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Bad weather hinders barge salvage
K-Sea Transportation's DBL 132 not obstructing traffic

$1.94 billion contract for Newport News
Vinson refueling

Bollinger two build two barges for Moran
One bulk, one liquid

Aker firms up Viking Line order
2,500-passenger ferry

Derecktor gets SENESCO subcontract
Key elements of 140,000 barrel barge

Aker Philadelphia starts production of second product tanker
Steel cutting begins

EC unveils more maritime regulatory proposals
"On the whole, a constructive package," says INTERTANKO

No state aid for Fincantieri cruise ship
Commission says ship could never have been built within original time frame

Navy gets green light for DD(X) production
Destroyer Acquisition Decision Memorandum signed

Manitowoc Marine to build hot oil barge
80,000 barrel unit for Harley Marine

Exmar orders another LNG regasification ship
50/50 ownership with Excelerate

$5.4 million TSV maintenance contract for Bollinger/incat
Theater Support Vessel to be overhauled in Tasmania

Third tank of capsized barge breached
Number one port cargo tank hatch damaged

Noble gets commitment for semisubmersible hull
One of two Bingo 9000 hulls currently located in China

Celebrity Cruises drydocks first ship at Zenith
Charleston yard completes drydocking of Zenith

Aker Yards gets ferry LOI
Viking Line plans vessel for 2008 delivery

$1 million fine in illegal discharge case
Plea agreement

Arlington adds products tankers
Acquires two more Stena vessels

$49.9 million for Navy ship security
Navy awards shipboard physical security contract

$558.6 million contract for Newport News
Navy exercises CVN 21 contract option

Wartsila extends low speed engine range
Two new 820 mm bore engines

Wartsila acquires Gerhardt
buys NOLA based control and automation service specialist

Holed double hull barge capsizes
Flips in the night despite response efforts

Senesco to complete ATB at Sparrows Point
Barge element of U.S. Shipping Partners ATB

Senators introduce GreenLane cargo security bill
Bipartisan measure takes a fresh look at container security

Holed double hull barge rolls
Response efforts continue

Rolls-Royce introduces Rim Drive thruster technology
First application is on AHTS

Gulfmark Offshore announces newbuild program
Six AHTS's from Keppel Singmarine

USCG safety zone around holed barge
Double hulled barge hit unknown submerged object

MSC orders two mega cruise ships
Euros 1 billion order for Chantiers de l'Atlantique

K-Sea reports breech in barge double hull
initiates Vessel Response Plan

Fincantieri offers propulsion systems integration service
Forms Fincantieri Marine Systems North America

Wilh. Wilhelmsen orders PCTC's
... two more, like before

Wartsila power for Yantai Raffles semisubmersible
Engines and thrusters for multipurpose mobile offshore platform

Mitsubishi grants slow speed license to Vietnam
Ten year agreement reported

Australian Senate looks at naval shipbuilding
Year-long inquiry into long term prospects

EC study is bad news for liner conferences
Finds shipping prices would decline and services improve

Sale and Purchase squalls ahead?
P&I Club warning

NTSB: Ferries need aggressive safety management system
Acting Chairman addresses Ferries 2005

U.S. Shipping Partners rethinks ATB plan
... and buys Jones Act chemical tanker

Hercules Offshore completes liftboat fleet acquisition
Takes over Danos & Curole maritime assets

Transocean plans $300 million semi upgrade
Sedco 700 series unit to get 6,000 ft water depth capability

Crowley appoints VP Information Technology
Gary Jones named to new position

IMO to seek UN Security Council action on piracy
Draft resolution in the works

IMB calls for naval protection against pirates
Says attacks on ships have been on the rise

Jeffboat adds jobs
Sees early stages of significant barge replacement cycle

Salvors announce new leadership
George Wittich named American Salvage Association President

Navy clears cruise ship grenade remnants
Navy team meets Seabourn Spirit at sea

VT Shipbuilding and Merwede sign MOU
Pair eye upcoming Dutch patrol vessel contract

Union seeks naval protection from piracy
Call for UN coordinated task force

Unexploded grenade still on attacked cruise ship
Seabourn Spirit arrives in Seychelles

S.I. ferry case doctor sentenced
Probation, fine, home confinement, community service

Cruise ship attacked off Somalia
Seabourn Spirit encounters pirates

Bollinger delivers oil barge
OPA 90 compliant unit for Gellatly & Criscione

General Maritime in Aframax sell-off
Fleet will be all double hull

Sea Containers restructures ferry operations
Sherwood opts for chainsaw rather than scalpel

Wartsila power for world's largest drillship
Six diesels for Stena DrillMAX

Aker American reports profit
but engine delivery problem will delay containership

SNAME names Kramek President Elect
ABS President and COO to succeed Compton

Wartsila diesel electric power for heavy lifts
Fairmount converts barges to self-propelled heavy lift ships

ABS and Russian Register extend cooperation
New bilateral agreement

Aker Yards and Color Line sign LOI
Two new concept ferries--and a cruise ship is also in the works

Trinity Yachts moves vessels to Gulfport
Will have five yachts at Ft Lauderdale show

Greenpeace ship damages coral
Inaccurate chart leads to grounding

NJ increases spill liability
Governor signs new act into law

Major marine orders for ABB
$80 million in contracts for 14 newbuilds

Shipping industry files brief in ballast water case
Court finds EPA not authorized to exclude ship discharges from Clean Water Act

Aker Yards ASA books ROV support vessel order
May 2007 delivery to Geo ASA