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May 02, 2016

Halliburton and Baker Hughes call off merger

MAY 2, 2016 —The Department of Justice announced May 1 that Halliburton and Baker Hughes have abandoned their planned merger, originally valued at $34 billion. The department filed suit on April 6, 2016, to block the merger, alleging that the...
May 02, 2016

NNS VP Jennifer Boykin receives YWCA award

MAY 2, 2015 — Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) reports that Jennifer Boykin, vice president of engineering and design at its company's Newport News Shipbuilding division, has received a 2016 YWCA Women of Distinction Award. "We are...
May 02, 2016

First cruise ship from U.S. in 50 years docks in Havana

MAY 2, 2016 —  Carnival Corporation's 706 passenger Adonia, operated by its Fathom brand, made history today by becoming the first cruise ship from the U.S. to dock in Havana, Cuba, in more than 50 years. Passengers tweeted pictures of crowds...
May 02, 2016

Lockheed Martin and DSME team on corvette size MCS

MAY 2, 2016 —  Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) have signed a teaming agreement to partner on the Multi-mission Combat Ship (MCS), which is based on a DSME hull design and intended for the...
May 02, 2016

Damen to develop expedition cruise ship

MAY 2, 2016 — In response to interest from clients in the fast-growing expedition cruise market, Damen Shipyards has teamed up with Douglas, Isle of Man, headquartered Expedition Voyage Consultants Ltd. to develop a specialist Damen cruise...
May 02, 2016

Higman takes delivery of first QSK38 powered pushboats

MAY 2, 2016 — Higman Barge Lines, Inc., Houston, has recently taken delivery of its first pushboats powered by Cummins Tier 3 compliant QSK38 engines. Built by Hope Services at its Dulac, LA, shipyard, the 78 ft x 34 ft M/V Capt. David...
May 02, 2016

ABS releases MODU lay-up, reactivation guide

MAY 2, 2015 — ABS, the leading provider of classification services to the offshore industry, has published a guide to help offshore drilling unit owners carry out rig lay-ups. The new ABS Guide for Lay-Up and Reactivation of Mobile Offshore...
May 02, 2016

USCG sets date for next El Faro hearings

MAY 2, 2015 — The U.S. Coast Guard says that the Marine Board of Investigation will hold a second hearing into the loss of the TOTE ship El Faro, and its 33 crewmembers, May 16-27, 2016, in Jacksonville, FL. The second hearing will focus on...
May 01, 2016

Fat Leonard's "Little Bro" gets seven years plus

MAY 1, 2016 — Michael Vannak Khem Misiewicz, 49, a U.S. Navy Captain Select, was sentenced Friday to 78 months in prison — the heaviest sentence thus far handed down in relation to the scandal known in Navy circles as "the Fat Leonard affair"...
April 29, 2016

Blue Drop Training wins C$15 million AOPS award

APRIL 29, 2016 —Fleetway, Inc. and Irving Shipbuilding have announced the award of a C$15 million contract to Halifax, NS, based company Bluedrop Training & Simulation for the design of the training and simulation software for the Arctic...

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