Tuesday, May 10, 2005 Maritime News

Island Boats to Construct 65-ft. Catamarans

May 10, 2005

Island Boats, Inc., New Iberia, La., has been contracted to construct two 65-ft. aluminum catamarans for delivery to a Boston customer. The vessels will be delivered

Goal-based Standards Top IMO's Agenda

May 10, 2005

The development of goal-based standards for new ship construction will be high on the agenda when IMO's Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) meets at the Organization's

GMPCS Places Order for Broadband Terminals

May 10, 2005

GMPCS Personal Communications placed an initial order with Hughes Network Systems for 1,000 HNS 9201 broadband satellite IP terminals for use with Inmarsat’s

Harvey Gulf Contracts for New OSV

May 10, 2005

Harvey Gulf International Marine, Inc., signed a contract with Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Panama City Fla., for the construction of the new generation 280 x 60 ft.

Rhode Island Passes Bill on LNG Ship Ops

May 10, 2005

The House of Representatives today voted 66-0 to approve legislation introduced by Rep. Raymond E. Gallison Jr. to require any LNG tanker to have an LNG-certified

USS San Francisco Investigation Completed

May 10, 2005

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (NNS) -- The U.S. Navy announced May 9 the completion of the investigation into the Jan. 8 accident aboard the submarine USS San Francisco

CP Ships Has Good 1Q; Rich Named New Chairman

May 10, 2005

CP Ships Limited announced unaudited operating income of $29 million for the first quarter 2005, more than double first quarter 2004. Net income was $15 million against $3 million.

Engine Problem Shelves Alaskan Ferry

May 10, 2005

The Alaska Marine Highway System announced that the MV Columbia has been delayed in Ketchikan by an engine problem, and will not make its northbound schedule.

Bids Sought for Amphibious Ship Project

May 10, 2005

Industry throughout Australia has the opportunity to work with the Austal-Raytheon Amphibious Ships Team, which in August 2004 announced its intention to bid

LR Asia Completes Safety Case for Dual-Fuel LNG

May 10, 2005

Lloyd’s Register Asia has completed the first safety case in Korea for dual-fuel electric propulsion in association with Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) and Wärtsilä.

Keppel Singmarine Wins Contracts for 5 Vessels

May 10, 2005

Keppel Singmarine Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M) has secured orders for three offshore support vessels (OSVs) and two tugboats for about $80 million.

Washington Passes New Oil Spill Measures

May 10, 2005

Gov. Christine Gregoire on May 6, 2005, signed bills that will establish an Oil Spill Monitoring and Oversight Council to provide independent oversight of the

Oil Spill in James River

May 10, 2005

Coast Guard Marine Safety Office Hampton Roads is responding to a report of a diesel fuel spill from the tank barge VB 53 on the upper James River below Richmond.

Supplemental Enviro Statement for Dredge Project

May 10, 2005

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued a Notice stating that it intends to prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement to maintenance dredge

Navy's First LCS Honors Freedom

May 10, 2005

Secretary of the Navy Gordon England has selected the name Freedom for the Navy's first new Littoral Combat Ship (LCS). The future USS Freedom acknowledges

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