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Marine Log

Contaminated fuel disables containership
Now under tow to Port of New York

Bollinger inks three more Bouchard barge contracts
New construction of one 80,000 bbl and two 60,000 bbl tank barges

Daewoo books $2.1 billion FPSO order
Takes in $21.5 billion of new orders this year

Nepline Berhad orders 7,000 dwt producrts tankers from China
$15 million each, 2009 delivery

Stolt-Nielsen antitrust case is over
DOJ won't appeal dismissal of indictment

Austal USA gets $33.7 million for infrastrucure improvement
Navy helps for post-Katrina recovery

Samsung wins orders for semisubs, drillships
Two semisubmersibles for Russia, two drillships for other customers

Congress kills tonnage tax repeal attempt
and Title XI gets some funding

Bay-Houston takes delivery of first Z-Tech tug
Main Iron Works delivers WESLEY A

R&R Marine to build barges for Blessey
First unit set for July 2008 delivery

Wallenius and Wilhelmsen order world's largest RO/RO's
Four from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

Aker Yards' Finnish ferry projects face more delays
Company may spin of offshore and specialized vessels business to boost shareholder values

Greatship Global Offshore orders vessels from Sri Lanka
two from Colombo Dockyard for 2010 deliveries

India's ABG Shipyard books export orders
Nine vessels for three repeat customers

DryShips takes stake in Ocean Rig
Bulker specialist sees opportunity in ultra deepwater

Todd Pacific wins WSF design contract
Plan for up to four 144-car ferries inches forward

Washington State to scrap Steel Electric ferries
Governor presents $100 million proposal for three replacements

USCG responds to Toledo fuel oil spill
Bulker stern hits dock, rupturing two fuel tanks

Indian yards plan expansion despite subsidy uncertainties
ABG and L&T have ambitious plans for new yards

Seaband Satellite offers new tracking systems
Container tracking and vessel monitoring solutions

Carnival orders two more for Aida
adds to backlog at Meyer

Mokihana back in service after controversial rebuild
meantime SCA and Pasha file new challenge to ship's Jones Act status

LeTourneau sells second rig kit to Lamprell
Super 116 for Scorpion

ACL gets USCG approval for accelerated training program
from new entrant to Full Mate in 30-36 months

MAN B&W 6S40ME-B passes type approval test
delivers 6,810 kW at 146 rpm with an MEP of 21 bar

Prison for marine hose cartel Brits
Consultant and two Dunlop execs cop pleas in price fixing case

Macao court suspends CotaiJet ferry service
Macao government tendering process challenged by Hong Kong ferry operator

Sneak tax attack on U.S.-flag shipping
So called "technical correction" would take tonnage tax option away for mainland-Puerto Rico trade

Bisso Marine launches four tugs in one day
Derrick barge Cappy Bisso puts four 650 ton tugs in water one after another

Apollo Management to acquire Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Private equity investor adds to growing cruise portfolio

Danaos orders three at Hyundai Samho
10,100 TEU containerships for 2011 delivery

TUI and Royal Caribbean plan German cruise JV
Plans include two newbuilds

USCG seeks Cosco Busan pilot's merchant marine officer license
asks him to voluntarily deposit license

WSF's Steel Electric problems mount
Hull pitting on two drydocked veteran ferries is extensive

South Korea declares spill disaster
Oil spill from Hebei Spirit is South Korea's largest ever

Cosco Busan pilot charged with misconduct
Has 15 days to respond

Floating stranded gas solutions near commercialization
ABS reports resurgence of interest

Stealthgas buys newbuild product tankers
describes buy as "a secure opportunistic investment"

Ulstein inks two more Eastern Echo seismic ship contracts
design and equipment deal finalized as Schlumberger prepares to close its acquisition of Eastern

Chinese yard launches GPAI design PSV for Bourbon
first of four GPA 670 MKII Special Products vessels

Maersk Line, Limited bids for JHSV
team includes Derecktor and Gibbs & Cox

New cold ironing solution from Siemens
adapts frequency and voltage of shore power to the ship's on-board power supply system

Aries Marine signs LOI for double-skinned PSV's
Will meet new IMO regulations

Puerto Rico gets floating dry dock
Now servicing vessels in San Juan

Vroon orders four from Dalian
92,500 dwt bulk carriers for 2009 and 2010 deliveries

Keppel completes FPSO upgrade
Nigerian Minister attends sail away ceremony

More indictments in marine hose price fixing case
Three Brits charged

Transocean to raise $8.5 billion
Will repay portion of borrowings used in GlobalSantaFe merger

Teekay spin-off files for IPO
Teekay Tankers plans to offer 10 million shares

Ingram Barge orders newbuild tank barges
Up to twenty 10,000 bbl units from Jamesbuilt LLC

Washington State Ferries finds steel problems with another ferry
40 year old vessel's return to service delayed for additional steel replacement

San Francisco Bar Pilots conduct internal review
follows Cosco Busan incident

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