Norwegian Firm To Study Sub Salvage
Stolt Offshore, whose divers opened a sunken Russian submarine after the failure of Russian rescuers agreed to study how to salvage it or recover the bodies of the 118 crew…
Kvaerner Won't Up Aker Bid
Kvaerner, reporting a bigger-than-expected first half profit, said it would not raise a rejected takeover bid for oil and gas services group Aker Maritime. Kvaerner…
Transocean Buys R&B Falcon In $5.3B Stock Deal
Transocean Sedco Forex Inc., already the world's biggest offshore oil-drilling contractor, agreed to buy R&B Falcon Corp. in a $5.3 billion stock deal that will make it the dominant deepwater driller.
Cruise Companies Cited For Excessive Smoke
Seven cruise companies have been cited for pumping excessive amounts of smokestack emissions into the air of Alaska's capital city, state officials said. Observers…
SS&Y Indices Fall
Shipbrokers Simpson, Spence and Young's Pacific Capesize Index fell 54 points and its Atlantic Capesize Index fell 79 points in the week ending Monday to 5,123.
Russian Ship Saves Sinking Ship's Crew
Fire broke out on a Syrian ship in international waters off Cyprus, forcing its crew to evacuate before the vessel sank early on Monday, authorities in Cyprus said.
Sweden Tries To Persuade U.S. Group To Abandon Estonia Dive
Swedish coastguards reportedly planned to board a U.S. ship they suspect is taking divers to examine the wreck of the ferry Estonia, which sank in the Baltic Sea in 1994 with the loss of 852 lives.
Russian Sub Rescue Turns To Recovery
Russia on Monday asked Norway to help recover 118 corpses trapped in the wreck of the Kursk submarine off northern Russia, the Norwegian foreign ministry said. A…
Kvaerner Books Another Cruise Ship Contract
Kvaerner signed a deal with Costa Crociere - the Italian joint venture of Carnival Corp and Airtours , to build a 86,000-grt cruise ship. The vessel will accommodate 2…
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…