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August 20, 2014
Star Bulk adds to fleet
AUGUST 20, 2014 — Star Bulk Carriers Corp. (NASDAQ: SBLK), which is majority controlled by affilliates of Oaktree Capital Management, is acquiring 34 second hand bulkers from Excel Maritime Carriers, which is controlled by affiliates of Oaktree...
August 20, 2014
Austal completes sale of 102 m trimaran
AUGUST 20, 2014 — Austal Limited (ASX:ASB) has completed the sale of the 102 m trimaran stock vessel Austal Hull 270 to Channel Islands ferry operator Condor Ferries for A$61.5 million. Condor Ferries has been operating since 1964 and carries...
August 20, 2014
MacGregor subsea cranes ordered for two MPSVs
AUGUST 20, 2014 — Cargotec reports that its MacGregor unit has secured a new contract from Chinese shipbuilder Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding for two 100-tonne active heave-compensated subsea MacGregor cranes. The cranes will be fitted to two 86 m...
August 20, 2014
Cecon Pride completes sea trials
AUGUST 20, 2014 — Seven years later, the first of three construction vessels on order for Cecon ASA at shipbuilder Chantier Davie Canada Inc., Lévis, Quebec, has completed sea trials. Yesterday, Cecon ASA reported the vessel as "is in the...
August 20, 2014
Navibulgar orders Bluetech 42 design bulkers
AUGUST 20, 2014 — Bulgarian shipowner Navibulgar has ordered four eco-friendly size bulk carriers from Chinese shipbuilder Jiangsu Hongqiang Marine Heavy Industry. The contract includes options for two further ships. The ships are being built...
August 19, 2014
Iron Man technology comes to shipbuilding
AUGUST 19, 2014 — Technology reminiscent of Marvel's Iron Man could become a part of the everyday shipbuilding scene. An exoskeleton developed by Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] will soon be under evaluation at U.S. Navy shipyards while, in Korea,...
August 19, 2014
Oil spill closes 15 mile stretch of Ohio River
AUGUST 19, 2014 — The Coast Guard, EPA and Ohio and Kentucky officials are responding to a reported 8,000 gallon diesel spill from the Duke Energy W.C. Beckjord Power Station near Cincinnati, Ohio. Duke Energy says the spill occurred about...
August 19, 2014
Rolls-Royce inks agreement with Polish ship repairer
AUGUST 19, 2014 — Rolls-Royce Marine and Poland's Nauta shipyard in Gdynia have signed a cooperation agreement. Rolls-Royce Marine will gain exclusive rights to provide services on all Rolls-Royce equipment coming into the shipyard. In return,...
August 19, 2014
U.S. ship destroys Syrian chemical weapons
AUGUST 19, 2014—The White House confirmed yesterday that the specially outfitted U.S. Ready Reserve Force vessel M/V Cape Ray (T-AKR 9679) destroyed the "most lethal declared chemical weapons possessed by the Syrian regime"at sea during its...
August 19, 2014
Swiber puts five vessels under Mexican flag
AUGUST 19, 2014 — Singapore based Swiber Holdings Limited is putting five of its vessels operating in Mexico under Mexican flag The derrick pipelay barge Swiber Concorde, previously under Panamanian registry,was the first Swiber vessel to...

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