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  • Enhanced security and environmental awareness in KSA
  • ABC’s Electric and Hybrid Propulsion System receives Bureau Veritas approval
  • Western Maritime Institute Launches Engine Room Rating Program

Tired Icebreakers

December 16, 2005Report Says More Money Is Needed to Maintain the Country’s Aging Heavy IcebreakersBy ANDREW C. REVKIN http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/16/national/16ice.html The nation’s two heavy-duty icebreakers are nearing the end of their useful lives, and there is neither enough money to maintain them nor a plan to replace them, according to a report from a panel of the National Academies, the country’s pre-eminent scientific body.In a preliminary report requested by Congress and…

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Carnival getting bigger

16 Dec 2005 Carnival orders new cruise liners London-listed cruise liner group Carnival Corporation has placed a £1.1bn (US$1.95bn) order with the Italian ship builder Fincantieri for the construction of four new cruise liners with the option for a further two vessels. The four new ships will add a total of 11,756 lower berths to the cruise operator’s fleet. Part of Carnival’s North American and European brand expansion, of the…

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On The Beach

The Coast Guard Search and Rescue cutter Westport is on the ‘hard’ at Metheghan, NS on December 13, for inspection of the bottom and rudders.The 28 foot Bay of Fundy tides make inspection and quick repairs simplier then docking or craning the vessel out of the water.The “Arun” class 15.8 m aluminum boat was built in 1997 at Hike Metals and is self-righting.

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Diesel’s Le Mans

Audi Le Mans DieselReuters News Service Tue 13 Dec, 2005, 16:57 Audi has announced an attempt to win Le Mans – with a diesel engine.Audi has won Le Mans five times in the last six years and the new racer is intended to continue the winning streak. The engine is a 5.5-litre, 12-cylinder twin-turbo TDI engine, which is said to be extremely quiet and economical. It produces over 650 bhp…

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Navy Buying Small Armed Craft For Port Security

The navy is buying a dozen 9.3-metre-long aluminum boats to conduct 24-hour port security patrols around warships anchored or docked in Halifax and Esquimalt, B.C., according to a Chronicle Herald report. Experts believe the purchase is aimed at preventing terrorist attacks similar to the October 2000 incident when two al-Qaeda suicide bombers brought a small boat alongside the USS Cole as it refueled in Yemen. They detonated explosives hidden in…

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Ships Collide On the Elbe River

Pravda.RU:Three ships collide in Germany17:59 2005-12-06Two ships collided in a German river, sinking one of the vessels and throwing seven of its sailors into the water, police said Tuesday. A third ship later ran into the wreckage. Tugboats pulled the sailors from the estuary of the Elbe River late Monday after a freighter carrying fertilizer collided with a container ship north of the port city of Hamburg. The freighter capsized…

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MONGOOSE FAST PATROL BOATS INTRODUCED

A.F. THERIAULT AND SON LTD. of Meteghan River, Nova Scotia are addressing the need to bolster marine security in the coastal and offshore zones.Through introduction of the “MONGOOSE” series of fast patrol and attack craft, the company is making a technological break through in North America to aid in the quest to provide efficient and effective means of policing sensitive traffic zones.The harbour patrol and inshore craft (MONGOOSE MK-I-25) is…

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Section VIII Criminal Code of Canada

A reminder that a Ship Operators also come under the Criminal Code of Canada as well as the Canadian Shipping Act: 251. (1) Every one who knowingly(a) sends or being the master takes a vessel that is registered or licensed, or for which an identification number has been issued, pursuant to any Act of Parliament and that is unseaworthy(i) on a voyage from a place in Canada to any other…

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