Tonnage Tax Regime Tightens
The Inland Revenue issued new anti-avoidance legislation in December, which will have a significant impact on tonnage tax companies that lease vessels. "These changes…
Smedvig to Build New Tender Rig in Southeast Asia
Smedvig has entered into an agreement with Malaysia Shipyard and Engineering Sdn Bnd in South Malaysia for the purpose of building a new self erecting tender rig. including the derrick equipment set.
P&O Princess Closer to Carnival Deal
Carnival and P&O Princess have entered into an agreement to combine the two companies through a dual listed company structure. transaction to P&O Princess shareholders. satisfied. available capacity.
MITAGS to Offer Ship Security Officer Training
Glen Paine, Executive Director, the Maritime Institute of Technology & Graduate Studies (MITAGS) and Pacific Maritime Institute (PMI) has announced that a new training…
Dockworkers Vote on Contract
West Coast dockworkers began voting yesterday on a contract deal that was reached after labor disputes. ILWU last month suggested that the union approve the six…
LCA's Ryan Retires
George J. Ryan will end his 20-plus year career as President of Lake Carriers' Association on January 15. Ryan will retire as one of the longest serving President's…
Coast Guard Assists Fisherman
A Coast Guard helicopter crew from Air Station New Orleans airlifted a lone fisherman off his grounded 18 ft. fishing boat approximately 15 miles East of New Orleans near Bayou Delacroix, La.
Haji-Ioannou Named CMA Commodore
The Connecticut Maritime Association (CMA) announced that Stelios Haji-Ioannou has been named the 2003 recipient of the Association’s prestigious Commodore Award.
Coast Guard Analyzes Willapa Bay
The U.S. Coast Guard is conducting a Waterways Analysis and Management System (WAMS) study of Willapa Bay. Comments related to the study should be submitted by March 1, 2003.
SMIT Finalizes Preparations for Refloating Vermontborg
SMIT Salvage has made progress for preparations to refloat the Vermontborg. A helicopter is scheduled to transport the required pumps and generators to the stricken vessel.
Golar LNG Invests in System to Promote Safety
Responding to global demands for heightened environmental responsibility, ship safety and the desire to drive increased efficiency and profitability, Golar LNG will…
Drew Marine Releases Updated Version of CD
CD-ROM is now available. products; and sealing products. languages. Swedish. safety information in their language. Acrobat Reader format (pdf). product type. user.
Image to Build Vessels for Kuwait
Austal has announced that it has secured an order for three Coast Guard vessels from the Government of Kuwait, Ministry of Interior. The trio of 22 metre aluminium…
Legal Committee of IMO to Meet in London
The Legal Committee of IMO will meet in London on April 28 - May 2. Items on the provisional agenda include the draft convention on wreck removal; review of the…
NASSCO Awarded SeaRiver Deal
National Steel and Shipbuilding Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics, announced that it had reached an agreement with SeaRiver Maritime, Inc.
STX Shipbuilding Gets $350M Order
STX Shipbuilding Co. of South Korea has received a $350 million order to build petrochemical product carriers from U.S.-based B&H Co. STX will build 12 46,000 dwt…
BHMD Introduces Latest Design
Bristol Harbor Marine Design (BHMD) introduced their newest design, the Liberty 129TM fast ferry, at the International Workboat Show held in New Orleans in December.
EC Vows to Toughen Maritime Safety
The European Commission (EC) has adopted rules prohibiting transport of heavy fuel in single hull tankers and setting an earlier date for phase-out of single hull tankers.
MARAD Approves Vessel Transfers
The U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced that it has approved requests for transfer and sale of five U.S. vessels, including a tanker and a cable ship.
Ballast Water Management Reporting Requirements
The U.S. Coast Guard is proposing to establish penalty provisions for non-submission of Ballast Water Management Reports. The Coast Guard also proposes widening…