March, 2003 Maritime News

San Diego Marifest Salutes Vets

Mar 31, 2003

Produced by non-profit Coordinated Maritime Services, San Diego MariFest 2003 – Celebrating San Diego’s Proud Maritime Heritage and a Tribute to the Working Waterfront

Carnival’s New Terminal Slated for April 14 Opening

Mar 31, 2003

Carnival Corporation's new Long Beach Cruise Terminal at the Queen Mary will welcome its first cruise ship when Carnival Cruise Lines' 70,000-ton Ecstasy sails

NCL Renovates Norwegian Crown

Mar 31, 2003

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has changed the name of Crown Odyssey to Norwegian Crown during a multi-million dollar refurbishment to convert the ship into a Freestyle Cruising vessel.

Seaway Corporations Open Waterway to Mandatory AIS

Mar 31, 2003

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC) and the Canadian St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC)

P&O Nedlloyd Installs Digitrace

Mar 31, 2003

Container line P&O Nedlloyd has decided to install Digitrace fleet-wide – providing a system of digital Notice to Mariners and tracings. P&O Nedlloyd chose to

U.S. Coast Guard Protects Aid Shipment to Umm Qasr

Mar 31, 2003

Coast Guard cutter Wrangell, homeported in Portland, Me., along with a Coast Guard HH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Air Station Honolulu, escorted the first waterborne

Tidewater, ENSCO Will Close Transaction on April 1

Mar 31, 2003

Tidewater Inc. and ENSCO International Incorporated jointly announced today that Hart-Scott-Rodino clearance had been obtained and that all other conditions to

ISU Warns that Environmental Salvage is Undervalued

Mar 31, 2003

Salvage services with environmental objectives are undervalued, according to the International Salvage Union. ISU President Joop Timmermans told some 200 delegates

Supplemental Homeland Security Funding

Mar 31, 2003

The Department of Homeland Security released the Statement of Secretary Ridge

Coast Guard Authorization Act

Mar 31, 2003

Senator Snowe (R-ME) introduced a bill (S. 733) to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2004 for the United States Coast Guard, and for other purposes. The bill,

Cruise Ship Pollution Bills Introduced in Maine

Mar 31, 2003

Two bills have been introduced in Maine to address water pollution from cruise ships. State Senator Michael Brennan (D) introduced an 'Act to Protect Maines Coastal Waters

American Superconductor Receives Orders

Mar 31, 2003

American Superconductor Corporation has received orders for 279 miles of high temperature superconductor (HTS) wire during its fourth fiscal quarter. This

Cunard Names New Ship Queen Victoria

Mar 31, 2003

Cunard Line will name its new 85,000-ton cruise ship Queen Victoria, in dedication to the British cruise market. The new ship, which is scheduled to enter service in 2005,

First Ship Nearing Completion at Kvaerner Philadelphia

Mar 31, 2003

The MV Manukai, Kvaerner Philadelphia Shipyard's first ship, was floated out of the building dock this weekend. The 712-ft. container ship being built for Matson

Corrected Transmission of Service Contract Filing Proposed

Mar 28, 2003

The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

EU Bans Single-Hull Tankers

Mar 28, 2003

The Council of the European Union issued a Provisional Version of its 2499th Council meeting, which focused on transport issues. Under the plan, which must still

Klein Sonars Used On Columbia Search

Mar 28, 2003

The U.S. Navy Supervisor of Salvage and Phoenix International are employing three Klein System 3000s in the search for debris from the space shuttle Columbia. Four lakes in Texas,

Sperry Marine Receives Orders for Fleet 77 Terminals

Mar 28, 2003

Northrop Grumman Corporation's Sperry Marine business unit has received an order from German shipowner Martime Gesellschaft für maritime Diensleistungen mbH to

DRS Technologies Awarded Navy Contracts Worth $47 M

Mar 28, 2003

DRS Technologies, Inc. has received several contracts with a total value of $47 million to provide power electronics and control equipment for several U.S. Navy

Security Employees Arrested for Violating USCG Security Regulations

Mar 28, 2003

The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida issued a Press Release


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