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Marine Log

Austal hands over first Hawaii Superferry
Will enter service later this summer

First X-bowed seismic ships
Ulstein Design enters seismic market with quartet for Eastern Echo

Able UK loses nine "Ghost Ship" contracts
Marad recycling deal renegotiated

EC approves aid for new waterways vessel design
Composites hull means shallower draft

Rolls-Royce develops new OSV design for Ezra
Two UT 788 CD OSV;s to be built at Pan-United

Strategic Marine to build DSV at Vietnam yard
Coastline Marine orders 143 m vessel

Asian shipowners want stronger voice
ASF to have permanent secretariat

Dubai Drydocks World swoops on Singapore yard
Takes 70 percent stake in Pan-United Marine

LR and International Paint team up to support Chinese shipyards
Help on meeting new protective coatings code

Bharati to build Voith Schneider PSV's
Two for MAN Ferrostaal

Circle Line plans solar powered hybrid ferry for NYC
Green ferry with solar sail for Statue of Liberty route

B.C. Ferries sues Transportation Safety Board
seeks return of hard drive from sunken ferry

Hanjin Philippines gets order for 12,800 TEU box ships
German owners place order for four giant box ships plus four options

Marad advisory on Somali piracy
remain at least 200 nm off Somali east coast

Suez LNG moves to implement U.S. crew agreement
reaches agreement with Mass. Maritime Academy and IOMMP

ABG Shipyard set to acquire neighbor
signs MOU to acquire Vipul Shipyard

LNG carrier sold for scrap
BW Gas disposes of Havfru

BIW unveils cornerstone for Ultra Hall
Will enable yard to create 5,000 ton ship units

Ezra orders ultra large offshore vessel
Goes to Labroy for pipe laying, accommodation, well service & maintenance vessel

$257 million bulker order for STX
Six for domestic customer

Daewoo adds $1.1 biillion in box ship orders
Twelve ships for German owners

Mandatory ECDIS cut cut groundings by one-third
DNV study finds good electronic chart coverage of coastal waters

Coast Guard seeks refund from Deepwater contractor
Tells ICGS it is revoking acceptance of converted 123 ft patrol boats

IPO for Fincantieri
Talks with unions and Government

Second stretched Stena Superferry back in service
New midbody inserted at Lloyd Werft

Greece to sue cruise company
Will claim Euros 1 billion for Sea Diamond damages.

Wartsila to acquire U.K. bearing business
marine business of Railko Ltd.

Jurong books conversion orders
Smart FPSO and an scientific drilling vessel

Leadership changes at Singapore's PPL Shipyard
Tang succeeds Ong as MD

SCA elects new Chairman
Todd Pacific's Steve Welch takes helm

ABS expands agreement with Vietnam Register
ABS to train and qualify surveyors

John Deere introduces 610 hp marine engine
12.5 liter engine is most powerful offered by Deere

More "Magic Pipe" indictments
U.S. Attorney releases details

Another Deepwater hearing
Two subcommittees of House Homeland Security Committee look at troubled USCG acquisition

Navy ponders Coastal Patrol Boats
Naval Sea Systems Command conducts market survey

DSME may produce ship blocks in Norh Korea
CEO makes statement at symposium in Pyongyang

Bourbon Offshore orders Damen ASD tugs
four 83 t bollard pull units

Bush urges Senate action on Law of Sea Convention
and wants IMO to designate 1,200 miles of Hawaiian waters as a Particularly Sensitive Sea Area

Bergesen Worldwide sells Genmar stake
Morgan Stanley is the buyer

MSC renews Hornblower Marine's Westpac Express contract
will operate HSV for five more years

Hercules Offshore halts some Nigerian liftboat operations
develops security plan with Chevron

Empress of the North runs aground
...again

Seaspan orders 8.500 TEU box ships at HHI
Eight at $132.5 million each

STX Pan Ocean orders newbuilds in China
Three handy bulkers plus option

MacGregor adds to offshore services
latest acquisition is Vestnorsk Hydraulikkservice AS (VNH)

Somali pirates strike again
UAE ship hijacked

$978 million box ship order
Hyundai Heavy Industries adds eight more to box ship backlog

Ports, ferries get DHS security grants
Infrastructure Protection Program awards announced

Setback for Weaver's Cove LNG plan
COTP finds problems with plan to use smaller LNG tankers

Bourbon revenues soar
Offshore up 33 percent as fleet expands

HASC passes FY 2008 Defense Authorization Act
Billions for Navy shipbuilding ... and $30 million for Title XI

Boskalis to build mega dredge
40,000 cu.m replacement for W.D. Fairway

Jurong gets order for world's largest jackup
Enhanced CJ70 for PetroProd

Aker Yards books Nordcapital PSV order
Two UT-776 CD platform supply vessels

Savi to license e-Seal technology
Makes available patented technology incorporated in new ISO standard

Bloomberg unveils new NYC ferry initiative
Seeks industry proposals for Rockaways-Manhattan service

Rigdon takes delivery of fast crewboat
33 knots on trials

Vinashin licensed to build Wartsila diesels
Target of 30 to 40 engines a year

Blake to build multi-service jackups
Two well servicing and side tracking units, designed by Zentech

RAND urges early start on design of next nuclear submarine class
Navy urged to start five years ahead of schedule

Samsung wins $1.28 billion box ship order
Eight 12,600 TEU ships for Peter Doehle

Maritime security contract for Chouest vessel
Mother ship for small patrol vessels

Laborde to leave Tidewater
EVP, Secretary and General Counsel "to pursue personal business opportunities."

REM Con orders AHTS's at Aker
Two AH 12's for 2010 delivery

Wartsila acquires U.K. propeller repairer
McCall Propellers specializes in emergency repairs

Dubai's MIS wins more jackup rig orders
2+2 Super M2 for Orion International

House Seapower panel seeks increased Navy shipbuilding spending
Includes Title XI funding in markup

Conrad inks more contracts
Adds seven more vessels to order book

Pan-United Marine books AHTS orders
First ultra-large anchor handlers to be built in Singapore

Keppel AMFELS set for on time delivery of first Scorpion jackup
First of five is scheduled for delivery end May

Hornbeck Offshore orders DP-3 MPSV at Merwede
Will be U.S.-flagged

Aker Vietnam yard to build anchor handlers
Order from Aker Capital

Executives arrested in marine hose price fixing case
Feds allege conspiracy to rig bids, fix prices, and allocate markets

China Shipping Group enters shipbuilding market
New yard will have 1.5 million dwt annual capacity

Chiquita Brands in fleet sale and leaseback deal
Agreement with Eastwind Maritime and NYLauritzenCool AB

Seadrill orders another deepwater semi
$531.5 million unit ordered at Jurong

Justice suboenas OSG vessel documents
Company self-reports waste-oil handling allegations

HMC releases new details on $1 billion crane ship
Set to start ordering long lead time equipment in summer

No plans to raise Bourbon Dolphin
Gard P&I issues statement

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

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