Whittel Criticizes Port Security
Robert Whittel expressed his serious concern that, with only two weeks until the International Ship and Port Security (ISPS) code goes into effect, most American…
EnerSea Advances CNG Projects
EnerSea Transport LLC (EnerSea) is advancing its efforts into the next phase of two international gas development and import project proposals for the Philippines…
Stratos Debuts MPDS for Fleet F33
Stratos Global Corp. announced the availability of Mobile Packet Data Service (MPDS) for Inmarsat Fleet F33, bringing the benefits of always-on connectivity and…
Moody's affirms General Maritime's Ratings
Moody's Investors Service has confirmed the debt ratings of General Maritime Corporation ("General Maritime"), completing a review for possible downgrade that was initiated on March 29, 2004.
Carrier Steam Turbine Contract Awarded
DRS Technologies, Inc. has been awarded a contract to continue to design advanced propulsion steam turbines for the U.S. Navy's next-generation CVN-78 class of aircraft carriers.
Congressman Hunter Wins Bateman Award
The American Shipbuilding Association (ASA) announced on June 21, 2004 that Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-CA) would be the 2004 recipient of the Herbert H. Bateman Award.
IMO Waves the Flag about Shipping
It is time to promote the image of shipping, IMO Secretary-General Mr. Efthimios Mitropoulos said on Monday (21 June), as he received on behalf of IMO the gift of…
Ensure Strategic Shipping Lanes are Secure
IMO Secretary-General Mr. Efthimios Mitropoulos has stressed the importance of ensuring that strategically important international shipping lanes are protected from…
US Navy Orders Gavia AUV
The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Centre (SPAWAR), San Diego has placed its initial order for a Gavia AUV for testing in mine countermeasures (MCM) applications…
USS George Washington Contract Awarded
Northrop Grumman Corporation was awarded a $35.6 million contract from the U.S. Washington (CVN 73). 2005 at the Newport News shipyard. an existing contract awarded last December. Newport News.
Avik Joins Petroleum Services Fleet in Alaska
transportation and distribution fleet. Industries in Anacortes, Wash. into service in Alaska. operations. operations. generating 1,350 HP. Alaska where shallow water…
Austal Delivers for U.S.
The new Austal Auto Express 58 catamaran “Lake Express” entered service on June 1. Operating between Milwaukee, Wis., and Muskegon, Mich., “Lake Express” provides…
CSR to UN: Halt Criminalization of Ship Crews
Douglas B. incidents. seafarers where no criminal culpability exists. available scapegoats," said Mr. Stevenson. counter-productive to marine safety and pollution prevention.
Rickmers-Linie Secures Tonnage
monthly liner service from Europe to the Middle East and India. All three vessels are now being renamed whilst being drydocked in Shanghai. Mumbai and Leon will become Rickmers Chennai.
Sealift Wins Military Contract
Fisher to carry Air Force ammunition. $47,961,250. to be completed September 2005. current fiscal year. be obligated in FY05. received. The U.S. contracting authority (N00033-04-C-3302).
Advisory re: Iraqi Oil Terminals
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) issued an Advisory recommending that oil tankers preparing for lift operations at Iraq’s offshore Al Basra and…
Reduction of attorney’s fee contract to protect seaman
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled that a court sitting in admiralty has inherent authority to alter a contingent fee contract for legal services…
DHS Appropriations Act, 2005
The Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2005 (H.R. 4567) has passed both the House of Representatives and the Senate and is being forwarded to the…
U.S. signs RMS Titanic Protection Agreement
The U.S. Department of State issued a Media Note saying that the United States has signed an international agreement that will lead to increased protection of the wreck site of the RMS Titanic.
The U.S. Coast Guard is seeking applications for appointment to membership on the Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (MERPAC). This committee provides…