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December 05, 2016

IHC launches first LNG-fueled hopper dredge

DECEMBER 5, 2016 — Royal IHC launched the world's first LNG fueled trailing suction hopper dredge (TSHD) in a December 3 ceremony at its Kinderdijk shipyard in the Netherlands. Built for DEME, the Belgian dredging, hydraulic engineering and...
December 05, 2016

Dellner brings its braking solutions to U.S. marine market

DECEMBER 5, 2016 — Sweden's Dellner Brakes AB used last week's International Workboat show to introduce its portfolio of technologically advanced braking solutions to the U.S. marine market, including the world's first fully automated,...
December 04, 2016

Deepwater Wind sets sights on new offshore wind farm

DECEMBER 4, 2016—With the Block Island Wind Farm set to begin producing electricity in a matter of days, project developer Deepwater Wind has already set its sights on its next location—Ocean City, MD. Last month Deepwater Wind announced it...
December 04, 2016

Norwegian operator plans Key West to Havana day cruises

DECEMBER 4, 2016 — Stavanger, Norway, headquartered shipowner Norled says it intends to start a regular day cruise connection between Key West, FL, and Havana, Cuba. "We understand there may be a significant interest for re-connecting these...
December 03, 2016

Six-year prison term handed down in Navy bribery case

DECEMBER 3, 2016 — Another hefty prison sentence has been handed down in the bribery case known in Navy circles as the "Fat Leonard affair." Former supervisory contracting officer Paul Simpkins, 62, of Haymarket, VA, was sentenced to 72 months...
December 02, 2016

Wartsila EnergoProFin now available for CPP

DECEMBER 2, 2016 — Wärtsilä EnergoProFin is now available for controllable pitch propellers (CPP) as well as fixed pitch propellers (FPP). The specially designed propeller cap has hydrofoil-section fins on the downstream side of the propeller,...
December 02, 2016

OSG completes spin-off of International Seaways

DECEMBER 2, 2016 —Tanker company Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. (NYSE: OSG) says that it has completed the previously announced separation of OSG into two independent, publicly traded companies: Overseas Shipholding Group and International...
December 02, 2016

USCG issues first U.S. BWM type approval

DECEMBER 2, 2016 — The U.S. Coast Guard today issued the first U.S. type-approval certificate for a ballast water management system. The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the certificate to Optimarin after its application for U.S. type...
December 02, 2016

LCS: Senate panel hears contrasting views

DECEMBER 2, 2016 — Testimony given yesterday at a hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee underscored continuing differences of opinion on the Navy's Littoral Combat Ship (LCS). Some of the sharpest criticism came in testimony from...
December 02, 2016

Rolls-Royce to shed 800 more marine jobs

DECEMBER 2, 2016 — Rolls-Royce yesterday announced what it called "plans to accelerate the transformation of its marine business as a result of continuing weakness in the maritime market." Among other things, that translates into trimming the...

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