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MARINE LOG NEWS STORIES
DECEMBER 2009

 

Trico Marine to take impairment charge on newbuild cancellations
amends $50 million credit agreement

NYPD to get Response Boat Medium - C
Sister to successful USCG response boat series

Somali pirates hijack three more vessels
Navios bulker, U.K. flag chemical tanker and Yemeni freighter are seized

GL publishes new OSV rules
tailored to the new generation of offshore service vessels

Tug grounds on Alaska's Bligh Reef
Response winds down, but investigation continues

VT Halter Marine awarded T-AGS 66 contract
Navy awards $87 million contract for oceanographic survey ship

Tug owner liable in Navy man's death
Judge says barge should have had lookout on bow

Obama picks Papp for USCG Commandant
will nominate VADM Robert J. Papp, Jr., to succeed Thad Allen in May 2010

EPA finalizes emissions regulations for large marine engines
Great Lakes and Seaway operators get a few breaks

Chouest affiliate orders PSV's at STX Europe
Island Offshore orders two UTT 766 CD design vessels

MAN Diesel adds high speed engines to portfolio
MAN Nutzfahrzeuge transfers part of its business

Jumbo Shipping discharges its longest load yet
135 m tank barge is longest load carried in 41 years

Royal Caribbean gets financing for Allure of the Seas
Finnish export credit agency backs EUR 800 million facility

Jeffboat passes safety milestone
two million manhours without lost time injury

Bay Ferries ends Nova Scotia ferry service
Nova Scotia provincial government ends subsidy for service to Maine

Horizon Lines ends executive officer perks
No more auto or country club payments for top four

New MMS Atlantic office will support offshore wind development
Salazar makes announcement while touring Danish wind farm

Donjon takes over Port Erie shipyard
creates Donjon Shipbuilding and Repair, LLC

BP tanker trials anti-grounding sonar
provides a three-dimensional image of the sea up to one kilometer ahead

B9 plans to build coastal sailers in U.S.
sees future biomass feeder trade

WindFlip: New spin on offshore wind turbine installation
innovative concept for lowering the cost of transporting and installing offshore wind turbines

VT Halter Marine bids for Bender
emerges as "stalking horse" in Chapter 11 bankruptcy auction

Marine Subsea takes delivery of OCV
Ulstein X-bow heads for Angola to start 10 year contract

Maersk Tankers moves ahead on CO2 project
would take carbon captured at Finnish power plant to North Sea storage locations

Mayor Bloomberg visits Danish offshore wind farm
says bigger one planned for offshore New York

OSG, Aker Philly and American Shipping settle dispute
OSG takes delivery of first ship for Petrobras shuttle tanker service

Venezuela releases Gulmar vessels
negotiations get three DSV's off nationalization list

GMMOS to expand OSV fleet
secures $100 million term loan facility

AHL Shipping hopes tanker program can be revived
says Chapter 11 filings result of shipyard delays and cost overruns

Marinette Marine to build ARRV
Recovery Act funds construction of Alaska Region Research Vessel

AHL Shipping newbuild program in trouble
single-ship companies file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Court finds for Matson in Mokihana case
work done in China not a "major component"

Hijacked tanker could cause environmental catastrophe
warning from IMO Secretary General

Matsuda to be nominated Maritime Administrator
has been serving as Deputy Administrator and Acting Administrator of the United States Maritime Administration since July

Theotokos whistleblowers awarded $540,000
information led to conviction of Polembros Shipping in pollution case

Chicago man said to have scouted Mumbai maritime targets
maritime sites still terror targets

Tanker operator plans Indonesian offshore services JV
PT Berlian Laju Tanker partners with Miclyn Express Offshore

MSC contract for Cascade
regular overhaul of USNS Guadalupe

BAE San Francisco gets Mercy
$9.8 million hospital ship drydocking award

Trico awarded subsea contracts
$40 million for cable laying and plowing

Navy releases prices of LCS contracts
price battle between rival designs set to be a squeaker

Donjon lifts cruise ship module
375 ton lift for Grand Bahama Shipyard

Crowley takes delivery of tanker for APT
NASSCO delivers Sunshine State ahead of schedule and under budget

Cape Wind in negotiations with National Grid
Power Purchase Agreement seen as milestone for offshore wind

DSME wins order for offshore wind farm planter
Order from RWE Innogy includes options for two more

Another $6 million for CVN 65 work
Northrop Grumman gets EDSRA contract mod

MOL completes concept for next generation ferry
ISHIN-II promises to slash emissions and enhance passenger comfort

$171 million DDG 51 contract
Northrop Grumman gets contract for long lead time materials

New York looks to Lakes for offshore wind power
RFP out for Lake Erie and/or Lake Ontario projects

Carnival Cruise Line orders third Dream class ship
Delivery from Fincantieri set for 2011

Gas fuel options open up
Wärtsilä extends dual-fuel (DF) technology to cover its entire power range

Horizon Shipbuilding launches towboat
140 ft unit for FMT

Pirates hijack tanker headed for LOOP
largest vessel yet taken by Somali pirates

Samsung receives LOI for $1.1 billion cruise ship
105,000 gt residential cruise ship for Utopia Residences

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