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February 11, 2016

Study: Best practices to tackle tug/towboat crew fatigue

FEBRUARY 10, 2015 — The American Waterways Operators has hailed a study conducted for the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine that finds "there is currently no scientific data to support...
February 11, 2016

VIDEO: Newport News tests CVN 72 steam catapults

FEBRUARY 11, 2014 — Huntington Ingalls Industries' (NYSE:HII) Newport News Shipbuilding division has begun testing the updated catapult systems aboard the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), which is nearing the end of its mid-life...
February 10, 2016

Navy budget: The game begins

FEBRUARY 10, 2015 — The Department of the Navy’s $164 billion FY 2017 budget submission is lower than widely expected by defense analysts. It is 3.5 percent less than last years spending projections and down two-and-a-half percent from the FY...
February 10, 2016

Sail training ship to have MAN 6L21/31 engine

FEBRUARY 10, 2016 —When not propelled by its 3,350 sq.m of sails, a 110 m cadet training ship under construction at Spain's Freire Shipyard will be powered by a MAN 6L21/31 engine. Ordered by the Defense Ministry of the Republic of Indonesia...
February 10, 2016

NTSB eyes Anthem of the Seas incident

FEBRUARY 10, 2016 — Sen. Bill Nelson has called for the National Transportation Safety Board to investigate the voyage that saw passengers aboard the Royal Caribbean cruise ship Anthem of the Seas confined to their cabins overnight Sunday when...
February 10, 2016

BMT completes Australian cable ferry project

FEBRUARY 10, 2016 — Melbourne, Australia, based BMT Design & Technology Pty Ltd (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, has recently completed a design project for the South Australian Government's Department of Planning, Transport and...
February 10, 2016

Greece tops shipowning nations by value

FEBRUARY 10, 2016—Greece is the top shipowning nation by fleet value in 2016, with a total fleet value of $95.29 billion, according to data compiled by The valuation is based on vessels in the current fleet and those on...
February 10, 2016

Denmark issues preliminary container weighing rule

FEBRUARY 10, 2016 — Shippers may not like it but, under an amendment to the SOLAS convention, but from July 1, 2016 packed containers intended to be carried on international sea voyages must be weighed before being loaded. The Danish Maritime...
February 10, 2016

Wartsila DF engines to power 16 Japanese gas carriers

FEBRUARY 10, 2016 — Sixteen gas carriers being built in Japanese shipyards for Japanese owners are to be powered by Wärtsilä dual-fuel engines capable of running on liquefied natural gas (LNG) or conventional diesel fuels. The vessels each...
February 10, 2016

Maersk Group sees another tough year head

FEBRUARY 10, 2016 — The Maersk Group has published its 2015 Annual Report. With a loss-making fourth quarter, the group delivered a profit of $925 million, compared to the prior year's $5.2 billion, and an underlying profit of $3.1billion...