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October 29, 2014
Shipyard pays, whistleblowers collect
OCTOBER 29, 2014 — The U.S. Department of Justice says that North Florida Shipyards, Jacksonville, FL and its president, Matt Self, will pay $1 million to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by creating a front company,...
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October 29, 2014
Canada buys replacement ferry for Bay of Fundy service
OCTOBER 29, 2014 — The Canadian Government has signed an agreement with Attica Holdings S.A. of Greece to acquire the RoPax ferry Blue Star Ithaki tfor a total cash consideration of EUR 31.2 million (about Canadian $44.6 million). It will...
cruise-ships-calling-halifax-can-now-plug-in-to-shoreside-power
October 29, 2014
Cruise ships calling Halifax can now plug in to shore power
OCTOBER 29, 2014 — A shoreside power system to allow cruise vessels to plug in when calling the Port of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, is now complete and fully operational. Shore power is a highly effective way to reduce marine diesel air...
electric-boat-gets-7-mod-to-ohio-replacement-contract
October 29, 2014
Electric Boat gets $83.7 mod to Ohio Replacement contract
OCTOBER 29, 2014 — General Dynamics Electric Boat Corp., Groton, CT, is being awarded an $83,797,108 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-13-C-2128) to manufacture tactical missile tubes to support the...
former-semcorp-marine-finance-director-jailed
October 29, 2014
Former Semcorp Marine finance director jailed
OCTOBER 29, 2014 —  Sembcorp Marine Ltd. (SMM)’s former finance director Wee Sing Guan has been sentenced to 39 months in jail by a Singapore court after pleaded guilty to nine charges of defrauding the company in unauthorized...
piracy-trends-down-but-oil-thefts-continue
October 29, 2014
Piracy trends down, but oil thefts continue
OCTOBER 29, 2014 — Though pirate attacks worldwide have fallen for the third consecutive year, small tanker hijacks by armed gangs are escalating in Southeast Asia, according to the latest piracy report from the International Maritime Bureau...
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October 29, 2014
ADM takes delivery of bulker with air lubed hull
OCTOBER 29, 2014 — Agribusiness giant Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has taken delivery of Harvey Frost, the first of three 95,000 dwt bulk carriers featuring an air lubricated hull. The newly delivered bulk carrier is the first of three...
wartsila-design-and-equipment-picked-for-ahosv-duo
October 29, 2014
Wärtsilä design and equipment picked for AHOSV duo
OCTOBER 29, 2014 — Two new 150 ton bollard pull anchor handling offshore support vessels (AHOSVs) being built at the Colombo Dockyard in Sri Lanka have been designed by Wärtsilä and will be powered by Wärtsilä integrated propulsion...
rolls-royce-books-its-largest-single-subsea-contract-yet
October 29, 2014
Rolls-Royce books its largest single subsea contract yet
OCTOBER 29, 2014 — Rolls-Royce has won its largest subsea vessel project yet. It has signed a £24 million (about $38.7 million) contract with Ocean Yield ASA that will see it supply a complete module handling system to the subsea construction...
budget-watchdog-woes-ahead-for-canadas-a-ops-program
October 28, 2014
Budget watchdog: Woes ahead for Canada's A/OPS program
OCTOBER 28, 2014 — There was a welter of denials when the Canadian Press news service reported this month that Ottawa plans to scale back the number of Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ships it will build at Irving Shipbuilding, Halifax, N.S. from the...

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