AUGUST 2004

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World's largest aluminum ship nears completion
Fred Olsen trimaran is rolled out at Austal Ships

Still too many deaths in enclosed spaces
North of England P&I club stresses dangers

Wartsila sells high speed engine product rights
Announces deal with Dresser, Inc.'s Waukesha Engine unit

Austal to bid on amphibious ships
Teams with Raytheon

$197 million contract for Newport News
More work on USS Enterprise

Navy seeks Cobra Judy replacement ship
Two phase procurement process planned

$27 million Navy contract for Electric Boat
Support of active submarines

Kvaerner Masa to build Arctic containership
Euro 70 million order from Russia's Norisk Nikel

Concordia orders two ice class Panamaxes
Forms 50/50 consortium with Fortum

Paris MOU names a "rust bucket"
North Korean tub's International Ship Security Certificate (ISSC) was "not available, since it had never been issued"

Another "ghost ship" heads for Texas
American Ranger set for tow to Brownsville

TEN orders versatile aframax
Design will enable new tanker to service customers that otherwise would be serviced by panamax

Navy to transfer five coastal patrol ships to USCG
Four Cyclones to be handed over in October, fifth to follow

CSL to rebuild self unloader
1977-built vessel to get new forebody at Port Weller

Rigdon promotes Currence
Named as Vice President Operations

Statoil, Teekay and Hoegh in CNG ship venture
Based on two year joint development project with DNV

OSV order for Kleven
Laid off workers to get recall

Austal reports profitable year
Defense contracts now account for 70 percent of backlog

European Commission ends inland barge collusion probe
Stolt Nielsen says Competition Directorate's parcel tanker investigation continues

MSP agreements transferred to Maersk Line Limited
First three for 15 ships currently operated by U.S. Ship Management/p>

Offen orders 8,400 TEU containerships
Daewoo gets $195 million order

PSC targets fire dampers
Lloyd's Register warns owners that Port State Control officers are paying particular attention to fire dampers and detentions are resulting

Swift in Pearl Harbor
The Navy's HSV-2 Swift has been in Pearl Harbor following participation in the RIMPAC 2004 exercise

Frontline reports best half year yet
Plans to spin off dry bulk operations

S.I.Ferry captain to cooperate with prosecutors
Expected to testify in case against NYC Director of Ferries

$171.3 million in high bids at Western Gulf lease sale
"Best Western Gulf sale in six years," says MMS's Oynes

Royal Caribbean extends Ultra Voyager option
Now has until September 30 to decide on 3,600 PAX ship for 2007 delivery

$107 million Navy award for Northrop Grumman Avondale
Long lead time materials for LPD 23

New ILO seafarer ID convention set to enter force next year
Jordan is second country to ratify convention

2,000 mariners complete OMSA security training
Offshore Marine Service Association passes security training milestone

Two ways to gauge ISPS effectiveness says American Club
Incidences of stowaways and piracy will be "proof of pudding"

Cable ship giant sold
Global Marine has been acquired by Bridgehouse Marine"

Navy contracts for GD yards
$26.6 million for BIW, $16.3 million for EB

Conrad appoints Hernandez as EVP and COO
CFO Lew Derbes resigns

AT/B specialist expands, announces new design
Ocean Tug & barge Engineering has opened an office in Mobile and is introducing an AT/B design aimed at world as well as U.S. markets.

ThyssenKrupp gets set for shipyard shakeup
Merger plans for ThyssenKrupp yards and HDW

NASSCO delivers Alaskan Frontier
First of four Alaska-class tankers for BP

Seismic support role for Rigdon Marine
Long term contract from Terra Seismic

New European Commission line-up
Three to watch as Loyola rides off into the sunset

Buffalo Marine gets Texas NOX reduction grant
$1.89 million award towards reengining project

First Chinese LNG shipbuilding contract inked
Ceremony in Beijing

U.S. says container line is Castro-controlled
Melfi Marine named "a Specially Designated National (SDN) of Cuba"

$2 million pollution fine, $1 million whistleblower awards
Three crewmembers split award after Sabine Transportation admits violations

New home for Tampa repair yard?
Gulf Marine Repair reportedly negotiating for shuttered power plant

ABS certifies first Tarzan jackup
New, lighter weight, version of Rowan's Gorilla and Super Gorilla

Seabulk sees offshore uptick
Gulf of Mexico utilization rate improves

Breakthrough order for Ulstein Design AS
First design to be built outside of the Ulstein Group

Bollinger to move R&D, high speed vessels group
New location in St. Rose, La.

Amaris, Izar to participate in Australian Navy ship study
Preferred design to be chosen next year

Whistleblower gets $2.1 million in OMI pollution case
Company pleads guilty, gets $4.1 million fine and three years probation

"Regional pockets" lag on ISPS compliance
But overall the global picture is rosy

Alabama Shipyard to build hopper dredge
12,000 cu. yd unit for Seattle's Manson Construction

BC Ferries denies order already placed in Poland
Says two BC yards and one Polish yard shortlisted to bid for new intermediate ferry

American Salvage Association partners with C-Port
Cooperation between response associations

Indictments unsealed in Staten Island ferry plea
Pilot pleads guilty on manslaughter charges

Massachusetts spill legislation signed into law
Reacting to Buzzards' Bay, state may be treading on Coast Guard's toes

HOS reports increased revenues
Sees strengthening in OSV segment

Indictments in S.I. ferry case
Charges will include manslaughter

Singapore: ISPS not enough
Minister calls on maritime community to look beyond ISPS

Canadian classic tug repowered
After three decades, the1974-built Island Crown has new twin Cummins KTA38MO engines

GE's LM2500+ receives USN certification
Will be prime movers in LHD8 and follow-ons

Manitowoc marine sales surge
But operating margins are squeezed

Hornbeck orders tank barge
Exercises option at Manitowoc

Ulstein to build major construction vessel
$93 million contract from Solstad/SBM

B.C. Ferries defends decision to build in Europe
Cites B.C.'s previous fast ferry fiasco

Profits up at Odfjell
Despite some well publicized problems, tanker owner reports good half-year earnings

U.K. fatigue study faults STCW manning levels
Recommends IMO be asked to review guidelines on safe manning levels