Wednesday, July 07, 2004 Maritime News

Shipbuilding: Joint Bulker Project Seeks Industry Input

Jul 07, 2004

In an effort to ensure uniform ship quality and construction standards around the world, there are currently two initiatives underway which seek to formulate


Jul 07, 2004

Fritzner New CEO of SNTG Stolt-Nielsen S.A. appointed Otto H. Fritzner as CEO of Stolt-Nielsen Transportation Group (SNTG). Fritzner most recently served as Managing Director,

Feature: Secure Seas, Open Ports

Jul 07, 2004

As new international and domestic regulations regarding shipping security enter force, the focus is not simply on security, but also on maintaining a healthy flow of commerce to keep the U.

News: Höegh Fleet Assessed $3.5M Waste Dumping Fine

Jul 07, 2004

Höegh Fleet Services A/S was sentenced to pay a $3.5 million fine for seven felony charges relating to the falsification of records concealing the intentional dumping of waste oil into the ocean.

Propulsion: MAN B&W Debuts 32/40CR Engine in Austria

Jul 07, 2004

Late last month the MAN Group publicly announced the availability of a new engine which fully embodies the advantages of common rail diesel technology, meaning

Managerial Appointments at MOL (America)

Jul 07, 2004

MOL (America) Inc. announced the appointment of Mr. Thomas Smart to the position of Midwest Regional Import Sales Manager, and the promotion of Mr. Larry Flading

Feature: Rigdon Marine: PSV Orleans Now Working

Jul 07, 2004

Rigdon Marine has the Orleans, first of ten 210 x 54.1 x 19 ft. (64 x 16.5 x 5.8-m) diesel-electric ABS Classed DP-2 platform supply vessels's from Bender Shipyards,

Feature: German RoRo Bastion

Jul 07, 2004

Having logged fresh orders from existing clients UN RoRo (formerly UND) of Turkey and Denmark's DFDS group, Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft has taken its tally

Feature: Cianbro Earns Maritime Stripes

Jul 07, 2004

When Cianbro Corporation approached Petrodrill, an international rig-owning company with Brazilian and American shareholders, about completing two partially-built oil rigs in 2002,


Jul 07, 2004

What About Cuba? Political allegiance notwithstanding, continuing unrest and war in the energy critical Middle East continues to wreak havoc with world oil prices,

Feature: Offshore Drilling: 5-Year Projection is $189B

Jul 07, 2004

"Over the next five years it is expected that 15,000 offshore wells will be drilled worldwide, at a total cost of some $189 billion. Of these wells nearly 4,500

Feature: And Then There Were Two

Jul 07, 2004

The long-awaited awarding of the contract to construct the new series of Littoral Combat Ships (LCS), a series that could total 60 ships worth $14 billion over 15 years,

Navy: PCU Jimmy Carter Christened

Jul 07, 2004

In early June, the third last Seawolf-class submarine was christened at General Dynamics - Electric Boat, in Groton, Conn. Mrs. Carter, Former President Jimmy Carter,


Jul 07, 2004

Complete Vessel Structure Modeling and Part Nesting by Autoship Autoship Systems Corporation (ASC) has developed a complete CAD/CAM suite to meet the CAD/CAM

Boats: Hawaiian Catamaran: Environmental Awareness In Comfort

Jul 07, 2004

Hawaiian maritime tradition traces its roots to the huge ocean going outrigger canoes that took sophisticated navigators island hopping around the expanse of the Pacific Ocean.

News: ABS Guidance for Ballast Tank Inert Gas Systems

Jul 07, 2004

A major step forward in tanker operation safety was taken as ABS announced technical guidance for inert gas systems for ballast tanks. Compliance to the guidelines

Government Update: Ballast Water Management Acquiring Teeth

Jul 07, 2004

Effective August 13, 2004, the U.S. Coast Guard will have the authority to impose civil penalties of up to $27,500 per day against vessels that fail to submit ballast water management reports.

Editor’s Note

Jul 07, 2004

July, a time when the maritime industry traditionally slows to a crawl, is proceeding full-bore, fueled by activity and anticipation surrounding the implementation of MTSA and ISPS.

MENAS Gets New Multipurpose Light Tender

Jul 07, 2004

Middle East Navigation Aids Service (MENAS) introduced its new multipurpose light tender vessel Relume in a special naming ceremony at Damen Shipyards’ Royal Schelde facility in Vlissingen,

Lyon Shipyard Christens New Dry Dock

Jul 07, 2004

After more than nine months living part time in Rhode Island, Lyon Shipyard Project Manager Jimmy Yellen will return home with a brand new dry dock. During that time,


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