Monday, May 05, 2003 Maritime News

Exculpatory Clauses and Ambiguity

May 05, 2003

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ruled that exculpatory clauses of a ship repair contract are not ambiguous where a reasonable construction renders the clauses consistent.

Singapore MPA Briefs Community on Security

May 05, 2003

The Singapore Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) has conducted a Maritime Security Seminar for the local shipping community. Lee Seng Kong MPA Senior Director,

MPA Issues Circular on Radio Records

May 05, 2003

The Singapore Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) issued a Marine Circular reminding owners that Regulation IV/17 of SOLAS 74 requires ships to keep a record of

Panama Canal Requests Security Condition Reports

May 05, 2003

The Panama Canal Authority issued an advisory requesting that all approaching vessels intending to transit the Canal report any condition that may affect security

Northrop Grumman to Present at Conference

May 05, 2003

Northrop Grumman will present May 6 at the 2003 Aerospace & Defense Finance Conference sponsored by Credit Suisse First Boston/Aviation Week in New York City. The presentation by Ronald D.

Algae-X — Optimal Fuel and Oil Quality

May 05, 2003

Created with the premise of reversing the process of fuel breakdown, Algae-X's fuel conditioning process optimizes fuel droplet size, which is designed to result in combustion efficiency,

Lube Oils on Test

May 05, 2003

Modern tools of research take many, increasingly high-technology forms, but large test machinery is especially apposite to the marine field, with its blend of applied science and solid,

EMMF: Getting Heavy With Bunkers

May 05, 2003

Higher viscosity bunker fuels do not automatically contain more harmful elements than lighter ones, according to ExxonMobil Marine Fuels (EMMF), which has recently

Bunker Industry Fueled by Word Affairs

May 05, 2003

Bunkering is an industry in its own right, but one that is squeezed by events, which happen in the much bigger industries that we are the bridge between. We are

Propulsion Stays Firmly Based on Diesel Engines

May 05, 2003

Today, about 97 percent of the 90,000 ships of 100 gt and above in the International merchant fleet are propelled by large-bore, highly charged diesel engines.

The Big One: L.A. Fireboat 2

May 05, 2003

The Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) has accepted its new fireboat, L.A. Fireboat 2, which is the largest in the U.S. according to its length of 105 ft. (32

Custom Solutions

May 05, 2003

Located in Nova Scotia is a third generation family boatbuilding company known as Rosborough Boats. The company was established in 1955 when James D. Rosborough

Robert Allan: Naval Architecture is in the Blood

May 05, 2003

Since the beginning of the 20th Century when Robert Allan's grandfather emigrated from Scotland to Canada, he treated the concept of naval architecture as a "science" rather than a trade.

Integration Of AIS And ECDIS: More Information, Better View, Improved Safety

May 05, 2003

Ever since the requirements set forth in the new Chapter 5 of SOLAS-74 Convention, adopted in IMO Resolution MSC.99(73) dd. December 5, 2000, came into effect,

Innovations in AIS

May 05, 2003

Raytheon Marine and Nauticast Combine AIS Forces Raytheon Marine is broadening its product offering to fulfill the new requirements due to the modification of international regulations.

Directory: Marine Materials

May 05, 2003

Dupont Surfaces - Corian Zodiaq DuPont showcased its Corian Bas-Relief signature surfaces, a proprietary new technology that allows the material to be textured in an endless array of designs,

Aluminum Gone "Bad"

May 05, 2003

There has been a lot of discussion in the marine industry over the past year with regard to "bad" aluminum. To briefly recap, a number of boat builders purchased

Gas Ships: A Multi-Billion Opportunity

May 05, 2003

A number of factors, including instability in world oil markets at times, the return of bitter cold winters to the energy-hungry U.S. Northeast, and advances in the collection,

An Innovative LNG Carrier Concept

May 05, 2003

Concurrent with marine industry consolidation on the ship owning, building and supply fronts, increasingly innovative vessels concepts are originating from in-house

NAPA Releases 2003.1

May 05, 2003

At press time, NAPA Release 2003.1 was scheduled for launch this spring. Efficiency and user-friendliness are promoted by enhancing the availability of the graphic user interface,

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