Friday, February 21, 2003 Maritime News

TEN Issues Statement

Feb 21, 2003

Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd. (TEN) said a vessel reportedly loading oil from an Iragi port not sanctioned by the United Nations isn't part of the company's fleet.

ABS Tapped for West Africa Field Developments

Feb 21, 2003

Floating production is the system of choice for all deepwater developments off West Africa to date. The combination of no pipelines, huge reservoirs and

Fatal Blast Sparks More than Just Fire

Feb 21, 2003

Smoke and flames billowed after an explosion this morning at the ExxonMobil Port Mobil terminal on Staten Island, NY. Barge B#125, operated by Bouchard Transportation,

Safety: Slip and Fall Accidents in the Marine Environment

Feb 21, 2003

Because the exposure to the marine environment and motions of a vessel, slips and falls are a significant source of personal injuries in floating equipment, probably

Safety: Onboard & Living Large

Feb 21, 2003

No one ever said that working on the inland rivers or in the Gulf of Mexico on a vessel was a picnic. It is axiomatic that the hours are long, the work physically

The Efficient Tugbooat: Damen Design Prove Efficient World Round

Feb 21, 2003

Damen is well-renowned for its innovative tug design, construction and outfitting prowess, a reputation upheld on a pair of vessels, the recently delivered Levanto

Hempstead Navigation Takes Kittiwake

Feb 21, 2003

Washburn & Doughty Associates, Inc. (W&D) delivered Kittiwake, a 72- x 20- x 10.5-ft. Offshore Motor Vessel, to Hempstead Navigation Service LLC of Exeter, Rhode Island.

The Efficient Tugboat: Efficienty of a Different Type: Laney Chouest

Feb 21, 2003

When it comes to large tugs, none is larger than the Laney Chouest, the world's largest anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessel. At 348- x 72- x 31-ft., the

The Efficient Tugboat: The Efficient Tug

Feb 21, 2003

In many ports across the country, competition among tugboat operators is intense. The combined Port of Los Angeles and Long Beach is one such competitive environment for tug operators.

East Coast: Delaware Bay: A Private Vessel Traffic & Information Service

Feb 21, 2003

The Pilots' Association for the Bay and River Delaware operates one of the few private vessel traffic and information services (VTIS) in the world. The approach

East Coast: Derecktor: Bridgeport Expansion Opens Opportunities

Feb 21, 2003

Derecktor Shipbuilding has quietly gone about the business of building great boats, generally eschewing bold press headlines along the way. This has started to change,

Legal Beat: Captains Not Able to Recover Under Jones Act

Feb 21, 2003

Maritime law traditionally recognized only two claims by a seaman injured in the course of his employment. One claim was for maintenance and cure along with wages until the end of the voyage,

News: New Marine Diesel Regs Adopted by EPA

Feb 21, 2003

Last month the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it is adopting emission standards for new marine diesel engines that will be installed on vessels flagged or registered in the U.

News: 2004 Budget Proposal Raises Inland Ire

Feb 21, 2003

The record $2.2 trillion U.S. budget proposal is out, and, predictably, the political posturing and positioning for additional dollars has begun in earnest. This year's budget from the President,

Maritrans: Missing Data = Flawed Study

Feb 21, 2003

Maritrans Operating Company L.P. said it believes the benefits of deepening the Delaware River to 45 ft. have been severely misstated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE).

News: Deepwater Program Kicks Off Down South

Feb 21, 2003

An important milestone, and one of the first building projects in the $17 billion transformation of the U.S. Coast Guard, took place earlier this month at Bollinger Shipyards, Inc.

News: Newport Shipyard Announces Promotions

Feb 21, 2003

Bruce Brown, Chief Operating Officer, announced a number of new staff appointments at the Newport Shipyard. The shipyard is expanding its management team so that

Chemoil to Supply Bunkers in Panama Canal

Feb 21, 2003

Chemoil Corporation will soon start supplying bunkers in the Panama Canal. Chemoil plans to be a physical supplier in both Cristobal and Balboa by the middle of March, 2003.

President Signs FY2003 Appropriations Bill

Feb 21, 2003

The White House issued two press releases relating to the signing by President Bush of House Joint Resolution 2, the Consolidated Appropriations Resolution, 2003. The First News Release

Coast Guard Port Security Unit 311 Deploys

Feb 21, 2003

Coast Guard Port Security Unit 311 departed from March Air Reserve Base on February 17 to support the global war on terrorism and to prepare for future contingencies.

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