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June 29, 2016

USCG issues Marine Safety Advisory on drug testing

JUNE 29, 2016 — The U.S. Coast Guard Inspections and Compliance Directorate has issued a Marine Safety Advisory (06-16) to restate and reemphasize the importance of a properly administered and applied random chemical testing program to prevent...
June 29, 2016

VIDEO: PortMiami to get dramatic new cruise terminal

JUNE 29, 2016 — Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE: RCL) has reached an agreement with Miami-Dade County to construct and operate a dramatic new cruise terminal at PortMiami, on land leased from the county. The new terminal will be a striking...
June 29, 2016

MacGregor equipment picked for Chinese polar ship

JUNE 29, 2016 —  Cargotec's MacGregor subsidiary has won an order to supply MacGregor offshore cranes and a Triplex handling system for a 14,300 gt polar research vessel being built for the Polar Research Institute of China. Designed by Aker...
June 29, 2016

AWO authorizes ClassNK to conduct RCP audits

JUNE 29, 2016 — The American Waterways Operators and classification society ClassNK have signed an agreement authorizing ClassNK to conduct audits of AWO's Responsible Carrier Program (RCP). The program is a safety management system for towing...
June 29, 2016

Mavrik Marine gillnetter first workboat with new MAN engine

JUNE 29, 2016 — The first MAN D2676 engine for work boats will soon be at work fishing for salmon in Alaska's Bristol Bay. MAN Engines introduced its latest generation of in-line six-cylinder engines for work boats in December last year. The...
June 28, 2016

Swiftships awarded $15 million FMS contract

JUNE 28, 2016 — Swiftships LLC, Morgan City, LA, is being awarded a $15,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract for 28-m coastal patrol craft production material kits, 4.7-meter rigid inflatable boats, forward looking infrared system, diagnostic...
June 28, 2016

Silver Ships delivers fire/rescue boat to NY

JUNE 28, 2016 — Silver Ships, Inc. reports that its Theodore, AL, shipyard has recently delivered a 34-foot custom designed and purpose-built all-welded aluminum fire/rescue boat to the Islip Fire District on Long Island, New York. The Islip...
June 28, 2016

Young Brothers orders four new tugs at Conrad Shipyard

JUNE 28, 2016 — Young Brothers, Limited, Hawaii's largest inter-island cargo service provider, has signed a contract valued at nearly $80 million with Conrad Shipyard, Morgan City, LA, covering construction of four new tugs. The first tug...
June 28, 2016

Ice floe, delayed crew response, led to laker grounding

JUNE 28, 2016 — The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) has determined that delays in responding after the vessel dragged anchor due to contact with an ice floe contributed to the April 2015 grounding of the 222.555 m bulk carrier CWB...
June 28, 2016

MAN marks two stage turbo milestone

JUNE 28, 2016 — MAN Diesel & Turbo has delivered its 1,000th turbocharger for two-stage turbocharging applications. MAN has a long history in two-stage turbocharging. It first evaluated the technology back in the 1970s and, in late 2000,...

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