Tuesday, August 17, 2004 Maritime News

TOP Tankers Takes Third Vessel

Aug 17, 2004

TOP Tankers Inc., took delivery of M/T Invincible, a 47,084 Dwt, ice-classed, double-hull Handymax tanker, built in 1992 by Halla Engineering & Heavy Industries Limited of the Republic of Korea.

New Seafarer ID Regs Enter Force

Aug 17, 2004

An international treaty aimed at preventing terrorists from infiltrating shipping crews will enter into force in February 2005, the International Labor Organization (ILO) said.

NCL First with Onboard Cell Service

Aug 17, 2004

NCL Corporation will be the first cruise line to bring passengers on North American cruises the ability to use their cell phones even when communications towers are oceans away.

Navy Awards GD $16.4M for Submarine Work

Aug 17, 2004

The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $16.4 million contract to perform routine maintenance work on the USS Dallas (SSN-700), a Los Angeles-class attack submarine.

US Navy: Fewer Ships and No funds for DD-X?

Aug 17, 2004

The U.S. Navy proposes to build four new ships in 2006, with no funding earmarked for the new DD-X destroyer being designed by Northrop Grumman Corp., Reuters reported.

This Day in Naval History - Aug. 18

Aug 17, 2004

From the Navy News Service 1838 - Exploring Expedition under Lt. Charles Wilkes embarks on world cruise. 1911 - First Navy Nurse Corps superintendent, Esther Voorhees Hasson, appointed.

USS Yorktown Returns to Pascagoula, Completes Final Deployment

Aug 17, 2004

By Ensign Abbas Bandukwala, USS Yorktown Public Affairs, and Stacey Byington, Naval Station Pascagoula Public Affairs USS Yorktown (CG 48) will return home to Naval Station Pascagoula Aug.

Seaway Traffic Hits 5-Year High

Aug 17, 2004

Richard Corfe, President of The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation, today announced that the Seaway traffic results for the year to date have risen to levels not seen since the late 1990s.

MPA Entitled to Sovereign Immunity in FMC Action

Aug 17, 2004

The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) ruled that the Maryland Port Authority is entitled to sovereign immunity from the regulatory adjudication of a privately-filed Shipping Act complaint.

Two Ports Commence CSI Ops

Aug 17, 2004

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said that the Container Security Initiative (CSI) is becoming operational at the port of Laem Chaband, Thailand. The

Maritime Information Sharing - Meeting

Aug 17, 2004

The U.S. Coast Guard will hold a meeting in Washington, DC on September 1 with members of the maritime industry and government representatives to discuss information

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