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SENESCO names new investor as CEO
Former Stanley-Bostitch President Gary C. Schuler has become an investor in shipbuilder SENESCO and has been named CEO

Seventh Norway death, more cancellations
NCL has announced that another crew member has died following the May 25 boiler room accident

Commendation for Merchant Marine Reservist Grant Johnson
Vital liaison role in Iraqui Freedom

O'Neil opens critical MSC session
IMO's Maritime Safety Committee has another lengthy "to do" list

Norway accident: Fifth death and $1 billion lawsuit
Death and injury toll mounts

NTSB investigates Norway accident
Accident, not terrorism

Regal Empress sells for $1.75 million
Imperial Majesty places winning bid

CP Ships appoints VP Supply Chain Security
CP Ships Limited has appointed Jared Henry as Vice President of Supply Chain Security

Army moves ahead with TSV acquisition plans
Draft Purchase Document is available for comment

U.S. contractor takes control at Umm Qasr
Port operations come under civilian control

VT Haltermarine set to start Deepwater work
Court approves acquisition of share in joint venture with Bollinger

Stolt issues statement on WSJ story
The Stolt-Nielsen Transportation Group (SNTG), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Stolt-Nielsen S.A. (Nasdaq:SNSA) (Oslo:SNI), has commented on recent press reports regarding investigations in the U.S. regarding business dealings with Sudan and Iran.

Massive export financing for Masa-Yards
A Finnish state owned company is prepared to provide Masa-Yards with export credit guarantee commitments for a potential of $1.5 billion.

Alaska yard wins incentive yard
Completes ferry upgrade ahead of schedule

Bouchard ups Buzzard's Bay spill estimate
Now estimates 98,000 gallons, not 14,700

Tough quarter for Star Cruises
Hit by factors such as SARS, Star Cruises has had a tough first quarter. Meantime, its NCL brand is pressing ahead with its U.S.-flag operation, announcing the names of its first two U.S.-flag ships today,

Stolt Nielsen facing another probe
Stolt Nielsen is facing an investigation, led by the U.S. attorney in New Haven, Connecticut, probing allegations that the company broke U.S. trade embargoes.

RCL "outraged" by Miami lawsuit
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. issued a brief statement yesterday in response to a lawsuit filed late Friday regarding the taxes and fees it charges passengers.

MAN B&W power for 112 m Incat
Four RK280 diesels delivering a total 36 MW will power Incat's first Evolution One12 wave piercer

Austal releases details of military design
Austal is saying more about its 102 m military platform

Good news for shipbuilders from HASC
Navy orders, Title XI funding--and help to build MSP products tankers

Spain sues ABS in Prestige case
Classification society set to mount "vigorous" defense

Hollings and McCain seek GAO probe of port security
Senators are concerned about adequacy of security at ports

Bush sends MARPOL protocol to Senate
Cleaner air pact nearer to U.S. ratification

Maersk orders PSVs in Brazil
FELS Setal gets order for two UT745L's with options for two more

Repeat orders for world's most powerful medium speed
Four Wartsila 6L64 engines have been ordered by Polish shipbuilder Stocznia Szczecinska Nowa Sp.z o.o. for four 18,900 dwt multi-purpose vessels contracted by Spliethoff Bevrachtningskantoor B.V

New CEO at Austal USA
Metcalf replaces Lerchbacker

Security regs at OMB
The U.S. Coast Guard has submitted several critical maritime security interim regulations to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)

Key role for IZAR in LCS effort
>Lockheed-Martin is saying a little more about the role that Spanish shipbuilder IZAR will play on the Sea LCS (Littoral Combat Ship) team

VT Halter Marine gets ferry contract
VT Halter Marine Inc., has been selected by the Puerto Rico Port Authority (PRPA) to design and build a $2.8 million sea-going 272 passenger ferry.

NORSHIPCO buys Metro's Old Dominion
Floating dock to be moved to NORSHIPCO

Fuel sulfur cap proposals pose hazards
EMFF warns of dangers in present EC proposals

Strong first quarter for OSG
OSG's operating results for the first quarter of 2003 are the second highest in the company's history,says Chairman and CEO Morton P. Hyman

Star Cruises back in Singapore market
Star Cruises has announced new itineraries for the 611-passenger SuperStar Aries departing from Singapore

EC says world shipbuilding orders and prices are plunging
The European Commission's latest shipbuilding report tells a familiar tale

Torch gets financing for Midnight Express conversion
Torch Offshore, Inc. says that its $60.0 million finance facility to fund the conversion of the Midnight Express into a DP-2 offshore pipelay and construction vessel has been completed.

FBM Babcock unveils new fast ferry design
Combines SWATH hullform with waterjet propulsion.

Profitable quarter for Seabulk
Lower interest rates and stronger performance by tanker and towing businesses

Lockheed Martin expands LCS team
United States Marine Repair joins the Sea Blade team

Title XI hearings
McCain will preside at hearings on program reform

Wartsila power for CRP ferries
Two Japanese ferries with an innovative contrarotating Azipod system will also feature Wartsila diesels in a CODED arrangement

Hornbeck Offshore reports increased revenue
Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. reported that revenues for the quarter ended March 31, 2003 increased 20.3 percent to $27.3 million compared to $22.7 million for the same quarter in 2002

EC makes sweeping maritime security proposals
The European Commission is proposing regulations on maritime and port security that, it says, go beyond IMO requirements.

Christening at Quonset Point
The Southeastern New England Shipbuilding Corporation (SENESCO) today christened its second state-of-the-art, 80,000-barrel, double-hulled liquid fuel barge.

Bush names Navy Secretary choice
President to nominate Colin R. McMillan

Deputy Maritime Administrator named
Mineta appoints John Jamian

Conrad reports on first quarter
$3 million in contracts

Class approval in principal for CNG carrier
EnerSea Transport LLC, says that its VOTRANS gas carrier has achieved “Class Approval in Principle” (AIP) from ABS

Byrd slams inadequacy of port security budget
At a hearing of the Senate's Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, Senator Robert C. Byrd, D-W.Va., called for a higher budget priority for port security

Oakland awards $4.75 million security contract
The Port of Oakland has awarded a $4.75 million maritime security enhancement contract to Florida-based ADT Security Services, Inc.,

Textron, Otech in RB-M race
Like Manitowoc Marine, Textron Marine and Land Systems, New Orleans and Ocean Technical Services Inc. (OTECH) of Harvey, La., are each building a test boat for the USCG's response Boat-Medium program


NCL launches its U.S.-flag brand
Star Cruises' Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) unit yesterday announced its new U.S.-flag brand--NCL America

Class notation for fuel systems
A new voluntary class notation from Det Norske Veritas meets an increasing market demand for the classification of fuel oil treatment and conditioning systems

Security lapses delay cruise ship
Carnival's Holiday was held in New Orleans after breaches in security procedures

Somerville elected ABS CEO
Robert D. Somerville, currently President and Chief Operating Officer of ABS has been elected to the position of Chief Executive Officer by the ABS Board of Directors.

Manitowoc to build USCG test boat
The U.S. Coast Guard has selected Manitowoc Marine Group to build one of three Response Boat -- Medium (RB-M) test boats.

Kirby places major tank barge order
Kirby Corporation has signed a contract with Trinity Industries, Inc. for the construction of 16 double-hull, 30,000 barrel capacity, inland black oil tank barges.

New CFO for Teekay
Peter Evensen named

New risk assessment tools from ABS
More flexibility to meet needs of expanding offshore industry

SARS scare ship to leave Hong Kong
The Malaysian-registered Bunga Melawis Satu, with all 24 crew memberswas scheduled to leave Hong Kong after symptoms suffered by some crew proved not to be SARS

Lake Michigan ferry service plans postponed
LEF Corporation now seeking boat for 2004 season

Royal Caribbean proposes to raise $250 million
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. has commenced marketing a proposed $250 million senior note public offering

Customs gets tougher on 24 hour rule
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner Robert C. Bonner yesterday announced that CBP will begin the next phase of enforcement of the 24-hour rule.

Engineer gets port security role
John Polansky, Jr. has been hired as the new director of engineering and security with the Port of Greater Baton Rouge

Northrop Grumman gets CHSV contract
To design and build Composite High Speed Vessel

Alaska move to tax cruise ships
Citizen's group hopes to get initiative on ballot