Monday, January 31, 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)

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