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July 28, 2016

Sanmar set to deliver 150th Robert Allan Ltd. design tug

JULY 28, 2016 — Robert Allan Ltd. and Turkish shipbuilder Sanmar Denizcilik A.S. are about to mark a major milestone in their relationship. Scheduled to be launched later this year, a RAstar 2800 will mark the 150th tug that Sanmar has built...
July 28, 2016

Damen eyes oil and gas decommissioning market

JULY 28, 2016 — Damen Shipyards Group has announced its latest concept design: the Damen Decommissioning Series. The vessel will specialize in three core areas of the oil and gas decommissioning sector: topside decommissioning, offshore...
July 28, 2016

REM and Solstad agree to merge

JULY 28, 2016 — As tough times in the offshore services sector continue, Norway's Solstad Offshore ASA and REM Offshore ASA have agreed to merge. a "triangular merger" under Norwegian law, REM will be merged into a wholly-owned subsidiary of...
July 27, 2016

VIDEO: USCG, samaritans, rescue 46 trawler crew members

JULY 27, 2016 — Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak aircrews, along with good Samaritans, rescued 46 crew members from life rafts after they abandoned ship approximately 690 miles west of Dutch Harbor, AK, July 26, 2016. The 220-foot fishing vessel...
July 27, 2016

VIDEO: FB Design SAR vessel breaks Monte Carlo-Venice record

JULY 27, 2016 — The SAR 60, an 18 m high-speed search and rescue vessel prototype, set a new "Round Italy" record, July 12, completing the nearly 1,120 nautical mile voyage from Montecarlo to Venice in 22 hours, 5 minutes and 42 seconds, at an...
July 27, 2016

Court finds in favor of shipowner and DoJ in Athos I case

JULY 27, 2016 — U.S. Federal District Court Judge Joel Slomsky has ruled in favor of the shipowner and coplaintiff the U.S. Department of Justice, and against CITGO Petroleum and other CITGO-related parties, in a case involving a spill of...
July 27, 2016

Double ended hybrid ferry features dual AlphaBridge

JULY 27, 2016 — The 135 m double-ended CNG hybrid ferry Texelstroom, recently delivered by Spanish shipbuilder Construcciones Navales del Norte—La Naval (see earlier story), features an advanced dual JRC/Alphatron AlphaBridge. The fully...
July 27, 2016

USCG gives guidance on when crew can work on ATB barges

JULY 27, 2016 — The U.S. Coast Guard yesterday issued a policy letter (CG-CVC Policy Letter 16-04) giving guidance on when personnel may conditionally occupy the barge unit of an ATB (articulated tug barge). The letter notes that by virtue of...
July 27, 2016

GulfMark sees "early signs of encouragement"

JULY 27, 2016 — Houston headquartered GulfMark Offshore, Inc. (NYSE:GLF) has reported results of operations for the three- and six-month periods ended June 30, 2016. For the quarter, revenue was $30.5 million, and net loss was $47.6 million,...
July 27, 2016

NASSCO delivers another Kinder Morgan ECO tanker

JULY 27, 2016 — General Dynamics NASSCO marked a milestone Monday by delivering its seventh ship in the span of just over a year. The Garden State, an ECO Class tanker built for Kinder Morgan subsidiary American Petroleum Tankers, was...

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