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February 06, 2016

Industrial base urges earlier start of LX(R) construction

FEBRUARY 6, 2016 — Underscoring the point that Navy shipbuilding decisions are made on Capitol Hill as much as in the Pentagon, a coalition representing industrial base suppliers to the Navy's amphibious warships construction program have...
February 06, 2016

Vigor Marine wins $14 million T-AKE 6 drydocking contract

FEBRUARY 6, 2016 —Vigor Marine LLC, Portland, OR, is being awarded a $13,993,129 firm-fixed-price contract for a 45-calendar day shipyard availability for the regular overhaul and drydocking of USNS Amelia Earhart (T-AKE 6). Work will include...
February 05, 2016

UPDATE: Next try at freeing giant box ship will be Tuesday

FEBRUARY 5, 2016 ­– In an update issued today, Central Command for Marine Emergencies Germany (Havariekommando) said that the earliest chance to free the giant box ship CSCL Indian Ocean will not come until Tuesday morning. The ship has been...
February 05, 2016

Crowley christens second LNG-ready tanker

FEBRUARY 5, 2016 ­– Crowley Maritime Corp. christened the second of four new, Jones Act product tankers yesterday at the South Florida Petroleum Terminal, in Fort Lauderdale,FL. The 50,000 dwt, 330,000-barrel-capacity Texas joins sister ship...
February 05, 2016

Maersk Supply takes delivery of DP2 cable installer

FEBRUARY 5, 2017 — Damen Shipyards Group yesterday handed over the DP2 cable installation vessel Maersk Connector to Maersk Supply Service. Built at Damen Shipyards Galati in Romania, Maersk Connector is the second of a new generation of...
February 05, 2016

Reinforcement to Panama Canal lock sills completed

FEBRUARY 5, 2017 — The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) reports that sill reinforcements in the new locks have been completed this week, bringing the Panama Canal Expansion one step closer to inauguration. The reinforcements were made after leaks...
February 05, 2016

Schottel opens new Quebec office

FEBRUARY 5, 2017 — Marine propulsion specialist Schottel has opened a new sales office in the Quebec City, Quebec, area of Canada. Schottel Canada, Inc. will immediately serve the sales needs of current and future Schottel customers in Canada...
February 05, 2016

VIDEO: Giant box ship remains grounded

FEBRUARY 5, 2017 — The 19,000 TEU containership CSCL Indian Ocean this morning remained grounded in the Elbe River off the island of Lühesand on the approach to Hamburg. The 399.6 m x 58.6 m Hong Kong-flagged giant was carrying some 6,600...
February 04, 2016

FY2017 defense budget will cap LCS program at 40

FEBRUARY 4, 2017 — When the Navy's FY 2017 budget request is unveiled it now seems certain that the FYDP (Future Years Defense Plan) Littoral Combat Ship procurement will be capped at 40 ships to provide money for increased spending on things...
February 04, 2016

Crystal Cruises plans to return SS United States to service

FEBRUARY 4, 20016 — Crystal Cruises says it plans to save "America's Flagship," the SS United States, and "embark on the enormous undertaking of bringing the ship into compliance with the latest standards, and returning her to oceangoing...