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June 30, 2015
South Korea's Lim to be next IMO Secretary General
JUNE 30, 2015 — Beating out five other candidates, Ki-tack Lim (Republic of Korea) has been elected as the Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), with effect from January 1, 2016, for an initial term of four...
June 30, 2015
Jotun welcomes progress on ISO Standards
JUNE 30, 2015 — Coatings manufacturer Jotun is applauding a decision that brings International Standards for measuring ship hull and propeller performance a lot nearer. The 17 National Standardization Bodies represented on ISO's Marine...
June 30, 2015
Wärtsilä WTT11 tunnel thruster gains LR Type Approval
JUNE 30, 2015 — Wärtsilä's WTT11 tunnel thruster has successfully passed the final step of the Lloyd's Register Type Approval process. Type Approval demonstrates that the WTT11 conforms to recognized industry quality standards, and that it is...
June 30, 2015
Austal lays keel for LCS 14
JUNE 30, 2015 — Austal USA's Mobile, AL, shipyard yesterday hosted a keel-laying ceremony today for the future USS Manchester (LCS 14), marking the first significant milestone in the vessel's construction. This ship is the fifth Independence...
June 29, 2015
Tanker back in service after conversion to LNG fueling
JUNE 29, 2015 — Norway's Bergen Tankers AS has completed the successful conversion of the 4,447 dwt chemical/oil products tanker Bergen Viking from diesel-electric to Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)-electric propulsion. The 95 m vessel is now back...
June 29, 2015
Burke and Clott get SUNY Maritime ABS Chairs
JUNE 29, 2015 — The State University of New York Maritime College says that Dr. Richard Burke and Dr. Christopher Clott have been selected as its inaugural ABS chairs.   The chairs have been funded with the help of a $3 million endowment from...
June 29, 2015
Atlantic City wind farm decision headed to NJ Supreme Court
JUNE 29, 2015 — Fishermen's Energy is taking its case to build a 25 MW offshore wind farm off Atlantic City to the New Jersey Supreme Court after being rejected twice by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU). Fishermen's Energy is a...
June 29, 2015
VHF recordings leaked following cruise ship collision
JUNE 29, 2015 — Though one passenger reportedly said the experience was "like being on the Titanic," video shows that a collision between the elderly cruise ship Celestyal Crystal and a 38,734 dwt Scorpio Tankers owned chemical products tanker...
June 29, 2015
Svitzer orders two more Damen ASD tugs
JUNE 29, 2015 — Towage and emergency response specialist Svitzer has ordered two more Damen ASD 3212 tugs with 80 tonnes bollard pull performance. They are being built at Damen's Song Cam shipyard in Vietnam and will be delivered to Svitzer UK...
June 29, 2015
Prison for captain 10 years after fatal barge explosion
JUNE 29, 2015 — More than 10 years after a January 19, 2005 barge explosion in which a crew member died, the captain of the tugboat pushing the barge has been sentenced to six months in prison. The family company for which he worked was put on...