MAIB – Investigation of Fatal Accident
The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) issued its report of the investigation of the fatal accident on board the UK combi-coaster NORDSTRAND in Seville, Spain on 20 September 2004.
Corps of Engineers OCS Authority
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit ruled that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has authority under the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899, as amended, to…
Norwegian Dawn Returns to NYC
The cruise ship Norwegian Dawn arrives to New York on April 18, 2005, after making an unscheduled stop in Charleston, SC, due to a large wave that battered the ship Saturday. The U.S.
Grand Detroit Launched
In honor of the “Motor City”, Grande Detroit -- a new build for Grimaldi-Naples -- was launched on April 16 at the Croatian Uljanik Yard in Pula. Godmother of the vessel was Ann Dickson…
Industry veteran Joseph F. Daly, dies at 91
Longtime industry veteran Joseph F. Daly passed away on April 2, 2005. He was 91 years old. Joseph F. Daly began his career in the transportation industry in 1947 when he joined F.
Titanic: 93 Years Ago Today
On this date in 1912, the luxury liner TITANIC sank in the North Atlantic Ocean after striking an iceberg. More than 1,500 people were killed in this sinking of the “unsinkable” ship.
Master Prosecuted for Illegal Crossing
At a hearing at Aberdeen Sheriff’s court, the Master of a general cargo ship pleaded guilty to a Merchant Shipping offence following an incident while transiting…
Tax Includes Value of Shipboard Entertainment
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled that, for passenger ships, the harbor maintenance tax is to be computed on the basis of the actual charge paid for the voyage…
FMC, AAPA Meet
On Wednesday, April 6, 2005, the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) held the third in a series of briefings from representatives of the shipping industry and maritime community.
FERC Approves New LNG Terminal
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved several new natural gas projects, including the construction of a new marine terminal for liquefied natural gas…
$17.1M for Container Cargo Security Program
The Department of Homeland Security announced a $17.1 million award to the Port Authority of New York/New Jersey and to the Ports of Los Angeles/Long Beach and Seattle/Tacoma…
Euronav NV Gets $1.6B Bank Facility
Euronav NV signed a $1.6 billion senior secured credit facility with Nordea and DnB NOR acting as lead arrangers, Nordea as sole bookrunner and facility agent and Calyon…
Hansa Hamburg’s MS Reinbek Christened
A new 1,600 TEU containership built for Hamburg-based issuing house Hansa Hamburg Shipping was christened the MS Reinbek at a special ceremony at the Port of Hamburg's Überseebrücke terminal.
Kvaerner, OSG In 10 Jones Act Ship Deal
Kvaerner ASA and Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. signed an agreement in principle in which Kvaerner Philadelphia Shipyard, Inc. subsidiary which will bareboat charter…
EU Adopts Marine Fuel Directive
The European Commission welcomes today's positive second-reading vote by the European Parliament on a new marine fuel Directive. With this vote, the EU has finalised…
Foss Spill Costs $5M
Foss Maritime Co., which was responsible for a December 2003 oil spill that fouled shorelines in Snohomish and Kitsap counties, will pay nearly $577,000 in state penalties…
$8.1B USCG Budget Approved
Legislation that authorizes $8.1 billion in Fiscal Year 2006 for the U.S. Coast Guard’s maritime strategy for homeland security, core mission performance and operational…
Petronas-Shell Makes Fourth Discovery
CS Mutiara Petroleum Sdn Bhd, a 50/50 joint venture company between PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd and Shell Exploration and Production Malaysia B.V., has made another gas discovery in Block PM301…
Damen Delivers Crew Boat
After successful seatrials at the shipyard in Gorinchem, Damen have delivered the first of three new Crew Boats to Kanoo Marine (a division of Kanoo Shipping Agencies).
INTERTANKO Urges Tighter Enforcement of Class Surveys
INTERTANKO welcomes the development of Common Structural Rules for Tankers which are seen as an evolution and, importantly a unification of the current individual Classification Societies regulations.