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Marine Log

U.S. unveils OCS oil and gas initiative
Five Year Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program

Honorary doctorate for Clay Maitland
SUNY Maritime College honors a passionate commitment to the maritime industry

Siem Offshore adds to AHTS orders at Kleven
Exercises option

Bharati Shipyard to build advanced Multipurpose Offshore Support Vessel
$64.8 million order from Great Offshore

New generation heavylift/pipelay vessel
Designed by Sea of Solutions

$100 million order for Bangladesh yard
Eight 325 TEU containerships for German owners

Sealift to merge with Dockwise
Heavy lift shipping sector consolidation

Queen's Award for Intersleek
Fouling release product earns prestigious U.K. award

Keppel Shipyard launches Safety Leadership Program
Focuses on role of supervisors

Tidewater: record earnings--and an internal probe
"very best" fiscal year--and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act questions on Nigerian permits

Bourbon Dolphin inquiry starts
First mate tells his story

Fjellstrand books PSV contract
Havyard 832 CD for Faroe Islands owner

Financing in place for North Sea liftboats
NIBC Bank N.V. underwrites Seajacks facility

Kirby Corporation reports record earnings
Marine transportation segment at full utilization

MAN Diesel propulsion packages for Stena super ferries
based on latest common rail engine, medium speed 48/60 CR

ABS-classed fleet now over 130 million gt
2006 the most active year ever in the society's history

Keppel O&M wins orders worth $106 million
FPSO conversions and ASD tugboat newbuilds

Golar LNG wins Petrobras FSRU contract
Two vessels time-chartered as floating LNG storage and regasification units

OSG completes Heidmar Lightering acquisition
Operation will be named OSG Lightering

Low speed cat
Incat Crowther designs dinner boat for Sydney Harbor

V.Ships to manage SCAN Geo newbuilds
10 year agreement for management of three on order at ABG

Excelerate boosts LNGRV fleet
Takes equity stake in three Exmar vessels--including further newbuild

Justice Department investigates Deepwater
Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman were notified in December

ABG takes FORAN license
Enters agreement with Sener

Teekay and Torm swoop on OMI
Will divvy up assets after $2.2 billion acquisition

Coast Guard makes major changes to Deepwater
But will they go far enough to satisfy Congressional critics?

ACLI to add more tank barges
but accelerates dry cargo barge retirements

Two Navy contracts for Colonna's
worth a total $67.4 million

NCL to rename, reflag Pride of Hawaii
New paint job, too

Oberstar calls for criminal investigation of Deepwater conversions
Hearing to focus on findings of House committee's investigation

Bharati Shipyard confirms Swan Hunter deal
Acquiring all machinery and equipment--including floating dock

Keppel FELS to build $305 million floatel
440-man DP3 design accomodations semi

ASL Marine books AHTS orders
Six vessels for US$76.5 million

Bourbon Dolphin sinks during salvage
Vessel lying at 3,600 ft

Bourbon Dolphin salvage set to start
Missing include 14 year old boy

Bourbon AHTS capsizes
Shetland Coastguard mounts recovery effort

Navy cancels Littoral Combat Ship 3
Unable to reach agreement with Lockheed Martin on modified contract

Canada to renew Coast Guard fleet
Plan includes 12 new mid shore patrol vessels

Transpetro inks nine ship order
Brazilian shipbuilding revival gathers pace

Dubai World consolidates shipyard operations
Establishes Dubai Drydocks World

ACL books $15 million tank barge order
50,000 bbl unit for Andrie, Inc.

Stolt Nielsen orders parcel tankers
Four 43,000 dwt units from SLS for $340 million

NCL shifts Pride of Hawaii to European market
Says redeployment of U.S.-flag ship is temporary

Bharati gives more details on Swan Hunter deal
In negotiations for some machinery and equipment, not the shipyard

Lockheed makes new proposal on LCS
Effort to get stop work order lifted

U.S. Maritime Administration reorganizes
Connaughton unveils blueprint for "new" Marad

ABG to build bulkers for Cyprus owner
Four 54,000 dwt Supramax ships at $139 million each

Fred Olsen to stretch Norwegian Crown
Will serve U.K. cruise market as Balmoral

VT to supply Trinidad and Tobago OPV's
Three ship, $300 million package

Bollinger launches first PSV in Rigdon series
Based on GPA 654 design

Swan Hunter assets headed for India?
Indian reports say Bharati Shipyard has bought Swan machinery, equipment and floating dock

$7.5 million more for DDG 1000
NGSS, Pascagoula, awarded contract modification

USCG terminates Tampa sightseeing tour
Spongeorama Cruise was overloaded

Somali pirates release two ships
But IMB warns of upsurge of attacks

Captain charged after cruise ship sinks
Effort to free ship from reef said to have ripped hull open

Panama Canal delays toll hike
Slightly modifies proposal and will consider additional comments

MacGregor reports record ship crane sales
First quarter orders worth Euros 63 million

Ingalls strike ends
Shipyard workers vote to accept new package

Hitachi Zosen to build RT-flex engines
First order is for four six-cylinder Wartsila RT-flex50-B engines

Sharjah yard to build Super M2 jackups for new JV
MIS gets letter for two rigs (one firm, one option)

Keppel O&M wins orders from repeat customers
Reports recent contracts worth US$185 million

Striking Ingalls workers to vote on new package
Union leaders recommend approval

Austal books its biggest order
$181 million deal for four fast ferries

More contracts for Conrad Industries
Books six newbuildings first quarter

Rochester sells its fast ferry
Buyer is Germany's Forde Reederei Seetouristik

Awilco Offshore orders jack-up rig at PPL
Exercises last of four options

Royal Caribbean exercises option for second Genesis ship
5,400 passenger, 220,000 ton mega cruise ship

STX breaks ground for China shipyard
Sales projected to equal those of STX's Korean yard by 2012

U.S. backer for new Hartmann AHTS orders
Eight Moss 424's (plus two options) from Fincantieri

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