Bollinger/Incat vessel shows its paces
An innovative cat proved its worth in recent war games

Ingalls negotiating for rig job
Ingalls Shipbuilding is seeking a dredging permit to allow it to work on an offshore rig project

VLCC commended for rescue
The Marshall Islands flag VLCC Osprey has been commended for a courageous and successful rescue

Kvaerner Philadelphia ratifies new labor contract
Kvaerner Philadelphia's new union contract extends through December 2006.

Shipowners appeal INS treatment of crews
A "Round Table" of shipowners' associations has written INS Commissioner James Ziglar complaining of harsh and inconsistent treatment of visiting seafarers

$14 million Title XI application for barge series
Cashman Equipment Corp. has filed an application for a Title XI ship loan guarantee o construct a series of 29 steel deck barges.

No accord in EU and Korea shipbuilding talks
South Korea says that the two-day Korea-EU bilateral negotiations to resolve the shipbuilding dispute between the two parties failed to produce any agreement.

Maritrans lowers earnings expectations
While Maritrans continues to believe its overall outlook remains positive, factors such as higher maintenance costs and flat spot market rates have prompted it to lower its likely range of estimated 2002 earnings

EC seeks maritime safety czar
Another job opportunity has sprouted in Brussels.

$12.2 million Navy job for NORSHIPCO
NORSHIPCO, Norfolk, Va. has been awarded a Navy contract for the topside phased-maintenance, fixed-price availability work on the dock landing amphibious-class ship USS WHIDBEY ISLAND (LSD-41),

Cell spar selected for Red Hawk deepwater field
Kerr-McGee Corp.and its partner Ocean Energy, Inc. have selected Technip Offshore, Inc. to construct the world's first cell spar for the development of the Red Hawk deepwater field

McAlear leaves Kvaerner Philly
Ron J. McAlear has resigned as president & CEO of Kvaerner Philadelphia Shipyard to pursue other interests

Board member indicted in pollution case
First charge ever filed in the United States against a corporate board member for his role in a conspiracy involving vessel pollution

Successful Western Gulf lease sale
MMS reports "spirited bidding"

SWM gets Aegis cruiser contract
The U.S. Navy has awarded Southwest Marine (SWM) the advanced planning segment of the contract for dry docking and pier side work on the USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN (CG-57)

Star Cruises takes Project America ships
It's official: Star Cruises' NCL is taking the Project America hull and materials

Bollinger delivers ATB
Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., has delivered DBL101, the first of four double hull, ocean service, oil tank barges to K-Sea Transportation . Bollinger also retrofitted the K-Sea tug TASMAN SEA with a JAK coupler system, creating an ATB unit

GAO turns down GD protest of DD(X) award
The General Accounting Office has rejected a protest by General Dynamics Corp.'s Bath Iron Works against the U.S. Navy's award of a $2.9 billion contract to the Gold Team

Shipowners make proposals on security
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and other shipower organizations have put forwartd a number of proposals for consideration at the next IMO meeting on maritime security

INS cracks down on seafarers
You may have to hire guards to stop your crew going ashore

Training firm readies security officer product
Videotel is preparing a product to help train ships' security officers

Wartsila in fuel cell move
Wartsila is cooperating with Haldor Topsoe to develop fuel cell technology for marine and other applications.

Kvaerner Masa-Yards delivers Legend
MS Carnival Legend - the fourth in a series of new Panamax-Max cruise ships - has been handed over to Carnival Corporation at Kvaerner Masa-Yards' Helsinki shipyard.

Conrad Industries plans to acquire Swiftships
Conrad industries has signed a letter of intent to buy crew boat builder Swiftships

Princess adds two R ships
P&O Princess Cruises today announced the acquisition of the former Renaissance vessels, R3 and R4.

Now United Heavy buys a shipyard
Russia's United Heavy Machinery--which was the surprise buyer of naval architect Friede & Goldman back in May--has now bought the SSRZ III, Astrakhan

BC Ferries seeks international tenders for newbuild
Canada's BC Ferries is issuing a Request for Expressions of Interest—both locally and internationally—for the construction of a new, intermediate-size ferry.

Gulfmark gets Brazil contract
Houston-based GulfMark Offshore Inc.has announced a contract with Enterprise Oil do Brasil Ltda., a subsidiary of the Royal Dutch/Shell Group. It will utilize a newbuild multi-purpose Multi Function Support Vessel (MFSV)

Halter launches barge
Halter Marine has launched the Capella,an 80,000-barrel tank barge for J&L, Inc.

SA yard wins patrol boat tender
Cape Town's Farocean Marine has beaten international competition to win a contract for three patrol boats

Shipping a shiploader
One of the world's most sophisticated bulk shiploaders was recently transported from Corpus Christi, Texas to Venezuela

Floating LNG plant for Nigeria?
Norway's Statoil is the project manager for a conceptual study for a floating gas liquefaction plant for use in deep water off Nigeria

Hornbeck revenues soar
Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. today reported revenues for the quarter ended June 30, 2002 of $21.3 million, up 39.2 percent compared to $15.3 million for the same quarter in 2001.

Union blocks ANL crew switch attempt
The Australian Industrial Relations Commission today granted an "interim exceptional matters order" that bars shipping company ANL Australia from sacking the crew or selling the ship, OOCL Australia, berthed in Taiwan.

Response joins Crowley fleet
North Puget Sound waters are now getting increased protection with deployment of the latest tug to join Crowley's ship assist and escort services group.

NASSCO, TOTE christen trailership
National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO) and Totem Ocean Trailer Express, Inc. (TOTE) have christened the M. V. Midnight Sun, the first commercial dry cargo vessel to be built in the United States in 10 years.

More Bingo blues for Ocean Rig
Ocean Rig has announced a delay in delivery of its second Bingo rig Eirik Raude plus added costs

Bollinger delivers advanced liftboat
Liftboat design and capability has attained a new level of sophistication

First DDG-LPD swap
The Navy has awarded Bath Iron Works the contract for DDG 102

BP plans massive deepwater Gulf spending
The oil giant expects to spend at least $15 billion during the next ten years on exploration, development and production activities in the Gulf of Mexico

Maritrans ups dividends
Lower earnings, but higher TCE's and confidence in future

RINA makes detention data available
Italian class society RINA has been making strenuous efforts to improve its performance ... and its showing off the results