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July 09, 2014
HII to provide family healthcare centers
JULY 9, 2014 — Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) reports that it will offer on-site family healthcare centers exclusively designed for its Ingalls Shipbuilding and Newport News Shipbuilding division employees and their families. The...
July 09, 2014
Amaroo Cruises takes delivery of whale watcher
JULY 9, 2014 — Amaroo Cruises of Forster, New South Wales, Australia, has taken delivery of a 24 m Incat Crowther design catamaran whale watching vessel built by Aluminium Marine in Queensland. Named Amaroo, the cat is the operator's third...
July 09, 2014
Gibdock says ERP software brings efficiency gains
JULY 9, 2014 — Gibraltar-based ship repair yard Gibdock has invested in an automated and harmonized estimating, quotation, specification and invoicing system. The Microsoft Dynamics AX Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system overarches the...
July 09, 2014
Parts of Navy shipbuilding plan "unsustainable"
JULY 9, 2014 — The Navy can't figure out how to pay for all the ships in its latest annual 30 year shipbuilding plan, which it submitted to Congress on July 1. The plan sets out a road map for getting from the present battle force fleet of 289...
July 09, 2014
UASC newbuilds use waste heat recovery to save fuel
JULY 9, 2014 — Siemens reports that, under a contract from shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries, its Drive Technologies Division is equipping 17 United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) containerships with its Siship SGM environmentally friendly...
July 09, 2014
DSME firms up more Yamal LNG carrier orders
JULY 9, 2014 — Joint venture companies set up by Mitsui O.S.K. Line (MOL) and China Shipping Development Corporation (CSD) have signed contracts with Korea's Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) for three of the 16 ice class LNG...
July 08, 2014
NTSB issues alert on passenger vessel stairway hazards
JULY 8, 2013 — The National Transportation Safety Board has issued a safety alert on passenger vessel stairway hazards during docking and undocking. Falls in stairways caused serious injury in the January 9, 2013, allision while docking of the...
July 08, 2014
L-3 Marine Systems International promotes two
JULY 8, 2014 —  Hamburg, Germany, headquartered L-3 Marine Systems International (L-3 MSI) reports the promotion of Armin Groth and Maik Stoevhase to managing directors of its L-3 SAM Electronics business. As managing directors, Mr. Groth...
July 08, 2014
MHI 16-cylinder engines mark 10,000 unit milestone
JULY 8, 2014 — Production and sales of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.'s (MHI) core 16-cylinder engines, diesel and gas models combined, have reached a landmark 10,000  units. Originally launched in 1989, the engines reached this major...
July 08, 2014
Swedish Club gives heavy weather loss prevention advice
JULY 8, 2014 — Modern weather routing techniques have made facing heavy weather considerably less hazardous. Still, such techniques are not a cure-all and a new report from The Swedish Club published today, Heavy Weather, offers guidance on how...

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