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December 2003
Luxury yacht boom may help Britain's maritime industry
Indonesian replica ship Samudraraksa on course to complete historic voyage
Antarctic mission stranded over safety concerns
300 tons of oil leaks in tanker collision off South China
Royal Caribbean International announces that two cruise ships will berth in New Jersey instead of Manhattan
No random searches in Seattle's proposed ferry security plan
Kaz Technology Services will track maintenance on Australian Navy vessels
Preservationists are trying to save the Swedish warship Vasa
Cruise ship Queen Mary 2 reaches England
Gravel barge Karma, stranded on a Central Queensland beach, deliberately sunk
Brooklyn US attorney may convene a grand jury next week in the Staten Island Ferry crash
Annapolis votes to take possession of the Thomas Point Lighthouse
Decision at least month away on where to sink retired aircraft carrier USS Oriskany
US Department of Defense - Navy contracts
Derelict Seattle fishing boat Victoria M mistakenly sunk in Canadian fishing ground - Canada wants it moved
Two of eight companies that own Royal Olympic cruise ships file for Chapter 11 protection
Scotland's fishing industry gets new limits
Shipping large animals
Shipwrecks lure divers to Great Lakes
Sixty feared dead as immigrants sink in Mediterranean
New Zealand starts air search for toothfish pirates
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. will establish a cruise port at former Bayonne Military Ocean Terminal in New York
Funding for port security too low
Strategic Center for Port and Maritime Security to be created at SUNY Maritime
Crew abandons empty, Cambodian-flagged oil tanker Africa in Aegean Sea after mechanical failure
Ocean shipping is booming at major US seaports, boosting economy of port cities
US and allies will practice seizing ship carrying weapons of mass destruction
Lockheed Martin awarded contract for Virginia Class submarine Lightweight Wide Aperture Arrays
Raytheon to replace existing shipboard Cobra Judy surveillance and data collection radar system
Study reports large-scale salinity changes in oceans
Developers of new San Francisco cruise ship terminal should break ground in March
Hunley replica moves to Battleship Park
Saft selected to build lithium ion prototype batteries for Navy SEAL Submersible Vehicles
Lockheed Martin announces propulsion team for Navy's Multi-Mission Maritime Aircraft competition
Dubai hopes to open area up to cruise ships
Clogged sea water intake vent on board Norwegian passenger ship Midnatsol is blamed for near-disaster
2004 Ship Production Symposium "Call For Papers" - abstracts due January 9 2004
NOAA, Navy seek first US submarine - USS Alligator
Connecticut, New York fight over where dredge materials should be dumped
Fluor and Lukoil Neftegazstroy to build Russian oil products export terminal on Vysotsky Island
Two Royal Navy officers face court over last November's accident on submarine HMS Trafalgar
Maryland's port's facilities get $5.5 million to add security
Extreme 2003 takes students worldwide to the ocean's depth
Pisa's muddy graveyard gives up its ancient secret - a ghostly Roman fleet
India's National Ship Design and Research Centre positions itself in the world market
Andrew B. Fogarty will take over as president and chief executive officer of CSX World Terminals Dec. 31, 2003, when Robert J. Grassi retires
Last civilian lighthouse keeper dies - Frank Schubert tended Coney Island for 43 years
India-Pakistan maritime hotline proposed - will help prevent arrests of straying fishermen by both sides
Tar spill ends up on Auckland beaches
South Carolina getting $5.2 million more to bolster port security
Hawaii and companies getting $4.2 million in federal funds to help secure ports
George Bruce of Newcastle University describes the marine technology industry
Innovator hoping to tap underwater power source
Boeing completes successful Multi-mission Maritime Aircraft flight demonstration tour
South African maritime sector first to agree on plan to accelerate procurement from black-owned and empowered enterprises
Fishing industry in Canadian Maritimes had a banner year in 2002 - 2003 looks even better
Karachi Port Trust holds training workshop to highlight pollution response in Karachi sea waters
South Korean scientists rescued in Antarctic - one dies
Twenty ships kept in UK ports in October after failing safety inspection
Three South Koreans missing, one dead in Antarctica after two boats capsized in rough weather
Asean shipowners urged to take strong stand, work closely with governments
Northrop Grumman appoints Thomas H. Johnston vice president of contracts and pricing for Newport News sector
Spirit of South Carolina schooner project runs out of cash
Some "ghost fleet" ships are being scrapped in the Chesapeake - Opportune leaves today
New book explores Sydney Harbour's worst maritime disaster - the collision of the Greycliffe and the Tahiti
Allister Surette named to lead discussions between herring industry representatives and Canadian provincial governments
Pollution in Canada's Fraser river
Spanish Navy commissions second Aegis-equipped frigate
Canada continues to deploy its surface wave radar system
EDO awarded contract for US Navy's P-3C Orion maritime surveillance aircraft
Planners unveil guidelines for use of Baltimore harbor
New Zealand government delays hurt marine farming
Fourth 'ghost ship' docks at Teeside
Lockheed Martin delivers Aegis Integrated Weapon System to the Royal Norwegian Navy
IMO's International Maritime Prize goes to Mr. Frank Wall of the United Kingdom
Shrinking Arctic sea ice
Brown & Brown Inc. buys Energy and Marine Underwriters Inc. of Kenner, La
Port of Portland's 2003 shipping traffic expected to break record set in 1994
Former Army Pfc. Jessica Lynch will christen Carnival Cruise Lines' Miracle at Feb. 27 naming ceremony
Demonstration of prototype wireless security monitoring system to help cargo carriers defend against terrorist activities
Philippines cracks down on forgery of sea certificates
US ports gear up to comply with Maritime Transportation Security Act

November 2003
India, EU draft maritime shipping agreement to double India-EU trade
Hong Kong-flagged Maritime Friendship's crane collapses in New Zealand, no one hurt
EU tightens checks on US bound containers
Primagraphics wins Boeing contract to supply Nimrod - UK's maritime patrol aircraft
Australian Maritime College hopes to extend ties with South-East Asia
Third 'ghost ship' arrives in Teeside
Big ships 'pushing the limits' of some New Zealand harbors
Tony Wolfe faces fines over stranded Karma
Port of Umm Qasr hopes to be Iraq's Rotterdam
General Dynamics awarded contract for Trident Launcher Subsystem Control Group production
Team Alinghi announces new partners for America's Cup 2007 campaign
Officials push plan to develop Paulsboro, New Jersey port
Saving the seas: Let's not wait for the next oil spill
Canadian Navy uses protective covers after lever knocked accidentally, damaging pier
Raytheon adds Northrop Grumman Ship Systems to Littoral Combat Ship project
New Zealand officials try to stop British solo ocean rower Jim Shekhdar
Second SUNY Maritime College subway 'skylarker' dies
Lockheed Martin delivers first aircraft under The Royal Netherlands Navy P-3C Capabilities Upkeep Program
Switzerland's ocean-going fleet discussed
Cargo vessel Humber Arm, in difficulty off the north coast of Scotland, brought safely ashore by Aberdeen coastguard
Pensacola wins nod for artificial reef site for retired US aircraft carrier Orskany - Texas, South Carolina still interested
Cousteau Society sails again - will study the Red Sea in the Alcyone
South Africa launches the country's first long-term underwater heritage survey
SUNY Maritime College student dies, another injured, while "skylarking" on a moving subway train
Desperate residents of Vladivostok steal water from central heating system
Chinese Ming-class submarine spotted on surface in waters near Japan
Canada awards contract for repairs on St. Lawrence River to Entreprise Marissa Inc., of Quebec
Fisherman who cried "man overboard" is jailed
Ministry of National Defense, Coast Guard Administration will coordinate the hunt for China's people smugglers
Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and South Korea all bidding to host piracy information center
Australia, East Timor discuss border
Manitowoc wins contract to build double-hull tank barge
Bells toll in tribute to crew of Great Lakes freighter Edmund Fitzgerald, sank Nov. 10, 1975
Student falls through hole on tour of 125-year-old Falls of Clyde, the only four-masted, full-rigged ship still afloat
Canada's Esquimalt-based destroyer HMCS Huron officially mothballed
The Republic of Kiribati has become a Member of the International Maritime Organization
New clues suggest first Americans may have arrived by land and sea
Crew of Iron Carpentaria refuse to board for the ship's last voyage, due to safety concerns
US State Department warns that ships may be hijacked in Mideast
Pirates storm oil tankers in Indonesia
Britain first country to sign pact to protect the Titanic as a memorial
Explosion on chemical tanker Enshu Maru kills worker, injures four others at Nakatani Zosen's shipyard on Nomi Island
Oil leak reveals maritime mystery near Kitimat, British Columbia
Market warned against bogus Iraq bunker fuel
Divers may have found the whaling ship Fresno in Lake Washington
Raphaela Le Gouvello windsurfs 5000 miles across the Pacific Ocean
Deepwater Team delivers first cutter-based communications system upgrade to US Coast Guard
Tenzing Communications, Inc. successfully completes trial of e-mail system that lets cruise line passengers access existing accounts
Peter C. Georgiopoulos receives Connecticut Maritime Association's Commodore Award
First Bahamas flag VLCC awarded International Ship Security Certificate (ISSC) from ABS
B&N Nordsjofrakt AB signs up with BASS for delivery of SAFIR and EasyInfo
Black & Veatch wins US Coast Guard contract to assess maritime facility security plans
Weather finally breaks up RMS Mulheim
Dredger Donald Bedford smashes into Hythe Pier in Southampton
India detains Pakistani fishing boat

October 2003
Global Maritime and Transportation School will investigate New York ferry system
PVA Alternative Security Standard approved by US Coast Guard
US Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team now operating in Boston
South Korea finds no al Qaeda evidence on cargo ship
New full-time, full-service dive program at the Coast Guard's Sea Island Base in British Columbia
Chinese tanker Golden Fountain and North Korean cargo ship Angshan collide
IM Skaugen ASA and Wuhan University of Technology form joint venture
South Korean navy ship fires warning shots at North Korean patrol boat in the southern territorial waters
Meet Old Sow, the western hemisphere's biggest whirlpool
US Warns South Korea that al Qaeda members could be aboard a ship due there October 30
Next-generation smart container unveiled at US Maritime Security Conference
An inside look at Alaska fisheries
Committee urges overhaul of Baltimore's Inner Harbor
American Construction expects to move from the Port of Everett to Tacoma in the next 5-10 years
Row over sale of waterfront land in Auckland deepens
Tensions remain over the Kerch Strait, separating Russia and Ukraine
Spanish police turn a blind eye to Cuetan smugglers, if they remove corpses of would-be immigrants
Sunken mystery vessels in Lake Washington launch plenty of theories
Navy wives launch boat tour for charity
900-year-old ship found beneath rice field in India
BAE Systems rejected in takeover talks by General Dynamics
General Dynamics wins contract for design assistance on UK Astute-class submarine
ABS provides guidance for ergonomic design of navigation bridges
Tensions spiral between Ukraine and Russia over island controlling access to disputed waters
Rumors fly about possible merger between BAE Systems and General Dynamics
South Florida competes to turn retired US aircraft carrier Oriskany into an artificial reef
Powerboat sales improving at wholesale level
South Korean company may buy Fore River Shipyard's Goliath Crane - largest crane in North America
New Zealand's Maritime Union weighs port security agains workers' rights
Ember's mesh networks will extend RAE Systems' sensing solutions for intermodal shipping containers
Yves Fortier of Ogilvy Renault appointed UN mediator in maritime boundary dispute betweeen Gabon and Equatorial Guinea
First phase of the Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipyard (SWS) is complete
New report calls for cod ban from Scotland to Newfoundland
Canadian National Railway to acquire railroad and related holdings of Great Lakes Transportation LLC
Sea cave find supports theory that first human migration to Americas happened 40 centuries earlier than once thought
Divers may have found Amy Johnson's Airspeed Oxford in the Thames Estuary
Germany's HDW gets $465 million loan from US owner One Equity Partners
Steamboat shipwrecked in the Red River yields sunken treasures
Bid to bring Thelma home to Auckland
Zero-emission, hydrogen-fueled water taxi demonstrated for World Maritime Technology Exposition attendees on October 20
Southwest Nova Scotia lobster fishers donate traps to Halifax County fishers affected by Hurricane Juan
Norwegian Cruise Line is betting on Hawaii
NATO launches first phase of strike force
AMSEC LLC signs definitive agreement to acquire Eagan, McAllister Associates, Inc.
Historic mill made from warship USS Chesapeake to be sold to antiques firm
Admiral Vern Clark, Chief of Naval Operations, US Navy, visits Pakistan Navy Dockyard
Australia's submersible robot maps new environments, and knows where it is
UltraStrip Selects Johnson as new CEO
Barge brought in for temporary Naval Academy classrooms after Tropical Storm Isabel
Rare sea horses threatened by seagrass destruction
Rolls Royce opens ship repair unit in Brazil
Yeoman Group Plc sells Brookes and Gatehouse to Simrad
Residents of Hartlepool plan to moon the "Ghost fleet" ships in protest when they arrive for scrapping
Anger in East Timor as Australia plays tough over gas reserves
Call to ban shark finning
Trial continues for teenager accused of hacking into Port of Houston computers
Australian Navy to benefit from new ocean conditions forecaster
Dolphin spotted in Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn
Cold War spy plane found in Baltic Sea
Lockheed Martin awarded contract for Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense
India to boost cruise tourism
Damage assessment on Tasman Spirit oil spill expected in January 2004
France's summer heatwave causes oyster baby boom
UN court tells Malaysia, Singapore to resolve land reclamation row
Ken Warby hopes his son will become the next fastest man on water
At least 18 dead after boat is sucked into whirlpool on river in southern India
Changes planned for Volvo Ocean Race in 2006
'Diplomatic' pursuit of alleged fish poachers in Australia's territorial zone begins
PREMUDA achieves ISO and ABS Safety, Quality and Environmental Certification
ABS to provide International Ship and Port Security Code certification for Dockendale Shipping
Lockheed Martin is opening multi-media center to showcase its Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) project
Lockheed Martin LCS team completes first phase of hull test series
ABS certifies Evergreen's MV Uni Accord to ISPS Code with issuance of ISSC
US Navy completes key design reviews for TSCE and VLS on DD(X) program
Apec to exchange info on maritime security
Endangered North Atlantic right whale found dead near Nova Scotia
Explosion on Vietnamese ship My Hung being built at Bach Dang Ship Building Factory
Toothfish pirate ship Viarsa brought in - longest hot pursuit in Australian maritime history
Officials attempt to reunite killer whale Luna with his family pod
USS Anchorage (LSD 36) decommissioned - oldest dock landing ship in the Navy
Keeping hackers from Navy ships
FuelCell Energy, Inc. will participate in US Navy Marine Fuel Cell Technology Verification - Trainer Program
Mozambican navy fires on shark poachers
World's oldest shark fossil found - Doliodus problematicus

September 2003
Campaign launched to save historic mill made from warship USS Chesapeake
Celebration planned at Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park to honor blacks' role in maritime history
National Park Service is considering expanding role in the Chesapeake Bay
Australian sheep fiasco forces overhaul of livestock export industry
Hodgdon Yachts launches the largest yacht under construction in the US
Jersey wins the longest round-the-world yacht race
New container terminal planned for Mina Zayed
Papua New Guinea struggles to prevent illegal fishing
Senegal remembers Joola ferry tragedy
International MultiModal Transport Association (IMMTA) has established a new Secretariat in Karachi, Pakistan
Tidewater Inc. elects Richard du Moulin to its board of directors
Scottish National Party supports a maritime strategy
Sealand Express reveals wreck of wooden sailing ship
26th Annual World Maritime Day celebrated on September 25, 2003
Albacore Research Ltd's ShipConstructor software selected by US shipbuilding industry (PDF file)
Maritime training institutes in India offer key security courses
Bill introduced to reauthorize New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail for an additional five years
Spanish, Southern Morocco ports sign cooperation accord
Plastic ducks, lost from container ship, still expected to come to land along the Eastern United States
Bulk carrier and container vessel collide outside Singapore port
Seven ships suspected of being involved in oil smuggling now detained in the Persian Gulf
US Navy awards General Dynamics contract for Virginia Class R&D
Non-native green mussels in Florida worry scientists
Brits will use bathymetry to map the North Sea and Channel sea beds
Four second-hand British submarines cost the Canadian navy
Manitowoc Company launches Staten Island ferry - Guy V. Molinari
France wants a role in Germany's HDW buyout
Moet Cup - America's Cup exhibition race - interrupted by container ship Santa Monica
Tidal current generates electric current in Norway
The Tonquin may be found - established the first American settlement on the West Coast
Sealand Express sustained more hull damage than originally thought
Fishermen to meet in effort to end northeastern New Brunswick herring dispute
ABS's Robert Somerville discusses bulk carrier safety
Austal secures third contract with Hong Kong's New World First Ferry for two passenger ferries
Naval Research Laboratory installs Linux OS-based SGI system
Construction of new oil terminal in Vysotsk proceeds with preventive measures against oil spill damage
Entangled humpback whale freed off New Brunswick in another rescue
NATO's Northern Light exercises to take place off Scotland September 15-26
British Stone Age site found by trainee diving team
HMS Nottingham's officers dismissed for negligence, but Commander Farrington gets only reprimand
41 rescued after oil rig collapses
Lockheed Martin to provide waterway safety system for 2004 Olympic Games
Majority of India's minor ports non-functional
US Navy awards Raytheon contract for minehunting sonar
South African Maritime Training Academy opens
Companies bid to dismantle and store old UK nuclear submarines
Archaeologists may have found last ship captured by Blackbeard
Rescuers free humpback whale entangled in fishing gear
Chinese scientists demonstrate country's first maritime salvage robot
BHP Billiton files applications for deepwater port and offshore pipeline off Southern California
UK submariners save budgie from a watery grave
First victim of Russia's K-159 submarine buried
Emergency ferry rescue plans tested for Kusu pilgrimage season in Singapore
Apex Marine to use new NS 5 Management System from ABS Nautical Systems
UK firm unveils amphibious answer to traffic congestion
Successful oil spill response exercise carried out in Gulf of Finland
Lockheed Martin develops missile tracking antenna system for US Navy
Raytheon appoints Mike Hoeffler as Vice President for DD(X) Program
New Zealand introduces Maritime Security Bill
Young Kuwaitis revive lost craft of pearl diving
Ontario to help create world's largest freshwater reserve
Replica of an ancient ship Borobudur goes to sea
Manitowoc Co. Inc.'s shipbuilding subsidiary will build tug and hot oil barge for Penn Maritime Inc.

August 2003
Rush of cruise ships to Alaska delivers dollars - and doubts
Preservationists hope to keep Gage from the scrap heap
Trawling seamounts threatens ocean's biodiversity
Freshman class is largest in history of State University of New York Maritime College
Austal and Defence Maritime Services win Australian Navy contract to build 12 "Armidale" class patrol boats
BAE SYSTEMS will play major role on General Dynamics team for US Navy's LCS design
Lockheed Martin, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems sign teaming agreement for US Navy BAMS program
Police boat cleared of 'abandoning' Team New Zealand
Manitowoc Marine Group launches Coast Guard cutter Sequoia
Canadian research icebreaker Amundsen inaugurated, dedicated to the study of the changing Arctic
Dredging for Dubai Maritime City begins
Owner of Kvaerner Philadelphia Shipyard reports net loss of $61.8 million for second quarter
USS Sequoia, former presidential yacht, being restored
Artificial reef in Florida attracts sharks
USS Monitor's pilot house in good shape
Japan: no missile parts in North Korean ship
US, Canada agree to streamline efforts to free entangled right whales
Laurin Maritime purchases SAFIR 4.1 to enhance maritime safety
Suspects of collision with the Changyang in the Huangpu River detained
Ocean sponge creates thin glass fibers - better than fiber optic cable
Keiko the 'Free Willy' whale doesn't want to be free
Ships entering and leaving Auckland's Manukau Harbour can only cross at key time
Judge declines SS Norway seamen's request to stay in Miami
Japan's plan to display North Korean spy ship lacks funds
French defend shipments of nuclear waste in Pacific
Passenger Vessel Association submits security standard for domestic passenger vessels and ferries to the US Coast Guard
Rowan takes delivery of jack-up rig Bob Palmer
South Korean Navy fires warning shots at North Korean boat
Divers find part of Henry VIII's Mary Rose
Australia, US may practice WMD searches at sea
Georgia partners create Savannah Maritime Logistics Innovation Center
NSRP ECB selects 7 new shipbuilding R&D projects, and 8 Panel projects
Group seeks protection for rare lophelia coral
Lawyers chase Olympic champion sailor Bruce Kendall
Safe limit for oil tankers set by Whangarei group
Five Norwegian ships attacked by pirates during first half of 2003
Ocean carbon cycle affected by drought
Manitowoc, Marinette Marine to build Improved Navy Lighterage System for US Navy
James W. LaJeunesse appointed Vice President, Lockheed Martin's Maritime Systems & Sensors
Office of Naval Intelligence selects nCircle for network security solution
US Appeals WTO Ruling on Steel Tariffs
Titanic wreck being damaged by visitors
Alleged Chinese spy ship Xiangyanghong 14 spotted off southern coast of Taiwan
Long-term fishery subsidies for Mi'kmaq foreseen
Russia scraps the K-19 submarine 'the Widowmaker'
Pollution woes persist at beaches in Boston Harbor
Rear Adm. Richard Bennis died August 3
Nera F55 maritime communication terminal receives Inmarsat type approval
Lake Rotoiti and its trout starved of oxygen
Dial-a-dolphin on your mobile
105-year-old ship Wawona facing eviction from Lake Union home
Canada announces 2003 management measures for swordfish and other tunas
Datastrip's 2D bar code technology helps combat terrorism at sea
James B. Liebertz appointed President, ABS Pacific
Scientist will release pheromones into ocean to try to film giant squid
Lloyd's Register EMEA wins management systems certification contract from V. Ships
John Harrison's papers, 18th century clock maker who "found the longitude," go on show
Gulf-5 crew rescued, but ship is still sinking
Panama Canal operating more safely and efficiently than ever before

July 2003
US Navy, Raytheon and suppliers successfully conclude major DD(X) design review
Crab traps on New Brunswick's Acadian peninsula being stolen
Support grows for moving lone orca
Raytheon awarded weapons control systems contract for Australian submarines
DNA research suggests whales' decline worse than thought
Parents 'Unaware of Coastal Dangers'
Moroccan-Spanish task group on delimitation of maritime spaces to meet before mid-October
Stricken oil tanker, refused cargo transfer by South African port authorities, breaks down in Mozambique channel
The Gaul victims finally released for burial
Flying Liberian flag smart for many ships
Phase-one testing of SeaLife 1000 Antifoul Paints at NASSCO successful
Creative Cuban migrants halted by the Coast Guard
Port and shipping officials get last chance to tweak new security rules
Refiners say clarity key for new maritime security rules
Australian Maritime College will not become a university — yet
Hawaii's critical weather buoy restored to service
Excavation of the Mary Rose started — Henry VIII's warship
World container port traffic predicted to increase by 74 per cent
Number of Canadian boating accidents drops
Artifacts from Cromwell's Great Lewis brought to surface
Cargo of zinc sulphide to be removed from MV Jambo
USS San Antonio (LPD-17) christened July 19 in Avondale
Coast Guard establishes temporary safety zones for the Bay City Tall Ship Celebration on the Saginaw River in Michigan August 14-18
Charleston Harbor gets high-tech patrol boat
Norwegians select Raytheon-led Team LCS's Skjold class ship
EnerBurn product confirms reduction in diesel fuel consumption, lower emissions
China's first maritime search and rescue air service launched in Shanghai
Filipino seamen take their chances in the world's 'sweatships'
"Scandinavian Shipowners and Management Companies 2003" now available
IMO's Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) meets 14-18 July 2003
US Navy selects Northrop Grumman to provide next generation C4ISR systems development
Telelogic DOORS to be implemented by Raytheon for next generation DD(X) ship design
Horizon Lines will go "paperless" at Port of Tacoma on July 21
Maori leaders to debate beach and seabed ownership
Defense bill adds $11 million for Air Force and Navy programs powered by SGI Technology
"Wide Area Augmentation System" will help maritime users and airplane pilots
Bangladesh ferry M.V. Nasreen is missing
Trent Lott discusses the maritime industry from April 2, 2003
Millionaire throws cash lifeline to historic ship SV Carrick
Human activities put pressure on Great Barrier Reef
San Francisco sees improving cruise ship business
Studies on fish eyesight may reduce the impact of trawling
Malaysian container ship Bunga Teratai 4 collides with fishing vessel Mako
Cruise travel from US ports up 11% in Q1 2003
• New marine navigation book available: The Electronic Chart
Membrane bioreactor technology offers solution for wastewater treatment
Piracy and terrorism threats overlap
SARS doesn't harm China shipbuilding orders
Divers begin mapping thousands of shipwrecks in Lake Erie
Hopes fading for lost Japanese deep diving probe
1 dead, 6 missing from fishing vessel Koyo Maru No. 18, rammed by container vessel
Giant sea creature found in Chile
Navy dedicates facility to serve as key open architecture resource
Sea Tow offers assistance to recreational boaters with medical emergencies at sea
US Maritime Administration creates inland waterways research website
Biosecurity risks associated with sea containers discussed in New Zealand
Britain's fishing industry getting safer
• Lloyd's Register-Fairplay introduces Shipbuilding Market Forecast
Sheila M. McNeill elected as National President of the Navy League

June 2003
Northrop Grumman Ship System's Ingalls shipyard christens the newest Aegis Class destroyer
Norway widow urged to drop suit by Philippine government officials
Borobudur Ship to sail Asia's ancient trade route to Africa
$7.1 billion for US Coast Guard awaits vote by the House
Euroship Services Ltd. purchases crewing and payroll software from BASS
Baltic Sea nations compromise on environmental protection
Pirates interfere with research on Patagonian toothfish
Vietnam and Indonesia reach agreement on maritime boundary
IMA reports fewer orders for floating production units
International Maritime Organization to remove Greenpeace from its list of official observers
Havnen Group offers port & maritime security seminars
Princess Cruises to christen Island Princess in Vancouver July 11
US, German navies rescue crew of Abel I
Stolt-Nielsen's Richard Wingfield charged with collusion in the parcel tanker industry
US, British navies rescue Green Glory crew
Offshore Systems, Kelvin Hughes and Lockheed Martin UK to pursue warship navigation systems market
Cape May county Beach Conference focuses on problem of dredge spoils
Shipping lanes moved to protect endangered right whales
Manitowoc and Kvichak Marine to build prototype response boat for US Coast Guard
Greeks investigate possible terror links to ship loaded with explosives
ShipTech 2004 call for papers due 8/8/03
Nearly 200 migrants missing off Tunisia after boat capsizes
Port of Corpus Christi recognized for role in Operation Enduring Freedom
BAE SYSTEMS selects Northrop Grumman to supply navigation system for Sting Ray torpedo
Port of Gwangyang to open Asia's first fully automated container terminal
Rebuilding Umm Qasr port in Iraq
23 dead or missing as China ferry sinks
Irkut, EADS and Rolls-Royce Deutschland finalize feasibility study on amphibious aircraft Be-200
ASEAN Regional Forum calls for cooperation in maitaining maritime security
Efthimios Mitropoulos elected new IMO Secretary-General
Buzzards Bay oil spill estimate is lowered
US Navy's $6.9 billion intranet almost a reality
US losing battle against aquatic invaders
UK government trains for cruise ship attack
Bush administration defends transfer of maritime cash
Fishing threatens coral reefs at Damaniyat Islands
One quarter of New York harbor pilots are unlicensed
Archaeologists surveying Lake Erie floor for shipwrecks
North Korean spy ship on exhibit in Japan
2002 Around Alone sailor Derek Hatfield gets hero's welcome
Briton abandons solo Pacific trip
Grounded container ship MV APL Emerald to be refloated
In-depth look at crab season in North and South Korea
Inquiry into fishing boat Solway Harvester sinking makes safety recommendations
Venice hopes locks will prevent damaging floods
Singapore ship MV APL Emerald spills fuel oil
US Coast Guard Awards $130 Million to Integrated Coast Guard Systems for EADS HC-235 maritime patrol aircraft
Transportation Security Administration names Chester Lunner as the Assistant Administrator for the Office of Maritime and Land Security
Adaptive boats let disabled sail
Hi-tech hunt for sunken treasure from the Pollux
US Navy pressed for answers on sonar incident off Vancouver Island on May 5
Manny Stamatakis tries to bring harness racing and slot machines to the former Philadelphia Navy Shipyard
Underwater robot mimics an amoeba
More cruise ships avoiding expensive Helsinki
US Navy approves Hamilton Sundstrand NP2000 propeller for production
Verreault Navigation Inc. awarded $5.9M Canadian to convert CCGS Sir John Franklin for Arctic Research
New Caledonia determined to give sanctuary to whales
Polish Ports Handbook 2003 available
Global Marine Directory 2003 available
Thomas V. Van Dawark named President and Chief Operating Officer of Todd Pacific Shipyards Corporation
G8 Leaders pledge marine protection, clean water
National Hearing Conservation Association aligns with OSHA to prevent noise-induced hearing loss
Searchers believe they've found Darwin's ship the Beagle
Study sounds alarm over need for greater port capacity
London's docklands recreated in new museum

May 2003
Polar bear eats USS Connecticut
For Sale: last surviving aircraft carrier built in England for WW II
Promoting sustainable international fisheries
IMO Secretary-General highlights shipping's improving safety record as key meeting gets underway
28 die in ferry collision in the Philippines
South Korea reports more sea border incursions by North Korean fishing boats
US Commission on Ocean Policy releases Working Table of Contents
Treasure ship Sussex will be salvaged
Sailor rescued five times called a 'risk to himself'
Imperial cruise line buys Regal Cruises' last ship
Reed boat adventurer close to Easter Island
Matson's S.S. Chief Gadao receives ABS SQE certification
Chinese navigator Zheng He may have discovered the New World in 1421-23
Huge cash boost for oil slick victims fund
RMS Mulheim clean-up nearing end
In Southeast Asia, many worry that terrorists would join pirates to disrupt trade in the region
Groups battle over Freedom to Fish Act
Dutch archaeologists unveil complete Roman ship excavated this spring
Venice launches anti-flood project
Robben Island penguins soiled with ship oil
IMO Conference to adopt third tier of compensation for oil pollution damage
Victims of Prestige oil slick to receive payout
Southeastern New England Shipbuilding Corp. christens double-hulled barge
John Jamian named Deputy Administrator for the Maritime Administration
US Coast Guard selects Manitowoc Marine Group to build response boat
Sea turtle is losing the race to poachers, fishing industry
Preserving artifacts from the Empress of Ireland
Newfoundland and Labrador population of Atlantic cod stock added to endangered list

April 2003
Regal Cruises Line shut down after its only ship is seized by fire marshals
BASS CrewNet Version 2.3 now available - Crew/Human Resource Management System
North Korean spy ship to be displayed in Tokyo
Navy League of Canada publishes 2003 Policy Document
Article salutes 140 years at Harland & Wolff
US explorer still afloat in reed raft adventure
Mystery of The Swan is finally solved
Wreck of the Goya found
Denial, ignorance costing fishermen's lives
RMS Mulheim salvage efforts stymied
Solo rower fails second Pacific attempt
SPOS on board weather system upgraded
Maritime security training videos available
Car transport ship Oriental Highway on fire in English Channel on 4/4/03
COSCO container ship Shahekou sinks in south China sea on 4/4/03

March 2003
Pirates attack chemical tankers in Malacca Strait

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