Equipment:New John Deere 6.8L Targets Patrol Boats
John Deere Power Systems added a new engine rating to its current line of marine engine products. The PowerTech 6068SFM has an M5 rating with 300 hp (224 kW) at 2…
Equipment:Fast Response Craft Keep Close Eye on Fuel
As the USCG builds its burgeoning fleet of fast patrol boats as an integral plank in the Homeland Security platform, it is ensuring that these vital boats don't run out of gas.
Vessels:ICE is Nice (and fast, too!)
While it is not a vessel you will see anytime soon on U.S. port patrol, the BladeRunner speed boat from IceMarine could offer some technological cues to designers…
Havnen:Port Security has Become the Dominant Maritime Issue
Much has been happening in the area of Transportation Security. The Department of Homeland Security has been created and will officially open its doors on March 1, 2003.
Offshore:Rolls-Royce to Supply Power for FPSO
Rolls-Royce has won an equipment order in the oil and gas sector to deliver three RB211 turbogensets for the electric power needed on an FPSO to be located in the North Atlantic.
Offshore:Halifax Wins Another Order
Halifax Shipyard won another offshore contract. The Irving Shipyard in Halifax, Nova Scotia has landed a contract to modify and refit the Glomar Grand Banks semi-submersible drill rig.
Offshore:Torch Offshore Adds to Deepwater Fleet
Torch Offshore, Inc. entered into an agreement for the purchase of the Wave Alert, a 340-ft. cable-laying dynamically positioned ("DP-2") vessel, from Global Marine…
Offshore:Offshore SCORE Drops in November
GlobalSantaFe Corp. reported that the company's worldwide SCORE, or Summary of Current Offshore Rig Economics, for November 2002 was down from the previous month's SCORE by 1.0 percent.
News:Mandatory AIS on St. Lawrence Seaway
The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway issued a Notice
News:Marine Television Antennas May Interfere with Nav Systems
The U.S. Coast Guard warns all mariners that certain marine television antennas may interfere with the performance of Global Positioning System receivers. The interference…
News:Hope Services Readies Another Push Boat
Hope Services of Dulac, La., is putting the finishing touches on the 20th in the series of their popular 72x30-ft. pushboats. The last two, the 18th and 19th to the design…
News:Verret Delivers Push Boat to Blessey
In mid-December, Blessey Marine of Harahan, La., took delivery of another new push boat from, the Verret Shipyard at Plaquamine, La., a few miles up river from New Orleans.
News:NY Firm Building in Louisiana
September 11 set things back all over the world and especially in New York. But now a maritime firm in that city has a new tug building at Thoma-Sea Boat Builders in Houma, La.
News: King Named CEO for VT Halter Marine
Boyd E. (Butch) King was appointed CEO of VT Halter Marine Inc. at the beginning of the month. "King brings tremendous experience to his new position," said General (Ret.) John Coburn…
Tug Company to Pay Nearly $1M for Seagrass Damage
Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company of Oak Brook, Ilinois will pay nearly $1 million for damages to seagrass and other resources in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary…
Senate Hearing Focuses on Single Hull Tanker Phase-Out
The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation conducted a hearing into the phase-out of single hull oil tankers. RADM Paul Pluta
Ship Owner Sentenced for Failure to Report Oil Spill
Dolbey Marine Inc., of Salisbury, Md., was sentenced in the Federal District Court of Baltimore to a felony charge of failure to notify the U.S. Coast Guard of an oil spill.
Singapore Opens Maritime Fire Base
The Singapore Maritime and Port Authority (MPA)’s new maritime fire base has been officially opened. The base will serve as a mooring facility for two new firefighting…
U.K. Report Discusses Pollution From Ships
The Committee of Public Accounts of the UK House of Commons released its report entitled Dealing with Pollution from Ships
Port of Tacoma to Build New Terminal
Evergreen Marine Corporation (Taiwan) and the Port of Tacoma announced an agreement to relocate operations from Terminal 4 to Pierce County Terminal. project in the Port's 85-year history.