Breaking News

August 04, 2015
Italian PM steps in to block Monfalcone prosecutor
AUGUST 4, 2015 — Reuters reports that  Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi today won the backing of lawmakers for an emergency decree block a prosecutor's efforts to shut down operations at Fincantieri's Monfalcone shipyard because of alleged...
August 04, 2015
Australia announces A$89.billion shipbuilding plan
AUGUST 4, 2015 — The Australian Government has thrown domestic shipbuilders an A$89 billion (US$ 66 billion) lifeline — but not in time, say local commentators, to avoid a "valley of death" in which jobs and skills are lost before new orders...
August 04, 2015
BAE San Francisco wins $11.2 million T-AKE 14 contract
AUGUST 4, 2015 — BAE Systems San Francisco Ship Repair, San Francisco, CA, is being awarded an $11,279,619 firm-fixed-price contract for a 45-calendar-day shipyard availability for the regular overhaul and dry docking of USNS Cesar Chavez...
August 04, 2015
USCG updates policy guidance on casualty reporting
AUGUST 4, 2015 — Law firm Blank Rome says that vessel owners, operators and crew managers should review a recently published Coast Guard policy guidance on when a casualty report is and is not required. On July 21, 2015, notes Blank Rome, the...
August 04, 2015
Damen gives French research vessel a new lease on life
AUGUST 4, 2015 — After a renovation that will extend her life by 20 years,  the French scientific research vessel Marion Dufresne II is now sailing for the Port of La Réunion to resume her mission. The multi-purpose vessel owned by French...
August 03, 2015
Cat Marine busy with second MaK dual fuel conversion
AUGUST 3, 2015 — Caterpillar Marine reports that it is currently underway on a dual fuel engine retrofit conversion involving the 472 ft tanker Fure West, owned by Sweden's Furetank Rederi A/B. The vessel's MaK M 43 C diesel engine is being...
August 03, 2015
USS Mount Whitney in shipyard fire
AUGUST 3, 2015 —The U.S. Navy reports that a fire broke out on board the U.S. 6th Fleet command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) while the ship was in Viktor Lenac Shipyard, Rijeka, Croatia, July 31, 2015. There were no personnel...
August 03, 2015
AEG Power Solutions picked for cruise newbuild
AUGUST 3, 2015 — AEG Power Solutions says that shipbuilder Fincantieri S.p.A. has chosen its power systems solutions to secure all critical loads applications on board Seabourn Encore, an ultra-luxury cruise ship under construction for...
August 03, 2015
Gard: Six takeaways from Deepwater Horizon
AUGUST 3, 2015 — Arendal, Norway, headquartered P&I club Gard notes that last month's settlement by BP brings to an end the outstanding major claim elements of Deepwater Horizon case.The current estimate is that claims and costs will have ...
August 02, 2015
Canada awards Davie LOI for stop gap fleet oiler retrofit
AUGUST 2, 2015 — The Government of Canada has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with shipbuilder Chantier Davie Canada Incorporated and an entity called Project Resolve Incorporated to continue discussions on pursuing an at-sea support services...