September, 2003 Maritime News

Feature:SEMCO Builds World's Largest Liftboat

Sep 30, 2003

By Larry Pearson Lift boats are the unglamorous vessels of oil and gas well servicing industry. They travel to the job site with three large cylindrical legs rising 150-250 ft.

RIB Report

Sep 30, 2003

World Record Atlantic Crossing Succeeds in RIB The first ever unassisted crossing of the North Atlantic just south of the arctic circle in a small, open, Rigid

Column: MarAd's CCF: Orphan Child Or Financing Solution?

Sep 30, 2003

By H. Clayton Cook, Jr., Senior Counsel Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. When the Congress returns to Washington in September, the attention of the Members and

Delivery: Kosnac Takes June K. from A&B Shipyard

Sep 30, 2003

Kosnac Floating Derrick Corp. of Staten Island, NY took delivery of the 2,700 hp June K, the company's first twin-screw tug and its first new build after three

Delivery: Bollinger Delivers the "New" Elsa Leigh

Sep 30, 2003

Bollinger Shipyards last month re-delivered the 254-ft. supply boat, Elsa Leigh, to Aries Marine Corp., of Lafayette, La., which is the new name for the former

Delivery: Blount Delivers 130-ft. CAT

Sep 30, 2003

The 442-passenger, fast catamaran Atlanticat was delivered to it's hailing port of Portsmouth, NH, recently. The vessel, built for B.B.O., LLC will be operating

AAPA Legislative Policy Council Announces New Actions

Sep 30, 2003

Several key actions were taken by the American Association of Port Authorities’ (AAPA) Legislative Policy Council (LPC) at its 92nd annual convention being held this week in Curaçao,

Management Changes at North of England P&I Club’s Greek Office

Sep 30, 2003

Tony Allen has taken over the management of the North of England P&I club's successful Greek office. He replaces Mike Salthouse, who set up the office three

Kelly Sworn in as Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce at NOAA

Sep 30, 2003

Brigadier General (USAF retired) John "Jack" Kelly has been appointed as the new Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere. As assistant

Manitowoc to Build Oil Barges for Moran

Sep 30, 2003

The Manitowoc Company, Inc. through its subsidiary, Bay Shipbuilding Co., part of Manitowoc's Marine Group, has been awarded a contract from Moran Towing Corporation to build two ocean-class,

News: SENESCO Becomes Senesco Marine

Sep 30, 2003

The Southeastern New England Shipbuilding Corporation (SENESCO) announced recently that the company formally changed its name to Senesco Marine and instituted

Wärtsilä Issues Statement on Investigation

Sep 30, 2003

The state prosecutor of Finland has announced that a pretrial investigation will be started into the so-called broker agreement signed by Wärtsilä in connection

Astander Completes Upgrade

Sep 30, 2003

Astilleros de Santander, S.A. (Astander) has completed a recent upgrade project for Aberdeen-based Technip. The work was carried out on the 11,564 grt multi-purpose

Conrad Industries Awarded Contract

Sep 30, 2003

Conrad Industries has been awarded a $5.5 million contract for the United States Army Corps of Engineers. The contract award calls for the design and construction

Hospital Ship Holds Training for New Crew

Sep 30, 2003

By Journalist 1st Class AnTuan Guerry, National Naval Medical Center Public Affairs Nearly 100 Sailors regularly assigned to the National Naval Medical Center

NASSCO Starts Construction On First T-AKE Ship

Sep 30, 2003

National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO) has begun construction on the first ship in the T-AKE program, a new class of combat logistics force ships designated the Lewis and Clark class.

Navigation Simulator Installed in Makarov Russian Maritime Academy

Sep 30, 2003

The largest navigational simulator in Russia was inaugurated on September 24, 2003, in the training center of Makarov State Maritime Academy in St.Petersburg, Russia.

OMI Sells Two Vessels

Sep 29, 2003

OMI Corporation of Stamford, Connecticut has agreed to sell the RACER and the RAIN, single hull product carriers built in 1989 and 1990, respectively. A loss on the sale of approximately $8.

QM2 Passes Sea Trials

Sep 29, 2003

Cunard Line's flagship Queen Mary 2 returned from the sea after having completed her sea trials with flying colours. The largest, longest, tallest, widest, and

M/V Ever Deluxe Assists In Rescue Of F/V LUCKY I

Sep 29, 2003

The EVER DELUXE, a container vessel of the Evergreen Line fleet and captained by Captain Wen-Yau Hwang, assisted the U.S. Coast Guard in the rescue of the fishing vessel LUCKY I.


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