Tuesday, October 07, 2003 Maritime News

Signet Maritime Inks Garrett Contracts

Oct 07, 2003

Signet Maritime Corporation and Garrett Marine, Inc. executed agreements August 29, 2003, for charter and purchase of Garrett's Aransas tug business, finalizing

ABS To Provide Security Certification For Dockendale Shipping

Oct 07, 2003

ABS has secured a contract with Bahamas-based Dockendale Shipping Company Limited to certify 33 of its vessels to the requirements of the International Ship and Port Security Code (ISPS).

Premuda Achieves ISO And ABS Certification

Oct 07, 2003

Premuda, founded in 1907, and the first Italian shipping company to be publicly listed on the stock exchange, has achieved certification to the rigorous international

LCS Team Completes First Phase of Hull Test Series

Oct 07, 2003

The Lockheed Martin-led Littoral Combat Ship team is continuing the development of its semi-planing seaframe design through a new series of tank tests that will

Lockheed Martin Opens LCS Concept and Development Center

Oct 07, 2003

Lockheed Martin is opening a multi-media Concept and Development Center in Washington, DC, to showcase its Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) project and team attributes for this transformational U.

Short Sea Shipping Conference Scheduled for November

Oct 07, 2003

MARAD is sponsoring the Marine Transportation System (MTS) Second Annual Short Sea Shipping Conference which will be held in Sarasota, Fla. on November 4-6, 2003.

Pipes, Pumps, Values: Employees' Invention Improves Valve Process

Oct 07, 2003

As Avondale Operations valve supervisor Bubba Thornton mounted and checked the 68 valves on Polar Endeavour, he set out to improve the process of installing and

Pipe, Pump, Values: Walform M Plus : Leak Free pipe connections

Oct 07, 2003

The Walform M Plus pipe connector system developed by GKN Walterscheid in Germany and marketed exclusively in Great Britain by Stauff UK is designed to deliver

Orion Awarded Contract

Oct 07, 2003

Orion Construction L.P., Houston, Texas, was awarded on Sept. 30, 2003, an $8,743,850 firm-fixed-price contract for offshore and inshore Bird Islands. Work will be performed in Jasper, S.

Lockheed Martin Signs $59M Contract for Antisubmarine Weapon

Oct 07, 2003

Lockheed Martin announced today that Japan has purchased a seventh lot of Vertical Launch Antisubmarine (VLA) rockets valued at $59.8 million. Lockheed Martin

Fred.Olsen Gets New Austal Ships Ferry

Oct 07, 2003

Even a cursory analysis of the performance and capacity specifications of the Auto Express 66 catamaran “Bocayna Express” makes it obvious that Austal Ships has provided Fred.

Austal HSV First Registered and Flagged as a U.S. Commercial Ship

Oct 07, 2003

Having already completed two years of service supporting the operations of the US Marine Corps’ Third Marine Expeditionary Force (III MEF) in the Western Pacific theatre,

Pilot Boats: Long Beach Pilots Go Far Out With New Boat

Oct 07, 2003

Jacobsen Pilot Service Inc., Long Beach Calif. Received a new 54-ft. (16.4-m) welded aluminum pilot boat from Hike Metal Products Ltd. in Wheatley,

Port of Tacoma Awards Largest Contract in its History

Oct 07, 2003

The Port of Tacoma has been awarded the largest single capital improvement contract in its history. ICON Materials of Kent, Wash., the low bidder, will manage

Profile: A Legacy Spanning Three Generations

Oct 07, 2003

Mention M. Rosenblatt & Son, Inc. (MR&S), to anyone who has been involved with the marine industry since the mid-20th Century and one would think of the naval

Investment in Design: Integrity in a New Era

Oct 07, 2003

By David Tinsley, technical editor As the first containerships officially credited with capacities topping 8,000-TEU, the series of newbuilds ordered at

Opinion: ABS President Discusses Bulk Carrier Safety

Oct 07, 2003

ABS President and CEO, Robert Somerville recently discussed Bulk Carrier Safety at a conference in London. His speech, in part, follows. It was in the


Oct 07, 2003

HVAC Featured In ShipConstructor2004 Scheduled for a September 2003 release, the next major revision of the 3-D product modeling software for shipbuilding

Repair Technology: Climax Portable Machine Tools New Tooling, Training Solutions Target Shipbuilding

Oct 07, 2003

A common thread found in shipyards — across the nation and around the world; among builders of the most massive oceangoing ships to builders of the smallest inland

Repair Technology: SPS Overlay: Fix Steel Decks Faster

Oct 07, 2003

Despite the quality of protection and commitment to maintenance, a certainty in the marine business is that metal structures eventually corrode and wear. Whether it is 25 months or 25 years,


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