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June 30, 2016

Damen signs MOU with Australian shipyard

JUNE 30, 2016 — Damen Shipyards Group and Rozelle, NSW, Australia, based Sydney City Marine have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) outlining the future cooperation of the two companies on the repair and maintenance of Damen-built...
June 30, 2016

Wartsila acquires Eniram in deal valued at EUR 43 million

JUNE 30, 2016 —  Wärtsilä today signed an agreement to acquire Eniram, a Finnish-based technology company providing the marine industry with energy management and analytics solutions. The deal is valued at EUR 43 million (enterprise value)....
June 30, 2016

Austal halts trading in its shares

JUNE 30, 2016 —  According to an Australian Securities Exchange  (ASX) announcement, the securities of Austal Limited have been placed in Trading Halt Session State at the request of the company, pending the release of an announcement by the...
June 30, 2016

Paris MOU countries banned fewer ships last year

JUNE 30, 2016 — In its latest annual report, the Paris MOU on Port State Control reports that 2015 saw a large decrease in refusals of access ("bans") within the region: 11 bans compared to 20 in 2014. '= The detention percentage, however,...
June 30, 2016

Chemical tanker hits moored sailboats, sustains bow damage

JUNE 30, 2016 — The Coast Guard said yesterday that is continuing to monitor the condition of a 19,888 dwt chemical/oil products tanker that allided with three unoccupied, moored sailboats Wednesday afternoon at the mouth of the Piscataqua...
June 29, 2016

Grant will help Alaska students develop maritime careers

JUNE 29, 2016 — Crowley Maritime Corp. reports that it has helped the Alaska Vocational Technical Center (AVTEC) win a three-year grant that will help students develop skills to successfully establish careers in the maritime industry. AVTEC,...
June 29, 2016

La Naval delivers ABC-powered hybrid RoPax ferry

JUNE 29, 2016 — Spanish shipbuilder Construcciones Navales del Norte—La Naval — has now delivered Texelstroom, one of the world's first  hybrid RoPax ferries. The 135 m double ender has been built for Royal N.V. Texels Eigen Stoomboot...
June 29, 2016

USCG issues Marine Safety Advisory on drug testing

JUNE 29, 2016 — The U.S. Coast Guard Inspections and Compliance Directorate has issued a Marine Safety Advisory (06-16) to restate and reemphasize the importance of a properly administered and applied random chemical testing program to prevent...
June 29, 2016

VIDEO: PortMiami to get dramatic new cruise terminal

JUNE 29, 2016 — Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE: RCL) has reached an agreement with Miami-Dade County to construct and operate a dramatic new cruise terminal at PortMiami, on land leased from the county. The new terminal will be a striking...
June 29, 2016

MacGregor equipment picked for Chinese polar ship

JUNE 29, 2016 —  Cargotec's MacGregor subsidiary has won an order to supply MacGregor offshore cranes and a Triplex handling system for a 14,300 gt polar research vessel being built for the Polar Research Institute of China. Designed by Aker...

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