Aker Yards to Build a Second Cruise Ship for Color Line
Aker Yards and Color Line have signed a contract to build a sister vessel to MS Color Fantasy, the worlds largest cruise ship with car deck, that was delivered in December 2004.
Suit on Carrier’s Bill of Lading Constitutes Acceptance
In a rehearing, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that the forum selection clause in a carrier’s bill of lading is accepted by the non-signing…
Wärtsilä Auxpac Generating Sets to China
Wärtsilä supplied the first of its new Wärtsilä Auxpac 20 generating sets in April. The customer is Shanghai Zhenhua Port Machinery Co. Ltd in China and the generating…
Brown Water Veterans Honored
At a ceremony to honor Vietnam veterans, service members and their families observe a Vietnam Memorial Monument on board Naval Amphibious Base Coronado. The ceremony…
Four Seaman Awarded $250,000
Four Filipino seamen received a total of $250,000 dollars from the U.S. Department of Justice for their initiative in protecting the environment. The four informed the U.S.
Tugboat Mate Convicted
A Jacksonville, Florida man pleaded guilty in federal court to violating the Clean Water Act and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. United States Attorney Michael J. Sullivan; Thomas V.
This Day in Naval History - May 25
1952 - USS Iowa (BB 61) bombards Chongjin, Korea. 1973 - Launch of Skylab 2 mission, which was first U.S. manned orbiting space station. It had an all Navy crew of Capt. Charles Conrad Jr.
Japan, Norway Discuss Quality Shipping
The Japanese Shipowners' Association (JSA) and the Norwegian Shipowners' Association (NSA) organised a bilateral high-level maritime round table conference in Tokyo on 20 May 2005.
Crowley Valid with C-TPAT
(C-TPAT) Program. validation audit, which can provide a host of benefits for customers. transfer of cargo from point of origin loading to delivery destination. Customs…
QCI Wins Contract
QCI Marine Offshore LLC, a Joiner/Electrical company, has been awarded the accommodations and electrical work on Noble Drilling’s Clyde Boudreaux semisubmersible drilling rig.
FPSO Market set for Growth
Drewry Shipping Consultants, the world's leading maritime consultants, has released its latest special report entitled: “Floating Production Storage and Offloading (Offtake) unit (FPSO)”.
2005 Admiral’s Scholarship Dinner Sets Record
Left to right: Mrs. Diane Ryan; Honorees Captain Brian A. McAllister ’56; Captain Anthony J. McAllister III ’80 and Vice Admiral John Ryan at the 2005 Admiral’s…
Deepwater Fast-Response Cutter Reaches Milestone
The U.S. Coast Guard's, 140-ft. construction commencement. Integrated Deepwater System Program. proceed to design development. The new cutter has been developed to meet post-Sept. requirements.
LR Guidance on Partial Filling of LNG Tanks
Lloyd’s Register has published a set of comprehensive guidelines to help owners, operators and builders of membrane-type LNG tankers to assess the ability of a containment…
Disney Visits Panama Canal
Peter Langman, Panama Canal Pilot, helps Mickey Mouse guide the Disney Magic through the Miraflores Locks. Mickey Mouse has come a long way from “Steamboat Willie.”…
Bill Introduced to Improve Transport Security
Senator Stevens (R-AK) introduced the Transportation Security Improvement Act of 2005 (S. 1052). The bill, if enacted into law, would make changes to all transportation modes.
Fire on Containership in New Orleans
Personnel from Coast Guard Marine Safety Office New Orleans and the New Orleans Fire Department responded to a two-alarm fire aboard a ship on the Mississippi River…
USCG Port Security Advisory
The U.S. Coast Guard issued a Port Security Advisory stating that Albania and Madagascar have submitted to the IMO information indicating that they are maintaining…
USCG Oversight of DWP Activities
The U.S. Coast Guard issued a Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) providing guidance for oversight of post-licensing activities associated with development of deepwater ports (DWPs).
T-AKE 1 Christened
The Military Sealift Command (MSC) auxiliary dry cargo carrier USNS Lewis and Clark, (T-AKE 1), is launched into San Diego Harbor after a christening ceremony held…