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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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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,...
October 22, 2014
Scrubbers mean likely changes to bunker delivery notes
OCTOBER 22, 2014 — Here's another example of how changes to regulations mean changes in the reams of paperwork confronting the marine industry. The text of the supplier's declaration required on the bunker delivery note (BDN) under MARPOL Annex...
October 22, 2014
Two large hybrid ferries to have CRP propulsion
OCTOBER 22, 2014 — Shipbuilder Japan Marine United Inc.has received an order from MOL Ferry Co., Ltd. for two large, eco-friendly ferries. With a capacity of 620 passengers, 160 trucks and 113 autos, the 14,000 gt ships will have a length OA of...
October 22, 2014
Matson to pay $1 million in molasses spill plea deal
OCTOBER 22, 2014 — Matson (NYSE:MATX) has reached a settlement with the U.S. Attorney for the District of Hawaii in relation to charges that it illegally discharged more than 230,000 gallons of molasses into Honolulu Harbor last year, but could...

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