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MARINE LOG NEWS STORIES
OCTOBER 2009

 

Disney Dream to feature water coaster ride
virtual portholes, too

Tidewater reports weak second quarter
Dean Taylor sees late 2010, early 2011 pick up in activity

American Salvage Association names committee leaders
Six take key association roles

Kirby keeps up tank barge building program
takes advantage of attractive construction prices

Horizon Shipbuilding delivers two vessels in three days
Bayou La Batre builder pops em out

Royal Caribbean takes delivery of Oasis of the Seas
STX Europe delivers world's largest cruise ship

Stabbert converts veteran OSV to DP2 construction vessel
transformation in Seattle

DSME books $460 million VLOC order
Won't say for who, but likely for Vale

SEV's get ballistic protection
Coast Guard operated escort boats will protect Navy assets

Gulfmark reorganizes to safeguard Jones Act status
moves to limit percentage of common stock owned or controlled by non-U.S. citizens

Small ship repairers get big Navy award
six get contracts totaling potential $202 million

U.S. Gulf FPSO on track
BW Pioneer named at Keppel Shipyard

Pirates hijack another bulker
but RO/RO evades capture

LCS 2 completes builder's trials
top speed exceeds 45 knots

Plea deal in "magic pipe" case
Styga Compania Naviera agrees to pay $1.25 million in fines and penalties

Coast Guard responds to spill off Galveston
Novoship tanker in collision with OSV

Hijacked COSCO bulker headed for Somalia
meantime ICC reports that piracy attack numbers are soaring

Bollinger names I.T. director
Chris Henry appointed Director of Information Technology

Wind turbine towers transported upright
saves time at port of discharge

Hamworthy acquires Krystallon
offers exhaust gas scrubbing as alternative way to meet limits on sulfur emissions

John Collins named Nichols Bros CEO
specialist in improving operations in project driven companies

U.S. Marshal auctions off Hannah Marine fleet
Seven vessels and barges now with new owners, others still available

ABS strengthens Government Operations office
Changes in Washington, D.C. office

Blount books excursion boat contract
Wendella orders sister ship

ADM buys oceangoing bulk carriers
Agribusiness giant takes five

Prison for Theotokos master
six months prison, four months community confinement

Harvey Bisso Subsea launches service
12-man Saturation Diving System deployed from the Harvey Discovery

TSA and Steamship Authority in explosives detection trial
cars drive through portal prior to going on ferry

Abu Dhabi MAR swoops on Blohm + Voss
To take 80 percent stake under MOU signed with ThyssenKrupp

Pirates hijack PIL containership
seized 300 nm north of Seychelles

Todd Pacific awarded WSF contract
Two 64-auto ferries with an option for a third

Hornbeck Offshore Services sells four tank barges
Marcon brokers sale of single hull units

Veracruz yard adds floating dry dock
Chet Morrison's Mexican yard adds a self-built dry dock

American Salvage Association elects new leadership team
Mauricio Garrido, VP, Salvage and Emergency Response for Bisso Marine Co., elected President

Textron and L-3 team to pursue landing craft program
set sights on Ship-to-Shore Connector

ACL to build 50 barges at Jeffboat
begins dry barge replacement program

U.K. launches fast landing craft demonstrator
PACSCAT (Partial Air Cushion Supported CATamaran) Innovative Solution Demonstrator Craft (ISDC) now in the water

Ocean Hotels secures financing for Davie newbuilds
$100 million senior secured loan from Export Development Canada

Title XI guarantees for Canal Barge building program
nine asphalt barges and 30 open hopper barges at Trinity Marine Group

Derecktor launches LNG escort tug
will go on long term contract to Neptune LNG

Todd Pacific sole bidder for WSF ferry contract
WSF to award contract within 10 days

Hot water barrier shields ships from pirate boardings
uses heat from engine exhaust

Conferees agree FY 2010 Navy shipbuilding authorization
approves new plan to bring LCS cost under control

STX Europe books PSV order
will build in Brazil for Deep Sea Supply

Fishing trawler to get SkySails system
towing kite to be tested on Germany's largest fishing vessel

Rowan resumes construction of jack-up at AmFELS
fourth EXL class jack-up now set for 1Q 2012 delivery

Cruise lines sue to uphold Galveston pilotage deal
seek enforcement of "one-pilot" agreement

Austal launches Malta patrol boats
First two of four launched less than seven months after contract signing

Bisso Marine acquires SAT dive system
12-man portable system with 1,000 ft working depth capability

Great Lakes Shipyard to stretch ferry
Miller Boat Line's Put in Bay gets mid body put in

ABS and LR to use common software for Common Structural Rules
will offer to other IACS members

Vale takes delivery of new tug
First of 51 vessels ordered at Brazilian yards

NY Waterway promotes Alan Warren
named VP Operations

Tom Crowley honored by NDTA
presented with the prestigious National Transportation Award

Kvichak Marine wins export order
three pilot boats for the Dutch Pilotage Organization (Loodswezen)

Bender bankruptcy auction in works
Dallas private equity firm Sun Tx to be initial bidder

Swiftships wins another Iraq contract
$23.5 million for patrol boat training

Polembros ships to be barred from U.S. waters
Part of plea deal in Theotokos case

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