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May 31, 2016

USCG continues response to grounded laker

MAY 31, 2016 — The U.S. Coast Guard today was continues to monitor and respond to the motor vessel Roger Blough. The 833 ft, 1972-built self-unloading bulker, owned by Great Lakes Fleet, Inc, ran aground Friday afternoon on Gros Cap Reef in...
May 31, 2016

Irish Continental orders cruise ferry

MAY 31, 2016 — Dublin headquartered Irish Continental Group plc (ICG) is investing EUR 144 million to build a new cruise ferry for its Irish Ferries operation. To be built by German shipbuilder Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesselschaft (FSG), the...
May 31, 2016

NASSCO lays keel for LNG-ready ECO tanker

MAY 31, 2016 — General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard in San Diego, CA, hosted a keel laying ceremony May 25 for the Liberty, one of three ECO Class tankers under construction for SEA-Vista LLC, a partnership between Seacor Holdings, Inc. and Avista...
May 31, 2016

Frontline gets $603 million for ship shopping

MAY 31 2016 — John Fredriksen's Frontline Ltd. today reported unaudited results for the quarter ended March 31, 2016 that saw net income reach $78.9 million, or $0.50 per share. It also said that in May it had obtained commitments for up to...
May 31, 2016

Jurong delivers rig built for Hercules to Maersk

MAY 31 2016 — Sembcorp Marine's Jurong Shipyard, has delivered the high-specification jack-up rig Maersk Highlander (formerly known as Hercules Highlander) to Maersk Highlander UK Ltd. This follows the announcement last week by troubled...
May 31, 2016

FSG newbuilds to have Wartsila turnkey electrical solutions

MAY 31 2016 — Wärtsilä is to provide integrated turnkey electrical solutions for four new RO/RO ferries being built at Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG) in Germany. The shipyard is owned by the Siem Group and the four vessels have been...
May 30, 2016

U.S.-flag ATB tug has Barke high-lift flap rudders

MAY 30, 2016 — A U.S.-flag ATB tug under construction for SEA-Vista  at BAE Systems Jacksonville, FL, shipyard is equipped with Van der Velden Barke high-lift flap rudders for enhanced maneuverability and course keeping...
May 30, 2016

Stevedoring barge delivered to ProvPort

MAY 30, 2016—Conrad Shipyard, Amelia, LA, recently delivered a 300-foot long x 72-foot wide rake/box barge with a deck rating of over 6,000 pounds per square foot to ProvPort, Providence, RI, according to naval architect JMS Naval Architects,...
May 28, 2016

Three more charged in Fat Leonard case

MAY 28, 2016 —Three more individuals have been charged in the bribery and fraud scandal known in the Navy as the "Fat Leonard affair." Retired Navy Captain Michael Brooks, 57, of Fairfax Station, VA, Commander Bobby Pitts, 47, of Chesapeake,...
May 27, 2016

U.S. ferry fleet carries 115 million passengers a year

MAY 27, 2016 —The U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today released Highlights of the 2014 National Census of Ferry Operators (NCFO). Key findings indicate that 115.1 million passengers were carried...

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