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September 23, 2014
HC2 buys cable ship operator Global Marine
SEPTEMBER 23, 2014 — Herndon, VA, headquartered HC2 Holdings, Inc. ("HC2") (OTCQB: HCHC) has acquired Bridgehouse Marine Limited, the parent holding company of Global Marine Systems Limited. With a fleet of seven cable laying vessels and...
September 23, 2014
Lesson from grounding: Check rudder angle indicator
SEPTEMBER 23, 2014 — The Australian Transport Safety Board has issued its final report on the October 29, 2013 grounding of the Universal Shipping general cargo ship Bosphorus at Lytton Rocks Reach in the Brisbane River after the ship's...
September 23, 2014
U.S. joins antipiracy group ReCAAP
SEPTEMBER 23, 2014 — The U.S. will today become the twentieth nation to join the Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP). Established in 2006, ReCAAP's mission is to enhance regional...
September 22, 2014
MSC extends C-Champion time charter
SEPTEMBER 22, 2014 — Edison Chouest Offshore 's Offshore Service Vessels, Inc., Cut Off, Louisiana, is being awarded an $8,798,690 modification under a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00033-13-C-2001) to exercise a one-year...
September 22, 2014
Swiftships gets $18 million Iraq FMS contract
SEPTEMBER 22, 2014 — Swiftships Shipbuilding, L.L.C., Morgan City, Louisiana, is being awarded an $18,000,000 not-to-exceed contract for the accomplishment of continuous lifecycle support for the Iraqi navy. The contract involves foreign...
September 22, 2014
Title XI guarantees for TOTE LNG containerships
SEPTEMBER 22, 2014—Two dual-fuel 3,100-TEU containerships under construction at General Dynamics NASSCO, San Diego, CA, for TOTE, Inc., will receive a $324.6 million Title XI loan guarantee from the U.S. Maritime Administration, according to...
September 22, 2014
Unison ships powerful all-electric tube bender
SEPTEMBER 22, 2014 — Scarborough, England, based tube bending machine specialist Unison has completed an all-electric machine capable of bending tubes and pipes up to 9 inches/225 mm in diameter. The new machine is believed to be the most...
September 22, 2014
Nuclear icebreaker will have Fluidmecanica winch
SEPTEMBER 22, 2014 — Fluidmecanica, Vigo, Spain, is  to supply the main towing winch for a nuclear-powered icebreaker (Project 22220 LC-60YA) to be built at the Baltiysky Zavod shipyard in St. Petersburg, Russia. The 173 m ship is planned...
September 22, 2014
Fednav vessel on unescorted Northwest Passage transit
SEPTEMBER 22, 2014 — Canada's Fednav reports that its MV Nunavik sailed from Deception Bay en route to China via the Northwest Passage, September 19, with a full cargo of nickel concentrate. The Nunavik will be one of the first commercial...
September 22, 2014
MAN four stroke with SCR gets Tier III certificate
SEPTEMBER 22, 2014 —  DNV-GL has awarded MAN Diesel & Turbo has been awarded a Tier III-compatibility certificate for the MAN 8L21/31 four-stroke engine with a retrofitted SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) system aboard a DFDS...

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