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July 26, 2016

VIDEO: Steamship Authority takes delivery of new ferry

JULY 26, 2016 — The Woods Hole, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket Steamship Authority has taken delivery of the 235 ft M/V Woods Hole.   Built by Conrad Shipyard, Morgan City, LA, the ferry is the second designed for the Steamship...
July 26, 2016

Lamprell says equipment problem delays jack-up delivery

JULY 26, 2016 — United Arab Emirates(UAE) based Lamprell plc says that scheduled second-quarter 2016 delivery of a jack-up drilling rig has been delayed. The rig is in its final stages of commissioning and has undergone a series of equipment...
July 26, 2016

MTU series 4000 engine chosen for Eagle repower

JULY 26, 2016 — The U.S. Coast Guard's sail training barque Eagle is to be repowered with a Series 8V 4000 MTU propulsion engine for use when not operating under sail. The repower will also include the addition of the MTU Callosum – an...
July 26, 2016

HHI management improvement plan gets green light

JULY 26, 2016 — The world's largest shipbuilder, South Korea's Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) reports that accountancy firm Samil PwC has told it that its 3.5 trillion won worth management improvement plan is good enough for HHI to make...
July 26, 2016

First LNG tanker transits expanded Panama Canal

JULY 26, 2016 — Chartered by Shell and carrying a cargo from the Sabine Pass LNG terminal, the 161,870 cu.m Maran Gas Apollonia yesterday became the first LNG carrier to transit the expanded Panama Canal. "The transit of the first LNG vessel...
July 25, 2016

Davie and union agree on five-year labor deal

JULY 25, 2016 —  Canadian shipbuilder Chantier Davie Canada, Inc., Levis, Quebec, and its labor union agreed a new 5-year collective agreement on July 22. The news comes after the failure, earlier this month, of negotiations on an interim...
July 25, 2016

DARPA drone ship completes initial performance trials

JULY 25, 2016 — Initial performance trials of DARPA's sub-hunting super drone technology demonstration vessel were completed June 22, reports Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), which led the team that designed and built the vessel, being developed for...
July 25, 2016

VIDEO: Tropical storm grounds glass bottom boat

JULY 25, 2016 — As Tropical Storm Darby lashed through Hawaii, the Coast Guard was yesterday responding to the grounding of the 65 ft glass bottom boat Spirit of Kona on the island of Hawaii. Representatives from Coast Guard Sector Honolulu,...
July 25, 2016

More come to SUNY Maritime for STCW training

JULY 25, 2016 — More professional mariners are coming to SUNY Maritime College, Fort Schuyler, NY, for training and courses to maintain their credentials and endorsements. Increased enrollment is being seen across the industry as the Dec. 31...
July 25, 2016

Bills would remove caps for economic damages for spills

JULY 25, 2016—“If you drill and you spill, then you must pay the bill,” is how Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) summarized his “Big Oil Bailout Prevention Legislation Package” that he introduced last month. Co-sponsored with Senator Cory Booker...

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