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November 25, 2014
Huge drydock welcomes its first ship
NOVEMBER 25, 2014—The largest floating drydock in North America—the 80,000-ton lifting capacity Vigorous—got busy on November 17 with its first drydocking, after being christened by Vigor Industrial at its Portland, OR, facility. The 946 ft...
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November 25, 2014
Bollinger delivers FRC named for Normandy hero
NOVEMBER 25, 2014 — Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. has delivered the William Trump, the eleventh Fast Response Cutter (FRC) to the United States Coast Guard. "We are extremely happy to announce the delivery of the latest FRC built by Bollinger, the...
norwegian-adds-ship-to-oceania-fleet
November 25, 2014
Norwegian adds ship to Oceania fleet
NOVEMBER 25, 2014 — Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (Nasdaq:NCLH) today announced a definitive agreement with Princess Cruises, Ltd. to purchase the 684 passenger Ocean Princess for its newly acquired Oceania Cruises brand. Norwegian...
france-puts-warship-delivery-to-russia-on-indefinite-hold
November 25, 2014
France puts warship delivery to Russia on indefinite hold
NOVEMBER 25, 2014 — Russian sailors waiting in St. Nazaire, France, to take delivery of a helicopter carrier look set for an extended stay. According to an announcement today by the office of French President François Hollande, "the President...
singapore-operator-takes-delivery-of-flex-ferry-trio
November 25, 2014
Singapore operator takes delivery of Flex Ferry trio
NOVEMBER 25, 2014 — Singapore's Penguin Shipyard International has delivered three 38 m Flex Ferries to their new owner, Horizon Ferries, following successful sea trials in Singapore. Designed by BMT Nigel Gee of Southampton, England, the the...
liberty-maritime-bulker-rescues-syrian-refugees
November 25, 2014
Liberty Maritime bulker rescues Syrian refugees
NOVEMBER 25, 2014 — The 50,601 dwt U.S.-flag bulker Liberty Grace was recently involved in the rescue of more than 230 Syrian refugees from a a Turkish fishing trawler that was adrift 120 nautical miles southeast of Sicily. Liberty Maritime,...
dnv-gl-offers-help-on-fuel-switching-challenges
November 25, 2014
DNV GL offers help on fuel switching challenges
NOVEMBER 25, 2014 — Classification society DNV GL says that stricter limitations on sulfur emissions (SOx) will pose many challenges to ships operating in Emission Control Areas (ECAs).  If not handled with care, switching from Heavy Fuel...
australian-defense-minister-wouldnt-trust-asc-to-build-a-canoe
November 25, 2014
Defense Minister "wouldn't trust ASC to build a...
NOVEMBER 25, 2014 — Things are getting heated in the debate over whether Australia should build its next-generation submarines at government owned shipbuilder ASC or buy them overseas. In an exchange in Senate question time today, Defense...
cbp-in-new-ocs-jones-act-crackdown
November 25, 2014
CBP in new OCS Jones Act crackdown
NOVEMBER 25, 2014 — U.S. Customs and Border Protection is stepping up its efforts to enforce Jones Act requirement on OCS operations. Law firm Blank Rome is encouraging owners and operators of vessels engaged in Outer Continental Shelf...
louisiana-shipyard-builds-autonomous-space-port-drone-ship
November 24, 2014
Louisiana shipyard builds "space port drone ship"
NOVEMBER 24, 2014 — A shipyard in Louisiana has built what SpaceX entrepreneur Elon Musk describes in a tweet as an "autonomous space port drone ship." SpaceX plans to land the latest version of its reusable Falcon 9R rocket on the platform...

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