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GL has trained 250 Company Security Officers
International classification society Germanischer Lloyd says it has completed the training and certification of 250 Company Security Officers for a wide range of shipping companies worldwide

EC to probe Italian shipbuilding guarantee plan
May breach rules on state aid

Good first quarter for Maritrans
Income and revenue up on 1Q 2002

Maersk Line Limited approved as MSP operator
Will assume direct operation of 15 ships

NOL to sell American Eagle to MISC
Will concentrate on core container businesses

More pull for Hawaii tug
Nautican nozzles and triple rudders boost performance

Hoegh set for privatization
Family makes offer for all outstanding shares.

Big "A" frame
Resolve Towing says new unit is largest in Southeast

New BIW president
John F. "Dugan" Shipway succeeds Allan Cameron as president of Bath Iron Works

Regal Cruises ceases operations
"No other choice" after ship arrest

Carnival extends newbuilding schedule
Adds one for Princess, drops one for HAL

P&I Club reports 2002 inspection results
Of 578 vessels visited by the UK P&I Club's ship inspectors during 2002, the great majority were up to standard.

Firms partner to offer container security solutions
Hazard detection and container tracking combination

BV cautious on "double hulls for everything"
"Our political leaders may have lost sight of practicality"

Abu Dhabi seeks shipbuilding partner
Abu Dhabi government to seek buyer for 30% of loss-making yard

More ferry services for NYC
New York City is set to get more ferry services as part of a bold new plan for the revitalization of Lower Manhattan.

Increased security on the rivers
A new Inland Rivers Vessel Movement Center (IRVMC) in St. Louis, is playing an important part in increasing security on the river system.

Bergesen orders gas carriers
Two from Daewoo at $41.4 million each

Legend cleared to sail
Security sweep after threatening letters found

Regal Empress still detained
Dispute with engine repairer

Carnival to raise $500 million
Convertible securities guaranteed by Carnival plc

"Awesome" performance by Army Incat
Sustained 48.7 knots off Qatar coast

IBM to build internet-based supply chain network for Electric Boat
IBM has been awarded a contract by General Dynamics Electric Boat to build what it claims is the shipbuilding industry's first Internet-based supply chain network.

Seabulk orders UT-755L in Brazil
Seabulk Offshore do Brasil, Ltda. has finalized an agreement with Promar to build a UT- 755L platform supply vessel (PSV) for delivery in the fall of 2004,

Feds probe New York Waterway, reports Times
The New York Times says Federal authorities are investigating allegations that New York Waterway submitted inflated bills to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Liberia grants ABS status as RSO
ABS has been granted Recognized Security Organization (RSO) ) authorization by the Liberian Ship Registry

USCG replacing KAA buoys
Coast Guard Cutter Walnut, is preparing to replace channel buoys in the Khor Abd Allah Waterway

FBM Babcock delivers to USMC--in a hurry
When the U.S. Marine Corps urgently needed five Bridge Erection Boats shipped to the Mid East, FBM Babcock responded

Incat names buyer of hull 058
It'sTrasmediterránea S.A., one of Spain's leading ferry operators.

RT-flex engines break into post-Panamax sector
The first Sulzer RT-flex common-rail engines to power large container liners have been ordered.

Torch gives update on Midnight Express conversion
Contract only awaits finalizing of financing

P&O Princess and Carnival Combination set to close
P&O Princess shareholders approve DLC deal

Battle for LCS program heats up
Rival teams led by Raytheon and Lockheed Martin unveil proposals

South Korean shipbuilding orders reach an all-time high
Shipbuilding orders awarded South Korean shipbuilders in the first quarter of 2003 reached 4.03 million compensated gross tons (CGT)

CEO appointment at V.Ships
V.Ships has appointed Richard Hext as CEO of its Marine Services Division.

Jurong completes FPSO
Singapore's Jurong Shipyard Pte Ltd has completed construction of the 356,400 dwt Floating Production Storage Offloading (FPSO) Fluminense on schedule

NCL buys S/S United States (and S/S Independence)
Star Cruises' Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) unit says it has purchased the S/S United States and intends to convert the vessel to a state-of-the art, modern cruise ship.

Star Cruises crew members recover
Star Cruises says the two crew members with possible SARS symptoms who were hospitalized last week have recovered.

$25 million for Title XI
American shipbuilding's friends in the Senate have wrought a minor miracle

Textron and EDO announce LCS team
Line-up includes VT Halter Marine

Promotion at NASSCO

EU takes "post-Prestige" proposals to IMO

Two Star Cruises crew hospitalized

Chemical carrier case could drag on

MAN B&W order for Japanese ferry

Kvichak delivers cat to USACE

Vancouver yard finishing up innovative tugs

Lloyd's Register offers ISPS Practical Pack

Appointment at Tampa yard

MARAD job for Roberson

First fuel cell sub on maiden voyage

Coalition nabs suspected minelayer

Sohmen Pao family set to acquire Bergesen

X-Craft designer acquired by BMT

Fincantieri gets cruise ferry orders

Hollings loses bid to get port security funding

Coalition hunts two Iraqi vessels

Mbanefo lobbies for IMO top job

Northrop Grumman gets Deepwater contracts

VT Halter Marine to complete PCTC

USCG makes huge response boat buy

Legend cleared after security sweep
Federal law enforcement officials today gave Royal Caribbean's Legend of the Seas clearance to sail after searching the ship.