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April 24, 2017

CBO puts a price on 355 ship Navy - it's hefty

APRIL 24, 2017 — A new report from the Congressional Budget Office estimates that, over the next 30 years, meeting the 355-ship objective called for in the new Navy force structure assessment (FSA) released in December 2016 would cost an...
April 24, 2017

USCG coordinates medical response to bulker explosion

APRIL 24, 2017 — The U.S. Coast Guard is coordinating with the New York Air National Guard’s 106th Rescue Wing and the Canadian and Portuguese Coast Guards to provide a medical emergency response for crewmembers following an explosion aboard...
April 24, 2017

Swiftships gets $27.4 million mod to Iraq contract

APRIL 24, 2017 — Swiftships LLC is being awarded a $27,402,593 firm-fixed-price modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-14-C-4217) for the accomplishment of continuous lifecycle support for the Iraqi Navy. The Morgan City, LA,...
April 24, 2017

Bullets fly as piracy incidents mount

APRIL 24, 2017 — Several recent incidents show that Somali pirates are active again and are showing no hesitation in firing on merchant vessels. EU NAVFOR reports that late on Saturday evening, during a European Union counter-piracy patrol...
April 24, 2017

Damen celebrates 90th anniversary year

APRIL 24, 2017 — Damen Shipyards Group is celebrating nine decades of operations in the shipbuilding industry. Today, family owned Damen has a global presence, operating 33 shipbuilding and repair yards, and employing 9,000 people worldwide....
April 24, 2017

Gas Entec plans LNG fueled (and cooled) reefer

APRIL 24, 2017 — Busan, Korea, headquartered Gas Entec Co., Ltd. is planning to build the world's first LNG-fueled reefer carrier. It will use the cryogenic properties of the LNG fuel in an indirect cargo hold cooling system. Gas Entec has...
April 24, 2017

Thordon water-lubricated bearing for new fast ferry

APRIL 24, 2017—New Zealand operator Fullers Group’s new 34.9m catamaran ferry Korora will feature Thordon Bearings’ TG100 seal as part of its water-lubricated propeller shaft arrangement based around a Henley Integrated Propulsion System. The...
April 24, 2017

Thun Tankers orders IMO II quartet at Chinese shipyard

APRIL 24, 2017 — Thun Tankers, part of the Gothia Tanker Alliance, has ordered four 17,500 dwt IMO II product/chemical tankers to be built at Avic Dingheng Shipbuilding Ltd in China. Furetank Chartering, responsible for the intermediate size...
April 24, 2017

Incat Crowther to design 18 m dive support cats

APRIL 24, 2017 — Incat Crowther has been awarded a contract by Legacy Marine Group of Port Elizabeth, South Africa, for the design of two new 18 meter catamaran dive support vessels to be built for Paris, France, headquartered Stapem Offshore...
April 24, 2017

Port State Control without paper comes a little closer

APRIL 24, 2017 — In another step on the road to maritime digitalization, three leading maritime countries have signed an agreement intended to make more states migrate from paper certificates to digital certificates. ​ The Danish Maritime...

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