May, 2005 Maritime News

Aker Yards to Build a Second Cruise Ship for Color Line

May 31, 2005

Aker Yards and Color Line have signed a contract to build a sister vessel to MS Color Fantasy, the worlds largest cruise ship with car deck, that was delivered in December 2004.

Suit on Carrier’s Bill of Lading Constitutes Acceptance

May 31, 2005

In a rehearing, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that the forum selection clause in a carrier’s bill of lading is accepted by the

Wärtsilä Auxpac Generating Sets to China

May 31, 2005

Wärtsilä supplied the first of its new Wärtsilä Auxpac 20 generating sets in April. The customer is Shanghai Zhenhua Port Machinery Co. Ltd in China and

Brown Water Veterans Honored

May 26, 2005

At a ceremony to honor Vietnam veterans, service members and their families observe a Vietnam Memorial Monument on board Naval Amphibious Base Coronado. The ceremony

Four Seaman Awarded $250,000

May 25, 2005

Four Filipino seamen received a total of $250,000 dollars from the U.S. Department of Justice for their initiative in protecting the environment. The four informed the U.

Tugboat Mate Convicted

May 25, 2005

A Jacksonville, Florida man pleaded guilty in federal court to violating the Clean Water Act and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. United States Attorney Michael J.

This Day in Naval History - May 25

May 25, 2005

From Navy News Service 1952 - USS Iowa (BB 61) bombards Chongjin, Korea. 1973 - Launch of Skylab 2 mission, which was first U.S. manned orbiting space station.

Japan, Norway Discuss Quality Shipping

May 25, 2005

The Japanese Shipowners' Association (JSA) and the Norwegian Shipowners' Association (NSA) organised a bilateral high-level maritime round table conference in Tokyo on 20 May 2005.

Crowley Valid with C-TPAT

May 25, 2005

Crowley Liner Services has been notified by US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) of its successful full-company "Validation" in the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) Program.

QCI Wins Contract

May 25, 2005

QCI Marine Offshore LLC, a Joiner/Electrical company, has been awarded the accommodations and electrical work on Noble Drilling’s Clyde Boudreaux semisubmersible drilling rig.

FPSO Market set for Growth

May 25, 2005

Drewry Shipping Consultants, the world's leading maritime consultants, has released its latest special report entitled: “Floating Production Storage and Offloading (Offtake) unit (FPSO)”.

2005 Admiral’s Scholarship Dinner Sets Record

May 24, 2005

Left to right: Mrs. Diane Ryan; Honorees Captain Brian A. McAllister ’56; Captain Anthony J. McAllister III ’80 and Vice Admiral John Ryan at the 2005 Admiral’s

Deepwater Fast-Response Cutter Reaches Milestone

May 24, 2005

The U.S. Coast Guard's, 140-ft. fast-response cutter has reached a systems requirements milestone resulting in the ship being one step closer to construction commencement.

LR Guidance on Partial Filling of LNG Tanks

May 24, 2005

Lloyd’s Register has published a set of comprehensive guidelines to help owners, operators and builders of membrane-type LNG tankers to assess the ability of a

Disney Visits Panama Canal

May 24, 2005

Peter Langman, Panama Canal Pilot, helps Mickey Mouse guide the Disney Magic through the Miraflores Locks. Mickey Mouse has come a long way from “Steamboat Willie.

Bill Introduced to Improve Transport Security

May 24, 2005

Senator Stevens (R-AK) introduced the Transportation Security Improvement Act of 2005 (S. 1052). The bill, if enacted into law, would make changes to all transportation modes.

Fire on Containership in New Orleans

May 24, 2005

Personnel from Coast Guard Marine Safety Office New Orleans and the New Orleans Fire Department responded to a two-alarm fire aboard a ship on the Mississippi River

USCG Port Security Advisory

May 24, 2005

The U.S. Coast Guard issued a Port Security Advisory stating that Albania and Madagascar have submitted to the IMO information indicating that they are maintaining

USCG Oversight of DWP Activities

May 24, 2005

The U.S. Coast Guard issued a Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) providing guidance for oversight of post-licensing activities associated with development of deepwater ports (DWPs).

T-AKE 1 Christened

May 24, 2005

The Military Sealift Command (MSC) auxiliary dry cargo carrier USNS Lewis and Clark, (T-AKE 1), is launched into San Diego Harbor after a christening ceremony held


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