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December 07, 2016

"Magic pipe" pair get prison sentences in pollution...

DECEMBER 7, 2016 — The Department of Justice reports that Cassius Samson, 52, and Rustico Ignacio, 66, both of the Philippines, were sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Malcolm Howard for the Eastern District of North Carolina to serve...
December 07, 2016

Royal Caribbean gets nod for Florida-Cuba cruises

DECEMBER 7, 2016 — Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE: RCL) today reported that the Cuban government has granted approval for the company to begin cruises to Cuba and that it will announce its first Florida-Cuba itineraries in the near future...
December 07, 2016

OMT to help with Australian navy shipbuilding program

DECEMBER 7, 2016 — The Australian federal government is turning to Denmark's Odense Maritime Technologies A/S (OMT) to help it get its naval shipbuilding program on track. OMT was established in 2010 with Valcon A/S as a spin-off from Odense...
December 07, 2016

Bay Maritime acquires Svendsen's Boat Works

DECEMBER 7, 2016 — Svendsen's Boat Works and its divisions of Svendsen's Marine Distributing, Svendsen's Metal Works, Svendsen's Chandlery and Svendsen's Marine International, an Alameda, CA, based, family owned and operated company since 1963,...
December 07, 2016

Ardent completes largest wreck removal of 2016

DECEMBER 7, 2016 — Houston headquartered salvor Ardent last month completed the largest wreck removal of 2016 — removing the Troll Solution jack-up from the seabed of Mexico's Bay of Campeche Weighing approximately 7,000 tons, the jack-up...
December 07, 2016

Robert Allan in new agreement with Turkish shipbuilder

DECEMBER 7, 2016 — Robert Allan Ltd. has signed a new agreement with Turkey's Uzmar Shipyard. In a ceremony held during the recent International Workboat Show, the companies signed documents marking the start of a new high performance escort...
December 07, 2016

Hoegh LNG inks FSRU LOI with Samsung Heavy Industries

DECEMBER 7, 2016 — Höegh LNG Holdings Ltd. has signed a Letter of Intent with South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries for one firm and three optional floating storage and regasification units (FSRUs). The agreement with SHI follows...
December 07, 2016

Dr. Frank Wiswall receives International Maritime Prize

DECEMBER 7, 2016 — Dr. Frank Lawrence Wiswall Junior, former Chair of the IMO Legal Committee and Vice President (Honoris Causa) of the Comité Maritime International (CMI), has received the prestigious International Maritime Prize for 2015 for...
December 06, 2016

ABS publishes guidance on Acoustic Emission Testing (AET)

DECEMBER 6, 2016 — Classification society ABS has published the ABS Guidance Notes on Structural Monitoring Using Acoustic Emissions. The guidance presents best practices for planning and executing Acoustic Emission Testing (AET). AET is a...
December 06, 2016

Marcon brokers sale of two McAllister tugs

DECEMBER 6, 2016 — Marcon International, Inc. of Coupeville, WA, has brokered its seventh and eighth tug sales of the year, with the deliveries of the 4,300 HP, tugs Colleen McAllister (ex-Ellena Hicks, Hull 685) and Katie G. McAllister...

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