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January 30, 2015
BAE Norfolk gets $6.9 million for T-AO 195 work
JANUARY 30, 2015 — BAE Systems Norfolk Ship Repair, Norfolk, VA, is being awarded a $6,976,389 firm-fixed-price contract for 43-calendar day shipyard availability for the Mid Term Availability of USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO 195). Work will...
January 30, 2015
Carnival names Miller VP nautical and safety operations
JANUARY 30, 2015 — Miami-based Carnival Cruise Line has named Richard M. Miller vice president of nautical and safety operations. He joins the cruise line after a U.S. Navy career of more than 25 years and has extensive experience in shipboard...
January 30, 2015
Huntington Ingalls buys underwater vehicles specialist
JANUARY 30, 2015 — Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) is getting into the unmanned underwater vehicles business. Today it announced that it has acquired the Engineering Solutions Division (ESD) of the Columbia Group. The value of the...
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...

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