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May 29, 2015
USS Arizona Memorial still closed to visitors
MAY 29, 2015 — The USS Arizona Memorial remained closed to visitors today as repair work continued on the floating dock used by boat tour groups to access the Memorial. Initial reports were that the structure had been hit either by the...
May 29, 2015
Atlantic Offshore christens third Zamakona-built FSV
MAY 29, 2015 — North Sea standby vessel operator Atlantic Offshore Rescue today held a christening ceremony in Aberdeen, Scotland, for the Class A Multi Role and Emergency Response and Rescue Vessel (MRV/ERRV) Ocean Falcon. The ship is the...
May 28, 2015
NTSB: Shell ultimately responsible in Kulluk grounding
MAY 28, 2015 — Even though no environmental damage resulted, opponents of Alaskan drilling are likely to find ammunition to use in the National Transportation Safety Board's findings in its investigation of the December 31, 2012 grounding of...
May 28, 2015
Mississippi Governor signs Shipyard of the Future bond bill
MAY 28, 2015 — Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant visited Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division's Pascagoula, MS, shipyard today for the ceremonial signing of a $20 million bond bill supporting Ingalls' "Shipyard...
May 28, 2015
Bollinger Shipyards makes a promotion
MAY 28, 2015 — Bollinger Shipyards, Lockport, LA, has promoted Eric Bollinger to Vice President of Sales. "Eric has been a key contributor to our company's sales efforts for over 39 years," said President and CEO Ben Bordelon. "His knowledge...
May 28, 2015
World's largest ethane carrier set for delivery
MAY 28, 2015 — The first in a series of 27,500 cu.m Dragon class vessels ordered by Copenhagen, Denmark, headquartered Evergas is being delivered from the Sinopacific Offshore & Engineering (SOE) shipyard in China today. The Dragon class...
May 28, 2015
American owner defers delivery of two PSVs
MAY 28, 2015 — China's COSCO (Guangdong) Shipyard Co., Ltd. has agreed to defer delivery of two of four UT 771 CDL Platform Supply Vessels ordered by an undisclosed "American shipowner" in March 2012. Total value of the four vessels under the...
May 28, 2015
OSG asks lenders to loosen leash
MAY 28, 2015 — Tanker operator Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. (OSG) (NYSE MKT:OSGB) has been asking its lenders to loosen its leash a little and give it more flexibility. Among other things, it wants fewer restrictions on its ability to agree...
May 28, 2015
VT Halter Marine cuts steel for second Crowley ConRo
MAY 28, 2015 — Shipbuilder VT Halter Marine, Inc. yesterday held a steel cutting ceremony at its Pascagoula, MS, shipyard to mark the start of construction of Taíno, the second of two LNG-fueled ConRo ships for Crowley Maritime Corporation's...
May 28, 2015
DNV GL names new Group President & CEO
MAY 28, 2015 — DNV GL Group Chief Operating Officer Remi Eriksen is to be DNV GL's new Group President & CEO, succeeding Henrik O. Madsen, who retires August 1. His appointment follows an extensive executive search and selection process...