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Marine Log

Reinauer acquires SENESCO
Rhode Island shipyard is latest Reinauer acquisition

PPL Shipyard wins jack-up order
Offshore Group Corp. exercises option

Fred Olsen and KNOC in drillship newbuild plan
intend to issue RFP's for jointly owned ultradeep unit

Bollinger promotes Cindie Roussel to VP position
Named Vice President of Procurement, Logistics, and Life Cycle Support

Supreme Court turns down Stolt-Nielsen appeal
Company will file for dismissal of indictment

Foss Maritime names Faber president and COO
moves up from EVP

Horizon names Raymond as Chairman
continues as president and CEO

Farstad places $320 million order at Aker Yards
Four UT 731 CD anchor handlers with ROV capabilities

Red ink at ISC
Evaluating "strategic options" in liner segment

Teekay inks agreement with AMO
Move seen as securing qualified officers for growing LNG fleet

More to maritime security than ports and boxes
RAND study warns of risks to cruise ships and ferries

Finnlines board rejects Grimaldi offer
Too low

Kleven Maritime books largest order ever
Siem Offshore orders six AHTS's with options for six more

GAO: Condition of some USCG vessels declines
Buoy tenders and icebreakers get additional post 9/11 duties

U.K. MAIB publishes Star Princess report
Rapid action on cruise ship balcony fire safety

Drillship upgrade moves to Sembawang
Phase II of Neptune Explorer reactivation

Panama votes yes on Canal expansion
Referendum approves new locks

Jim Antrim's curious cat
Cat with 100 ft inflatable hulls

Fincantieri books AHTS orders
Two plus two options for Hartmann Logistik

Polish authorities pursue fleeing shop ship
German captain says he was following ISPS provisions

Seabourn Cruises orders two at Mariotti
Two $250 million ultra luxury ships

Tax change boosts Horizon Lines earnings
sees big benefit from switch to tonnage tax

Teekay holds 50.3 percent of Petrojarl
achieves control of FPSO operator

Tesoro takes two more from Aker Philadelphia
Eight of 10 ships in tanker series now have charterers

Patti Shipyard to build Quarters Barge
Corps of Engineers award

U.S.Shipping completes ATB charter
First Manitowoc/Eastern unit

USCG responds to Mississippi bulker collision
One way safety zone in effect

Shipowners hit by rises in insurance and crew costs
Moore Stephens publishes OpCost 2006

OSHA issues new shipyard fire safety rule
Direct final rule in Federal Register

ACL dedicates new Jeffboat facility
Barge building goes under cover

Moran orders six more tugs
signs letter of commitment

Sea Containers files for Chapter 11
Does not make October 15 payments

SAFE Port Act signed into law
But Bush adds "signing statement"

$540,000 fine for Polar Tankers
Didn't report spill from Polar Texas

Norwegian investors buy Davie
Target market includes jack-ups

USCG reports recuitment statistics
$6.49 million overhaul of Malaspina

Todd Pacific wins Alaska ferry contract
Achieves 101 percent of its active duty enlisted goal

Keppel O&M wins new orders
FPSO conversions and AHTS newbuilds

Prosafe won't sell Petrojarl stake
Declines Teekay's mandatory offer

Clustering in the Apple
New York's maritime cluster leaders to cluster at Fordham seminar

Jacob and Nils Stolt-Nielsen targeted by grand jury
SEC filing says pair got letters March 27

Seaspan in four ship deal with Maersk
Buys four ships and charters them back

DSME sets $15.6 billion revenue goal
plans global expansion

New report on marine diesel emission control projects
MECA cites case studies

Indian government plans two mega yards
Will soon seek expressions of interest

India's ABG to build jack-ups
Construction facility at new yard

Grimaldi launches Finnlines takeover
Voluntary offer in works

Keppel Kazakhstan launches offshore barge
First of four for Agip KCO

Ezra announces FPSO charter contract
Will operate in Southeast Asia

Signet Maritime orders tugs
Two Z-drives from J.M. Martinac

Aker Yards to build parcel tankers for Stolt
Okean "short ships" will get midbodies at Floro

Diesel rivals plan joint research program
Will seek EU funding

Labroy gets orders for two more jack up rigs
Standard Drilling exercises options

Merchant Mariner physical examination notices
USCG proposes changes to meet NTSB recommendations

ACL introduces fast track training
Inland River Pre-License Steersman training program

Incat's Milenium Tres heads for Spain
12,000 mile delivery trip

Maritime provisions in Defense Authorization Act
Jones Act vessel repair rules, riding crews ... and more

Odyssea Marine acquires AMT Marine OSV fleet
Five vessel boost for OSV division

Aker starts construction of Viking XPRS
New type of fast car passenger ferry

Eidesvik orders X bow vessel
120 m vessel has $100 million price tag

Congress passes port security bill
AAPA praises landmark measure

More orders for ASL
LNG terminal support vessels

Atlantic Marine wins Mokihana conversion contract
Containership to get ro-ro capacity