SEPTEMBER 2003

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Odfjell CEO and VP agree to jail in price fixing plea
Norwegian-based Odfjell Seachem AS, one of the largest parcel tanker shippers in the world, and two of its executives were charged today with participating in an international cartel to allocate customers, rig bids and fix prices on parcel tanker affreightment contracts

Guilty plea in oil dumping case
"Magic pipe" could mean jail

Ray of hope on crew visas
BIMCO reports on meeting with State Department

California marine environmental measures signed
Legislation includes cruise ship discharge, ballast water management and shuttle tanker measures

Richard du Moulin joins Tidewater Board

Roekke in liquidity crunch
Orkla could go after his personal assets--including Aker-Kvaerner holdings

Philippines yard gets another ferry order
FBM Babcock to build cat for Doeksen

Isabel damages USCG HQ
Two levels flooded

INTERTANKO and INTERCARGO to share secretariat
To be headed by INTERTANKO's Peter Swift

Conferees approve multi-year sub procurement
But it's for five Virginia Class submarines, not seven

Oil smugglers face vessel forfeiture
Iraqi judge rides RIB to investigate seized ships

$43.5 million award for Electric Boat
Virginia Class R&D

Manitowoc Marine launches Staten Island ferry
Named for Molinari

Hornbeck Offshore Services plans IPO
Files with SEC

Royal Caribbean and Star Cruises order newbuildings
Much needed orders for Kvaerner Masa and Meyer

Second Sea Boats barge order for Senesco Marine
80,000 bbl OPA unit has new design by Guarino & Cox

Appointment at Bollinger
New assignment for Scott Theriot

American Salvage Association announces officers
Titan Maritime's Richard Fairbanks is incoming President

Stricter times for shipowners
Clay Maitland warns of loss of anonymity and unlimited liability

Stolt Offshore losses mount
Warns on earnings

Navy orders Hampton Road ships to deploy to avoid hurricane damage
Navy News Service reports that Commander, 2nd Fleet ordered U.S. Navy ships based in Hampton Roads to get underway Sept. 16, to avoid potential damage to ships and piers from anticipated hurricane force winds and high tidal surges

Trico sells North Sea OSV and Brazil AHTS newbuild
Trico Marine Services, Inc. (Nasdaq: TMAR) announced that it is continuing to make progress executing its liquidity enhancement plan.

GlobalSantaFe reports improved SCORE
GlobalSantaFe Corporation's worldwide r Summary of Current Offshore Rig Economics, for August 2003 was up 2.4% from the previous month's SCORE.

BMI goes on the block
Michael Fox International, Inc.has been retained through the U.S. Bankruptcy Court to market the real estate and machinery of Baltmore Marine Industries

Austal cruise yachts in service
At work in French Polynesia

Major naval orders for Rolls-Royce
U.K. Ministry of Defenc contracts worth up to $176 million

Teekay buys half SPT
Teekay Shipping Corporation (Teekay)(NYSE:TK) today announced that it intends to create a joint venture with I.M. Skaugen ASA (OSE:IMSK).

Greece to upgrade VTMIS to enhance Olympics port security
Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will provide an extension to the Greek National Vessel Traffic Management Information System (VTMIS)

Security first for Star Cruises
SuperStar Aries issued ISSC

Maritrans loses "taking" appeal
No plan for further appeal

Wartsila to close French plant
Part of plan to reach higher profits by 2005

Gladding-Hearn to build two more pilot boats
Having already built four new pilot boats this year, Gladding-Hearn, Duclos Corporation, has taken orders for two more of its all-aluminum 52 footers.

Swift makes record run
HSV 2 Swift, the Incat-built U.S. Navy high speed Wave Piercing Catamaran, has completed the fastest ever transit of the northern Great Barrier Reef.

Korea files WTO complaint on EU shipbuilding subsidies
Korea has filed a formal complaint with the World Trade Organization over operating and provisional shipbuilding granted by the European Union

Kvaerner Masa-Yards gets icebreaker order
Two icebreaking standby supply vessels for Sakhalin-1

Austal reports full year loss
Hit by problems with mega yacht

Tenix to build research vessel
Australian adventurer and businessman Dick Smith has chosen Australian-owned Tenix Defence to build his 31.4 m multi-purpose research vessel.

Seabulk Offshore adds AHTS
Fifth newbuild to join Seabulk Offshore fleet this year

Tug barge order for Manitowoc Marine
Penn Maritime orders unit, with 120 day option for a second

Euro investigators probe ferry operators
European Commission officials have carried out simultaneous unannounced inspections at the premises of a number of operators of cross-Channel and Nordic ferries

Teekay to provide Brazil shuttle tankers
Will acquire then convert two newbuildings

Casino boat contract for LEEVAC
Will be part of Pinnacle Entertainment's Lake Charles development

Navy contract for Cascade General
Military Sealift Command award

New piracy warning
Rash of attacks on small tankers in Malacca Straits

Carnival consolidates German cruise operations
Will sell A'ROSA riverboats

China plans second giant yard
Two 300,000 dwt building docks for Guangzhou

Blount Boats delivers whale watcher
Crowther designed cat has winter job as Florida ferry

Kvichak delivers foil assisted survey cat
USACE takes delivery of Moritz

Bollinger redelivers supply boat
While it looks like a new vessel, ELSA LEIGH is the former SEACOR CLIPPER after an extensive renovation at Bollinger's Morgan City shipyard.

Cruising pumps more into U.S. economy
The North American cruise industry generated $20.4 billion in economic activity within the United States in 2002

DMS/Austal preferred tenderer for RAN patrol boats