Monday, July 07, 2003 Maritime News

Sonsub Successfully Uses Diamond Wire Saw

Jul 07, 2003

A Sonsub designed and built Diamond Wire Cutting Module (DWCM), integrated with the Innovator 09 ROV, was successfully utilized in the Gulf of Mexico in 6,060 FSW.

Hornbeck Offshore Acquires Five Deepwater OSVs

Jul 07, 2003

Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. has acquired five 220-ft. class deepwater offshore supply vessels and their related business from Candy Marine Investment Corporation,

Jerry Martin Now Martin Flory Group

Jul 07, 2003

Jerry Martin Associates, the 41-year-old marine and outdoor industry PR firm, has changed its name to Martin Flory Group, according to company president and owner Laura Martin.

Dart 4 Returns To Service Ahead Of Schedule

Jul 07, 2003

The 9,088 grt vehicle carrier Dart 4, which is operated by Ropner Shipmanagement (Dartford), suffered contact damage while providing service between Dartford (Kent)

Feature: Heavy Haulers … Fast Haulers

Jul 07, 2003

Heavy Haulers Mud, Mud, Mud. Liquid mud is the name of the game in the design of today's offshore service vessels. The drilling rigs not only want huge volumes of mud,

Feature: Family Tradition

Jul 07, 2003

About a year ago MarineNews debuted an article on the "First Families" of the oil patch featuring the Graham, Chouest and Candies families. We continue this series

Feature: CEO Roundtable: Industry Leaders Speak to Strengths, Weaknesses and Challenges

Jul 07, 2003

MarineNews presents an old-fashioned roundtable discussion — collected via high-tech means — presenting the thoughts and concerns on the minds of six top executives from leading marine companies.

Feature: Ferry Boat Construction Tops Passenger Vessel Industry

Jul 07, 2003

The passenger vessel industry continues to be mired in a construction malaise with high-speed passenger only ferries and more conventional passenger auto ferries the only bright spot.

Legal: Chemical Testing Following Serious Marine Acccident

Jul 07, 2003

Alcohol and drugs too frequently play a major role in maritime accidents. Subsequent to these accidents there are multiple problems involved in the collecting

Feature: New Maritime Security Rules: Will Your Company be Ready?

Jul 07, 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,

Kongsberg Maritime Launches Electronic Logbook

Jul 07, 2003

The FleetMaster Electronic Logbook from Kongsberg Maritime is a high-tech replacement for official paper logbooks on IMO vessels. The FleetMaster Electronic Logbook from Kongsberg Maritime,

News: New ASD Ship-Handling Tug Designed by Robert Allan

Jul 07, 2003

In December 2002, the high performance tug Altug was completed by Uzmar-Uzmanlar Shipping and Trading Company Ltd. of Izmir, Turkey. This tug is the first of

Feature: Boston Tug Muster 2003 Classic Powerhouses and Modern Behemoths

Jul 07, 2003

There was a tense moment at the Boston Tug Muster, held this year on the last day of May. At 10 A.M. sharp, the official opening moment of this 19th annual event,

Feature: Barge Movement Tracking of Certain Dangerous Cargoes (CDCs) Mandated

Jul 07, 2003

On May 2, 2003, the USCG published two Temporary Final Rules establishing Regulated Navigation Areas (RNAs) in the Federal Register governing the movement (by

News: Fifth Cape Fear Class Crew Boat

Jul 07, 2003

Construction is underway of the fifth in the series of "Cape Fear" class crew boats, with the latest version a custom vessel is being built Chesapeake Yachts at his 54 acre facility in Chesapeake,

News: Port Security Funds Released

Jul 07, 2003

Some long awaited funding has finally been released from the Federal Government to shore up port security across the nation. Yester, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge,

News: Opposition Mounts to Inland Waterway Tax

Jul 07, 2003

In a June 3 letter to Office of Management and Budget Director Mitch Daniels, 23 members of the United States Senate, two of which chair key Senate committees,

News: Kody Marine Building For Maryland Marine

Jul 07, 2003

"The resurgence in the push boat new-builds for the petro-chemical market has been a pleasant surprise for Cummins Mid-South," says Calvin Klotz Vice-President for Marine Sales.

Tribon Solutions To Promote Standardization of Data Exchange

Jul 07, 2003

Tribon Solutions will promote the standardization of the shipbuilding CAD/CAM data exchange using XML (Extensible Markup Language) to become a de facto standard within the shipbuilding industry.

News: 8,000-hp Offshore Tug First With QSK60s

Jul 07, 2003

Cenac Towing of Houma, La., has long had a reputation for quality boats. Both their inland waterway push boats and their off-shore tugs are meticulous in their design, construction and maintenance.


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