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POSTINGS FOR JANUARY 2001

JANUARY

CLIA predicts another record year for cruising
The North American cruise industry is well on the way to another record-setting year, according to Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA)

Geneva Accord for seafarers
The Geneva Convention protects the interests of prisoners of war. Seafarers may be looking to a recently announced "Geneva Accord" to safeguard them.

Record earnings for Kirby
Tank barge operator Kirby Corporation reported fourth quarter net earnings were a record $9,088,000

Seacor Smit to acquire Gilbert Cheramie Boats
Seacor Smit Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Gilbert Cheramie Boats, Inc,

Korean yards again take world sales lead
The Korean shipbuilding industry last year again sucked in more orders than any other: 313 vessels with a total price tag of $15.2 billion

Web-enabled ship management
Anglo-Eastern Ship Management Limited is using a new electronic system that allows for internet access to all ship details

Star Cruises plans disposals, more newbuilds
Star Cruises has announced that as part of its long term fleet modernization program, it will be disposing of some old tonnage as it continues to position itself to add more modern megaships

OMI acquires three more ships
OMI Corporation has agreed to acquire three handysize product carriers from Osprey Maritime in a deal that makes John Fredriksen a substantial shareholder in OMI.

New partners in A.P. Møller
A.P. Møller has announces that Kjeld Fjeldgaard and Tommy Thomsen, will become partners in the firm as of July 1
WQIS increases coverage on oil spills
WQIS announced an improvement of its water pollution liability products. Responding to requests from assureds, the brokers that represent them, and interests from the U.S. government, WQIS is increasing the available limit on certain oil spills to $10,000,000.

Increased earnings for RCCL
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. today announced a 16% increase in net income to $445 million in 2000

MIllennium in dry dock for motor repair
Royal Caribbean's Celebrity Cruises announced yesterday that it will place its ship Millennium in dry dock for two weeks to repair an under-performing electric motor

Graham promoted to VP of Litton Ship Systems
Litton Industries today announced the promotion of Dr. Clark "Corky'' Graham to the newly established position of vice president, resource utilization and productivity improvement of Litton Ship Systems

First Sulzer common-rail engine passes official shop test
Wärtsilä Corporation has announced that a Sulzer 6RT-flex58T-B, with common rail fuel injection has successfully completed its official shop test.

Carnival and ABB in Azipod settlement
Carnival Corporation and ABB Industry Oy, Marine Group have reached a settlement regarding a malfunction in the propeller bearing system of one of the Azipod propulsion units that occurred last July on Carnival Cruise Lines' cruise ship Paradise.

Commodore still working on reorganization plan
Commodore Holdings Limited announced that its securities were delisted from the Nasdaq National Market effective January 22, 2001.

OMI takes over newbuilding contracts
OMI Corporation is acquiring shipbuilding contracts for two Suezmax tankers to be built by Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.

Alliance to pursue offshore fab products
J. Ray McDermott, Inc., a subsidiary of McDermott International, Inc. has formed a strategic alliance with Bay Ltd. to pursue offshore oil and gas fabrication projects using McDermott's Harbor Island facility near Corpus Christi, Texas.

SENESCO wins d/h barge order
Quonset Point, R.I., shipbuilder SENESCO has won its eleventh order—and its first for a double hull barge.

Ship managers merge

Justice Department sues Norwegian Cruise Line

ILO debates "Seafarers' Bill of Rights" and updated minimum wage

NOAA contract for Friede Goldman Halter

Conversion contract for Bender

Global Marine earnings soar

New UAE dry dock inaugurated

Alabama wins another ATB contract

Bollinger/Incat focus is military

Stolt Offshore wins pipelaying contract

$65 million in new projects for FGH

EPA to regulate ship emissions

Chinese yards cut losses, build orders

Kværner considers shipyard merger

Barge order for Bender

Matson in pollution plea bargain

CSO management changes

Blue Team unveils its DD21

Tidewater on $305 million newbuilding spree

Patent for Maritrans double hull technique

Dominica enters registry market

Alabama to build two OSVs for Hornbeck

Syncrolift for Nile cruise boats

Maersk orders more OSV's

Korean yards target higher value ships

Coast Guard probes licenses

Rolls-Royce designs for 53 OSV's

$6 million MacGregor equipment package

CSO finalizes Aker Maritime Deepwater take-over

Greece prepares to sell Hellenic Shipyards

$400 million Egyptian patrol boat order for Halter
Halter Marine Inc., a subsidiary of Friede Goldman Halter (NYSE:FGH) has been chosen by the Egyptian Navy to build four Ambassador MK III Fast Missile Patrol Craft (FMC).

Another RT-flex Sulzer order

European Council agrees first EurOPA package

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