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Fritzner New CEO of SNTG

Stolt-Nielsen S.A. appointed Otto H.

Fritzner as CEO of Stolt-Nielsen

Transportation Group (SNTG). Fritzner most recently served as Managing

Director, Ship Owning at SNTG. He succeeds James B. Hurlock, who was named Interim CEO of SNTG in July 2003. In other SNTG news, it was announced that: • SNTG's global operations will be organized into three regions - the

Americas, administered from

Greenwich, Conn.; Asia-Pacific, admin- istered from Singapore; and Europe, the

Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA), administered from Rotterdam, SNTG's corporate headquarters. • SNTG's Indian Ocean Service and the

Europe-to-Asia Pacific Service will be operated out of Rotterdam.

New President of Skaugen PetroTrans

I.M. Skaugen ASA announced that

Skaugen PetroTrans (SPT), its 50 per- cent owned joint venture company, has appointed Per Voie as its President. He succeeds Trygve Munthe. who was named its President of SPT in 1993. Per

Voie (52) comes to SPT after a 28-year career with the Stoll Nielsen Group.

Skaugen PetroTrans is the leading US lightering company handling more than 1.2 million barrels of crude oil per day employing an average of 11 aframax tankers.

Kleimola Named CIMAC President

Prof. Matti Kleimola, CTO, Wartsila

Corporation, was elected as President of

CIMAC (the International Council on

Combustion Engines) for the next three- year term in the association's 24th World

Congress in Kyoto in June 2004.

Kleimola was formerly a Vice President for the CIMAC Executive Board.

Hellberg Takes Post at Wartsila

B.Sc. (Eng.) Lars Hellberg (45) has been appointed Group Vice President,

Head of Engine division and member of the Board of Management as of June 1. 2004. He joins Wartsila from Saab

Automobile AB in Trollhattan, Sweden.

Dougherty Appointed

Pennslyvania Governor Edward G.

Rendell announced his appointment of

John J. Dougherty to the Delaware

River Port Authority of Pennsylvania and New Jersey (DRPA).

New Vice President at MAN B&W

Diesel A/S

Lars Bonderup Bjorn has been named Vice President for MAN B&W

Diesel A/S, with the responsibility of managing the MAN B&W Denmark

Four-stroke Division.

Hunter Wins Bateman Award

The American Shipbuilding

Association (ASA) announced that

Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-CA) would be the 2004 recipient of the

Herbert H. Bateman Award. "Duncan

Hunter, throughout his nearly 24 years on the Armed Services Committee, has been a tireless advocate of a stronger defense shipbuilding industrial base. He has consistently worked for larger defense procurement budgets to fund the required number of naval ships," said

Cynthia Brown, President of the

American Shipbuilding Association.

Brunswick, VT Halmatic Announce


Brunswick Commercial &

Government Products (BCGP) and VT

Halmatic Ltd. (VTH), two makers of boats for military and commercial use announced a joint marketing agreement to offer a wide array of products and services throughout the world. Under the agreement BCGP and VTH will offer an integrated line of products and services comprised of boats, ranging from 13 - 120 feet, and related parts and accessories for civil and military agen- cies as well as after-market technical support services.

PMI Conducts Foss Training Session

Gregg Trunnell, Director of the

Pacific Maritime Institute (PMI), said that a training program designed to help deck officers assess their crewmembers' proficiency skills has now enabled Foss

Maritime to keep up with licensing requirements and maintain its pool of future marine managers. PMI held three separate four-hour "assessor training" sessions for Foss during May and June.

Captain Richard Brooks, an IMO certi- fied instructor and 27-year veteran of

Sealand Services, instructed the pro- gram. PMI's Assessor Training course curriculum includes information on how to write a "skill sheet," which identifies the performance of various tugboat skills, such as pulling a barge away from a dock. Deck officers are trained how to conduct objective assessments based on realistic performance standards.

Additionally, all attendees review a presentation by Dr. Alice Barnes, a noted behavioral psychologist who works with the maritime industry.

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Nauticast, Sperry Marine Join Forces

AIS specialist Nauticast

Navigationssysteme GmbH and

Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine, BV have signed a major global service deal, which became effective as of May 1, 2004.

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VT Halter Wins ATB Contract

VT Halter Marine Inc. signed a con- tract to build two articulated tug barge (ATB) units for Vessel Management

Services, a subsidiary of Crowley

Maritime Corporation. The total cost of the two vessels is expected to approxi- mate an aggregate of $85 million at delivery, which includes the cost of owner furnished equipment. The con- tract includes an option to purchase two additional units, which if exercised must occur within one and one and one-half years respectively. Delivery of the first unit of ATB is expected to take place in 1Q 2006 and the 2nd unit in 3Q 2006.

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US Navy Orders Gavia AUV

The Space and Naval Warfare Systems

Centre (SPAWAR), San Diego has placed its initial order for a Gavia AUV for testing in mine countermeasures (MCM) applications, and has an option to procure up to 10 additional units under an existing contract awarded to

Hafmynd Ltd.

C & C, Kongsberg Maritime

Sign Agreement

Kongsberg Maritime, Inc., USA and

Kongsberg Maritime, Norway have signed an agreement with C&C

Technologies. Inc. for the sales and sup- port of Hugin Autonomous Underwater

Vehicles to the U.S. Government.

Transas, SevenCs Sign Agreement

Transas and SevenCs have signed a cooperation agreement based on the implementation of the Transas chart toolkit into the SevenCs EC2007 ECDIS

Kernel Software. SevenCs Kernel user will have full access to the complete

Transas World database in TX 97 format in addition to the other already embed- ded data formats. The chart distribution will be carried out by ChartWorld, a

SevenCs owned company, and by all

Transas companies worldwide.

MSC To Lease New

Port Everglades Terminal

Mediterranean Shipping Company

S.A. received final approval to operate a new marine terminal al Broward

County's Port Everglades. MSC is expected to begin operations in October.

MSC has the potential for 364 calls per year at Port Everglades on six trade lanes for a total of 83,800 TEUs (20-ft. equivalent units - that standard industry measurement) annually.

GE to Power Japanese Destroyer

GE Marine will supply Ishikawajima-

Harima Heavy Industries, Co., Ltd. (IHI) with four LM2500 gas turbines, which will be placed into propulsion modules by IHI to power the Japanese

Maritime Self-Defense Force's (JMSDF) 15DDG AEGIS destroyer. The destroyer will be built by Mitsubishi

Heavy Industries Nagasaki shipyard.

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Wartsila, Transocean Team for


Wartsila North America signed a con- tract with Transocean for a Conditioned

Based Maintenance (CBM) program.

The contract covers three Transocean properties: the Deepwater Millennium and Deepwater Pathfinder drill ships and the Deepwater Nautilus semi-sub- mergible drill rig.

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LR-CIass Ship Enters USCG ACP

The 1,399 teu container ship Maersk

Alaska, owned by Maersk Line,

Limited, has become the first Lloyd's

Register-classed ship to enter the U.S.

Coast Guard's (USCG) Alternate

Compliance Program (ACP). LR is one of only two non-U.S. classification soci- eties to have ACP authorization from


Columbia Coastal Relocates

Columbia Coastal Transport moved its

New Jersey Operations office from

Union to Newark, NJ. This office has operations and customer service respon- sibilities for the companies Northern and MidAtlantic container barge servic- es. The new address for the Operations group is: Columbia Coastal Transport, 99 Chapel Street, Newark, NJ 07105.

The new phone number is (973) 466- 3001, and the new fax number is (973) 466-3004. For more information, visit

Klyne Tug Purchases AIS for Fleet

Marconi Selenia Marine was chosen by Klyne Tug (Lowestoft) Ltd. to sup- ply, install and maintain Skanti UAIS 2100 and Satamatics D+ Security equip- ment for its fleet of deep-sea tugs. The engineers from the Hull office of

Marconi Selenia Marine has recently completed the installation aboard the

Klyne tug Anglian Monarch and engi- neers from the Lowestoft Office will commence work on Anglian Earl this month.

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