Two Incat Ferries Launched
Incat Designs - Sydney announced the launches of two new ferries. The 43m Seastreak Highlands was launched at Gladding Hearn's Massachusetts (USA) yard in late February.
Sea Highway System Top Italian Priority
Rete Autostrade Mediterranee spa (Mediterranean Sea Highways, henceforth RE.A.M. ), was recently capitalized with 1 million euros to coordinate the projects related…
Rocknes Successfully Parbuckled
On March 30, 2004, the parbuckling of MV ‘Rocknes’ in Agotnes, Norway, was completed successfully by SMIT Salvage. After two months of preparations, the final stage…
South Europe Gains in Ferry Shipbuilding
Figures published in the latest issue of Cruise & Ferry INFO, published by Swedish shipping media house and consultancy, ShipPax Information, reveal that South European…
88-Year Old Dredge Record Broken
On February 19, 2004, the dipper dredge “Rialto M. Christensen” excavated a record 7,800 cubic yards of material in a single eight-hour watch from the bottom of the Panama Canal…
New Foot/Bike Ferries Inaugurated
In mid-March the new foot/bicycle ferries Prinses Máxima and Prins Willem-Alexander were inaugurated. Two years ago, on 26 March 2002, the Queen’s Commissioner in the Province of Zeeland Mr W.T.
MITAGS to Host WWII Merchant Mariner Celebration
Glen Paine, Executive Director of the Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies (MITAGS), announced that MITAGS will host a celebratory Dinner-Dance…
NWC Calls For Common Sense in WRDA Hearing
The National Waterways Conference has called for “common sense and balance” regarding the latest report issued by the National Wildlife Federation and Taxpayers for Common Sense.
Van Dyck Takes the Helm at Intertanko
The Council of Intertanko elected Mr Stephen Van Dyck, Chairman of Maritrans Inc., as its new chairman, as nominated by the Executive Committee. Van Dyck said "It…
Lühr New Container Line Manager
Hartmut Lühr (47), executive board chairman of VTG-Lehnkering AG, has been appointed manager of Hapag-Lloyd Container Line with effect from May 1st 2004. He will be responsible for Region Europe.
Insurance: Make a List, Check it Twice
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit ruled that a marine insurer is liable for losses of unsurveyed cargo where the policy failed to list the cargo as requiring survey prior to shipment.
ILO Moves on Seafarer Safety
The International Labour Organization (ILO) took a major step toward strengthening security measures on the high seas and in world ports by adopting a new "biometric"…
Beta Version of Electronic Notice of Arrival/Departure
The USCG National Vessel Movement Center (NVMC) issued a Notice stating that it is releasing the beta version of the XML schema for the Electronic Notice of Arrival/Departure (eNOA/D).
Bouchard Agrees to $10M Oil Spill Fine
The U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts said that Bouchard Transportation Company has agreed to plead guilty to violation of federal law relating to…
Kongsberg Completes Oceanographic Vessel Refit
Kongsberg Maritime has completed the mid-life refit of the hydrographic survey equipment onboard the (Oceanographic Research Vessel) ‘B.I.O Hesperides’. The vessel…
EC OKs P&O, Royal Nedlloyd Split
The European Commission approved, pursuant to the Merger Regulation, a proposed transaction by which the British port operator P&O and the Dutch liner shipping company…
EC Takes Finland, Italy to Court
The European Commission decided to lodge a complaint to the Court of Justice against Finland for failure to respect EU legislation on Port State control of shipping.
No Booze Cruise Here: UK Checks Drunken Mariners
"Stay ship-shape aboard ship" was the U.K. government's message as it launched new alcohol limits for professional mariners. A crackdown on drunken sailors saw alcohol…
Naval Tech on Display in Kuala Lumpur
Blohm + Voss GmbH will be represented from April 12-15, 2004 at the defence engineering trade fair "Defence Service Asia" (DSA. More than 600 exhibitors from more…
USCG Offers MTSA-ISPS Helpdesk
task of creating new rules and policies to protect the homeland. Security Act (MTSA) of 2002. including minimally regulated or previously unregulated entities. implementation and enforcement.