Turkish Ferry Sinks Off Black Sea Coast
A ferry sank off the Turkish Black Sea coast Aug. 16 after a fire, officials said, adding that one crew member was missing, but no passengers were on board when the vessel went down.
Maersk-Sealand To Move Hub To Malaysia
Maersk-Sealand, the world's biggest container line, will move its transhipment hub to the Malaysian port Tanjung Pelepas (PTP) from Singapore. Maersk-Sealand, part…
Canada To Study Ban On Pacific Ocean Drilling
An environmental group has criticized a move by British Columbia to study the idea of having Ottawa lift a 28-year-old ban on offshore drilling along Canada's pristine Pacific coast.
Britain Delays Repairs On Crippled Sub
Britain's defense ministry agreed to delay repairs on a crippled nuclear submarine stranded in Gibraltar since May, handing at least a temporary victory to environmentalists…
Sunken Drydock Removed From Ship Channel
The U.S. Coast Guard has removed the sunken drydock that has been blocking the Lake Charles, Louisiana, ship channel to large crude oil tankers, a spokesman said.
Explosions Recorded Where Sub Sank
A Norwegian seismic institute recorded two explosions Aug. 12 where a stricken Russian submarine sank off north Russia, the biggest as strong as one or two tons of TNT.
Millennium Maritime began providing ship assist and escort services to the Los Angeles harbor area in. late-April, with the first of two new 4,400 bhp (3,282 bkW)…
Vessel Focus: Patrol Boats
Halter Marine has answered the call from the Venezuelan Navy for a variety of patrol boats. The company recently delivered four 80 ft. (24.3 m) boats to the country's government…
Naval Shipbuilders Try to Get More for Less
As it becomes abundantly clear that a major injection of dollars is not imminent for the U.S. Naval shipbuilding sector, industry leaders met recently to mull ideas on getting more for less.
Coastal Petroleum Company said Florida's First District Court of Appeal denied motions by the State and certain environmental groups asking for a rehearing of the Court's decision of Oct. 6, 1999.
Nichols Brothers Boatbuilders are building a highspeed catamaran ferry for San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation district. Designed by International…
The Delaware River Pilots Association recently contracted with Carey's Diesel to repower a vessel with a pair of Isotta Fraschini marine diesel engines, rated at 550 hp @ 2,400 rpm.
Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., Lockport, La., has signed a contract to build two, 250-ft., double hull, jumbo coastwise service, single rake hopper barges for Tide Leasing, LLC, Birmingham, Ala.
Companies to Develop GOM Shuttle Tanker Technology
Conoco Inc. and Maritrans Inc. are jointly developing advanced shuttle tanker technologies to safely transport newly discovered deepwater Gulf of Mexico crude oil reserves to U.S.
Lesar Named New CEO of Halliburton
Halliburton Company's board of directors, elected David J. Lesar, 47, to the board of directors and named him the company's chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer.
Bush-Cheney: Is It An Oil Industry Dream Team?
The U.S. oil industry may have found its dream team with Republican presidential candidate George W. Bush's pick of Dick Cheney, former CEO of Halliburton Company…