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DEEPWATER HORIZON SPILL
How long will the political fall out from the spill delay plans to expand U.S. offshore drilling

Hardly at all
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MARINE LOG NEWS STORIES
APRIL 2010

Louisiana mobilizes National Guard, BP gets the bill
Pentagon responds to Jindal request

Windstar Cruises parent makes leadership appointment
Hires Hans Birkholz as President and CEO of Ambassadors International Inc., and CEO of Windstar Cruises

Chris Bollinger takes SCA Chair
Frank Foti elected Vice Chair

Oil reaches Louisiana shoreline
Knees jerk in Washington as boom is laid in threatened areas

Senator seeks freeze on offshore drilling expansion
Senator Bill Nelson introduces legislation that would put a hold on Obama Administration plans

Red ink at K-Sea
Coastwise tank barge operator battered by fall in refinery utilization

Indictments in dummy sounding tube case
charges brought against Fleet Management and two employees

Coast Guard releases vido of controlled burn
burns now part of response to Deepwater Horizon spill

Coast Guard issues safety alert after push boat fatality
crew member drowns because engine room watertight doors had been pinned open

Deepwater Horizon spill now said to be 5,000 barrels a day
BP estimates cost of response at $6 million a day

Test burn just a part of Deepwater Horizon response efforts
work on collection dome continues as rig arrives to drill relief well

Cape Wind battle heads for courts
Wind farm foes to challenge Salazar decision

Officer acquitted in "magic pipe" case
Texas jury clears Georgios M engineer

Salazar approves Cape Wind project
set to be first wind farm on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf

Security Council suggests international tribunals could try pirates
asks UN Secretary General to report on options

Coast Guard considers controlled burn of Deepwater Horizon slick
would be contained by flame-retardant boom

NYFD fireboat leaves shipyard
first of two from Eastern Shipbuilding

Austal launches 107 m ferry for Malta
sea trials set for June

Deepwater Horizon response effort continues
NOAA issues update

Departments agree ground rules for Deepwater Horizon investigation
USCGS and MMS share jurisdiction

Trico Marine Services appoints new officers
Sue Kean named VP, General Counsel and Secretary, and Jeff Favret named Chief Accounting Officer

Jones Act is a major jobs generator
Maritime Cabotage Task Force issues latest annual report

Colle Maritime orders LNG escort tugs
Trinity Offshore to build RAstar 3100 duo for Angola LNG contract

How Obama Executive Order impacts payments of ransom to pirates
Winston & Strawn issues client briefing

Paragon orders bulker quartet in China
pays $110 million for pair of Handysizes and pair of Kansarmaxes

MacGregor equipment for DOF AHTS pair
Cargotec receives order for anchor-handling equipment

Major oil leakage from Deepwater Horizon well site
massive response effort underway

Sembcorp Marine objects to sale of PPL Shipyard stake to Yangzijiang
says it has first right of refusal on shares held by PPL Holdings

India's ABG Shipyard books cement carrier orders
Three 20,000 dwt ships worth a total $65.5 million

Marinette Marine awarded 30 more RB-M's
will split production 50:50 with teaming partner Kvichak

New hoverbarge series to make OTC debut
modular range can be trucked to the location and assembled on-site

Somalis charged with piracy attacks on U.S. Navy ships
Five charged in attack on USS Nicholas and six in attack on USS Ashland

No oil spilling from Deepsea Horizon wellhead ... for now
efforts to seal well continue

Louisiana prepares for pollution from rig sinking
state activates Crisis Action Team

Workers riot at Indonesian shipyard
Indian workers evacuated to safety by police patrol boat

Deepwater Horizon sinks
Hopes for missing crew members start to fade as antipollution effort is ramped up

Nakilat Damen Shipyards Qatar lines up multiple orders
MOU's for six Naval Patrol Boats and 19 vessels, for port of Mesaieed

Ballast Water Treatment system gets basic MEPC approval
Severn Trent De Nora Balpure now set for final approval

Fire still rages aboard Deepwater Horizon
Coast Guard releases new video as search for missing crew goes into the night

Solstad converts PSV's at Gibdock for Petrobras charter
will serve as potable water and fuel oil carriers

BIW gets $15.9 million DDG 1001 award
long-lead material and engineering, production and related support services

MMS issues first offshore wind RFI
first step for leasing a wind energy project on OCS under new framework

Crew members missing after rig explosion
Deepwater Horizon on fire offshore Louisiana

Bunker suppliers seek arrest of AHL Shipping vessels
suits filed in Texas and Florida

NOAA orders fisheries survey vessel at Marinette Marine
will be fifth vessel in Oscar Dyson class

Pirates attack French Navy ship
six suspects now detained on Somme

Washington State starts construction of second 64-car ferry
first weld struck at Todd Pacific

More dry docks needed in GCC region?
Albatross Drydocking Consultants undertaking market studies

Starlight Marine conducts rescue training with USCG
Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin class helicopters participate

Australia seeks extension of Great Barrier Reef ship reporting system
set to be effective July 2011

U.K. sends warships to repatriate stranded passengers
aircraft carrier and amphibious assault ship to become temporary Channel ferries

Yangzijiang Shipbuilding seeks stake in PPL Shipyard
makes offer for 15 percent not owned by Sembcorp Marine

Alaska yard launches unusual ferry
ONR-funded catamaran with "transformational" hull

Alaska yard launches unusual ferry
ONR-funded catamaran with "transformational" hull

ATSB issues preliminary report on Shen Neng 1 grounding
"In essence, a simple succession of errors on the part of a very tired crew member ... resulted in the grounding"

More layoffs at Davie Yards
will suspend further production activities on first vessel to be delivered

Bumble Bee joins Bee Mar PSV fleet
first in new sister ship series

MARAD announces grants for small shipyards
17 yards get $14.7 million

Obama order may ban ransom payments to pirates
OFAC adds Somali names to SDN list

ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems signs contract for sale of Blohm + Voss Shipyards
Abu Dhabi MAR will also 80 percent of Blohm + Voss Repair and Blohm + Voss Industries

Arrests in Shen Neng 1 grounding case
Master and Chief Officer on Watch charged with damaging Great Barrier Reef

How Iran shields ships from U.S. sanctions
changes names, registered owners, managers

Recovery Act funds for Staten Island cement terminal
will handle 40,000 dwt bulkers

Ship suppliers face growing late payments problem
at bottom of payments chain, suppliers are becoming unpaid bankers to marine industry

Seadrill makes offer for Scorpion Offshore
holding in jack-up specialist crosses 40 percent threshold

Chinese coal carrier refloated
Shen Neng 1 towed to safe anchorage for inspection

MARINE LOG RADIO: Richard Marler
we talk with the CEO, President and Chairman of Signal International

DNV unveils new containership concept
Baby postpanamax carries more cargo using less fuel

Nordic American Tankers to add two Suezmax newbuilds
enters preliminary agreement with Samsung Heavy Industries

Evanston, Illinois, to vote on offshore wind RFI
considering Lake Michgan offshore wind farm

Keel is laid for first Sentinel-class FRC
ceremony at Bollinger Shipyards, Lockport, La.

Navy adds six more pirates to bag
Pirates attack warship. Warship fires back. Guess who wins ...

MARAD publishes Marine Highway final rule
sets mechanisms for designating short sea shipping routes as Marine Highways

Todd awarded $6.5 million more for carrier repairs
Navy exercises option under Stennis PIA contract

PGS names new 3D seismic vessel
10-streamer PGS Apollo joins fleet

Hallin Marine buys Seacor AHTS
subsea contractor takes total control of vessel it had time chartered since 2008

NASSCO gets $50 million MLP award
System Design Part 2 efforts associated with the Mobile Landing Platform program

Class action suit seeks damages for marine product price fixing
long running saga enters a new phase

Yard upgrades let Signal accommodate deep-draft semis
currently at work on Ocean Baroness

Shen Neng 1 stabilization efforts continue
update on grounded coal carrier

Drydocks World SEA books orders worth $200 million
jobs include two major conversions

Grounding could mean pilotage requirement for Great Barrier Reef crossings
Shen Neng 1 salvage operations continue

Wärtsilä gets repeat orders for Russian MPSVs
propulsion packages for versatile 73 m newbuilds at Nevsky Shipyard

Sea Star and American Shipping Group realign leadership team
Frank Peake named ASG VP, Steve Hastings takes over as Sea Star President

Dutch Navy frees hijacked containership
Marines rope down from helicopter under covering fire

Northrop Grumman gets $17 million LSC mission package award
engineering and production planning services

Pirates seize 300,000 dwt tanker
hijacked 1,500 miles southeast of Gulf of Aden

New Washington State Ferry on the move
first 64-car ferry towed to Everett for final outfitting

Teamsters go on strike at Jeffboat
sticking point in negotiations is health insurance

Conrad Industries reports results
$38.3 million backlog at year end

VT Halter Marine to built two tugs for OSG
signs contract worth $21 million

Tidewater makes senior management appointment
Deborah Willingham joins as VP and Chief Human Resources Officer

USS Nicholas captures pirates
sinks skiff

Austal wins Oman service contract
covers five high speed ferries and two Coast Guard rescue boats

MARAD to remove remaining Suisun Bay "ghost ships"
reaches settlement in long-running legal case

Administration to open up new areas for offshore drilling
four more lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico by 2012 plus one off Virginia and one in Cook Inlet

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