Thursday, April 24, 2003 Maritime News

MariTEL Discontinues Voice Network

Apr 24, 2003

After over 30 years of service to mariners across the United States, MariTEL is discontinuing Marine radio voice communications service, effective June 6, 2003,

FMC Allows Amicus Briefs

Apr 24, 2003

The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) issued an Order allowing non-parties to file amicus curiae briefs in an action involving Sea-Land Service, Inc. In doing so,

Decca BridgeMaster E Accepted for AIS Display

Apr 24, 2003

Northrop Grumman Corporation's Sperry Marine business unit announced that its Decca BridgeMaster E marine radars have been type accepted by QinetiQ for display

M.V. Midnight Sun Embarks on Maiden Voyage

Apr 24, 2003

Totem Ocean Trailer Express, Inc. (TOTE), introduced the first of two new vessels, the M. V. Midnight Sun, into the Port of Tacoma, Washington to Port of Anchorage,

Unidynamics Passes NQA-1 Nuclear Quality Audit

Apr 24, 2003

Bechtel National Inc. completed an audit of Unidynamics’ Quality Assurance system to insure Unidynamics’ quality systems meet ASME NQA-1 Nuclear Quality Assurance requirements.

Offshore News: Offshore Companies in the News

Apr 24, 2003

• Diamond Offshore Drilling Limited, completed the previously announced acquisition of the third-generation semisubmersible drilling rig Omega. The rig, purchased for $65 million,

Salvage: Rescuing an Abandoned RoRo in the N. Atlantic

Apr 24, 2003

On January 23, 2003, having experienced main engine failure and at the mercy of storm force wind and seas, the crew of the 7,598 dwt RoRo vessel Camilla requested

News: Lakes Shipping Down 1.4 Percent in 2002

Apr 24, 2003

Dry-bulk cargo movement on the Great Lakes totaled 162.3 million net tons in 2002, a decrease of 1.4 percent compared to 2001 and a drop of 6 percent compared to the 5-year average.

Coast Guard Establishes New IRVMC

Apr 24, 2003

The Coast Guard established the Inland Rivers Vessel Movement Center (IRVMC) in St. Louis, April 16, to gather information and track certain barges along the river system 24-hours a day.

General Maritime Announces First Quarter Results

Apr 24, 2003

General Maritime Corporation reported its financial results for the first quarter 2003. They reported net income of $34.4 million, or $0.93 basic earnings per share,

Austral USA to Deliver Dinner Cruise Boat to Cloud Nine

Apr 24, 2003

Early next month, Austral USA will deliver a new dinner cruise boat to Cloud Nine of New York. The company specializes in high end corporate and wedding dinner cruises in the New York harbor.

OSI Receives Orders for Canadian and Danish Navies

Apr 24, 2003

Offshore Systems International Ltd. (OSI) announced that its systems division, Offshore Systems Ltd. (OSL), has received follow-on orders from the Canadian and the Danish navies worth $980,461.

Gorilla V to Resume Drilling

Apr 24, 2003

Rowan Companies announced that its Super Gorilla class jack-up, Gorilla V, will resume drilling for EnCana Corporation under a contract which was suspended in 2002.

Coast Guard Investigates Cruise Ship Threat

Apr 24, 2003

The U.S. Coast Guard and other federal agencies are investigating a security threat made against the cruise ship Legend of the Seas. A handwritten note threatening

BIMCO Launches Solid Cargo Database

Apr 24, 2003

BIMCO has launched the BIMCO Solid Cargo Database as an additional feature on the BIMCO website. According to Niels Bjørn Mortensen, Senior Manager, BIMCO Marine Department,

Bergesen Board Recommendation Shareholders to Accept World Nordic Offer

Apr 24, 2003

The Board of Directors of Bergesen recommend to the shareholders to accept the offer from World Nordic Aps to buy all shares of Bergesen. The offer is based on

News: MarAd to Help Fund Reefing Program

Apr 24, 2003

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Maritime Administration (MarAd) announced a program to provide financial assistance to states for preparation of obsolete ships as artificial reefs.

News: USCG Oks Barge Security Plan

Apr 24, 2003

The American Waterways Operators' (AWO) Model Vessel Security Plan for the American tugboat, towboat and barge industry has been approved by the United States Coast Guard.

Design: Communicating the Language of Space Planning

Apr 24, 2003

It is late in the day and you are anxious to get home. You drive onboard the ferry, park your car and head up to the passenger lounge. As you pass through the door at the top of the stairs,

Product: Night Vision Technology Keeps Rigs and Boats Safe

Apr 24, 2003

Night Vision Technologies, Inc. (NVT) offers a comprehensive approach to night/day navigational and security video needs, addressing the offshore commercial industry.


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