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May 01, 2015
Drew Marine acquires Ocean Signal
MAY 1, 2015 —Margate, Kent, U.K. headquartered marine communications and safety equipment specialist Ocean Signal Ltd has been acquired by Drew Marine Ltd., Whippany, NJ. It will operate as a unit of Drew Marine subsidiary ACR Electronics, Inc....
May 01, 2015
Navantia launches last of 12 landing craft for Australia
MAY 1, 2015 — Spanish naval shipbuilder Navantia has launched the twelfth and final LLC fast landing craft in a series being built for the Royal Australian Navy. Their design is based on the fast landing craft built by Navantia for the Spanish...
May 01, 2015
ABS has "year of firsts and excellence"
MAY 1, 2015 — Classification society ABS held its Annual Meeting in New York on April 28, 2015. "2014 was a year of firsts and excellence in performance for ABS," said Chairman, President and CEO Christopher J. Wiernicki. "We achieved the...
May 01, 2015
LA Port Police Chief indicted on corruption charges
MAY 1, 2015 — The Port of Los Angeles chief of police, Ronald Jerome Boyd, has been indicted on federal corruption charges that accuse him of hiding his business links to a software developer he was helping win a contract at the...
May 01, 2015
Shipowners worry about availability of U.S. approved BWMS
MAY 1, 2015 — Shipowners' organizations are "deeply concerned" that IMO's Ballast Water Management Convention could soon come into force without an implementation schedule that recognizes the need for shipowners to fit U.S, approved Ballast...
April 30, 2015
Committee approves Coast Guard Authorization Act
APRIL 30, 2015 —The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee today unanimously approved bipartisan legislation to supports and strengthen the United States Coast Guard. The Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2015 (H.R. 1987) authorizes...
April 30, 2015
Fire screen doors top list of cruise ship deficiencies
APRIL 30, 2015 —The U.S. Coast Guard's Cruise Ship National Center of Expertise, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, has just released its latest annual listing of Top Cruise Ship Deficiencies. It says that a total of 329 deficiencies were issued in 2014. In...
April 30, 2015
Hyundai Heavy mega crane uses MacGregor VFD winches
APRIL 30, 2015 — Cargotec's MacGregor subsidiary has delivered and commissioned 45 variable frequency drive (VFD) winches and a full control system for the recently completed heavy-lift crane barge Hyundai HLV-10000, one of the largest heavy...
April 30, 2015
Maersk Tigris detention relates to 2005 cargo dispute
APRIL 30, 2015 — Details are now emerging about the Iranian court case that led to the April 28 seizure of the Marshall Islands registered containership Maersk Tigris by units  of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Navy (see earlier story). Maersk...
April 30, 2015
Denmark to lead new e-Navigation project
APRIL 30, 2015 — The EU has approved a Danish-led, maritime innovation project with a budget of DKK 85 million, that promises to "function as a showcase of the global unleashing of e-Navigation solutions." The idea of e-Navigation has been...