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May 26, 2015
Moran patents technology to use LNG boil-off gas in ATBs
MAY 26, 2015—The boil-off gas has long been successfully used as fuel by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) carriers. Now, a recently patented technology could make the use of boil-off gas as fuel practical in LNG Articulated Tug Barge (ATB)...
May 26, 2015
Bordelon Marine adds Ultra-Light Intervention Vessel
MAY 26, 2015—Bordelon Marine, Lockport, LA, has taken delivery of the DP2 Ultra-Light Intervention Vessel Shelia Bordelon from the company’s shipyard in Houma, LA. This highly specialized vessel features an NOV 50-ton Active Heave Compensating...
May 26, 2015
New Brunswick shipbuilding project gets funding
MAY 26, 2015 — The New Brunswick, Canada, provincial government is to invest $3.8 million in the shipbuilding industry, helping to create more than 75 jobs and positioning the industry for future growth. The funding is in the form of a payroll...
May 26, 2015
More Paris MOU crackdowns in works
MAY 26, 2015 — The Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control (Paris MoU) is ready to roll with more Concentrated Inspection Campaigns (CICs) following its recent 48th Committee meeting (PSCC48) in Noordwijkerhout, the...
May 26, 2015
Crown Prince to attend Danish Maritime Forum
MAY 26, 2015 — Denmark's Crown Prince Frederik is to attend this year's Danish Maritime Forum. To be held October 7-8 at the new Copenhagen cruise terminal, the prestigious invitation-only forum is the flagship event of Danish Maritime Days,...
May 26, 2015
Lied to BSEE, gets probation and community service
MAY 26, 2015 — Race Addington, 49, of Houston, TX, was sentenced May 20 for making false statements to Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) inspectors in relation to the veracity of blowout preventer testing on an offshore oil...
May 25, 2015
Wartsila develops propulsion systems compatible with EALs
MAY 25, 2015—Wärtsilä has developed propulsion systems that are capable of operating with Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EALs) and comply with the U.S. Vessel General Permit 2013 (VGP-2013). Wärtsilä is among the first marine propulsion...
May 22, 2015
MARAD to fund vessel emission reduction projects
MAY 22, 2015 — The U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) has announced that up to $1.3 million in Federal funding is now available through cooperative agreements for projects supporting vessel emissions reductions and alternative energy.   The...
May 22, 2015
Ro-Pax of the future to have rotor sails?
MAY 22, 2015 — Will the "Ro-Pax of the Future" have rotor sails? It looks like it from a teaser image released by Finland's Deltmarin which will reveal details of the design at a June 4 event in Oslo, Norway, being staged in conjunction with...
May 22, 2015
NNS again gets OSHA recognition for work site safety
MAY 22, 2015 — Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) reports that the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has recertified the company's Newport News Shipbuilding division as a Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star...