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May 26, 2015
More Paris MOU crackdowns in works
MAY 26, 2015 — The Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control (Paris MoU) is ready to roll with more Concentrated Inspection Campaigns (CICs) following its recent 48th Committee meeting (PSCC48) in Noordwijkerhout, the...
crown-prince-to-attend-danish-maritime-forum
May 26, 2015
Crown Prince to attend Danish Maritime Forum
MAY 26, 2015 — Denmark's Crown Prince Frederik is to attend this year's Danish Maritime Forum. To be held October 7-8 at the new Copenhagen cruise terminal, the prestigious invitation-only forum is the flagship event of Danish Maritime Days,...
lied-to-bsee-gets-probation-and-community-service
May 26, 2015
Lied to BSEE, gets probation and community service
MAY 26, 2015 — Race Addington, 49, of Houston, TX, was sentenced May 20 for making false statements to Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) inspectors in relation to the veracity of blowout preventer testing on an offshore oil...
wartsila-develops-propulsion-systems-compatible-with-eals
May 25, 2015
Wartsila develops propulsion systems compatible with EALs
MAY 25, 2015—Wärtsilä has developed propulsion systems that are capable of operating with Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EALs) and comply with the U.S. Vessel General Permit 2013 (VGP-2013). Wärtsilä is among the first marine propulsion...
marad-to-fund-vessel-emission-reduction-projects
May 22, 2015
MARAD to fund vessel emission reduction projects
MAY 22, 2015 — The U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) has announced that up to $1.3 million in Federal funding is now available through cooperative agreements for projects supporting vessel emissions reductions and alternative energy.   The...
ro-pax-of-the-future-to-have-rotor-sails?
May 22, 2015
Ro-Pax of the future to have rotor sails?
MAY 22, 2015 — Will the "Ro-Pax of the Future" have rotor sails? It looks like it from a teaser image released by Finland's Deltmarin which will reveal details of the design at a June 4 event in Oslo, Norway, being staged in conjunction with...
nns-again-gets-osha-recognition-for-work-site-safety
May 22, 2015
NNS again gets OSHA recognition for work site safety
MAY 22, 2015 — Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) reports that the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has recertified the company's Newport News Shipbuilding division as a Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star...
hong-kong-to-implement-new-low-sulfur
May 22, 2015
Hong Kong to implement new low sulfur fuel regulation
MAY 22, 2015 — Lloyd's Register has issued a Statutory Alert on a new Hong Kong regulation applicable to all shipowners, operators and managers The Hong Kong Marine Department is implementing a new low-sulfur regulation for ocean-going vessels...
theriot-joins-conrad-industries-management-team
May 21, 2015
Theriot joins Conrad Industries' management team
MAY 21, 2015—Long-time Bollinger Shipyards executive Scott J. Theriot has joined Conrad Industries, Inc., Morgan City, LA, as its Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. “We are excited to have Scott join our executive team,”...
migrant-rescues-ships-advised-to-have-security-teams-on-board
May 21, 2015
Migrant crisis: Ships said to need on board security teams
MAY 21, 2015 — As the Mediterranean migrant crisis mounts, the Chief Security Officer of an Estonian-based maritime security firm is saying that only those commercial ships operating with security personnel onboard should assist in rescuing...