March, 2004 Maritime News

USCG Offers MTSA-ISPS Helpdesk

Mar 31, 2004

After the tragic events of 9/11, the United States faced the challenging task of creating new rules and policies to protect the homeland. In addition to many other actions,

Naval Tech on Display in Kuala Lumpur

Mar 31, 2004

Blohm + Voss GmbH will be represented from April 12-15, 2004 at the defence engineering trade fair "Defence Service Asia" (DSA. More than 600 exhibitors from

No Booze Cruise Here: UK Checks Drunken Mariners

Mar 31, 2004

"Stay ship-shape aboard ship" was the U.K. government's message as it launched new alcohol limits for professional mariners. A crackdown on drunken sailors saw

EC Takes Finland, Italy to Court

Mar 31, 2004

The European Commission decided to lodge a complaint to the Court of Justice against Finland for failure to respect EU legislation on Port State control of shipping.

EC OKs P&O, Royal Nedlloyd Split

Mar 31, 2004

The European Commission approved, pursuant to the Merger Regulation, a proposed transaction by which the British port operator P&O and the Dutch liner shipping

Insurance: Make a List, Check it Twice

Mar 31, 2004

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit ruled that a marine insurer is liable for losses of unsurveyed cargo where the policy failed to list the cargo as requiring survey prior to shipment.

Lühr New Container Line Manager

Mar 31, 2004

Hartmut Lühr (47), executive board chairman of VTG-Lehnkering AG, has been appointed manager of Hapag-Lloyd Container Line with effect from May 1st 2004. He will be responsible for Region Europe.

Van Dyck Takes the Helm at Intertanko

Mar 31, 2004

The Council of Intertanko elected Mr Stephen Van Dyck, Chairman of Maritrans Inc., as its new chairman, as nominated by the Executive Committee. Van Dyck said

NWC Calls For Common Sense in WRDA Hearing

Mar 31, 2004

The National Waterways Conference has called for “common sense and balance” regarding the latest report issued by the National Wildlife Federation and Taxpayers for Common Sense.

MITAGS to Host WWII Merchant Mariner Celebration

Mar 30, 2004

Celebration to be Held at MITAGS Glen Paine, Executive Director of the Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies (MITAGS), announced that MITAGS will

New Foot/Bike Ferries Inaugurated

Mar 30, 2004

In mid-March the new foot/bicycle ferries Prinses Máxima and Prins Willem-Alexander were inaugurated. Two years ago, on 26 March 2002, the Queen’s Commissioner in the Province of Zeeland Mr W.

88-Year Old Dredge Record Broken

Mar 30, 2004

On February 19, 2004, the dipper dredge “Rialto M. Christensen” excavated a record 7,800 cubic yards of material in a single eight-hour watch from the bottom of the Panama Canal,

South Europe Gains in Ferry Shipbuilding

Mar 30, 2004

Figures published in the latest issue of Cruise & Ferry INFO, published by Swedish shipping media house and consultancy, ShipPax Information, reveal that South

Rocknes Successfully Parbuckled

Mar 30, 2004

On March 30, 2004, the parbuckling of MV ‘Rocknes’ in Agotnes, Norway, was completed successfully by SMIT Salvage. After two months of preparations, the final stage

Sea Highway System Top Italian Priority

Mar 30, 2004

Rete Autostrade Mediterranee spa (Mediterranean Sea Highways, henceforth RE.A.M. ), was recently capitalized with 1 million euros to coordinate the projects related

Two Incat Ferries Launched

Mar 30, 2004

Incat Designs - Sydney announced the launches of two new ferries. The 43m Seastreak Highlands was launched at Gladding Hearn's Massachusetts (USA) yard in late February.

Kongsberg Completes Oceanographic Vessel Refit

Mar 30, 2004

Kongsberg Maritime has completed the mid-life refit of the hydrographic survey equipment onboard the (Oceanographic Research Vessel) ‘B.I.O Hesperides’. The vessel,

Bouchard Agrees to $10M Oil Spill Fine

Mar 30, 2004

The U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts said that Bouchard Transportation Company has agreed to plead guilty to violation of federal law relating

Beta Version of Electronic Notice of Arrival/Departure

Mar 30, 2004

The USCG National Vessel Movement Center (NVMC) issued a Notice stating that it is releasing the beta version of the XML schema for the Electronic Notice of Arrival/Departure (eNOA/D).

ILO Moves on Seafarer Safety

Mar 30, 2004

The International Labour Organization (ILO) took a major step toward strengthening security measures on the high seas and in world ports by adopting a new "biometric"


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