EMS Enters the SatCom Fray
Advances in communication services for ships and boats is expanding rapidly, keeping pace with development cycles of landside installations. Last autumn, Inmarsat unveiled Fleet F55 and Fleet F33…
Nor-Shipping Roundup: Stepping Out in Oslo
The Nor-Shipping Exhibition concluded June 6, 2003. Following were some of the major announcements during the week in Oslo. Kongsberg won a contract for the control…
Old Cruise Ships: Save ‘em or Scrap ‘em?
It was a Memorial Day Weekend tragedy onboard the famed 50-year old S.S. Norway, when an explosion rocked 2,000 passengers from their bunks, an accident which killed eight and injured 22.
A New Chapter in Naval Shipbuilding
As a resounding endorsement of its long-term commitment to shipbuilding in the U.K., Vosper Thornycroft (VT) has created a state-of-the-art ship production facility within Portsmouth Naval Base.
Is More Drilling on the Way?
There has been a steady stream of bad news recently in the marine press regarding the health of the oil and gas industry in the Gulf of Mexico. Much of this bad…
The Coast Guard's Integrated Deepwater System
President Bush's visit with Coast Guard units in the Port of Philadelphia, Pa., in March placed a well-deserved spotlight on their critical role safeguarding the nation's maritime homeland security.
Show Me the (Grant) Money
Following the mandates to enhance maritime security throughout the United States, programs were developed to make federal funds available to partially offset the…
Bollinger Delivers ATB for Bouchard
Bouchard Coastwise Management Co., Hicksville, NY, has added to its fleet a double-hull articulated ocean-going tug/barge units (ATB) with the delivery from Bollinger Shipyards…
Claim Preclusion in Actions for Maintenance and Cure
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled that the defense of claim preclusion applies to actions for maintenance and cure. In the instant case, plaintiff…
GAO Issues Report on Title XI Program
The General Accounting Office (GAO) issued a report entitled Maritime Administration: Weaknesses Identified in Management of the Title XI Loan Guarantee Program
The ICCL Co-Hosts Security Implementation Workshop
The International Council of Cruise Lines (ICCL) along with the American Association of Port Authorities and the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association brought together…
MARAD Creates Inland Waterways Research Website
The United States Department of Transportation's Maritime Administration (MARAD) has announced the creation of the Inland Waterways Research Project Website, a comprehensive…
Leif Höegh & Co. Concludes Exit From Reefers
Leif Höegh & Co. Navigation Inc. to Frigo Navigation Ltd. on private terms. Navigation Inc. Korcula. cbft. Transfer of the shares in Lady Navigation Inc. segment. J.Lauritzen in 2000.
Navy Commissions Aircraft Carrier Ronald Reagan
commissioned Saturday, July 12, 2003, during an 11 a.m. Naval Station, Va.. Vice President Richard Cheney will deliver the ceremony s principal address. Reagan, wife of the ship s namesake…
Wynn Offers New Screen Sizes
3000 wiper control network. is chosen. and configurations found in ship bridges and vessel helms. standard,” comments Derek Poulton, Wynn’s Managing Director.
INTERTANKO appoints Bill Box as Managing Editor
INTERTANKO has appointed Bill Box as Managing Editor for the Association. Bill Box (49) joins INTERTANKO after a long career within shipping and the trade press.
Sea Tow International Announces Alliance with StarMD
Sea Tow Services International, Inc., has formed an alliance with StarMD, LLC to provide direct, accredited medical assistance to recreational boaters who may experience…
IZAR Gijon Delivers Chemical Carrier
IZAR Gijón delivered on 27th. June the 22.700 m3 chemical carrier to Chile company Ultragas Ltda, after the ceremony of blessing, whose godmother was Claudia Sotomayor.
CCD Hosts MACC in Norfolk
The Combatant Craft Detachment (CCD) hosted the well-attended 6th annual Multi-Agency Craft Conference (MACC) in Norfolk, focusing on DOD and government boats and…
Vessel Sinks Off U.K., Crew Rescued
The UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) issued a Press Release