NY Waterway to take over NY Fast Ferry route?
NY Fast Ferry has chartered two Lighthouse Fast Ferry boats as it negotiates to acquire both the boats and the route on which they operate.

El Paso files for offshore LNG port in Gulf
El Paso Global LNG has announced the development of its first EP Energy Bridge natural gas delivery system in the Gulf of Mexico, located about 116 miles off the coast of Louisiana.

Court approves FGO sale
FGH offshore division to be reborn as Signal International

EC sets deadline for tanker crackdown
March 2003 target for accelerated single hull phase out and other controls

Bollinger delivers Ms Sara jane
First 220 Super Shelf supply boat

Wartsila power for Iran box ships
Sulzer-Wartsila packages for ships building in Aker Kvaerner German yards

ABS issues maritime security guide
Will offer ISPS certification

Army exercises VT Halter Marine option
Adds a logistics support vessel

Carlyle buys CSX Lines
$300 million deal and a new name

IMO adopts comprehensive maritime security measures
Shipowners face a new and significant compliance deadline. A new, comprehensive security regime for international shipping is set to enter into force in July 2004. A central element is ISPS: the new International Ship and Port Facility Security Code.

Rolls-Royce power for White Rose FPSO
Three Rolls-Royce RB211 turbogensets have been ordered to provide the electric power needed on an FPSO (floating production, storage and offloading) vessel to be located in the North Atlantic.

GE Power delivers QM2 packages
GE Power Systems recently delivered two LM2500+ gas turbine-generator packages scheduled to be installed on what will be the largest passenger liner ever built,

First common-rail Sulzer completes one year's service
The first Sulzer low-speed engine with common-rail fuel injection has successfully completed one-year's service

Navy hosts Taiwan sub meeting
The Navy is briefing selected contractors on its planned acquisition of diesel electric subs for Taiwan

Masa-Yards inks Color Line order
Kvaerner Masa Yards has signed a contract with Color Line AS, the largest ferry operator in Norway, for the construction of a 74,600 gross tonne cruise ferry.

Teekay to acquire Navion
$800 million deal

VT Halter Marine firms up two U.S. Government contracts
"Novation" on NOAA and Army contracts

RINA to offer ISPS services
Genoa, Italy, based classification society RINA and its subsidiary RINA Industry have joined forces with UK- and USA-based Global Marine Security Systems Company

Shipowners associations protest moves against tankers
Escorting aging tankers away from coastlines may be popular with voters, but is it legal?

More patrol boat orders for Bollinger
Authorization for up to 13 more CPB's

IMO Diplomatic Conference on security starts work
Here comes ISPS

European Council pushes tougher tanker requirements
European energy and transport ministers have set a course for stricter regulation of tankers that's a little less dramatic than recent headlines suggest

Cruising set for another record year
Forget fears about cruise industry "overcapacity"

No mystery about "cruise" bug
CDC issues update on NLV outbreak

BMI gets cablelayer job
Regular overhaul and drydocking of USNS Zeus

OECD tries again on shipbuilding
Once again, shipbuilding subsidies are under discussion in Paris

Austal wins order for 66 m cat
Vehicle/passenger ferry for new, undisclosed, customer.

Steel-concrete sandwich the answer for safer bulkers?
DNV is promoting the merits of a steel and concrete sandwich concept for ship construction.

Davie wins Torch Offshore contract
LASH vessel will become DP2 offshore construction vessel

NOL has good success with EMFF heavy fuel
Comparison trials show good results

Keel laying at Sturgeon Bay
Bay Shipbuilding Company, in Sturgeon  Bay, Wisconsin, recently laid the keel the all-seasons ferry ARNI J. RICHTER.

ABS issues latest update on Prestige
Preliminary comments on initiating damage

EU moves towards rust bucket ban
The European Commission today named 66 ships that would already have been banned from European waters had new European marine safety rules been in place.

Rigdon gives more details on those PSV's
Former Tidewater executive VP Larry Rigdon is releasing more details about his Rigdon Marine LLC and the boats he's building at Bender with financing from Groupe Bourbon.

Horizon completes SBM service vessel
Largest and most sophisticated vessel built in Bayou La Batre

Quick break for fast cat
HSV-X1 Joint Venture (Incat hull 050), the first of three vessels currently under lease to branches of the U.S. military, has enjoyed a well-earned, but brief, break at Bollinger's Morgan City yard, Louisiana.

ChevronTexaco plans Gulf offshore LNG port
Files application to develop "Port Pelican."