Feb 27, 2003

The head of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) outlined today the young agency’s accomplishments and the projects it will carry Saturday from the

USCG Transfers from Transportation to Homeland Security

Feb 27, 2003

At a historic ‘Change of Watch’ ceremony at the D.C. Stadium-Armory yesterday, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Norman Y. Mineta transferred leadership of the U.

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