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FEBRUARY 2008

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Manitowoc awarded $35 million USCG contract
Construction of additional 18 Response Boat-Medium (RB-M) vessels

Guilty plea in magic pipe case
Former chief engineer of U.S.-flag car carrier pleads guilty

$10.8 million SeaFighter award
Great Eastern Group, Inc. gets modification to previously awarded contract for crew support, operation and maintenance of Navy wavepiercer

OSG enters the FSO market
Maersk Oil Qatar AS awards contract to OSG and Euronav JV

Court blocks enfocement of California marine fuel rule
Air Resources Board must not enforce low sulfur rule

BC Ferries reports third quarter loss
Seasonal factors again depress third quarter results

Gulf Island Fabrication reports soaring income and revenues
Offshore fab company has $330.4 million backlog

Former Lott staffer joins Northrop Grumman
Mitchell "Mitch" B. Waldman named director of acquisition policy

ABG delivers AHST to Lamnalco
53 meter long, 90 tonne bollard pull vessel

Chang takes helm at ST Marine
Chang Cheow Teck named President of VT Halter Marine's parent company

House panel holds hearing on USCG and MARAD budgets
Balance between USCG safety and security missions gets attention

Bourbon to build ten GPA IMR vessels at Chinese shipyard
100 m inspection, maintenance and repair vessels

Bollinger announces Martin Midstream contract
55,000 bbl OPA 90 barge

Toxic ship not that toxic

Meyer to build fifth Solstice cruise liner for Celebrity
$912 million 2,850 passenger ship for 2012 delivery

Toxic ship not that toxic
...and not headed for Guam

Havila orders IRM vessel
97.54 m offshore inspection, maintenance and repair vessel

MacGregor wins $20 million Navy contract
to design, build and test the Test Article Vehicle Transfer System

GulfMark Offshore reports record results
Beats market expectations by a wide margin

Yantai Raffles delivers accommodation barge
350-man unit for Marine Subsea AS

Ezra Vietnam unit wins $455.4 million unit
Fabrication and assemby for North American oil and gas industry client

New management team at Fraser Shipyards
Western Lake Superior shipyard gets new leadership

ASA and NAMEPA forge link
American Salvage Association and North American Marine Environment Protection Association agree reciprocal associate membership arrangement

Conrad Industries books orders worth $50.3 million
Fourteen barges, two tugs, a ferry and a major ferry repair

Hawaii Superferry extends Alakai drydocking
hull damaged during drydocking process

Odfjell cancels Sevmash contract
Claims "willful misconduct and massive contract breaches" by Russian shipyard

Expansion pays off for HOS
Hornbeck Offshore reports fourth quarter and annual results

MHI shipyard gets Japan's largest goliath crane
will help boost production from five LNG carriers a year to seven

Bollinger Algiers completes tug conversion
Fifth in a series of repower and life extension projects for Crescent Towing

Aker Yards wins Arctic containership order
two for Greenland

Desgagnés acquires newbuild in Turkey
to be reflagged Canadian

Eastern Shipbuilding launches ATB tug
First of three for U.S. Shipping Partners

Ryan takes helm at ACL
Barge giant names Michael P. Ryan President and CEO

U.K.'s Fleet Tankers could be built in Korea
BAE Systems teams with Daewoo

Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. discloses drill ship order
Delivery set for 2010

LNG carrier Catalunya Spirit heads back to sea
Repairs completed

Transocean sells three jack-ups to Hercules Offshore
$350 million for three shallow-water GOM units

Seacor Marine christens catamaran crewboat
170 ft DP2 vessel carries 150 passengers at more than 40 knots

Power restored on LNG ship Catalunya Spirit
Repair crew finds malfunctioning electrical relays

Washington State authorizes three new ferries
First of 100-car capacity vessels to be delivered in 14 months

Another $2.8 billion for DDG 1000 Zumwalt class work
Northrop Grumman gets $1,402,539,861 and Bath gets $1,395,382,679

FY 2009 budget cuts threaten Intracoastal Waterway
$2.2 million sought for dredging when $30 million is needed

Computer problem blamed in LNG tanker power loss
Catalunya Spirit now at future site of Neptune Offshore LNG facility

SembCorp Marine to take $208 million Q4 charge
foreign exchange losses

Former Lott legislative director joins K&L Gates
James A. Sartucci will focus on Coast Guard, maritime and other transportation issues

Guido Perla & Associates gets AHL tanker contract
production engineering for deckhouse

Guido Perla & Associates gets AHL tanker contract
production engineering for deckhouse

Swire Pacific orders eight AHTS's at Qingdao
$100 million order is company's first with mainland China yard

GD unit to integrate ship mission systems for Austal JHSV
General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems will design, integrate and test the ship's electronic systems

New York City to develop major ferry system
City Council Speaker promises one of the most significant transit initiatives in recent NYC history

VT Halter Marine books PSV order
Two 230 ft vessels for 2010 delivery

MAN Diesel gensets to power SeaMetric TML ships
24 gensets ordered for first four ships

Disabled LNG ship under tow
heads for temporary offshore location

IMO panel makes progress on ship emissions
subcommittee offers MEPC three options on SOX reduction

LNG ship adrift off Cape Cod
Catalunya Spirit loses propulsion

AHL starts construction of Jones Act tanker series
Steel cutting ceremony at R&R Shipbuilding

HHI wins $1.35 billion box ship order
Eight containerships for 2012 delivery

$100 million investment in Scottish shipyard
Rosyth readies for aircraft carrier construction role

Superferry moves up drydocking for rudder repairs
permanent repairs to auxiliary rudders "to enhance passenger comfort"

Fincantieri planning swoop on Aker Yards?
Reportedly lining up financing for take over bid

CMA CGM orders cruise yachts at Fincantieri
Two 140 m ships for 2010 delivery

AWO slams "lockage fee" proposal
Budget seeks to replace inland waterways fuel tax with fees for transiting locks

Guilty pleas in pollution case
First "magic pipe" case of 2008

Crowley orders two more tugs for Alaska
Places order with Diversified Marine, Portland, Oregon

Bourbon revenues up despite weak dollar
2007 annual revenues: up 26.5 percent

Aker Yards warns on profits
Preliminary annual results will be presented March 3, 2008

Aker Yards warns on profits
Preliminary annual results will be presented March 3, 2008

Seadrill ups stakes in Odfjell Invest and Scorpion
John Fredriksen's offshore drilling company now owns 7.05 percent of Odfjell Invest and 20.48 percent of Scorpion Offshore

Bourbon extends strategic horizon to 2012
plan includes new subsea services unit and more newbuildings

Washington State fills key ferry job
names new assistant secretary for ferries division

FY 2009 budget dissappoints ports
cuts in security and navigation channel programs

Northrop Grumman names two shipbuilding vice presidents
promotions for Simmerman and Dickseski

Bahrain Coast Guard boats arrive at ADSB
first of ten set for major refit

Maersk to cut 200 Danish seafarer jobs
will be replaced with international crew

DHS FY 2009 budget slashes port security grant funding
Down from $388 million to $210 million

FY 2009 DOD budget seeks $16.9 billion for shipbuilding
Includes two LCS's and two JHSV's

Ice class tug hijacked off Somali coast
Seized by pirates on delivery voyage from St Petersburg to Sakhalin Island

Nichols Brothers has a new owner
Whidbey Island shipbuilder plans to start rehiring "immediately"

DHS announces increased port security grant funding
SAFE Ports Act funding kicks in

BIW awarded JHSV preliminary design award
offers steel monohull based on Rolls-Royce NVC Design RoPax

Keppel gets contract for first U.S. Gulf FPSO
also awarded second Maersk Contractors FPSO conversion

Australian firms win JHSV preliminary design contracts
Incat and Austal designs are two of three picked in down-selection process

NASSCO wins $459.8 million T-AKE award
option exercised for construction of T-AKE 10, long lead material for T-AKE 11

$6 million upgrade for Harvey Gulf International OSV
Sophisticated reel storage system to assist ultra-deepwater semi

New special ops craft passes sea trials
USMI's 90 ft MKV-PB(C) exceeds 50 knots

NEWS STORIES FOR JANUARY 2008