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Marine Log

LR to class U.S. Gulf FPU
Dynamic positioning for ship-shaped production unit

Deepwater faces mounting Washington woes
Tough words from Coast Guard panel chair at House oversight hearing

DHS OIG report highlights Deepwater problems
Probes National Security Cutter design and performance deficiencies

DNV helps yards meet new IMO coatings standard
Sample Coating Technical File (CTF) in the works

More money for DDG 1000
Northrop Grumman and Bath Iron Works get contracts to complete the detail design

India's Larsen and Toubro lays keel for first ship
Hazira Shipyard on fast track

Jail sentence in "magic pipe" pollution case
Five months for Sun Ace Chief Engineer

Deepwater hearing scheduled
House panel schedules January 30 hearing on troubled Coast Guard program

Whistle blower collects $250,000 award
Second Engineer took digital photos of illegal bypass hose

$500 million order for Daewoo Mangalia
Five containerships for Hamburg Sud

$1.5 million in penalties in "magic pipe" pollution case
Pacific Gulf Marine admits illegal discharges

Foss Maritime acquires ACT
Expansion into global markets

Crowley buys SeaRiver Bay Area tugboat business
Includes tugs Goliath and Resolute

MAN Diesel PrimeServ introducs new maintenance management plan
Engine Management Concept is a new departure in maintenance programs

Claus Windelev moves on
Steps down as President of Trans Marine

Delmar expands Port Fourchon capability
Mooring company relocates and upgrades lifting capacity

Hoegh and Maersk in car carrier cooperation
Combined fleet to be operated commercially from Oslo

Wartsila and HHI in duel-fuel engine joint venture
Korean factory to meet surging demand for LNG ship market

Gulf Craft to build Incat Cowther cat crewboat for Seacor
150 passengers at 42 knots

Beached containership leaks oil
Five mile sheen from MSC Napoli

MSC Napoli to be beached
Stricken containership in danger of breaking up

Austal USA launches first Hawaii Superferry
Now being prepared for sea trials

Kramek appointed to Rowan Companies board
Former USCG Commandant and ABS President and CEO

Class action suit filed against Hornbeck Offshore Services
Alleges violations of federal securities laws

NYC settlement with EPA means cleaner diesel fuel
NYCEDC to fund ultra low sulfur diesel for some vessels

India's ABG Shipyard books $229 million order
Twelve vessels for Pacific First Shipping

Chinese sales success for Wartsila seals
Picked for Aframax series

Leadership changes at W&O Supply
Promotion sees David Turner move to Holland

Foss Maritime reorganizes corporate structure
Shifts from a regionally organized company to a line-of-business structure

MARAD seeks ideas on boosting U.S.-flag LNG fleet
puts request for comments in Federal Register

Samsung Heavy Industries reports record profit
Earnings doubled in 2006

Germanischer Lloyd restructures maritime services
Move will improve response to customers

Tidewater upbeat on earnings
Says third quarter results will exceed current expectations

Tecnico busy with commercial marine projects
Well into completion of US Shipping barge started by Senesco

PPL Shipyard books repeat jack-up order
BMP 375 for 2008 delivery

Mike Petters named ASA Chairman
Dugan Shipway named Vice Chairman

Cosco wins order for semi submersible
GM4000 well intervention vessel

Frontline to spin off new heavy lift operation
Recruits former Dockwise CEO

Navy issues stop work order for LCS-3
90 day halt to investigate "significant cost increases"

Metal Trades Department sues Coast Guard
Challenges National Vessel Documentation Center ruling

MAN Diesel power for ABG anchor handlers
Each will have four type 8L27/38 medium-speed main engines

Aker in $1 billion Smart FPSO deal
FPSO based on former Polar Alaska to work offshore India

Aker Yards to set up Vietnam OSV yard
Enters 70:30 joint venture with Singapore's Amanda Group

Hornbeck Offshore lowers earnings guidance
Cites volatility in U.S. Gulf OSV market

Marine Terminals Corp and CMA CGM in Bayport joint venture
Terminal Link Texas to offer stevedoring and other services

$8 million Navy contract for Guam Shipyard
Overhaul of USNS San Jose (T-AFS 7)

Ports, ferries to get DHS infrastructure protection grants
.DHS announces guidelines for FY2007 grants

U.S. increases deepwater royalty rate
...and lifts drilling bans on two offshore areas

Submarine in Strait of Hormuz collision with merchant ship
No injuries, says Navy

AMO replaces Michael McKay
resigns following felony conviction

IMO sets up security sub-division
New section within Maritime Safety Division of secretariat

Bill seeks scanning of all containers
Part of bill implementing 9/11 Commission recommendations

Top three Korean shipbuilders set $36 billion order target
2007 sales expected to be down from last year's $37.4 billion

Jury finds two AMO officials guilty
McKay brothers face sentencing March 29

Bollinger delivers ATB to Bouchard
6,140 hp tug and 110,000 bbl barge

Pilot's license suspended
Sped past LNG transfer operation

BG Group orders dual fuel LNG carriers
Goes to Samsung for two 170,000 cu.m diesel electric ships

GE Capital acquires CitiCapital marine finance unit
Deal adds $250 million in assets to marine portfolio

Electric Boat gets $42.8 million Navy award
Modification to previous nuclear submarine work contract

Jamian joins MTLA affiliates
Former Acting U.S. Maritime Administrator joins consultancy group roster

DHS issues TWIC final rule
Will impact over 750,000 port employees, longshoremen, mariners , truckers and others

Kirby buys tank barges
Prefers owning to leasing

Fincantieri adds P&O Cruises newbuild to backlog
3,067 passenger cruise ship for U.K. market

OSG's Arntzen named next CMA Commodore
Award to be made at March Gala Dinner

VT extends patrol vessel leases
$98.4 million contract with U.K. Ministry of Defence

Daewoo in Nigerian shipping joint venture
Eyes participation in oil and gas sectors

Kramek joins Armada Companies
Will chair Advisory Committee

Caspian repair yard planned
Caspian services signs MOU

ABG Shipyard bags cement carrier order
$9.9 million repeat order

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