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January 30, 2015
Victoria Shipyards recognized for supplier excellence
JANUARY 30, 2015 — Lockheed Martin Canada yesterday granted its first supplier excellence award. It went to Seaspan's Victoria Shipyards, Victoria, B.C., for its outstanding work and contribution to the Royal Canadian Navy's Halifax-class...
January 30, 2015
Final Rule widens NOA and AIS requirements
JANUARY 30, 2015 — The U.S. Coast Guard today announced the publication of the final rule on Vessel Requirements for Notices of Arrival and Departure (NOAs) and Automatic Identification Systems (AIS). This final rule amends the applicability...
January 30, 2015
Approval of scrubber systems to get easier
JANUARY 30, 2015 — The Danish Maritime Authority says that an agreement reached last week by an IMO sub-committee will make it easier to verify whether exhaust gas scrubbers comply with the new stricter limit values for sulfur emissions at...
January 30, 2015
Liberian Registry offers green retrofit incentive
JANUARY 30, 2015 — The Liberian Registry has entered into a partnership with U.S.-based consultancy EfficientShip Finance (ESF) to launch an environmental initiative designed to reduce global carbon emissions, enhance fleet efficiency and...
January 30, 2015
ClassNK reports another record year
JANUARY 30, 2015 — Reporting its registration totals for 2014, ClassNK  says that for the fourth straight year it registered over 20 million gt in new tonnage. At the end of December 2014, the Tokyo headquartered classification society had a...
January 29, 2015
Keystone bill passes: Without Jones Act repeal amendment
JANUARY 29, 2015 — The U.S. Senate today voted 62 to 36 to pass a bill to permit construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, but declined to tack on an amendment by Senator John McCain that would have repealed  the domestic shipbuilding...
January 29, 2015
Giant box ships booked, Imabari adds giant building dock
JANUARY 29, 2015 — Japan's Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. said today that it has secured orders for eleven 20,000 TEU containerships, They will measure about 400 m x 59 m and will be built in a large newbuilding dry dock of about 600 m length...
January 29, 2015
GE unveils GE Marine organization
JANUARY 29, 2015 — GE (NYSE: GE) has unveiled its new GE Marine organization. Led by Tim Schweikert, VP, GE Marine, the new organization brings together GE's commercial and technological expertise in the marine sector from gas turbines and...
January 29, 2015
Faked BOP test chart could bring five year prison term
JANUARY 29, 2015 — The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Louisiana reports that Race Addington, 49, of Houston, Texas, was charged January 26 in a two-count Bill of Information with making false statements to agencies or...
January 29, 2015
Maintenance deficiencies eyed in ferry grounding
JANUARY 29, 2015 — The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) finds that maintenance deficiencies and lack of adequate emergency procedures led to the November 7, 2013 loss of electrical power and grounding of the passenger ferry Princess...

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