Tidewater takes delivery of 260 ft PSV

Tidewater Inc. today announced that it has taken delivery of the
M/V Miss Jane Tide. This is Tidewater's first VS 480 platform supply vessel built by the company's own Quality Shipyards,

Document discrepancies mean detentions
The Coast Guard has detained two vessels in Alaska when seafarers couldn't produced correct documentation

Hornbeck announces management changes, revenue growth
Fleet expansion boosts earnings

Schubert testifies on port security
U.S. Maritime Administrator Captain William G. Schubert, yesterday gave details on how grants to upgrade seaport security are to be awarded.

EC approves Spanish "tonnage tax"
The European Commission decided to approve the Spanish tonnage tax scheme.

Bergesen in final negotiations on LNG-contract  
Norway's Bergesen has reached a preliminary agreement with Nigeria LNG Limited for the employment of four LNG-carriers

EMFF offers 500 cSt heavy fuel in Singapore
In response to customer demand, ExxonMobil Marine Fuels (EMMF) is now able to supply a heavier grade of bunker fuel at the port of Singapore

GE power for Italian carrier
GE Marine Engines’ LM2500 aeroderivative gas turbines and main reduction gears have been selected for use aboard the Italian Navy’s new Andrea Doria aircraft carrier

Ownership change for P&I Club manager
The Shipowners Claims Bureau, Inc., (SCB) which manages the American Club, the only P&I Club domiclied in the America's has now been demerged from Marsh, Inc.

GlobalSantaFe sells jackup
GlobalSantaFe Corporation has sold the Key Bermuda offshore jackup drilling rig to Nabors Drilling International

ABS gets landmark German recognition
Germany's See-Berufsgenossenschaft has approved ABS as a recognized organization for conducting safety surveys on German-flag vessels.

Austal gets order for "boutique" cruise ships
Western Australia's Austal Ships has secured a contract for two 69 meter "boutique" cruise ships

Trico takes legal action against ITF
The International Transport Federation today accused Trico Marine Services of launching an "attack on the fundamental principle of international union solidarity".

Canadian repairer wins cruise jobs
According to the Victoria, British Columbia, Times Colonist five large cruise ships will be drydocked at Victoria Shipyards this spring and fall for major refits

ILS wins e-biz award
Inventory Locator Service, LLC (ILS) has been recognized as the ``E-business solutions provider to the maritime industry 2001'' by the Institute of Transport Management (ITM),

Bollinger starts tug upgrade program
A major conversion of eight Crescent Towing 105-foot sister ships, single screw tugs to 4,000 hp double screw vessels has begun at Bollinger’s Algiers, New Orleans, repair and conversion shipyard.

ONR orders superconducting propulsion motor
American Superconductor Corporation has been awarded an $8 million contract for a 6,500 horsepower high temperature superconductor (HTS) motor designed for ship propulsion

Diesel-electric LNG tanker
There are a number of innovative features in an LNG ship ordered by Gaz de France this month.

FGH sells AmClyde
Friede Goldman Halter, Inc. has entering into a contract with Hydralift ASA, a Norwegian company, to acquire substantially all of the assets and activities of AmClyde Engineered Products (AmClyde) for approximately $36 million.

Chouest contracts three 145-ft boats from Bollinger
Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., Lockport, La., has announced the signing of a contract for three 145 foot supply/utility boats with Edison Chouest Offshore.

IMO seeks sweeping security measures
An IMO panel recommends a slew of new measures to upgrade maritime security

Cracks found in aluminum hulls
The Seattle Times reports that the Coast Guard is investigating faulty aluminum used by two Puget Sound shipbuilders

Security emphasis brings IMO Secretariat changes
The IMO Secretariat has been restructured to "ensure a systematic and consistent approach to maritime security issue

Wartsila buys Singapore reconditioner
Wärtsilä is acquiring the engine reconditioning business of Metalock (Singapore) Ltd.

P&O shareholders veer towards Carnival
P&O shareholders voted to give themselves more time to consider a takeover offer from Carnival.

Singapore continues bunker crackdown
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) is continuing its campaign to clean-up bunkering operations in the port.

Seabulk looks for rebound
Seabulk International, Inc. (the one-time Hvide Marine) today reported a net loss of $6.3 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2001

P&I Club warns on need to check port-supplied data
The London P&I Club has urged its members to double-check, where necessary,information provided by port authorities, in order to avoid potential expensive claims.

Crowley makes IT software buy
Lawson Software has signed a major contract in the current fiscal quarter with
Crowley Maritime Corporation

EU may implement TBT ban early
Intertanko, the International Association of Independent Tanker Owners, is trying to persuade the European Union not to impose new IMO rules on TBT-containing antifoulings before the new convention on the issue comes into force.

Carnival bookings run ahead of capacity increases
Carnival Corporation reports that its net bookings during the first five weeks of "wave season" have increased 8 percent over the same period last year, compared to a 3 percent capacity increase for the first nine months of 2002.

DOT Inspector General probes hazmat container safety
The Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Transportation has launched a probe of hazmat container safety and security at U.S. seaports.

"Pivotal year" for Maritrans
Maritrans Inc. yesterday announced fourth quarter and year-end 2001 financial results and commented on its expected 2002 financial performance.

Coast Guard icebreaker will incorporate Finnish knowhow
Kvaerner Masa Marine (KMM) and Masa-Yards Arctic Technology Center (MARC) will provide consulting services and model testing

Halliburton deploys advanced MSV to U.S. Gulf
Halliburton Subsea, a business unit of Halliburton's Energy Services Group, is deploying its ultra modern multi-purpose support vessel, MSV Subsea Viking , to the Gulf of Mexico on a long term basis.

Growing concern over Navy shipbuilding budget
Will Congress come to the rescue?

Horizon Shipbuilding files for Chapter 11
Privately held Horizon Shipbuilding, Inc., Bayou La Batre, Ala., filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on January 25.

MSC charters high speed cat
The U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command has awarded a $31 million, 36-month contract to Austal Ships Pty. Ltd., Henderson, Australia

Austal USA delivers first boats
Two 150 ft Crew / Supply vessels have been completed and handed over by Austal USA to owners Otto Candies LLC ahead of the contracted delivery date.

Next USCG Commandant nominated
President Bush has nominated Vice Admiral Thomas H. Collins, 55, to be the 22nd Commandant of the United States Coast Guard.

Carnival ups Princess bid
Carnival Corporation has raised its bid for Princess to 3.8 billion pounds ($5.4 billion)).

Good news, bad news in Bush budget proposals
Shipbuilders and ship operators alike will find things to dislike in President Bush's Budget proposals for Fiscal Year 2003

Kvaerner and Aker RGI join forces in shipbuilding
The Aker and Kvaerner yards are to be operated by a jointly owned management company

Rowan "bolts on" manufacturing capabilities
Rowan Companies, Inc's wholly-owned Rowan Electric, Inc.has completed the purchase of certain assets of Oilfield-Electric-Marine, Inc. and Industrial Logic Systems, Inc.

More vessel calls at U.S. ports
The Maritime Administration (MARAD) has released a new annual publication, entitled Vessel Calls at U.S. Ports - 2000

HAL set to take back Patriot?
It looks like Carnival Corporation will reabsorb the Patriot into its Holland America operation.

Coast Guard names Director of Intelligence
The United States Coast Guard has named Frances Fragos-Townsend its Director of Intelligence