GAO Issue Report on Homeland Security and Information Technology
The U.S. General Accounting Office (GAO) issued its report entitled Homeland Security: Information Technology Funding and Associated Management Issues
EPA and USACE Propose Definition of Waters of the United States
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) seeking comments on the regulatory…
El Paso Sells Florida Petroleum Operations
El Paso Corporation announced the sale of its Florida petroleum terminals and tug and barge operations to TransMontaigne, Inc. The transaction has an estimated value of $155 million…
Victor Roach Honored with AAPA Service Award
Longtime Barbados Port Authority official Victor Randolph Roach today was honored by the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) with its Distinguished Service Award.
Marine Electronics:Thales Prepares to take the Market by Storm
Whether your philosophy is "less is more" or "bigger is better", Thales (pronounced "TAL-less") Navigation delivers both. Thales Navigation emanates from parent company Thales…
Market Report: Long-Term Healthy LNG Ship Demand
The healthy LNG ship newbuilding orderbook is likely to continue through to the end of this decade. An additional 50 new ships will be required for delivery in-service…
Traffic Restricted on HSC Due to Oil Spill
Vessel traffic on the Houston Ship Channel (HSC) remains limited while commercial contractors cleanup approximately 2,000 gallons of fuel oil that spilled Sunday.
IACS Focuses on Safety Concerns
At a series of top-level meetings with regulators and Industry the Council of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) deliberated the way…
DynCorp Wins $35M For USNS Subcontract
DynCorp has received a five-year, $35 million subcontract to provide operational support to the United States Naval Ship (USNS) Hayes and USNS Waters, Naval Special…
Book Review:Danger on the High Seas
A tale of survival could best describe John S. Burnett's experience onboard his sloop Unicorn in January 1992. Sailing solo across the South China Sea to Singapore…
Seabulk Appoints New Head Of Offshore Division
Seabulk International, Inc. announced the appointment of Larry D. Francois as President of Seabulk Offshore, the Company's offshore marine services subsidiary, effective immediately. Mr.
$105M in Grants Will Aid Port Security Efforts
As part of the Bush Administration’s ongoing commitment to strengthen security throughout the nation’s transportation system, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Norman Y.
Marine Propulsion:Emission-Reduction Test a Success
New emission reduction technology was recently proven in a joint test with Holland America and RINA. The test was conducted aboard Veendam. Pictured is sistership Zaandam.
Propulsion Updates:Cummins Introduces the QSK60
Cummins literally unveiled its QSK60 powerplant to the marine market at the Workboat Show in New Orleans, ushering in a new, more powerful age for the surging diesel engine manufacturer.
Navy:Aircraft Carrier of the Future
8 Minutes ... Pause for eight minutes, and experience how long it feels. Now imagine that same eight minutes spent pinned down by someone trying to kill you. The…
Australian Maritime Report:Speed to Spare
The Australian marine industry is noted for building large, fast, efficient vessels, primarily for commercial ferry purposes. But as coastal patrol needs grow, so…
Passenger Vessels:Old Dominion Gets New Research Vessel
The new research vessel, delivered to Old Dominion University's Center for Coastal Physical Oceanography by Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, is expected to commence…
Editorial:Price, Quality, Schedule
That's the sign I saw once in a Maine boatyard. Big, bold letters. Underneath it said, "Pick two". That's the dilemma for any provider of goods or services. Low price, high quality, quick schedule.
Passenger Vessels:Derecktor Expansion in Bridgeport Extends Capabilities
The expansion of fast ferry building facilities has taken another gigantic step on the U.S. East Coast. In concert with a beehive of new capacity construction down south…
Passenger Vessels:A New England Shipyard Comes of Age
When MR/EN traveled up to the New England coast this past fall as part of a New England shipyard swing, we were expecting to meet the great one himself — Luther H.