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…
Golar LNG Signs Newbuilding Contract with DSME
The Board of Golar LNG Ltd. has confirmed that it has now signed a newbuilding contract with the Korean shipbuilder DSME for one 145,000 m3 LNG newbuilding for delivery…
New Coast Guard Station Commissioned in Boston Harbor
The Coast Guard will commission a new station in the port of Boston at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, at the Coast Guard Integrated Support Command in Boston's North End. Mayor Thomas M.
Offshore-Inland Completes Hull Restoration on USS Alabama
Mobile-Alabama based Offshore-Inland Marine & Oilfield Services has completed hull repairs on the battleship USS Alabama, the state of Alabama's most popular tourist attraction. The 680-ft.
Hornbeck Offshore Files Registration Statement for IPO
Hornbeck Offshore Services has filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission relating to a proposed initial public offering of its common stock.
The Manitowoc Company Launches Staten Island Ferry
Marinette Marine Corporation, a subsidiary of The Manitowoc Company, Inc., launched the ferry Guy V. Molinari, for New York City's Department of Transportation, on September 20. This 310-ft.
AFRAS to Hold Award Ceremony on October 7
On October 7 in Washington, D. C., the Association for Rescue at Sea (AFRAS), will award its Gold Medal and a cash prize to United States Coast Guardsman Roman D.
New ILO Book Focuses on Women Seafarers
Women seafarers - a rare but growing cohort on the world's waterborne transportation fleet -- face inordinately tough working conditions including discrimination…
American Salvage Association Names New Leaders
(ASA). Vice President, Donjon Marine Co., Inc. new Secretary/Treasurer. Fairbanks. maritime security, the status of pending U.S. immunity and the salvors' role in environmental protection…