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September 19, 2014
IMO Secretary General will not seek another term
SEPTEMBER 19, 2014 — IMO Secretary General Koji Sekimizu will not seek reappointment when his current term concludes at the end of 2015. He gave the news yesterday at a regular informal briefing of IMO Member Governments at IMO Headquarters in...
September 19, 2014
Blank Rome issues advisory on sVGP
SEPTEMBER 19, 2014 — Law firm Blank Rome has issued an advisory on the Small Vessel General Permit (sVGP) that is scheduled to come into effect on December 19, 2014. It will apply to non-military, commercial vessels that are less than 79 feet...
September 19, 2014
South Korean operator orders Damen high speed ferry
SEPTEMBER 19, 2014 — South Korea's Seaspovill has signed its second fast ferry contract with Netherlands-based shipbuilder Damen Shipyards Group. To be named Sea Star 5, the Damen Fast Ferry 4212 will operate between Mookho and Ulleung-Do on...
September 19, 2014
IMO panel drafts safety code for LNG fueled ships
SEPTEMBER 19, 2014 — An IMO panel has agreed a draft International Code of Safety for Ships using Gases or other Low flashpoint Fuels (IGF Code). The code, which would become manadatory under proposed amendments to SOLAS, sets out mandatory...
September 18, 2014
Ingram to build 20 tank barges
SEPTEMBER 18, 2014 — Ingram Barge Company, Nashville, TN, says it will be building 20 tank barges in 2015 to meet growing demand for chemical shipments. While most of the company's recent tank barges have come through acquisitions, this...
September 18, 2014
NTSB reports on capsizing of towing vessel Megan McB
SEPTEMBER 18, 2014 — The National Transportation Safety Board has issued a Marine Accident Brief (MAB 14-17) on the July 3, 2013 capsizing of the towing vessel Megan McB in which one crew member died. At 0558 local time on the day of the...
September 18, 2014
Third Quantum class to be named Ovation of the Seas
SEPTEMBER 18, 2014 — Royal Caribbean International marked an important milestone today as the first piece of steel was cut marking the official construction start on the third Quantum class ship. The cruise line also announced that the 4,180...
September 18, 2014
NNS launches Virginia Class submarine John Warner
SEPTEMBER 18, 2014 — Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) has released a video showing the launch of the Virginia-class submarine John Warner (SSN 785) into the James River on Sept. 10 at the company's Newport News Shipbuilding...
September 18, 2014
Rep. Bill Shuster is 2014 Champion of Maritime
SEPTEMBER 18, 2014 — Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA) this week received the 2014 Champion of Maritime Award from the American Maritime Partnership (AMP), the voice of the U.S. domestic maritime industry. The organization provides the prestigious award...
September 18, 2014
MAN develops new turbocharger for two strokes
SEPTEMBER 18, 2014 — For the first time ever, MAN Diesel & Turbo is to develop a turbocharger series exclusively for two-stroke engines that is especially designed and optimized to fulfill Tier III requirements. Compared to the TCA...

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