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October 07, 2015
Aker Philly cuts steel for two more Kinder Morgan tankers
OCTOBER 7, 2015 — Aker Philadelphia Shipyard, Inc. today began production activities today on the third and fourth 50,000 dwt product tankers in a four vessel order for American Petroleum Tankers (APT), a Kinder Morgan Inc. subsidiary. The two...
October 07, 2015
The Coast Guard to suspend search for survivors
OCTOBER 7, 2015—The U.S. Coast Guard has told family members of the crew of the lost cargo ship El Faro that it will suspend the search for survivors at 7 PM ET. The 790 ft containership is believed to have sunk en route from Jacksonville, FL,...
October 07, 2015
All American delivers new ferry for King County
OCTOBER 7, 2015—King County’s newest vessel, the M/V Doc Maynard, started service on the Vashon route on September 29 sailing from Pier 50.  The ferry replaced her sister ship, the M/V Sally Fox, which is being removed from service for...
October 07, 2015
Schottel strengthens management team
OCTOBER 7, 2015—Propulsion and steering specialist Schottel Group announced Dr. Christian Strahberger will take over as the Managing Director of SCHOTTEL GmbH in 2016. Strahberger, 42, is an industry expert with extensive experience in ship...
October 07, 2015
Malaysia to get new high-speed ferry
OCTOBER 7, 2015—Australia’s Incat Crowther has been commissioned to design a 90-foot aluminum catamaran passenger transport ferry to be operated by Cataferry Sdn Bhd in Malaysia. Propulsion for high-speed ferry will be supplied by two...
October 07, 2015
Three more indicted in car carrier price fixing conspiracy
OCTOBER 7, 2015 —Three former ocean freight executives have been indicted for participating in a long-running price-fixing conspiracy. The three – Yoshiyuki Aoki, Masahiro Kato and Shunichi Kusunose – have been charged with allocating...
October 07, 2015
FMC Commissioner Doyle's statement on El Faro disappearance
OCTOBER 7, 2015—Federal Maritime Commission Commissioner William P. Doyle, a former mariner himself, issued the following statement this morning on the disappearance of the Tote Maritime ship El Faro in Hurricane Joaquin on October 1. The ship...
October 07, 2015
Sulfur in Danish air halved since ship fuel limits imposed
OCTOBER 7, 2015 —The amount of hazardous sulfur in the air above Denmark has been reduced by more than half since the introduction in the new year of international regulations requiring ships sailing in the North and Baltic seas to use low...
October 06, 2015
Report projects OSV demand will grow 75% by end of 2020
OCTOBER 6, 2015—A new report from Mordor Intelligence projects that the offshore support vessel market will grow from $39.4 billion in 2014 to $69.34 billion by the end of 2020 at a Compound Annual Rate Rate (CAGR) of 9.88 percent. That’s...
October 06, 2015
NTSB launches go team to investigate El Faro loss
OCTOBER 6, 2015 —The National Transportation Safety Board is launching a go-team to Jacksonville, Fla., to begin an investigation into the loss of the TOTE Maritime U.S.-flag cargo ship El Faro, which was last heard from on October...