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June 03, 2015
Two former USCG Island Class cutters bought by Sea Shepherd
JUNE 3, 2015 — Sea Shepherd Conservation Society has secured two new ships to join what it calls "its international eco-Navy." Sea Shepherd uses direct action tactics to protect marine life, notably targeting the Japanese whaling fleet,...
June 03, 2015
DNV GL and Jotun cooperate on hull performance
JUNE 3, 2015 —  DNV GL and the Norwegian paint manufacturer Jotun signed a cooperation agreement at Nor-Shipping today that will bring together two performance management services — Jotun's Hull Performance Solution and DNV GL's ECO Insight...
June 03, 2015
Austal books $34 million Fast Crew Boat contract
JUNE 3, 2015 — Austal Limited (ASX:ASB) reports that it has entered into a $34 million contract with Caspian Marine Services Limited of Azerbaijan to construct one 70 m Fast Crew Boat. The 30 knot, 150 passenger catamaran is to be jointly...
June 03, 2015
Rolls-Royce pure gas engines mark operating hours milestone
JUNE 3, 2015 — Rolls-Royce engines powered solely by liquefied natural gas (LNG) have completed 25 million hours of operation on land and at sea, since their introduction in 1991. More than 650 Bergen lean burn gas engines are in service...
June 03, 2015
Oman Drydock to convert two more OBOs to VLCCs
JUNE 3, 2015 — Two OBO carriers originally built for Nobu Su's TMT are to be converted to 319, 869 dwt VLCCs for the Onassis Foundation's Springfield Shipping. The chosen shipyard for the multimillion dollar conversions is Oman Drydock Company...
June 02, 2015
Wärtsilä takes wraps off of new four-stroke engine
JUNE 2, 2015—Today, Wärtsilä literally pulled the wraps off of a brand new four-stroke engine at an open air unveiling ceremony held in Aker Brygge in Oslo, Norway in conjunction with the Nor-Shipping 2015 exhibition. The engine was immediately...
June 02, 2015
Maersk orders eleven 19,630 TEU containerships at DSME
JUNE 2, 2015 — Maersk Line today signed a newbuilding contract with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME). The order is for eleven giant, second generation Triple-E container vessels with a capacity of 19,630 TEU (twenty-foot...
June 02, 2015
Many deaths feared in Chinese cruise vessel capsize
JUNE 2, 2015 — Fifteen people have been rescued and five were confirmed dead after a passenger vessel carrying over 450 people capsized in China's Yangtze River, reports China's Xinhua news agency. Reportedly, the passengers were mostly...
June 02, 2015
Cat Propulsion tug package features new azimuth thrusters
JUNE 2, 2015 — A newly integrated propulsion package from Caterpillar Propulsion targeting the tug market will feature a new range of azimuth thrusters developed to match the highest performance with the most competitive cost. The 60 tonne...
June 02, 2015
Chevron to move Big Foot TLP following tendon damage
JUNE 2, 2015 — Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) said yesterday that the Big Foot tension-leg platform (TLP) will be moved to sheltered waters from its location in the deepwater U.S. Gulf of Mexico following damage to subsea installation...