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July 29, 2014
Port state control to crack down on rest hours
JULY 29, 2014 — Port State Control authorities are to launch a crackdown to ensure that watchkeepers are getting the hours of rest set by the STCW Convention. A Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) will be held for three months from...
July 29, 2014
$112,500 spill penalty follows accidental sinking
JULY 29, 2014 — American Gold Seafoods faces a $112,500 penalty for an oil spill caused by the accidental sinking of its vessel, the Clam Digger, in July 2013 near Anacortes. The Washington Department of Ecology investigated the cause of the...
July 29, 2014
Thome grabs environmental award from Port of Long Beach
JULY 29, 2014—Slowing down pays off. Thome Ship Management, part of the Thome Group, learned that when it was recently awarded a Green Environmental Achievement Award by the Port of Long Beach, California, for its high performance standards in...
July 29, 2014
Simrad MX series products add GLONASS compatibility
JULY 29, 2014 — Simrad has upgraded its Simrad MX Series MX521B Smart Antenna, and HS80A and MX575D DGNSS compasses to be compatible with both Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS): the U.S .Global Positioning System (GPS) and the Russian...
July 29, 2014
Sinopacific books first domestic OSV orders
JULY 29, 2014 — China's Sinopacific Shipbuilding Group yesterday signed a contract with Shenzhen Huawei Offshore Shipping Transport Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Shanghai Salvage Company, for the construction of five offshore vessels. All five...
July 29, 2014
ABS to class world's first CNG carrier
JULY 29, 2014 — ABS has been chosen to class the world's first compressed natural gas (CNG) carrier. Designed by China's CIMC Ocean Engineering Design & Research Institute, the ship has been ordered by Pelayaran Bahtera Adhiguna, a...
July 28, 2014
Australia could buy next submarines abroad
JULY 28, 2014 — It's not a happy time to be a naval shipbuilder in Australia. The country's three-ship Air Warfare Destroyer project is in such a sorry state that the Australian shipbuilders involved were told back in June that if they can't...
July 28, 2014
Foss Maritime appoints VP Human Resources
JULY 28, 2014 — Darlene Crowder is to join Foss Maritime in early August as the Vice President for Human Resources. She will be based at the company's corporate office in Seattle, WA. Ms. Crowder brings over 25 years of experience to the...
July 28, 2014
Horizon delivers fourth 74 ft towboat to Canal Barge
JULY 28, 2014 — Horizon Shipbuilding, Inc., Bayou La Batre, AL, has delivered the fourth in a series of towboats to Canal Barge Company, Inc., New Orleans, LA. The Jane Merrick is 74 ft long with a 32 ft 6 in beam and an 8 ft 6 in draft....
July 28, 2014
Gondan books order for two patrol boats
JULY 28, 2014 — Spanish shipbuilder Astilleros Gondan has signed a contract with the Spanish Guardia Civil for the construction of two patrol vessels. With an overall length of 20.5 m and a beam of 5.0 m, the boats are to be built in aluminum...

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