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October 05, 2015
Bio-UV supplies skid mounted BWTS for French Navy vessels
OCTOBER 5, 2015 — French ballast water treatment system (BWTS) manufacturer Bio-UV has just supplied the Piriou Groups Concarneau shipyard with the first skid-mounted versions of its Bio-Sea 100 BWTS. They will be installed in the three B2M...
October 05, 2015
Rotterdam could get LNG Hybrid Barge
OCTOBER 5, 2015—Becker Marine Systems and KOTUG recently inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to launch a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Hybrid Barge in the Port of Rotterdam by June 2017. Becker Marine Systems (BMS) operates the Hummel, a...
October 05, 2015
Coast Guard believes El Faro sank, searches for survivors
OCTOBER 5, 2015—The U.S. Coast Guard believes that the 790 ft, U.S.-flag containership El Faro sank while en route to Puerto Rico from Jacksonville, FL, during the Category 4 Hurricane Joaquin on October 1. Coast Guard spokesman CAPT Mark...
October 05, 2015
Debris field found near missing El Faro's last position
OCTOBER 5, 2015—The U.S. Coast Guard is reporting that it has located a debris field of in the vicinity of the U.S.-flag containership El Faro’s last known position 35 nautical miles northeast of Crooked Islands, Bahamas. Life jackets, life...
October 05, 2015
Incat Tasmania wins super ferry order from Denmark
OCTOBER 5, 2015 — Australian shipbuilder Incat Tasmania Pty Ltd has secured a contract from Denmark's Mols-Linien A/S for the construction, delivery and long term charter of a large fast vehicle ferry.   The Hobart shipyard will...
October 04, 2015
Update: Coast Guard finds life ring from El Faro
OCTOBER 4, 2015 — Coast Guard crews located a life ring belonging to the missing TOTE Maritime containership El Faro late Saturday approximately 75 miles northeast of the ship's last know position. The El Faro, a 790-foot roll on, roll off,...
October 04, 2015
ABS gets $8 million Military Sealift Command award
OCTOBER 4, 2015 — American Bureau of Shipping, Houston, TX, is being awarded an $8,000,000 modification under a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N00033-13-D-8015) with firm-fixed-price task order to provide...
October 04, 2015
Damen delivers fast cats to three Korean ferry operators
OCTOBER 4, 2015 — Damen Shipyards group reports that it has delivered its third fast ferry of the year to South Korea.All three are Damen Fast  Ferry (DFFe) series catamarans. The first vessel, the SeaStar 5, was delivered earlier this year to...
October 02, 2015
USCG searches for TOTE ship caught by Hurricane Joaquin
OCTOBER 2, 2015 — The U.S. Coast Guard says search and rescue crews are continuing to search for a containership with 33 crew members aboard reported to be caught in Hurricane Joaquin, near Crooked Island, Bahamas.   The El Faro, a...
October 02, 2015
MARAD funding for TOTE LNG conversion study
OCTOBER 2, 2015 — The U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) has announced a $900,000 cooperative agreement with TOTE Maritime to further develop knowledge regarding the costs and benefits of vessel conversions to liquefied natural gas (LNG)...