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September 27, 2016

Kirby to pay $4.9 million in Ship Channel spill settlement

SEPTEMBER 27, 2016 — Kirby Inland Marine L.P. has agreed to pay $4.9 million in Clean Water Act civil penalties and to implement fleet-wide operational improvements to settle claims stemming from a 4,000-barrel (168,000-gallon) oil spill in...
September 27, 2016

Composite construction Water Bus starts trials

SEPTEMBER 27, 2016 — A prototype of Damen Shipyards Group's composites-construction water bus will be undergoing sea trials over the next few weeks. It is the first vessel for public transportation produced at Damen Shipyards Antalya,...
September 27, 2016

Nacos Platinum gets a helicopter guidance plug in

SEPTEMBER 27, 2016 — Your helicopter pilot will now be able to land the Dom Perignon on your yacht more safely. Wärtsilä is using the upcoming Monaco Yacht Show to introduce helicopter guidance software technology, originally developed for...
September 27, 2016

Fincantieri cruise newbuilds to have Rolls-Royce equipment

SEPTEMBER 27, 2016 — Rolls-Royce is to provide propulsion and deck machinery to five cruise ships being built by Fincantieri at its Monfalcone and Ancona shipyards in Italy. The firm orders cover the supply of a Promas system, deck machinery...
September 27, 2016

Kotug Smit tugs tackle Ghent recycling plant fire

SEPTEMBER 27, 2016 — Harbor towage services provider Kotug Smit Towage provided successful firefighting operations in the Port of Ghent, Belgium, earlier this month when its tugs Brugge and Braakman received a call from the Ghent port...
September 27, 2016

Business and Growth Minister to keynote Danish Maritime...

SEPTEMBER 27, 2016 — Danish Minister for Business and Growth, Troels Lund Poulsen, will be a keynote speaker at the Danish Maritime Forum on October 26, highlighting the need for greater global cooperation. Around 90% of world trade is...
September 26, 2016

VIDEO: First Air Warfare Destroyer on builder's trials

SEPTEMBER 26, 2016 — Australia's Air Warfare Destroyer Alliance reports the successful completion of Builder's Sea Trials for the first destroyer in the three ship program, Hobart, following several days at sea off the coast of South...
September 26, 2016

AMS announces winners of 2016 Safety Awards

SEPTEMBER 26, 2016 — American Maritime Safety, Inc. reports that Liberty Maritime Corporation, McAllister Towing, Andrie, Inc. and Foss Maritime will be the recipients of the 2016 AMS Safety Awards. The companies will be recognized during...
September 26, 2016

Cruise giant reports record quarterly earnings

SEPTEMBER 26, 2016 — Cruise giant Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK) today announced what President and Chief Executive Officer Arnold Donald reported were "the strongest quarterly earnings in our company's...
September 26, 2016

Former Singapore shipyard VP gets jail term, fine

SEPTEMBER 26, 2016 — Singapore's Straits Times today reports that a former senior vice president at ST Engineering's shipbuilding division ST Marine has been sentenced to 20 weeks jail and a SGD 100,000 (about US$73,000) fine for his role in...

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