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Marine Log

Yantai-Raffles names rig builder as CEO
Yong-Jin Cho appointed

Kvichak building cats for Puerto Rico
December 2006 delivery

Incat wins breakthrough order from Japan
Two 112 m vehicle-passenger cats will be its largest vessels yet

Wartsila power for Tallink and Color Line
Tallink's fourth new cruise ferry and Color Line's two new high-speed Ro-Ro passenger ferries will have Wartsila engines

Drillship orderer to be acquired
$137 million offer for Ferncliff Drilling

Fred Olsen Cruises buys Norwegian Crown
1988-built cruise ship is former Crown Odyssey

IMO moves on cruise ship balcony fires
IMO's MSC puts issue on fast track

Jamian to head new Seaway/Lakes trade group
Becomes President of Seaway Great Lakes Trade Association

Labroy wins AHTS orders
Two 63 m units

Are computer games causing marine accidents?
Tough warning on complacency from UK MAIB

Olympic orders another large subsea vessel
Second P101 from Ulstein Verft

DHS issues TWIC proposal
Merchant Mariners will need TWIC to access secure port areas

Batam yard to build 180 m DSV
$49.5 million order for Pan-United Marine

U.S. Shipping orders two more barge from Manitowoc
and takes $20 million payment to end SENESCO agreement

Chief Engineer indicted in pollution case
Alleged to use screwdriver to beat antitricking device

LR gives SECA advice
What to do when switching from HSFO to LSFO

U.K. detains cruise ship
Passengers disembarked

Bisso Towing takes delivery of new tug
4,300 HP reverse z-drive ship-assist tug

Carnival lowers earnings guidance
Softer Caribbean bookings, higher fuel costs

ABS to class first UAE-built jackups
Four F&G Super M2 building in Sharjah and Dubai

New U.S. military charter for Westpac Express
contract includes for one-year options

Spanish contract for 98 m Incat
fourth Incat craft to enter service for Trasmediterranea

Austal wins Oman order
two 50 knot vehicle/passenger ferries--with helicopter pads

Milestone at Aker Philadelphia
Lays keel of second tanker

Petrojack to buy newbuild contract
$180 million for Jurong jackup

Oglebay Norton sells six lakers
in negotiations to sell remaining three

Cruise ship inspection showed deficiencies
Recent Port State Control inspection of The Calypso found 30 deficiencies

Vietnam's Vinashin bags $1 billion order
eight car carriers for Israeli company

Bollinger delivers 80,000 BBL barge to Bouchard
and announces contract for sister vessel

EasyCruise signs LOI with Neorion
Covers two 500 passenge cruise ships plus options

Tidewater names new engineering and technical services manager
Archie M.S. Morgan IV is appointed manager of engineering and technical services

Drillship orderer lists
Oystein Spetalan's Fernship Drilling lists on Norwegian OTC

Fincantieri to take Lloyd Weft stake
Plan is for Italian shipbuilder to take majority holding in Bremen yard by end of 2008

Hornbeck revenues soar
...and so does projected cost of its tanker-to-MPSV project

Gladding Hearn wins Water Taxi order
22 m Incat Crowther design

Maritrans to order tugs at Bender
Two 8,000 hp units

SHI books order for world's largest drillship
$550 million contract from Ferncliff Drilling AS