Globalstar Appoints Globe Wireless as Provider
Globalstar, a worldwide mobile satellite telephone service, has expanded its marketing reach to the maritime industry by appointing Globe Wireless as a franchise service provider. Globe Wireless, Inc.
North Florida Shipyards Installs Spar Deck
North Florida Shipyards completed its contract for the fabrication and installation of a spar deck on RoRo vessel Cape Rise owned by the U.S. Maritime Administration.
Urethane to Provide for Supply Center
The Fleet and Industrial Supply Center at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii has granted Urethane Products Corp. (UPC) another contract for six 10 ft. diameter x 16 ft.-long Marine Guard foam-filled marine fenders.
Aker and Vryhof Anchors Extend Agreement
Aker Marine Contractors, Inc. (AMC), a subsidiary of Aker Maritime Inc, and Vryhof Anchors BV (Vryhof) have signed a Letter of Intent to extend their cooperation…
KVH Wins 4 NMEA Awards Again
For the second year in a row, two communications systems and two navigation products from KVH Industries, Inc. have earned "best product" awards from The National…
Zodiac Aids with New Self-Righting Design
Zodiac International has developed a new patented, self-righting technique to comply with the updated RoRo ferry liferaft regulations. Formulated by a team of technical engineers…
United States Lines Names First Ship ms Patriot
United States Lines, a subsidiary of American Classic Voyages, said the vessel it is acquiring from Holland America Line will be named ms Patriot. The vessel - being…
Construction Begins on New Orleans Lock Project
The USACE has begun construction on the $585-million replacement of the navigation lock on the Industrial Canal in New Orleans and is now enlisting community leadership to scope out a mitigation plan.
Innovative U.S. Military Modules to be Cummins-Powered
A large ship arrives off a port devastated by natural or military forces. The ship contains badly needed supplies but the port infrastructure has been destroyed.
Bollinger Awarded Contract for Navy Patrol Boats
Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., Lockport, La., has been awarded a $5.1 million contract from the U.S. Navy to modify three Patrol Coastal ships (PC) of the Cyclone Class.
Hvide Marine Struggles to Return to Black
Hvide Marine Incorporated reported a net loss of $20.1 million or on revenues of $86 million for the quarter ended September 30, 1999. In the year-earlier period…
USCG Seeks Additional Comment
The USCG has re-opened the docket for additional comment on its May 24 interim rule, establishing new procedures for administrative proceedings such as license suspension and revocation cases.
USCG Detains Foreign Freight Vessel Again
USCG inspectors in Dutch Harbor detained 281-ft. freight ship Jacha for the third time since Aug. 1998 due to Safety of Life At Sea violations (SOLAS). Inspectors…
USCG Terminates Hazardous Fishing Vessel Voyage
The USCG investigated a fishing vessel after finding numerous safety violations during a routine boarding 50 miles southeast of Cape May, N.J. Six crewmembers of Ruby S, a 72-ft.
Slater Leads Transportation and Trade Mission to Latin America
U.S. Transportation Secretary Rodney E. Slater, leading a trade mission in support of President Clinton's commitment to a well-integrated Western Hemisphere transportation system…
USCG Proposes Federal Pilotage Requirement
The USCG has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM), requiring vessels engaged in foreign trade on the navigable waterways within the State of Maryland to…
Maine BEP Endorses Tank Barge Regulations
The Maine Board of Environmental Protection (BEP) approved proposed Chapter 600 vessel operating regulations by a vote of five to one, with one abstention. Chapter…
USCG Issues Fire Protection Equipment Requirements
All towing vessels except those in restricted services are required to comply with new requirements for fire protection equipment and procedures under an interim rule issued by the USCG.
Astano Delivers Discoverer Spirit
Astano, the Astilleros Españoles offshore construction yard, has sent off Discoverer Spirit to American owner and operator Transocean Offshore. The second of a trio…
New Type of Passenger Vessel from Canadian Shipyard
Strömma Kanalbolaget Turism & Sjofart AB (SKTS), a well known tourism organization in Sweden has recently purchased a new 48 passenger Explorathor high performance…