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May 31, 2016

NASSCO lays keel for LNG-ready ECO tanker

MAY 31, 2016 — General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard in San Diego, CA, hosted a keel laying ceremony May 25 for the Liberty, one of three ECO Class tankers under construction for SEA-Vista LLC, a partnership between Seacor Holdings, Inc. and Avista...
May 31, 2016

Frontline gets $603 million for ship shopping

MAY 31 2016 — John Fredriksen's Frontline Ltd. today reported unaudited results for the quarter ended March 31, 2016 that saw net income reach $78.9 million, or $0.50 per share. It also said that in May it had obtained commitments for up to...
May 31, 2016

Jurong delivers rig built for Hercules to Maersk

MAY 31 2016 — Sembcorp Marine's Jurong Shipyard, has delivered the high-specification jack-up rig Maersk Highlander (formerly known as Hercules Highlander) to Maersk Highlander UK Ltd. This follows the announcement last week by troubled...
May 31, 2016

FSG newbuilds to have Wartsila turnkey electrical solutions

MAY 31 2016 — Wärtsilä is to provide integrated turnkey electrical solutions for four new RO/RO ferries being built at Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG) in Germany. The shipyard is owned by the Siem Group and the four vessels have been...
May 30, 2016

U.S.-flag ATB tug has Barke high-lift flap rudders

MAY 30, 2016 — A U.S.-flag ATB tug under construction for SEA-Vista  at BAE Systems Jacksonville, FL, shipyard is equipped with Van der Velden Barke high-lift flap rudders for enhanced maneuverability and course keeping...
May 30, 2016

Stevedoring barge delivered to ProvPort

MAY 30, 2016—Conrad Shipyard, Amelia, LA, recently delivered a 300-foot long x 72-foot wide rake/box barge with a deck rating of over 6,000 pounds per square foot to ProvPort, Providence, RI, according to naval architect JMS Naval Architects,...
May 28, 2016

Three more charged in Fat Leonard case

MAY 28, 2016 —Three more individuals have been charged in the bribery and fraud scandal known in the Navy as the "Fat Leonard affair." Retired Navy Captain Michael Brooks, 57, of Fairfax Station, VA, Commander Bobby Pitts, 47, of Chesapeake,...
May 27, 2016

U.S. ferry fleet carries 115 million passengers a year

MAY 27, 2016 —The U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today released Highlights of the 2014 National Census of Ferry Operators (NCFO). Key findings indicate that 115.1 million passengers were carried...
May 27, 2016

The American Club wins Lloyd's List Maritime Services Award

MAY 27, 2016—Leading P&I organization The American Club has won the Lloyd's List North American Maritime Services Award for 2016. The presentation of the award took place in New York at the end of last week in the presence of a...
May 27, 2016

Thai OPV to have MAN 28/33D STC engines

MAY 27, 2016 —A  90 m offshore patrol vessel (OPV) to be built at Mahidol Adulyadej naval dockyard in Sattahip,Thailand, will be powered by two MAN 16V28/33D STC engines. The vessel is an improved River-class design and is locally called...

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