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September 04, 2015
Mississippi Rive closure continues
SEPTEMBER 4, 2015 —As of 10:50 a.m. today, 23 vessels were awaiting transit down river and 10 were awaiting transit up as the Mississippi River remained closed to all traffic except response vessels between between mile markers 939-922.The...
September 04, 2015
Jotun celebrates 10,000th SeaQuantum application
SEPTEMBER 4, 2015 — Coatings manufacturer Jotun and COSCO Dalian Ocean Shipping Company recently celebrated the 10,000th application of Jotun's premium antifouling SeaQuantum. The ship marking the milestone, COSCO Dalian's 297,336-dwt tanker,...
September 04, 2015
Schulte to retrofit eleven containerships with BWMS
SEPTEMBER 4, 2015 — Under one of the largest ballast water management system (BWMS) retrofit contracts issued thus far, eleven containerships owned by Hamburg, Germany, headquartered Bernhard Schulte GmbH & Co. KG will be fitted with...
September 04, 2015
Knut E. Hansen unveils design for expedition cruise ship
SEPTEMBER 4, 2015 — One of the reasons why President Barack Obama wants to accelerate acquisition of increased Coast Guard icebreaker capacity (see earlier story) is that climate change and receding ice is prompting an increasing interest in...
September 04, 2015
Slurry oil spill causes Mississippi River closure
SEPTEMBER 4, 2015 —The Mississippi River yesterday remained closed to all traffic except response vessels between mile markers 939-922. A queue was in place, six up bound and nine down bound. In an update today (see story) the Coast Guard said...
September 03, 2015
Willard to supply patrol vessels to Philippines police
SEPTEMBER 3, 2015 — The United States Department of State has awarded a Willard Marine, Inc., Anaheim, CA, a contract to provide the Philippine National Police Maritime Group with patrol vessels equipped to conduct search and rescue operations...
September 03, 2015
MOL fits a box ship with a windshield
SEPTEMBER 3, 2015 — Japan's Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) has started demonstration tests of a new windshield for containerships that, it says, has the potential to reduce wind resistance, save fuel, and reduce CO2 emissions. The windshield...
September 03, 2015
Court gives nod for Signal bankruptcy auction
SEPTEMBER 3, 2015 — The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delware has given the go ahead for the sale of the assets of shipbuilder Signal International. Signal International filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy July 12 after reaching a $20...
September 03, 2015
Kirby picks ABS as Subchapter M solutions provider
SEPTEMBER 3, 2015 — Kirby Corporation has selected ABS to provide classification and International Safety Management certification for 11 push boats. Under Subchaper M towing vessel safety requirements proposed, but not yet enacted, by the...
September 03, 2015
LaNaval poised to ink order to build two LNG fueled ferries
SEPTEMBER 3, 2015 — Spain's Baleària Group has reached an agreement with shipbuilder Construcciones Navales del Norte – La Naval for the construction of two natural gas fueled ferries. The agreement is expected to be firmed up within about two...