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.
Passenger Vessels:To the North, South —And A Little Island Sheltered
To those not familiar with the New York metropolitan area — the eastern end of Long Island is demographically multi-faceted. Traveling east on the Long Island Expressway…
Seatronics Release Upgraded seascan Systems
Seatronics Ltd., have recently announced the addition of two new models to their range of ground discrimination systems. Replacing the existing 100 and 200 models…
First Wave Terminates Contract with Crest Hidayat Limited
First Wave/Newpark Shipbuilding announced today that it has terminated its contract with Crest Hidayat Limited, a Malaysian company, due solely to the failure of…
Marco Joins OceanConnect
Strategic Advisor effective January 15, 2003. "Mike Marco was a chief architect of one of the most highly successful ship brokerage firms. His shipping expertise is unparalleled.
A&P Group Reports Positive Outlook
"Ship repair in the U.K. is looking positive for 2003" say the A&P Group, who has confirmed that all 14 of their dry docks are full with various vessels under repair, refit and conversion.