- 01 Blue North Fisheries orders advanced fishing vessel
- 02 24-streamer seismic ship emerges from Japanese shipyard
- 03 Sovcomflot's second icebreaking supply vessel for Arctic
- 04 Huntington Ingalls builds composite hangar for destroyer
- 05 Construction moves ahead on WSF's second 144-car ferry
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June 19, 2013MOL hit with class action suit
JUNE 19, 2013 — The drifting separated sections of the containership MOL Comfort are not the only problem facing Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) President Koichi Muto. Allegations of price fixing in the car carrier market is another emerging...
June 19, 2013Siem to order newbuild dual fuel PSV
JUNE 19, 2013 — Norway's Siem Offshore is in discussion with several shipyards for construction of a new dual fueled large-size platform supply vessel (PSV). The vessel is to start operations in 2015 under a contract with A/S Norske Shell and...
June 19, 2013Horizon Lines to convert steam duo to dual fuel diesel
JUNE 19, 2013 — Horizon Lines is proposing to replace the steam turbine plants in two 33 year old containerships, the Horizon Spirit and Horizon Reliance, to geared medium speed diesel dual (LNG and liquid) fuel engines. The ships were...
June 19, 2013Crowley tug team recognized for Kulluk rescue tow
JUNE 19, 2013 — The captain and crew of Crowley's Prevention and Response tug (PRT) Alert have been personally recognized by Representative Eric Feige from the Alaska State Legislature for courage, teamwork and professionalism during the...
June 19, 2013LNG fueled ferry now world's fastest ship
JUNE 19, 2013 — Australian shipbuilder Incat Tasmania says that its hull 069 is now the world's fastest ship as well as the world's first high speed dual-fuel vehicle and passenger ferry. The 99 m vessel attained a lightship speed of 58.1...
June 19, 2013Container line giants propose alliance
JUNE 19, 2013—Faced with declining volume growth and overcapacity in the market, some of the biggest container line operators in the world have agreed in principle to create a long-term alliance on East-West trades that aims to improve...
June 19, 2013Massive spar arrives in Gulf of Mexico
JUNE 19, 2013—Dockwise's heavylift ship Mighty Servant I recently offloaded the 23,000-ton Lucius spar at Ingelside, TX, following a 7,700 nautical mile journey from Pori, Finland. Measuring 605 feet long and 110 feet in diameter, the Lucis...
June 18, 2013Walvis Bay ship repairer to add Panamax floating dock
JUNE 18, 2013 — Ship repairer Elgin Brown and Hamer (EBH) Namibia has acquired a third floating dry dock. The 195 m long, 15,000 ton lift capacity Panamax dock will increase capacity at its Walvis Bay shipyard by 60 percent. The acquisition is...
June 18, 2013AFL CIO: Time to reconsider flawed TWIC program
JUNE 18, 2013 — "It is time for Congress and the Department of Homeland Security to institute immediate and significant changes to the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) program," says Transportation Trades Department,...
June 18, 2013Five-year-old box ship breaks apart in Indian Ocean
JUNE 18, 2013 — A five-year-old 8,000 TEU containership has broken apart in the Indian Ocean. Dramatic photos tweeted by Maritime Rescue Coordination Center Mumbai (MRCC) this morning showed the two sections of the the Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd....
INSIDE THIS ISSUE:
- How Norway is succeeding where others have failed
- Upholding the Jones Act
- More OSHA rulemaking on the horizon
- Norwegian yards gear up
- Oil boom energizes shipbuilding
- Looking for clarity on ballast water management
- Raising the bar
- Enhancing the operator's experience