January, 2005 Maritime News

Another Obsolete Ship Set for Dismantling

Jan 31, 2005

The U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) issued a News Release stating that an obsolete freighter from the James River Reserve Fleet is set for towing to Chesapeake, Virginia for dismantling.

Ship Owner Agrees to Pay Fine and be Banished

Jan 31, 2005

Ship owner, Turismo Nautico Del Mar De Cortes, agreed to pay a criminal fine of $100,000 and to not operate ships in U.S. waters for three years. The action

Aker Kvaerner Secures Contract from BP

Jan 31, 2005

AK Engineering Services, part of the Aker Kvaerner group, has secured a multi-million pound contract to service two major onshore facilities for BP in the UK.

Wärtsilä Extends Range of Marine Reduction Gears

Jan 31, 2005

Wärtsilä will extend its range of marine reduction gears and begin manufacturing these products in Khopoli, India. Production will start on the same site as Wärtsilä's existing factory.

Coast Guard Rescues Two Off Gulfport

Jan 31, 2005

A Coast Guard rescue helicopter crew based out of New Orleans rescued two men off the Gulfport coast late Friday night. The men were on a 12-ft. aluminum skiff

Wärtsilä Signs Seafarer Training Contract with Odfjell

Jan 31, 2005

The Norwegian shipping company Odfjell ASA has extended its existing crew training contract with Wärtsilä by five years. Wärtsilä Land & Sea Academy (WLSA)

WCC Sat Phones Aid Tsunami Relief Efforts

Jan 26, 2005

World Communication Center (WCC), a leading provider of global satellite voice and data communications, has provided nine satellite phones to assist Mercy Corps

Norshipco Signs $11m Contract

Jan 26, 2005

Norfolk Shipbuilding & Drydock Corp. (NORSHIPCO), Norfolk, Va., is being awarded an $11,050,533 firm-fixed-price contract for ship repair overhaul and drydock to support USNS Humphreys,

IMO AB Launches 3D Pump Models

Jan 26, 2005

Sweden-based IMO AB announced a new freeware tool for their standard pump-units. The IMO 3D Pump Model is especially developed to make it easier for designers

New Rescue Boat from NorMar

Jan 26, 2005

Norwegian Maritime Equipment AS has extended their range of rescue boats with a small model designed for outboard propulsion. The boat, denominated Normar 425,

World’s Largest Full Spade Rudder Installed

Jan 26, 2005

Reportedly the world´s largest full spade rudder, engineered by Becker Marine Systems, has been recently been successfully installed on the first of a series of 8,

Holland & Knight Lawyers Make 'Best' List

Jan 26, 2005

Holland & Knight Partners James T. Shirley, Jr. and Brian D. Starer have been selected for The Best Lawyers in America 2005-2006 (Copyright 2004 by Woodward/White, Inc.

VT Halter Marine to Build Three for NOAA

Jan 26, 2005

VT Halter Marine, Inc., a subsidiary of Vision Technologies Systems, Inc., will build another Fisheries Survey Vessel for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

GlobalSantaFe Reports 2004 Results

Jan 26, 2005

Worldwide oil and gas drilling contractor GlobalSantaFe Corporation (NYSE: GSF) today reported a net loss for the quarter ended December 31, 2004, of $7.6 million, or $0.

ECO Wins $241.5M Navy Contract

Jan 26, 2005

Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO), Galliano, La., is being awarded a $26,616,165 firm fixed price contract with additional reimbursables for the time charter of one

VOSTA Package for New Manson Dredge

Jan 25, 2005

Seattle-based Manson Construction Co ordered a dredge component package with VOSTA Inc. for the 9200 m2 Trailing Suction Hopper Dredge they are building at Alabama Shipyards.

Fire Hazard Warning Issued

Jan 25, 2005

The Singapore Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) issued a Circular warning of a potential fire hazard on certain ships where a hatch cover for fuel oil tanks is located inside the forward storeroom.

EMSA Seeks Stand-by Spill Recover Vessels

Jan 25, 2005

The European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) issued a Prior Information Notice stating that it is seeking to contract with ship owners for service contracts making

Jackson Nominated to DHS Post

Jan 25, 2005

President George W. Bush intends to nominate Michael Jackson, of Virginia, to be Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security. Mr. Jackson currently serves as Chief Operating

St. Lawrence Seaway Regs: Proposed Amendments

Jan 25, 2005

The U.S. Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation and the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation of Canada jointly propose to update the Seaway regulations

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