November, 2004 Maritime News

TOP Tankers Announces the Sale of Single Hull Vessel

Nov 30, 2004

TOP Tankers Inc announced today the sale of M/T Med Prologue, a 29,990 dwt, single-hull handysize tanker built in 1985, to an unrelated party. The sale will

ABS Provides Approval In Principle To Ocean LNG Tank And Carrier Design

Nov 30, 2004

Class society ABS has issued Approval In Principle (AIP) to a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) tank containment system and carrier design developed by Houston-based Ocean LNG Inc.

Northrop Grumman Unit Wins U.S. Navy Logistics

Nov 30, 2004

Contract for Shipboard Electronics Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a $65.3 million performance-based logistics supply requirements contract for support of electronic systems on U.

NASSCO Receives Certification for OHSAS

Nov 30, 2004

National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO), a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics has received certification of its compliance with Occupational

Delaware River Update Oil Spill Update

Nov 30, 2004

The Coast Guard, state and local agencies as well as contracted environmental agencies continued the unified effort to cleanup and investigate Friday night's oil spill in the Delaware River.

Wärtsilä to Supply Dual-Fuel Engines for Korean LNG Carriers

Nov 24, 2004

Wärtsilä has received an order from Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. of Korea to supply four sets of Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel engines to power a series of 155,

Hornbeck Offshore Closes on Sale of $225,000,000 of 6.125% Senior Notes due 2014

Nov 24, 2004

Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. announced that it closed the sale of $225,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 6.125% Senior Notes due 2014 (CUSIP Nos.

APEC Efforts to Secure International Shipping and Ports

Nov 24, 2004

The White House issued a Fact Sheet discussing initiatives agreed to by representatives attending the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Chile.

FMC to Determine Whether PRPA Entitled to Sovereign Immunity

Nov 24, 2004

The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) issued an Order directing parties in three ongoing disputes involving the Puerto Rico Ports Authority (PRPA) to

Aker Yards to Outfit One ROV Survey / Supply Vessel for Volstad Maritime AS

Nov 23, 2004

Aker Brattvaag, a company in the Aker Yards Group, has signed a contract with Volstad Maritime AS, Ålesund, Norway for outfitting of one ROV Survey / Supply Vessel at Aker Langsten.

New Propulsion Plants for Cruise Vessel

Nov 23, 2004

The cruise vessel Black Watch, built in Helsinki in 1972, will be equipped with a completely new MAN B&W Diesel propulsion plant. On April 19, 2005, the Black

Jones Act Seaman May Not Recover Nonpecuniary Damages from Third Party

Nov 23, 2004

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled that a Jones Act seaman or his survivors cannot recover nonpecuniary damages from a non-employer third party.

Northrop Grumman-built LPD 18 Transport Dock Ship Christened in New Orleans

Nov 22, 2004

Adm. Vern Clark says the LPD 18 "will take American sovereignty to the far corners of the Earth" In celebratory tradition, Carolyn Shelton, ship's sponsor,

EIS for Proposed Sabine Pass LNG Project

Nov 22, 2004

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a Notice stating that the final environmental impact statement (EIS) for the liquefied natural

Towing Company to Pay $10M for Spill

Nov 22, 2004

The U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts issued a Press Release stating the Bouchard Transportation Co. was sentenced to pay a $10 million

Vessel Grounded Near Margate

Nov 22, 2004

The Panamanian cargo vessel Fione grounded near Margate on November 18. The agency issued a Second Press Notice stating that the vessel refloated at high tide on the morning of November 19.

Tanker Fleet Set to Surge

Nov 19, 2004

High rates have lured a significant number of tanker owners into forking out the relatively small costs associated with converting their ships from Category 1 to Category 2 vessels.

Interesting Drydock Ops in Mexico

Nov 19, 2004

A novel drydocking operation has commenced in Mexico, following the successful loading of the 11,220 tonnes semi-submersible rig Mata Redonda on the main deck of Zhong Ren 3,

ASRY Fixes 3 Large Tankers

Nov 19, 2004

There are currently three large tankers under repair at Bahrain’s Asry – the 284,889 dwt VLCC Al Samidoon and the 285,117 dwt VLCC Al Shuhadaa, both owned by Kuwait Oil Tanker Co (KOTC),

FSU Redelivered

Nov 19, 2004

The Floating Storage Unit (FSU) Yoho FSO (ex N’kossa 1) was successfully re-delivered in September 2004 by Malaysia’s Malaysia Shipyard & Engineering (MSE) to SBM-IMODCO

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