Wednesday, June 04, 2003 Maritime News

U.S. Shipbuilding 2003: A Congested Attempt to Fund

Jun 04, 2003

Meeting national transportation needs during the current decade should involve a surfeit of new contracts for our domestic shipbuilders. The Oil Pollution Act

Prestige - A Charterer's Reaction

Jun 04, 2003

The following was excerpted from Mr. Hart's presentation at INTERTANKO's Washington Tanker Event. Ships continue to sink and pollute, and crews continue to lose their lives or be imperiled.

Bulkers Shaped by Regulations?

Jun 04, 2003

The possibility of a future regulatory regime in which newbuild bulk carriers over a certain size would need to be double-hulled has moved a step closer towards becoming a reality.

America's Super Liner to Set Sail Once Again?

Jun 04, 2003

As a child, I often noticed a framed postcard that hung in the living room of my parents' home in Long Island. It was a simple silver rimmed frame with blue matting

Coast Guard Ends 2 Searches in Gulf

Jun 04, 2003

The Coast Guard ended two searches today in the Gulf of Mexico off the Texas and Louisiana coasts after thorough searches turned up no results. In the first case,

TEN Takes Delivery of Panamax Tanker Aztec

Jun 04, 2003

Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited (TEN) has entered into a new medium-term charter arrangement with PMI, the state owned oil company of Mexico. Under the terms of the agreement,

Van Dawark to Head Todd Pacific Shipyards

Jun 04, 2003

Thomas V. Van Dawark will assume duties as the president and chief operating officer of Todd Pacific Shipyards. Stephen Welch, Todd Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, made the announcement.

Enter the LNG-Fueled Supply Ship

Jun 04, 2003

A landmark decision to use liquefied natural gas (LNG), instead of diesel oil, to fuel a new class of offshore support vessel has taken operational form on the

Seminar Series Aims to Ensure Compliance

Jun 04, 2003

A new series of seminars, starting in July and ending in September, aims to educate the maritime community on fast developing new rules and regulations, and more importantly,

AIS - Panacea or Pandora's Box

Jun 04, 2003

According to Greek legend, Zeus had the messenger god Mercury leave a mysterious box with Pandora. Mercury told Pandora to hold the box for safe-keeping, but

SS Norway Boiler Room Explosion Claims Seven Lives

Jun 04, 2003

On the morning of Sunday, May 25, 2003, passengers onboard the Norwegian Cruise Lines' (NCL) vessel, S/S Norway awoke to a loud boom, as the vessel returned from

Oil Spill Threatens Swedish Coastline

Jun 04, 2003

An oil slick from the sunken Chinese freighter, Fu Shan Hai, is approaching Sweden’s southeastern coast. According to maritime officials, Swedish and Danish environmental

Crowley Promotes Alford to Director of Security

Jun 04, 2003

Ed Alford has been promoted to Director of Security for Crowley Maritime Corporation and is now responsible for supporting all Crowley companies in developing

General Maritime Integrate Final Metrostar Vessels

Jun 04, 2003

General Maritime Corporation has received delivery and successfully integrated into its fleet the last 2 of the 19 tankers acquired from Metrostar Management Corporation.

MARAD Makes Inflation Adjustments to civil Penalties

Jun 04, 2003

The Maritime Administration (MARAD) issued a rule adjusting its maximum civil penalties for inflation. Violations of regulations related to commercial instruments

Coast Guard Urges Storm Preparedness

Jun 04, 2003

The Coast Guard has made recommendations that all mariners take proper safety precautions throughout the hurricane season. The hurricane season in the Atlantic Basin,

Lubmarine to Launch New Lubricants

Jun 04, 2003

Lubricants Specialist Lubmarine will launch a new generation of clean lubricants for medium-speed engines and high stress applications which will be available in July 2003.

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