Monday, February 23, 2004 Maritime News

NorseMerchant Ferries Plans Service Upgrade

Feb 23, 2004

NorseMerchant Ferries is to upgrade its Heysham - Belfast service to three sailings per day in each direction with effect from March 1, 2004. This increase

Mississippi River Bunker Spill

Feb 23, 2004

The U.S. Coast Guard responded to a fuel oil spill on the Lower Mississippi River near Norco, La. Reportedly, the freighter Bright State struck the tanker Genmar

GE Awarded Marine Contracts

Feb 23, 2004

General Electric Co./GE Aircraft Engines, Cincinnati, Ohio, is being awarded a $16,500,000 (3-year base, estimated) fixed-price with economic price adjustment

NVIC – Environmental Inspection of Foreign Vessels

Feb 23, 2004

The U.S. Coast Guard issued a Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) providing an addendum to its Foreign Passenger Vessel Inspection Book consisting

USCG Investigates Vessel in Hawaii

Feb 23, 2004

U.S. Coast Guard personnel are investigating the cargo onboard an Antigua Barbudan flagged vessel that requested to moor in Honolulu on last week. The 400-ft.

Former Boatyard Owners Indicted

Feb 23, 2004

The former owner and operators of a now-defunct boatyard have been charged with violating federal environmental laws by illegally storing hazardous wastes and allowing

Warship Propulsion Tests Proceed at Alstom

Feb 23, 2004

Lord Bach of Lutterworth, Minister for Defense Procurement for the U.K., visited ALSTOM Power Conversion last week to review the company’s progress on two major defense related projects.

Warship Propulsion Tests Proceed at Alstom

Feb 23, 2004

Lord Bach of Lutterworth, Minister for Defense Procurement for the U.K., visited ALSTOM Power Conversion last week to review the company’s progress on two major defense related projects.

$126M Newbuild Contract Now Effective

Feb 23, 2004

Keppel FELS Limited announced that its rigbuilding contract with the Skeie Group AS has come into effect on February 16, 2004. The $126 million contract, announced on January 20,

Europe’s GALILEO Project Lifts Off

Feb 23, 2004

The European Commission adopted a communication on progress on the GALILEO program. Less than two years after the launch of the project in March 2002 and less than

Belships 4Q Results

Feb 23, 2004

Belships fourth quarter operating income was $18.98, versus $7.8 million in 4Q 2002. The company's operating result totaled $4.2m. The operating income and operating

Hafslund Hires Holten

Feb 23, 2004

Hafslund ASA has hired Ingeborg Aass Holten (42) in the role as Senior Vice President Organizational Development. Holten will be part of Hafslund ASA's Executive

Cargo Ship, OSV Collide, 5 Missing

Feb 23, 2004

On Saturday U.S. Coast Guard crews were searching for five people missing after a vessel collison in the Southwest Pass of the Mississippi River near Venice, La.

World’s Largest Dry Transport Vessel Delivered

Feb 23, 2004

Heavy transport shipping company Dockwise Shipping B.V. took delivery of the M/V Blue Marlin after her conversion into the world's largest semi-submersible heavy

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