MARCH 2002

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New ferries for Savannah?
The Savannah Morning News says two new boats could be in service a year from now

Job for FPSO advocate
American Shuttle Tankers L.L.C. (AST) has appointed Peter Lovie as VP business development

It's official: Kiewit gets Marystown
Beaton Tulk, Newfoundland's Minister of Industry, Trade and Rural Development, announced today that there is a new owner for the Marystown shipyard and Cow Head offshore fabrication facility

Frigate consortium to offer corvette
The Advanced Frigate Consortium (AFCON) says it will design, develop and market a new class of corvette-size ships for the international market

WHOI orders coastal vessel
The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation of Somerset, MA, recently signed a contract to build a 60-foot vessel to replace the Institution's aging 46-foot coastal vessel Asterias

Marystown announcement imminent
Union members have been told to turn up for a ceremony at which Pieter Kiewit will be revealed to have bought FGH's Canadian yard

Newbuilds for Conrad
Conrad Industries has announced awards worth a potential $16 million

Disaster at Dubai Drydocks
Reports say a dock gate failure has caused major loss of life

Largest double hulled tankers yet
Hellespont Shipping is set to name the first of four 442,000 dwt ULCC's

More FGH yards to go?
If the bankruptcy court signs off on the reorganization plan filed by Friede Goldman Halter, it's likely that the relaunched Friede Goldman Offshore and Halter Marine units envisaged will be somewhat slimmed down.

V. Ships aims at offshore
The V.Ships Group, the world’s largest provider of ship management and related services, has formed a new company to further develop its involvement in the offshore industry worldwide.

FGH files reorganization plan
Plan to leave bankruptcy centers on separating Friede Goldman Offshore and Halter Marine.

Incat companies in receivership
Troubled Tasmanian shipbuilder Incat has had three of the nine companies in its group placed in receivership

Bankruptcy court clears way for sale of Quincy yard
A judge has cleared the way for sale of the Fore River Shipyard in Quincy

Spanish yards may have to repay special tax credits
The European Court of Justice has ruled that special credits granted Spanish shipyards were incompatible with European Community law relating to state aid.

SeaEscape buying another ship
SeaEscape Entertainment, Inc. has signed an agreement to purchase a former Commodore Cruise Lines ship

Central Gulf sale "a resounding success"
The Central Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 182 attracted $363,210,467 in high bids from 77 companies.

Noble drilling to buy unfinished Bingos from Ocean Rig
Noble Drilling Corporation has contracted with subsidiaries of Ocean Rig ASA for the purchase of the Bingo 9000 Rig 3 and Bingo 9000 Rig 4 for an aggregate purchase price of $45 million.

Carnival earnings beat expectations

House effort to boost Navy build rate

Alstom rethinks ship financing role

FGH to reorganize offshore and Halter components

New floating dock at work in Thailand

Forest products carriers join forces

BV sorts out box ship shafting problem

Repairer files IPO statement

SENESCO gets biggest contract yet

DNV classes Norwegian Coast Guard icebreaker

California issues terminal security regulations

U.S.-flag tug sold

Bank One offshoot gains control of HDW

Ship manager fined, seafarers get bounty

Sperry gets $27.2 million Navy contract

Northrop gets $150 million carrier contract

OECD focuses on maritime security

Fast ferry giant finalizes fleet deployment

Farstad joint venture set for Brazil AHTS contract

Port of New Orleans slams Bush decision on steel tariffs

Radio Holland Group becomes independent

USCG publishes ballast water ANPR

Singapore owner gets ballast water management certification

Title XI: Shooting for $50 million in FY2003
Shipbuilders to learn about bonding

Kvaerner Masa gets new board

Telaurus hires Lovingfoss

FGH gets more time

IMO's MEPC faces heavy schedule

Marathon, Golar LNG in Tijuana LNG project

ResidenSea ship hits problems

Seaport security solution?

LPD 17 milestone