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Marine Log

USCG suspends operations of converted cutters
Structural damage discovered in hulls

GL Boards say no to BV
Advise shareholders to turn down offer

Maritrans now OSG America, Inc.
Merger creates a Jones Act giant

Army Incat to have civilian role
Norwegian ferry company plans to take over TSV1-X

$21.7 million Navy contract for Atlantic Marine
Extended Selected Restricted Availability (ESRA) of the USS Philippine Sea

$9.45 million contract for BAE Hawaii Shipyard
Dry-Docking Selected Restricted Availability of the USS Crommelin

Sember to be President and COO ABS Europe
Succeeds Wiernicki

Canada names teams for Joint Support Ship project
Project Definition Phase teams selected

Keppel FELS delivers Qatar rig ahead of time
KFELS Class B for Gulf Drilling International

B+H Ocean plans bond issue
Looking at vessel acquisitions and conversions

Germanischer Lloyd Works Council slams BV bid
Calls on Executive Board to resist takeover attempt

"Submarine" was a Cigarette
Mystery craft rode low because of heavy cocaine load

VT Halter Marine wins $165 million missile craft award
Long lead time procurement

Local authorities slam nuclear fuel shipment in converted RO/RO
Why no double hull requirement?

Dual fuel demo in Augsburg
MAN introduces 51/60 dual fuel engine to LNG ship propulsion buyers

Bollinger to keynote at Worboat show opening event
Will focus on Gulf shipyards' post-Katrina recovery efforts

USCG moves to fill FRC gap
Issues Broad Industry Announcement on requirements for FRC-B

Vane Line may apply for Delaware lighering permit
DNREC ruling reversed

Austal books order for "multiple" ferries
Deal is worth US$108 million

Shell to manage Qatar LNG ship fleet
25 year deal with Nakilat

Now Northrop Grumman hops on Underwater Express
DARPA project pursues 100 knot underwater transport

Pod problems cancel Millennium sailing
Celebrity's pod headaches continue

Island Offshore back at Aker
Chouest partner orders PSV

Conrad to build LNG terminal/escort tugs
Two for Freeport LNG terminal

Newport News gets CVN 79 contract
Planning and design for next carrier in CVN 78 program

Whistle blowers may split $200,000
Sun Ace case recommendation

Foss Maritime orders bunkering barges
Three 35,000 bbl units to be built at Conrad Industries

Bureau Veritas makes offer for Germanischer Lloyd
Marine division would have Hamburg headquarters

GlobalSantaFe gets rig contract extensions worth $1.5 billion
Big bucks in deep water

Aker Philadelphia keeps up the momentum
First tanker is named, keel is laid for third

Christening ceremony for first USCG National Security Cutter
Veterans Day ceremony at Northrop Grumman Pascagoula facility

Navy to free Intrepid
Will provide salvage support to free up historic ship for tow

Oberstar set to take helm of key committee
Security and oversight will be priorities of House Transportation Committee

USCG approves E.N. Bisso & Son security plans
Only ship assist company serving lower Mississippi to have approved plans

$65.7 million Navy award for Marinette Marine
Improved Navy Lighterage System

Electric Boat gets Underwater Express contract
DARPA project aims to develop new class of 100-knot underwater craft

Aker Yards to build giant ferries for Stena
$511 million contract for two ships with options for two more

New Japanese shipyard
Minaminippon Shipbuilding to build new yard

Bollinger Gulf completes OPA 90 conversion
Penn barge becomes aticulated unit with increased capacity

Eagle Bulk inks newbuild contracts
Two Supramax vessels from IHI Marine United

CH Offshore places AHTS order
Two from Japan for $51.2 million

Aker Yards rolls out new business model
Changes ahead in Cruise & Ferries business

Keppel AmFELS launches first Scorpion jackup
On track for on time, on budget delivery

$1.45 billion LPD contract for Northrop Grumman
Construction of LPD 24 and long lead procurement for LPD 25

California box ports act to clean air
Los Angeles and Long Beach unveil revised Clean Air Action Plan

Bourbon splashes out at Beier
French offshore giant orders DP-2 systems for vessels it is building in China

Northwind delivers fire and rescue boat
tailored to Puget Sound requirements

Oceanteam options two more newbuilds
fourth and fifth construction support and flexible product installation vessels

More people choose to cruise
CLIA reports growing passenger totals

Hyundai Heavy Industries reports improved profits
Rising newbuilding prices boost bottom line

PGS employees abducted offshore Nigeria
Two taken from HD Commander

Putin urges "sound protectionism" for shipbuilding
Russia strives to formulate a shipbuilding policy

Trailer Bridge wins military contract
Named low cost carrier in MTMC cargo bid

Victoria Shipyards wins BC Ferries reflag job
Major mods to Queen of North replacement ship

Wartsila invests more in thruster production
Investments in China and the Netherlands

Seafarer health checks cut P&I claims
American Club estimates savings at $6 million

Promotion for John Snyder
Named Associate Publisher of Marine Log

Reinauer acquires SENESCO
Rhode Island shipyard is latest Reinauer acquisition

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