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POSTINGS FOR SEPTEMBER, 2000

SEPTEMBER

Princess to use shore power in Juneau
Princess Cruises will turn off the engines of its ships when they dock in Juneau next summer and use surplus hydroelectric power supplied by Alaska Electric Light and Power Company (AEL&P).

Polish Register launches "consolidated supervision system"
To minimize deterioration of a ship's structure throughout its whole lifetime, information on the ship's condition--from sources that include class, shipowner, crew, administration, PSC, insurers, etc. - needs to be recorded and accumulated in a single, ship-based logbook.

Murder charges in ferry disaster
The BBC now reports that multiple murder charges have been brought against the captain and four crew members of the ferry that sank Tuesday, killing at least 64 people

Another VLCC for Frontline
Frontline Ltd. has entered into a contract to buy the 1993-built VLCC
M/T General Ace (275,000 dwt) for $53 million.

ATB order for Atlantic Marine
Atlantic Marine, Inc. has received a contract for a second state-of-the-art articulated tug and barge (ATB) vessel

Intertanko calls for "reason" on phase-outs
The Council of Intertanko (the International Association of Independent Tankers Owners) has called on IMO delegates meeting in London next week to agree a single hull tanker phaseout schedule which is reasoned and practical.

Pride acquiring additional rigs
Pride International, Inc. has reached an agreement to acquire two additional semisubmersible drilling rigs, both currently located in the North Sea

Criminal investigation of Greek ferry disaster
The BBC reports the Greek Justice Minister Michalis Stathopoulos as saying that the accident involving the ferry Express Samina had been caused by "criminal negligence".

Bureau Veritas committed to deal with RINA
With classification societies in general feeling the heat post-Erika, there are continuing pressures for a shake-up in the industry.

Aker Maritime won't attend Kværner EGM

USCG offers incentives for quality ships

Barge order for FirstWave/Newpark

Well intervention deal

Cruise prices still under pressure

Inland operator warns on earnings

Kvaerner still wants to work something out with Aker Maritime

Harland and Wolff to trim 600 jobs

Newbuilding returns to Tyneside

Consortium completes Erika pumping operations
ILS introduces BidQuest
Teekay Shipping wins FSO contract for Legendre

Frontline set for Golden Ocean take-over
NASSCO gets $630 million BP tanker contract
Big Red bummer
FMC to probe lower Mississippi tug arrangements
Longer times between overhauls for Sulzer low-speed engines

Accountant launches operating costs databaseBelfast yard to restructure following arbitration award
Three Japanese yards plan merger
Chunnel challenger
ABS develops comfort guides
Clean air : Expensive for shipowners
MariTEL network a step nearer
Offshore Systems gets exclusive rights to market advanced maritime positioning technology

Visma sells Visma Marine to Station 12
FGH gets $52 million in new orders
Rep. Bateman dies
Teekay Shipping adopts "poison pill"
INTERTANKO marine manager joins Acomarit
Aker Maritime buys out Gulf yard partner
Integrating ferries and highways to cut smog
Seven million cruise passengers by year's end?
FPSO to be upgraded to reduce roll
Can aging offshore fleet cope?
FirstWave/Newpark awarded Jack Ryan contract
Liberian Registry launches internet tonnage tax calculator
OMI refinances
"White paper" on cruise ship waste management
First oceangoing U.S-flag newbuilding to DNV Class
Bedplate cracking in VLCC diesels
Hvide credit agreement amended
Fred Olsen shores up H&W
BC Ferries tests Pacificat wake reduction measures

 

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