Monday, January 10, 2005 Maritime News

Satcom for Tsunami Relief Through IMO

Jan 10, 2005

IMO's efforts to assist in the wider United Nations campaign to bring relief and reconstruction to the regions devastated by the Indian Ocean tsunami received a

Company Profile: Autoship Systems Corp.

Jan 10, 2005

Autoship Systems Corporation (ASC) of Vancouver, Canada has been a leader in CADCAM vessel design software for nearly 25 years. Originally conceived for the monohull,

W&O: An Engineered Ascension

Jan 10, 2005

W&O Supply is a maverick. What’s so exciting about pipes and valves, you ask? How about growing from $22 million in revenue per year to $75 million in the last 13 years.

Feature: Rigdon's on the Point

Jan 10, 2005

A recent visit to New Orleans afforded MR a chat with Larry Rigdon, a man who has stirred controversy and heated debate among offshore vessel providers, while steadfastly

Propulsion Notes

Jan 10, 2005

Wärtsilä Integrates Spares Online With MTS Wärtsilä has decided to cooperate with MTS within the marine e-business market and has through the MTS infrastructure integrated its Spares Online service.

Propulsion Update: Cat Debuts the C280

Jan 10, 2005

Last month in New Orleans Caterpillar Marine Power Systems Division made several major announcements, the biggest being the introduction of the new C280 series engine,

Leading Off

Jan 10, 2005

Forget the oil ... What about the Rats? While the majority of attention is paid to oil spilled in the wake of a ship's break up and sinking, research scientists

New Alaskan Fast Ferry Christened at Derecktor

Jan 10, 2005

The wife of Alaska’s senior senator Ted Stevens, christened Alaska’s second fast ferry at the Derecktor Shipyard in Bridgeport, Conn. The ship -- M/V Chenega --

Legal Notes

Jan 10, 2005

Repair Duty Repealed President George Bush has signed into law legislation repealing a four year old rule imposing a 50% duty on the cost of routine repairs and maintenance carried out by U.


Jan 10, 2005

Longtime readers of Maritime Reporter know by now that, above all else, I like to find and deliver a good story. Whether discovered at a small, family-owned business in the Bayou,

Investment in Design: Wärtsilä Italian Style

Jan 10, 2005

By David Tinsley Trieste engine plant enters new era Skilful management has been core to the shaping of the huge Trieste engine building factory as a pivotal element

Government Update: Cargo Security Strategy

Jan 10, 2005

by Dennis Bryant, Senior Counsel, Holland & Knight LLP The U.S. Department of Homeland Security recently released its draft White Paper on a National Cargo Security Strategy.

Electronic Notes

Jan 10, 2005

Pemex, Norcontrol IT Sign Contract Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) and Norcontrol IT entered into a three-year maintenance contract that covers the offshore VTMIS

Feature: Short Sea Shipping-Nurturing a Modal Shift

Jan 10, 2005

By David Tinsley, technical editor Swelling U.S. interest in fostering the development of coastwise shipping may be set against the backcloth of an anticipated

EB Wins Sub Funds

Jan 10, 2005

Electric Boat Corp., a General Dynamics Co., Groton, Conn., is being awarded a $6,320,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification under previously awarded contract (N00024-96-C-2100)

Many Maritime Bills Introduced

Jan 10, 2005

Bill introduced re NOAA Representative Ehlers (R-MI) introduced a bill (H.R. 50) to provide for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and for other purposes.

Freighter Briefly Grounds in Columbia River

Jan 10, 2005

A 528-foot foreign freighter grounded in the Columbia River near Skamokawa, Wash. The Coast Guard and other response personnel were responding to the incident.

Towboat Goes Over Dam; 3 Dead

Jan 10, 2005

Investigators from Coast Guard Marine Safety Office Pittsburgh are responding to an overturned towboat in the Ohio River, near the town of Industry. The Coast Guard was notified at 3 a.

DHS Names Maritime Security Advisory Committee Members

Jan 10, 2005

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security today announced the appointment of the following individuals to serve on the National Maritime Security Advisory Committee.

Bottiger to Lead Port of Tacoma

Jan 10, 2005

R. Ted Bottiger was appointed President of the Port of Tacoma Commission by fellow commissioners at the Commission's first meeting of 2005, held Thursday, January 7.


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