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October 01, 2014
Pirate boat skipper cops plea in prop washing case
OCTOBER 1, 2014 — A passenger vessel operator has pleaded guilty in a case involving unauthorized dredging by "prop washing," using a replica pirate ship. Captain David Wayne Luther operates the Belle of Topsail, a 49 passenger replica of an...
October 01, 2014
Advanced trawlers will have MAN propulsion packages
OCTOBER 1, 2014 — Two series of fishing vessel newbuildings ordered by Icelandic owners will have MAN six-cylinder L27/38 main engines, but differ in the specified propeller, aft-ship and propeller-nozzle configurations. The general propulsion...
October 01, 2014
GAO reports on Navy LCS delivery decisions
OCTOBER 1, 2014 — GAO has issued another report (GAO-14-827) on issues related to the deliveries of the first two Littoral Combat Ships. In August 2010, GAO reported that the ships were incomplete at delivery and in November 2013, GAO reported...
October 01, 2014
Ingalls starts fabrication of DDG 117
OCTOBER 1, 2014 — Huntington Ingalls Industries' (NYSE:HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division yesterday marked the start of fabrication for the future Aegis-guided missile destroyer Paul Ignatius (DDG 117). Paul Ignatius, the ship's namesake, and...
September 30, 2014
Vane gets $24.5 mod to Transcom contract
SEPTEMBER 30, 2014 — Vane Line Bunkering, Inc., Baltimore, MD, has been awarded a $24,525,123 modification (P00005) to previously awarded contract HTC711-13-C-W015, exercising the second option year for transportation of bulk jet fuel and...
September 30, 2014
Astilleros Gondan wins passenger boat order
SEPTEMBER 30, 2014 — Spanish shipbuilder Astilleros Gondan has won an order to build a 60 passenger tourist vessel that will operate on the waters of the Azután reservoir near Toledo. With an overall length of 14.75 m and a beam of 4.80 m the...
September 30, 2014
HII appoints corporate director submarine affairs
SEPTEMBER 30, 2014 — Capt. Kevin Brenton (U.S. Navy, Ret.) has joined Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that  the company as corporate director of customer affairs for submarine programs. Brenton served most recently...
September 30, 2014
Baton Rouge to get LNG fueling and liquefaction facility
SEPTEMBER 30, 2014 — Tenaska NG Fuels, LLC and Waller Marine, Inc. are to develop, construct, own and operate what they say will be Louisiana's first natural gas liquefaction and fueling facility along the New Orleans-Baton Rouge Mississippi...
September 30, 2014
ClassNK releases report on MOL Comfort investigation
SEPTEMBER 30, 2014 —  A report on the structural safety of large containerships has now been released by the investigative panel set up by classification society ClassNK  following the June 2013 casualty that saw the five year old...
September 29, 2014
Marcon brokers its 300th tug
SEPTEMBER 29, 2014 — Marcon International, Inc. of Coupeville, WA, has brokered its 300th   tug with the sale of the U.S. flag, twin screw tug Pacific Patriot (ex-Pacific King) from Kirby Marine Offshore to U.S. West Coast buyers on...

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