Tuesday, June 08, 2004 Maritime News

New PORTS program for Tacoma

Jun 08, 2004

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) issued a News Release stating that the Physical Oceanographic Real-Time System (PORTS) has been installed in the Port of Tacoma.

TEN Sells Panamax Liberty

Jun 08, 2004

Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited (TEN) announced the sale of the panamax Liberty to a third party. The sale price of the Liberty resulted in a net capital gain of approximately $1 million,

Editor’s Note

Jun 08, 2004

The big will get bigger; the small will get wiped out ~ Meshulam Riklis* (Source: www.cyber-nation.com) While I do not entirely agree with the quote from Mr.

RIBS Roundup

Jun 08, 2004

Moose Wins Six-Boat Navy Deal Moose Boats won two contracts from the U.S. Navy to build six more Moose 340C Catamaran Patrol Boats. The contract totals approximately $2.

MACC 2004: Multi-Agency Craft Conference set for June 15-17

Jun 08, 2004

One of the more unique conferences — the Multi Agency Combat Craft (MACC 2004) — is set to take place again this month. MACC provides a forum for open exchange

Storm Warnings Raised over Readiness Concerns

Jun 08, 2004

By Capt. Gordon I. Peterson, USN (Ret.) This June's two-year anniversary of the Coast Guard's award of contract for the Integrated Deepwater System reflects

The Midas Touch

Jun 08, 2004

Minimizing the risk of a water-borne or delivered terrorist attack is no small responsibility. Maritime Reporter visited recently with U.S. Coast Guard LCDR Stephen M.

JHOC: Eyes Wide Open

Jun 08, 2004

By Greg Trauthwein The Joint Harbor Operation Center (JHOC) — pronounced "Jay - Hawk" —v on Naval Station Norfolk is the pinnacle of cooperation between the U.

The Layered Approach from a One-Stop-Shop

Jun 08, 2004

The rush to shore up security along all links of the transportation chain — and the multi-billion dollar budgets that go with them — have naturally brought companies

When the Clock Strikes Midnight

Jun 08, 2004

Coast Guard Atlantic Area includes five Coast Guard Districts spanning 14 million square miles and involves 30,000 personnel. Captain John E. Schrinner discusses

Balancing Security, Safety and Commerce

Jun 08, 2004

By Thomas H. Collins, Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard By any measure, 2003 was a turning point in the 213-year history of the U.S. Coast Guard. Beginning with

New Era for Gas Engines

Jun 08, 2004

With more than 300 lean-burn, spark-ignited gas engines supplied for stationary power applications over the past 15 years, Rolls-Royce is making a determined

Ice Tech: The Northern Promise

Jun 08, 2004

By David Tinsley, technical editor Increased interest in ice-classed tankers has been fostered to a great extent by the emergence of former Soviet Union

New Free Fall Lifeboat Carries More People

Jun 08, 2004

The new SC59FF free fall lifeboat from Survival Craft Inspectorate is touted as a cost-effective safety system for cargo vessels, tankers and offshore platforms.

LNG Fleet Needs to Triple by 2020

Jun 08, 2004

World LNG demand is forecast to rise from 158 billion cubic meter (bcm) to 269 bcm by 2010 and to 428.5 bcm by 2020. This growth represents an average annual trade growth of 7.

PPL Shipyard Wins $117.6M Rig Contract

Jun 08, 2004

PPL Shipyard, a subsidiary of SembCorp Marine won a $117.6 million contract from Mosbarron Ltd., a subsidiary of Awilco AS of Norway, for the construction of a Baker Pacific Class 375 Jack Up Rig.

Will Oil Continue Heading Up?

Jun 08, 2004

"Due to increasing demand and reducing reserves, oil prices currently at $40 are likely to soon enter a period of sustained rises resulting in a need to massively

The Containership Market: Full Steam Ahead?

Jun 08, 2004

By David Tinsley, Technical Editor Liner shipping is traditionally a cyclical business, subject to dramatic peaks and troughs and sudden changes in fortune in individual trade lanes.

Flood Attracted to Water

Jun 08, 2004

Appropriate, isn’t it, that a man name Flood made his mark on the world painting nautical scenes. Born on the fourth of July in Philadelphia, James Flood has

Challenges facing IMO

Jun 08, 2004

By IMO Secretary-General, Mr. Efthimios E. Mitropoulos The first months of my tenure as Secretary-General of the international Maritime Organization have


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