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July 24, 2014
Wärtsilä sheds shares in Chinese two-stroke manufacturer
JULY 24, 2014 — After selling the majority stake in its two stroke engine business to China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC), Wärtsilä is divesting its shares in  two-stroke manufacturing joint venture Qingdao Qiyao Wärtsilä MHI...
July 24, 2014
Brian Hall joins Bouchard Transportation
JULY 24, 2014 — Brian Hall has joined Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc., the largest independently-owned ocean-going petroleum barge company in the U.S., as Southern Port Captain/Vetting Manager. Mr. Hall brings with him more than 25 years of...
July 23, 2014
Costa Concordia wreck under tow for scrapping
JULY 23, 2014 — Like a corpse in an open casket, the wreck of the cruise ship Costa Concordia is being towed, buoyed up by sponsons, towards Genoa for recycling at a funereal two knots speed. But as the last mooring cables were released and the...
July 23, 2014
Harvey Gulf orders hybrid MPFSV at Eastern Shipbuilding
JULY 23, 2014 — Harvey Gulf International Marine, Inc., New Orleans, LA, has awarded Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. a contract to construct a hybrid Multi-Purpose Field Support Vessel (MPFSV) of Robert Allan RAmpage 6400 design. The vessel —...
July 23, 2014
Dropped mooring line brings pollution fine
JULY 23, 2014 — The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has prosecuted U.K. based company, Lombard Corporate Finance Limited, the owners of U.K .flagged car carrier, Morning Midas, following a pollution incident in Port Phillips Heads...
July 23, 2014
Belco scrubber tested in Maersk containership
JULY 23, 2014 — DuPont subsidiary Belco Technologies Corporation, Parsippany, NJ, has partnered with the Maersk Group to successfully demonstrate Belco Marine exhaust gas s,,crubber technology aboard the 8,112 TEU containership Maersk...
July 23, 2014
GE and LR look for gas turbine commercial ship opportunities
JULY 23, 2014 — Could the move to LNG fueling present new opportunities for gas turbine powering of commercial ships? GE Marine and Lloyd's Register report they have just signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to identify potential gas...
July 23, 2014
Saab completes Kockums acquisition
JULY 23, 2014 — Saab has completed its acquisition of Swedish shipbuilder Thyssen Krupp Marine Systems AB and restored its historic Kockums branding as Saab Kockums, a unit within Saab's business area Security and Defense Solutions. Saab...
July 23, 2014
MTU 2000 engine passes 360 deg rotation test
JULY 23, 2014 — Rescue vessels are designed to right themselves when overturned and it is  critical that the engines powering them be able to withstand the 360-degree rollover with no compromise to performance. In these situations, the...
July 23, 2014
HHI develops collision avoidance system for ships
JULY 23, 2014 — Shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (HHI), Ulsan, South Korea has developed Hyundai Intelligent Collision Avoidance Support System (HiCASS) to ensure the safe and optimum navigation of the vessels. The system...

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