Cruise merger faces U.K. competion probe
The proposed Princess-RCCL merger has been referred to the U.K.'s Competition Commission

Chinese shipbuilding on a roll
CSIC expects to win orders for 1.4 million gt of ships this year

Another waterways merger
Privately held Ingram Industries is to acquire Midland enterprises

Singapore: Bunker record despite corruption and contamination questions
Singapore announced record bunker sales the same week a bunker supplier was suspended from doing business after a bribery scandal

IMO buckles on STCW deadline
IMO has issued advice to Port State Control officers that, for a period of six months after the February 1, 2002 implementation deadline for the revised Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW 95), ships whose officers do not hold STCW 95 certificates or flag state endorsements need not be detained.

Northrop shakes up NNS engineering
Northrop Grumman Corporation's Newport News sector today announced the appointment of Matthew J. Mulherin as sector vice president of the CVNX programand a "restructuring" of the yard's engineering organization

South Carolina House moves to ban gaming cruises
Ships that set sail from South Carolina ports into international waters for the specific purpose of offering gambling would be banned under a measure passed by a House panel

New president for OMI
Tanker owner OMI Corporation announces that Robert Bugbee has been elected president and chief operating officer.

Seabourn Cruise Line reports reservations boom
Ultra luxury cruise operator Seabourn Cruise Line reports that it has experienced a three-month wave in which it booked net revenues exceeding those in the same period last year by 307 percent.

ITF alleges 'inhuman' treatment of crew of ship in Port Canaveral
Two International Transport Workers' Federation inspectors report "inhuman" conditions on a "Miami River" boat

IMO moves on stowaways
IMO is attempting to grapple with the problem of stowaways and people smuggling.

Masa-yards to build spa ships
Kvaerner has signed a memorandum of understanding to build two ships for Canyon Ranch.

Drillship suspends operations
Smedvig says it has temporarily halted operations by its drillship West Navion. The decision was taken after cracks were discovered in the wire sheaves in the hoisting system of the dual derrick set

MARAD offers war risk insurance
The U.S. Maritime Administration is now accepting applications for war risk insurance to cover commercial ship operations in the Middle East.

Algerian order for IZAR
Algerian state-owned shipowner ENTMV (Enterprise Nationale de Transports Maritimes de Voyageurs) has finalized an order with Spain's IZAR for two ro-ro passenger ferries.

Carnival ups offer for Princess
Carnival Corporation's latest offer for P&O Princess cruises is worth $5 billion

First Wave set to emerge from bankruptcy
First Wave Marine, Inc., which operates five shipyards in the Houston/Galveston area, said today that its plan of reorganization has been confirmed by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Carnival sets reservations record
Carnival Cruise Lines experienced a record reservations day Monday, January 14, booking 28,061 individual guests

Northrop shakes up shipbuilding
Northrop Grumman has started "more closely aligning" its Ingalls and Avondale operations

USCG issues new licenses, warns on STCW
The Coast Guard is issuing more secure merchant mariner licenses, but says it faces a backlog of STCW certification applications

Tonga suspends register

Sea Marshal escort for LNG ship

Kvaerner takes shipbuilding back into the fold

BV approves new LNG containment concept

V. Ships to manage Lasco fleet

Dealing with aquatic nuisance organisms and corrosion

Navy may buy Ingalls cruise ships

An admiral takes the helm at Avondale

RO/RO's to be ordered to ferry Airbus components

$191 million Navy contract for Newport News

TTS on acquisition trail

Chemical tanker firms cooperate to beat U.S. Gulf port congestion

Israel seizes terror weapons ship

Northrop Grumman unit takes Sperry Marine name

ExxonMobil returns to Gibraltar

NY Waterway orders five high-speed ferries

Great Lakes self-unloader fleets pool operations

Air merger could spur Hawaiian ferry service

MMS reaches FPSO decision

Village evacuated after tanker grounding

OECD updates shipbuilding credit agreement

Cement cargo becomes cement block