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April 28, 2015
DEME orders dual fuel dredge duo
APRIL 28, 2015 — Belgian dredging, hydraulic engineering and environmental solutions group DEME has ordered two new "green design" trailing suction hopper dredges from Dutch shipbuilder Royal IHC. They will be operational before the end of...
April 28, 2015
Great Lakes Group hires two
APRIL 28, 2015 — Great Lakes Towing Company and its Great Lakes Shipyard subsidiary have made two new hires. Graham Gajewski has been named Naval Architect, reporting to Jonathan Leivo, Director of Engineering, and Patrick Owens has been named...
April 28, 2015
SCA honors two with Maritime Leadership Awards
APRIL 28, 2015 — Congressmen Joe Courtney (D-CT) and Rob Wittman (R-VA) this week received the Maritime Leadership Award from the Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA). The award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated exceptional...
April 28, 2015
DNV GL issues guidance on closed bus DP operation
APRIL 28, 2015 — With more and more operators asking drilling contractors to operate their  dynamic positioning (DP) units in closed-bus mode, DNV GL is now issuing an Offshore Technical Guide to enable advanced dynamic positioning vessels to...
April 28, 2015
Rolls-Royce sells Michell Bearings business
APRIL 28, 2015 — Rolls-Royce has confirmed its intention of selling its Michell Bearings business to British Engines Limited for a cash consideration of £12.6 million. Subject to license consents, the sale will be completed in the...
April 27, 2015
Great Lakes Towing frees grounded bulker
APRIL 27, 2015 —The 603-ft Canadian self-discharging bulk carrier M/V Mississagi, was successfully refloated by the Great Lakes Towing Company on Saturday, April 25 by 1.00 p.m. with no injuries or pollution. The vessel, owned by Rand...
April 27, 2015
Golden Ocean moves to strengthen its cash position
APRIL 27, 2015 — John Frederiksen's Golden Ocean Group Limited said today that though it is not abandoning its strategy to be a "much needed consolidator" in the dry bulk sector it is "positioning itself for interesting opportunities which are...
April 27, 2015
Maersk Line picks Sperry for 80 ship upgrades
APRIL 27, 2015 — Maersk Line has selected Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE: NOC) Sperry Marine business unit to upgrade radar and ECDIS systems on more than 80 of its vessels. The upgrade will replace all previous radar and ECDIS systems...
April 27, 2015
Conrad starts construction of BHGI designed ATB
APRIL 27, 2015 — Naval architect and marine engineering firm Bristol Harbor Group, Inc. (BHGI), Bristol, RI, reports that is currently completing the detail design phase of a new ATB (articulated tug barge), the Gulf Venture and Gulf Carrier,...
April 27, 2015
Horizon delivers second 80 ft towboat to FMT
APRIL 27, 2015 — Horizon Shipbuilding, Inc., Bayou La Batre, AL, recently delivered the M/V Chip Stiebing to Florida Marine Transporters of Mandeville, LA. The 80 ft inland river towboat is the second in a three vessel contract with FMT and...