FRENCH DGA and SEPI Agree on Increasing Bilateral Collaboration
The French Armament General Delegation (DGA) and SEPI agreed last week in Granada, during a bilateral meeting about European collaboration on naval construction…
Panama Canal Sets Records
On July 3, 2003, a record 24 Panamax-sized vessels transited the Panama Canal. Nearly one million tons of cargo were transported through the Canal. Never before…
Liability of Classification Society for Negligent Misrepresentation
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled that a classification society may be liable to a third party for negligent misrepresentation of a ship’s condition.
MCA Seal of Approval for Videotel Shipboard Security Course
course for ship security officers. force in July 2004, all ships have to appoint a Shipboard Security Officer. seafarers. training package or a video and printed course book. contingency planning.
EU and China Set to Collaborate on GALILEO
An agreement has been reached between the European Union and China on its participation in the GALILEO program. This agreement was initialled in Beijing on September 18 by F.
EC Investigation of Proposed French Support of Shipyard
On September 17, The European Commission opened a detailed investigation with a view to examining an aid package which the French Government has put together in support of the Alstom group.
NY/NJ Port Reports Cargo Growth During First Half
Continuing growth in Asian trade boosted container volumes in the Port of New York and New Jersey by 14.6 percent during the first half of 2003, New York Governor George E.
Wärtsilä Generating Sets for Sovcomflot Tankers
Wärtsilä Corporation has recently been awarded a contract by Admiralty Shipyards in St Petersburg to supply 12 generating sets based on Wärtsilä 20 diesel engines…
Kongsberg Maritime Launches Type-Approved GPS Compass
principle. of other survey systems. and a Display Unit. inertial sensor device. Ethernet. information and push buttons for user control and command. dynamics as with traditional gyrocompasses.
Electric Boat Awarded Contract Modification
Electric Boat Corp., Groton, Conn., was awarded on Sept. Virginia class submarines. Work will be performed in Groton, Conn. R.I. (5%); and Newport, R.I. September 2004. year. activity.
Coast Guard Investigates Diesel Spill
Coast Guard marine safety personnel are investigating a reported diesel fuel spill at mile marker 158 in the Lower Mississippi River, near St. James, La. Crewmembers of the tug Tom Jump, of St.
Polar Adventure Receives Final Bow Forspeak
receives its final bow forepeak in New Orleans, La. 895-ft.-long ship. Over the next several weeks, shipyard crews will complete the fitting and welding of the forepeak unit…
Wärtsilä Gensets for Sovcomflot tankers
Wärtsilä Corporation was awarded a contract by Admiralty Shipyards in St Petersburg to supply 12 generating sets based on Wärtsilä 20 diesel engines for tanker newbuildings…