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September 30, 2016

Vane takes delivery of tugboat Baltimore

SEPTEMBER 30, 2016 — The Vane Brothers Company, Baltimore, MD, has taken delivery of the tugboat Baltimore from St. Johns Ship Building in Palatka, FL. It is the third of eight vessels in Vane's Elizabeth Anne Class of 4,200 hp tugboats ordered...
September 30, 2016

UPDATE: Weather forces hold on Transocean Winner transfer

SEPTEMBER 30, 2015 – UPDATE: Increasingly rough conditions at sea have meant the operation to load the Transocean Winner onto the Hawk in Broad Bay, Isle of Lewis (see earlier story), has had to be suspended temporarily, the U.K. Maritime &...
September 30, 2016

Lloyd's Register to class 67 German government ships

SEPTEMBER 30, 2015 – A German federal agency is transferring 67 ships into Lloyd’s Register (LR) class. The WSV (Federal Waterways and Shipping Administration) represented by the Waterways and Shipping Agency (WSA) Bremen, a branch of the...
September 30, 2016

New Miami-Bimini high speed ferry service is up and running

SEPTEMBER 30, 2015 – FRS Caribbean, a subsidiary of German based FRS Group, has introduced a new high speed ferry service between Florida and the Carribean. FRS has deployed the High Speed Catamaran San Gwann on the route. Delivered in 2002 by...
September 30, 2016

Navy awards $400 million submarine repair contract

SEPTEMBER 30, 2015 – Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) Newport News Shipbuilding division has been awarded a potentially sizeable Navy submarine repair contract. The contract is a multiple-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity...
September 30, 2016

Transocean Winner ready to be transported on OHT Hawk

SEPTEMBER 30, 2015 – The U.K. Marine & Coastguard Agency reported today that final preparations are now underway to move a Transocean semisubmersible drilling rig that grounded of Scotland on August 8 (see earlier story). As of this...
September 30, 2016

Hornbeck gets extension of blocking vessel contract

SEPTEMBER 30, 2015 – Hornbeck Offshore Operators LLC, Covington, LA, is being awarded a $28,056,820 modification under a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N62387-15-C-2507) to exercise a one-year option period for the operation and...
September 30, 2016

UECC takes delivery of first LNG-fueled PCTC

SEPTEMBER 30, 2015 – European short sea operator United European Car Carriers (UECC), has taken delivery of the world's first LNG-fueled Pure Car and Truck Carrier from Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd.'s NACKS shipyard in Nantong, China. To be...
September 29, 2016

Hyundai Merchant Marine adopts INTTRA eVGM service

SEPTEMBER 29, 2016 — Hyundai Merchant Marine has expanded its longstanding relationship with ocean shipping electronic marketplace INTTRA by adopting the INTTRA eVGM Service as a channel to facilitate compliance with the Safety of Life at Sea...
September 29, 2016

VIDEO: Genting Dream debuts spectacular lighting system

SEPTEMBER 29, 2016 — A stunning exterior lighting concept is among the many innovations in the 150,000 grt Genting Dream, the first cruise ship to join Dream Cruises, Genting Hong Kong's new Asian Market cruise line. The ship has just...

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