DECEMBER 2004

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Crew members missing after Tsunami capsize
19 feared lost from cement carrier

Athos 1 heads for Mobile
Tanker in Delaware spill incident heads for Atlantic Marine

DHS faces major management challenges
Problems with Port Security Grants, big challenges for Coast Guard

Fjord 1 to order five gas powered ferries
Aker Yards gets LOI

$1,5 billion Navy contract for GD Electric Boat
Modification to Virginia Class multi-year award

Tanker link to nuclear terror?
A report from the Congressional Research Service raises the specter of a tanker being used to smuggle a Hiroshima-type nuclear bomb into the U.S.

Wartsila 64 chosen for containership
Largest engine in company's medium speed diesel range

Turkish shipbuilder hostage in Iraq
Tuzla Shipyard's Sadikoglu was on wreck removal project

Tests said to identify source of mystery spill
State and federal tests implicate Polar Texas as source of October Dalco Passage spill

Rescue plan for NY Waterway
William Wachtel to take over some routes

Rochester set to bid on ferry
City council approves proposal

Torch Offshore appoints Chief Restructuring Advisor
Names David Phelps of Bridge Associates LLC

Bisso Towboat orders ship assist tug
Reverse z-drive ship assist tug to be built at Main Iron Works

Rogue wave damages Alaska fast ferry
Fairweather out of service pending repairs

MAN B&W Diesels for Daewoo LNG carriers
Four 210,000 cu. m LNG carriers each have two 6s70ME-C engines plus Holeby gensets

Intelligence reform law has maritime provisions
Watch lists for cruise ship passengers

Keppel AMFELS gets NYC order
150,000 cu. ft sludge vessel

NCL planning Meyer newbuild, too
Will introduce two new ships in 2007

Rochester has new plan to buy ferry
Offered loan by Australian export credit guarantee unit EFIC

NCL plans cruise newbuild at Aker Yards
Signs letter of intent for 89,000 GT vessel with option for a second

Austal launches tenth Yemen patrol boat
Final vessel in series of versatile fast naval craft

Todd Pacific to get third dry dock
Five year lease on Navy AFDM-10 Resolute

CP Ships beefs up financial management
Creates new senior positions

NJ State Police gets new boarding powers
Memorandum of Agreement between Coast Guard and State

Navy awards Lockheed Martin contract first LCS
Construction to start at Marinette Marine

Singapore yard faces prosecution in fire case
Ministry of Manpower reports on fire at Keppel Shipyard

Cal Dive buys 20 percent of Independence Hub
$385 million deepwater platform will be able to process 850 million cu. ft of natural gas a day

Paris MOU reports results of security campaign
Level of compliance seen as "encouraging"

Australia sets up 1,000 mile security zone
New measures to protect offshore assets

Now, the 12,000 TEU containership
Samsung completes design for world's largest box ship

Dual fuel electric power for another LNG ship
Wartsila to supply set of50DF dual-fuel engines to power the 154,000 m3 LNG carrier Gaselys

ABS to classify Independence Hub
Semi will serve as gas-gathering hub in 8,000 ft of water in Gulf of Mexico

Kawasaki books order for new design LNG carrier
Three "stretched" Moss spherical tanks

OSG to buy Stelmar in $48 a share deal
Stelios says he's "vindicated"

Product tanker order for Aker Brevik
Six ships to be managed by Marlow Navigation

Selendang Ayu response continues
Hope fades for missing seafarers

Pipe suspected in Athos I spill retrieved
Taken for testing

China Shipping targets ship management market
Plans to challenge V Ships

GE seeks ABS certfication for LM600
Starts program for certification to Steel Vessel and new Naval Vessel rules

Major orders for DRS
The electric warship gets nearer

Busy times at Bollinger
Delivers "mega mini" supply boat, adds liftboat to order book

USCG rescue helicopter crashes
Bulker goes ashore on Unalaska Island

HAL enters guilty plea in sewage discharge case
Fines, restitution and probation in relation to 2002 Juneau incident

Athos I spill object found
Paint on suspect section of pipe matches ship's

Greenpeace says single hull phase out will cause "environmental disaster"
Flood of phased out vessels will overwhelm shipbreakers

$7.1 million TACOM award for Bollinger/Incat
Contract exxtension of HSV lease

Jackup order for Keppel FELS
US$110 million unit for Qatar's GDI

Panama unveils new container pricing system
Plans switch to TEU-based approach

K-Sea in acquisition move
Takes ten tank barges, seven tugs

UK P&I warns on stowaways

Space above rudder used for concealment

Keppel ups stake in Brazil yard

Now has 82.75 percent stake in FELS Setal

K-Sea orders 100,000 bbl barge from Bollinger
Unit will be a near sister to two earlier deliveries

ILO biometric ID system ready for implementation
Two biometric systeds pass "global interoperability" test

Athos I cleanup continues
Two reactors out of service

Kone Cargotec buys MacGregor
Pays EUR 186 million

Canada seeks applications for maritime security funding
Canadian $115 million of first round funding

CP Ships Chairman and CEO asked to repay stock trading gains
Special Committee reports on stock trading by "certain officers" that "should not have taken place."

Farstad poised to order PSV's
Will service Norsk Hydro contracts

Conrad adds $13.5 million to backlog
Two d/h barges and upgrade to casino boat

Oil detected on bottom of Delaware
Update on Athos I spill

Trailer Bridge completes K. Corp acquisition
Cuts $5 million annually from expenses, $2 million from preferred stock dividends

Senators react to Athos I spill
Lautenberg, Corzine to introduce bill phasing out OPA 90 liability cap on single hull tankers

Daewoo backlog tops $10 billion
Has 40 percent of world LNG carrier construction orders

Dakota Creek set to get ferry contract
Alaska Inter Island Ferry Authority to make award

CP ships CEO out
"Differences with Board"

New Delaware spill estimate expected
Total expected to rise

Keppel wins major PEMEX order
Keppel SLP Consortium to build two accommodation platforms

ABS gives Approvement in Principle to new LNG system
Ocean LNG system said to be more production friendly for non-traditional LNG ship yards

Massive agenda for key IMO meeting
MSC will look at goal based standards for mewbuilds--and much, much more