Moore Stephens Warns Brokers
Financial and insurance consultant Moore Stephens has warned brokers and other intermediaries to ensure that their systems and controls covering the treatment of…
Schat-Harding Reports Successful Tests
Lifeboat manufacturer Schat-Harding has reported the successful testing of the first of six of its FF1000S skid-launched freefall lifeboats, which have been strengthened beyond SOLAS requirements.
LR Asia, China Classification Sign Joint Venture
Lloyd’s Register Asia signed an agreement to establish a joint venture with China Classification Society (CCS). The exclusive agreement was signed by David Moorhouse…
MTN Connects Silversea Cruises
Maritime Telecommunications Network (MTN) announced an agreement with Silversea Cruises to provide a complete package of onboard communications capabilities. MTN’s…
OTC Donates $100,000 for Hurricane Katrina Relief
The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) is donating $100,000 to the American Red Cross to assist in relief efforts in the Gulf Coast communities affected by Hurricane Katrina.
Houston Pilots Accept 45 ft. Fresh Water Draft
Effective immediately, the Houston Pilots will accept vessels with drafts up to 45 ft. water. In the wake of the crisis along the U.S. loaded vessels from ports affected by Hurricane Katrina.
Oceanwide Expands Into Denmark
Oceanwide, an international employment agency in the maritime field, signed an agreement to acquire Haraship Manning Aps of Denmark. The new subsidiary will start…
LR LNG Fleet Tops 100
Recent orders of classification services for six liquefied natural gas (LNG) ships have resulted in a milestone for Lloyd’s Register: more than 100 LNG ships now…
Farstad Shipping Buys BASS Solution
BASS announced an agreement with Farstad Shipping ASA, a Norwegian shipping company globally operating Offshore Supply Vessels (OSV), to provide Farstad's entire…
Malaysian Firm Takes Delivery
Syarikat Borcos Shipping, based in the city of Miri in Sarawak East Malaysia, has taken delivery of the first of two fast crew boats from Strategic Marine Singapore.
Hybrid Propulsion System for LNG Tankers
The Siemens Industrial Solutions and Services Group (I&S) has developed the "Siship Coges" hybrid power-supply and propulsion system for use on LNG (liquefied natural gas) tankers.
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Requests to Use RRF
New ships and oil trucks will soon be joining the planes, trains, buses and trucks involved in the massive operation to bring supplies into areas ravaged by Hurricane Katrina…
Port of New Orleans Damaged But Still Workable
In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the Mississippi River is now open in one direction to ships with a draft of 35 feet during daylight hours. Now that a route has…
Swift Comes to Aid in Disaster Area
"SWIFT is once again involved with disaster relief efforts, but this time here in the US. We are currently serving as a high speed connector and have provided the…
Panama Canal States Tug Escorts for Single-Hull Tankers
The Panama Canal Authority issued an Advisory stating that single-hull tankers operating under extensions granted in accordance with revised Regulation 13G or new…
USCG to Evaluate LNG suitability of Columbia River
The Coast Guard received official notification of Northern Star Natural Gas LLC’s plans on January 18, 2005. U.S. Coast Guard Sector Portland will assess safety…
NAVSEA Assists Gulf Coast Shipyards After Hurricane Katrina
Coast shipyards after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. Repair (SUPSHIP) Management Office. been patched. commented Good. berth and feed personnel at Northrop Grumman's shipyard.
Carnival Reports Financial Impact of Katrina
Carnival Corporation announced that the severe weather caused by Hurricane Katrina and subsequent port closures resulted in the cancellation of one voyage and the shortening of two voyages…
Update on Coast Guard Operations
More than 2,400 Coast Guard personnel from Florida to Louisiana are continuing to conduct search, rescue, response, waterway reconstitution and environmental impact assessment operations today.
Trinity Sets New Headquarters in Baton Rouge
Trinity Yachts announced it is opening a new administrative headquarters in Baton Rouge, Louisiana after hurricane Katrina blew through New Orleans, La. and shut down the city.