April, 2004 Maritime News

DDG100 Keel Authenticated

Apr 30, 2004

Northrop Grumman Corporation authenticated the keel of Kidd (DDG 100), the U.S. Navy's newest Aegis guided missile destroyer, during a ceremony here today. The

Move for Increased Compensation for Passengers

Apr 30, 2004

Shipping Minister David Jamieson underlined the UK's support for an improved compensation scheme for death or injury to fare-paying passengers or for loss of luggage,

Lake Ontario – safety and security zones

Apr 30, 2004

The U.S. Coast Guard has established temporary safety and security zones around the high-speed ferry Spirit of Ontario when it is operating on waters of the Genesee River or on U.

This Day in Naval History - April 30

Apr 29, 2004

1798 - Congress establishes Department of the Navy. 1975 - Saigon falls to North Vietnamese forces. For more information about naval history, go to www.history.navy.mil

New Rescue/Salvage Vessel Launched

Apr 29, 2004

The quick response rescue vessel, Safe/Sea Block Island was launched and began providing quick response towing and salvage services to Rhode Island area boaters on April 15.

Panama Canal Reports Increased Tonnage Flow

Apr 29, 2004

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) announced today second quarter (Q2) operational metrics for fiscal year 2004. Q2 data reveals an increase in tonnage flow and

EIA: Would More Crude Oil Help?

Apr 28, 2004

Yesterday (April 27), the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and the U.S.-Saudi Arabian Business Council co-hosted a conference on “U.S.-Saudi Relations and Global Energy Security.

Conrad Industries to Release Quarter Results

Apr 28, 2004

Conrad Industries, Inc. plans to release its first quarter earnings during the evening on Wednesday, May 5, 2004. Management of the Company will host a conference call on Thursday,

GlobalSantaFe Announces First Quarter Results

Apr 28, 2004

Worldwide oil and gas drilling contractor GlobalSantaFe Corporation reported net income for the first quarter ended March 31, 2004, of $8.7 million, or $0.04 per diluted share,

New Offshore Equipment Contracts for Maritime Pusnes

Apr 28, 2004

The Aker Kvaerner subsidiary, Maritime Pusnes, has had a busy start to the new year winning contracts for over NOK 180 million. The contracts involve both marine

BMT Helps Design New Malaysian Port

Apr 28, 2004

BMT Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of British Maritime Technology Ltd (BMT), has recently advised on the design of a major new deep water container terminal

Amber K Grounds Near Hudson

Apr 28, 2004

The U.S. Coast Guard issued a Notice stating that the M/V AMBER K grounded in the vicinity of Hudson River Light 96 near Saugerties and will not be refloated until later in the week.

Wärtsilä Common-Rail Engine Completes Shop Test

Apr 28, 2004

engine during its official shop test in the works of HSD Engine Co Ltd in Korea. The engine develops 45,760 kW at 102 rpm, and measures about 15.8 m long and 13.

Somerville Takes Over at ABS

Apr 27, 2004

Robert D. Somerville, has been elected Chairman of ABS. He replaces Frank J. Iarossi who has stepped down after 14 years at the head of the world’s third largest classification society.

Safety Issues Result in Vessel Voyage Termination

Apr 27, 2004

A commercial fishing vessel voyage was terminated early this morning by the Coast Guard for failure to comply with safety regulations. The Chargers, a 59-foot

Atlantic Marine Executive To Head SCA

Apr 27, 2004

Herschel T. Vinyard, Jr., Vice President of Atlantic Marine Holding Company, was elected Chairman of the Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA). Mr. Vinyard will

Weaver’s Cove LNG facility – Site Visit and Technical Conference

Apr 27, 2004

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a Notice stating that staff of its Office of Energy Projects will conduct a visit to the site of Weaver’s Cove Energy,

Dominion Cove Point LNG – tariff filing

Apr 27, 2004

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a Notice stating that Dominion Cove Point LNG, LP tendered for filing a revised tariff sheet. The

Shipping Coordinating Committee – COMSAR and NAV meeting

Apr 27, 2004

The Shipping Coordinating Committee, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, will meet in St. Pete Beach, Florida on May 20 to review the outcome of

GE to Power New Tug for Multraship

Apr 27, 2004

Dutch towage and salvage group Multraship and GE Marine announced that GE's 12-cylinder 7FDM diesel engines have been selected to power a new tugboat being built for Multraship.

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