September, 2004 Maritime News

OMI Sells Single Hull Vessel

Sep 30, 2004

OMI Corporation of Stamford, Connecticut announced that it had agreed to sell the SETTEBELLO, its 1986 built single hull ultra large crude carrier to an affiliate of Petrobras S.

Navy to Christen New Guided-Missile Destroyer

Sep 30, 2004

The newest Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyer, Forrest Sherman will be christened on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2004, during a 10 a.m. CST ceremony at

TOP Tankers Announces Delivery of Tenth Vessel

Sep 30, 2004

TOP Tankers Inc has taken delivery of M/T Timeless, a 154,970 Dwt, double-hull Suezmax tanker, built in 1991 by Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. of the Republic of Korea.

AAPA Names LaGrange Chairman

Sep 30, 2004

The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) has named Gary LaGrange, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Port of New Orleans, as Chairman of the AAPA Board for 2004-2005.

MTS Research & Technology Coordination Conference

Sep 30, 2004

The Interagency Committee on the Marine Transportation System (MTS) is sponsoring the seventh annual MTS Research & Technology Coordination Conference.

World Maritime Day Focuses on Maritime Security

Sep 30, 2004

The Secretary–General of the IMO, Mr. Efthimios Mitropoulos, issued a Message in recognition of World Maritime Day, 30 September 2004. This year the focus of the commemoration is maritime security.

Wärtsilä Launches Auxpac Standard Gen Sets

Sep 30, 2004

Wärtsilä has launched Wärtsilä Auxpac, a new range of medium- and high-speed standard marine generating sets. Wärtsilä Auxpac generating sets ensure the availability

Austal Secures New Vehicle Ferry Order

Sep 29, 2004

Virtu Ferries orders 67 metre catamaran Austal is pleased to announce a contract for a 67 metre high speed vehicle-passenger catamaran for Virtu Ferries of Malta

Best Practices, Partnering Highlighted at AAPA Convention

Sep 29, 2004

The American Association of Port Authorities' (AAPA) new SHARE initiative prevails in full force this week at AAPA's 93rd annual convention, where partnering

CAE's Marine Division Wins Contracts Worth $12.5M

Sep 29, 2004

CAE's marine division has signed contracts with a number of commercial marine customers around the world for a total value of more than $12.5M. In the largest of the contracts,

Wärtsilä Releases New Medium-Speed Standard for the Future

Sep 29, 2004

The Wärtsilä 46F is the latest in the highly successful marine engine series launched in 1987 with the Vasa 46, as it was then called. Though visually similar to the original Wärtsilä 46,

Aker Yards to Build Platform Supply Vessels for The Great Eastern Shipping Co.

Sep 29, 2004

Aker Brattvaag, a company in the Aker Yards Group, has signed a contract with The Great Eastern Shipping Co, Mumbai, India, for the building of two Platform Supply Vessels.

ATSB Report on Bulker-Fishing Vessel Collision

Sep 29, 2004

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) released the report of its investigation into the 21 August 2003 collision between the bulk carrier LANCELOT and

Bill Introduced to Encourage Sealing of Empty Shipping containers

Sep 29, 2004

Representative Millender-McDonald (D-CA) introduced a bill (H.R. 5143) to amend title 46, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to

USCG Information re Damaged Vessels

Sep 29, 2004

The U.S. Coast Guard issued a Notice advising owners of vessels destroyed or severely damaged in the recent spate of hurricanes how to obtain information regarding

Austal Lauches Aluminum Ship

Sep 28, 2004

Austal has launched the largest aluminium ship ever built, the 127 metre trimaran ferry “Benchijigua Express” taking to the water for the first time early on September 25.

Port Canaveral Inner Harbor Re-opens; Ship Channel Remains Closed

Sep 28, 2004

Small vessels were permitted through the Canaveral Lock and Barge Canal to re-enter Port Canaveral. However, the channel remains closed to ship traffic pending

Carnival Reports Financial Impact of Hurricane Jeanne

Sep 28, 2004

Carnival Corporation & plc announced that it estimates the financial impact of Hurricane Jeanne on its fourth quarter earnings will be approximately $0.02 per share.

Austal Delivers Fast Twins for Hong Kong Fleet

Sep 28, 2004

Austal has delivered its latest high speed passenger catamarans to a market that did much to establish the Australian shipbuilder as a world leader in the design

Volvo Penta Introduces D9-500 for Commercial Use

Sep 28, 2004

The Volvo Penta D9-500 is a robust 9-litre diesel engine with new engine electronics and an innovative turbo. With its 500 hp, compact design and high torque


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