Wednesday, June 15, 2005 Maritime News

Norwegian Ambassador Visits Cruise Ship

Jun 15, 2005

Knut Vollebaek, Norwegian Ambassador to the United States, visited the ms Oosterdam in Seattle, Wash., recently with his wife, Ellen, as a guest of Stein Kruse, Holland America Line president and CEO.

Donjon Marine Participates in FiFi Exercise

Jun 15, 2005

Donjon Marine Co., Inc. was invited by the State Fire Marshall and the Director of the New Jersey Division of Fire Safety to participate in an exercise conducted

New Crewboat for Dubai Shipping Firm

Jun 15, 2005

In February Inchcape Shipping of Dubai took delivery of the 4,200-hp crewboat Inchcape – 20. At sea trials in Dubai anchorage the boat demonstrated speeds of 26.

Water Jet Powered Pilot Boat Delivers

Jun 15, 2005

Horizon Shipbuilding completed construction of its 74-ft. aluminum Pilot for the port of Umm Qasr, Iraq. The boat reportedly exceeded its required top speed by

New Rigid Inflatable Pilot Boat

Jun 15, 2005

Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation, has begun construction of a new launch for the Charleston, S.C., pilots, the first in a new line of rigid bottom, soft-sided pilot boats.

Tenacity Hits the Water

Jun 15, 2005

The Burger Boat Company fleet launched Tenacity in early June. The Johnson’s of Minnesota are owners of the new Burger-built 116-ft. Raised Pilothouse yacht. Tenacity is a traditionally styled,

GE Power for Tuna Clipper

Jun 15, 2005

GE Transportation delivered a GE 16-cylinder 7FDM diesel engine for installation aboard the Cap. Berny B tuna clipper. The vessel, owned by Berni Buehs and Sons,

Wärtsilä Engines for Wagenborg Containership

Jun 15, 2005

Wärtsilä Corporation won a contract to supply two Wärtsilä 46F engines to power an Ice class 1A, 1700 TEU open-top container feeder vessel ordered by the Dutch shipowner Wagenborg Shipping,

Transocean Signs Deal for Two Drillships

Jun 15, 2005

Transocean Inc. has been awarded contracts for two High-Specification drillships, the Deepwater Millennium and the Deepwater Expedition, for drilling operations in the U.

ViaSat Wins $61M Contract

Jun 15, 2005

ViaSat won a $61,047,433 firm-fixed-price delivery order for Multifunctional Information Distribution System-Low Volume Terminals (MIDS-LVTs). The MIDS-LVT provides secure,

USCG: Foreign Flag Compliance “Better than Expected”

Jun 15, 2005

The U.S. Coast Guard issued an annual report finding that foreign-flagged vessel compliance with new international security requirements was better than expected

Damen Signs Contract

Jun 15, 2005

Damen Shipyards Gorinchem, The Netherlands and Wilson Sons, Brazil signed a contract and license agreement for the construction of a Damen Platform Supply Vessel 7216.

MAN B&W, Kawasaki Heavy Industries Sign Order

Jun 15, 2005

Kawasaki Heavy Industries will build two additional MAN B&W Diesel 7S50MC-C two-stroke main engines for Norway. These engines will power two 43,000 dwt chemical

Maritime Security Course in Seattle

Jun 15, 2005

Beginning July 1, 2005, Seattle Maritime Academy (SMA) will offer courses in Maritime Security, specifically CSO/VSO and FSO. · Company Security Officer – CSO/VSO (3 days).

Neratek AS Changes Name to Marlink AS

Jun 15, 2005

Neratek AS changed its company name to Marlink AS, in a move that signals its continued integration of worldwide business operations into Marlink. Neratek was acquired by Marlink's parent company,

Kongsberg Touts “One Solution” Concept

Jun 15, 2005

Kongsberg Maritime launched the Kongsberg System Technology concept at NorShipping in Oslo. Kongsberg System Technology is seen as key to the company’s entire

Maritime Exchange Provides New Port Security Tool

Jun 15, 2005

The Maritime Exchange for the Delaware River and Bay recently completed a major Maritime Domain Awareness electronic reporting program. Known as eNOA/D On-Line,

Obituary: Captain Zenon Sdougos

Jun 15, 2005

Captain Zenon Sdougos, a long-serving and highly esteemed contributor to the work of the International Maritime Organization, has died at his home in London. He was 89.

Rigdon Takes Delivery of M/V St. Louis

Jun 15, 2005

Larry Rigdon, President and CEO of Rigdon Marine, announced the delivery of the /V St. Louis, the eighth of ten GPA 640 platform support vessels being built at Bender Shipyard in Mobile, Alabama.

Lanterman Honored

Jun 15, 2005

The man who led Seattle-based Holland America Line through years of steady growth and significant impact to the local economy has earned a prestigious Puget Sound award.

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