Fincantieri to Construct New Liner for British Market
Cunard Line's parent company, Carnival Corporation, has signed a letter of intent with Italian shipyard Fincantieri for the construction of a new 1,968-passenger liner to serve the British market.
Maritrans Inc. Announces Tender Offer
Maritrans Inc. announced that its Board of Directors has approved the initiation of a modified "Dutch auction" tender offer by Maritrans to purchase up to 2,000…
Ports Urge Senate to Include Port Security Funding
On December 7, the Senate approved an emergency spending bill for homeland security as part of the Department of Defense FY'02 Appropriations bill. Although Senator…
Coast Guard to Commission Coastal Patrol Boat
The Coast Guard Cutter Pompano, an 87-ft. Coastal Patrol Boat, will be commissioned into service in a ceremony at Coast Guard Station Gulfport on December 14 at 10 a.m.
Bouchard Signs Contracts With Bollinger
Bouchard Coatwise Management, Corp., Hicksville, N.Y., one of the largest operators of double hull articulated tug/barge ATB units in the U.S., has joined the list of Bollinger Shipyards, Inc.
Navibulgar Upgrades Black Sea Ferry
Ro-Ro ferry operation. The destination had been 'out of reach' to Navibulgar, whose two 13,000 DWT rail, truck and car ferries - Geroite na Odessa (Hero of Odessa)…
Lloyd's Register Returns To Profitability
Lloyd’s Register Group announced full year results for the year ended June 30, 2001. Lloyd’s Register reports that operating profit for the 12 months at $35 million…
Silversea’s President Steps Down
Silversea Cruises announced that Bill Smith will step down from his position as president of the company, effective December 15th to pursue personal interests. objectives having been accomplished…
NOAA Wins First Prosecution Using Vessel Monitoring System
A December 5 ruling against a New Bedford, Mass., - based fishing vessel and its captain was the first federal fisheries prosecution based exclusively on vessel…
FGH Announces Extension of Debtor Exclusivity in Bankruptcy Process
Friede Goldman Halter, Inc. announced that the U.S. Bankruptcy Court has extended the exclusively period for filing of a reorganization plan until February 11, 2002.
Willbros Unit Names Hamilton a Vice President
Willbros Group Inc. development. Hamilton has over 23 years of business and project development experience in the oil and gas industry, including 18 years with Willbros.
Keppel FELS Unit Secures Contracts
Keppel FELS Limited (KFELS), the offshore arm of the Keppel Group, through its subsidiary in Brazil, FELS Setal SA, has signed two contracts worth a total of $104 million.
Ship Stability Software Upgraded
Creative Systems, Inc., makers of GHS (General HydroStatics) ship stability software, has released version 8.0, a major update that incorporates many improvements…
OTAL To Invest $5 million in New IT System
The Bolloré Maritime Division (BMD) is investing USD 5 million in a new software management system called iQ-Ship. As a group company OT Africa Line (OTAL) will benefit from this system…
KMY Delivers Carnival Pride
MS Carnival Pride, newbuilding no. 500, was delivered to Carnival Corporation at the Kaverner Masa-Yards’ Helsinki shipyard. Carnival Pride is the third cruise ship…
Pacificat Explorer Replaces Queen of Cowichan
On Wednesday, December 12 at 10:30 a.m. until late Saturday, December. 15, the PacifiCat Explorer will replace the Queen of Cowichan on the Departure Bay– Horseshoe…
Halliburton Expands With Vanco For Deepwater Exploration Projects
Halliburton has signed an agreement with Vanco Energy Company for the provision of engineering and consulting services in several deepwater regions offshore West Africa.
Statoil Orders LNG Carrier for Snoehvit
Leif Hoegh and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, have entered an agreement with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., for the construction of a 145,000 cubic meter LNG carrier.
Navionics & Sevencs Join Forces
Navionics S.p.A. of Viareggio, Italy, and SevenCs GMBH of Hamburg, Germany, announce that they have joined forces to produce and distribute electronic charts for…
EU authorizes Flemish Financial Support
The European Commission has decided not to raise any objections to the Flemish authorities' plan to provide financial support for the construction of loading and…