DNV withdraws life jacket certification
Det Norske Veritas has withdrawn certification of a life jacket used on a number of passenger ships

EU agrees strategy to counter unfair Korean shipbuilding practices
The Council of the EU has approved a twin-track strategy to counter what it claims are unfair Korean practices in the shipbuilding sector.

G8 acts to enhance maritime security
The G8 Summit meeting in Canada has issued a statement saying that the G8 will take a number of measures to enhance transportation security.

EnerSea in CNG ship alliance with HHI
Houston-based EnerSea Transport LLC says it's created a "strategic maritime alliance" with South Korea's Hyundai Heavy Industries.

Milestone dates set for Halter Marine sale
Bollinger's offer for Halter Marine could be challenged at an auction next month.

Coast Guard awards $16.95 billion Deepwater contract
A contract awarded to Integrated Coast Guard Systems (ICGS), a joint venture established by Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman, is the largest ever for the U. S. Coast Guard. 

Ship repairer gets jail for CWA violation
The owner of a Newport, Ore., ship repair facility that ceased doing business in May 2000 has been sentenced to four months in prison for violating the Clean Water Act.

Sembcorp seeks to privatize Sembcorp Marine
Singapore-Government linked conglomerate Sembcorp Industries Ltd is planning to privatize its 63% owned Sembcorp Marine unit

Zodiac offers bulletproof inflatable
Inflatable boat manufacturer Zodiac has unveiled Armorflate which, it says, is the world's first bullet- resistant system for Combat Rubber Raiding Craft

Irving delivers Eirik Raude
Ocean Rig says its second rig, Eirik Raude, was mechanically complete on June 21,

Tampa crew receives prestigious UN award
UN High Commissioner Ruud Lubbers has awarded the annual Nansen Refugee Award to Norwegian sailors who rescued shipwrecked asylum seekers last year

Carnival reports second quarter earnings
Carnival Corporation's results in the second quarter "clearly demonstrate the continuing recovery of our cruise business, in spite of the current economic uncertainty and political unrest," says Micky Arison

Cruise merger clears a hurdle
The U.K. Competition Commission has concluded that the proposed merger of Royal Caribbean and Princess Cruises could not be expected to operate against the public interest

Kongsberg Simrad and ABB in cooperation agreement
Kongsberg Simrad AS and ABB AS have entered a worldwide cooperation agreement on joint marketing, sales and technology development to marine and offshore vessels.

Navy and Big Two do a shipbuilding shuffle
The U.S. Navy has reached an agreement that will transferring the construction of four LPD 17-Class amphibious transport dock ships from General Dynamics' Bath Iron WorksNorthrop Grumman's owned-Ingalls and Avondale shipyards in exchange for construction of four additional DDG 51-Class destroyers at Bath Iron Works.

Offshore SCORE is up
GlobalSantaFe's SCORE has risen by one percent.

Note of caution from Kirby
Tank barge specialist Kirby Corporation announced today that it is lowering its earnings guidance for the 2002 second quarter

Alfa Laval and Unitor back marine e-commerce venture
Leading marine suppliers Alfa Laval and Unitor have joined with Cap Gemini Ernst & Young and e4marine to launch Marine Transaction Services (MTS).

Mineta announces port security grants
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Norman Y. Mineta today announced the award of $92.3 million in grants to 51 ports

All Rowan offshore rigs now under contract
Rowan Companies, Inc. says that all six of its Gorilla Class rigs are now under contract.

Seabulk to get huge cash injection
Seabulk International, Inc., the one-time Hvide Marine, has announced a series of deals that will, among other things, see it get a $100 million injection of new equity, an $80 million term loan and a $100 million revolving credit facility.

Rebecca Dye nominated to FMC
President Bush has nominated Rebecca Dye to be a Federal Maritime

Star Cruises in talks with Meyer
Star Cruises is reportedly in talks about ordering two ships worth some $450 million.

MarAd seeks Title XI change
The U.S. Maritime Administration has published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking relating to changes in the Title XI regulations aimed at making closings easier.

Clean Sound boots spill response capability

LISCR pledges security cooperation with U.S.

Bollinger delivers liftboat

Rig refurbishment orders for First Wave

Halter starts work on NOAA vessel

Metro buys $2 million robo stripper

Maersk Supply aims deep

Bollinger completes repower conversion

Ingalls resumes cruise ship work

Collins assumes CEO role at FGH

Austal USA finds buyer for cat

Loy takes important transportation security job

Voyager applies for Title XI to build cruise ships at BMI

Wärtsilä power for White Rose FPSO

Matson inks deal with Kvaerner Philadelphia

Crusader gun company to buy U.S. Marine Repair

DNV boss ousted

Friede & Goldman sold to Russian interests

Earlier delivery date for cruise ship

Tanker spills not the major source of ocean pollution

New chairman for FGH

Bollinger to buy Halter Marine

Helen Bentley makes comeback attempt

Keppel wins orders for swamp barge, tugs

Gulf of Mexico SCORE picks up

Wärtsilä wins production platform power contract

California cuts ballast water management fee

Trailer Bridge amends financing, adds directors

Heidenreich enters lightering market

ATB christening at Halter

Conoco cuts steel on new towboats

Kvaerner Masa-Yards reports first quarter profit

Bridging the gap between design and operations

Ensco to acquire Chiles Offshore

New technology in oil spill response/recovery vessels

IMO legal panel ducks "transparency" issue

Tidewater picks new EMD model for 282-ft anchor handlers

New research ship planned

Strong security focus at IMO MSC meeting

Holloway out at FGH

Bath files GAO protest on DD(X) award

Tidewater announces an order...and a resignation

El Paso announces LNG breakthrough

Carnival charters former Patriot to Cyprus operator

Kvaerner Philadelphia gets $100 million line of credit

Austal to build two cats for Norway

French OSV owner extends deepwater reach

Delta Queen goes to hospitality company

Ferry giant increases holdings

Germany gets approval for seafarer training subsidy

Exxonmobil offers bunker guarantee

ABS launches guidance notes for floating LNG terminals

Water-injected Wärtsiläs for products tankers

Viken opts for electronically-controlled MAN B&W diesel

Germany warns of passenger ship threat

AWO develops vessel security plan

More pod problems for Celebrity

Conoco completes shuttle tanker design

Key House committee seeks boost for shipbuilding

Yantai-Raffles set to deliver tugs, MSV

House panel would boost Title XI, Navy shipbuilding