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April 28, 2015
DNV GL issues guidance on closed bus DP operation
APRIL 28, 2015 — With more and more operators asking drilling contractors to operate their  dynamic positioning (DP) units in closed-bus mode, DNV GL is now issuing an Offshore Technical Guide to enable advanced dynamic positioning vessels to...
April 28, 2015
Rolls-Royce sells Michell Bearings business
APRIL 28, 2015 — Rolls-Royce has confirmed its intention of selling its Michell Bearings business to British Engines Limited for a cash consideration of £12.6 million. Subject to license consents, the sale will be completed in the...
April 27, 2015
Great Lakes Towing frees grounded bulker
APRIL 27, 2015 —The 603-ft Canadian self-discharging bulk carrier M/V Mississagi, was successfully refloated by the Great Lakes Towing Company on Saturday, April 25 by 1.00 p.m. with no injuries or pollution. The vessel, owned by Rand...
April 27, 2015
Golden Ocean moves to strengthen its cash position
APRIL 27, 2015 — John Frederiksen's Golden Ocean Group Limited said today that though it is not abandoning its strategy to be a "much needed consolidator" in the dry bulk sector it is "positioning itself for interesting opportunities which are...
April 27, 2015
Maersk Line picks Sperry for 80 ship upgrades
APRIL 27, 2015 — Maersk Line has selected Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE: NOC) Sperry Marine business unit to upgrade radar and ECDIS systems on more than 80 of its vessels. The upgrade will replace all previous radar and ECDIS systems...
April 27, 2015
Conrad starts construction of BHGI designed ATB
APRIL 27, 2015 — Naval architect and marine engineering firm Bristol Harbor Group, Inc. (BHGI), Bristol, RI, reports that is currently completing the detail design phase of a new ATB (articulated tug barge), the Gulf Venture and Gulf Carrier,...
April 27, 2015
Horizon delivers second 80 ft towboat to FMT
APRIL 27, 2015 — Horizon Shipbuilding, Inc., Bayou La Batre, AL, recently delivered the M/V Chip Stiebing to Florida Marine Transporters of Mandeville, LA. The 80 ft inland river towboat is the second in a three vessel contract with FMT and...
April 26, 2015
Vigor books MSC contract worth potential $9.1 million
APRIL 26, 2015 — Vigor Marine LLC, Portland, OR, is being awarded an $8,730,074 firm-fixed-price contract for a 55-calendar day regular overhaul and drydocking availability of the USNS Guadalupe (T-AO 200), a Military Sealift Command fleet...
April 26, 2015
Coast Guard detains Panamax bulker for safety violations
APRIL 26, 2015 — The U.S. Coast Guard detained the 72,493 dwt Marshall Islands flag Panamax bulker Kind Seas, after significant safety violations were found during a port state control inspection in Kalama, WA, Friday. Vessel inspectors from...
April 24, 2015
Ingram Barge's David Sehrt is new AWO Chairman
APRIL 24, 2015 — David G. Sehrt, Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President of Ingram Barge Company, was elected Chairman of the American Waterways Operators, the national trade association representing the tugboat, towboat and barge...