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October 24, 2014
DNV GL approves design of new steerable thruster
OCTOBER 24, 2014 — Classification society DNV-GL has approved the design of the Wärtsilä WST-14 thruster, indicating that the design fully complies with classification rules. This is an exceptional case since the approval has been granted...
gd-biw-gets-another-5-million-for-ddg-1000-class-services
October 23, 2014
GD BIW gets another $35.5 million for DDG 1000 work
OCTOBER 23, 2013 — General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, Bath, ME, is being awarded a $32,512,320 modification to previously awarded fixed-price-incentive contract N00024-11-C-2306 to exercise options for DDG 1000 class services. This work will...
john-deere-expands-marine-tier-3-engine-lineup
October 23, 2014
John Deere expands Marine Tier 3 engine lineup
OCTOBER 23, 2013 — John Deere Power Systems (JDPS) has introduced new propulsion ratings to its EPA Marine Tier 3 engine offerings. The new PowerTech 4045TFM85 propulsion ratings expand the John Deere Marine Tier 3 lineup with two ratings for...
short-sea-operators-hope-for-bwts-exemption
October 23, 2014
Short sea operators hope for BWTS exemption
OCTOBER 23, 2014 — Ferry operators and other short sea operators could be cut a break on the requirement to fit ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) under the pending IMO Ballast Water Management Convention. In a joint submission to last...
eastern-shipbuilding-adds-three-more
October 23, 2014
Eastern Shipbuilding adds three more
OCTOBER 23, 2014 — Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc., Panama City, FL, has added three more vessels to its orderbook. In August, Suderman & Young Towing Company and Bay Houston Towing Company each exercised an option for an additional...
over-reliance-on-ais-a-factor-in-dover-strait-collision
October 23, 2014
Over-reliance on AIS a factor in Dover Strait collision
OCTOBER 23, 2014 — A collision between a multi-purpose cargo ship an unmanned crane barge under tow in the Dover Strait happened in part because the officer alone on the bridge of the cargo ship, the Rickmers Dubai, was relying solely on AIS...
cargotec-macgregor-to-be-reorganized-into-divisions
October 23, 2014
Cargotec: MacGregor to be reorganized into divisions
OCTOBER 23, 2014 — Cargotec's MacGregor business is being reorganized into seven divisions that will become effective January 1, 2015. Cargotec says that the six new operative divisions, along with Global Lifecycle Support as the seventh...
vt-halter-cuts-steel-for-first-crowley-lng-fueled-conro
October 22, 2014
VT Halter cuts steel for first Crowley LNG fueled ConRO
OCTOBER 23, 2014 — VT Halter Marine, Inc. today officially began construction on the first of two LNG-fueled Commitment class ConRo ships Crowley Maritime Corporation's liner services group with the first steel plate cutting at its Pascagoula,...
innovative-fouling-defense-coating-racks-up-references
October 22, 2014
Innovative fouling defense coating racks up references
OCTOBER 23, 2014 — Just over a year after its introduction, Hempaguard, a ground-breaking hull coating concept from Danish coatings manufacturer Hempel, has already been applied to more than 170 full ships with another being coated every third...
captain-held-by-nigerian-pirates-sues-eco-and-chevron
October 22, 2014
Captain held by Nigerian pirates sues ECO and Chevron
OCTOBER 22, 2014 — Captain Wren Thomas, an offshore supply vessel captain held hostage by Nigerian pirates for 18 days has filed suit in Texas against Chevron USA and Edison Chouest Offshore, reports VB Attorneys, (Vujasinovic & Beckcom,...

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