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Study shows military needs MSP fleet
The United States military would be unable to deploy and sustain its forces worldwide without using privately owned, U.S.-flagged commercial vessels

Bill to speed up double hull requirement
Rep. Lois Capps (D.-Calif.) has introduced legislation in the House of Representatives to enact stricter oil tanker safety regulations

More mods for Jimmy Carter
The Navy has ordered a further $17.4 million of modifications to USS Jimmy Carter, the sub with a Coke bottle waist

Massachusetts Maritime Academy to be privatized?
Plan unveiled in Governor's budget proposals

Conditional immunity for SNTG
Company says it reported results of internal investigation to authorities

Star inks cruise ship completion deal
A Star Cruises subsidiary has now signed a contract for Lloydwerft to complete the first "Project America" vessel

Tidewater buys ENSCO fleet
Tidewater Inc. announced today that it has entered into an agreement with ENSCO International Incorporated to acquire ENSCO’s 27-vessel Gulf of Mexico based marine fleet.

USCG starts issuing new Merchant Mariner Documents
Process includes fingerprinting, background checks.

Record backlog at Conrad Industries
Amelia, La., repair facility completed.

EC and U.S. trust busters target tanker owners
Inspectors have made surprise visits to offices in "several" countries.

Iraq hiding weapons at sea?
A British daily says Iraq's WMD's are aboard three cargo ships in the Indian Ocean

De Palacio spells out EC maritime priorities
"I truly believe that the time has now come to challenge the fundamentals of international shipping law, " says Commissioner

VT Halter positioned for USCG newbuilds
There's more to VT Halter's HBJV participation than the Islander program

No FY 2003 funding for Title XI
Congress failed to ride to the rescue of the ship mortgage guarantee program

U.S. naval market breakthrough for Rolls-Royce
30 MW aero-derived gas turbine picked for DD(X) Engineering Development Model.

Big barge order for Gunderson
100,000 barrel unit for Sause Bros.

More RT-flex orders
Three Sulzer 9RT-flex60C low-speed diesels have been ordered by Germany's Volkswerft Stralsund GmbH

Ship Analytics helps Indonesia upgrade seafarer training
L-3 Communications says its Ship Analytics unit, based in North Stonington, Connecticut, has received a contract to provide the Government of Indonesia with six fully modernized maritime training schools

EC gives green light for Carnival Princess DLC
From a competition point of view, the DLC is "not materially different from the previous Carnival bid" approved last July.

Deepwater program gets rolling
A massive program to rebuild the U.S. Coast Guard has gotten underway with a decommissioning ceremony at Bollinger.

P&I Club puts up bail for Prestige master
Club committee "shocked" by master's treatment

Shake-up on key House Committee
Appropriations panels change to cover Homeland Security

Thyssen-Krupp to buy HDW?
Leading German yard may not be American-owned much longer

Greens see red on new EPA diesel regs
"We're headed back to court," says Bluewater Network.

Just $4.5 million for Title XI in FY 2004 budget request
No surprises in this part of the Bush budget proposal

Propulsion problem for cruise ship
Bearing problem causes further Infinity cruise cancelation

Budget boost for Navy shipbuilding
Pentagon comptroller says shipbuilding is a "good news story" for DoD

U.S. sues Newport News
Says Navy should not have been charged for Double Eagle work